Greely Sand & Gravel

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1971 Old Prescott Road Ottawa ON K4P 1L3
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dhbellis18 in Barrie
dhbellis18 in Barrie
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
2/10

Organic Topdressing Soil Full of Weeds

I'm very unhappy with the quality of the Topdressing Soil which, to be fair, Greely S & G says "isn't guaranteed weed free". You can say that again. We topdressed our backyard with about 4 of the 6 yards delivered and the balance went to a bit in the front and some to the neighbours. We all have a crabgrass and weed infestation like we've never seen before. I've found 2 kinds of crabgrass and about 3 other kinds of weeds which crowd out any grass. After hand pulling most of the weeds, my backyard is more dirt than it is lawn. That's not an exaggeration. So now I have to wait until fall to plant seed and locate some good, composted soil. Never, ever, ever again. I don't understand how this company is on the Homestars list with all the negative reviews.

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Our Topdressing Soil is certified organic, which means we are not allowed to spray chemicals to eradicate the weed seeds. Furthermore, this has been extremely dry and hot season. Growth of grass seed slows during the sweltering heat of summer; however, some weeds make the most of this heat and sun because they have a different type of respiration, and function better when temperatures are between 85 to 117 degrees. Some of these warm-season weeds are Bermuda grass, crabgrass, foxtail, goosegrass, purslane and prostrate spurge. We understand your complaint, but we can not control Mother Nature.