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Garden Care Tips from Metro Experts

Metro gardens

Grow the perfect garden complete with flowers, vegetable plants,
perennials and more.

Soil types

Choose the right type of soil for the garden you want.

POTTING & CONTAINERS
organic potting soil
  • Rich blend of black earth and peat moss as well as an organic fertilizer.
  • Gives your plants the additional nutrients required to produce strong, healthy plants.
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APPROVED FOR USE
IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION

VEGETABLE GARDEN
Cattle manure
  • The composting process of the manure has eliminate detrimental organisms & odours.
  • Ideal for growing healthy vegetables and beautiful gardens.
  • Ideal for transplanting trees and shrubs.
Sheep manure
  • The composting process of the manure has eliminate detrimental organisms & odours.
  • Ideal for growing healthy vegetables and beautiful gardens.
  • Ideal for transplanting trees and shrubs.
FLOWER GARDEN
Garden soil
  • Blend of leaf and yard compost and sedge peat.
  • Designed for all purpose usage in vegetable and flower gardens, top dressing established lawns or transplanting trees, shrubs and hedges.
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MIX 1 PART GARDEN SOIL
WITH 4 PARTS EXISTING SOIL

3-way mix
  • Blend of sedge peat, compost and manure.
  • It is excellent for adding organic matter to existing soils when planting trees, shrubs and flowers.
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MIX 1 PART 3-WAY MIX
WITH 4 PARTS EXISTING SOIL

TREES AND SHRUBS
Compost plus
  • Improves water filtration and root penetration in clay soils.
  • Assists in holding moisture and nutrients so they will not leach.
  • Improves winter survival when hilled up around rosebushes in the fall.
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MIX 1 PART COMPOST PLUS
WITH 3 PARTS EXISTING SOIL

LAWN
Black earth
  • Blend of black earth and leaf and yard compost.
  • Designed for all purpose usage in vegetable and flower gardens, top dressing established lawns or transplanting trees, shrubs and hedges.
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MIX 1 PART GARDEN SOIL
WITH 4 PARTS EXISTING SOIL

Black earth top soil
  • Adds organic matter and helps to retain moisture and nutrients.
  • Ideal for general gardening use and top dressing lawns.
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MIX 1 PART BLACK EARTH TOP
SOIL WITH 3 PARTS EXISTING SOIL

Fresh herb pairings

Match the right herbs with the right vegetables, fish or meat to make your most amazing meals.

Basilic

PRODUCE PAIRINGS

Bell Peppers, Eggplant Tomatoes, Zucchini

PROTEIN PAIRINGS

Chicken, Beef, Fish, Tofu

MEAL PAIRINGS

Pestos, Tomato Sauces, Soups, Stews, Stir Fries, Curries

Cilantro

PRODUCE PAIRINGS

Avocado, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers

PROTEIN PAIRINGS

Chicken, Fish, Shellfish, Lamb, Lentils, Tofu

MEAL PAIRINGS

Salsas, Guacamole, Chutneys, Soups, Curries, Salads

Dill

PRODUCE PAIRINGS

Cabbage, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Green Beans, Tomatoes

PROTEIN PAIRINGS

Fish, Shellfish

MEAL PAIRINGS

Omelets, Yogurt Dishes, Potato Salad, Sauces, Salad Dressings

Oregano

PRODUCE PAIRINGS

Artichokes, Bell Peppers, Eggplants, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Zucchini

PROTEIN PAIRINGS

Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Fish

MEAL PAIRINGS

Tomato Sauces, Pizzas, Salad Dressings

Rosemary

PRODUCE PAIRINGS

Mushrooms, Peas, Tomatoes, Potatoes

PROTEIN PAIRINGS

Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Fish

MEAL PAIRINGS

Focaccia Bread, Tomato Sauces, Pizza, Soups, Stews, Roasted Veggies

Seafood Compost

Use one of the best organic fertilizers for your garden.

Seafood compost

Greenhouse Gold Seafood Compost is a compost that is made by composting softwood barks with lobster and crab shell residue. Using seafood compost as a soil conditioner or amendment and incorporating into your growing beds each year will improve the overall health of your soil environment. Greenhouse Gold seafood compost is a rich, dark, natural soil amendment that can be used on new lawns, existing lawns, vegetable gardens and tree & shrub beds. Seafood compost contains chitin and calcium to help your plant grow.

  • Adds organic matter to your soil.
  • Improves soil structure.
  • Improves water holding capacity of your soil.
  • Adds nutrients to your growing beds.
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APPROVED FOR USE
IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Plant and soil