Taking the time to choose the perfect flowers and shrubs for a landscape is definitely something we look forward to in the Spring, however, we wouldn’t have the ideal garden results we hoped for if it wasn’t for the soil, we surrounded our plants with.
Soil provides a base for the roots of the plants to hold on to as they grow, and it provides them with the water and nutrients they need to be as healthy as they can be. That is why here at Anna’s we wanted to make sure we supplied you with high-quality products that will set up your garden for success.
There are two brands that we stand behind here at Anna's, so let's get to know them a little more...
The Fafard brand story is one of family history, heart and passion…with roots dating back to the 1930s, Conrad Fafard originally founded QUÉBEC PEAT MOSS, with the purchase of their first peat bog in Saint-Bonaventure, Québec.
In its early days, the Quebec company focused primarily on the production of peat moss and black earth. in the 1970s, Fafard created their first soil mixes to satisfy the needs of horticultural professionals - eventually broadening their line to compost production as well.
Fast forward to 2022, the company opened up a research laboratory and experimental greenhouse to analyze and measure product performance and bolster quality. For the Fafard family, the best way to ensure the long-term growth of the brand was to eventually be acquired by Scotts Miracle-Gro in 2014.
Here at Anna’s, we offer many of Fafards offerings including the following garden soil varieties:
Fafard 3/1 Trees & Shrubs Planting Mix: specially designed for growing trees, shrubs and evergreens in-ground. This sphagnum peat moss based soil mix is enriched with compost, bark and slow-release fertilizer for exceptional results.
Fafard 3/1 Vegetable Garden Planting Mix Organic: specially designed for growing vegetables and herbs in-ground. This sphagnum peat moss-based soil mix is enriched with compost and natural fertilizer for exceptional results.
Fafard Agro Mix Soil Mix For Seedlings & Sprouts Organic: specially designed for seed starting and cuttings. It is also ideal for growing young vegetable microgreens. This sphagnum peat moss based soil is enriched with coconut husk fibre and natural fertilizer for exceptional results.
Fafard Garden Soil: specially designed to establish a new vegetable garden or flower bed. This all-purpose soil is enriched with compost that promotes the natural plant growth.
Fafard Urban Garden Container Mix Organic: specially designed for growing vegetables and herbs in outdoor containers. This sphagnum peat moss based soil mix is enriched with coconut husk fibre, compost and natural fertilizer for exceptional results
Fafard Veranda Container Mix Organic: specially designed for growing annuals and perennials in outdoor containers. This sphagnum peat moss-based soil mix is enriched with coconut husk fibre, compost and slow-release fertilizer for exceptional results.
We also stand behind Lambert Peat Moss is a Canadian Company based out of Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, that has been specializing in soil and compost since 1928. Taking great pride in evaluating their various peat bogs and identifying the best quality of peat that is required by each market segment, horticulture, agriculture, environment and leisure – their peats are evaluated by the colour and particle of the peat.
Here at Anna's one of our Lambert staple offerings is:
Lambert Organic Potting Mix Soil: versatile for indoor and outdoor uses such as containers and hanging baskets. Its adjusted pH associated with coarse perlite promotes aeration, drainage, and the assimilation of essential nutrients for optimal plant growth.
We can't wait to see what your soil helps nurture this year! Be sure to tag us in your garden photos on Facebook and Instagram.