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[Walmart] Walmart: Top Soil for $1

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[Walmart] Walmart: Top Soil for $1

I was at the Heartland Walmart Supercentre today and saw that they were selling 20L bags of top soil for $1 a bag. They got the stock in on Tuesday. I thought there were lots of stock, but the garden guy didn't think they would last past the weekend. I bought 20 bags and I'll be using them this weekend for sure.
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Was going to buy the same bags also. Rona has 25L bags of dirt for a $1 also till 12 noon I believe Sat Sun. 12 bag max
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this weekend 25L for $0.69 at reno depot
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Riddick wrote:
May 15th, 2010 2:55 am
I was at the Heartland Walmart Supercentre today and saw that they were selling 20L bags of top soil for $1 a bag. They got the stock in on Tuesday. I thought there were lots of stock, but the garden guy didn't think they would last past the weekend. I bought 20 bags and I'll be using them this weekend for sure.
I think is $1 all the time
but some Walmart Superstore have it for $0.97 and on sale is $0.92
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Was going to buy the same bags also. Rona has 25L bags of dirt for a $1 also till 12 noon I believe Sat Sun. 12 bag max
The Flyer does not say until noon
http://flyers.rona.ca/Flyers/MJ0/C1/neutral/MJ0_C1.pdf
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Great deal if you need less than a yard. If you need more than a yard get it delivered by a landscaping Co. 1 yard is around 70 and 2 yards is about 80 or some such silliness. The cost is in the delivery not the dirt.(If you don't know what a yard is you probably don't need more than a yard)
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For quick reference, 1 cubic yard is approx. 1 cubic meter, which is 1000L. Hence, 1 yard is roughly 50 bags.
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May 15th, 2010 4:06 am
Great deal if you need less than a yard. If you need more than a yard get it delivered by a landscaping Co. 1 yard is around 70 and 2 yards is about 80 or some such silliness. The cost is in the delivery not the dirt.(If you don't know what a yard is you probably don't need more than a yard)
A yard is a cubic yard, I believe, a bit smaller than a cubic meter. And if you do the math, you need just over 38 bags of a 20L bag to be equivalent to a "yard" of delivered soil. So, say about $40 for a cubic yard if you buy 40 bags.

In years past, I have ordered loose top soil (triple-mix) for $80 delivered, and they dump it on your front driveway if you'd like. Quality may vary, but for what I got from a fairly large garden supply shop, I was not very happy with the triple-mix that I received.

This year, I chose to buy the 20L bagged top soil from Walmart. In my opinion, it is a better quality than the loose stuff delivered to my driveway, and I found that it was way easier to carry the bags around, compared to the alternative of shovelling the loose top-soil into a wheel barrow and emptying them at the desired location in my yard.

For me, bags, is the way to go...cheaper (half the price), more versatile and easier to move around, and the quality is (again, my humble opinion) much better than the loose stuff that gets dumped on my driveway. Sure, 40 bags took up a bit of space in my minivan, but I could probably have fit in 60 bags with some effort. Only took 5 minutes to load up, and 5 minutes to empty onto my driveway.

And it just amazes me why people order those big yellow cubic yard packages of top soil from Ontario Sod for $140. Is it more convenient? I would say no...you still have to shovel the stuff out and into a wheel barrow to transport the stuff around...I would much prefer to stack up the 20L bags on my driveway, and carry whatever I need (they are not that heavy) to wherever I need and then pour out as much as I need.

So, for a yard of soil for my lawn/garden, here's how I compared them:

40 bags of 20L - $40
loose top soil delivered to driveway - $80
big yellow bag from Ontario Sod - $140
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Keigotw wrote:
May 15th, 2010 4:02 am
The Flyer does not say until noon
http://flyers.rona.ca/Flyers/MJ0/C1/neutral/MJ0_C1.pdf
So, the 25L bags at Rona are 99 cents but there is a 10% discount on everything in the store before noon according to the flyer im looking at, so it should be just under 90 cents a bag.

Not as great as the deal for folks in Quebec, but still a good deal.
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LL 10.00 10x25L bags
CT 0.99 20L
Wal 1.00 for 20L
Low 2.28 for 30L
Sob 10.00

Which one has filler, which one has black earth ?
Difficult to select, if they all had the same price.
Does anyone know the quality of these soils for lawn use ?
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bizee-bee wrote:
May 15th, 2010 4:52 am
A yard is a cubic yard, I believe, a bit smaller than a cubic meter. And if you do the math, you need just over 38 bags of a 20L bag to be equivalent to a "yard" of delivered soil. So, say about $40 for a cubic yard if you buy 40 bags.....

...And it just amazes me why people order those big yellow cubic yard packages of top soil from Ontario Sod for $140. Is it more convenient? I would say no...you still have to shovel the stuff out and into a wheel barrow to transport the stuff around...I would much prefer to stack up the 20L bags on my driveway, and carry whatever I need (they are not that heavy) to wherever I need and then pour out as much as I need.

So, for a yard of soil for my lawn/garden, here's how I compared them:

40 bags of 20L - $40
loose top soil delivered to driveway - $80
big yellow bag from Ontario Sod - $140
Thanks for this comparison for Soil. I struggled with this same question over the years. I have been dissapointed with quality of the bulk delivery product.

What about Mulch? Trying to compare cost of bagged vs bulk.

Costco sells 2 cubic feet bags of black mulch at $3.99.... I think bulk is $ 120 delivered for a yard (in a sq bag)?
How many cubic feet are in a yard?
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Just back from Rona. Limit 12 bags per person. Total comes to $12.08 tax in. There was a short line up to pick up the soil and another line up to pay.
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I just got back from Rona myself. The Mavis/Britannia store I was at did not have a limit and everyone was grabbing 20+ bags. I grabbed some more myself as it is a better deal than the original Walmart post (especially with the additional 10% off this morning).
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Bought 130 bags at Rona Gloucester this morning. It's surprisingly good quality (I've used 20 bags so far, and only found 2 small 1-inch sticks.) Much better quality than walmart, and the bags are recyclable.
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