Grass Seed

You don’t want coated seed.

Clover and alfalfa, two common legumes benefit from inoculants. Grasses do NOT benefit.

You may have read about ‘coated seed’ from other brands. Our seed is not coated, and here’s why:

Inoculants, also referred to as “coating”, can be beneficial. Strains of naturally-occurring soil bacterial that improve nitrogen availability to a plant as it grow. However, more and more of these “coatings” are simply corn starch or talc.

Read the tag. Bags of seed have tags with information about the content of the bag. It specifies the amount of “inert” contents, contents which is not seed in the bag. Some companies have gotten around this by calling it “coating material”. It should be no more than 2%. If the bag of seed states it has 50% inert material, it’s telling you that half of that heavy bag isn’t seed, meaning you’ll have to buy twice as many bags to get the seed density you need.

Early Morning at Natura

Starting new opening hours!

I’m here, bright and early this morning, getting ready for a busy end to a strange week.

With snow on Wednesday, and highs of 17°, what can possibly be expected this season?

You can expect Natura to have the materials you need for your garden and landscaping projects, that’s what!


April 17th 2021 Update

We’re still open.

Landscaping services are listed as a permitted service. Garden centres are permitted to be open for: in-person retail; one person permitted in our store at a time, please. We’re now open between 7am and 4pm; curbside pick-up, loading; and delivery.

The new restrictions will put extra demands on our business. Please be patient as we may be slow getting back to you.