Garden Center Feature: Bark Mulch Depot

Bark Mulch Depot, try saying that ten times fast! Bark Mulch Depot is a landscape supply and service company and a Less Water Certified Installer of Manderley’s drought tolerant Less Water Sod in Calgary and the surrounding areas. For over 18 years, their emphasis has been on offering quality products and services for both residential and commercial properties in their community. Bark Mulch Depot is true to its name, focusing on supplying natural and recycled

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What you need to know about fall fertilizer

Nutrient management is critical to the long-term health and vitality of any lawn. While many lawns, especially those using drought tolerant grasses, may get by on the water and sunlight provided by Mother Nature alone, even healthy soils will develop nutrient deficiencies over time. Fertilizing in the fall is an important step that is often overlooked, but critical to a lawn’s winter resilience and spring performance. However, it’s important to apply the right type of

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Green Up! takes on a new meaning with Bullfrog Power

Manderley wants to help grow greener communities. This includes not only producing products that are better for the environment, like our Less Water Seed, but also by reducing our environmental footprint. Manderley is a proud partner of Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider. Bullfrog offers a way for individuals and organizations, like Manderley, across Canada to choose 100% green energy for their homes and businesses. Here’s how it works. Bullfrog Power ensures that for

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Feature Landscaper: Scott’s Sod Sales and Installation

If you live in the Calgary area, you may already be familiar with Scott’s Sod Sales and Installation. With 12 years in business, they have earned numerous accolades including the Consumer Choice Award for Best Sod Provider in Southern Alberta, as well as 3 Gold Awards for Best Landscaper in the Reader’s Choice Awards. Scott, owner of Scott’s Sod, treats every lawn as if it were his own, and even attends every installation personally. This level

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Your Guide to Lawn Seeding

Manderley provides premium quality seed and a professional spreading rate, recommended by sod farmers, to help you establish the best lawn possible – but maybe you’re wondering what actually goes into planning the seeding process. We’re here to help with today’s guide to lawn seeding! What Type of Seed Is Best for Your Needs? High-Traffic Areas The best choice for high-use areas is a seed mix with a high percentage of Kentucky Bluegrass. Kentucky Bluegrass

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4 lawncare mishaps to avoid this summer

Your lawn can be resilient, strong, and full of life – but that doesn’t mean it’s outright invincible. Like any living thing, your grass has limits to how much stress and damage it can handle. To ensure you have thriving landscape this summer, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help keep your lawn happy. Your lawn will thank you! Keep your lawn at a healthy length If you mow your lawn too short, you’re

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Worried about your new sod during this heat wave? We’re here to help.

This summer has certainly brought with it some hot and dry conditions. Since all grass needs water to ensure good health and vibrancy, a lack of natural precipitation means that your lawn will require more watering than usual – especially when establishing a new lawn. Here are some tips to help ensure your sod is getting the water it needs to establish and thrive in its new home:

  • On warm days, start watering your
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5 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Water Consumption This Summer

Regardless of whether you’re trying to stave off a drought or simply want to cut down on those bills, conserving water should be a top priority when it comes to summer lawn care! There are many ways to cleverly and efficiently lower your water consumption this summer, and we’ve come up with four key methods that we find work the best. Let’s look at them now: Consider How Much Water Your Lawn Needs It’s by

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What is lawn dormancy?

Summer  brings with it hot and dry conditions, and you’ve probably seen some straw-like, brown lawns around your neighborhoods. You may be thinking that these lawns are dead but, in fact, they are in a state of dormancy, kind of like hibernation. Summer dormancy is your lawn’s response to  the stress caused by a lack of water and essential nutrients. Grass shuts down and turns brown in order to conserve these vital resources critical to

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Summer is in full swing, and it’s a scorcher!

It’s no secret that summer 2018 has been a hot one. Having gotten very little rain in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec this summer, we have had our fair share of challenges with dry conditions at our Tayside farm. Why are dry conditions a challenge at the farm? Our Less Water sod is true to its name. Because the roots are more developed in our mature crops, meaning that they have driven deep into the

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