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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Tips for your best lawn ever this summer

Creating a great outdoor space doesn’t mean having to spend a ton of time and energy on upkeep. There are a few activities such as overseeding, mowing, and fertilizing that will help to keep your lawn happy and looking great so you can make the most out of your green spaces. Regular maintenance throughout the growing season will ensure you achieve great results without having to spend all your outdoor time on looking after your

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Is my lawn full of weeds? What you need to know about grass seed-heads

During late spring to early summer, Kentucky Bluegrass lawns may begin going to seed. You may be thinking that your lawn is being inundated with weeds but, in fact, these are just seed-heads, a natural occurrence for about a month in the lifecycle of your Kentucky Bluegrass lawn. Grass going to seed is a natural process and is actually a good sign the plant is healthy and growing well. If you’re concerned about the state

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MANDERLEY TURF PRODUCTS IS ONCE AGAIN RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2020 – Manderley Turf Products was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2020 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating investment in talent and technology, innovation in a competitive environment, and an increased focus on global competition. Now in its 27th year, Canada’s Best Managed

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Introducing our trusted Less Water Certified Partners!

We’re pleased to be announcing our new Less Water Certified Program and our partners for the coming year! The purpose of the Less Water Certified program is to promote the installation of more environmentally friendly lawns in our communities, using seeds and plant materials that are scientifically backed to reduce water consumption and overall maintenance requirements. The following companies are being recognized as inaugural partners in the Manderley Less Water Certified program:

  • BURNCO
  • Bark Mulch
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  • Lawn Care Tips for Canadian Winters

    Canadian winters can be unpredictable to say the least and may expose your lawn to some harsh conditions during the cold weather months. But you don’t have to let the time and money you spend each summer maintaining your lawn go to waste because of tough winter weather. There are things you can do during the cold and snowy months to help ensure you enjoy a healthy green bed of grass once spring returns. Here

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    Less Water – all the benefits, but with a lessened footprint

    With drought and water-related issues on the rise, there has been a growing call for measures to reduce waste and negative impacts on our ecosystems. Outdoor water waste use during hot summers has been a particular area of focus for environmentalists, with the grass lawn identified as the major culprit. This scapegoating of grass lawns has led to the increase in synthetic ground covers and even municipalities paying residents to remove their lawns altogether. The

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    How are natural grass lawns benefiting our environment?

    Natural grass has long played an important role in creating greener communities. There are environmental and personal benefits hiding in your landscape that a natural grass lawn can provide to you. Here are just 10 of the amazing ways an all-natural lawn is the right choice for you, so you can be sure you’re always getting the most out of your property, without compromising quality:

  • Natural grass lawns filter rainwater and runoff for cleaner ground
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  • A few ways topsoil can help your lawn

    The list of uses for topsoil is long, it’s a versatile product that works great for general landscaping projects, and particularly, lawn care. It’s no secret that lawns require a bit of seasonal maintenance to keep them healthy and beautiful. With the right products, your lawn maintenance doesn’t have to take up a ton of your time, and topsoil is a great product to help you get the job done in less time! Manderley’s professional

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    Play, unplugged, with Manderley and Come Alive Outside!

    At Manderley, we know that lawns provide a safe space to play to promote healthy levels of activity, which is why we’re happy to be partnering once again with Come Alive Outside for their Green Street Challenge! The Green Street Challenge is designed to give communities the opportunity to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play through the creation of temporary parks in communities across North America using natural grass The event is put on

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