Picnic on the Bridge – Manderley supports Canada’s 150th year celebrations!

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin of Gatineau enjoyed a picnic on the Alexandra Bridge today to announce a new joint initiative for Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. On July 2, 2017, the iconic steel truss structure that spans the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec will be transformed into a grassy haven for a Canadian first – the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge. For the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge, the Alexandra Bridge will

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Why You Should Choose Natural Grass Instead of Artificial Turf

If you followed the controversy about the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted right here in Canada, you know that artificial turf came under considerable criticism from players, fans, and commentators. You’ve probably heard that artificial turf (also known as synthetic grass) is no substitute for natural grass, but do you know the reasons why? Whether you are a homeowner looking to install a new lawn or you are looking for the best solution for

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Adopt-a-Highway clean up

In late September Manderley Turf employees participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program and cleaned a section of Highway 15 in Edmonton, Alberta. The Adopt-a-Highway program was established as a public service program for environmentally conscious volunteers to enhance the local litter collection activities by cleaning up litter on highways – it is a way for groups and individuals to contribute to a more beautiful and clean provincial highway system. Great job team!   

10 Surprising Facts About Turfgrass

Do you know these surprising facts about turfgrass and sod in Canada?

  • Where can you expect to find turf grass? Residential lawns, commercial lawns, golf courses, sports fields, parks, cemeteries, roadsides, and, of course, sod farms.
  • Did you know that there are more than 10,000 types of grass? In addition to lush green turfgrass, rice, wheat, corn, bamboo, and sugar cane are all varieties of grass as well.
  • You might assume that a blade of
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  • ‘Depave Project’ gives kids a green space to play!

    Manderley was recently involved in a great community project by donating sod to 2000 days Pre-kindergarten in Calgary. The ‘Depave Project’ was designed to depave their outdoor area creating green space and resulting in a  ‘backyard paradise’ for children to explore and learn from.   Working closely with Green Calgary and with the help of a number of generous volunteers and project sponsors, 2000 days was able to turn a predominantly concrete yard into a

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    FOUR steps to a lawn your neighbours will envy!

    With Fall just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning ahead for next Spring. Performing four simple maintenance activities over the coming weeks can go a LONG WAY to helping you to have the best lawn on the block in 2016! Aeration and topdressing will help you reduce thatch and increase oxygen and water penetration in your soil as well as promote beneficial microorganism activity.  Adding seed, will help thicken your lawn and

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    Overseeding Your Lawn

    Late Summer to Early Autumn is the perfect time to overseed your lawn. As the weather starts to cool topdress and overseed for a greener, thicker lawn in 2016. Our Less Water Grass Seed, contains a special blend of premium quality, TWCA drought qualified grass seed, that requires as much as 50% less water than conventional grass seed blends; which means less watering and less work – saving you time and money. To overseed or repair your

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    Have Your Best Garden Ever in 2016

    It’s no secret that a great garden starts with great soil. Soil is a source of nutrients, air and water essential to the establishment of healthy root systems in plants; but its supply is not infinite. A neglected soil is far less likely to yield the results you are looking for in your perfect garden. Over time your soil can become nutrient deficient, compacted or thin which can make it difficult to grow and lead

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    7 Compelling Benefits of a Healthy Lawn

    Before you give up on the dream of a lush and vibrant green lawn in favour of a wild garden or grassless landscaping, consider the following ten compelling benefits that come with a gorgeous green lawn.  With top quality farm-fresh sod from Manderley, homeowners and greenscape professionals alike can enjoy the following environmental, financial, and aesthetic benefits of investing in a healthy lawn: Adds Value to Your Home According to The Lawn Institute, a well-kept

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