Sod reduces soil erosion.

Your lawn and its root system will work to “hold” soil in place, so that the soil stays where it’s needed and dirt in water passing through will keep from running off into the drainage system or more unwanted places, like your basement or pooling in your yard.

Sod cleans our water.

Lawns and their underlying root systems and thatch act as one of the best filters for water to pass through. Water moves through the grass and reaches the municipal systems or bodies of water clearer and cleaner. That’s good for all of us.

Healthy sod builds healthy soil.

Healthy grass coverage builds up the health of the topsoil through the decay of grass clippings and its root system. Providing oxygen, better access to water and organics for the inhabitants, like earthworms and microbes because the soil around a healthy grass root system will hold more nutrients and moisture.

Sod cleans our air.

Grass catches many airborne pollutants like carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and smog, largely with the action of the wind and rain- making the air we all breathe a little cleaner today and for generations to come.

Sod produces more oxygen than trees.

It’s not a well-known fact that a grass lawn produces oxygen for our environment at a far greater rate than the same area of trees. One acre of trees with full canopy coverage produces enough oxygen for between 8 and 18 people. The same acre in just grass cover produces enough for 70 people!

Manderley Achieves 94% in NSGA Green Certification Audit

Manderley Turf Products achieves 94% in its audit as a Green Certified operation by the Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario (NSGA). The audit was performed by Validus, a third party firm. The goal is of the audit is for the sod grower to achieve certification or identify non-conformances to be corrected in order to obtain certification. The NSGA Green Certification program ensures that companies meet the desired expectations of consumers to protect natural resources,

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How To Guide

Your lawn won’t take care of itself. Like any plant, turfgrass requires stable conditions in order to thrive. With just a little attention, you and your family can enjoy a lush and beautiful lawn – we’re here to help you do it! Installing Your Lawn Soil preparation prior to installation is essential in promoting a healthy and beautiful lawn. Avoid future headaches by taking the extra time to ensure that your soil is in the

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

You may be surprised to hear that fall, in many ways, is actually the ideal time to install your new lawn. Sod takes quicker in cooler temperatures. These conditions will maintain relatively constant moisture levels in the soil that will facilitate root zone development. That means less work for you and less room for error. Freshly cut sod will also last longer in cooler temperatures; however we recommend that you lay your sod immediately upon

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Green Tips

How to Save Water and Save Money Water is a finite and expensive resource. And wasting it makes no sense for you or the environment. A good portion of our summer water usage  – as much as two thirds according to major sources – is used to make up for what Mother Nature doesn’t provide in the lawn and garden. But now Manderley is doing something about it with its innovative Less Water Sod and

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long will freshly cut sod keep before installation? Fresh sod is a highly perishable product: the warmer the outside temperature, the less time you have to leave sod idle. During the hottest months of the year, you may have as little as 2 to 4 hours before the core temperature of the sod and the outside temperature combine to cause heat damage. For this reason, we recommend that you install immediately after you receive

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