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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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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Making the Right Sod Purchasing Decision

When landscaping with an aim of attaining a beautiful and vibrant lawn, it’s important to consider the right type of sod. A good, healthy sod behaves very much like a strong foundation on which to build your dream yard. At Manderley Turf Products, we offer three durable, reliable, and beautiful varieties of sod products that are sure to make your lawn more luscious and full than ever. Manderley Premium Sod (Eastern Canada-only) Carefully and meticulously grown

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 Only YOU Can Save Water – Here’s How!

  It’s no surprise that lawns require a good drink every so often, and many of us soak our grass without even considering wastage. Caring for your grass doesn’t have to be wasteful, but you have to manage your inputs right. Thankfully, there are environmentally friendly ways of maintaining a lush, beautiful lawn while prioritizing water conservation: Grow Healthy Roots Deeper and stronger roots are more efficient at finding water and nutrients, and doing everything

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How to Fertilize Responsibly

Whether you’re installing a brand-new lawn, overseeding or simply trying to keep your existing lawn looking it’s best – fertilizer can help you get the results you desire, fast! But if you choose to fertilize, it’s important to do it right! Where to start? Understanding the different nutrient needs your lawn has at different times of the year and at different stages of its life-cycle will help you pick the appropriate fertilizer for your requirements

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Growing grass in the shade Who doesn’t love reading a book or lounging under a tree, while firmly seated on a comfy patch of green grass? And who doesn’t have their own patch of brown dirt somewhere, where they just can’t get any grass to grow? Fight back!

  • Choose the right seed Fine fescue grass seed is a species that performs well in low-light areas. Select a grass mix such as Manderley PRO Grade
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Sweltering Hot!

Now that spring is behind us and your lawn is green, healthy and ready for summer, your next challenge is to keep it that way as the mercury rises. Under the burning sun of July and August, your lawn will consume more water and nutrients. If you start to notice a brownish hue, especially in high­use areas, your lawn may either not be getting enough water, or your soil may suffer from a nutrient deficiency.

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When is the right time to use compost?

Using compost is ALWAYS a good idea! Adding compost to your vegetable garden, potted plants or flower beds is beneficial in a variety of ways. It contains essential plant nutrients, improves soil quality and increases water retention within the soil. Compost amends soils bringing pH levels into an ideal range for plant growth – between 5.5 and 7.0 (not too acidic, not too alkaline). Compost also helps to release nutrients into your growing areas by

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