From Seed to Sod: 5 Things You Should Know

Have you ever wondered how that lush, green, Manderley turf came to be? We asked our experts and got the full story on how we get from seed to sod.

  • Preparation
  • First thing’s first, you have to start off on the right foot. Soil conditions play a key role in the success of the grass growth. The pros refer to it as “soil tilth”. Tilth is the soil’s physical condition, particularly in terms of the

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    How to Keep Your Summer Water Bill in Check

    With the rising heat of summer too comes the rise of water bills across the country. Nobody wants to pay more for the usage of such an integral resource, but unfortunately we depend on it more throughout the summer to keep our properties looking lush and vibrant. However, there are workarounds that will help to reduce your water wastage and keep your budget balanced, without sacrificing the health of your greenspace:   Mow Your Lawn

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    Green Up with Manderley Less Water!

    At Manderley, our goal is to grow greener communities. Urban greenspaces provide important public health benefits including the promotion of an active lifestyle, stress reduction and community creation, to name a few. The role of grass areas in our communities has long been an important one, though in recent years much has been made of the wastefulness of maintaining a “perfect” lawn. This view often neglects many of the positive attributes of grasses including oxygen

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    Top 5 social benefits of green spaces!

    Dreaming of warmer weather? So are we! The warmer weather puts everyone in a better mood! Here’s our list of 5 great benefits of green spaces to help combat the winter blues and get you thinking about Spring! 5. Stress Reduction: Time spent in green spaces have been seen to enable individuals to think more clearly and cope more effectively with life stresses. 4. Mood boosting: Yard work and gardening contribute to active, healthy living

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    It’s time to start thinking about next year’s lawn!

    As we enter the cooler fall months the time is right to start thinking about lawn maintenance. Whether you’re looking to replace your existing lawn with new sod, repair the damage your lawn may have endured from a hot summer with lots of wear and tear or simply to prepare your property for winter, the early fall months present a great opportunity to get the best out of your hard work and see lasting results!

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    Get your best garden in 2017 by starting 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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    How Hot is Artificial Turf?

    Hot enough to melt your shoes, that’s how hot! In some cases, hotter then concrete! The heat wave hitting Ontario this summer has highlighted just how hot artificial turf can really get. A recent article by the CBC in Toronto shared the story of a local soccer camp who noticed that the soles of their shoes were melting due to the temperature of the field. Not to mention, that no one wanted to drink water

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    A Beautiful Lawn on a Busy Schedule

    Life sure can be busy! After a long week of work, who really wants to spend a beautiful weekend doing chores – least of all lawn maintenance! Don’t fret! Here are some simple tips that can help you spend less time sweating and more time enjoying your beautiful lawn! Choose a size that’s right for you! Many people still prefer to fill much of their outdoor space with a grass lawn. After all, a well-maintained

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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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    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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