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 production, removal of carbon from the atmosphere, reducing the heat island effect, preventing erosion and filtering rain water.
With our line of Less Water products, we’re committed to continue helping people create beautiful and functional greenspaces, but with an ever increasing focus on sustainability! Manderley Less Water Sod and Grass Seed, a first of their kind in Canada, are qualified drought tolerant and can help to reduce water consumption by as much as half compared with conventional Kentucky Bluegrass lawns.
How can the drought tolerant grasses help grow greener communities?
Here are 6 key benefits to consider!
1 – Water Conservation: A qualified drought tolerant lawn requires as much as 50% less water to grow year after year and resists drought up to 6 weeks longer than conventional lawns.
2 – Cooler Cities: A grass surface can be 10°F-14°F cooler than concrete. Choosing grass can noticeably reduce the urban heat island effect and lower energy costs during summer months.
3 – Fresher Air: A Grass lawns help to sequester carbon, cleaning the air we breathe.
4 – Cleaner Water: Grass lawns filter rain water and runoff for cleaner ground water
5 – Oxygen: The average lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of 4.
6 – Saving Energy: An average lawn provides the cooling effect equal to 10 tonnes of air conditioning, which reduces the energy required to cool a building during the summer months.
Check out our video of why to choose sod!
Find out more about our line of Less Water line of sod and grass seed here!