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Win a Spring Lawn Restore and Booster Package

Homeowners! It’s almost time to begin spring lawn maintenance – are you prepared? With spring just around the corner, it’s time to shake off the winter ‘blahs’ and start looking ahead to growing things and green spaces! Set the stage for a fantastic 2016 by promoting one of your property’s most valuable assets – the […]

January 29th, 2016|Blog, Contest|

Feb 12-14: Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo 2016, Abbotsford

Come by our booth and we’ll gladly answer all your questions. If you’re ready for a new lawn, ask us about our show specials and enter our contest to win a Spring Lawn Booster pack valued at $225. Doors Open: Friday 1pm-9pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm Admission $7, Students and Seniors $5. More info http://www.exposureeventsltd.com/fraser-valley-abbotsford-tradex/

January 27th, 2016|Blog|

Feb 17-21: BC Home and Garden Show 2016, Vancouver

Come and see us at the BC Home and Garden Show in Vancouver which is happening from Feb. 17 to 21 at BC Place Stadium. If you’re planning to get a new lawn, want to improve the look of your current lawn or simply want some advice, we’re there to answer all your questions. Of course we’ll have […]

January 27th, 2016|Blog|

Jan 29-31: Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo 2016, Chilliwack

Come by our booth at the Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo 2016, Chilliwack Heritage Park and we’ll gladly answer all your questions. If you’re planning a new lawn or have a lawn improvement project on your to do list, ask us about our show specials and enter our contest to win a Spring Lawn Booster pack valued at $225. Doors […]

January 27th, 2016|Blog|

Watering Ban Lifted by BC Municipalities

Watering Ban Lifted by BC Municipalities After the heavy rainfall of recent days, Abbotsford and Mission are the first BC Lower Mainland municipalities to lift the watering ban. We expect to see more municipalities to follow suit soon. This is very good news for the many businesses that are in construction, horticulture, agriculture and related industries who have seen […]

September 5th, 2015|Blog, Home Lawn Care, Installing Grass Turf|

Sep 9-10 CanWest Horticulture Expo

CanWest Horticulture Expo The CanWest Hort Show 2015 is held at Tradex, Abbotsford on September 9 & 10. It is Western Canada’s largest horticulture expo, and a great place to meet some of the 250 exhibitors and horticultural experts and learn all you want to know Visit our booth to get free advice on seeding or sodding a […]

August 25th, 2015|Blog|

Watering Your Lawn in a Drought Isn’t All Bad. A Look at the Science

Watering lawns in a drought - bc turf farms Photo Credit: Phil Roeder

Watering Your Lawn in a Drought Isn’t All Bad

There’s a drought in British Columbia and you’ve no doubt heard about the municipal regulations banning watering your lawn. ‘Water shaming’ is now a thing, with neighbours informing on each other for putting out the sprinkler for a few minutes to try to salvage their grass. That’s just common sense, right? No rain means we’ve got to save all the water we can for higher priorities. Except, in this case, common sense isn’t right – and the science around grass lawns points to a more balanced approach to watering.

In a CBC interview this week, Alan White of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association points out that giving your lawn just an inch of water a week is enough for it to survive through a dry time like this. Indeed, a well-maintained lawn can go up to 21 days without watering. At a time of drought, it’s certainly not necessary to maintain a lush green lawn that could double for a golf course – but letting it die off can actually make our dry, hot conditions even worse. […]