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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. […]

Introducing Our New Website

Introducing Our New Website Well, you’re here, so now you know. We have a new website. We set out to provide you with better and more helpful information that is better organized. We hope you enjoy the new content and mobile friendly design. But more importantly, we’d love to hear from you how we can […]

August 7th, 2015|Blog|

OCT 22-25 Vancouver Home + Design Show

Vancouver Home+Design Show – October 22-25 Get inspired by all the cool home and design ideas here and visit our booth. While you’re roaming the show, visit our booth to get free advice on seeding or sodding a new lawn, and how to help your lawn recover from our hot summer. If you’re looking to replace your lawn, ask us […]

July 24th, 2015|Blog|

Seeding vs. Sodding: Getting Away from Pesticides

Seeding vs. Sodding: Getting Away from Pesticides I was traveling in Ontario this month and noticed something different from back west: all of the big public parks, lawns and boulevards looked green, well-maintained and beautiful. “But there’s a drought in BC!” you say? Well, Ontario isn’t getting any rain, either. Besides, when I was recently […]

July 15th, 2015|Blog, Grass Turf Residential, Home Lawn Care|

Buy Drought Resistant Low Water Sod. Be Eco Friendly and Don’t Get Hosed by Fines

Be Eco Friendly with Drought Resistant and Low Water Sod It could be a hot, dry summer – and putting our low-water sod on your home lawn can help you weather a perfect storm of climate change and government regulation. Are you ready for the new water restrictions in your area that have come into […]

June 30th, 2015|Blog, Grass Turf Residential, Municipal Turf|