5 Reasons to Buy Organic Sod Going with organic sod is a good way for BC and homeowners to counteract some of the natural deficiencies of a soil that can take a beating just from the natural climate. Meanwhile, further into the BC interior and Alberta, amid semi-arid pockets, synthetic chemicals can upset an already […]
How To Keep Your Vancouver Lawn Safe from the Chafer Beetle Noticed some unwanted guests in your neighbourhood? Lurking just a few inches beneath your Vancouver lawn there might be a menace squirming in your topsoil, chewing through your root system of your turf and grass. From New Westminster to Burnaby, Richmond and the western […]
How to Winterize Your Grass Sod Lawn You bought grass sod for your lawn because you were tired of the lackluster, inconsistent results you were getting from seeding. Western Turf Farms delivery trucks arrived at your place, your trusted landscaper laid down the rolls of grass and in just days, it was already looking lush, […]
Drought Resistant Low Water Sod, Water Sustainability and Your Water Bill This month, we introduce our new Low Water Sod, our most environmentally-friendly commercial grass sod product that requires the least amount of watering. It’s what our customers have been demanding; our Canadian summers are getting warmer – and just a short trip away from […]
5 Tips to Get the Right Landscaper for Your Grass Lawn It’s not too much to ask that your landscaper refrain from grinding donuts into your front lawn while riding a lawn mower (See the video below. Yes, people do that). Then again, it doesn’t take much bad behavior to ruin new grass turf. Proper installation […]
Using Grass to Create a Green Fire Break Around Your Home Thousands of BC residents around Kelowna, BC are heading home this week after a big scare with some out-of-control wildfires. It looks like they’re safe, this time. Wildfires are no stranger to BC and Alberta; in the last 10 years, we’ve had 2,500 of […]
Benefits of Grass Turf Lawns vs. Rock Gardens and Artificial Grass Your neighbour’s lush green grass lawn has a long pedigree. Grass turf lawns have been a feature of Canadian and American homes since the earliest colonies laid down roots in an otherwise wild landscape. Back then, rock gardens were effectively an oxymoron and artificial […]
Irrigation Systems: Watering Your Sod Lawn the Smart Way Getting your grass turf from Western Turf Farms Ltd. already put you ahead when it comes to maintenance. While seeded lawns can take up to 2 years of watering and weeding to show well, your new grass lawn can look its best in just two weeks. […]
Installing a Turf Lawn vs. Seeding Grass. What You Need to Know
When new customers approach our turf farm for a quote and questions about service, they’re often coming from a position of experience: they’ve previously opted to seed a lawn and are unhappy with their results.
Our homeowner customers want a lush, green lawn that gives their property curb-appeal. Commercial building owners also don’t want to take a chance that a seeded lawn turns patchy, potentially turning a landmark, architecturally-impressive multi-million dollar property into an eyesore.
When deciding to use an installed grass turf or use seed, we find one of the biggest considerations is time: having a lush, green lawn in just 2 weeks instead of two months or more is a big deciding factor for most people, as many of our customers and landscaping partners can attest. Lawns that use our turf can also be used for light recreation virtually from the start – while seeded lawns that are still growing out months later can still have “Keep off the grass” signs featuring prominently.
How We Grow Grass on Our Turf Farms Growing high-quality grass on our 500 acres of turf farms is a big operation. Even some of our longtime residential and commercial customers don’t necessarily know what goes into it: some might think it’s a simple matter of harvesting what nature gives us. The truth is that […]