Professional or DIY Sod Installation? Which method is right for you? At Western Turf Farms we believe that any homeowner can Do-It-Yourself install a new sod lawn and do it well. As a turfgrass company that’s been in the business of growing high-quality sod products for more than 50 years, we’ve seen our fair share […]
Looking to install a new sod lawn? You’ve come to the right place! Unlike seeding, sodding allows homeowners to achieve beautiful established lawns quickly, at any time during the growing season – as long as the ground isn’t frozen or covered with snow! But before you lay your first roll of day fresh sod, it’s […]
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 […]
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. […]
From Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver where the Vancouver Canadians play ball in front of thousands of fans to the City of Kamloops’ 8 sports fields and beyond, we’re suppliers for sports field sod in use all over BC and Alberta. We can tell you that the sod you see on your installed grass lawn […]
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.