With the recent spread of COVID-19, British Columbians and Albertans have been encouraged to continue social distancing and discouraged from gatherings of any size. However, this gives us an opportunity to spend time outside and prepare our lawns and gardens to enjoy in the upcoming months. After months of lying dormant during the winter months, […]
The Okanagan has semi-arid climate which makes for cold winters and hot dry, summers. Some areas experience extreme temperatures. For sod to survive and thrive in the Okanagan it must be hardy or drought tolerant. with so many sod varieties available, how do you choose the appropriate sod for your needs?
Here at Western Turf Farms, we believe that a move towards more environmentally-friendly sod is the right way to go. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ll be the first to grow and harvest 50 acres of the first-ever certified drought-tolerant sod in British Columbia. What makes our sod drought-tolerant? The sod blend is […]
Research to Help Golf Course Turf Survive and Thrive Even without novice players mucking up the course with poorly aimed swings right into the turf, cold temperatures and soggy weather can significantly damage grass turf – and with winter right around the corner, landscapers and maintenance experts are bracing for it. For golf courses, this […]
Installing Bentgrass Sod on Golf Courses Golf courses and driving ranges often distinguish themselves by the spectacular aesthetic of their surroundings, particularly in beautiful British Columbia. But golf courses get a lot of foot traffic; while we’re all focused on the ball, the grass on the tee deck will get punishment from the best of […]
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 […]