Lawn

Seed

There are many different grass seed blends and it is important to choose the right one. You should look at what climate you live in, frequency of drought, and access to irrigation water, the type of soil in your area and the amount of shade or sun in your yard. Looking at all of these factors will help you determine the best seed to use in your yard to achieve the best lawn.

You can find information on the best grass seed for your lawn here – Manderley Tuff Products Inc.

Fertilizer

Why is fertilizer an important resource in creating and maintaining a thick, lush and healthy lawn? Fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which are primary macronutrients your lawn need to flourish. These macronutrients generally are not made available in the quantity that is required through natural soil processes. Nitrogen is important for vigorous growth and the lush green color homeowners are looking for in their lawn. Phosphorus will stimulate early root growth and promote early plant vigor. Potassium aids in the process of photosynthesis in plants and regulates many physiological processes; like more efficient use of nitrogen by the plant.

We stock several fertilizers that are appropriate for establishing and maintaining sod. These include phosphorus for under sod and slow release for summer maintenance. Our fertilizers come in a variety sizes to suit the size of your lawn.

We also carry a fertilizer that is designed to maximize the health of your evergreens.

You can find information on the best fertilizer grade to use for your lawn here – https://www.manderley.com/lawn-garden-products/fertilizer/

Compost

Composting – nature’s way of recycling decomposed organic material into a rich soil. Compost has many uses, amending sandy and clay soils by providing organic matter to your soil, improves moisture retention, reduces soil erosion, feeds beneficial organisms, helps soil hold nutrients and allows plants to grow more vigorously. There are a few different types of composting: Backyard Composting, Worm Composting and Grasscycling. Compost can actually be used to prevent soil erosion on newly planted seed areas too and recently shows more potential than Hydromulch. We have provided a few links to websites that are sure to give you more information on uses of compost, how to tell when it is ready to use and also what you could put into your compost.

http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=B1200

http://www.millergroup.ca/PDF/Erosion%20factsheet1.pdf

http://www.buildingsoil.org/tools/erosion_control.pdf

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/fundamentals/index.htm

Sod

Be sure to do your research on how to care for your new sod. This link will give you great information on prep, installation and care instructions for your sod.

http://www.manderley.com/lawn_garden-products/sod/

Once on page scroll down to resources on the right hand side and click on Install and Maintenance Guide

We stock several fertilizers that are appropriate for establishing and maintaining sod. These include phosphorus for under sod and slow release for summer maintenance. Our fertilizers come in a variety sizes to suit the size of your lawn.

  • Delivered weekly from Manderley Sod
  • 90% Bluegrass, 10% Ryegrass
  • Please Allow 5 to 7 days for delivery
  • One pallet contains 70 pieces at 10 ft.2 per roll (700 ft.2 on a pallet)
  • Minimum 700 ft.2 for delivery
    (there will be a $50.00 drop charge for orders less than 1400 ft.2 – minimum 1 pallet)
  • $0.46/ft.2 – 1400 – 5,000 ft.2  
  • $0..48/ft.2 – 700 – 1399 ft.
  • $10.00 Drop Charge
  • $15.00/pallet – refundable deposit
  • For orders greater than 5,000 ft.2 _ call our office for pricing
  • We can provide you with instructions for proper preparation, installation and care of the sod.

Soil Amendments

4″ to 6″ of topsoil is adequate for lawn areas, however, newly constructed flower beds, shrub beds, and garden areas should be amended by adding 4″ to 8″ of compost or a garden soil mix.

Improve soil by adding organic matter for:

  • Easier weeding
  • Aeration
  • Fertility
  • Water Retention

Examples

Hard Soils – are depleted of organic matter. To loosen them, add 2″ to 3″ of compost or peat moss annually.

Sandy Soils – add compost for fertility and aeration, add peat moss mix for water retention.

Clays Soils – add compost for fertility, add composted bark mix to loosen and for aeration.

Bulk Soil Products

  • Screened Topsoil/loam $225/ 10 cubic yard load delivered in Grande Prairie
  • Fill/ $210.00/ 10 cubic yard load delivered in Grande Prairie
  • Fill $20.00 per cubic yard
  • Peat Moss $40 per cubic yard
  • Compost $60 per cubic yard
  • Pine Bark $60 per cubic yard
  • 3 Way Mix (Compost, Peat, Topsoil) $60 per cubic yard

For delivery there is a $100.00 charge in town.

We produce our own compost by blending, aerating and aging recycled yard waste, such as:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Pine Bark

We have the compost tested to ensure the quality of our product before we release it to our customers, ensuring that you are getting the best organic matter for your soil.

Organic matter in soil is essential for soil structure, the following lists some of these benefits:

  • Increased nutrient levels
  • Improved cation exchange capacity
  • Better plant survival and growth
  • Reduction in soil compaction
  • Improved soil water-holding capacity
  • Increased microbial activity
  • Improved root growth
  • Reduction in plant deaths
  • Improved plant quality
  • Moisture conservation

The following applications list some of the uses for compost:

  • Plant beds establishment
  • Soil amendment
  • Container planting
  • Turf topdressing
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Mulching
  • Topsoil manufacturing

Gardeners love our 3-way compost mix that we mix on site and deliver. It is a mix of compost, peat and topsoil (no sand).  Its perfect for shrub beds and planters.

  • Minimum delivery order of 3 yards.