Premium Sod Blend
A blend of 5 Elite Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars and will match the sod grown at Young Sod Farms. Kentucky Bluegrass is lush, thick, dark green grass that is good in full to partial sun and handles traffic very well. Kentucky Bluegrass seed may take up to 21 days to germinate.
Victoria Park Blend
A blend that consists of 60% Kentucky Bluegrass, 30% Creeping Red Fescue & 10% Golf Quality (GQ) Creeping Perennial Ryegrass with Endophytes. Young Sod Farms most popular variety and will produce a dark, lush, thick, green lawn. Works well in full sun to partial sun. Kentucky Bluegrass may take up to 21 days to germinate. Creeping Red Fescue up to 14 days and Perennial Ryegrass will take 7-10 days to germinate.
A blend that consists of 10% Kentucky Bluegrass, 50% Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Chewings Fescue & 30% Golf Quality (GQ) Creeping Perennial Ryegrass with Endophytes. Shade mix does well in shady areas but still requires 3 – 4 hours of sunlight each day to grow effectively, less than that the lawn will thin out. Shade mix will also grow in 100% sunlight. Fescue blends have finer blades of grass and lighter in colour. They are lower in maintenance and produce a drought and wear tolerant turf. Bluegrass may take up to 21 days to germinate, Fescue up to 14 days and Perennial Ryegrass between 7-10 days.
This seed blend is best suited for over seeding in the spring to provide quick cover. It is recommended to overseed with Kentucky Bluegrass and 80% Golf Quality (GQ) Creeping Perennial Ryegrass with Endophytes.
RTF Turf Saver
This seed is 100% Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, the most advanced tall fescue blend on the market. Once established, it forms an extensive deep root system and produces a dense durable lawn. It is great for sun or shaded areas and saves 30% water over comparable cool season turf grasses.
* All of our Ryegrass is Golf Quality (GQ) Creeping Perennial Ryegrass with Endophytes help control chinch bugs and sod webworms.
For new lawns:
1. Clear the site of all debris, buried stumps, rocks and stones. Anything larger than 2 inches (4-5 centimentres) in diametre should be removed.
2. Till the area and the grade. Grade should slope slightly away from buildings.
3. Ensure that you have a minimum of 10 cm (4″) of good top soil. A soil test can determine requirements for lime, fertilizer or organic matter. normally working in a generous amount of peat moss, composted manure and adding lime and plant food according to package directions will suffice.
4. Prepare the seed bed by raking and rolling lightly until you have a fine, smooth surface.
5. Buy enough grass seed to cover the area of your lawn in accordance with seeding rate for new lawns shown on the grass seed package. Divide your seed into equal parts and apply evenly in two directions eg. east to west and north to south. Rake lightly again or roll to ensure good soil contact.
6. Water lightly and keep the area moist by frequent light watering until grass plants are established.
7. Keep all traffic off newly seeded areas. Depending on what varieties are used in your seed mixture some may germinate in about a week while others may not germinate until about 3 weeks after seeding.
For established lawns:
1. To thicken and generally improve established lawns cut the grass as short as possible and rake thoroughly with heavy garden rake and remove any loose debris.
2. A light top dressing of good garden soil will improve results. Cultivate any bare or badly worn spots.
3. Apply seed at new lawn rate on bare spots. Seed grassy areas at half the new lawn rate.
4. Sprinkle regularly and keep moist until seed germinates.