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Willowlee is your one-stop resource for keeping your lawn beautiful and enjoying your outdoor living space! We help you pick the best type of sod for your needs; how to fertilize, seed and water to maintain a healthy, lush lawn year after year. MORE THAN JUST A SUPPLIER FARM, WE'RE ALWAYS GLAD TO HELP.

BENEFITS OF TURFGRASS

FOR NEW LAWNS

SOD TYPES

3-D Kentucky Bluegrass Blend
• Darker – less fertilizing
• Denser – Out-competes weeds for quicker Spring green-up
• Dwarfer – Less vertical growth = less mowing
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RTF Water Saver Sod
• Deep rooting accesses more water, reducing irrigation by up to 25%
• Great fit for shaded areas
• Self repairing
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MEASURING AND ORDERING SOD

Measuring for Turfgrass SodTo calculate your actual total lawn area follow the steps below
and do a sketch with the length, width, and any unusual features noted.

Step 1: Determine total square feet/meters of your property.

Step 2: Determine total square feet/meters of your non-lawn areas not covered by grass
(e.g. house, flower garden, driveway, patio etc.)

Step 3: From the total square feet/meters, subtract the total non-lawn area to determine the area that requires turfgrass.
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SOD INSTALLATION

Step 1: Prepare soil
Loosen the top 6 to 8 inches of soil with a rototiller. Spread 2” of finished compost (this may be available for free if your town has a municipal compost center). Add 2” to 3 “of sand to claylike soil to improve drainage. Till in amendments. Then, based on the results from your soil test, use a spreader to lay down the appropriate starter fertilizer, and then lime if needed.

Step 2: Level the surface
Use an iron rake to knock down any high spots and fill in low spots so the soil is level and 1” below the grade of any paved surface, such as a walkway or driveway.

Step 3: Lay the first row
Find the longest straight edge in your yard, such as a fence line. Unroll the first roll of sod along it. Keep off the sod while you are installing it, and rake out any footprints as you go. Smooth out loose areas or wrinkles, patting down the sod so it’s flat against the soil underneath it, with no air pockets.

Step 4: Lay subsequent rows
After laying the first row, use the knife to cut off half of the next piece so you can stagger the short seams, as you would in laying bricks. Again, make sure to butt sections of sod snugly against each other without overlapping them.

Step 5: Water, water, water!
Water the installed lawn thoroughly, which also helps settle the soil. Try to keep foot traffic off the sod for a week. Water every day, preferably in the morning: During the heat of the day, you lose a lot of water to evaporation. And if you water at night, the sod goes to bed wet, which can encourage fungal disease. After the first week, cut back watering to every other day, tapering off to just twice a week by the third week. Then like any lawn, give it an inch of water a week, more during hot summer months.

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MAINTAIN YOUR LAWNS

GRASS SEED
Our custom seed blends will provide you with options to grow grass in any situation. Here at Willowlee we offer an extensive variety of grass seed to meet your lawn requirements. Ask us what type of blend would work best for you!

FERTILIZER BLENDS
Our custom fertilizer blends and application programs are designed to provide your lawn with all of its nutrient requirements. Our Turf Experts can help you start a new lawn with seed or sod; or improve, repair and maintain your existing lawn.

DIY GUIDES

OVERSEEDING

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FERTILIZING

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WATERING SCHEDULE

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Willowlee Sod Farms is Green Certified!

We strive to be the best possible stewards of the environment. This is why Willowlee Sod Farms achieved Green Certification as a proud member of the Ontario Sod Growers.

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We recognize the potential threats to the environment around us and create action plans to minimize risk. The skills we learned in this process are used throughout our organization and our company is stronger for it. This audit-based system ensures that we maintain high standards of: WATER CONSERVATION • WATER SOURCE PROTECTION • SOIL CONSERVATION • APPROVED NUTRIENT APPLICATION • PROVINCIAL MINISTRY GUIDELINES

TWCA

TWCAFounded in 2010 by four direct competitors in the turfgrass industry, the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance is a non-profit trade association committed to water conservation.

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We believe that by improving the plant materials available we can reduce the water needs of the managed environment while preserving the vital ecological services provided by greenspaces. Our science based approach to conservation relies on the 3rd party peer review of objective data to qualify only those turfgrasses that demonstrate a statistically significant water saving potential over conventional varieties of the same species. By testing with research collaborators in thirteen locations across North America, the TWCA is eliminating confounding factors such as soil type, heat, and pest management from the results. With more than 100 members world-wide representing the green collar industry, government agencies, and academia, the TWCA continues to grow and continues to emphasize the importance of a balanced, scientifically based approach to conservation and the managed environment. For more information: http://www.tgwca.org/

Fertilizer Blends

Our custom fertilizer blends and specialized application programs are designed to provide your lawn with all of its nutrient requirements. Our Turf Experts can help you start a new lawn with seed or sod; or improve, repair and maintain your existing lawn.

Hydro-seeding

Hydroseeding is a planting process in which a slurry containing seed, hydroseeding mulch, fertilizer and a tackifier (bonding agent) is sprayed onto the ground. The slurry is transported in a truck-mounted tank to the job site and sprayed over prepared ground in a uniform layer. It promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion. It is also a very effective alternative to sod and offers a significant cost savings as well as many other benefits.
SEE MORE ON OUR HYDROMULCHES PAGE.

Our Turf Experts are your one-stop resource
for all of your green ground cover solutions.

OUR REPUTATION

We are open 6 days a week in season, with all products in stock in our warehouse for convenient fresh farm sod pick up or delivery.
Contact us today at (613) 966-0338 or drop by the Farm to discuss your needs and how we can help!