Mineral Sod

Lach Sod Farms supplies a high quality Kentucky Bluegrass sod, grown on mineral soil base (present in Winnipeg and surrounding areas).  We do not offer peat based sod.

We grow a blend of a minimum of 4 different varieties of Bluegrass to improve adaptability and allow the sod to flourish. The varieties are selected for:

  • A quick spring green-up
  • A lush dark green summer colour
  • A soft, thick grass
  • An extended dark green fall colour
  • Good resistance to diseases
  • Ability to adjust easily to various soil types

Sod can be purchased in 10 foot square rolls or 1.1 square yard piece. Please contact us to place your order.

Mineral base vs Peat base

“Sod is sod” is what’s often said when we ask customers if they know the difference between mineral and peat sod. Well, actually not all sod is the same. Seed variety in Manitoba is more often than not Kentucky Bluegrass, but the ground in which the seed is grown on is what makes the difference. The two varieties available on the market are mineral & peat (in Manitoba).

Mineral 

  • Retains moisture very well
  • Pet & kid friendly
  • Low susceptibility to pests/diseases
  • High tolerance level to drought & neglect
  • Meant for medium-high traffic areas (durable)

Peat

  • Easier to achieve dark green colour
  • Pillow feel when walking on it
  • Light to handle & lay
  • Meant for low-medium traffic areas

What sod is better for you is simply down to preference. Talk to friends & family who have sodded before and ask what their experience was, talk to experts, better yet, come visit our farm and see for yourself, and make sure the decision is right for you. After all, the sod you lay can make or break your property!

So don’t forget, when inquiring into sod, ask if it’s peat or mineral.

WARNING: If mineral sod is laid on peat soil and vice versa, you get what’s called a perched water table, which won’t allow the water to properly drain after heavy rains. This is key to successfully sodding, and if done incorrectly could cause issues.

Fun Fact: The City Of Winnipeg only uses & allows mineral sod for their projects!

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call us! We love discussing sod!

 
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Lach Sod Farms

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