Spring will soon be here, which means that people will be exploring ways to ensure that they have greener and more healthy lawns.
While a new season will soon kick in, there is something even more special that’s going on that will no doubt attract the attention of consumers this spring.
You see, Musquodoboit Valley Quality Sod (MVQS) has just unveiled a new “green organic” sod, which marks a new era in the landscape industry – a green revolution.
“Times have changed dramatically in the landscape industry,” says Ryan Streatch, Sales and Marketing Director of MVQS. “One thing is now certain: everyone is working to protect the environment. This is why we have launched a new sod that’s more green-friendly. We are working diligently as leaders to play our part in order to make a positive impact on the environment.”
MVQS is the first in Nova Scotia, and their sister company, New Brunswick Quality Turf (NBQT) is the first in New Brunswick to now offer RTF (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue), a green-friendly sod.
“RTF is an advanced generation of turf-type tall fescue which produces rhizomes,” says Streatch. “A rhizome is an underground stem that penetrates laterally through the soil to spread the plant. Rhizomes send shoots up to the soil surface while extending new roots downward, forming a new plant.”
RTF is similar to Kentucky bluegrass, a sod that most consumers are familiar with; however RTF is far better for surviving transitional zone climates.
There are many natural benefits with RTF, according to Streatch.
“RTF is tops when in comes to pest resistance with a natural protectant from insects, disease and drought tolerance — all-but eliminating the need for pesticides when it comes to pests,” he says.
“So with rhizomes unlike typical tall-fesuce, RTF is self-repairing turf that quickly fills in damaged areas, and has a high level of traffic tolerance,” he says. “As well, it grows perfectly in the sun or shade and has excellent colour and density.”
Other green features of RTF sod link to its deep mesh root system that not only helps prevent weed up-root, but taps and stores water and nutrients from deeper underground resovoir thus reducing need to irrigate lawns by 25 percent…a real water saver!
While a province-wide pesticide ban was proposed this winter by the Nova Scotia government, many certainly weighed in on the debate of pesticides.
Streatch contends that a new reality has now set in and protecting the environment and the health of others is now paramount. In fact, Streatch would not have it any other way – he’s a man on a mission, that’s for sure.
“MVQS is stepping up and leading by example,” says Streatch. “We are now encouraging consumers and business owners to join the green revolution and make a different for our environment.”
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