A Turf Farm for the Professional Okanagan Landscaper
With over 16 years experience David Riches leads up production on Wolverine’s Lumby location. From 1987-1990 Dave worked with Ken Clement of Clement Turf Farms. Ken continues to advise Wolverine and provides an excellent wealth of knowledge to our operation. David’s ingenuity drives him to push the envelope and develop new and innovative methods of farming and seed development. Through the years he has been responsible for building some of his own machinery in order to increase the quality and efficiency of the turf farm.
After 14 years of turf farming, David took the opportunity to work for a construction company where he oversaw the landscaping and lawn maintenance of new housing developments. He became quickly frustrated with the quality and consistency of the turf product his landscapers were receiving and learned firsthand the difficulties of relying on the farm for delivery. Suddenly he found himself thinking of farming again and how he could improve things for the landscaping contractors.
Now David is bringing his experience both in farming and landscaping and putting them to use in the founding of Wolverine Turf Farms.
Wolverine growing area is 300 acres. Currently 100 acres of top quality sod is in cultivation which can be delivered from Kelowna throughout the Okanagan. Serving Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and the entire Okanagan.
Wolverine’s employees are experienced and knowledgeable and committed to providing our customers with the products and information necessary for a successful lawn.
When you call the experts at Wovlerine, you can rest assured we’ll deliver the best turfgrass in the Okanagan. We take great pride in helping you create a lush, green lawn for years to come.
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Turf is a source of pleasure for us as we live our lives, play with the kids, wrestle with the dog, go for a walk through the park or play sport.
It also has environmental benefits – reducing carbon dioxide, acting as an air conditioner and reducing soil erosion.
Turf absorbs carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil. It has a greater ability to do this than trees, meaning it can also produce oxygen more efficiently.
Studies have shown that grass continues to store carbon even at high levels of carbon dioxide – unlike trees, that ‘shut down’ when overloaded.
Every day 15m squared of lawn provides all the oxygen needed by one person for that day.
Lawns help filter rainwater into the soil, preventing erosion and runoff of potential contaminants into water sources.
Turf is the most cost-effective method for controlling wind and water erosion. turf promotes high populations of microorganisms in the thatch layer and topsoil, which act to break down impurities and filter the water before it enters the water table.