We develop drought tolerant bluegrass turf designed for Kelowna and Vernon climates. Grown with less water and less fertilizer , we grow the most environmentally sound grass in the Okanagan. Developed over 25 years our seed blend is perfect for big traffic areas and has been tested to survive long winters.
Characteristics: Cool-season grass – dark green color and dense, beautiful appearance, medium leaf texture with excellent leaf uniformity. Forms a strong sod via rhizomes.
Recommended Usage: Widely adapted basic lawn grass of the cool, humid, semi-arid and temperate regions – recommended for residential and commercial lawns. Also, widely used on sports fields and play areas, parks, cemeteries, commercial lawns and roadsides.
- Designed for the Okanagan climate
- Great sod density
- Disease resistant sod
- Shade tolerant
- Proven genetics
- Wear resistant
Wolverine Turf Farm is located in Lumby, BC, and is operated by Dave Riches.
We proudly continue to grow & supply the same top quality sod & service to homeowners, golf courses, & Okanagan landscape contractors for residential and commercial projects.
There are many turf companies in the Okanagan, and not all of them deliver the similar grass.If you look at the root ball of some sod it will be very thin, that is because some turf farms choose to cut as little of the soil with the grass as possible. This saves them having to add more soil to their fields but it greatly reduces the quality of the sod you get. A thin root ball means the rolls of grass will dry out very quickly and it also contains far less nutrients than a thick root ball. This means your sod will get a rough start, possibly dying out from drought or dying out from lack of nutrients. At Wolverine we guarantee our turf to be golf course quality and to have the thickest rootball available.
This assures our customers that their sod will have a healthy start which will result in the finest lawns possible.
THE BEST TIME TO INSTALL YOUR NEW LAWN
Spring, early summer or fall is the best time to lay your new lawn in Kelowna or Vernon. Grass likes cooler temperatures when it is trying to get established so conditions at the beginning and end of summer are perfect for sod to get started.
WE INSTALL OUR SOD ALL SEASON LONG.
All our turf comes on pallets and we will put the turf wherever is required
Water Needs: Moderate – apply 0.5 to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 5 to 7 days to encourage a deep healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.
Mowing & Thatching: Optimum mowing height 1 1/2 – 2 inches for a high quality lawn. Mow regularly with a sharp rotary or reel mower, allowing clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Kentucky bluegrass may develop some thatch at higher nitrogen levels. Prime time to dethatch is in early fall.
Soil & Fertilization Needs: Performs best in fertile, non-acid reacting soil with good drainage. Fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. Apply 2.5 to 4 lbs. actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per year for higher requiring nitrogen varieties also apply fertilizer at 0.5 to I lb. nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. every 4-6 weeks. During summer, fertilizer rates should be reduced by 50%. Water thoroughly after fertilization.
Disease, Weed & Insect Control: New varieties have improved resistance to diseases such as leafspot, stripe smut, powdery mildew, dollar spot, Typhula blight, summer patch and rusts. If broadleaf weeds need to be controlled with herbicide, the turf should be well established and in vigorous condition. Practically all insects that damage lawns can be controlled biologically or with insecticides.