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In a time when people are increasingly mindful of the environment, and economic considerations are more important than ever, the materials we use for landscaping are becoming more and more important. One choice that’s gaining popularity for being both environmentally friendly and easy on the budget is to go for locally grown and sourced sod. It’s not just a win for the environment; it’s a boost for the local economy as well.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

Transportation of goods over long distances contributes significantly to carbon emissions. Choosing locally grown sod drastically reduces the carbon footprint associated with its delivery. When you purchase sod grown nearby, not only is your sod fresher, it doesn’t have to travel thousands of miles to reach your property. This reduction in transportation emissions helps combat climate change and ensures cleaner air for our community.

Promoting Biodiversity

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Local sod doesn’t just make your lawn beautiful; it also does wonders for our local wildlife. The native grasses and plants that come with locally sourced sod, like the Kentucky Bluegrasses blended with Fescue we supply at Lavington Turf Farm, become essential homes and food sources for neighborhood critters, like birds and insects. So, when you choose local sod, you’re helping to protect the natural balance of our local ecosystems.

Water Conservation

Locally grown sod is typically well-suited to our region’s climate and soil conditions. This means it requires less water to thrive compared to sod varieties from distant locales. Less water usage translates to lower utility bills for homeowners and reduces the strain on local water resources, which is especially crucial in areas with water drought issues. Typically, to maintain your sod in the Okanagan region, you’d only need to give it about 1 inch of water each week. This approach encourages your grass to develop deep roots, which helps it withstand dry spells. Be sure to check with your local turf farm for their recommended watering guidelines.

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Supporting Local Economy

Local sod is more than just grass; it’s a source of livelihood for many. Every local sod farm creates jobs, from the hardworking farmers and cultivators to the dedicated delivery drivers. The money you spend stays within the region, benefiting everyone, from farmers to retailers.

Enhanced Durability

Locally grown sod is more likely to thrive in your specific climate and soil conditions. It’s acclimated to the local weather patterns, which means it has a higher chance of flourishing once installed. This can reduce the need for costly replacements, yard maintenance, and repairs, ultimately saving you money.

Local Expertise

Behind every successful garden is a knowledgeable gardener, and behind every lush lawn of local sod is a local sod farmer. These experts possess in-depth knowledge of our region’s specific needs, ensuring that you receive not only quality sod but also tailored advice and guidance. Having your local sod farmer in your backyard allows you to have access to them if and when any problems may arise with your lawn.

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Opting for locally grown and sourced sod isn’t just a choice; it’s a commitment to a greener and more prosperous future. This sustainable practice reduces our carbon footprint, nurtures biodiversity, and conserves water, all while strengthening our local community through job creation and economic growth. 

We are excited to serve as your reliable supplier of local sod in both the Okanagan area and neighboring regions. Here at Lavington Turf, our focus extends beyond providing high-quality, locally-cultivated sod. We are committed to promoting sustainability and contributing to the growth of the community.

Whether you live in the Okanagan, Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, or any of the surrounding areas within our proud service range – which includes Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Kootenays, Caribou, and all the way to the USA Border – you can count on us to meet your needs!

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