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WHEN ARE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER? According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of the Sirius, the Dog Star and its position in the heavens. Old-timers believed that rainfall on the dog days […]
You can see our install team at the opposite end of the tent, about half finished the job.
Grass traps millions of tons of dust,smoke and dirt released annually into the atmosphere helping to keep the air cleaner. Just one acre of grass can absorb hundreds of pounds of fossil-fuel created sulfur dioxide in a single year. A turf area 50′ X 50′ produces enough oxygen to meet the everyday needs of a […]
Natural grass surfaces reduce temperature extremes by absorbing the sun’s heat during the day and releasing it slowly in the evening, thus moderating temperature! Natural grasses cool temperatures appreciably, thus working as exterior ‘air conditioners’! Turf cools itself and it’s surroundings by the evapo-transpiration process. Each grass blade acts as an evaporative cooler. Consider the […]
Have a Wonderful LONG WEEKEND! The sunflower’s name comes from its tendency to re position itself to face the sun. It’s genus, Helianthus, is rooted in two Greek words — “helios” meaning sun and “anthos” meaning flower. The sunflower’s yellow color symbolizes vitality, intelligence, and happiness. The color yellow also traditionally symbolizes friendship. […]
Harvesting BIG rolls… then waiting to be picked up!
July 25, 2018 approximately 2 inches of rain in the field!
Sod being delivered to a roof top garden! Photos by Manny Marques, Zander Sod
Claus Zander doing some pulling in with the rake and Keith Power driving by on the Big Roll Installer!
HARVESTING AND LOADING #1 KENTUCKY BLUE Zander Sod’s Number 1 Kentucky Bluegrass is the most popular choice for residential and commercial lawns, sports fields and parks. We custom blend top performing cultivars, producing a turf which is specifically suited to our climatic zone with excellent temperature and drought tolerance as well as high resistance to […]