Shellview Sod Farms cultivates and delivers a high quality sod that is 80% Kentucky Bluegrass and 20% Creeping Red Fescue. There are many varieties that make up these percentages that are adapted for life in Canada with shade tolerance, optimal colour and good resistance to drought and winter kill. Our sod is grown for two full years on a loam soil prior to cutting to ensure good root development.
Small Roll Sod
Rolls are 24 inches wide by 60 inches long. Each small roll equals 10 square feet or 0.929 square metres. Small roll sod is shipped on pallets that can be made of any size to suit a customers needs, the typical pallet consists of 70 rolls or 700 square feet. Rolls typically weigh about 30 lbs but can be quite a bit heavier if wet.
Below are two short videos of our two harvesters cutting sod in the field.
Big Roll Sod
Big roll is the same concept as the commonly used small rolls except the rolls are 4 feet wide and up to 100 feet long. Big roll is a must when dealing with large developments such as golf courses, parks, soccer pitches, ball diamonds and large residential and commercial areas. Big roll is a fast and extremely efficient answer to covering large areas with a fraction of the crew that would normally be needed. Rental of a big roll installer for skid steers, forklifts and 3 point hitch units are available.
Below is a brief video of our big roll harvester in action.
Please check out the video of big rolls being installed on our installation page.
Hydroseeding or hydromulching is a seed planting process that has been used for everything from highways to large acreage lawns. The process is fast, simple, economical and efficient. The hydroseeding process starts by adding cellulose wood fiber mulch, natural takifiers, seed, fertilizer and water in a tank to be mixed and pumped by machine. Once the mixture is fully blended it is then sprayed on the ground by hose or cannon. The sprayed blanket can reach difficult terrains such as slopes and creek crossings. When the slurry dries, it creates a crust over the ground, protecting the area from erosion. The crust prevents the seed from being washed away in rain as well as providing the seed a perfectly protected bed to germinate. The mixture of the mulch ensures fast and even germination, usually about 3 times faster coverage than normal seeding without the washouts from rain and run-off. As well the seed is held in place by the mulch to ensure an even coverage of growth usually within the first 2-3 weeks of seeding. Please click here to visit Rich Valley Contracting Ltd., our sister company that does the hydroseeding.