California's land planners, architects, state and federal
agencies, and homeowners are being asked to do more with less when
it comes to water conservation, erosion control and returning the
topography to its native state. This means the pressure is on to
use "appropriate" landscaping with plants adapted to limited
rainfall and native to local ecosystems.
Interest in California native grasses has spread throughout the
green industry. Water conservation concerns and economics
have prompted many to investigate grasses that thrive with little
water or no supplemental water. These plants have evolved to live
within California's diverse topography, climate and soil types.
Water-seeking roots can reach a depth of six feet, increasing water
infiltration, recycling nutrients and providing soil
stabilization. In bioswale conditions, native grasses absorb
nitrates, heavy metals and solids that enter
Delta Bluegrass Company, located in Stockton, California,
recently named Carpinteria, California-based S&S Seeds Inc. its
regional distributor for Delta's complete line of California Native
Sod blends. S&S Seeds now serves as Delta's representative for
the entire Central Coast and Southern California.
Since the early 2000s, Delta pioneered the integration of native
seeds to their sod mixes, so the next logical next step was to
develop California native sods for the marketplace. It was a
natural choice to pair Delta's technological advancements with
S&S Seeds' impeccable reputation as a provider of native seeds
for all manner of plant life since the 1970s. Using S&S Seeds'
vast seed bank and Delta's years of sod development has produced
nothing short of a paradigm shift for commercial and residential
Delta's California Native Sod program offers six
different varieties, including Native Bentgrass™ and Delta
Grassland Mix™, which were cultivated to be the first native lawns
that withstand well timed mowing for urban landscape areas. For
bioswales, roadsides, medians, irrigation canals, erosion control,
and environmental mitigation areas, Delta's team developed Native
Mow Free™, Biofiltration Sod™, Delta Native Heartland Sod™ and
Native Preservation Mix™. The program also offers a custom-grow
option for large-scale projects.
These species stay green year-round if irrigated, usingup to 50%
less water than traditional cool season turfgrasses. In
non-irrigated applications, most native sod blends will establish
and actively grow during the wet season. They will go dormant
during the summer, becoming golden summer fields and then green-up
in the fall to become beautiful cool season meadows.
Delta's daily deliveries mean you can order today, with sod
harvested tomorrow and delivered to you the next day, assuring
customers of the freshest product and the best chance for planting
success of these native varietals. Factoring in the savings of 50%
less water requirementthan conventional sods, you will see that
Delta's California Native Sods will deliver substantial cost
savings for your project's lifetime.
For more information and project pricing contact Doug
Graham at S&S Seeds via his email email@example.com or
by phone (805) 684-0436.