Peat Base Sod Facts
& Myths Busted
What is Peat base sod?
Peat Base Sod simply means that the grass plants or sod is grown on peat soil instead of mineral.
Both Peat & mineral sod require good top soil to be in place before the sod is installed.
Neither Peat or mineral sod will thrive if planted on straight Manitoba Gumbo/Clay.
Note: In Winnipeg & most surrounding areas the top soil you purchase for under your new sod, will contain a good portion of peat soil to amend the black soil to help it retain moisture.
It is the Peat Soil that retains moisture.