Author: Remington Group

‘Tis the season to stay green: Important message about sod

‘Tis the season to stay green: Important message about sod

Many new homes in The Preserve and Georgetown have recently been sodded or are scheduled to be sodded this summer. It’s important to know how to care for your new grass to ensure it roots and grows properly, and what homeowners are responsible for in terms of maintenance in the critical first few days of receiving sod.

· Sod, when first laid, requires constant watering in order to ensure proper adherence to the topsoil. It should be watered almost continuously (day and night) for four days and to a penetration depth of 4” to 6” inches.

· Soak with water within one hour of laying. One gallon of water during the first hour does more good than 100 gallons 24 hours after laying.

· The first four days after laying the sod are the most critical.

· After that period the new lawn should be soaked once a week to a depth of 6” inches by rainfall or artificial watering.

· If you anticipate being away from your home when sod is put down, please be sure to make arrangements to have a friend or neighbor water the grass

· Please remember to leave your hoses and sprinklers outside and water available at the outside tap, so we could provide the first watering as soon as your new grass/sod is laid.

· Once the sod is laid, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the sod.

· We will not replace dead sod due to insufficient maintenance.

Remington kicks off organ donation drive at Midland Butter Tart Festival

Remington kicks off organ donation drive at Midland Butter Tart Festival

Flanked by Toronto Maple Leafs alumni and the famous 1967 Stanley Cup truck, The Remington Group partnered with the Trillium Gift of Life Network to sign up hundreds of potential organ donors Saturday afternoon at Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland, Ont.

Fans flocked to meet and get autographs from Maple Leafs alumni Mike ‘Shakey’ Walton and Gary Leeman and to learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation at the Remington booth.

Organ donation awareness has increased in 2019, following the news about Humbolt Broncos player Logan Boulet, whose tragic death helped six people across Canada through the donation of his heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and corneas. April 7 is being recognized as Green Shirt Day in Canada in honour of Boulet’s gifts.

But there are still over 1,500 people in Canada still waiting for life-saving organ transplants. A single donor can save up to 8 lives, and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.

Mike Walton - The Remington Group
Maple Leafs legend Mike “Shakey” Walton signs the 1967 Stanley Cup truck, right next to Johnny Bower’s signature.

Remington is honoured to be involved in raising awareness and partnering with an organization like Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant.

Aside from meeting former Leaf greats, visitors to the Remington booth were given the opportunity to register for organ donation and receive a free “Be a Donor” T-shirt. They could also peruse Rick Parliament’s stunning 1967 Ford F-100 pickup truck, a fully-restored four-wheeled tribute to the 1967 Stanley Cup winning team covered with images from the ’67 team.

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival is hailed as Canada’s original and largest butter tart festival, with an estimated 65,000 visitors and 200,000 butter tarts sold.

For more information about becoming an organ and tissue donor or to check your donor status, please visit The Remington Group’s campaign page at ilovedonors.ca.