Peat base sod means it is grown in peat moss soil instead of mineral soil. Peat Moss is an organic material that is used to enrich the soil and it retains moisture much more efficiently than a mineral soil sod. It is best suited for residential applications with light traffic, but is also the sod of choice for most golf courses.
It is more appealing, holds moisture better and gets that dark lush color much easier. It has a nicer feel to the touch when walking on it and feels like a cushioned surface.
Due to Peat Sod retaining moisture and nutrients better at the root, it makes for a more successful installation due to a higher survival transplantation rate.
Draw backs to peat sod is it requires more maintenance than mineral based sod in the form of watering, fertilizer and tender loving care. Higher levels of fertilization application can result in thatch building up faster, likely requiring yearly Power Raking and Aeration.
Less recommended for spaces commonly used by numerous pets for long periods of time.
Mineral sod is best suited for high traffic areas where medium to heavy traffic would be more common. It is used to install sports fields and public parks where it can withstand a beating and stay strong.
If your family shares your sodded space with a lot of pets, Mineral Based Sod is more forgiving.
Draw backs to mineral sod is it will never achieve the same deep green lush color as peat sod and tends to not appear as full or dense. As well the soil compacts into a firmer and more dense base, and therefor will not have the same pillow like feel when walking on it.
Most families choose Peat Sod for their space as it as predominately the most popular choice due to it's amazing appearance and higher successful transplant rate.
Choices for your Sod in Winnipeg should be based on your personal and family life style.