The Beginning

Greenhorizons' vision for a greener, more sustainable community dates back over 200 years ago when the Schiedel family's ancestors trekked by horse and buggy from Pennsylvania USA, to a new opportunity to flourish on rich Canadian soil. In those days, the new settlers purchased large tracts of land along the Speed and Grand Rivers in and around what is now Kitchener, Ontario. 

Fast-forward to the turn of the century where the family's pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit continued into a successful dairy and grain farming business. Implementing small changes over the years allowed the farm to evolve, until the late 70's when it transitioned into a sod farm. In 1975, Richard and his two sons Ronald and Steven formed our flagship company: The Greenhorizons Group of Farms Ltd®. We grow and harvest grass on over 4,000 acres of land, having farms in Cambridge (Compact Sod) and Mount Hope (Hamilton Sod). We also own and operate an outlet in Oakville (Ontario Sod). Since then, we have added several other outlets throughout Southern Ontario, as well as expanded the land that we farm.

Where We are Today

Today, Greenhorizons Sod Farms™ is a producer and marketer of sustainable, environmentally beneficial products and services blending world-leading technologies with century-old techniques. Greenhorizons continues its vision for a sustainable green world. Greenhorizons brands range from; LEED accredited turf grass blends, to IPM produced specialty turf grass for the golf industry and cutting edge natural sports turf pitch systems and designs to outperform synthetic artificial fields.

In addition to the Sod Farms, another green space area that Greenhorizons own and operate is  Willow Valley Golf Course, an architecturally designed course located in Hamilton, Ontario.

BigYellowBag® is an anchor brand of Greenhorizons who delivers 100's of years of soil management experience in a convenient 1 cubic yard package to the general public. Since 1994, we have provided BigYellowBag licenses to trusted partners across North America. BigYellowBag provides an easier, cleaner way to get Premium Quality Black Garden Soil delivered right to your door. Greenhorizons is making our communities greener, healthier places to live by making gardening accessible to everyone with BigYellowBag.

Our Mission

is to exceed the needs of our clients today; while sustaining and enhancing our environment for the future.

"We're in the business of making people happy!"

Greenhorizons' Brands...

  • Natural Sports field System Consultation
  • ProXstablishment - Natural Sports eld Establishment & Maintenance Programs
  • Sports field Renovation
  • Golf Course Services
  • GHG Specialty Sod Varieties
  • BigYellowBag®
  • Willow Valley Golf Course







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