Grass Seed

Over-Seeding

Terrible things happen, even to some of the best lawns! Things like bare spots, weak, thinning or patchy grass in your yard resulting from weather conditions, weed infestations, compacted soil, or poor drainage are a few examples to name.

If these are issues that are affecting your lawn, Over-Seeding is an excellent method of choice to restore the lawns lush and healthy condition. 

But! Did you know that over-seeding is one of the keys to having that lawn you’ve always dreamed of? That it is extremely effective at naturally preventing weeds? and that it can save you money with yearly applications?

What The Heck Is Over-Seeding!? 

glad your curious! Over-Seeding in simplest terms, is the act of broadcasting brand new, quality grass seed over the existing turf. The blend and freshness of the grass seed is an important factor here. Store bought grass seed has often sat for so long that its lost its full effectiveness and different blend have all sorts of different pros and cons!

So, how does it prevent weeds, save money, and look good all at the same time??

Overseeding is incredibly powerful done in conjunction with aeration in the Fall or Spring. The seedlings fall into the aeration holes, this both keeps them in place and helps them grow. Done in the spring or fall also increases the success rate of each individual seed as the temperatures and soil conditions are just right. By broadcasting seed across your entire lawn we are filling in all the bare spots / spaces in between each grass blade on your lawn which leads to a thicker, lusher lawn. By filling in the spaces weeds are choked and suffocated out as the grass fills the spaces they would otherwise occupy. Also, as grass ages we are able to power rake dead, diseased, insect, pest, or even rodent infested zones. After doing so, Overseeding effectively renovates an old tired lawn thereby decreasing all sorts of future recovery costs like top dressing or even having to reseed entire dead zones.

What’s so good about our premium grass seed?

We purchase a premium fresh blend of grass seed. Are default blend is perfect for any and every lawn but if you want to explore even more premium golf seed options or even grass seed to tackle specific problems feel free to send us an email here (Contact Us).

Our blend consists of:

  • 40% Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 40% Creeping Red Fescue
  • 20% Perennial Ryegrass

Although, there is an extensive explanation to why this is the perfect all around grass seed blend for cold seasons grasses like, Alberta. Some of the key points are: 

    1. This blend is incredible at spreading and re-growing itself in dead and bare spots through rhizomes.
    2. It is tough durable blend that can take a beating from a harsh winter or heavy traffic over your lawn.
    3. It has a beautiful rich/dark green color that stripes very well when mowing.
    4. Great in both hot and cold temperatures. 
    5. Adaptable; Whether its been a drought, or a rainy season this blend is resilient. Which can save you money as it is efficient with or without water or fertilizer. Obviously it looks its best with regular feeding.

How Can I Prepare My Lawn Before Over-Seeding?

For seeds to germinate, they need lots of water (which you will read more about in the next section). But it’s not the only important thing. Sunlight, the main contributor to photosynthesis, will be crucial to the survival and growth of new seedlings.

Key Points:

  • Seed to soil contact
  • Adequate nutrients
  • Adequate sunlight

Before we come:

  • Mow your grass to about 1.25 inches which will ensure adequate sunlight, and seed to soil contact.
  • Didn’t get a chance to mow? That’s okay, our seeds still have a great success rate without mowing low.

How Do I Take Care Of My Lawn After Over-Seeding?

Well, there is a few things to take into consideration. You will absolutely need to water! Lots!

In fact, water one to two times per day until the grass is at mowing height! this ensures germination and growth of as much seeds/grass as possible.

Lets Get Booked In! 

Okay! congrats you have now learnt a ton of stuff about over-seeding. Lets get you booked in!

Well hold on.

One more thing! When Over-Seeding, which should be done 1-2 times per year (spring/early summer and fall). Aeration and Starter Fertilizer should be done in conjunction. That’s it! Your ready to go young seedling.

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Unicutters Lawn Care
5.0
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Mary Au
Mary Au
2019-08-03T02:36:03+0000
Highly recommend ! Amazing job !
Karrie Thompson
Karrie Thompson
2019-07-12T05:17:45+0000
Excellent customer service, and they always do a great job on our lawn! I definitely recommend this company.
David A Foster
David A Foster
2019-05-09T22:06:29+0000
They do a great job and use them every year
Rita Wong
Rita Wong
2019-04-27T01:48:47+0000
Unicutters provides excellent lawn care and service! We are repeat customers and are always happy with how our lawn... looks. We highly recommend them! Keep up the good work!read more
Fernando Geraldes
Fernando Geraldes
2019-04-25T18:16:50+0000
Awesome work, good price,always on time. Trustworthy.
Eddie Tsang
Eddie Tsang
2018-07-03T23:09:47+0000
My lawn looks amazing because of these guys 🙂 Hire them, follow their instructions and you're set!
Paula Augusto
Paula Augusto
2018-06-28T00:41:54+0000
Reference regarding our exceptional relationship with Unicutters Lawn care service providers. We have been satisfied... customers with Unicutters for two years now. Unicutters have been taking care of both my professional and personal lawn care needs, We have been nothing short of impressed at their extremely professional performance and their personable spunk. They are responsible, reliable and easy to work with, from day one. They provide us with annual spring clean up, aerating, edging, mowing, fertilizing applications, over-seeding, weed control, and always leave all the areas cleaned up and well maintained every single time. They always leave the porch, driveway, and sidewalks exceptionally clean after they have completed the lawn service. We have always received superior service and superior quality work from them and their staff at Unicutters lawncare. They are a local family-owned company, Two brothers, working hard and making a difference in the business world today, it’s hard to find young adults nowadays that have a mission and passion for what they do. Not only for a Job well done, but for the relationship, they build with their customers, and also for the support they offer to their fellow students and providing them with jobs. They are two hard-working students with a mission. They are both full-time students at MacEwan University, trying to make some money for the new school year. They have a passion for what they do, and it shows! You couldn't ask for a more pleasant and capable crew of people to do business with for your Lawn needs. Whether they're tending to my home or my company, these are people I'm pleased to know and to have around whether they are servicing my business or my home. “Of course I have the best lawn on the block!” We are satisfied with Unicutters and look forward to many years of continued Services with them. I couldn't possibly endorse this company enough, I send them a cheque each month, and my lawns look amazingly fantastic year round. Thank you for all your hard work and all you do to support this community and your fellow students. So impressed and touched by these two boys and their crew. Paularead more
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Theresa Chong
Theresa Chong
21:28 25 Sep 20
Unicutters take care of your lawn so you don't have to! They are professional, and always send a text and email to... remind you of your next cut! Full trust in these guys and I can't wait to use them again next season! They also reply promptly and provide great advice in lawn maintenance. All of that for an affordable price! - Thank you guys!read more
Levi-Starr Brandon
Levi-Starr Brandon
08:01 05 Sep 20
Great customer service and quality lawn services with Unicutters. They were adaptable to meet our needs and always did... it with a smile. Would recommend them to anyone.read more
Nela Afonso
Nela Afonso
18:52 10 Aug 20
Ryan and Kyle do an excellent job on our lawn and yard clean-up. They are professional, responsive, and provide... amazing customer service. On the few occasions when we have spoken with them on site, they are always energetic and friendly; it is a pleasure to deal with them. Highly recommended, they go above and beyond!!read more
Rene Mayer
Rene Mayer
21:46 07 Aug 20
The crew have been awesome in helping us maintain our lawn this Summer! They are super professional and really easy to... get a hold of. And they do a great job with any job that is required.read more
Mylore Perea
Mylore Perea
01:33 29 Apr 20
I requested a quote for a spring clean up and fertilizer with over seeding treatment from them online and I got a... response in the same day. When they scheduled the appointment, they arrived promptly and with a text saying they will be arriving shortly. They were super friendly and professional. They were very fast and left my lawn looking great and ready for spring and summer. Great company to work with.read more
Healing Jade
Healing Jade
02:25 03 Aug 19
Thank you to Kyle and Ryan for the impeccable lawn service. I am so thrilled with the way they handled my lawn. Very... awesome service!!!read more
karrie thompson
karrie thompson
05:06 12 Jul 19
Fantastic service and they do an amazing job! We have hired Unicutters several times this year to cut grass on our... acreage. I would definitely recommend this company!read more
Corey Munroe
Corey Munroe
05:36 15 Jun 19
Can't say enough about this crew. I felt terrible because of the jungle I presented them with however they didn't... flinch. Upfront and honest about pricing and. Very professional communication and presentation throughout the process from scheduling to payment. I strongly recommend Unicutters whether it's for a one shot deal or ongoing scheduled maintenance of your lawn. Then you 😊read more
Melissa Manning
Melissa Manning
15:59 08 Jun 19
Ryan and Kyle do great work. They are respectful, efficient, and meticulous. I can't say enough positive things about... this company. AND, when you have them helping you keep your yard mowed and clean, you are also supporting local business, local employment, and local students who work to support their post-secondary education. I recommend them to anyone who needs lawn care!read more
Well Sound
Well Sound
01:51 29 May 19
I had a very good experience with Unicutters just recently. Ryan and his team did excellent job at cleaning my yards.... They even came second time to clean something they missed. Very accommodating and professional.read more
Eddie Tsang
Eddie Tsang
23:08 03 Jul 18
I contacted Ryan from Unicutters a couple of years ago to save my weed infested lawn. I followed his instructions and a... month later my lawn looked amazing. Ryan is very knowledgeable and cares for his client's interests. I had them set my lawn up for success this year by getting them to prep my lawn for the summer after the winter thaw. My lawn has never looked better.read more
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