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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Deanie Anderson
Deanie Anderson
2021-10-01T17:07:09+0000
I have found the crew at Unicutters to be friendly, adaptable, reliable and always a pleasure to engage in conversation... on all matters of lawn care. They do a great job of cutting and trimming and also provide other services such as fertilizing and aeration. I would recommend them to anyone interested!read more
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2021-06-02T17:52:44+0000
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Len Rud
2021-05-07T02:12:47+0000
First time hiring this company. We will definitely be using them again. Great job done, detaching, the works. ... Their team comes in and does a wonderful job. Thumbs up all around.read more
Vicki Anderson
Vicki Anderson
2020-05-19T21:46:36+0000
There were many positive thing to say about Unicutters - excellent communication for appointment confirmation and... reminders - friendly and professional (love the neon shirts, so easy to spot) - knowledgeable about caring and maintaining my lawn and making a plan going forward - very pleased with their services today; they handled what I thought was a difficult lawn to work with.read more
Gary Haesch
Gary Haesch
2020-04-30T01:23:38+0000
Unicutters keeps my yard looking awesome!
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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