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Benefits To Slit-Seeding Your Lawn

One of the biggest benefits of a thick lawn is the all natural defense it creates against weeds. Every drop of water that goes on your lawn is competed for either by grass or weeds. The thicker your grass, the less chance a weed can steal the nutrients and flourish. We recommend seeding your lawn not only to keep it healthy and rejuvenated, but also to fight back head on with the weeds and set up your lawn to require the least amount of herbicide as possible in order to stay weed free and gorgeous!

There are many benefits to seeding, the best time to apply seed is in the growing season of cool season grasses which is in the spring and fall season for Calgary. It's best in combination with a fall aeration

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About Our Slit-Seeding Service

Slit-seeding involves creating slits in the grass and depositing seed in to give them deeper contact with the soil. This process ensures better growth, protects the seed from the elements and animals; such as birds. 

Any lawn will have a layer of thatch between the grass itself and the dirt below. Slit-seeding ensures the seed is deposited in the soil rather than on top of the thatch where it cannot germinate. 

For our Great Dane and Saint Bernard packages we offer an additional complimentary bag of seed during the lawn care season. On the bag there are details about how to get the best results from seeding.

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48-Hour Guarantee
We are invested in making sure your lawn is as green and weed-free as possible all season long. That means if you notice any weeds popping up in between regularly scheduled weed control applications, we will come out to do a re-spray within 48-hours completely free of charge. With Yard Dawgs you don't have to worry about controlling weeds, we'll do it for you. 
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Dedicated Technician
Each time we come to perform a service at your home, it will be the same technician. That technician will be familiar with your property, know what to watch out for and will always remember any special notes since he’s been there throughout the season. Gone are the days of being serviced my different technicians and having to worry that they may not recall what you mentioned the first time. With Yard Dawgs, you will have a dedicated service technician throughout the season.
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Dedicated Success Manager
Tired of talking to different people and having to explain your situation over and over to them? We get it. That’s why with Yard Dawgs, each customer will have a dedicated customer success manager and have access to them whenever an issue arises. When you call in or send an email, you will always be talking to the same person, and they will go above and beyond to solve any issues or concerns you may have.

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Our Custom Seed Bags

How To Video - Seeding Your Lawn

We've done enormous amount of research to determine when to apply the seed, which blend of seed has the greatest chance of establishing, and how to maximize germination. We've created a string process that shows Yard Dawgs difference when looking at lawn seeding in Calgary.

A successful lawn seeding comes from starting with the best seed, applying it properly and ensuring it has the nutrients to grow. Our seed is a custom blend unique to Yard Dawgs. It contains primarily Kentucky Blue Grass but is also mixed with some Fiesta Rye Grass and Red Fescue.

We invest in the best seed that has technology to work well with Calgary's weather, maximize water absorption, and resist drought and disease. Seeding is always best in combination with a fall aeration

* With the purchase of our Saint Bernard or Great Dane package you'll receive a complimentary bag of our custom blend of grass seed. 

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Depending where we are in the season grass will begin growing from the seeds in 2-3 weeks. You can expect a 50 - 90% germination with our seed.

You want the soil of the newly seeded area to stay moist every day. To ensure the top inch of the lawn is moist, you should water the area with a sprinkler for 10 minutes, twice daily (once in the morning, once at night) until the lawn has grown enough to be mowed for the first time. If a heat wave occurs during this time, increase the watering to 3-4 times per day to ensure the soil stays moist during the extreme heat.

Until the grass has grown long enough to be mowed for the first time.

Our complimentary seed bags come in 1kg custom branded Yard Dawgs bags. Detailed on the bag is instructions for how to best utilize the seed for best results.