Slit Seeding – Calgary

Slit seeding for Calgary & all surrounding areas

Here at Yard Dawgs, one of our core value is to do our work honestly and properly. We do not take shortcuts and therefore, we are proud to offer a service called slit seeding. Unlike the common practice of “Over seeding”, slit seeding is the process of creating small cuts in your lawn and injecting quality seed into the turf. Overseeding is what most companies in Calgary offer. This service includes spreading seed on top of the soil. The problem with overseeding is that for seed to properly take, it must be imbedded into the soil. This is the reason we choose to slit seed rather than overseed.


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403-488-4673
Calgary Slit Seeding Services
Lawn Maintenance and Slit Seeding – Calgary & Area
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Quality seeding can be broken down into a few steps:

1. start with quality seed
2. proper application
3. strategic watering

Quality Seed
Not all seed is made equal. In Calgary, our grass type is called “Kentucky Blue Grass”. The seed we use is a blend of 80% Kentucky bluegrass and 20% annual bluegrass. The annual bluegrass is blended with Kentucky bluegrass to help with quick establishment. We are proud to mention that this seed is what most high-end golf courses trust for divot recovery on their sites. All of our seed is coated with a technology which helps the seed retain up to 600% of its weight in water. Water retention is crucial to the germination of the seed.

Proper Application of Seed
Slit seeding is the right choice over seeding because it physically injects the seed into the ground. Soil covering the seed allows for a natural home, giving it every opportunity to flourish. Calgary’s lawns are clay heavy in nature which is why slit seeding is most effective when done with aeration. This increases the airflow to help the seeds breath after being put into the ground. Where we can, we cross apply your lawn with the slit seeder. In tighter areas where we cannot cross, we simply double the application rate to make sure the area is seeding properly.

Strategic Watering
Watering should take place in the morning to reach an accumulation of one inch per week. It is better to “binge soak” (30 minutes per session) 2-3 times per week rather than water for a couple of minutes every single day. The reason we recommend watering in the morning instead of the night is because grass is a natural product. Like all natural products, there is a recovery stage and a growth stage. Over the night, your grass develops roots and recovers from a long day of growing. In the morning and day, your lawn absorbs nutrients and focuses solely on growth. With this being said, watering at night is much better than not watering at all. Please avoid watering during the day as most of these efforts end up evaporated.

Seeding your lawn should be done when the turf is not thick enough to choke out weeds and look lush. Top-notch lawns are seeded yearly and you’ll notice your grass grows at a consistent speed, weeds stand no chance as they don’t have room to grow, and the grass is the same colour throughout the turf.

Slit Seeding faq

When is the right time to slit seed? 

What’s important about seeding is not to do it too early. Slit seeding should not be done before May as temperatures could dip into the negatives overnight with the new seeds. Besides that, slit seeding can be done up to the end of September.

How often should I water my lawn when slit seeding? 

After slit seeding, you should water your lawn so that it accumulates one inch of water per week. Our plan is to water for 30 minutes 2-3 times per week in the early morning. This process should be done for 2-4 weeks after the slit seeding service has been completed.

Do you guarantee this service?

Absolutely, we guarantee all of our services. If your seed doesn’t take, we will look into how often you have been watering and the condition of your topsoil. We will reseed again if needed. Our satisfaction is based off of your satisfaction.

The health of your lawn is one of the first impressions of your home. Green grass that is thick and weed free is the best way to show your family and friends that you care about the way you handle your home. Slit seeding brings new life to your lawn and is a sustainable way to ensure weeds cannot flourish, and your lawn is the one everyone refers to.


Yard Dawgs
403-488-4673
Calgary Slit Seeding Services
Lawn Maintenance and Slit Seeding – Calgary & Area
100%  Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee
We service over 1000 homes in Calgary per year,
and provide maintenance for dozens of commercial sites.
we’d like to help you too..
Choose A Lawn Care Package

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