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Miraculous grass seed exists – but be sure you know what you are getting

A lot of people have been excitedly telling us about a new “miracle grass” they have heard of. It grows anywhere, they tell us, and needs a lot less water and mowing. However, lawn lovers need to remember the old adage that too-good-to-be-true often is just that.
 
The product is called Ecolawn, and it does fulfill those three promises. It will germinate in poor soil, needs very little water, and will obediently stop growing when it gets to about eight inches tall. If the only thing you want in a lawn is for it to be green so you can otherwise ignore it, it might be what you’re after. But in our opinion, if you want a really good looking lawn, you wont get it from Ecolawn.
 
Ecolawn is all fescue-type grass. The blades are very thin, lack the strong blue-green colour homeowners love, and tend to lie down and become matted as they grow longer. People who have used it have told us how disappointed they were. It did not look like they wanted a lawn to look, and they said it looked more like an unkempt field than an attractive playable surface for their kids. So we really advise against it. Especially because of the excellent new alternatives available.
 
The grass seed industry is huge. New varieties and species are bred all the time to be better looking, drought resistant, heat or cold resistant, and even to have a bad taste to grass-eating bugs. These are known as Certified seeds – patented by the companies that engineered them. Every year tens of thousands of new grass types are ranked on a scale called NTEP – the National Turfgrass Evaluation Protocol. When we choose our seed blend every year, we always pick types from the top ten in each category. Sure they cost us more, but we figure it is better than the headache’s we’d cause from picking weaker grass varieties.
 
This is such a big thing to us we’ll sell you our seed at the same per-kilogram price as the top seed you could buy from Canadian Tire, even though ours is so much better. The details on how and when to overseed are available here, along with information about our new Powerseeding service for lawns in need of serious repair.
 
As for Ecolawn – they’re selling seed we wouldn’t take for free, at a premium price.
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  • Coping with Covid Update: (updated 06/01/20)

    Hi Everyone, 

    I’m happy to share some good news during these crazy times. LawnSavers is servicing lawns in all areas as lawn care and pest control services that provide for lawn health are officially on the Provincial list of essential services due to the fact we can provide this service safely and with no personal contact!

    We do not expect any delay in our regular timing of applications (except from the brief wintry weather in May).  We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    I want to reassure you that in every decision we make around COVID-19, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety and honesty are our two most important core values.  We will continue to follow strict safety guidelines that ensure “zero touch”.  We will not let our guard down on exercising our safety protocols!

    Our office is open but with less staff in order to maintain safety protocols like social distancing.   Please note our phones are experiencing a high volume of calls and we know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please leave us a message or email us at greatservice@lawnsavers.com  and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.
    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as possible.
    You can also sign up for services on our website by clicking here.

    Thank you all for your understanding and patience during these challenging times. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to feedback@lawnsavers.com

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 30 years.
    We
     genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety and be on your lawn as soon as possible.  

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer