Over Seeding lawn care service lawnsaversWhy OverSeed?


  • Thicker lawns increase natural weed and crabgrass resistance.
  • Creates a more insect and disease resistant lawn by integrating stronger cultivars of grass biologically enhanced with endophytes and stronger growing characteristics into your lawn that are adapted to our weather.
  • It will help reduce previous damage and ‘small’ bare spots.
  • The result is a greener, thicker, healthier lawn with less weeds–Sooner!

Our Over-Seeding service will help to thicken your entire lawn with the highest quality certified grass seed available.  Every year, Over-Seeding helps build stronger turf and thickens your lawn with varieties of grass that improve the make-up of your lawn over time.  Every year, we carefully select the best types of seed that are aptly suited for your lawn based on our geography, its environment, traffic and other conditions.  LawnSavers reviews NTEP trials (Seed rating trials conducted through premier turfgrass researchers)  to determine the highest rated seed, that will produce the best results in our service areas.  OverSeeding will help to thicken up those areas that are thin, weak and not looking their best.

This Service can be added to any package with big savings. LawnSavers package customers SAVE 10% off Lawn Aeration and OverSeeding AND Protector Package customers SAVE 10% off OverSeeding (your Aeration is already included in the PRO Package).

Timing of OverSeeding Seeding Success is dependent on soil temperatures and the ability of the new seed to become established and ‘hardened off’ before expected stresses can occur (hot or cold weather, threat of frost, drought, etc.) and timing ultimately depends on weed levels in your lawn.   
The most successful seeding occurs in the fall with warm soil temperatures and cooler air temperatures. Spring challenges includes frost, snowfalls and early heat waves.  However successful seeding can also occur in the spring depending on the conditions.  Your LawnSavers specialist will make the best recommendation for your lawn taking into account all of these factors.  Seeding success ultimately will depend on your ability to keep the seed moist while it germinated and develops!

Over Seeding Before & After

Over Seeding Before & After

Grass roots do not grow through soil, they grow through ‘spaces in between soil particles’.  OverSeeding should always be combined with Liquid or Core Aeration for better germination rates.  Aeration fractures and disturbs the soil to ensure seed to soil contact, thus aiding in the success of young seedlings to become established, while the liquid provides a targeted nutrient boost that aid in germination. Our Granular Compost application is also very helpful to maintain soil moisture near the seeds and provide valuable nutrients to the soil to aid seed establishment.

We also offer a UNIQUE POWERSEEDING SERVICE that is better for lawns that are very thin and need repair. We apply 250 percent more seed and force it into contact with the soil by using a machine to create small furrows or ‘slits’ that the seed is deposited in.  You will typically achieve two to three times the rate of germination with this service. This PowerSeeding machine essentially scarifies the soil profile and drops seed into these spaces ensuring seed to soil contact and much greater germination.

Who needs it?

  • Customers whose lawns are not as thick as their potential.
  • Customers with small thin or bare spots caused by insect and grub damage or traffic.
  • Homeowners who want a stronger thicker lawn because they have chosen not to use pesticides.

How often?

  • OverSeeding should be done every year in order to successfully integrate stronger, healthier, more disease and insect resistant plants into your lawn.
  • Should be done in spring or fall unless adequate irrigation is available regularly.
  • Ask your LawnSavers Plant Health Specialist for their advice.

Process & Germination

  • We broadcast custom blended, specially selected, certified seed mixtures during early spring after the threat of first frost has passed, or in the early fall allowing enough time for seed to become established.
  • Seed must be watered regularly (sometimes 2-3 times per day in order to ensure successful germination.  Heavy and thorough raking by the customer will help to ensure greater seed to soil contact.  If you have bare spots, it is essential that you loosen these area with a hard-tooth rake down at least 1-2 inches to allow better root formation.
  • Perennial Ryegrass Especially creeping/spreading types will begin to germinate within 7-10 days
  • Kentucky Bluegrass can take up to 28 days to germinate under ideal conditions, however improved cultivars can germinate as early as 10 days
  • Turf Type Tall Fescues can take 7-21 days to germinate and require at least 45 days before first frost
  • Fescues for shade areas can take 10-20 days to begin germination.
  • It is important to note that soil temperatures at 2″ below ground must have reached 58-65 degrees Fahrenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius to achieve the start of germination.  If the soil reaches over 80 degrees, you will not be able to sow seed as it is too hot.

OverSeeding Prices

We include the whole lawn for consistent results! not just spot seeding thin areas and not with just cheap ‘run of the mill’ perennial ryegrass.
Our seed includes the latest varietals of Improved Kentucky Bluegrass, Turf-Type Tall Fescue, and Natural Knit Spreading Perennial Ryegrass

  • Call or text us for custom pricing for your specific lawn size: 905-707-9994 or 416-707-9994
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  • Opening up – Let’s get outside together and Grow Healthy Lawns and Trees. updated: 04/27/22

    Hi Everyone, 

    LawnSavers persevered through the pandemic with the loyal partnership and support of our clients.  We are extremely grateful to our loyal customers. AND we are thrilled to learn we were the only lawn care company in the GTA awarded the first BEST OF THE BEST Award from

    We are fully open and alredy performing lawn and pest control services in all our GTA service areas.

    Please note with many people still working from home, our service is experiencing a higher demand and volume of calls.
    We know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please feel free to  leave us a message,  or email and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.  (you can also text us at 905-707-9994)

    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as we can and will do
    our very best to help you.

    You can also sign up for all services on our website by clicking here.

    2021 is now behind us.  Together with our customers, we embrace opening up as a community-minded local small family business and are extremely grateful to be able to survive and keep all of our loyal employees working hard with us through it all.

    2020-21 important turf and tree high (and low) lights:

      • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May 2020,
        2021 was the driest April, May, and June in 51 years See Actual GTA daily weather records by clicking here.
      • One of the hottest, driest summers on record in 2020 with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
        2021 carried on this trend with only a few days of rain in July and August, with extreme dryness and heat.
      • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm. As expected, even more arrived this past summer in 2021!
      • Chinch Bug numbers in 2020 were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage  Expect even more this summer!
      • Fall of 2021 provided excellent conditions for lawn that were treated through the summer with our recovery amendments to bounce back and regain their vigour. (thanks for the positive feedback!)
    • 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. 

    Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety, Integrity and doing the right thing are som of our most important Core Values.  We will continue to follow strict safety guidelines that ensure “low/no touch”.  We will not let our guard down on exercising our safety protocols!

    Thank you all for your understanding and extra 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

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 32 years.
     genuinely appreciate you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer