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Contact Laureen Rama
at (403) 969-1176 or info@eco-yards.com

Environmentally Friendly Landscapers Calgary

"After Laureen overseeded our lawn, the grass seemed to green up faster than anyone else's. It looked thicker and lusher. I've only had the Eco-yards™ Spray for one year and the grass looks stronger and greener - I'm going to continue the service."
Cindy T.

Eco-yards™ lawn

We recommend having a minimal amount of lawn in your yard - only that which you use for picnics and play. This is because lawn takes the most work of any landscape type to maintain and it is not as good for the environment as beds of flowers, trees, and shrubs or a native planting (e.g. native prairie). These other plantings provide more diversity in the ecosystem, they feed pollinating insects so they can keep pollinating local native plants, and they also soak up more moisture, restoring underground water aquifers.

And there still can be a place for lawn.

We recommend replacing your lawn with hardy, native grasses that require little water and grow low so they don’t even need to be mowed. These grasses grow well here and out-compete weeds. We generally replace lawn by overseeding.

A happy customer's lawn - lush from overseeding:Sheep Fescue Lawn Calgary

Overseeding your Existing Lawn:

We overseed your lawn in the late Fall or early spring with hardy grass seed. Depending on your situation, we may spread compost with the grass seed or use a slit-seeder to place the seed into a groove in your lawn. It will take 2 to 4 applications over 1 to 4 years for the hardy grasses to take over from the previous grass (usually Kentucky Bluegrass). In shady spots, it is usually about 2 applications; sunny spots may take additional applications.

Investment:

The general cost for overseeding a lawn with hardy grass seed (including spreading compost and natural fertilizer) is usually about $500 - $1500 for up to 250 square metres (or 2690 square feet) depending on the layout of your yard. Costs may be less if different methods are used. This is the cost per application and it takes usually 2-4 applications (over 1 to 4 years) for the overseeding to take over from the existing grass.

Call Laureen Rama at (403) 969-1176 to book your Eco-yards™ lawn today!

Seeding your Lawn from Scratch:

We can also seed a new eco-lawn with hardy grass that will not need mowing and will need much less water than usual lawns. We use rich, weed-free composted soil. We seed in Spring or Fall and will come once or twice more to fill in any patchy areas. Usually we use Sheep’s Fescue grass as it grows only 6 to 8 inches high and then lays down so need not be mowed. It is lush, fine and very green. As it grows in a bunch - it will not spread by roots into your flower beds and yet is even to walk on. Sheep’s Fescue looks great as a lawn - will fit in with your neighbours’ lawns just fine. And the roots go 6 to 8 inches deep so it must be seeded; Sheep’s Fescue can’t be found as a sod that can be laid. We’ll visit your site to do an estimate for seeding your eco-lawn.

Overseeding in Calgary
(Close-up of Sheep's Fescue grass seeded 3 months prior. Right: Sheep's Fescue lawn seeded 3 months prior with log slice steps.)

Eco-Lawn Calgary
(Sheep's Fescue grass on the left was seeded at the same time the sod on the right was laid.)


(Close-up of mowed Sheep’s Fescue grass.)