Turf & Grass Seeding Company
We specialize in
all types of professional grass seeding methods for
acreages, homes, sports fields and
We also do industrial and commercial seeding jobs
for Utility Installation, Utility
Construction, Government, Oil & Gas,
City/Municipal, Land Developments etc .
specializes in applying environmentally
friendly practices and products to our grass and turf seeding
We offer drill seeding,
mechanical seeding, hydroseeding,
sod installation, old lawn restoration, horse
pasture rejuvenation and sports field
also do specialized weed control, land
utility construction scar
repair, oil pipe line leak
clean up, spill restoration/remediation and
other needs for the Government,
Commercial and Residential sectors in
We specialize in larger acreages, parks, oil and gas
facilities and other large commercial lawns
in urban, rural or remote locations in south
or central Alberta. We will also do
residential home lots in most Alberta
ENHANCED HYDROSEEDING process is vastly
superior to standard hydroseeding. The
process uses soil treatments, enriched
nutrient meals and fibers with added natural
growth factors and nutrients in place of
cheaper wood fiber mulches that add no value
toward making your grass grow. We get dramatically
better results than regular
hydroseeding at a reasonable cost. No
chemicals or cheap fertilizers are used in
The Enhanced Hydroseeding process
unlike other "budget" or low cost hydroseeding applicators.
Our company pioneered the Enhanced Hydroseeding process many years ago when
we found budget type hydroseeding often produced
terrible results in Alberta's dry clay
soil and high altitude cooler, windy
hydroseeding uses wood
fibre mulch which works great in
many moister climates like the central USA and
west coast. In Alberta this same wood fibre
that is supposed to hold and conserve moisture around the grass seed
acts like a wick in modest
and drier relative humidity. This
actually serves to draw
more moisture from
the soil at a higher
rate of loss. This is
the reverse of what
its supposed to do.
The second part of the
problem is the dry
clay soils we have in
Alberta that prevents
penetrating deeply into
the soil, the
clay holds the water
near the surface
it can be wicked
Clay Doctor Soil Treatment system
for Clay soil problems - if your property
is cursed with heavy clay soil, we have the
solution. Mistaya's proprietary Clay Soil
Modifier system will change you hard pan,
sticky clay soil into a softer more fertile
The Clay Doctor
process uses a site specific customized liquid
mixture that can be applied or injected right
through the surface of your lawn. Within days
the soil underneath is transformed into a
softer, looser more granular loam by a process
know as ionization and granulation. The result
creates a vigorous exchange of electrical
charges in the soil/clay particles,
effectively neutralizing the ability of the
platelet to attract and bind water, elements,
and molecules. The clay soils then behave more
like a loamy soil after the treatment allowing much greater water
penetration and water storage
Our main operations areas in Alberta are Red
Deer, Calgary, Okotoks, High River, Cochrane,
Dewinton, Millarville, Langdon, Chestermere,
Olds, Sundre, Caroline, Didsbury, Airdrie and
many other locations. We also service
Edmonton, Leduc, St Albert, Wetaskiwin,
Drayton Valley and areas. Other areas can be
serviced by request.
We also provide Alberta and Federal government
approved native grass, forage or wildflower
seed blends for use in land reclamation,
recreation areas and parks.
We also specialize in improving clay soils.
Please read our articles on how to fix or
improve clay soil, how to fix your old lawn
and how to fix or renovate your horse pasture
or yard damaged by dogs. improve drainage
under or over your lawn or sod.
friendly and Organic vegetation and mosquito
control, weed control & eradication.
Traditional vegetation weed control for
dandelions and other lawn weeds. Effective non
chemical Algae control for lakes and ponds.
generation non-chemical weed control options
|Seeding and Soil
Mechanical & Drill Seeding
|Why Drill & Mechanical
seeding is best ..
In Alberta our climate and predominant clay soil is
not conducive to successful planting of grass seed
by the surface seeding method.
Hand or surface seeding simply does not work,
often more than 80% of the grass seed is
killed by UV and drying effect. Grass seed
needs to be covered.
Grass seed requires fairly constant temperatures
(17c) and soil moisture for about 10 days in order
to germinate. Our higher altitude and mostly windy
conditions means grass seed exposed on the ground's
surface will dry out, be killed by UV rays, be blown
away or not germinate from being too cool/hot.
Its a tough job to keep surface seed watered in
windy and hot weather as it can dry out and be
killed in less than 2 -3 days with no moisture.
Clay soil has very poor moisture retention and
contains a lot of sodium and calcium compounds which
can literally cook the seed as its sits on the
surface in pools of water or mud as it leaches these
compounds to the surface during watering. This why
you see a white crust on the soils surface within
a few days of watering new open soil.
So, Bottom line, if you want a good lawn you need to
have it seeded with equipment that buries the seed
(mechanical or drill seeding) or covers it
(like hydroseeding). lawns seeded by
scattering seeds on the surface always turn out
patchy and quickly become overrun with weeds.
Mechanical and drill seeding equipment places the
seed at the correct depth and cover and packs the
soil over it completely covering and protecting it
from wind, UV and large cold/hot temp swings that
can stop germination.
Spreading seed on the surface and trying to rake it
in or harrow into the soil is extremely inefficient.
The raking and harrowing does not cover the seed
well and drags into drifts and lines that grow in
patchy (if at all) . The seed needs to between 1/4
and 1/2 inches deep, anything less it dries out and
anything more than that is too deep and the seed
The photos below show typical
do it yourself surface seeding..The result is a
nasty weedy lawn !
Enhanced Hydroseeding Services
here for more details
|Innovative and experienced hydroseeding
for residential lawns, commercial sites, parks,
sports fields, soccer fields, schools and government
applications in Alberta. We can seed grass into and
on top off anything from open soil to existing
lawns, pastures, sports fields and parks. We also do
erosion control, land reclamation, soil work, turf
and grass seeding and pipe line, oil & gas sites
services in Alberta
Our Hydro seeding, Enhanced
Hydroseeding and Hydromulching methods are
done with exceptional care and we use a lot of
organic additives and nutrients to insure high
success rates. We have exceptional results with our
Most lower cost hydroseeding is often done by very
inexperienced applicators and done as cheaply as
possible with patchy, thin results. Corners are cut
to keep the cost down which saves you little in the
end as you will have recurring weed infestations and
slow patchy growth. Have it done right the first the
first time and save your frustration.
Enhanced hydroseeding takes hydroseeding to a more
advanced scientific level.
is Enhanced Hydroseeding ? We have
developed some new ways of hydroseeding using newly
developed cutting edge biological materials to cope
with Alberta's clay soil and dry, cool climate
problems. We are in a particularly difficult area
with regards to our heavy clay and alkaline soils as
well as cooler temperatures. These new
techniques have been tested and proven with over a
decade of success in Alberta. There are cost savings
when the problems are addressed all at once as
opposed to repeat treatments and ongoing programs.
Many of these biological agents work best together
in a synergistic fashion in a single application as
opposed to being done piecemeal.
Our Enhanced Hydroseeding program customizes each
application to accommodate the specific problems on
some sites. We are able to correct many soil issues
and problems associated with poor lawn performance
through this program as well. We can also hydroseed
directly onto ground that has little or no soil in
location where the option to bring in soil is cost
With Enhanced Hydroseeding the application
mix is not simply an inert matrix (wood mulch adds
no nutrient) that adds NO value to the soil, it is
literally a stew of organic base materials and soil
treatments that can repair, enhance and even replace
the poor soil in your yard. The mixture is
essentially a customized liquid soil and compost
matrix, this mixture can permanently change the clay
soil to a productive loam in a short period. The
difference it can make to your lawn is nothing short
of remarkable whether your yard is new or 40 years
old with exhausted soil.
|Old Lawn Renovation
Turn your old ratty lawn into a new
In 3 weeks the new grass went nuts and is
extremely thick, the areas you seeded are all a
luscious green and thicker than they have ever
been. To say I am happy is an understatement....
I would recommend you to anyone.
Clarence. P. Calgary, Ab.
The neighbor across the street whose grass
has been the envy of the neighborhood (the grass
on drugs), stopped this week and commented that
my grass is looking greener than his! I
couldn't be happier.
The grass seed has germinated, the thatch is
breaking down and my once "skinny" lawn is
beginning to fill out (finally!). The east
side has a green carpet that is filling in
nicely. Who knew (not my landscaper who
said that grass rarely grows on the east side)
! Thanks so much! If this is only
the first three weeks, I can't wait to see the
end result. I look forward to the fall
Janet H - Airdrie, Alberta
Got a bad lawn ? - Is your current lawn old
and tired looking ? sick turf ? Is your lawn
weed infested even though you apply weed and feed
regularly ? Is your lawn lumpy and patchy looking ?
is it filled with ants ? Dew worm lumps ? If your
lawn has any of these symptoms your lawn is in need
of a renovation or full restoration.
This process really works and there is no way to
fix an older lawn with better results in this
Do I have to dig up my old lawn and soil, haul it
away and then buy new top soil and sod to replace my
lawn ? The answer is NO, we can often fix it without
that drastic procedure, we work with the
existing lawn and treat the soil underneath it
without digging it up and replacing it.
Have you got fairy rings, mushrooms, fungal patches
and mold in your lawn, we can fix that with a
natural biological agent - works fast and very
Works well and is affordable for almost any lawn.
here for more details on lawn restorations
are some before and after pictures of
a 25 year + old lawn in Sunlake area
of Calgary. As you can see the results
Note: There is a gigantic old spruce
tree on the left that had killed the
grass by robbing all the moisture and
acidifying the soil, that problem is now
non-existent after the soil treatments
included in the renovation
Specialists in repair and restoration of dog or
pet urine damage to sod based lawns
here for more information
|We can fully repair Doggy damage,
yellow spots, urine spots and other versions of "the
dog wrecked my lawn".
Find out here how we can fix even the worst dog
damaged yards and dog urine spots. For seriously
damaged yards an excellent solution is to have us
replace your blue grass lawn with a blend of fescue
grasses and micro clover which extremely dog
resistant and easy to maintain with your pet.
Dog owners can now have a lush green yard again.
Tired of your fussy high maintenance
Kentucky Blue Grass sod based lawn
We can convert it to a Eco Grass based
Fescue lawns look and feel great, need a lot LESS
watering, stay green in hot weather and stand up
better to dog urine.
Eco Grass Conversions : Covert your high
maintenance, water loving Kentucky Blue Grass ( KBG)
sod based lawn to a lower maintenance Eco Grass lawn
or mixed fescue/KBG lawn.
We can convert you existing KBG lawn to a mixed Eco
Grass lawn using a number of different methods, some
methods are more intensive and rapid and some as
simple as overseeding. For old tired lawns we use
the full lawn restoration process mentioned in the
For newer lawns where the home owner has a decent
sod based lawn but wishes to lower the overall
maintenance requirements, water needs or be able to
stand up to dog's in the yard, we have some
alternate methods to repopulate the existing KBG
lawn with a variety of Fescue and rye grass based
seed blends that make it more Eco-friendly.
Killed your lawn with Round-Up ?
We can fix that !!!
Round Up is a
wonderful thing when you need to
terminate weeds with extreme
However its kills grass very
effectively as well if you make a
mistake by confusing it with other
broad leaf specific only weed
killers. If you applied it well, the
result can be a totally dead lawn
that needs to be replaced.
Every year many home owners in the battle against
weeds mistakes a non selective weed killer like
Round Up, Total Wipe Out or Touchdown for a broad
leaf specific weed killer with the results being a
This is a nightmare for a home owner to fix in
Alberta's dry climate and high altitude because
simply trying to overseed into the dead grass is not
effective and most of the seed will die. The seed
needs to be put INTO the soil or completely covered.
Attempting to dig out the old lawn or roto till the
dead sod under is a huge job and requires a lot of
work to complete. If you are having it done by a
landscaper you can expect a bill in the many
thousands of dollars. The old sod is tough to
break down as tillers cannot chop the root mass up
fine enough to make a nice lump and bump free lawn
We have specialized equipment designed
to deal with this specific scenario
with good results.
We have units that can cut into and
seed directly in the soil underneath
the dead sod once the area has been
prepared or overlay the dead turf with
a new layer of seed and soil/compost
Contact us to discuss your
|What can Clay
Doctor do for you ?
it can fix your ugly clay soil problems under
your lawn or in your garden.
Hard pan alkali clay soil common in
Lawn before and after Clay Doctor soil
|Clay soil can make lawn care and
gardening absolute hell.
If you need your clay based soil treated for
planting grass whether in a
new yard or an old yard, We can turn that hard,
lumpy concrete like soil into a softer loam using
our state-of-the-art clay soil treatment process.
The Clay Doctor program fixes compacted clay soil
right under your old ratty lawn with one
application. The soil under the lawn is softer and
holds more water immediately.
New sod lawns can be treated AFTER the sod is
The Clay Doctor Soil Modifier process is the ideal
way to fix older exhausted lawns with poor soil.
Soil Fertility is increased almost immediately
without addition of chemical fertilizers due to
electrical (cation exchange) unlocking action that
occurs during the Clay Doctor process. Both the lawn
and all the trees in the yard will benefit from the
This treatment is generally a one time application,
once the soil has been modified, it does not change
back to sticky tight clay again unless it has been
watered with high sodium or high calcium water
(usually from a well).
Reapplying a light treatment every 5 or 6 years is
recommended in problem areas to keep the soil from
for more information on Clay Doctor soil
Utility Line Installation Finishing and Repair
Soil finishing and seeding of utility line
installation scars is our specialty
Alberta Seeding does contract work for Utility
Installation companies where proper finishing
of installed utilities is required in Urban,
Suburban and acreage properties .
Services include soil finishing, seed bed prep
and final seeding with turf, natural grass/plants or
This utility installation scar
repair was done
correctly and the old installation
trench scar is nearly
utility trench scars should not be
noticeable if done correctly.
For many utility installers this is a
problem area as it does require
specialized equipment and knowledge to
get good results.
Trying to cover a utility trench by back
blading , running a harrow over it and
surface seeding with an ATV and cyclone
fertilizer spreader will leave a patchy,
weedy scar that is very noticeable.
Homeowner's often complain about it this
requiring a return visit to repair which
in turn costs extra. Do it right the
first time and save the aggravation .
Turf And Grass Seeding
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