Nova Vita Results

Seeing Is Believing


What’s happening above the ground

For our clients, seeing is believing. This is why we guarantee visual results within the first 10 days. Our main goal, however, is long term evolution above and below the surface.

Once seed is applied, the first sign of new life will appear within 5-10 days, depending on current ground temperatures. Moving forward, your existing soil will begin to slowly digest our organic blend of topdressing. By stage 3, our goal is to have you amazed at the difference in new growth.

For stages 3-7, your lawn will crowd into thin areas, mature and strengthen. Visually, it will be thick, lush and, of course, dark green.

As for existing weeds, having a thick advancing lawn is the best place to start impeding their growth. With proper mowing, watering and a few occasional weed pulling sessions, the grass will begin to reclaim its dominant position over time. This is how your lawn starts working for you.

It’s no secret that our native coniferous trees shed their foliage just about everywhere. Whether it’s your tree or your neighbor’s, pine leaves and needles find their way into your lawn. Although some may believe a simple cleanup is all that is necessary, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, raking can embed this debris deeper into your lawn’s thatch layer. This is a huge problem because this type of debris takes quite a while to break down and little time to accumulate.

Once the lawn is two weeks in, it’s strong enough to handle a mowing at the highest lawn mower setting.

The truth is, it’s possible to have both. With proper soil surface clearing and mending, the soil can be converted to exactly what’s needed to grow an eye-catching lawn, even around the largest conifers!


A look below the surface using our treatment

A healthy lawn tends to attract a lot of questions. Above the surface, the answers are fairly basic in terms of what has been done. When taking a closer look below the surface, however, people generally become overwhelmed. The soil beneath your lawn should have an ecosystem of its own, supplied by dead, decaying organic material from above.

In Alberta, it is widely common for homeowners to remove all of this material (fallen leaves, grass clippings, thatch) from the surface. Failing to recycle organics efficiently within your soil is the first step to having a chemically dependent lawn. It is highly recommended to break this habit.

Our topdressing product is designed to replace what is lost and supply the soil below with countless numbers of soil bacteria. At roughly 6.6 billion bacteria per tablespoon, our rich soil amendment releases essential nutrients and micro-nutrients, through a process called nitrogen fixation, for the grass to consume throughout the year.

The bacteria will continue this natural process as long as the soil is supplied with organic material for the bacteria to feed on. Over time, this type of soil activity will break down even the heaviest clay, converting it to clay loam, a preferred foundation for grass.

First steps


The example shown above demonstrates how this process can perform even within pure clay taken from a construction site.

Day 1

The layer of organic material applied to the surface is known as a living soil amendment. Once saturated, this living mass will begin to filter through even the heaviest clay.

Day 14

Worms are soil engineers. Without them, this process could take quite a while longer. Luckily, organic material such as this is a fancy feast. Rich organic material will keep worms active within the soil, eliminating the need for mechanical aeration.

Day 30

As the clay becomes a suitable caregiver for plant growth, the roots begin to extend deeper into its base.

Day 60

Around the 60-day mark, you’ll already see a thin layer of loam, organically converted by mother nature. The worms have also decided to stick around, which is always a good sign. They will continue to speed up the process as time goes on, and the circle of life continues.

Our process doesn’t end with the growing seasons. Life underneath continues various processes to defend and prepare for next Spring, thus showing tremendous progress after our longest season of Winter concludes. We buried our jar to achieve an accurate visual of its result.


Although our initial glass jar did not survive the winter, it did prevail in keeping it’s contents intact. Finally, we see that a large portion of our clay has been broken down into healthy, nutritious soil after 6 long months of Winter!