Archive for the ‘Landscaping Tips’ Category

How to pick the right tree for your yard

Tree planting is a total win-win: It increases your home value, provides you with some nice shade (and maybe even some fruit), and it purifies the air, taking in old CO2 and churning out fresh, clean oxygen. Many species of trees live for hundreds of years, so every time you plant a tree, you’re really…

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Infill Landscaping

Infill landscaping has become very popular in the Edmonton area over the past several years. It involves purchasing a lot in a mature neighbourhood, typically with a very old home on-site, and demolishing the home to build a new one. This allows folks to enjoy a modern home within a mature, desirable community. However, when…

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Rejuvenating Your Garden for Spring

Alberta winters can do a real number on our gardens, so once the snow melts, a little restoration is in order. Freezing temperatures and strong winds aren’t exactly gentle on our plants and soil, but thankfully, any wear and tear that our garden sustains can be easily remedied with a little effort. So, roll up…

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Top Tips to Create Beautiful Holiday Containers

Creating eye-catching winter containers can be an inexpensive and easy way to dress up a home’s entrance while waiting for Spring to return. Here are a few tips when creating your holiday containers. Containers do not have to be complicated to be beautiful. To safeguard against wind, ice and snow insert plastic liners that are roughly 1″…

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Illuminating Your Yard For Fall

Brightly coloured leaves, crisp air, late afternoon sun…celebrate all that autumn has to offer and still take advantage of your outdoor space before winter blows in! So we already got a reminder from mother nature just how short our warmer seasons can be. But don’t put away that patio furniture just yet, there’s still a…

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It’s Not Too Late to Landscape

Don’t let a tiny bit of snow fool you – it’s not too late to landscape! You did it – you survived the dog days of summer and got the kids back into the school routine successfully. Good for you! But as you sit back in your favourite Adirondack chair sippin’ on some much-deserved bubbly…

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Now is an Excellent Time …. To Kill Things!

Just as in growing things, there is also a perfect time to kill things. Let’s take an example: you have a 15-year-old lilac that needs to be killed. In March you cut it down because the ground was frozen and it made it easier to remove it, and then spent almost the entire summer spraying…

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Protect Your Landscape from Rain

If you live in the Greater Edmonton Area, you might know that you can never really plan for our weather, and that no two summer seasons are the same. Regardless of what’s happening with the weather from week to week, it’s always important to make sure your garden is protected from too much moisture. Salisbury…

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Welcome to Summer!

June 21 – marks the first day of summer and it’s also the time to give up on dead things. As all gardeners are filled with hope and mercy, we keep wishing life into dead things. But no matter how much water and fertilizer we give that dead rose, or struggling tomato, it isn’t going to…

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