LANDSCAPING BLOG

Getting to know your landscape designer: Tory Young

Tory received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. She has since worked in both Montreal and BC doing master planning, landscaping, and design before moving to Edmonton to work as a freelance designer. After feeling the need to get back into design-build, she jumped on board with Salisbury Landscaping and is…

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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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Getting to Know Your Landscape Designer: Andreas Lietz

Andreas started with Salisbury Landscaping as a foreman. He has since worked as an operations manager and a designer, and for the last 10 years, he’s also been overseeing the office and the work of the other designers. What drew you to landscape design? I did an apprenticeship in Germany back in 1992, and an…

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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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Getting to Know Your Landscape Designer: Jason Stubbs

Jason hails all the way from England, where gardening is a religion. He first ventured into the world of landscape design when studying horticulture with the Royal Horticultural Society just outside of London. After exploring the design side of things, he found his stride and traded his trowel for a pencil. Since finishing his education,…

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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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Getting to Know Your Landscape Designer: Kevin Napora

Kevin is a landscape designer with Salisbury Landscaping, and has been with them for the last 5 years. Before his time with the Salisbury team, Kevin ran his own company for about 22 years. What drew you to landscape design? Actually, I just fell into it! I started out as a horticulturist, so my primary…

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Top 3 Landscape Design Trends

Each year, new trends emerge – from fashion, to cars, to food. The same can be said about landscape design. While in years past trends may have pointed to topiary art or expansive lawns to be gazed upon, this year’s trends are all about maximizing the potential of our gardens and landscapes to spend more…

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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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Bringing The Outdoors In For The Holidays

For holiday décor inspiration this season look no further than right out of your very own window. Incorporating the beauty of outdoor elements into your holiday decorations is sure to make your season merry and bright by creating a warm, rustic, and all-natural ambiance to the home. Not sure how to get started? Don’t get…

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