Archive for the ‘Landscaping Tips’ Category

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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Infill Landscaping Tips on CTV Edmonton with Alair Homes

We joined Alair Homes for their monthly ReKnows segment on CTV Morning Live with Paul McGavigan and Matt Nodge to talk about all the key considerations that go into landscaping for infill homes or developments. Our own Adam Sproule and Jason Stubbs shared some great tips, and visited an infill property in development to show…

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#2 of the Top Ten Things You Need to Know Before you Landscape

Landscaping is an INVESTMENT It is important to create value in your home by following the previous 8 tips.  Materials that are durable and techniques that create an easy to maintain property are a good investment so it is important to budget to spend money on quality in order to create something that only gets…

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What You Need to Know Before You Landscape – Grading

If this was a top ten tips you need to know before landscaping, this would be tip number one! Drainage is the most important aspect of any landscape, and proper grading ensures proper drainage. Poor drainage can cause issues with structures in your yard, including your house, garage and sheds. It can also cause soft, wet spots…

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October Landscaping: Perennial Cutbacks

October Gardening Tips: Perennial Cutbacks By Kevin Napora From his book, “The Perfect Time to Garden” For some families, Christmas is their biggest celebration, for others maybe an anniversary, but for my family, it is Thanksgiving. Our tradition is that everyone contributes only homemade dishes, preferably with food that you grew or collected. Even now,…

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The First Step of Garden Design

The First Step of Garden Design   Back through the cloudy fog of time, through those misty water-coloured memories, I can still remember one of my very first lessons in Garden Design. Sat in a classroom at the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Wisley Gardens in England I was given a rectangular, wooden box. The brief was…

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Residential Lot Grading

Protect Your Home’s Foundation For Peace of Mind Spring is right around the corner – hopefully. Most people can’t wait for the change of season but for people with water drainage problems in their yard this is a time of year to dread. I am talking today about the snowmelt in your yard. If you…

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Plant No-No’s

Winter on the prairies is long and cold and the season has a crazy effect on our shopping choices in the spring, especially when it comes to plants. In the spring, we crash into the greenhouses like the Americans on Black Friday and buy pretty much every plant in site to satiate our need to…

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Residential Drainage

The number one thing our designers look for when designing a yard is the grading and water flow. A well executed landscape will incorporate the proper grade and drainage of your yard into the design   We have all heard the old adage “when it rains, it pours” this is never more true than when…

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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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