Archive for the ‘Landscaping Tips’ Category

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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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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