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Prepping Your Yard for Summer!

Posted by Will Murray on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

prepping-yard-for-summer-backyard-imageSummer’s around the corner! It’s time to start preparing your yard for all those activities you’ve been looking forward to all winter.  From BBQ’ing and hosting guests, to lounging in the sun and reading a book, we have all the tips you need for your yard to be summer ready! 

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Topics: landscaping, lawn care, seasonal, tips & tricks

Summer Landscaping Tips and Tricks

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

summer-landscaping-tips-and-tricksThe summer season is one of the best times to enjoy your yard and the hard work you have been putting forth this spring. Flowers and plants usually thrive and look the best during the early summer, but as the mercury rises, hot temperatures can cause damage and result in a less-than-stellar yard. Chances are good you’ve spent a lot of time and money on your landscaping, so you want to make sure your plants, lawn, and all vegetation are protected from the heat. Following these simple tips and tricks can leave you with a lush, green yard you can enjoy all summer long.

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Topics: home maintenance, landscaping, lawn care, seasonal, tips & tricks

Get Ready to Garden

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, May 13, 2014

get-ready-to-gardenAlberta’s unofficial start to the gardening season is almost here! The May Long Weekend is when so many people across the province decide that it's safe to plant annuals and restock their perennials. Whether you are an avid green thumb or a complete novice, the start of gardening season is a time of hope.

The success of your garden depends on a few core principles. If you get these concepts correct, your chances of success grow (like Morning Glories). So read these tips and you'll be ready to garden in no time!

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Topics: landscaping, lawn care, gardening

Backyard Landscaping Tips and Tricks

Posted by Kimberly T. on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

backyard landscaping gardeningThere's nothing I like better than sitting down in my back yard with that morning cup of coffee or around my fire pit with friends. A good morning can start by wandering through and picking some fresh raspberries, gooseberries, or apples to snack on. I've built a few homes and prefer the blank slate of the unlandscaped lot you get to start with, as I have some very specific ideas of how I want to enjoy this space. My favorite resources for plants is Lois Hole's Perennial Favorites: 100 Best for Beauty and Hardiness and Lois Hole's Favorite Trees & Shrubs found at many local bookstores or online. If you plan correctly you will get to enjoy this space more than work in it! 

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Topics: landscaping, lawn care, seasonal

Front Yard Landscaping Tips

Posted by Kimberly T. on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

front yard landscaping tipsLandscaping your front yard is one of the final finishing touches for every new home owner. Not only can it help make your home more inviting and increase the curb appeal, it can also provide function like privacy, shade, and erosion control. Properly planning your front yard landscaping can help you save time, money and effort while creating a space you love.

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Topics: buy a new home, landscaping, lawn care

Landscaping: What You Need To Know About Sod

Posted by Trudy Rost on Tue, May 7, 2013

landscaping need to know about laying sodWhether you're working on a lawn for your new home or redoing your old lawn, laying down sod is fastest way to get the job done. Check out our post on grading and landscaping to make sure you’re ready for this step! 

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Topics: new home, home maintenance, landscaping, lawn care

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