Signs of Black Knot Disease and What to Do:

Common tree and shrub pests and diseases in Calgary

As we have been making the rounds for our regular lawn maintenance services, we have so far been pleased at how well everything is looking after the winter. There have been incidences of snow mould in a few places, especially the most shady parts of yards, and of course, there is the inevitable pet damage…

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Design your landscaping to prevent crime

There’s a landscaping boom right now as families and property owners work to make the best out of their outdoor spaces. A recent Global News article reported that landscapers like us at Mirage are doing well despite the uncertain times we are in, with some even already fully booked until September. The Cochrane Today also…

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Planning your front yard landscaping for major impact

Investing in professional front yard landscaping pays off big dividends. Nicely landscaped homes are estimated to be valued at from 5.5% to 12.7% higher than comparable homes with no landscaping. Buyers are looking for a neat and tidy design as well as healthy and established trees, shrubs, and perennials.  While backyards tend to be where…

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The pros and cons of artificial grass

The pros and cons of artificial grass

Lately, our landscape construction clients have been inquiring more and more about installing artificial grass on their properties, and we can understand why. It has a number of benefits, including looking great year-round (when not covered with snow). Artificial grass provides that perfect carpet-like appearance that live turf owners – and landscape professionals such as…

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Professional Commercial Landscaping is a Boon for Your Business

Use landscaping to encourage a healthy work-life balance

Landscaping for businesses is a large part of what we do at Mirage. We like to design low-maintenance, yet attractive landscapes for the companies we work with so that you can put your best face forward no matter what time of year. Commercial landscaping can help build your business’s reputation as a welcoming place that…

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Plant trees to keep growing Calgary’s urban canopy

The pandemic has caused us all to appreciate our outdoor spaces even more, and the City of Calgary is looking to add even more green to the grid. Right now, our urban forest accounts for about 8.25% of the canopy level. This way of measuring uses aerial views to compare how much coverage there is…

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Three Tips For The Most Effective Spring Clean Up Your Garden Has Ever Seen

Schedule your spring clean for a head start on yard time

After an absolutely beautiful weekend with Calgary setting a new record daytime high on Sunday, March has provided perfectly pleasant temperatures so far. The warm weather does mean we’re well into the messy phase of the winter melt, however. There are still stubborn patches of dirty snow in shady areas, thick ice that refuses to…

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How to Attract Bees to Your Calgary Yard

Create a low-maintenance meadow and attract pollinators

For many years, the areas alongside roads, power lines, transmission lines, and pipelines have been mown short and sprayed with pesticides. We are all used to seeing these areas neat and trim, but the truth is that there really is not a need for it, and the practice has actually greatly reduced habitat for pollinating…

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