Why You Should Consider a Retaining Wall

While a retaining wall can serve a purely decorative purpose, most are built for practical reasons. They are usually found on properties with steep downhill slopes. Over the course of time, erosion can send earth and debris shooting down these slopes, and that can spell big trouble if a house or other valuable element happens…

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Southeast Calgary Commercial Landscaping Services for Your Business

Experience counts for a lot when you’re looking for a reliable southeast Calgary commercial landscaping company, and that’s what makes Mirage Landscaping an excellent choice. The pros at Mirage have been doing great work at surprisingly affordable prices for three generations, and our family-owned company specializes in these southeast Calgary districts and communities: Auburn Bay,…

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Pretty Flowering Shrubs That Thrive in Calgary

Pretty Flowering Shrubs That Thrive in Calgary

Flowering shrubs make beautiful additions to gardens and property landscapes, but choosing the right plants is essential for success in the southern Alberta climate. Not all flowering shrubs grow well in the local environment, and if you want to generate the best and most beautiful results, it’s a good idea to stick to options that…

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Calgary Garden Pests to Watch Out For This Summer

Calgary Garden Pests to Watch Out For This Summer

With the summer gardening season here, it’s time for a refresher on common pests and problems that plague residents of southern Alberta. Keeping these pests in check is one of the keys to enjoying a beautiful garden all summer long. Sock It to Slugs Garden slugs came to North America from Europe, and one of…

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Tips for Reducing Time on Lawn Care

Starting Up Your Underground Irrigation in the Spring

Homeowners with underground irrigation systems need to be very careful about when and how they start things up after a long winter. It’s a fairly common mistake to start underground irrigation systems as soon as temperatures seem warm enough. There’s actually a very precise threshold you should always follow before deciding the time is right…

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Repairing Winter Pet Damage in Your Yard

Repairing Winter Pet Damage in Your Yard

Over the winter, pets tend to migrate to a localized area to take care of business when nature calls. Unfortunately, this can lead to lawn damage. Urine isn’t good for grass, and it can easily lead to yellow spots and dead patches that will need to be repaired. This can happen even if you aren’t…

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Tree and Shrub Care Before Spring

Tree and Shrub Care Before Spring

As seasoned gardening enthusiasts know, some of the most important work you will do for your trees and shrubs should take place before spring even arrives. Calgary landscaping experts agree that late winter or early spring is usually the best time of year to prune branches from large plants. For trees, a good rule of…

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Getting Ready For Calgary Composting

Getting Ready For Calgary Composting

This spring, the City of Calgary is going to be delivering green composting carts to city homeowners. According to city officials, discarded food and yard/garden waste make up more than 50 percent of all garbage coming from residential properties. There’s a common misconception about organic waste: many people think it breaks down relatively quickly once…

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