How Do I Use My Compost? Calgary Landscape Design

Whether you are a commercial or residential client of Mirage Landscaping of Calgary, composting can be set up at your home or business site to provide mulch or soil improvement, and even to make a liquid fertilizer called compost tea.  Do not let our highly variable spring and fall weather, nor the depths of our winters,…

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Must-Haves for Your Commercial Property Landscaping

“Old sayings” become that way because they have the ring of truth to them. “A good first impression is a lasting one,” is just such a saying. Of course, it also has an implied corollary—a bad first impression is a durable one as well. Specializing in commercial caretaking, Mirage Landscaping of Calgary has over three…

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Getting Your Kids Interested in Gardening

At Mirage Landscaping, we have been gardening in Calgary for three generations. In addition to landscape design, construction, and maintenance for our many commercial and residential clients, we install flowerbeds and gardens every growing season. It’s great to watch things grow, and the health benefits from being outside are innumerable. If you have children that you would…

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When Should I Start my Spring Clean-Up

When Should I Start my Spring Clean-Up?

As the days warm up here in Calgary, the urge to get a jump on the spring gardening tasks becomes hard to resist. However, as the nights can still dip below freezing, at Mirage Landscaping of Calgary we know it’s wise to exercise restraint at this time of year. Winter takes a toll on your…

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Is it too Early to Start Gardening?

Is it too Early to Start Gardening?

Mirage Landscaping of Calgary has three generations of experience dealing with everything this climate has to throw at us. There’s a lot you can do to help your garden grow successfully, including waiting until it’s warm enough to plant. The Germination Temperatures of Common Garden Plants According to the almighty almanac, in Calgary, May 23rd is…

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The Importance of Calling Before You Dig

The Importance of Calling Before You Dig

When southern Alberta is reasonably certain to remain unfrozen, we here at Mirage Landscaping of Calgary find ourselves doing a lot of digging. We do a lot of work that requires plenty of shovels, a backhoe and expert manpower accumulated from three generations in the commercial and residential landscaping biz. CALL BEFORE YOU DIG It’s…

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Free Your Perennials From the Frost

Free Your Perennials From the Frost

Though our winter has generally been rather pleasant by Calgary standards, it is not quite over yet either. With the days gradually lengthening, there is a temptation to believe in a “false spring” and begin working the soil far too early.  At Mirage Landscaping of Calgary, our three generations of experience in commercial and personal landscaping…

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Growing Roses in Calgary

Growing Roses in Calgary: Landscaping Tips for the Beginner

Mirage Landscaping has been taking care of personal and commercial properties in Calgary for three generations. Due to the extreme variations in weather we have, it can be very difficult to keep perennials, shrubs and trees as healthy and happy as possible. Fortunately, there are several varieties of pretty bloomers that can survive and tthrive…

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