benefit of dandelions

Changing opinions about dandelions

Opinions about dandelions have changed over the years as we learn more about how to sustain healthy growing environments. It used to be that city crews and homeowners were out with their spades and herbicides at the first hint of the bright yellow bulbous blooms we are all so familiar with, however, as with everything,…

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How to love your lilies

How to love your lilies

We love incorporating lilies into our landscape designs. They are a strikingly beautiful perennial, bursting forth with gorgeous blooms that appear as though they should be in the tropics. They are so pretty that is may seem that they must be extremely delicate and hard to grow, but thankfully, however, this is not true. A…

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What To Do With Your Annuals in the Fall

Start up a community garden with your neighbours

Community gardens have gone from being the rare curiosity to a relatively common sight in Calgary over the last 15 years. There are now more than 200 community growing spots in the city, as compared to just 11 back in 2008. Found on both public and private land, community gardens not only provide food, they…

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Growing Grass Under Your Spruce Tree

The benefits (and drawbacks) of coniferous trees

Coniferous trees can make real statements in yards, with their stately size, interesting shapes, and deep green colour year-round. They are relatively easy to care for, provide plenty of shelter and food for Calgary’s birds, and are extremely hardy.  These are all good things, but as we work with our commercial and residential landscaping clients,…

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What is Xeriscaping and is it Right for You?

What’s new in business landscaping trends?

Over our three generations in the residential and commercial landscaping business, we have seen a lot of great developments in our industry. We enjoy growing along with and participating in the evolution of the landscaping field, and we want to be fully representative of what the consumer values are of the day.  New business landscaping…

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lawncare-3

Brighten up your yard with bright and beautiful flowering shrubs

Flowering shrubs are beautiful additions to any property. Many species available appear delicate, but are actually quite hardy, and easily handle the temperature variations of a common Calgary summer.   With more than three generations of experience, we at Mirage are professional landscape designers experienced with working in Calgary’s often-challenging climate. We know exactly where…

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Beautiful Backyard

Planning your landscape redesign right

Planning your landscape redesign right involves open communication between you, the homeowner, and us, your professional landscape designers. While you tell us your ultimate dream for the look and utility of your yard, we are here to provide our expertise, our landscape construction services, and our landscape maintenance knowledge. Together we can ensure you get…

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