Time to Start Thinking About Spring Clean-Up

The benefits of a good power rake in the spring

A professional power rake is part of Mirage Landscaping’s regular spring clean-up services for our residential and commercial landscape maintenance clients. Other landscaping companies often eliminate this step altogether, usually because they don’t have the right equipment, but we at Mirage know that a spring power rake is essential for getting your lawn started off…

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How to Attract Bees to Your Calgary Yard

Don’t disrupt the bees with an early spring clean-up

We had a few absolutely beautiful days this week, so much so that our expert landscape team at Mirage was struggling with the temptation to get out our rakes, leaf blowers, and garbage bags and start visiting our commercial and residential landscaping clients for their annual spring clean-up. Thankfully, however, we know better. Our temperatures…

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Greenhouses and Options For Internal Growth

The benefits of building a greenhouse

We at Mirage absolutely know what it’s like at this time of the year. Spring seems to be just around the corner and we all want to start getting outside as much as possible. But, due to erratic weather still ahead, there remains a bit of a wait before we can start to nurture our…

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Pretty Flowering Shrubs That Thrive in Calgary

False spring may have caused harm to your garden

Calgarians were treated to an unusually warm February, at least up until last week. We had so much warm weather that outdoor rinks melted, lawns became dry expanses of brown, and some even reported their tulips starting to peek through the ground. The extra early arrival of warmer weather is often referred to as a…

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Calgary Garden Pests to Watch Out For This Summer

What is sustainable landscaping?

Sustainable landscaping may sound trendy, but the truth is that the concept has been around for a long time. It’s just not been very well implemented by many landscapers. Unfortunately, in our business there are many who will force their vision on an outdoor space without much thought as to the strain it puts on…

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Why winter tires are worth it

Why winter tires are worth it

Photo credit: bilanol – stock.adobe.com As snow removal and commercial and residential landscape maintenance and construction professionals, one might wonder why we are writing about winter tires. But, because we spend a lot of time on the roads in the winter, moving from job site to job site, we know how valuable our fleet of…

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