Top Landscaping Elements For You

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With warm weather and longer days, we all want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. If you’re thinking of changing up your backyard but not sure where to start, you’re in the right place. Today we will go over the perfect landscaping elements for your backyard.

Your Backyard's Main Function

Your backyard has infinite possibilities for structure and landscaping elements. Although this can be exciting, it can also cause anxiety for many. Where should everything go? Should I start a garden? What about an area for entertainment?

When starting your planning, make sure you know what you want your backyard’s primary function to be. Get out a pen and paper to draw a rough sketch of your backyard. Seeing it plotted out visually can be helpful in planning and organizing your thoughts. You can also use online landscape design software to take your planning to the next level.

Furthermore, create a list divided into two categories—one for functionality and the other for style and aesthetic. Maybe you want elaborate stonework but also need to keep your shed. By planning your wants and needs, you’ll better understand your priorities.

Choose A Focal Point

If you’re stumped on where to begin, start by choosing a focal point. Focal points are the wow factor to your backyard and could include several things. For example, an extended patio with beautiful stonework elevates an outdoor space. If you frequently have family and friends over and want additional space for entertainment, this is a great option. Additionally, if you despise yard work, another perk to having stonework means there’s less grass to cut.

Perhaps you’ve got a green thumb and prefer to add more natural elements. Fountains and ponds are two landscaping elements that can highlight the greenery in your backyard.

Having a focal point will help you keep the rest of your backyard cohesive. On the other hand, having multiple highlighted areas could make your backyard feel crowded and disorganized. Keep this in mind throughout the process.

Landscaping Elements To Add

There are a few key landscaping elements you should consider.

Textures & Colours

This goes for the structures you incorporate into your backyard and your garden. Firstly, consider how textures and colours play a role in helping bring out the mood.

Simplicity & Balance

Don’t feel pressured to have every area of your backyard filled with something. Having too many elements in your yard can make your area feel cramped. Keep your colour palette to two or three if you’re overwhelmed with choice.

While planning a focal point is important, it’s also a good idea to plan blank space. Having plain grass space might be necessary if you have pets or children who want to play outside. Keeping some areas simple helps make your backyard feel more spacious.

Landscaping elements also include balance. This can include the size of shrubs, symmetrical lighting, or the width of a pathway. Keep this element in mind when planning so that everything will properly fit your space.

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Pathways That Make Sense

For walkways, you want to use your space wisely. Stone pathways are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. However, when laid out incorrectly, they can take up unnecessary space.

For a primary pathway, aim to have it 48 inches wide, so it’s large enough for two people. Secondary paths should be between 30 and 36 inches.

Try mixing up different rocks to add a more personal touch. Gravel, brick, poured concrete, and natural stone are just some types of material available. Steppingstone paths are a great way to break up grassy areas.

What To Plant?

With a short but sweet summer in Alberta, it can be difficult to know what to plant. For low-maintenance options, go for perennials. They will come back each season and are a lovely reminder of the beginning of spring. Some perennials that thrive in Calgary’s climate include:

  • Daylily
  • Globe Thistle
  • Harebell
  • Lamb’s Ear
  • Peony
  • Reed Grass

In addition, you also have an abundance of options for trees and shrubs. Some include:

  • Poplars
  • Lilacs
  • Hydrangeas
  • Pine Trees
  • Crab Apple Trees

Planning Your Planting

When choosing your plants, be sure to keep in mind what their mature size will be. You don’t want to overcrowd your garden. Your local garden centre can help you choose what’s best for your space. Before you go, make sure you know the rough dimensions of the area and how much natural light there is. It’ll make it easier to know how many plants you can comfortably fit.

When thinking about landscaping elements, consider where your plants will go. Keep plants surrounding a pathway or patio two or three feet away. It’ll help make your space will feel bigger, and you won’t have to swat away branches.

Pergolas

Want to wow anyone who visits you? Add a pergola to your layout. Pergolas are typically made of wood, vinyl, metal, or fibreglass. They provide the perfect amount of privacy, natural light and can be custom-made. Custom woodwork can be the highlight of your space. While it’s possible to do this on your own, it can be a labour-intensive project, and if you don’t have the skillset and experience, you could be building an unstable structure. A reputable landscaping company can help make your vision come to life.

When You Have Too Much Space

Feel like you have too much awkward space? Scale up your plans! If you choose a patio area as the focal point, a large pergola or gazebo will easily fill the room.

Low maintenance plants are another simple way to make your backyard feel more alive.

Lastly, incorporating new textures and bold colours can also help highlight your existing backyard layout. This can include garden furniture, fencing, or stones.

When You Have Too Little Space

Those with a small backyard space want to be as strategic as possible. Adding a bunch of landscaping elements like pavilions, a pergola, and a pond could make your space feel even smaller. You too can have it all, so long as it’s planned properly.

For patio space, use smaller furniture pieces that aren’t bulky. Moreover, if you still want something bold, pick either a texture or colour.

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When planting, larger shrubs and trees can help add privacy. However, try to keep an overall balance in mind as well. Using minimal structures with less overhang will maximize the natural light you get. This can make your space feel airier.

Keep pathways simple to conserve space. Stone paths with minimal design and neutral colours prevent the ground from looking busy.

Professional Landscaping

We hope this guide has helped your backyard layout planning. If you need extra help, professional landscapers know what looks good and works for specific spaces. They can help you customize and bring out the best in your backyard.

Ready to reinvent your backyard space? At Landscape 360, we have over 20 years’ experience in Calgary’s landscape industry. We can bring all your landscaping ideas to life. Contact us today to request a free estimate. 

Fire Pit Installation & Landscaping

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The central location in the backyard for gathering with family and friends is the fire pit. The fire pit is the meeting place for an afternoon barbeque, late-night drinks and gooey s’mores. Or even a morning after camping out with the kids in the backyard. It’s an escape right outside your door.

This hot commodity is an addition many people think is crucial to have in any yard. It will jazz it up and bring that cozy feel to your outdoor space. So, how easy is it to build a fire pit, and what should you know before you start? Well, we have the tips and insight to any fire pit installation here, and for help landscaping in a proper backyard hearth, contact Landscape 360.

Regulations, Safety & Local Codes

In Calgary, Fire pits are not uncommon in most backyards. However, backyard fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and fire features must meet the Calgary Community Standards Bylaw for the safety of you and your community.

These bylaws not only are enforced but provide suggestions and good housekeeping tips as well. It includes information on fire pit rules, like wood-burning regulations and fire pit proximity when choosing a location. Familiarizing yourself with the local rules for your new fire pit installation or purchase could save you from being fined. You wouldn’t want an infraction from the city or an accident to occur because you weren’t following protocol.

Things To Consider

It also mentions remembering to consider your neighbours when setting up a fire pit. You don’t want the smoke to blow into their yard and cause problems for them. Be sure to keep this in mind when starting your build.

If you are hesitant to install a fire pit yourself, calling a professional landscaping service with pristine stonework skills and experience might be a safer and the least nerve-wracking option for you.

Picking An Optimal Fire Pit Location

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When picking the perfect orientation and location for your fire pit, there is a lot to take into consideration. You will want to locate the pit at least 10-20 feet away from your home or other flammable structures such as a shed or gazebo.

It should also be on a level, non-flammable surface if your pit or fire feature isn’t built into the ground. A stone slab or a concrete pad works well if you decide to keep your fire pit on the deck.

Remember to avoid any overhanging trees or shrubs and ensure there is good airflow with a clearance of at least 10ft.

Be Weary Of The Wind

An important question you’ll want to answer concerning your fire pits location is, which way the wind typically blows? If you pick the wrong spot, wind can have the power to ruin your yard, home and more. Knowing this will help you plan a site that doesn’t get smoke blown into your home, your neighbour’s house or into everyone’s faces.

Next is finding out if you have a particularly windy area in your yard? If so, it’s best to install your fire pit somewhere else and out of the wind’s direction. You’ll also want to ensure that there is nothing close by that could be affected by the wind’s direction. Overhanging trees, shrubs or a pergola could easily catch fire from a spark.

If you choose to get a professional landscaper in and they notice a big problem area where the wind could affect your fire pit, they will probably suggest installing windscreens to alleviate the wind gusts.

Pit Size & Design

When building a fire pit, you need to account for height, circumference and the overall size of the design of the pit.

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Height & Circumference

Though you may want a large fire pit that will gather the whole family around, building one a bit smaller will ensure your bonfires don’t get too big and out of control. A fire pit should preferably measure 36-44 inches wide. This way, there’s room for everyone to get warm without causing issues.

It is also crucial to build your fire pit with a retaining wall. It needs a height of 1-2ft max to ensure the flames remain tame during your outdoor gatherings. But, it will keep the logs from rolling out. It is also safer for children because they won’t have to lean right into the flames to get their marshmallows nice and toasty when they go to roast.

Pit Size & Design

When installing a fire pit in your yard, think about the design option you’d like when picking a style and how it will fit into your yard or the atmosphere you’d like to create for your yard.

You could choose a traditional build with a rock wall barrier. Go with a classy gas fire table. Or perhaps a portable pit laid out on a new concrete patio or stonework landscaping. The options are endless, and the fire pit inspiration behind your next outdoor renovation can really create an environment that fits your aesthetic and yard.

If you plan out your landscaping around your firepit feature, you can have the oasis you always dreamed of. For those expert DIYers, this task may be easy. But for those who need a little help or are thinking of going more extravagant, Landscape 360 can help. We’ll create the backyard you’ve always dreamed of with a fire pit as your focal point and central gathering spot.

Traditional Build
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If you select the traditional route when building a fire pit, be sure to use materials suited for high temperatures. Not all stones are appropriate for high heats. If subjected to such temperatures, they could crack and splinter, or even certain concrete blocks could explode when overheated.

Note that if you use bricks, stones, or rocks, include a stainless-steel barrier between the retaining wall and the fire. It could save you from a disaster occurring.

The options for building a traditional pit are the DIY block kits for an easy at-home build. Or you could hire a landscaper to create a backyard oasis featuring custom masonry for a unique look tailored to your style.

Tables/Portables
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If you decide upon a fire table or portable fire pit, make sure you have laid out an area with a concrete slab, patio stones, or a deck protector big enough for the pit to sit on. As mentioned earlier, a flat surface off the ground or deck will keep your yard safer, so use a buffer.

The styles for portable and table fire pits are endless. You can choose between metal or concrete prefab bowls, a fire table, or a globe/cage-style fire pit to create that look for your yard you’d always dreamed of.

Choose Your Heat Source: Gas Or Wood?

The biggest difference between wood-burning and gas fire pits is the cost. Everything else comes down to preference. Though gas fire pits are more expensive, there are many things to consider when choosing between the two.

Gas Fire Pit Installation

A gas fire pit installation requires a professional, but it provides a different ambiance, less overall maintenance and less hazard. A gas fire pit also gives off no sound or smoke, giving it a less natural fire effect. However, it is nice to know no smoke will get into your eyes like a traditional wood-burning fire pit can produce.

Wood Burning Pits

Wood burning pits do have perks too, they are natural, don’t require a gas hook up, and have that realistic fire crackle we all think about when we plan a bonfire. It does require more maintenance. There’s a constant need to stoke the fire to keep it burning and ash cleanup afterwards. The embers are also a fire hazard but easy to control if you are diligent.

Invest In Safety Gear

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If you’re getting a fire pit installation in your yard, be sure to do it responsibly. Ensure you buy a fire extinguisher for outside in case flames begin to get unruly. Keep a hose with a nozzle close by for a quick way to put out any sparks. Or use sand to put out the fire if you prefer that method. Fire blankets are also necessary if a nearby object or person catches fire, they can smother the flames almost instantly.

Our team knows landscaping, and we can create a yard that will utilize your outdoor space as living space, and you’ll never want to go inside. From custom stonework, retaining walls, woodwork, lighting and more, we can build you an outdoor retreat to highlight your new fire pit installation so you can enjoy the yard without doing all the hard work.

If you decide on a backyard renovation this year or are looking to jazz up your space with a new fire pit or fire feature, contact us online, or call us at (403) 452 – 0360.

Easy & Budget-friendly DIY Landscaping Ideas

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Landscaping doesn’t always mean digging up the entire yard. There are many simple ways to revamp your outdoor space without spending a lot of time or money. Below we have compiled a list of seven DIY landscaping ideas that even a total beginner could do. Moreover, these budget-friendly ideas will help you refresh your outdoor space just in time for spring.

Not Sure Where To Start?

If you’re starting with a blank slate, it can be hard to decide what exactly you want. First, choose a specific area to focus on. Trying to figure out your entire backyard or front yard at once can be overwhelming. Next, visualize what you want this space to look like. Take a moment to draw out your current outdoor space and where you want things to go. We recommend keeping in mind how natural light will affect your design. For example, you won’t want to make a garden bed in an area that doesn’t get sufficient sunlight.

Will this area be a place for entertaining or gardening? Are you looking for something more functional or aesthetic? These are a few questions you can ask yourself when planning your DIY landscaping project. Looking up design inspiration online will also be a great way to decide where to begin.

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Raised Garden Bed

With the weather warming up, many people will want to get back into gardening. Raised garden beds are great for keeping out pests and neatly dividing the garden. Choose whether you want to plant herbs, vegetables, or flowers. By doing so, you will have a better idea as to how big you want the garden bed.

Give yourself half a day, and you too can build your own custom raised garden bed. There are plenty of preassembled raised garden beds to choose from for those who want to get right into gardening.

DIY Stepping Stone

Why not spruce up your garden with a one-of-a-kind stepping stone? Even if you aren’t the most artistically inclined, this is a great DIY landscaping project even kids can do. To make your own stepping stone, you’ll need:

  • Quick Setting Concrete
  • Non-stick Spray
  • Mould
  • Bucket
  • Paint Mixer
  • Newspaper
  • Decorative Items (Seashells, Dried Flowers, Marbles, Sea Glass, Sparkles, etc.)

First, line the moulds with non-stick spray. Next, mix the concrete and pour it into a mould. Add your chosen decorative items. Lastly, let the concrete dry for 24 to 48 hours, and you’re done!

If you don’t want to purchase concrete, DIY stepping stone kits are also available to purchase.

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Paint A Mural

Use your fence as your canvas! In other words, if you’re tired of looking at your mundane fence all the time, now is the time to change it up. This is another way to add a personal touch to your outdoor space.

Plant Hanger

Is there a wooden ladder sitting unused at the back of your shed? If so, dust it off and convert it into a plant hanger. This is a great way to showcase all your plant babies in a compact and visually pleasing way. Consider how many and which plants you want to add. Next, purchase some basic plywood to make shelves. If desired, paint the ladder to help match your surroundings.

For a single pole ladder, you can even attach it to your shed or fence. Add desired hanging planters, and you’re finished!

Add Or Replace Landscape Edging

Landscape edging helps define a walkway, a patio, or outline garden space. Landscape edging is a great way to keep grass out of a garden bed and can boost curb appeal. Lawn edging materials typically come in stone, brick, concrete, metal, or plastic.

First, measure out the area you want to define. This way, you’ll know exactly how much material you’ll need. Next, dig a trench around the area you want to define. For plastic edging, dig roughly six inches deep. For stones, dig depending on how large each one is. Place the edging into the trench. Use a connector on the plastic edging so that the ends are attached. Once you fill the soil back, place a stake every 5 feet along the edging. After that, you should slightly angle the stake to ensure the edging stays put.

Mood Lighting

We know just how important lighting can be for an outdoor space. Why not elevate the time you spend outside with some mood lighting? String lights and solar-powered lights are easy to incorporate and help change the tone. The fun thing about outdoor lights is how many choices you have. There are plenty of sizes, shapes, and colours to choose from to help maximize customization. Add these to your patio, around your home, or in your garden. In addition, landscape lighting also helps boost curb appeal and security.

Hardscaping

Last but not least, let’s talk about hardscaping. If you’re tired of the amount of time spent mowing the lawn, consider adding hardscaping. Hardscape means using material like wood, stone, or metal and adding it to the landscape. For example, this includes pathways or sitting areas made of stone or gravel. This idea might sound a bit more ambitious than the others. However, you could finish a small walking pathway within a day. If you’re imagining a large stone pathway in your yard, it’s best to contact a professional landscaper.

We hope these budget-friendly DIY landscaping ideas inspire you to plan your own projects. These projects can help revitalize your outdoor space for spring. However, you don’t need to make all projects DIY. For bigger projects like custom stonework, retaining walls, or custom irrigation, let professional landscapers handle it. Furthermore, these tasks will take longer, but you’ll get the exact desired result.

For your next landscaping project, contact us at Landscape 360 to request an estimate. We specialize in all things landscaping and offer high-quality service to Calgary and the surrounding areas. 

Improving Curb Appeal With Landscaping

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 Homeowners take great pride in the interior of their home, but what about the exterior? There are many ways landscaping services can benefit you. Today we are focusing on curb appeal. What is it, and why is it important? What are easy ways to improve curb appeal? As a homeowner, these are great questions to have. First, we will go over what it is, then provide five simple landscaping ideas to help raise curb appeal.   

What Is Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is a term often used by realtors. It refers to the outer attractiveness of a house or property, and you can raise or lower curb appeal based on things like structural upkeep or landscaping.  

Why Should I Be Thinking Of Curb Appeal?

If you plan on selling your home, curb appeal makes a tremendous difference. Homebuyers today will often start their search online. In other words, photos of the exterior will either draw them in or steer them away. When a potential buyer comes to see your house, the first thing they will notice is the exterior. High curb appeal not only gives a better first impression but also helps raise the overall value.  

 

Now you might think, ‘if I’m not selling my home, why does curb appeal matter’? Similar to how you care for the inside of your home, don’t you want to do the same for the outside? Even if you’re not selling your home, many people walk by and see it every day. Simple landscaping can help give a fresh look to your home.  

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Landscaping To Improve Curb Appeal

Landscaping can be as simple or big of a project as you want. Whether you hire a professional or make it a DIY weekend activity, here are five ideas to get you started.  

Adding Greenery

Adding greenery seems like one of the easiest things to do. However, many forget to keep the seasons in mind when planning. Living in Alberta, it can be tricky to find the right plants that will last through the harsh conditions. In winter, we lose a lot of colours, and homes can look dull and uninviting. This is where winter season plants will come in. Consider incorporating plants like red osier dogwood or evergreen shrubs.

 

Getting a head start on spring and planting perennials is another easy way to add some colour. A professional landscaper will have expert knowledge on which plants are best for our climate. With planters or outdoor decor, colourful ones will add a personal touch to your property.  

Custom Pathway

The pathway to your front door is something many people will notice. Having a unique pathway will draw attention to the home. Stone or brick pathways come in many colours and shapes, giving you a lot of options. There are plenty of pathway designs and ideas online. If you are working with a professional landscaper, they can provide great advice as well.  

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Lighting

Lighting not only increases safety but is also a great way to boost that curb appeal. Are you looking for a place to sit down and relax after a long day? Need a certain area lit up for security reasons? You’ll have many options to choose from, depending on what you want to use the lights for. The angle at which you position the lights will also give off different moods.  

 

Use uplights to highlight the best features of your home or surrounding landscape. On the contrary, downlights help create a beautiful moonlight effect when installed on higher trees.  

 

Light fixtures and light bulbs come in many different styles and sizes. Lastly, get inspired by looking up what options and lighting ideas are out there. It will help give you a better idea of what works for your space.  

Woodwork

There are plenty of woodworking projects to incorporate. Some areas include the deck, plant boxes, or even adding a garden bench. While these may take more time, they will be worth the effort. When done right, custom woodwork can be the highlight of your outdoor area.  

Consider Symmetry

Using symmetry will surely please the eye. For example, place the same plant or shrub on either side of the lawn. Humans are naturally drawn to symmetry, and simply swapping or moving things around can achieve this. Symmetrical landscapes help bring out uniformity and balance to your space. If you are using outdoor décor or furniture, keep overall balance, size, and colour in mind too.  

Final Thoughts

Lastly, curb appeal isn’t just about what other people are looking at. Don’t forget about yourself! Enhancing your exterior should bring joy and personality to your surroundings and help you fall in love with your home again. The great thing about winter is that you can plan everything now so that when the days get warmer, you can take full advantage of your outdoor space.  

 

By considering greenery, pathways, lighting, woodwork, and symmetry, we hope you have a better idea of how to improve curb appeal with landscaping. 

Not sure where to start or how to get the landscaping job done? Landscape 360 is here for you. From custom stonework to custom irrigation, we offer high-quality landscaping services to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to work with our experienced team.   

Benefits Of Landscape Design & Services

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Though it may be winter, and the snow is covering your yard, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your landscaping. Landscape design is more important than you think.  It gives your property more curb appeal and will maximize your yard’s usable space. Giving you the most practicality out of it. You can create an outdoor oasis to retreat to when the weather gets warm. Whatever you have in mind for your new yard, Landscape 360 is here to help that vision come to life.

The Importance of Landscape Design

1. Turns Unused Space Into Functional Space

Hiring a landscaper to come and redesign your yard is the best way to create a full outdoor living area you can be proud of. Turning your yard into a functional living space allows you to gain extra square footage during those summer months. You can make use of your new-found space in many ways. Whether you want a reading garden, a backyard BBQ and outdoor kitchen for potluck parties, a camper’s oasis with a fire pit and seating, or a playground for the kids, a professional landscaper can take your ideas and make them happen.

2. Landscaping Boosts Property Value

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Everyone knows people judge what they can see, so why not create a beautiful yard for yourself. There are so many options for landscaping your yard. Whether it’s to the extreme, with a full outdoor kitchen or a lush oasis with a fountain.  Or something minimalist, like a simple garden. When your yard looks well-curated, your home’s property value is sure to go up. Curb appeal can be a huge deal-breaker for some homebuyers. Many folks want their new home and the property it resides on to be move-in ready.

3. Creates A Way To Connect With Nature In Your Own Home

Landscaping provides you and your family a way to connect more with nature. Bringing a beautiful living space outside will give you more time to enjoy what nature has to offer. Plus, it’ll be right outside your doorstep.

4. Decreased Utility Costs

When redesigning your yard, you can ask your landscaper the best way to save on utilities. They will know which shrubs and trees provide the most shade and are low maintenance to keep alive. They can scout out your yard to find where the sun rises and sets to find the foliage’s best placement to give you the benefits of shade during the hot summer months.

5. Protection Of Natural Wildlife

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A landscaper knows which plants are native to the climate you live in. Your professional landscaper will be able to give you a lush, full yard and garden all summer long by planting native plants in your area. This also means they will be lower maintenance since they thrive in this specific environment. In turn, saving you time, money, and energy trying to keep them alive.

6. Weed Control

Properly landscaping your yard will actually reduce weeds. When your lawn isn’t healthy, weeds are more likely to find their way in and start spreading. By investing in good landscaping, even a simple makeover can increase the chances of your lawn fighting off weeds on its own without needing harsh herbicides.

7. Creates A New Space To Enjoy – Enhances Your Quality Of Living

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Overall getting your yard landscaped creates a better quality of life for you and your family. You have a new space to enjoy, to create more memories with your friends and family. It provides you with something beautiful to look at and use as extra square footage for your home. There’s no point in wasting that blank canvas. Your yard is waiting for a redesign.

Why Seeking Out A Landscaping Company Will Prove Useful

You can landscape your yard yourself if you have the time, energy, and know-how to create an outdoor oasis. However, by hiring a professional landscaping company like Landscape 360, you will get way more for your money. An experienced company will take your ideas and create the ultimate outdoor space for your home.

Landscaping Companies Save You Time & Money

Calgary has such a dry climate that landscapers know precisely which native plants to incorporate into the designs. That knowledge ensures they will thrive in your yard with minimal effort and will meet YardSmart initiatives to lower water usage. A landscaping company also understands that the use of native plants is beneficial for the preservation of natural wildlife. Professional landscapers will place trees and plants in strategic areas of your yard to help reduce costs by shading your home on those hot summer days.

Professionals At Work

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Another benefit of landscape design is that the landscapers know what they are doing. If you want putting practice, they can help you work on that. They have the ability to implement a putting green into your design so you can work on your game anytime. If you want a pergola, a professional knows exactly where to build your new structure. This way you don’t get blinded by the sun with poor placement. They can even install water features in your yard to give it that wow factor.

For any landscape design services in Calgary, Landscape 360 has the team for the job. We have been around since 2008 and are born and raised Calgarians. We know the best products, plants, and designs to use in your space. Whether you need a full-scale construction project or you’re inquiring about something small scale we are happy to help. We love nothing more than redoing a yard.  It pleases us making your yard into something you are happy to come home to.

Contact us today for your next landscape design project. We do everything from stonework to landscape to lighting and custom irrigation. We ensure that every finished project is everything you imagined it to be.

Build A Deck In 7 Steps

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Whether you’re tearing down your old deck or installing one for the first time, there are multiple steps to keep in mind throughout the process. At first, the project may seem daunting, but with these steps, you’ll be lounging on your new deck in no time.

Below we will outline the tools you will need, what material you can choose from and seven steps to building your dream deck.

First Pick The Right Materials

When building a deck, you need to think about the materials you want to use. Should you go with wood? Vinyl? Composite? Each has its benefits and potential drawbacks. Only you can really decide the best deck material for your project.

Here’s a list of a few commonly used decking materials:

Pressure-treated lumber: Popular for its affordability and durability, this decking material is ideal for those who want a wood look without paying the price for natural wood. Pressure-treated lumber is also easy to work with, unlike natural wood.

Composite: Generally, a slightly more expensive option to pressure-treated lumber. This material is made out of natural wood fibres and durable resin. Composite decking is known for its durability, and you won’t have to worry about maintenance. With many colours and styles to choose from, you won’t need to spend time sanding or staining. Keep in mind that composite decking can get extremely hot in direct sunlight and can become slippery when wet.

Cedar: This option is resistant to insect damage and decay. Popular for its texture and look, cedar is lighter and easier to work with than pressure-treated wood, but it is also more expensive.

Tools You Need

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Impact Driver
  • Level & Post Level
  • Shovel

Materials You Will Need

  • Concrete Forming Tube
  • Batter Boards
  • String
  • Post-Hold Concrete
  • Joist Hanger
  • Deck Crews
  • Posts
  • Joists
  • Deck Railing & Boards
  • Deck Stair Stringer
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The 7 Steps To Your New Deck

Plan Out Your Deck:

Draw out what you envision. Think about how big you want it to be, and where you want to build it. What kind of furniture pieces do you want to add? Take a walk around your neighbourhood to get inspiration or save images you find online that speak to you. Lastly, always be sure to call Alberta One Call to have an inspector identify and mark any underground utility lines. Also, make sure to check if you need any permits from your local municipality before you begin any work.

Build The Framework:

First, you will need batter boards and string to measure out from your house to the farthest post’s outside edge. This will act as a blueprint to measure how the frame will look and where the deck’s corners will be.

Ensure you measure the strings with a line level, as they should be stretched out tightly. Next, get a tape measure and either spray paint or flag to mark out where the post holes will go. Depending on where the frost line is, dig the holes for the footings and cut a level line on each form to the appropriate length, leaving a few inches above the ground. Once you have levelled the concrete tubing forms, backfill the dirt.

Prepare The Post Anchors:

Following the concrete mix instructions, pour cement into the footings and insert the post anchor bolts into the footer’s center, approximately 1-inch above the surface. Note that you will need to leave sufficient time for the concrete to harden fully. Once it has set, attach the post anchors.

building a deck

Setting Beam Height:

Measure the distance from the house to the ground, then subtract an inch off the far post to determine the height. This 1-inch difference is to allow for proper water flow. Next, place the beams and use brackets to secure the posts to the post anchors with nails.

This is a good time to double-check that the beams are square before securing them to the post. The joists should be placed every 16-inches. Using a measuring tape, mark off each spot before nailing down the joists. Using a power drill, attach the rim joists to the beams’ ends, and then the joist hangers to the beam faces.

Installing The Deck Boards:

At this point, your deck will look like it has a solid structure. Now it is time to install the boards. Line up the edge of the first length of the decking board with the beam’s outside edge. For every board, drill two screws every 16-inches into the joists. Depending on the material you’re working with, allow for a sufficient gap between each board. Again, double-check every few boards to ensure they are straight.

Adding The Railings:

Check with your inspector what railing height is allowed. Space out each post evenly before drilling them down. When working with wood, you will need to measure and cut each piece.

If you bought a pre-assembled railing kit, you still have to space them out and drill it in place.

Time For Stairs:

We’re almost done! If you want stairs coming off your deck, you will need to pour a concrete landing pad for the bottom step. Measure the height in inches, then divide the measurement by 7 – which is the ideal height for each step – to calculate how many steps you will need. For example, 63 ÷ 7 = 9, which means you will have nine risers. Cut the stair stringers, then nail down the deck boards the same way as step 5.

Congratulations! You have finished building your deck. You can add the final touches with accessories, furniture pieces, or a barbeque. Once you’ve customized it to your liking, you can now kick back and relax on your beautiful new deck.

 

Do you want to add a more personal touch to your outdoor living space? Contact Landscape 360 today to request an estimate. 

Landscape Construction Versus Landscape Design

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As summer comes to an end, you might be thinking of redesigning your yard for next year. Fall is a great time to consider getting your landscape design done as it gets chillier, and you’re using your green space less. Before the first snowfall of the year, you might be able to get some landscape construction done, and install some new pathways or even a fountain!

Is Landscape Construction Or Design Right For Me?

Landscape construction and design are two things that go hand in hand. You really cannot achieve one without the other, and they work together to create a beautiful yard. Landscape design deals with the planning and aesthetic nature of your project, whereas landscape construction is the physical act of making your plan happen. Most landscape designers can complete simple landscape construction projects themselves, or work closely with qualified landscape construction companies.

What's A Hardscape & Softscape?

When discussing landscaping, there are two broad categories to describe aspects of landscape construction and design: hardscapes and softscapes. Hardscapes refer to materials that go into a landscape, such as wood, stone, plastics and metals. Softscapes refer to the plants and organic matter that go into landscaping projects, such as trees, bushes, and flowers.

landscape design

Your landscaping design will likely involve both hardscapes and softscapes to create an alluring finished product. It’s essential to have a plan ahead of time and know exactly what you want to see in your yard before you talk to a professional! Knowing what elements you want to see within your landscape design will help your landscapers understand your vision and execute it.

Design Tips For Landscaping

With so many options, choosing what to add to your yard can be a little overwhelming. Creating a wishlist of what you want to see in your greenspace can help your landscape designer create a more coherent idea that incorporates these aspects. However, keep in mind some top design tips if you choose to create the design and finish it yourself.

Gardenista has a list of the top 10 design tips for landscaping, and we’ve compiled our favourite tips here! When designing your new space, you should:

  • Clearly Understand The Purpose Of Your Garden/Yard
  • Get To Know Your Yard’s Microclimates & Topography
  • Choose Plants That Are Right For Your Location
  • Plant Trees Based On Their Future Growth

Before getting ahead of yourself, you should consider these four tips. Knowing exactly how you hope to use your yard will vastly change how you design it. For example, if you have kids and want them to be able to play in the yard, ripping it out to replace all the grass with rocks and a huge fountain likely isn’t the best choice!

landscape design rocks

Understanding your space’s microclimates and topography is part of understanding the distinct features of your yard. You want to design around the unique characteristics of your space. If you have nice sunny patches, you might want to create a lovely little garden space. Knowing what your yard is like will also help you avoid making mistakes. For example, placing elements on areas that can’t support it and having them washed out during the next storm.

You wouldn’t want to plant a whole bunch of greenery and then realize that it cannot grow in your climate! Picking plants that will thrive in your local area is vital. Better Homes & Gardens has an excellent resource for finding the best plants for your area. For example, Calgary sits in a zone 4a, so implementing vegetation that suits our climate will result in better gardening success. It’s essential to research so you find plants that will thrive and be happy in your backyard.

Lastly, when adding trees to your yard, you must consider how large they can grow, not just the current size. It may fit nicely in the spot you’ve put it in right now. But, what will it look like in 5 or 10 years? Depending on the type of tree you’ve selected, it can grow to be quite large. Remeber you have to account for how this will affect your yard design.

Popular Elements Of Landscaping

There are popular elements in landscape design that are seen as relatively timeless. If you’re struggling to decide what you want in your yard, our Calgary landscaping company can help!

Popular hardscape features include:

  • Fountains, These Can Be Statement Pieces Or Simple & Minimalistic
  • Bird Baths, For All You Bird Enthusiasts
  • Stone Or Brick Pathways
  • Stone, Brick Or Wooden Stairs

Top softscape features are:

  • Trees
  • Flowers
  • Shrubbery & Hedges
  • Grass
landscape design hardscape

No matter what you want in your yard, there is a landscaper out there that can help you design and construct it to your vision. If you plan to design and build your yard yourself, make sure to do your research thoroughly. Many hardscape elements require expertise and knowledge to install correctly, so it might be better to contact a professional for that portion of the job.

Finding A Landscape Designer

When you’re searching for a professional to help you get the job done, make sure to look into their reviews and credentials. You can also take a look at their portfolio and see if the work they’ve done in the past is similar to the aesthetic you’re trying to recreate. Most landscapers can help you bring your dream to life if you have an idea of what you want. Even knowing the hard or softscape you wish to add will allow them to help you design something. But hiring a specialist in landscape design is also a route you can pursue.

The most important part of landscape design and finding the right professional for the job is making space work for you! Your yard should be a space you feel happy in and serves its purpose.

 

Are you looking to redesign your outdoor space? Contact our experienced team at Landscape 360 today for more information on how we can make your vision come to life!

Gardening Versus Landscaping

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As summer begins and everything starts to grow and get nice and lush, it’s a great time to start thinking about your yard. There are many ways to improve the outdoor space for your family. When considering how to improve your home’s green space, you might be wondering whether gardening or landscaping is the right option for you.

 

Gardening Versus Landscaping

So what’s the difference between gardening and landscaping? At first glance, they seem incredibly similar, and both involve creating and maintaining outdoor green spaces. The line between landscaping and gardening can be blurry. Typically gardening deals mostly with plants within an area, whereas landscaping involves various elements. Landscaping deals with different botanical components, such as trees, bushes, shrubs, and hardscapes like pathing, furniture, and fences to create a seamless and elevated space.

Many consider gardening to be a fulfilling personal hobby. Gardening gets you outside and working on your yard during the warm summer months. Starting a garden can help you elevate the look of your yard by adding flowers. This can take many different forms, whether you’re more interested in tending flowers or growing herbs and vegetables instead!

 

gardening pots on table

 

Gardening & Getting Started

There are many resources online to help you get your garden started. Resources can also help troubleshoot any problems that might come up. Calgary Horticultural Society has a great page that addresses local gardeners’ frequently asked questions! The City of Calgary has a guide to help you plan the layout of your yard and garden.

If you’re looking to get into gardening and aren’t sure where to start, it can be helpful to look up what plants flourish best in your area. The City of Calgary’s YardSmart guide outlines a list of perennial and annual water-wise plants. Water-wise plants are drought tolerant and offer advantages such as being great at sponging up rainwater runoff.

 

Perennials, Annuals & Vegetables

It’s important to consider what grows best in your local area. Because of this you might want to consider the benefits of planting perennial instead of annual. Perennials grow back every year, reducing the amount of work you need to do in your yard yearly. Some perennials mentioned in the guide that would be a beautiful addition to any garden are:

 

  • Alpine Asters
  • Bearded Irises
  • Blanket Flowers
  • Daylilies
  • False-Sunflowers
  • Peonies

 

peonies in garden

Gardening is an affordable hobby. If you choose to grow herbs and vegetables, it might save you money in the long run! Additionally, having a herb and vegetable garden has many different benefits, such as:

 

  • Always Having Fresh Herbs & Vegetables On Hand.
  • The Added Health Benefits That Come From Eating Fresh Produce.
  • Elevates Your Cooking By Allowing You To Add Fresh Herbs To Any Dish!
  • Gardening Can Be A Great Form Of Exercise, & It Can Be Extremely Fulfilling To Learn A New Skill!
  • It Can Add Visual Appeal To Your Yard & Gives Your Guests Something To Talk About When They Visit Your Home!
  • You Could Eventually Have Lots Of Herbs & Vegetables To Share With Your Loved Ones.

 

growing vegetables in a garden

 

Professional Landscaping

Landscaping is not typically a hobby that people try and pick up. Generally landscaping is left to the professionals, because it requires knowledge of horticulture, artistic design, construction and installation. Reworking and landscaping your yard is challenging and requires knowledge about lots of different elements.

You might have a vision for your yard that cannot be accomplished without custom stone and woodwork. This can become a massive project very quickly. Also, landscaping can include elements such as the creation of ponds, sculptures, and fun foliage like topiaries. Once all the planning and work on your yard is done, your yard still might not look how you envisioned it.

If you’re looking to change your yard’s look thoroughly, you should contact a landscaping contractor. Landscaping contractors know all about local botanicals, along with having experience with what will work best in your yard’s terrain.

 

professionally landscaped yard

 

Best Choice For Your Home

So what’s the best choice for your home? It really depends on your needs and what exactly you’re trying to change about your yard. Gardening is a great way to add greenery. By gardening you start a relatively low cost and fun activity for the entire family.

Gardening promotes spending time outside and in your backyard. It can become a fulfilling skill to learn for the future. Further, gardening improves the overall look of your yard. However, gardening involves lots of maintenance and work to keep your yard from looking overgrown.

If you’re looking to make more significant changes, it might be better to contact a professional landscape contractor. Ponds, pathways, and more significant botanical elements are more challenging to install and can become quite costly.

Materials can be extremely expensive. If you don’t already have the existing skill-set to make this project a reality, it becomes a huge risk to try and install it yourself. With these more extensive projects, it’s better to leave it to the professionals. Landscaping adds a unique design element to your home and is custom fit to your yard to suit your needs. Landscaping works to elevate your yard by adding features to make your yard more accessible and beautiful. These yards can be designed to suit any lifestyle and designed to be low or high maintenance.

If you have any questions about landscaping, give us a call. Our staff is more than willing to answer questions and help you update your yard for the summer. 

 

Gardens Bring Positive Energy To Isolation Blues

gardens bring positive energy during isolation

It is excellent Canadians are doing their part by social isolating and physical distancing, so we can fight this COVID-19 virus and get things back to a new normal soon! One way of keeping up the positivity is gardening. Gardens can bring positive energy to isolation blues.

It can be hard to be cooped up at home for days at a time, so like those who battle depression or have physical limitations, we have to find ways to stay positive.

Fun Facts: Gardening & Nature Are Healthy Ways To Lifts Your Emotions

Researchers at Bristol University and University College in England found soil bacteria that increase our serotonin levels when we garden. It gets the body to increase serotonin, which is the chemical in our body that helps make us feel energetic and happy. (Nice to know there are good bacteria, too!)

Here Are Some Other Points About How Gardening Lifts Your Spirits:

summer gardening to lift spirits
Summer gardening brings positive vibes
  • Gives a person a sense of purpose. Since we are kept from our regular work, gardening is a small project that is totally under your control.
  • It develops nurturing skills and connections. You are caring for little plants and watching them grow. It may increase your ability to see other needs and confirm you do have the skills to listen or help. Sharing with others online about your growing experience can connect you to people with similar interests.
  • Nature helps elevate hormone levels. It is common knowledge that being in the outdoors can calm and centre people who are anxious or depressed. There are studies by Golding (2018), McMaahon and Estes (2015) that show even looking at pictures of green spaces can help elevate moods. When we stress, cortisol levels rise and create anxiety. When you are in nature or garden, cortisol levels decrease.
  • Gardening focuses on the mind and reduces stress. My mother used to say busy hands – rested mind. That is why those stress toys on your desk work. They give your brain a little break while it focuses on the hand movements. Exercise, whether it is walking, running, basketball or gardening, is a proven therapy for depression and anxiety. (Don’t go all out in buying a bunch of plants or tools though, as the hit to the pocketbook would definitely decrease those feel-good vibrations!)

So Given Gardening Is Good For Us, Is It Too Early In Southern Alberta To Start Planting?

Planting Succulents
Planting Succulents

The answer is yes, no and a matter of “IF”

It all depends on the weather. There is a reason farmers take a handful of soil, look at the weather and check their computerized software before beginning to plant in the spring. It has to be warm and dry enough to work the soil and plant the seeds to grow.

Planning

It is definitely time to plan your yard renovations, or what flowers or plants you want in your beds. If you have some ideas, you can call a greenhouse or professional landscape company like Landscape 360 and speak with our knowledgeable staff about layouts, yard construction and plant selection. If you want, get a couple of quotes for work. You can set up times where a landscape contractor can drive by and work up a quote or send some pictures to give them an idea of what is needed.

Lawns

Man mowing lawn during isolation
Man mowing lawn during isolation

Areas close to the foothills still have significant snow, but IF you live in Calgary or areas east of Calgary, snow in most yards is gone.

IF the ice is gone from the grass, you can safely take off excess leaves or pinecones and pet droppings.

IF the ground is still frozen or soggy and wet, it is too early to thatch your lawn. Deep raking at this time can pull out the grass by the roots. Wait until the frost is gone, the grass is greening, and the lawn is dry. That goes for applying fertilizer too. Using it too soon can burn the developing roots and blades.

Flower & Vegetable Beds

Gardening to lift moods
Flower garden to lift the blues

IF the soil is workable and the temperature gets to about 10 degrees celsius consistently, you can begin to clean away winter sticks and leaves. 

IF case there is still the risk of snow, a little leaf cover can protect your plants from early frost, so it is better to leave it. 

IF the soil is still wet and cold, hold off rototilling until about 6-8 inches of soil is dry and warming.

When you till too soon, it compacts and clumps up the earth and destroys its fertility. Using a rototiller too early destroys all the delicate balances going on between bacteria, worms and thawing soil and reviving plants.

Bushes & Trees 

Planting trees in the garden
Planting trees in the garden

You can cut back on deciduous trees now before the buds or leaves start. Prune branches less than 2 inches wide, but leave the larger ones. 

Flowering trees and bushes should be left until flowering is over. Prune fruit-bearing trees in early winter.

You can start pruning raspberry canes that gave fruit last year as they won’t give fruit on those canes again. Leave the new cane growth because the berries will come out on the new shoots. Pruning helps to increase berry, flower and fruit production. 

Be sure you take safety precautions when you prune and make sure your tools are sharp. Some trees require a dormant oil to keep larvae and pests from harming the tree. Contact your garden centre or arborist for the product and method of treatment.

IF you are unsure what or how to prune, talk to or hire a qualified arborist or professional landscape contractor. If you prune the wrong way you can damage a bush or tree, and let disease in, or set you up to be the blocks, ugly tree winner!

Seeds & Plants

Gardening
Gardening, planting, and keeping positive vibes

It is too early to plant annuals, but some of your bulbs or perennials might be showing bits of green. Don’t disturb the cover until it warms up as it shelters the new shoots from colder storms. 

You can plant hardy seeds when the soil is ready and you can absolutely start your seeds indoors. 

Many online garden centres have catalogues of seeds. They will mail the seeds, growing supplies, or root cuttings and bulbs to you. 

Garden Centres in Calgary are open, but for staff and patron safety, they are observing distancing rules. Pepare to wait calmly at staggered till lines or you can arrange for curbside pickup. Closer to the end of May, bedding flats will be ready, but check if they are taking telephone orders, deliver, or they are limiting shoppers in the store.

Starting Seeds

Planting seeds
Planting seeds

We are in a zone 3 area, with some micro-climates tolerating zone 4 plants. This should help you to choose the right seeds and plants. Be careful in your selections because some seed providers in the USA and don’t have seeds and plants compatible with our climate and may not be able to send things over the border.

Here are a few companies to check out: Versey Seed, Edgebrook Farm, Sterns, and Mackenzie Seed to name a few.

IF conditions are right, here is a Garden Retreat planting date summary that will let you know what you can plant now, and when to plant other seeds directly in the ground. 

Those seeds that have to wait for warmer weather can be planted indoors now and then transplanted later. 

Many people will be putting in vegetable gardens this year, in case the border trade is slows or shuts down. Homeowners are looking forward to serving vegetables and berries grown from their own garden.

Tools

Gardening tools
Gardening tools hanging up

Early spring is the time to go through your tools and get them ready to use. Sharpen lawnmower blades, axes, hedge cutters, pruning tools, shovels, and edgers. Clean up wheelbarrows and pump up the tires. Service your lawnmower as condensation can form over the winter in the tank, and you may need to brush or replace spark plugs.

As for the rest of spring cleanup, it is an excellent time to organize your to-do list. Do a walk around and see if fences need boards fixed. Painting can be done when the weather is warm and dry. Look at your home for exterior maintenance issues. Take out your hoses, and when warm weather hits, you can turn on exterior water. Prep your irrigation systems and blow the lines out with compressed air. 

Landscape 360 is a Calgary landscaping company that has been serving the area since 2008. We offer landscape construction, custom stonework, irrigation, retaining walls and more. Contact us if you want help getting your yard ready this spring. 

5 Trending Landscape Features For 2020

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The old saying of out with the old and in with the new makes January a great time to begin thinking about your yard and see if there are features you would like to upgrade and improve. A quick search of the internet will let you see some of the new yard space suggestions trending for 2020.

 

Sustainability

Sustainability can be both a value and a material choice. The emphasis on climate change has people looking at how they can protect our environment. Some of the ways they are doing that are by improving their landscapes, using fewer materials, and maintaining a pleasant yard space for their family activities. Some things they are doing are:

 

  • Planting more trees
  • Xeriscaping
  • Planting in pots for less water consumption
  • Composting their garbage and amending soil with the final compost product
  • Finding ways to reduce water use
  • Paying attention to materials used in landscaping and recycling/repurposing others
  • Reducing fertilizer and chemical use
  • Considering natural disaster prevention issues, like using non-flammable materials and establishing firebreaks or shrub cutback for wildfire prevention
  • Designing with minimalist features to conserve resources

 

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Permaculture

Bill Mollison, the co-founder of Permaculture Design, said permaculture is a system of assembling conceptual, material, and strategic components in a pattern, which functions to benefit life in all its forms. The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature.

In 2020, more people are switching to native plant choices for their planting areas. The idea is to look at your local environment and adapt your gardens to that design. For the Calgary area, there are some excellent suggestions for plants that are native to this area.

Gardeners are growing edible plants, and some gardeners plant a little extra to share with the wildlife in their area. The use of biologic pest control or companion planting to keep harmful pests in check is part of permaculture practices. There are some excellent permaculture workshops in the Calgary area, including one at Urban Farm School and Verge Permaculture for online courses.

 

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Technology

Yes, technology even makes it outside to our yard space! Iscape is an apple app that helps homeowners design their yards and offers plant choices. While technology will give you a decent idea of what will and won’t work in your yard, it can’t tell you everything. That’s why consulting with a professional landscaper is still a great idea. They will make sure you don’t plant something that looks good but is considered a noxious weed in Alberta. A professional will also be able to give you advice on what maintenance will be like.

 

Some other technologies used in landscapes are:

 

  • People are searching the internet for landscape ideas. Love Your Landscape offers quite a few pictures and information.
  • Computerized irrigation and lighting systems you monitor from laptops or phones.
  • Apps for pest identification.
  • Smart Televisions and projection screens in entertaining outdoor areas where mobile phones can cast shows and pictures

 

Holistic Decorating

People are taking inside decorating choices and continuing them outside. They are also pulling the greenery inside. But what do we mean by that? This video on the GE Appliances Garden Kitchen Concept shows some examples.

 

Additional examples include:

 

  • Right now, trending colours for inside your home are leaning towards nature-based and grey tones. People are also making those choices for outside accessories by carrying their interior colour scheme outdoors.
  • Natural stone use is also prominent this year. People are using the same stone choices for their kitchen and outdoor cooking space, as well as interior feature walls and outside garden walls.
  • Patterns are showing up in fencing, paving, and wall design. Examples are wave or chevron pattern, basketweave, and lattice shapes.
  • Incorporating design in vertical and horizontal features. Outside wall decoration, border walls and climbing plants can provide private areas
  • Concrete and large pavers are being used instead of small paving stones. It’s similar to what is being used in bath and foyer tiles.
  • Sunrooms, rooftop gardens, and greenhouses are becoming more popular. Indoor plants provide a transition to the outdoors, and outdoor plants are grown inside.
  • Patio and French doors allow views of beautiful landscape features from dining or kitchen/family room areas.

 

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New Materials

Several new or relatively new materials are on the market for use this year. They are:

 

  • Cable railings installed vertically or horizontally. They don’t impede views and require no cleaning.
  • Thermally modified wood is replacing treated lumber.
  • Composite decking, railing, and steel substructure beams are expected to become a regular part of landscaping.
  • Lighter volcanic rock for path fillers or mulch.

The Calgary Home and Garden show runs Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2020, if you are looking for ideas. Consult with a professional landscape design and contractor when you are solidifying what you want in your plan. They can help you identify where to plant your choices, where they would thrive best, and refer you to some reputable suppliers.

If you have any questions about landscaping, give us a call. Our staff is more than willing to answer any landscape questions and help you plan to update your yard for this year 2020.