Raise the Roof on Your Rooftop Garden
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by Becca
1y ago
Rooftop gardens lend a natural aesthetic that is guaranteed to elevate any home. They can provide additional privacy, naturally improve the air quality and are likely to flourish because of the constant sun exposure. Most importantly, a rooftop garden will add some green to an area with limited space and will be sure to brighten up your home.  Before embarking on your rooftop garden journey, it is important to take a few things into consideration. For example, the structural integrity of your rooftop should be assessed by engineers before beginning your garden construction. Is the roof ab ..read more
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Outdoor Plants That Even You Can’t Kill
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by Becca
1y ago
Dreaming of having a beautiful garden space? Intimidated by the tediousness of maintaining said beautiful garden space? Well, here is a list of easy to care for plants that won’t take up your time, but will definitely take up some compliments! Purple Rain Desert Rose No, it’s not only music superstar Prince’s magnum opus, it’s also a gorgeous species of sage properly named Salvia Verticillata. This border flower can accentuate any garden, and they even attract butterflies! These smoke-colored lavender-like plants only need moist soil to grow, and do best in full sunlight. Desert Rose These Eas ..read more
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Weeds We Love to Eat, Alberta Edition
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by Becca
1y ago
Don’t forget to floss your teeth, clean behind your ears and…eat your weeds? Weeds may have a bad reputation when it comes to lawn care, but there are many weeds that are well worth eating! During your next peaceful walk through the forest make sure to bring a reusable container and collect these delicious weeds– they can be added to your salads or even continue to flourish long term in your garden. Dandelions  Definitely clear space for this weed in your diet! Dandelion leaves are highly nutritious and can be eaten raw or cooked (even the root and flower buds!). Dandelions are also a gr ..read more
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Friend or Foe? The Basics of Companion Planting
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by Becca
1y ago
If your garden aesthetic is “the bigger the better” or you simply want a healthy garden, here are our top ways to use companion planting to maximize your yield.  Companion planting is placing certain crops in close proximity to help mitigate pests, increase pollination, to maximize space or just overall improve crop productivity. Companion planting, also known as intercropping, can also be used to improve soil fertility, maintain plant health, provide weed suppression, offer shade regulation and you can even use tall plants to support lower growing plants by using them as natural support ..read more
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Building Raised Gardens
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by Becca
1y ago
Building Raised Gardens Looking to elevate your outdoor space? Try physically elevating your gardens and build a raised garden. Especially if you are working with a limited outdoor area, raised gardens are a fun DIY project to maximize your area and are the perfect backyard addition for growing vegetables and herbs.   There are DIY kits available for you to use, however, with a quick trip to the hardware store, we are confident that you can make one yourself! Channel your inner HGTV and follow our below helpful tips and tricks. Size matters.  Depending on what you will be using ..read more
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4 Factors to Consider When Landscaping Your Home Garden
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by Little Creek Landscaping
1y ago
Growing a beautiful garden can be a wonderful hobby, and a great way to pass the time. Gardening continues to top lists of favorite activities year after year, and it is easy to understand way. Working in the garden, and enjoying the results, is a great deal of fun, and a garden can even increase the value of the home. Before you can create that wonderful garden, however, it is important to understand the factors that influence the design and landscaping of the garden. Landscaping a garden does not need to be a difficult process, but it is important to understand the factors that affect the l ..read more
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Good Landscape Design and the Importance of Trees
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by Little Creek Landscaping
1y ago
Trees will be the largest elements of most landscaping projects, and it is important to give these denizens of the landscape the respect and care they deserve.  Part of this consideration is arranging those trees properly, in order to provide both the healthiest trees and the most spectacular views. When designing the new landscape, or redesigning an existing one, it is always helpful to sketch out what you would like the finished landscape to look like.  If your dream landscape calls for a cluster of trees, be sure to choose varieties whose sizes will make this clustering possible ..read more
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5 Quick Tips for an Awesome Backyard Landscape
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by Little Creek Landscaping
1y ago
Beginning landscapers often want to redo their backyard but aren’t really sure what they want to do with it. One option is to hire a professional landscaping company to do the job for you. Not everyone has the funds (or desire) to do this, however, and your backyard is the perfect spot to start with do-it-yourself landscaping. If you want to tackle your backyard landscape on your own, here are six quick tips to get you started. 1. Plan Ahead You can’t just run to your local gardening store and grab a bunch of random items, hoping everything will come together. Before anything else, you want t ..read more
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Whats New In Pavers
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by Little Creek Landscaping
1y ago
Whats New In Pavers When we think of a patio, most of us think simply of a Holland stone patio in a herringbone or bond pattern.  We do not need to limit ourselves to the outdated preconceptions, there are so many more choices on the market now.  There are two leading manufacturers in Edmonton and Calgary: Expocrete and Barkman; there are a number of others, but we will focus on just these two as they are both readily available and manufactured in western Canada ..read more
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Fruit Trees in Alberta
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by Little Creek Landscaping
1y ago
Fruit Trees in Alberta One of the most common requests we get from clients is to include an apple tree in their yard.  More often than not what they mean is they would like to have an edible plant.  Most people do not realize that there are so many more options than just apple trees that you can grow in Alberta. Below I have included a number of trees, shrubs and perennial fruiting plants that are all hardy right here in Edmonton. Apple A bit about them: Apple trees have beautiful spring flowers, and need to be planted in pairs to properly pollinate.  There are many differe ..read more
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