Creating Homes for the Birds That Blend in with Your Landscape
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
1w ago
A beautiful summer sunrise just wouldn’t be the same without some invigorating birdsong to accompany it! Many people admire these feathery friends for their majestic, musical beauty, but if you’re a gardener, you also know how important they are for your local ecosystem. If you’re looking for some new ways to keep birds hanging around your backyard space all year long, we’ve got some ideas to help you create the perfect outdoor paradise! Plant Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials If you want to attract birds, you’re going to need some trees! Planting a variety of trees and shrubs in your garden is ..read more
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A Guide to Landscape Journaling
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by Salisbury Landscaping
3w ago
Playing in the garden can unleash all sorts of creativity and has been known to inspire many gardening enthusiasts. However, keeping track of your garden and all the ideas you have for it can often feel overwhelming. That’s where a journal comes in handy! By jotting down those sudden inspirations and practical aspects of your gardening adventures, your landscape will benefit from a solid planning foundation. Must-Haves for Your Landscaping Journal  Here are some of our favourite ways to use our gardening notebooks: Sketches Before you know where you’re going, it helps to know where you ..read more
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Reflections on 2022 and Aspirations for 2023
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
1M ago
We accomplished a lot this past year at Salisbury Landscaping, servicing our clients and all of their landscaping needs. Moving into 2023, we’d like to share some of our favourite trends from 2022 to help take your landscape to the next level in the new year. We hope you’ve been planning something exciting for your garden already, but if you’d like a bit of help and inspiration from our top-notch landscape designers, read on! Our Favourite Topics of 2022 This past year, we spent a lot of time getting people excited about creating meaningful outdoor spaces. Here are a few of our favourite ide ..read more
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How To Build Stunning Porch Pots for the Holidays
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
2M ago
Have you ever wondered how greenhouses and Pinterest fanatics build those beautiful, Martha Stewart-worthy holiday porch pots and outdoor winter landscape decor? It’s actually easier than you think! With just a few tricks and ideas, you’ll be building your own Instagrammable holiday arrangement in no time. Designing a Porch Pot The secret behind all those gorgeous holiday porch pot arrangements on your social media is the thriller/filler/spiller design method. This method makes use of varying natural elements by combining “thrillers,” tall plants with impressive form and colour, “fillers,” w ..read more
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A Fall Pruning Guide: What to Trim and What to Leave Until Spring
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
3M ago
Get your garden ready for the cold season ahead. This blog is your guide for indicating which plants need pruning in the fall and which ones you can leave alone for winter interest in your landscape. Why Prune in the Fall?  With leaves gone, fall is the perfect time to examine your trees, shrubs, and vines and come up with a pruning routine or personal care guide for your garden. It’s the time to remove dead, damaged, dangerous, and diseased branches. But what plants should undergo pruning in the fall, and which ones should be left to complement your winter landscaping design?  Wh ..read more
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Creating an Alpine, Woodland Landscape in Whitemud Creek: Case Study & Inspiration
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
3M ago
This year, we completed a major design and build project for a lovely client that welcomed us to her home. Tucked in the established neighbourhood of Whitemud Creek, the property backs into a protected nature reserve filled with old-growth forest and wildlife. Redesigning and building the sloped backyard proposed challenges and opportunities alike. With the collaborative ideas of both the homeowner and the designer, the landscape transformation was a huge success, creating a serene space that feels like you’re visiting a garden in the Rocky Mountains. The Vision The property slopes into the W ..read more
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Know Your Stones: Choosing the Best Landscaping Rocks for Your Space
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
3M ago
Stones and rocks are a key element of landscaping and naturalistic designs, but there are so many options available! If you’re looking to purchase landscaping stones or design a rock garden and don’t know where to start, we have an overview of all the different styles you can choose from and the best ways to use them.  Small Stones for Landscaping Small landscape stones are typically for pathways through your yard and garden. There are two main styles: pea gravel and crushed gravel. They tend to break down over the years, so if they start getting super dusty and crumbly, you can swap the ..read more
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7 Common Landscape Design Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
4M ago
Taking on a new landscape design project can be so exciting, and it’s a great opportunity to get creative! The problem is, if you get a little overeager and dive in before doing your due research, you can stumble into some expensive problems down the road. We put together this list of mistakes to avoid for a beautiful, sustainable landscape design without any costly complications.   Avoid These Common Mistakes When Planning Your Landscape Design Whether you’re coordinating your own landscape design or relying on outside help, it’s important to know the facts and have a clear plan be ..read more
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Creating an Alpine, Woodland Landscape in Whitemud Creek: Case Study & Inspiration
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
4M ago
This year, we completed a major design and build project for a lovely client that welcomed us to her home. Tucked in the established neighbourhood of Whitemud Creek, the property backs into a protected nature reserve filled with old-growth forest and wildlife. Redesigning and building the sloped backyard proposed challenges and opportunities alike. With the collaborative ideas of both the homeowner and the designer, the landscape transformation was a huge success, creating a serene space that feels like you’re visiting a garden in the Rocky Mountains. The Vision The property slopes into the W ..read more
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Sod vs Artificial Turf: Which is Better for Your Unique Landscape?
Salisbury Landscaping
by Salisbury Landscaping
6M ago
More and more homeowners are making the switch from sod grass to artificial turf. Both options have many merits as well as a few potential downsides. Deciding which option is best for you will depend on a few factors—namely, the size and features of your landscape. We’ve summarized the pros and cons, so you can decide which option is superior in the case of sod vs turf!   Sod vs Turf: Comparing Costs The main thing that seems to dissuade people from purchasing artificial turf is the high cost, but if you think about it, it’s not much more expensive than sod grass. With artificial tu ..read more
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