Tips for Keeping a Healthy Lawn in Summer

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It can feel like there’s an informal lawn keeping competition as you drive around Calgary every summer. Just about every lawn seems to sparkle with emerald green and there is a feeling of civic pride about having your grass looking its absolute best. It’s common knowledge that Calgary homeowners spend an incredible amount of time and energy each summer on …

What’s Needed for Year Round Property Maintenance in Calgary

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Looking after your property in Calgary comes with a whole heap of responsibilities, but also with a lot of satisfaction. There’s something beautiful about watching the seasons change across your grounds and knowing that your hard work and effort has made it look that good. However, each season comes with a list of property maintenance Calgary homeowners need to complete …

How to Clean Up Your Yard in Spring

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There’s something exciting about the start of March in Calgary. In most years, it’s knowing that the worst of winter is behind you and you can start to see the snowpack melt and disappear on a daily basis. The days get longer and you’ll feel more warmth in the air, meaning that spring is just around the corner. With spring …

Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Yard in the Fall

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Everyone loves spending the summer outside in the yard; barbecues, parties and just enjoying the warm sunshine on your face are all part and parcel of having a well maintained yard all season long. However, as with all good things, summer comes to an end and you’ll find yourself gradually spending less and less time in your yard. All good …

The Controversial Dandelion – A Weed Control Guide

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Home owners in Calgary are required to control the growth of noxious weeds and must destroy any prohibited noxious weeds on their property as regulated by the Weed Control Act.  Below is a list of the common noxious and prohibited weeds in Calgary with links to more information and how to control. Blueweed Canada Thistle Common Tansy Leafy Spurge Nodding Thistle Lythraceae Scentless Chamomile Spotted …

3 Steps to a Lush Green Lawn

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Step 1: Don’t mow too low It might seem natural to cut your grass as short as possible, but our lawn care experts recommend letting it grow longer and mowing more frequently. Mowing a lawn to short can put stress on the grass and limit deep root growth, decreasing its ability to resist weeds, pests and drought conditions. TIP: Dull …

Simple, Effective Spring Cleaning Tips

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Simple, Effective Spring Cleaning Tips So it’s time to put some elbow grease into your dreaded, possibly intensely-procrastinated house cleaning tasks. Cinderelly, wash the dishes, Cinderelly, do the laundry – we know the drill. We also know the time restraints that these thorough cleans can put on your schedule, which is why we have created this easy-to-follow deep clean checklist …

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

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Mowing Some homeowners mistakenly assign a final date for mowing, the cool season grasses that are the mainstay of lawns like bluegrass and fescue prefer cooler climates and will continue to grow at a slow pace until the ground freezes. Keeping this in mind it is important to continue to mow your lawn until your grass stops growing. In some …