Landscaping Calgary Specialists
Calgary, Alberta
403-452-8552
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM.
03 Dec 2018

Chinook Snow Removal Calgary!

Chinook Landscaping and Design is excited to offer Snow Removal in Calgary.  We can take care of your ice and snow quickly, efficiently and without delays.  We are known to be reliable and trustworthy so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted surprises.  We have exceptional, hard working employees and we used the best snow removal equipment available.  Regardless of wether you have a small or large property we can take care of all your snow removal needs.  Chinook snow removal Calgary is professional, caring and competitively priced.

Free snow removal Calgary estimate.
Call us at: 403-452-8552

We now offer snow removal in the following communities:

Acadia
Canyon Meadows
Deer Run
Deer Ridge
Fairview
Kingsland

Kelvin Grove
Haysboro
Lake Bonavista
Maple Ridge
Midnapore
Parkland
Southwood
Willow Park

Complete this form to request your free snow removal estimate

 

19 Nov 2018

Spring 2019 – Landscaping Estimate

We are now inviting clients to get on our spring estimate contact list.  Be at the top of the list for your free estimate and consultation by filling out our Spring 2019 Estimate Request Form    We will contact you in early March of 2019 to arrange for your landscaping estimate.

Your free landscaping estimate and consultation will include:

An on-site walkthrough of your property.
Recommendations as to whether your project would benefit from a landscape design    
Introduction to our landscape designer if necessary.
Explanation of our services
Discussion about various landscaping components that would work best for your property.
Free detailed estimate.

Click here to complete your Spring 2019 Estimate Request Form

 

 

03 Nov 2018

Chinook Landscaping and Property Brothers

HGTV’s hit television renovation show Property Brothers contracted Chinook Landscaping and Design to design and install a new landscape for an upcoming episode.  The property is located in the community of Oakridge in Southwest Calgary.  The front yard landscaping was a real mess when we started as it had not been landscaped for many many years.  We needed to do a lot of tree and shrub removal and garden bed clean up to get things underway.  We installed a new creative curves paving stone walkway, Mow paver borders, trees and shrubs and a cedar privacy screen.  Working with Jonathon and Drew of the Property Brothers was a lot of fun and a great experience for all our staff.

24 Oct 2018

Define your borders!

Defining your borders is the key to great looking landscaping.  There is nothing that helps you create a great looking landscape more than defining the borders of your garden beds and tree wells.  You can use various border materials to define your borders such as stone mow pavers, Vinyl edging, aluminum edging, clean line edging, natural edging, raised or natural stone, concrete curbing.  Define your borders with creative curves or straight lines depending on your preference. Not only do defined borders give you a great looking landscape but they also help with maintenance of your yard by helping to keep grass from growing into your garden beds or mulch or decorative stone spilling on to your lawn.  If you are on a budget then you could choose to simply edge out a defined border around your tree wells or garden beds.  This will need to be done one time per season at a minimum.  A more permanent border like edging or mowing pavers will eliminate the need for hand edging giving you a lower maintenance landscape.

04 Sep 2018

Fall is a great time for landscaping in Calgary

Fall is a great time for Landscaping in Calgary!  Did you know that trees, shrubs and sod do much better when planted in the cooler fall months than they do when planted during our hot summers? Trees, shrubs and sod start to go dormant in fall and therefore they are far less likely to go into shock when they are planted.  Summer is in the middle of their peak growing season so it is very hard on plantings and sod, especially with our hot, dry summers.  The cooler fall weather combined with the plant dormancy cycle means you can don’t have to worry about planting trees or shrubs or laying sod.  Chinook Landscaping and Design typically installs plantings, paving stones, retaining walls and all other landscape components right up to and beyond Halloween.   Visit our website at landscapingcalgary.org  for more or Call us at 403-452-8552 for your no cost estimate.

16 Aug 2018

Artificial turf or real grass for your landscaping

07 Jul 2018

Sod or seed for new lawns?

Many of our customers ask us what is the best way to establish a new lawn.  Do you use new sod or simply seed over loam?  The fastest way to a new lawn is definitely by sodding over fresh loam.  Sod is instant green and takes far less maintenance than seed.  Seeding a new lawn can be very tedious and the seed requires a lot of water at regular intervals throughout the day.  If the seed is allowed to dry out it will not germinate.  The one advantage to seeding a lawn is cost.  Seeding is much less costly than sodding.  Like seed, sod requires regular watering but it will not die out as quickly as seed will.  If you have the budget for sod then sodding your new lawn is the way to go.   Regardless of whether you use seed or sod for your lawn you should always make sure to have a good layer of quality screened loam on your property.  Rolling and grading the loam is also important so you are left with a smooth level surface.  Always remember to create a positive slope away from your property to allow for good drainage.  Chinook Landscaping and Design.

See our estimates page to book your free sod estimate.  Or call us at 403-452-8552

22 Jun 2018

Chinook Landscaping awarded Consumers choice for 3rd year.


Chinook Landscaping and Design was recently awarded the Consumers Choice Award for the third year in a row.  Since 2015 Consumers Choice has won the distinct award of being the top Landscaping company in Southern Alberta.  We work very hard to make sure our customers are happy and we are proud to have our hard work recognized in the industry.  Built on Trust, Chinook Landscaping and Design always puts our customers first!

04 Jun 2018

Spruce Solutions

Large established spruce trees are noticeable everywhere in Calgary front and back yards.  These trees are typically Colorado Blue spruce and can grow to be 30-40 feet tall and take up the majority of your yard.  We are constantly asked about ways to manage spruce trees and keep them as part of the landscape.

Firstly, it is never a good idea to have your lawn area compete with spruce trees.  The spruce tree will always win.  They are known to be very hard on lawns for several reasons.

– They drop needles and shed them constantly throughout spring, summer and fall.  These needles can break down and change the quality of the soil.

– Spruce tree roots are very shallow and extend for a great distance to other areas of your yard.  The roots draw moisture out of the soil and deprive your lawn of water and nutrients.

– The large spruce tree branches shade preven sunlight and water from reaching your lawn.

So, we can see that having lawn under or close to your spruce tree is probably not going to facilitate a lush healthy lawn.  If you want to keep your lawn then we recommend pruning the branches up on the bottome 3-5 feet of the spruce tree.  This will give your lawn more sunlight and moisture.

The best option when it comes to spruce trees is to create a defined border around the perimiter of the spruce trees drip line.  The drip line is the tip of the longest spruce tree branches.  Create this border by using a natural spade edge, mowing pavers, Vinyl edge or raised pre cast or natural stone.  This border will mean your lawn and gardens will not have to compete with the spruce tree and you won’t have to mow around the branches. The messy needles and waste can be cleaned up without trying to rake them out of the lawn.  You can place fabric and 40mm rock under the spruce tree and use a blower to blow out needles and waste each season.   Keep in mind that over the long term, the roots may grow and lift some areas of your border.  The border can be adjusted and levelled again by notching out a section of the root.

01 May 2018

Whats with all the pollen this spring?

You have probably noticed pollen like you never have before this season.  Yellowish mustard powder is everywhere this year in Calgary.  Vehicles homes and streets are covered with pollen.  Why is it so noticeable this year?  In a typical season various trees and grass put out pollen at different times of the spring/summer  This winter was anything but typical and winter stayed very late.  So because of that all of the trees combined with the grass are putting out pollen at the same time. They don’t want to lose the opportunity to propagate.  Its a survival thing.  Calgary has not seen much rain this spring so that has compounded the issue.  A few days of heavy rain would help to wash the pollen off trees and grass, streets, cars and homes. Allergies are through the roof of course because Calgarians are getting a mega dose of pollen all at once. There is not much you can do besides keeping windows and doors closed, rinse your walkways, patios and outdoor furniture. Make sure to take your allergy medicine if you have a major allergy to pollen.  There are some positive aspects to all this pollen.  We know if it is out there then the greenery around is continuing to thrive.  Pollen is very high in nutrients so although it may be a real irritant for some, inhaling accidentally throughout the day may give you a dose of healthy nutrients!!