At Mirage Landscaping, we have three generations worth of experience providing lawn maintenance services to our clients in southeast Calgary. We mainly serve the communities of:
Auburn Bay, Chaparral, Chaparral Valley, Copperfield, Cranston, Douglasdale, Heritage Pointe, Lake Bonavista, Mahogany, McKenzie Lake, Mackenzie Towne, Maple Ridge, New Brighton, Odgen/Lynwood/Millican, Parkland, Riverbend, Sundance, Walden, and Willow Park.
We are not your average lawn maintenance company. We are committed to providing specialized services tailored specifically to the individual needs of both of our commercial and residential clients. We are well aware that every property is different, and requires individual care and attention. As we get to know you as our client, we will also get to know your property, and will ensure that your lawn maintenance services match the needs of both.
Lawn Maintenance Care Plans
You can start the summer season off right with an optional spring clean-up, which will include:
Spring aerating: Aeration removes small cores from the soil bed of your lawn, creating punctures that allow for air, moisture and nutrients to get in to the roots of your grass. Aeration also prevents soil compaction. The result will be stronger roots and the improved overall health of your grass.
Spring power raking: The primary objective of power raking your lawn is to get rid of thatch. Thatch is made up of stems, roots and dead plant material, creating a subsurface layer that can build up to levels that will harm the growth of your lawn. Too much thatch is a bad thing; it can prevent water from reaching the roots of your grass, block airflow and inhibit nutrient penetration.
Spring fertilization: Fertilizing introduces much-needed nutrients to the ground in order to jumpstart your lawn for the season. It also reduces weed growth by improving your lawn’s natural resistance. A spring fertilization should be followed by summer and fall applications as well, which we will apply if you sign up for our continued lawn maintenance services.
We will also rake out your beds and remove debris. Right now is the best time for pruning, as well, so let us know if you would like us to tend to your shrubs and trees.
Lawn Care and Maintenance Plans
Our lawn care and maintenance plans are comprehensively designed to ensure your property is properly taken care up throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
In May, as your yard begins to pick up its growing steam and your early flowering shrubs – like your forsythia and lilacs – take bloom to welcome in the summer, we will come by every two weeks to mow and trim your yard. Since you have hopefully had us in to do your spring clean up already, your early lawn care should all be taken care of. After aerating, power raking, and fertilizing, all that’s left is to sit back and watch your grass become green and lush. At this point in the season we will spray for weeds in your lawn, plus pull weeds from your gardens. And we know that a lot of people love annuals but just don’t have the time to plant them, so let us know if you would like us to set up your pots and annual beds for you, too.
Throughout the summer months of June and July, your lawn maintenance services will consist of a visit every week to mow and trim your lawn, as these are the fastest growing months. We will also edge your beds when needed. We will continue to weed your garden areas, and also take care of all of your litter. And make sure to let us know where you would like us to put your grass clippings! We can either put them directly in your green City of Calgary bin, or if you compost at home we will place them in your personal composting container.
In August we will put down a second application of fertilizer to keep your grass thick and healthy as the nights turn slightly cooler. We will also give your shrubs a nice trim so they don’t get overgrown. The more branches and leaves a shrub needs to maintain, the more energy it takes, and at this point in the season shrubs should be trained to concentrate on root growth over growth aboveground.
Mirage is Your Full-Service Residential and Commercial Landscaping Company
Mirage Landscaping is pleased to offer year-round service that includes lawn maintenance services and landscape construction services. We are a premier one-stop shop for full-service commercial and residential landscaping design. Contact us for a quote today.