Practicing Fire Pit Safety to Enjoy Your Backyard

Building a Proper Fire Pit and Regulations For Use

Enjoying conversations, the night sky, and roasted marshmallows around a fire pit is a truly summertime experience for Calgarians. There is really nothing quite like feeling like you’re camping in the middle of a big city, and the time together creates unforgettable memories for family and friends. As Mirage Landscaping has more than three generations…

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Getting Rid of Gophers and Voles

Getting Rid of Gophers and Voles

Given that southeast Calgary is basically prairieland, critters such as gophers and voles are common. Constant community development in this area of the city keeps upsetting colonies, causing them to move and re-establish, and often that means into nearby yards and properties.  Gopher and vole control can be difficult, as often the problem is usually…

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Property Maintenance Bylaws in Calgary

Let’s face it, part of the reason we all like to take good care of our property is not because of us, but because of our neighbours. We all live together in a community, and when we neglect our property, it not only looks bad on us, but on the entire community. Since Mirage Landscaping…

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Free Your Perennials From the Frost

Which Perennials Are Best for Calgary Gardens?

There are a surprising number of pretty perennials that adapt well to city gardens, which add colour, interest, and beauty to your property. But there are some that are better than others. Out three generations of experience gardening in Calgary has given us a solid background in knowing what works best for our climate and…

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Privacy and Functionality With Custom Decks and Fences

Landscaping Services Tips for Creating Your Outdoor Retreat

It’s May long weekend in Calgary next week, which is the city’s “official” start to the spring and summer planting and landscaping season. After the often-tumultuous weather of the Victoria Day holiday (right now the forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and rain) the weather settles down and warms up considerably. If you’re thinking of…

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Specialized Lawn Maintenance Services for Southeast Calgary

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.…

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Composting for the Amateur

Thinking of Composting? Here’s Why it’s a Great Idea!

All Calgarians have been set up for city-wide composting, which is doing a lot to keep valuable organics out of landfills. The City of Calgary Composting Facilityis the largest of its kind in the country. The facility processes about 145,500 metric tons of residential food and yard waste every year through a six-step, two-month process…

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When Should I Have My Trees Pruned?

Why You Should Hire a Professional Pruner

Although pruning trees and shrubs are not included in our spring clean up and landscape maintenance service, it is a service we provide and are happy to do. We highly recommend hiring a professional pruner, as it is a difficult task that requires expertise. It can be very easy to make a mistake when pruning…

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