There are not many landscape and design companies in Calgary that offer a complete year-round suite of landscaping services such us at Mirage. Over our three generations in business we have amassed a talented staff of loyal landscaping and maintenance professionals who are able to provide their years of expertise to any sort of commercial or residential landscaping project. We offer services 365 days a year: from property design and maintenance to irrigation installation and snow removal, and everything in between.
Residential and commercial landscape design
One of the most interesting parts of our business is the ever-changing trends in the commercial and residential landscape design fields. We love how each year there are more and more pretty (but hardy) varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals available that we can use to add dimension and interest, safety and privacy, shade and sun to your yard.
Landscaping trends we have been increasingly including in our landscape designs are xeriscaping, vegetable gardens, enhanced outdoor cooking and lounging areas, different kinds of water features, and planting to attract and feed Alberta’s pollinators.
We have skilled masons, woodworkers, and brick workers on staff who can design and build anything made out of wood, concrete, brick, or stones.
Retaining walls are one of our specialties. They add so much interest and versatility to a property while also allowing you to save on both water and maintenance. Retaining walls allow for sloped properties to become flat, controlling erosion and providing a more level surface area. That, in turn, provides a better opportunity for water to be absorbed properly deep into the ground and towards the root systems of your shrubs, trees, and perennials.
We also design and build patios and walkways to increase the possibilities for use and overall functionality of your property. In these spaces we can incorporate fire pits and outdoor fireplaces to encourage more time spent outside.
Our landscape maintenance packages include a customizable monthly plan that will ensure your commercial or residential property is always looking its best. We begin with a thorough spring clean-up with edging, raking, and a fertilizer application. As growth speeds up through June and July we increase our mowing visits and also provide weeding and edging throughout the summer. Clients receive two applications of fertilizer and a spraying for dandelions if necessary. In September, we will trim your shrubs in addition to regular mowing and maintenance, and come fall we will help put your property to bed for the winter with your fall clean-up.
New tree, shrub, and sod watering
Among our fleet of vehicles is a custom-designed watering truck to our fleet. We book for customizable watering packages when your regular underground sprinkler system just can’t handle the job, such as when planting new sod, trees, and shrubs.
New trees need their entire root ball completely soaked at the time of planting and the day after to help get rid of air pockets and settle the soil. After that, they should be watered daily for a week, and then twice a week for the next four weeks or so. After five weeks, new trees should be watered every seven to 14 days.
We are there to care for your new trees and plantings until we are sure they are completely settled in to thrive.
Underground irrigation installation and care
Underground irrigation installation is a great way to save both time and money while also improving the overall health of your property and plantings. Regular, targeting watering allows moisture to soak in much more effectively, and sophisticated control systems can be programmed in a number of different ways to account for the always-unpredictable weather we have here in Calgary. Sprinkler systems are very efficient and easy to use these days, and even add value to your property.
Residential and commercial snow removal
We are very proud of the professional residential and commercial snow removal services we provide at Mirage Landscaping. We ensure Calgary’s snow removal bylaws are adhered to and that properties are safe for all visitors. We look forward to the challenge presented by every snowstorm as we hustle to clear your sidewalks, pathways, driveways, and parking lots as quickly as possible.
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.