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The Science of Snow and Ice Removal

  City works crews and snow removal companies will likely heave a mighty sigh of relief when the winter of 2013/2014 is finally over. It’s been a particularly difficult one so far for the people tasked with keeping Calgary’s roads, sidewalks, and pathways safe. After a snowfall or a sudden thaw and freeze cycle that […]

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How to Remove Salt Stains from Concrete

Springtime is wonderful: the snow is melting, plants are growing… but winter leaves behind it’s mark: a white crust of salt stains on your driveway and sidewalks. Here’s a great tutorial on how to remove those pesky stains without harsh chemicals, ensuring your property will look its best year round.

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Protecting Landscaping from Chinooks

Many people in winter bound parts of Canada envy Calgarians for the Chinooks that give them periodic, albeit temporary relief from cold winter weather. However, the sudden warming that occurs during a Chinook can be disastrous for many plants. Is there anything you can do to protect your landscaping from the effects of a Chinook? […]

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5 Star Landscaping Snow Removal Services

Just because gardening season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to put your 5 Star Landscaping fridge magnet away in a kitchen drawer. Did you know that during the winter, 5 Star puts the lawnmowers and pruners away and brings out the snow and ice removal equipment? Did you also know that in the City […]

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Preparing Garden Tools for Winter

Ahhh, the lowly garden tool – you probably don’t think too much about their care and maintenance. Gardening tools aren’t cheap and after a season of heavy use, it’s always a good idea to perform a little TLC and preventive maintenance before putting them away for the winter. A few simple tricks will keep them […]

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Fall Gardening Tips

Now that fall is upon us our thoughts tend to turn to other, non-gardening related matters like Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, fall is a great gardening season and here are a few of the jobs that you can do right now to help your garden survive winter and come back even better next year: Mulch […]

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Fall is a Great Time to Plant

A lot of people assume that spring is the only time to plant seeds, trees, and shrubs. In fact, fall is the best time to plant hardy annuals and most perennials do better when they are planted in the fall. Cool Weather Means Strong Roots During the spring, even though the air is warm, the […]

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Preparing your Garden for Winter

Well, summer’s almost over – the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting crisp. Even though the days are sunny and warm now, before we know it, we’ll be enjoying another Alberta winter. Now is a great time to start getting your landscaping ready for its long winter slumber and to prepare for […]

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Landscaping Calgary | Weather Considerations

Calgary Canada is home to very adverse weather conditions that make landscaping Calgary properties very difficult. This part of the world experiences frigid winters and blowing winds that can disrupt plants and bushes. Another effect of Calgary weather is that winds can suddenly blow in warm air that can also disrupt the growth of plants. […]

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Lawn Care Calgary Tips | 5 Water Savers

A strategically-cared for lawn can be one of your family’s best investments. But if your water bills are skyrocketing, that investment might turn out to be a nightmare. It’s time to make some serious change. How much is too much? It’s pretty tough to measure how much water you waste but if the turf grasses are […]

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