Lawn Maintenance Alberta

Tips to Help You Prepare for Spring

While the temperatures were brutal this winter, Alberta can walk away this year saying that we’ve overcome a very mild winter compared to years prior. As it seems, there are signs of spring that are already showing around the city. Now that this is starting to happen, the team at Project Landscape Ltd. has one thing on their mind: preparation for the months to come.

We have compiled a list of things that you can start to do so that you can be fully prepared for the warmer months to come.

Start With a Cleanup

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is work on cleaning up your yard. Given the wet conditions that we’re so used to seeing during the winter, there are almost always some messy remains of winter. If you have trees around the yard, this could include broken branches, damp leaves, dead plants, etc. The first thing that you’ll want to do is ensure that you remove all of these dead items from your yard so that your lawn can truly soak up the nutrients that it needs to have a healthy summer.

This step goes beyond your yard and can easily apply to your home. This, after all, is why spring cleaning is such a common thing for people to do at the beginning of the year. Take some time to put away all of the leftover decorations from the holidays, dust down the furniture, and freshen up your home.

Check for Efficiency

Efficiency is essential all year long, but when it comes to your home the two times of the year that you’re going to notice a change in efficiency the most will be during the winter and summer. That being said, spring is a fantastic time to analyze the winter that you just had and prepare for any changes that need to be made before summer.

Often, people will check their windows for any cracks or leaks. If you noticed that there was frost or perspiration on your windows this winter, then this is a project that you can count on happening before summer sets in. You can also check for any cracks in your siding or foundation so that these can be taken care of before the next season were efficiency makes a huge difference.

By checking for these types of issues in advance, you can get these projects scheduled now or at the beginning of summer so that you’re not wasting energy or time during the busiest season of the year. Aside from that, you can make sure that your home is entirely efficient during the hottest time of the year.

Check on Your Sprinklers

Another thing that you can do to get ahead of the game is scheduled a time to have your sprinklers looked at. Hopefully, you had your sprinklers blown out before temperatures dropped to low, but if you haven’t, then this will also be the time that you’ll want to work on getting your sprinklers fixed.

To have a healthy lawn, you certainly need to have a healthy flow of water. Prioritizing your sprinklers early on will make it so much easier for you to go into the spring seasons with all of the supplies and equipment that you need to be taken care of in advance. By doing this in the spring, you can make the most of the spring showers and save some money there, but you’ll also have your sprinklers ready to feed your lawn with the nourishment it needs to be beautiful. Aside from that, you’ll also be tackling a significant service scheduling that needs to be taken care of annually, before the busy season even comes around. Who could complain about that?

Clean Your Gutters

During the winter your gutters get quite a bit of action. From the amounts of snow that fall and filter into your gutters to the different types of debris that can fall from trees, it’s not uncommon for gutters and drains to get clogged up. This is another thing that you can take care of before spring fully sets in.

With the spring showers that are guaranteed to happen in the spring season, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by getting your gutters cleaned out during the warmer days. If you have clogged drains when the rain comes pouring down, you can almost always count on flooding happening close to your house, hurting your foundation, and raining on your parade. Rather than let this happen, call a professional and have them take care of it for you. You’ll be glad that you did.

Call in the Professionals

When it comes to the transition from winter to spring, one of the leading focus points will always be the yard. As we mentioned above, there are little things that accumulate over the colder seasons and can make your spring season more challenging than it needs to be.

Taking care of your lawn, especially in between these two seasons, can be extremely difficult. The reality is, there’s just not enough time to get this job done on top of your daily routines. If you’re overwhelmed just by the idea of working in your yard, then it’s time that you reach out to Project Landscape Ltd.

We offer full landscaping services and can ensure that you’re on the schedule long before the temperatures rise. Whether it’s lawn maintenance that you need, snow removal for the last few storms of the year, or any services of the sort, we’re there to help. Reach out to our team today and get your spring cleaning project taken care of now.

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Hiring a Lawn Care Service is a Must!

As much as we all love a perfectly trimmed lawn, watered and blooming flowers, and freshly poured mulch, life can get in the way. For those who are passionate about a beautiful lawn, there’s always a lawn maintenance service for when you’d rather sit back and relax than do yard work. So whether you want to hit the road for the weekend, catch up with an old friend, or spend your time relaxing with a book, let us help you skip the yard work. Here are some of the top reasons why hiring a lawn maintenance service is worth it.


Springtime is huge for lawn care, as that’s when we start to see the grass coming through the melting snow! Trees are turning green once again, and flowers are beginning to bloom—meaning, of course, that the lawn is going to need a bit of a trim. Here’s what the average Calgary lawn needs in the springtime:

  • Mowing: Most lawns need to be mowed at least once a week in the spring. This continues all the way through the fall, or until the grass becomes dormant for the chillier weather.
  • Aeration: Aeration is perforating the topsoil. This allows for air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass’ roots more easily. It will help your lawn look and feel greener and more luscious throughout the year!
  • Fertilization: Fertilizer should be applied about three times per year. Of course, when you should fertilize depends on the type of grass. In order to be absolutely certain that you are giving your grass the attention and care it deserves, call in lawn care professionals who know what your grass needs.


Summer usually indicates that insects are coming, and we know that’s the case for mosquitoes here more so than any others. Be prepared to beat the heat and the necessary chores by hiring professionals to handle the labor-intensive work for you. Here’s what your lawn will need in the summer:

  • Insecticide treatment: Lawns are more susceptible to insect infestations during the summer months, including bugs that can damage your trees and plants. And, mosquitoes can be a serious hazard if not taken care of. The good news is, we offer Project Mosquito to keep these pests away from you and your family.
  • Weed control: Our lawns go through quite a bit in the summer months, so we recommend avoiding herbicides to handle weeds. Instead, hand-pulling weeds is the way to go. If that sounds like too much work, contact lawn maintenance professionals to handle them for you.
  • Fertilization: Grass that grows in warmer months should be fertilized twice in the spring and once in the late summer.


Everyone loves fall because of the beautiful colors we see on our trees. However, leaves begin to fall and make a mess for us to deal with when we’d rather be enjoying our warm drinks with family. Here are some of the top services lawn maintenance professionals can provide in the fall:

  • Seeding: This is the perfect time to fill in any thin or bare patches in your lawn. Create a thicker, healthier lawn now in order to see the benefits in the springtime.
  • Raking: The falling leaves may be the most beautiful, yet the most irritating, part of fall. Without raking regularly, the lawn underneath the leaves can begin to suffer and even develop mildew. Rake often!
  • Fertilization: Fertilizing needs to happen at just about every season. For cool-season grasses, you need to apply fertilizer twice in the fall and once at the beginning of spring.

Project Landscape Ltd. in Calgary

We understand how important your lawn is to you, but we also know how much you value your free time. If you are ready to have a professional team come in and handle your lawn maintenance for you, contact us! We will happily provide our services for businesses and residential areas alike.

For those of you who are concerned about budget, we offer a range of packages so you can choose one that best meets your budget needs. Make sure to reach out to our team today to ask for more information on each package, as well as figure out which one is the best fit for your budget and needs. We look forward to giving you the lawn care you deserve!

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More Tips for a Gorgeous Lawn

When it comes to lawn care, it can feel like some people have a green thumb. They seem to have an intuitive grasp of plants and their care. You don’t have to be a master in landscape design in order to make your lawn look beautiful. You just need to know what and when to do certain things.

But you might feel a little differently. Maybe it seems like you have a black thumb, and weeds and pestilence are what you get instead of a verdant and healthy landscape. Don’t worry, because we’re here to help. Recently, we shared a few tips to help make the most of your lawn care duties, and today we’d like to share a few more.

Lawn Maintenance Tips for Your Alberta Property

  • You undoubtedly understand that watering your lawn regularly is critically important. But it’s just as important to remember not to overwater. The roots of the grass require oxygen to live, and they can drown. A good rule of thumb is to water 3-5 times per week when the dry season hits. If you’ve got stationary sprinkler heads, keep irrigation time to between 7-12 minutes. With rotating sprinkler heads, stick with 12-20 minutes. If you see pooling water or soil that’s obviously saturated, cut back on the water.
  • Fertilizing the lawn is a great habit to get into, and you should be doing it about 3-5 times during the year. Read the directions on the fertilizer bag and follow it closely, but you don’t want to apply too much, because it can actually “burn” the lawn. Also, when you do apply fertilizer, do it at a time of day when the temperature is below 26.7 degrees Celsius.
  • Aeration is a necessity when it comes to keeping your lawn healthy. During the process, plugs get removed from the soil which allows more oxygen to penetrate the root zone. It also allows microorganisms a way to get in and naturally dispose of unwanted thatch, as well as cutting down on compaction. Aeration should be done during the spring and fall months. Your landscaper can easily do it, or you can do it yourself by buying or renting an aerator.
  • We mentioned thatch earlier, and that’s a layer of dead grass that’s found between the grass foliage and the roots. You’ll know that you need thatching to happen if your lawn has a kind of spongy feel to it.
  • One of the most maddening problems with lawns are the appearance of bare patches where there was once grass. Overseeding the bare areas are a good solution, and you can use a mixture of ryegrass and fine fescue seeds. Another benefit of overseeding is that it stops the growth of harmful varieties of grass. This is best done in the fall and spring months.
  • Lots of homeowners have to deal with mole colonies setting up shop in their yards. These little rodents love to tunnel several inches below the surface of the grass, and this tunneling can create a wide variety of problems. If you’re willing to pay for it, many pest control companies can remove them. For a DIY solution, sprinkle used kitty litter around their holes and slightly inside. The smell can make moles think predators are close by, and they can potentially leave on their own.