Not everyone has the same appreciation for a well-maintained lawn that we have here at Five-star. Some people feel that the standard green grass yard is a waste of water, space, and energy. Often, they even think a pristine lawn is just plain boring. While we pride ourselves on offering the best lawn fertilizer services and the best lawn care in Calgary, we understand where these feelings come from. If you’re one of those people that look out at your lawn and find it a bit boring, here are two nifty things you can do spice up your yard. Best of all, you can manage both of these projects on your own!
Envious Lighting. Poke around you local second-hand or antique store and pick up an old chandelier. You can replace the bulbs with individual solar light bulbs and hang it from one of the the trees on your property. Since the lights are solar, it won’t take any power, and it will look very, very neat dangling from the tree’s crown. Other interesting ways to bring light to your yard is coating large pots or rocks with a glow in the dark paint.
A Do-It-Yourself Feet Cleaner. (1) With an old frame or two or even just a bit of spare lumber, make a square—or rectangle, if you prefer—large enough to comfortably stand in. You’ll want it a couple inches high. (2) Find a place in the grass or garden where you can easily step from the frame to a clean concrete, stone, or wood pathway that goes directly to the house. Make sure your hose can reach the frame! You might want to dig a shallow hole, so the square will lie flush with the rest of your yard. (3) Buy (or find) some round flat stones that don’t hurt your feet when you stand on them bare-footed. Put them in the frame, so you stand above the soil or grass. (4) Easily rinse dirty feet before mud and grass is tracked into the house. Make an extra large frame, and you can rinse off a muddy dog too!
There are tons of DIY projects for your yard all over your local bookstore and the internet. But when it comes to big projects and residential landscaping, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals at Five-Star to consult and help make your dreams a reality. Call us anytime at 403-203-4058.
Here in Calgary where the weather is as likely to bring sweltering desert conditions as it is to flood our basements. Having a pristine lawn—or even a lawn that’s just okay—can be quite the challenge. There’s soil pH, soil compaction, water retention, nitrogen quantities, and what feels like a hundred other things to monitor and correct before you can aspire to having a perfect and green lawn. Even a little thing like having one part of your yard slightly higher (going over the bumps with your lawn mower gives your grass a close shave rather than a trim) and another part a little lower (poor drainage) can cause all sorts of problems. Sure, you could try to scrape a bit of sod off the top of the inclines and shovel it into the depresses to even things out, but instead of taking your level to your lawn why not just call the professionals?
At Five Star, we pride ourselves on fifteen years of doing Calgary lawn care right. Whether the property in need is commercial—we’ve helped everything from shopping malls and hospitals to golf courses and office parks—or residential, our skilled employees will keep your property looking perfect. By hiring a professional maintenance team you’ll save time and energy. That means getting back to what really matters: spending time with your family at home. No more pesky lawn work to distract you.
Our comprehensive maintenance programs include a full spring and fall clean up; weekly mowing, raking, and sodding; hedge and shrub trimming; fertilizing; and weed control. We work with business owners and homeowners alike to create a unique plan that meets all of their needs. In a volatile climate like Calgary’s, you often need more than a local teenager to keep your property looking its best for years to come. Our holistic perspective brings you the best in water care, soil care, weed control, fertilization, and horticulture. Our lawn care services can have your lawn looking better in just a few short weeks all the while saving you hours of time over the summer.
Tired of the backaches, the bug bites, and the sunburns? Ready to meet the best Calgary lawn maintenance team and be the envy of your neighbours? Contact us today!