How To Find a Landscape Pro In Calgary and How Much Should you Pay Them?

Spring has arrived very early in Calgary this year and our home focus has gone from interior maintenance and cleaning, to the yard.

Landscaping costs can vary considerably in Calgary both for large renovation projects and ongoing maintenance. Some variables that affect landscaping costs are:

  • The size of your yard
  • Types of materials being used
  • Grading of your property
  • The company you are using

If a deal seems too good to be true, chances are it might be and that will be reflected in the quality of the work.

A few things to keep in mind when making hiring decisions

Do Your Research

A small amount of research goes along way. Check out sites like, or BBB and ask for references as you look for your ideal business to work with. Consider things such as:

  • Timing
  • Accreditations
  • Reviews

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Check On Insurance, WCB Coverage and City of Calgary Licensing

If a company is reputable they have taken the time to secure the above credentials and it takes very little time for you to check up on a company or ask them to provide you with this information.

These details are more important with larger landscape renovation projects but is critical and speaks to the quality of the business you are about to work with.

Don’t Pay a Deposit

It should not be necessary for a landscape renovation company to collect a deposit from you prior to commencing the project.  This was news to me as I have been asked to pay a deposit before a company began some work on our property.  If a deposit is requested, it may indicate that the business you are working is not financially secure and the risk of finishing your project without issue is higher.

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Costs For Calgary Landscaping

Some well established companies share their cost estimator calculator on line. This is an excellent resource for Calgarians to use when doing some rough budgeting for their project. Many reputable companies openly list their landscape maintenance costs on their websites. This way there are no surprises when you hire them for their services.

Maintenance cost estimates from Empire Yard Service Maintenance Price List.

Cost Calculator works well for larger landscape projects from Chinook Landscaping and Design.

Approximate Calgary Landscape Maintenance Costs in Calgary for 2015:

Spring Clean Up for Small-Medium Yard       $200-$250

Power Rake                                                  $150-180

Weekly Lawn Cut and Trim                           $45-80

Hedge and Bush Trimming                           $60-$65/man hr

Flower Bed Maintenance                               $45-$65/hr

Holiday Lawn Cut                                            $60-$85

Some companies will bundle these services resulting in savings….a good question to ask if you don’t see that offered on their website.

Calgary has a large list of reputable companies, large and small, ready to take care of your landscaping needs. Consult whotocall for a full list of local landscaping professionals.




Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen, founder of Who To Call Inc. Taking care of a house with three boys I always needed a good drywaller on speed dial. When I moved to Calgary I quickly discovered it was an Olympic sport to find home service businesses that provided the quality service and advice I was looking for. This experience inspired Who To Call – a website dedicated to helping Calgarians find quality home service repair companies. Sign up to post your project and find quality companies today!
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