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Lighting up the landscape

Little Creek Landscaping - Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Deer-ly Deported

Little Creek Landscaping - Monday, July 10, 2017

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Prairie Cherries

Little Creek Landscaping - Monday, July 10, 2017

We are so lucky with the number of options for fruit trees that we can grow in the Edmonton area. We have apricots, plums, pears, cherries, numerous apples, and even some delicious crab apples! With late-summer memories of racing into my grandmother’s back yard to beat my sister to some prized fruit, I have a particular fondness for cherries. My grandmother, like her parents, had an Evans cherry.  Read More

Parking Lot Artistry

Little Creek Landscaping - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Fairy Rings SOS

Little Creek Landscaping - Thursday, June 15, 2017

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5 Plants that Look Great and Keep Bugs Away

Little Creek Landscaping - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Planting in Harsh Conditions

Little Creek Landscaping - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Unless you live in a glass dome on the equator, you are bound to find some areas of your property that are not ideal for growing most plants. But not all hope is lost, for this blog entry is dedicated to those fixing those barren planting beds, littered with sun baked flakes of mulch and not a living organism in site. Read More

Rain Gardens

Little Creek Landscaping - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Are you an unfortunate victim of improper drainage, due to the age of your neighborhood or poor construction? Living in one of the many old neighborhoods in Edmonton, Sherwood Park or St. Albert this may be the unfortunate circumstances you currently find yourself in. Well we may have the solution for you! Instead of losing hair trying to contact your municipality or starting world war three with the neighbor whose entire yard drains onto your patio, you can plant a Rain Garden. Though the title may suggest a Rain Garden induces rain, we assure you a Rain Gardens purpose is to make use of excess water. The attractive planting bed is intended to act like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil. Installing a rain garden isn't as difficult as you may think if you're willing to roll up your sleeves and dig or planning to bring in machines to help. But remember to consult local landscaping specialists at Little Creek Landscaping to gain some knowledge about soil mix, garden size, and plants for your area.  Read More

Learning From Nature

Little Creek Landscaping - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If you walk down the street in any neighborhood less then 20 years old in the Edmonton or Sherwood Park area, and you’ll notice a recurring pattern. Planting beds with plants that individually are beautiful, but together create a dull or lac luster planting bed that just isn’t quite right. This is because for years’ people have been embarking on planting bed design considering each plant as a separate feature to the bed. People often try to mimic nature but miss the mark. In nature, the planting in any ecosystem exists almost as one large organism. From blanketing the forest floor to extending high into the tree tops, planting in nature appears so beautiful because every plant that you see is right where it wants to be. If we think about the way plants grow in the wild, it helps us understand how different our gardens are.  We arrange plants as individual objects in a sea of mulch. Effectively placing them in solitary confinement.  Read More

Planting 101

Little Creek Landscaping - Thursday, May 04, 2017

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