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Calgary Landscaping Costs

Navigating the world of landscaping in Calgary can be a thrilling yet daunting task. Whether you’re looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal or create a tranquil backyard oasis, understanding the costs involved is crucial for making informed decisions. While budgeting for your landscaping design project is an overwhelming task, we are here to help you every step of the way, no matter what your budget is.

Factors Influencing Landscaping Expenses

There are several elements play a key role in determining the final price tag of your landscaping project. These include:

• Scope of Project: The complexity and size of your endeavour significantly impact costs.

• Materials Used: High-quality materials might be costlier, but they ensure longevity and aesthetic appeal.

• Labour Costs: Skilled labour in Calgary is a crucial cost component, reflected in the overall expense.

• Design Complexity: Custom designs and intricate patterns require more time and expertise, thus increasing costs.

Budgeting for Your Calgary Landscaping Project

Depending on the scope of your landscaping project, it can cost anywhere from $5,000 – $100,000+. Crafting a budget is an essential step in your landscaping journey and needs to be done with thought and consideration of many components.

There are a few factors that can give you an idea of how much to invest in your landscaping project. For example, a new home landscape design project of 10,000 square feet in Calgary averages about $40,000-$50,000. Another general rule of thumb is to budget approximately 5%-10% of your home’s market value. The goal is to budget enough in your landscape design that it enhances the value of the property and increases your enjoyment of the property while at it.

But can this be done at different price points? Yes, it definitely can! Choosing the scale of the project is key. And remember, your vision can start small, with growth in view.

Smaller landscape design projects that can be incredibly transformative will include basic softscaping, such as flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, and flower beds.

Medium landscape designs offer options such as hardscaping, lighting and irrigation, with each factor introducing structure and practicality to the project.

Dream landscapes will often include luxury features such as decorative hardscaping, sophisticated lighting systems, pools, tennis courts, and the list goes on! If you can dream it, Bradbosh Landscaping can design it!

Maximizing Your Landscaping Investment

Investing in landscaping is not just about spending money; it’s about adding value to your property. Here’s how to ensure your investment pays off:

Choose Low-Maintenance Options: Opting for sustainable, low-maintenance designs can save money in the long run. Day- to-day costs of landscaping maintenance can be mitigated with thoughtful choices in both soft and hardscaping.

Focus on Curb Appeal: Enhancing the front yard can significantly boost your home’s market value. We have all heard about the merit of first impressions when selling a home. Your eye-catching landscape design choices can make a huge difference in a competitive housing market and raise the profile of your home.

Incorporate Outdoor Living Spaces: Functional outdoor areas are highly sought after and can be a wise investment by essentially enlarging your living space without changing the footprint of your home. Even in our ever-changing seasonal climate here in Calgary, there is potential to design year-round outdoor living areas that enhance your property no matter the weather.

Hiring the Right Professionals

Selecting the right landscaping professional is crucial. There are many companies to choose from, but they are not all equal, so asking questions of your potential design professional is smart.

Here are some factors to keep in mind when choosing the right landscape design professional:

Check Credentials: Ensure the landscaper is licensed and insured.
Review Portfolios: Assess their previous work to gauge their expertise and style.

Read Reviews: Customer feedback can provide insights into their reliability and quality of work.

A Worthwhile Investment

Landscaping in Calgary, while it comes with its costs, is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment. It not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your property but also contributes to its overall value. By understanding the factors that influence landscaping costs and smart budgeting for your project, you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional area that resonates with your personal style and needs. Remember, a well-planned landscaping project is not an expense; it’s an investment in your property’s future.

At Bradbosh, we take your budget and design needs into consideration from the very beginning. We also offer options to create your landscape design over several phases to offset the total cost. Whatever your budget is, we can bring your landscaping vision come to life.

Sustainable Landscaping for the Calgary Area

Bradbosh Landscaping – Setting the Green Standard for Calgary Landscaping


Welcome to the era where sustainable living is not just a choice but a responsibility. As stewards of both urban and rural spaces in the Calgary area, we are at the forefront of making environmentally conscious decisions in our everyday lives. In this realm, sustainable landscaping plays a critical role. From water-saving techniques to eco-friendly materials, we explore the nuances of creating beautiful and sustainable landscaping in Calgary.


Why Sustainable Landscaping is Non-Negotiable in Calgary

In Calgary, we experience all the seasons, each presenting its challenges and opportunities for landscaping. Given our arid summers and snowy winters, sustainability isn’t just ‘nice-to-have’; it’s a ‘must-have.’ For landscaping to be considered truly sustainable, it needs to be water-efficient, energy-conserving, and resourceful in every sense. Here’s how we can achieve it.

Water-Saving Techniques

Calgary’s climate brings a need for effective water management. Consider adopting drought-resistant plants like lavender, sage, and ornamental grasses that require less water and can withstand the extreme temperature changes we often experience. Rainwater harvesting systems are another fantastic investment. By capturing and storing rainwater, we can significantly reduce our reliance on other water sources, which comes in handy when there are water restrictions.


Indigenous Plant Selection

When it comes to plant selection, choose local plant species. Native plants are accustomed to Calgarys specific climatic conditions and thus require fewer resources to thrive. Our local environment has many unique plant species that bring beauty and sustainability to our environment. Consider incorporating the Prairie Crocus, Alberta’s provincial flower, the Rosa Acicularis, or the White Spruce, a tree native to the area.


Smart Soil Management

At Bradbosh Landscaping, we know that soil is the foundation of any healthy landscape. Our goal is to demystify the process of choosing good soil and managing it.  Additionally, opting for a simple organic composting technique to enrich your garden beds, is a sustainable practice that is easier than you may think. This can allow you to incorporate organic matter like food waste and garden clippings into your garden maintenance routine. The resulting soil is not only fertile but also efficient in holding water and nutrients.


Innovative Landscape Design for Sustainability


Gone are the days when sustainable meant bland. Today, Bradbosh Landscaping’s innovative designs merge aesthetic appeal with green living. Integrating natural stone walkways, permeable pavers, and other materials that are sourced sustainably and locally. Make use of vertical spaces by adopting green walls, which can serve as both an aesthetic feature and an insulation layer for your home. Landscaping design is what Bradbosh does best! Let us help you reach the full potential of your outdoor spaces. We create eye-catching, sustainable landscape designs and bring them to life.


The Role of Technology in Sustainable Landscaping

They may not seem like natural bedfellows, but technology and sustainable landscaping go hand in hand. Let us help you leverage technology to enhance your outdoor spaces. Solar-powered lighting fixtures, automatic irrigation systems with moisture sensors, and intelligent lawnmowers can make maintenance efficient and eco-friendly. These tools not only save time but also significantly reduce the energy and resources spent in upkeeping your outdoor spaces.


Seasonal Care and Maintenance: A Year-Long Commitment

The sustainability of your landscape isn’t a one-time setup but a continuous process. Keeping tabs on your garden throughout the year can increase it’s sustainability. Even during winters, make use of organic anti-snow compounds instead of salt, which can be harmful to the soil and vegetation. In spring, go for seasonal plants that can be replaced after their lifecycle, reducing waste.


Making a Difference, One Garden at a Time

The pillars of sustainable landscaping in the Calgary area include a multifaceted approach that incorporates water conservation, smart material selection, and an investment in technology. But at the end of the day, its the collective adoption of these practices that will make a real difference. Our goal at Bradbosh Landscaping is to make this ideal a reality for you. Let’s join hands to create incredible Calgary landscapes that are as nourishing to the soul as they are to the planet.