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Residential landscaping with Cook Custom Landscaping is a lot more than simply deciding where to plant a few trees and where to put a patio. When you work with us, we will start by looking at your lot and taking into consideration important technical things like drainage issues, outdoor space layout and overall usability. By doing this, we are able to decide together which materials will be most functional and attractive for walk ways, patios, decks, retaining walls and even water features.
We will use top quality materials and superior craftsmanship in installing the various features of your luxurious Calgary landscape. For a tranquil setting for quiet reflection or an outdoor recreation and entertainment space, come to us for attractive residential landscaping in Calgary.
New Yard Landscaping
When you landscape a new yard, you have the unique opportunity to create a space that complements the beauty of your home. At Cook Custom Landscapes, Landscaping in Calgary is something we have taken a pride in by designing spaces that are beautiful, easy to live in, offer recreational opportunities, are functional entertainment centres, and fit within your budget.
We will thoroughly evaluate your lot, provide you with a new yard design that works best with your Calgary property and then follow through with top notch landscaping services. Our new yard landscaping will enhance the value of your Calgary home and give you a space that you can be proud of.
Decks & Fences
The old saying is that good fences make good neighbors. The detailed craftsmanship on our decks and fences will not only be attractive features that enhance the beauty of your property but will serve their necessary functions for years to come. We will use high-quality
materials that complement your landscaping design and that of your home.
The highlight of many landscaping projects is a well-designed and competently built deck. We design and install cedar decks and composite wood decks. Our designs will complement your home and fit well with the landscaping of your yard. We design our decks with both function and beauty in mind.
Paving stones are an attractive option for walkways, stone patios, or even driveways. While you may be familiar with interlocking brick surfaces, there are many other products with varying sizes, textures, and colours. We have the expertise to properly install paving stones consistent with industry standards. Paving stones last longer than concrete surfaces and increase the value of your home.
We will help you choose the best paving stones for your Calgary landscaping job. Large “architectural” slabs are an excellent addition to an elegant estate home. Depending on the space involved and type of use, we can install a wide variety of attractive paving stones that
enhance the beauty and functionality of your yard.
A well-designed and well-constructed retaining wall not only protects your property and home against erosion / drainage issues but can be an outstanding landscape feature as well. If your property has significant differences in elevation, you may want to install a retaining wall. At Cook Custom Landscaping we have the skills and experience to install fully functional to-code retaining walls that prevent drainage problems and are pleasing to the eye. Depending on the site, we can install natural rock walls or simply use precast retaining wall blocks.
When we develop your initial landscape design, we will consider elevation and potential drainage issues in the first steps so that your retaining wall will not only look good but will fulfill its purpose for the life of your home.
Concrete is a common surface used for patios, walkways, and driveways in Calgary. When you work with us at Cook Custom Landscaping, we not only design and install concrete surfaces that suit your needs but also provide decorative concrete surfaces for that elegant touch. This is a cost-efficient solution for patios, driveways, and walkways. Available options include stamped concrete, concrete aggregate, or concrete with a broom finish.
Stamped concrete provides a decorative look without the extra expense. After the concrete is poured, you have an option from a variety of colours, textures, and designs to be stamped onto the surface before it sets. Stamped concrete can give you the look of paving stones but for a much more affordable landscaping price.
Exposed Concrete Aggregate
With this process, we remove the very top of the concrete surface as it sets. This exposed the tiny rocks (called aggregate) that are part of the concrete mix. This surface will be attractive and also skid-resistant as it is somewhat rough.
Brooming the Concrete
A simple way to add texture to your poured concrete surface is to “broom” it as it sets. This can be quite an attractive surface and, like exposed aggregate, resistant to slipping and skidding.
Trees & Shrubs
The right selection of trees and shrubs, in the proper locations on your property will enhance the beauty of your home for years to come.
Selecting and Planting Trees
There are many types of trees that grow well in Calgary but the exact ones for your site will depend on wind and sun exposure, drainage patterns and soil conditions. During the landscape design process, We will recommend the best trees to complement your overall landscape design and ability to access planting sites. At Cook Custom Landscapes, we will always recommend trees that will grow well and look the best over the years, provide the desired shade in the summer or work as windbreaks during the Alberta winter.
Shrubs and Perennials for Your Calgary Landscape
As with trees, site evaluation and preparation are important. We will recommend planting your shrubs and perennials in locations that not only add beauty to your Calgary home but also thrive in those locations.
With a wide variety of options for landscape lighting, we are now able to illuminate your space at night using low voltage LED lighting. By doing so, you can not only attain some safety in the yard but also accentuate the various details of your Calgary landscape.
Water features are very unique as it’s ability to play with our senses – using sight and sound. From a simple rock bubbler / fountain to a multi-tiered natural water fall and stream or pond, we at cook custom landscapes can walk you through some beautiful elements during the landscape design process.