Summer Services

Summer Lawn Care in Calgary and Edmonton

Summer Lawn Care in Calgary and EdmontonWe all love our summers in Calgary and Edmonton.

Long, sunny days with maybe a touch of rain in the air (June is, after all, the wettest month of the year here).

It’s a great time to get out into the yard and enjoy the growing months at home in your garden. For commercial properties, it’s a time to be proud of your grounds as they flourish in the heat and moisture.

Nature goes into overdrive in summer but sometimes it can use a little help from you, tending your lawn and performing all the maintenance steps that you can’t do in the colder months.

Cutting, trimming, weed control, fertilizing, and more.

The Yardworx team has specialized in lawn care for over 30 years. We can help you enjoy the summer months in both Calgary and Edmonton, in surroundings that you can be proud of.

Our Summer Lawn Care Packages

Yardworx provides a wide range of services for summer lawn care in Calgary and Edmonton.

We keep pricing affordable so that you can keep your lawn and surrounding beds, trees, and shrubs in great shape without having to get too busy at the weekends.

If you run a commercial property, we can help you there too with a customized lawn care plan.

Holiday Lawn Maintenance

From $62
50
per cut
  • $62.50 – $115.50 per cut
  • Healthy lawn while you're on vacation
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Weekly Lawn Maintenance

From $39
00
per cut
  • $39.00 – $83.00 per cut
  • Available between May and October
  • Available to both residential & commercial
Best Value

One Time Cut & Trim

From $62
50
per man hour
  • One hour minimum
  • Available between May and October
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Competitive Pricing

We believe in straight up service for a straight up price. You will never see ‘additional’ surprise charges or hidden fees on your invoice.

Superior Customer Service

We actually pick up our phones and reply to your emails right away! You hired us to save you time, not waste your time.

Insured & Bonded

Many service providers do not carry the proper insurance which could leave you vulnerable to damages and even lawsuits! Yardworx is fully insured and bonded.

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Summer Lawn Care Services for Calgary & Edmonton

Customers trust our expertise regardless of the season, though the summer months are when we can really show our knowledge of lawn care. The following services will help keep your lawn, hedges, trees, and beds healthy throughout the summer when the heat starts kicking in.

Summer Landscape Maintenance

Consistency is the best medicine for your lawn. Weekly cuts throughout the summer promote growth and help keep your lawn healthy and weed-free.

Did you know that an actively growing lawn helps to choke out the weeds naturally? That’s the best way to deal with weeds.

We maintain lawn grass at 2.5 to 3 inches in length. This is ideal during the summer and will keep your lawn in top condition.

If you allow your grass to grow to 4 – 6 inches, cutting it will send it into shock and, whether it is sunny out or not, the tips will turn brown as if they were burned.

As well as mowing the lawn, our crews will pick up garbage that has blown into the yard and use the grass trimmer or “weed whacker” to trim the edges of the lawn, or around trees, posts, etc.

We will also blow off or sweep the grass off the sidewalks and pathways. Some lawns that are older and thinner (not very thick and lush) can benefit from mulching the clippings back into the lawn.

There is no additional charge for this. For thick and lush lawns however, for a small additional charge, we will even bag and remove the grass clippings.

Irrigation Calgary

If you’ve already used our springtime irrigation services in Calgary, your irrigation system should work smoothly over the summer months.

That’s important because, in dry periods, your lawn won’t be able to find enough water for healthy growth.

However, bear in mind that if your lawn gets too much water, it will become dependent and stop searching for the water and the light it needs to grow. This is especially true for newly laid sod. Sod should be watered heavily in the beginning and weaned off slowly.

It’s easy for irrigation systems to be damaged over the winter months. We highly recommend booking an irrigation blow out service at the of the summer.

This will prepare your system for the freezing winter temperatures in Alberta while potentially saving you from hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairs.

Our crews will blow out all of your irrigation lines so that they are free of water. This helps avoid any damage from water freezing in the lines and causing blown or cracked lines.

We can also pre-book your blow out when you call for your startup.

Core Aeration

Aeration can be the difference between a lawn prepared with loving care to look great and last through the summer and autumn months – and one that never quite looks up to scratch.

Core aeration helps your lawn stay healthy, more drought-resistant and weed-resistant with thick green grass throughout the entire summer.

While aeration should be performed in the springtime as a priority to prepare your lawn for the growing season, it is a good idea to also aerate at the beginning and end of the summer.

A machine with hollow tines and a vertical mowing action is used to:

  • Remove cores or “plugs”
  • Break through thatch
  • Stimulate the breakdown of thatch
  • Stimulate new growth
  • Reduce puddles
  • Use water more efficiently
  • Eliminate layering
  • Relieve soil compaction
  • Improve air exchange with roots

Core aeration can be conducted up to four times in a season if your lawn is compacted or sparse.

4 Tips to Fertilizing Your Lawn in Spring

If you’ve fertilized your residential or commercial lawn in spring, you should repeat the process once at the end of the summer and once in the fall, at least.

This is essential for healthy growth but please note that over-fertilizing or not leaving enough time between applications can cause your grass to burn.

You can choose to have the lawn fertilization performed as a stand-alone treatment or with weed control.

We use high-quality, slow-release fertilizer that shouldn’t ever burn your lawn.

However, you must water the lawn the day after fertilizer is applied. It will be safe for pets and kids to walk on after you water it.

Vegetation Control in Calgary and Edmonton

Weeds like dandelions are a sign that your lawn needs to be treated. If you do have a weed problem, it’s a vicious circle because they hinder the growth of your lawn.

Our team uses Ortho® Killex® to help control any actively growing weeds on your lawn, including dandelion, ground ivy, and plantain. This service is available with the Fertilization & Weed Control program only.

We also offer vegetation control (round-up) service to treat a more aggressive weed invasion. Round-up kills any weeds, grass and organic matter that is unwanted.

We recommend applying this in parking lots, alleyways, brick pathways and driveways but can be used on flower beds if there is an invasive species of weed.

Round-up will kill everything it comes into contact with. Please take caution when applying around trees, shrubs or flowers that you want to keep.

Our fertilization and weed control program ensures that your entire lawn receives the right blend for a luscious green appearance in the months ahead.

This weed-free guarantee program is offered in 4 applications in the spring or early summer to get the weeds removed as early as possible, before they take stranglehold on your lawn.

Our guarantee means that if there are still weeds growing after the second application, we will come and apply a spot weed application for free.

Fertilization and weed control measures can also be taken in the late summer and fall.

Once you have watered your lawn the next day after the fertilizer treatment, and it has dried, the lawn is safe for pets, kids, and adults to walk on.

Additional Summer Services

Landscaping

Summer is a great time to landscape your whole yard or simply a garden. The crew at Yardworx specializes in “softscaping” work, which includes:

  • Planting trees and shrubs
  • Installing new sod and re-sodding
  • Grading
  • Installing beds
  • Planting flowers, etc.

Some of this work can be done without you being at home and can normally be carried out within a couple of weeks of ordering the service. On a case-by-case basis, we can also provide quotes for the following types of services, which will be delivered by our partners:

  • Installing fences
  • Building decks
  • Laying patio stones

Bed Maintenance

A little ongoing bed maintenance ensures that you have a beautiful garden to be proud of through the warmer months. This service is available in Calgary and Edmonton and includes:

  • A health inspection of all tree, shrub and garden beds on your property
  • Removal of all weeds and debris by hand
  • Cultivating (turning) soil
  • Re-forming the garden bed edge using a hand edger
  • Cultivating the flower bed area
  • Adding soil, plants, mulch, rock etc. with materials provided by you
Our knowledgeable staff at the office will ask for any special instructions you may want done also that may not be included above.

Hedge trimming and tree pruning

Minor hedge trimming services include manicuring new growth on hedges or bushes under six feet in height. More comprehensive pruning is also available if your trees, hedges or shrubs are over six feet tall.

A certified arborist is part of our crew. The arborist will identify any diseases or concerns about your trees, hedges, and shrubs and provide a quote to prune, treat, or remove features or even stumps.

Holiday cuts & trims

Going on vacation for a few weeks? Don’t forget that your lawn is staying at home. You can’t pack it.

So, while you’re away, the Yardworx team can visit your property and tend to the cutting and trimming that will keep your lawn healthy.

Why Choose Yardworx

Yardworx is the one-stop-shop for lawn care in Calgary and Edmonton. Our 30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right.

Flat Rate Plan

For a set monthly rate, our crews will visit your residential or commercial property weekly to cut & trim your lawn. There are no hidden fees, we don’t waste time.

Save Time & Labour

Our services will save you time and labour, allowing you to focus on the more important aspects of your life

Insured & Bonded

We are insured and bonded to ensure a property owner is never negatively affected.​

Easy Ordering

Our online booking tool makes our services very accessible. That means you can order tonight, at home in your pyjamas. It’s that easy!

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Step 1Book your services 24/7 through our online form

Step 2: We will schedule your services based on your postal code. Every postal code has a designated day of the week from Tuesday to Thursday. The crew may alter the day slightly due to their schedules and weather but do their best to keep as close to the same day each week.

Please note that we try to have every property serviced in a timely manner but all services are weather dependent.

We always pick up the phone, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you—so give us a call or order online.

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