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Winter is here, and while Victoria enjoys a far milder winter than the rest of the country, it is not without its hardships. High winds and heavy rains can lead to limb, root and even stem failures in our urban forest. Thankfully, a little preventative pruning goes a long way to maintain the health of [...]

            Have you ever wondered why your fruit tree used to provide a hearty, quality crop and now it doesn’t? Well there’s a reason for the saying “ the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. A healthy tree will produce a healthy crop, while a neglected tree will, well you get the idea. Fruit [...]

I am regularly asked if we can relocate a tree or large plant. Sometimes it is possible and sometimes it is not. These are some of the more popular reasons for moving a large plant: It was originally planted too close to the building and its location is now an issue. It was not planted [...]

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We see alot of poorly done work that requires our expertise to do it correctly.  Here is the summary of another project in Saanich, B.C. involving another rebuilt of a paver walkway. 1. The beginning. The client purchased a town home several years ago and the infrastructure continues to be an issue.  We have already [...]

We just finished a challenging but unique paver project with water feature. The project took place of Bear Mountain, Victoria, B.C. 1. The Challenge The project is located in a confined back yard, accessible only by a 30 flight staircase. All materials and any waste had to come up and down the stairs. The crew [...]

How to install a paver patio? STEP #1, The base. A proper base is the most important component of the project. Without a proper foundation you risk the possibility of settling. Remember, the pavers on top of the base can weight thousands of pounds so there is an incredible amount of weight that needs to [...]

Irrigating, with today’s new technology, simply better! Irrigation has come a long way in a short period of time. Here are six solid reasons why you should consider a professionally installed irrigation system or upgrading your existing system; Unless you like getting up at 6am several times a week, for 9 months a year, to [...]

Why Use Pavers? A paver is one of the most versatile products on the market for use in construction of a walkway, driveway, sidewalk or patio. Pavers come in all shapes and sizes and are normally made of concrete although we are starting to see composite materials enter the market. Most people are familiar with [...]

I have seen quite the variety of retaining walls throughout the Greater Victoria area, some good, some very bad. What is a retaining wall? Retaining walls are usually created when there is a desire to manage or hold back soils or other hardscape materials. A retaining wall can be anywhere from 6” to in excess [...]