FAQ

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Often, clients ask us alot of questions, so we have compiled a list of the most popular ones. If you still have questions after reading through, please contact us by submitting a form, and one of our team members will get back to you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Alchemy Landscape Questions

How long will it take Alchemy Landscape to start my project?

It depends on the season and how many jobs are in the queue already but we try to take on work with the intention of completing the job within the same season.

How big is the Alchemy Landscape team?

We currently have 6 Employees split into 3 crews

Do you carry Liability Insurance?

Yes, the entire Alchemy Landscape team has 2 Million dollars in coverage

Are you covered by WCB?

Yes, and we can provide a clearance letter upon request

Does Alchemy serve customers outside of Calgary?

Yes, we have completed both residential and commercial work throughout Calgary and the greater areas (Airdrie, Chestermere, High River, and Okotoks)

Landscape Construction Questions

Will I be able to use my home during landscape construction?

Yes, our team has impeccable communication skills, keeping the home owner informed of the process.

Planting & Lawn Maintenance Questions

When should my annuals be planted?

Early Spring is the best time to plant seeds. The beginning of June is ideal to transfer mature annuals to outdoor flower beds.

Is there a variety of soil that can be used in my garden?

Yes, there are different soils which contain a variety of nutrients to enhance the growth of your plants.

How often should my garden beds be turned?

Bi-Weekly

When is the best time to water my garden and lawn?

Morning and Evening

Why should I use mulch?

Mulch helps keep your plants hydrated as it holds moisture well, which can be beneficial for plant material.

 

Is it okay to overseed during lawn aeration?

Yes, as this will enhance the benefits that both have to offer.

What are the benefits of aeration?

Aeration creates holes in the soil to alleviate compaction so that nutrients, air and water can reach the roots of the grass

What is the best time to aerate my lawn?

Spring or fall when the temperatures are cooler

When Is it best to do my shrub and tree planting?

In the Spring, as there is more moisture in the soil as it thaws.

Is it true that you should not water in the daytime?

Sometimes, it may be better to water once the day has cooled down. For example, in the evening. Do not water your grass in direct heat.

 

How can I enhance these flowers this season?

Plant food and proper watering

 

Why should I use organic fertilizer?

It retains nutrients, enhances plant growth, it can withstand heavy rainstorms that can typically wash away chemical fertilizer, It doesn’t burn or damage plants.

 

Sod Questions

How much should I water my new sod that Alchemy Installed?

Everyday for 45 minutes for 2 weeks minimum. Be sure not to step on the new sod during this time.

 

How much is the average front yard to sod?

Every yard varies depending on the size and access to complete the work.