This project brought me back to my hometown to work with one of my oldest friends to build a complete landscape for his young family’s brand new home in an award winning Calgary community called Mahogany.
Two and a half weeks of long days and intensive construction brought this yard from barren soil to finished product.
Like most brand new homes in the Calgary area, the developer left this yard with nothing more than a concrete slab and bare roughly graded soil. The garage was built by another friend of the home owner named Jamieson and his company Vivid Builders. If you are looking for top quality craftsmanship and a great customer experience in the Calgary area, give Vivid a call.
As you can see by the before picture of this project, it doesn’t take much time for a forest of weeds to grow!
Destruction began on day 1, and as with all of my projects it started with setting up string lines and initial marking of areas to be excavated and grades to be established. As you can see in the following slideshow, once the prep work for bricks was complete it didn’t take long for the hard surface to begin to take shape.
A panoramic shot of the completed brickwork ready for a high quality synthetic lawn and deck to be installed.
With the instant injection of green into the space the race was on to complete the fence, deck, and planters.
Once all of the finishing details were complete and plants were in the ground, it was finally time to take a step back and see the overall product of our long days of hard labour.
This project was a great experience for me as I couldn’t have had more fun working side by side with my old friend Joel to make this yard perfect for him and his beautiful wife Michelle and their GIANT dog Harvey. Especially considering that they are expecting their first child in a couple weeks!
A special thanks to the company where I began my career Mirage Landscaping Calgary for supplying us with all of the hardscaping materials we needed to get this job done.
I’ve got one more special small project to complete here in Cowtown until I’m back in Victoria,
So until then,
Kevin with ROCKS Stonemasonry.