Wondering about how The Great Outdoors team can transform your space and manage your project? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) section for detailed insights on our design, planning, and execution of dream outdoor spaces.
What kind of services do you provide?
At The Great Outdoors Landscaping, we are capable of handling a wide variety of exterior renovation projects, ranging from small residential gardens to extensive outdoor makeovers. Our expertise covers exterior design and installation, carpentry work, concrete projects, and exterior installations. Whether you're looking to create a beautiful garden, install a custom deck, pave a driveway, or enhance your outdoor living space, we have the knowledge and experience to bring your vision to life in the Alberta climate.
What is your landscape process?
Our landscape process encompasses several key stages. It begins with an initial site visit to assess the area and its unique characteristics. Following this, we move on to conceptual design, where we outline our creative vision for the project. This design undergoes revision through a range of meetings with our clients to ensure it aligns with their preferences and requirements. Once the design is finalized, we present a project proposal that includes all the details, from materials to timelines. Finally, the installation and construction process begins, where we bring the project to life, carefully executing the plan and transforming the landscape according to the approved design.
Do you do final grade?
Yes, we do perform final grading as part of our landscaping services, and this typically occurs before we proceed with the actual landscaping work. Final grading is an essential preliminary step in the landscaping process for new build construction and it creates a stable and even foundation for the landscape design.
Why can’t my landscape start until the rough grade is complete?
Without proper grading, issues such as drainage problems, uneven surfaces, and soil erosion can occur, which would negatively impact the success and longevity of the landscape project.
What is a real property report (RPR) and why do I need one for a landscape project?
A Real Property Report (RPR) is a legal document that provides an accurate representation of a property's physical boundaries and structures in relation to the property lines. An RPR ensures that your landscaping design is measured with accuracy, material takeoff is done correctly and that your overall project is in compliance with local regulations and property lines.
What makes you different from other contractors?
What sets us apart is our commitment to providing fixed project proposals, not estimates. We provide detailed proposals that break down the cost of each element for a comprehensive understanding of the total price. With decades of experience, we smoothly transition from planning to construction, ensuring we create the ideal outdoor space for our clients. Eliminating the concern of price changes and adjustments making sure our clients have confidence in the finished product.
What is the benefit of having a design?
It ensures that your outdoor area not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also functions effectively to meet your specific needs and lifestyle. A well-planned design maximizes the use of your space, enhances curb appeal, and can increase the overall value of your property. Moreover, a thoughtfully designed outdoor space can provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment for you and your family to unwind and entertain.

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From serene garden retreats to vibrant entertainment areas, partner with us to transform your dreams into reality and craft the perfect outdoor space!