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Western Canada’s Premier Landscape Construction, Property Maintainence and Christmas Light Installation Business

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ssiniboine Lights and Landscapes is Western Canada’s premier landscape construction and Christmas light installation business. We also offer property management services including snow removal and yard maintenance. COMMITMENT Assiniboine is built on a commitment to excellence and we take pride in every single project we complete. The results of our work are high quality construction and 100% customer satisfaction.

SERVICES Assiniboine provides full landscape design and construction services ranging from creating intricate pathways, patios and beautiful retaining walls. We also build fences, plant trees, install sod and maintain yards. Our speciality in the winter months is installing beautiful Christmas lights.

PEAK OF EXCELLENCE

NAMESAKE Our namesake peak is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the Canadian Rockies. Nicknamed ‘the Matterhorn of the Rockies,’ the 11,871 ft Mount Assiniboine is easily identifiable from the top of most mountains within a hundred kilometers of it. The peak was first climbed in 1901. We take inspiration from the beauty of this area.

Assiniboine crew Stampede party

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FREE ESTIMATE!

Our MISSION It is our mission to provide the best quality workmanship, service and product available, at the best price, to our valued customers.

Our GUARANTEE Assiniboine has a full 2 YEAR GUARANTEE on all projects and stand 100% behind all of their work! If a homeowner has any concerns about the construction of their project, Assiniboine’s team will immediately schedule a return to make any repairs at no additional charge. Assiniboine is a licensed and insured company and our staff and contractors carry WCB insurance. Our staff are also bonded to ensure your peace of mind. We are an A+ standing member of the Calgary BBB.

Thank you for taking an interest in Assiniboine Lights & Landscapes, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to give us a call anytime to request a free estimate, we are open Monday – Friday to take your call.

CALGARY: 403.301.3300 Email: Assiniboinecontracting@gmail.com Phone: 403.301.3300 Fax: 403.301.3305 Address: Box 72152 RPO Glenmore Landing 1600, 90th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9

VANCOUVER & LOWER MAINLAND 604.532.7425 Email: info@assiniboinebc.com Phone: 855.532.7425 or 604.510.4308 Address: P.O. Box 3572, STN LCD 1, Langley, BC, V3A 4R9

We provide references upon request.

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CREATING VALUE & ENJOYMENT

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unctionality, durability and charm are what matter most in a landscape.

The landscape experts at Assiniboine will work with you from

CONCEPTION TO COMPLETION to create the yard that fits your vision and budget. We encourage you to imagine what your plans are for your yard and to base your decisions around them. We ensure that you get the most value for your hard-earned money and our goal is that you end up with the yard you’ve

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WORKING FOR YOU

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efore Assiniboine breaks ground your project manager will meet with you to go over your plans, your product choices and any last minute changes you might like to make.

START DATES & PRICING Upon agreeing to the project scope you will be given a start date and a final price quote. You will know the exact final price of the project before any work is started or money has changed hands. If revisions do occur in the project, estimate sheets are updated on a daily basis, which keeps you fully aware of costs throughout the project. It is our expectation that you will not receive any price surprises upon completion of our work.

ONE PROJECT - ONE CREW Assiniboine always works on a 1 crew per 1 project basis. This means that your yard is the only work priority of the crew that is designated to it. You can get to know your crew and take comfort in the fact that they’re staying at your job until it’s done. This assures the work is completed on a tight time line. Nobody who books with Assiniboine is left with a big mess and wondering when their contractor will return to finish the job.

TIDY WORK SITES Our project managers make every effort to keep your yard organized and clean throughout the building process. We go out of our way to respect the fact that our construction site is your home.

SATISFACTION Assiniboine will do what it takes to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Buying with us gives you peace of mind that you will be pleased.

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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esigning a plan for your yard should be an exciting and enjoyable experience. With a little bit of planning, research and decision making, you can create the space that most suites your tastes and lifestyle.

CAD Drawing

Ideas TO GET YOU STARTED: Imagine what you want and write it down. How will you use your yard for parties, gardening, kids playing, privacy, sun, shade, fires and access? Making a list helps frame what’s important. Walk around your neighborhood and take photos of yards you like. Check the Internet for new ideas. Assiniboine.com has examples of our work. Also check out expocrete.com, burnco. com, bluegrassnursery.com for material ideas. Layout garden hoses or spray paint your yard to get a feel for sizing. Visit a local landscape center to see products up close and to get a feel for colours and textures so you know all the possibilities. Book your project with Assiniboine, sit back and get ready to enjoy your yard!

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3D color annimation rendering of landscape look and feel: back yard.


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ou may want to hire one of our landscape designers to create a computer automated scale drawing of your yard which is useful on larger projects with a lot of different components. YOUR SPACE BY DESIGN Introduction / Bio Katherine Kinch is the founder and principal of Your Space By Design, an interior and landscape design company that has been based in Calgary for over 5 years. We work closely with her and others like her to complete large projects where the client needs help to conceptualize a design. She is passionate about transforming indoor and outdoor spaces into beautiful places. “I usually provide a complete design that incorporates the client’s wish list and then give them suggestions for features or areas that can be enhanced or improved,” says Kinch. “Clients really like this because it gives them a solution to work with a complete plan for all their wants. I also give them product options for different areas so they see which one they like best.” Katherine’s website is www.yourspacebydesign.com We encourage you to call her. We love to complete her plans.

Assiniboine completion of actual landscape.

Assiniboine completion of actual landscape.

3-D color animation rendering of landscape look and feel: front yard.

Assiniboine completion of actual landscape.

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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Q& A

PROJECT MANAGER INTERVIEW

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ere are a few of some common questions answered by one of our expert project managers.

Initial Walk Through

What are the 5 most important tasks that need to be accomplished on the initial site walk through? 1. Go over the estimate, review the scope of the project (which is all the line items), and where they are going to be installed. 2. Re-measure all components of the project to ensure both parties are on the same page as far as sizes go and proper numbers can be confirmed. This helps prevent any unwanted ‘surprises’ throughout the construction process. 3. Go over all final product decisions - confirm styles, patterns and colours. 4. Go over the places (driveways/streets/alleys etc.) where product can be delivered, access points to the yard, where to park and ensure that neighbors have been notified of the construction. 5. Receive a deposit cheque so all product can be ordered and construction can commence according to plan.

What are the best ways for a client to prepare for your construction team? Get all your ideas and plans confirmed before construction is scheduled to start. Lay out a hose or spray paint the yard to get comfortable with the scale of the project. View all different products (if possible) to confirm you like the colours and styles. Notify your neighbors of the construction and that it will be messy for a bit. Plan to ‘be around’ the city during the construction process so that you can do daily site visits. Have your plant favorites ready, we can provide advice but want to make sure you get what you want. Make plans for Rover (your dog) because it will be muddy and the fences/gates will be open.

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The best projects are usually a result of what? The best projects are usually the result of strong communication between the homeowner and the project manager. Both need to ‘work together’ to bring the best out of the lot and create the ideal landscape. Assiniboine’s project managers are the best in the business and listening to their opinions and advice will help ensure that you get an ‘Assiniboine Quality’ yard. With proper design, quality product and superb workmanship you are sure to get the yard of your dreams.

What should a client expect on the final walkthrough? The final walk through is a chance for the client and project manager to go over the entire project and address any last minute details that need to be fixed up. Once you’ve gone over all the details together, the client will make the final payment and begin to enjoy their beautiful new landscape!

How does a warranty call work? If there is ever an issue that comes up with your new landscape, although it rarely happens, we are prepared to solve it! Simply go online and fill out a warranty request outlining the problem and submit a photo of the area in concern. Once Assiniboine receives your request we will be in immediate contact and schedule you in for the necessary fix up.

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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MATERIALS & PRODUCT CHOICES

Armour Stone Retaining Wall and Steps with Cedar Deck, Privacy Lattice and Fence

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roduct choices can make or break the aesthetics and value of a landscape. Choose both quality and functional products in a ‘popular’ colour to increase your satisfaction. Assiniboine will help you make the right choices for your property and lend our years of expertise to help make your yard a sanctuary. PRODUCT CHOICES Cover hard to maintain areas with a decorative touch that suits your style. Assiniboine offers a large variety of products you can choose to fill your spaces with. Each product has a different texture, colour and objective. Some materials have a high value for decorative effect and some are low maintenance and functional.

ZERO MAINTENANCE AREAS Assiniboine uses the industrial weed fabric from Burnco, which is the ultimate in weed restriction for worry free areas, yet it still allows water through so you can have plants growing as well. Fill your spaces with whatever stones or gravels suit your preference. Will you or your dog be walking on the stones? Perhaps pick something round. Want to have less traffic in a spot? Perhaps pick a sharper stone.

GARDENS If a garden and planting are high on your priority list then you probably want to go with a mulch. Mulch is much better at water retention and will also compost over time creating nutrients for your plants. Mulch should be topped up every 3-5 years.

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Rustic Roman Euro Pavers with Charcoal border


Charcoal Holland Pavers, 20 mm Rundle, Plastic Edging, Washed Gravel

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PRODUCT CHOICE CONSIDERATIONS

1. A washed gravel is both economical and attractive for low maintenance beds

2. A Holland / Double Holland brick combo is a clean and tight brick combo.

3. A mow brick edge provides a durable functional edging between grass and bed areas.

4. Flagstone prices can vary substantially, it’s always a good idea to mark down your favorites.

5. Complicated brick designs are usually a little more expensive

as there is more cutting and wastage involved than in simpler patterns.

6. Curved walls and caps are usually a little more expensive per sq. ft. as there is a lot of cutting and fitting involved, which results in wastage.

7. Composite decking, although more expensive than wood, is clean maintenance free way to build a raised deck.

8. On sloped yards, sometimes tiered decks can be used instead of retaining walls as an option to save money.

Dessert buff Holland Pavers with Cedar Mulch Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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GROUND COVERS

MULCH OPTIONS LARGE WOOD BARK

SMALL WOOD BARK

FOOTHILLS PREMIUM MULCH

CEDAR MULCH

MONTANE MULCH

BLACK MULCH

CALICO LAVA ROCK

40MM BURGUNDY LAVA

GOLDEN LAVA ROCK

40MM BLACK OBSIDIAN

7MM WASHED ROUND

10MM TANNED

10MM LIMESTONE

10MM RED SHALE

10MM RUNDLE

10MM WASHED PEA GRAVEL

14MM WASHED ROUND

20MM BLUE PEARL

20MM CRYSTAL WHITE

20 MM LIME STONE

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STONE OPTIONS

NAMES OF PRODUCT MAY VARY DEPENDING ON SUPPLIERS

20MM MONTANA RAINBOW

20MM SALT & PEPPER

20MM TANNED

28MM WASHED ROCK

28MM WASHED ROUND

40MM LIMESTONE

40MM MONTANA RAINBOW

40MM PINK GRANITE

40MM PURPLE SPARKLE

40MM RUNDLE

40MM TANNED

40MM WASHED ROCK

LARGE BURNCO BLACK

MEDIUM BURNCO BLACK

LARGE ROCKY RUSTIC

MEDIUM WASHED RUSTIC

SMALL ROCKY RUSTIC

4-8” MONTANA RAINBOW

4-8” RIVER ROCK

6-14” RIVER ROCK

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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BORDERS & DECORATIVE WALLS

Rustic and Charcoal Roman Stackstones, Roman Pisa, Roman Revers a Cap, Roman Cobble Pavers

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ecorative borders around beds and low maintenance areas are an easy and aesthetic way to create a barrier between products that aren’t meant to mix (gravel/mulch and grass). There are a variety of ways to do this and they all have their pros and cons. MOW BRICK Pros – Very durable, easy to maintain, can easily mow over it (hence the name) thus trimming not required, looks great pulling all elements of brick together (colours/textures), thicker border preventing mulch/gravel from getting whippered onto grass.

STACKSTONE Pros – Raised beautiful walls creating a real feature in the yard, can be combined with mow brick to provide a super low maintenance finished product, create height and depth for the yard, a real defining feature of the yard, can be used in situations up to 2’ in height, able to create a small tiering effect. Cons – more expensive than mow brick when height isn’t required, a decorative wall, not a weight bearing retaining wall, shouldn’t be used to construct steps.

Cons – can be a pricey line item if a lot of length is required.

WOOD BORDER Pros – Fairly cheap and wide long enough to provide a good barrier, durable. Cons – Only available in straight lines and sharp angles, wood can be chipped or ruined by maintenance activities.

PLASTIC EDGING Pros - Marginally cheaper, clean lines, fairly durable plastic, barrier between bed / grass. Cons – Only marginally cheaper than mow brick, plastic can kink and lines can become distorted by mower, mower can shred if ground heaves, have to trim grass anyway while mowing.

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Roman Euro Mow Brick


Charcoal Roman Euro Pavers and Alpine Mulch

Charcoal Stackstone and Rustic Holland Pavers

4 * 4 Pressure Treated Edging with Rustic Roman Euro Pavers

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

Plastic Edging

Flagstone Barrier

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PATIOS & PATHWAYS

Rustic Roman Euro Pavers

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hether you need a pathway and steps to your front door or around the side of your house, or you want to create the ultimate patio for your outdoor gatherings, Assiniboine is the right choice to get it done. We create beautiful extensions of your house that your guests, neighbors, and family will love.

Assiniboine provides the best products and installation in the industry. Our patios are clean, classy, functional, timeless, and aesthetic. The romans built an empire on stone pathways for a reason, because they last a long time and they’re great value. You’ll love the longevity of an Assiniboine patio because we use the proper construction techniques for the foundation. Like any great structure, if it’s built on a solid base it is going to pass the test of time. In addition to starting with the perfect foundation, you can also see the mark of a “quality” Assiniboine Patio in the finishing touches. The right cuts, the right border, the right design choices all contribute to a world-class finished product.

Custom Cut Rundle Flagstone Pathway

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Rustic Quarry Stone Pavers with Charcoal Roman Euro Edging

Kendle Flagstone pathway and stone slab steps


Custom Cut Rundle Flagstone Pathway

Charmin Flagstone, Desert Buff Roman Pisa Wall and Revers a Cap

Northern Roman Euro Pavers

Rustic Roman Euro Pavers Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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PATIOS & PATHWAYS

Rustic Cobble Pavers

WHY CHOOSE STONE? CHARACTER Paving Stone patios are first class features that can be personalized to suit your desires.

DURABILITY Unlike stamped concrete, paving stone won’t crack, fade, or get wear patterns.

EASILY REPAIRED Assiniboine Patios rarely sink. However, in the unlikely event one does, it only takes a matter of hours to redo and make it look as good as new.

PRICE Cheaper than stamped concrete and comparable to regular poured concrete.

MAINTENANCE Sealed with Polymer sand our patios have low water permeability and are resistant to weeds and ants.

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Rustic Cobble Pavers with Roman Stackstone tree well


Stained Pressure Treated Window Well with Charcoal Roman Euro Pavers

Charcoal Roman Stackstone walls and Rocky Mtn Pavers

Desert Buff Roman Euro Pavers

Rustic Cobble Pavers

20 mm Rundle Gravel and Charcoal Rocky Mountain Pavers

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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RETAINING WALLS

Ironstone Stacked Boulder Retaining Walls

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etaining walls and steps add character to a landscape and value to your property. Walls and steps can be built out of a variety of products and in a variety of ways. Grey Cornerstone Tiered Retaining Wall and Steps Assiniboine takes into consideration many factors when it comes to building a retaining wall including height, retaining function, needed structural integrity, the space available, and the character of the property.

Armour Stone Retaining Wall

Transform a difficult to mow hill into a terraced, functional, safe and productive showpiece. Terracing also increases water retention which allows vegetation to absorb more and grow healthier, while preventing soil erosion.

“If you have no immediate plans to move, all the better: Landscaping is the one home improvement that actually appreciates over time.” money.cnn.com

20 MM LIME STONE

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Charcoal Pisa II with Revers a Cap

Charcoal Pisa II with Revers a Cap

Ironstone Stacked Boulder Retaining Wall

4” * 4” Post and 2” * 6” Panel Pressure Treated tiered Retaining Wall

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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STEPS

Charcoal Pisa II with Revers a Cap Steps and instep LED lighting

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teps draw the eye and they inevitably become the centerpiece of any landscape, however, they can be costly pieces of the landscape construction.

Assiniboine can build steps in a variety of styles and products to suit any budget. Whether you choose to use timber, stone, or cement, steps provide both beauty and function. Sometimes the combination of multiple products can bring an entire landscape together,(walls and patios) and they create a focal point with synergy.

Roman Pisa and Capstone Steps and Retaining Wall

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Kendle Flagstone Pathway and Stone Slab Steps


Ironstone Stone Slab Steps and Retaining Wall Rundle Stone Slab Steps with Cedar Arbor / Gate

Charcoal Pisa II with Revers a Cap

Charcoal Pisa II with Revers a Cap and Cobble Pavers

STEP CONSIDERATIONS Steps average between 6” - 8” rise, which should be kept as consistent as possible. All Assiniboine retaining walls include proper drainage (weeping tile, washed rock wrapped in fabric). A retaining wall can be constructed up to 1 meter high without a city permit. A fire pit must be built over 2 meters from combustible materials or property line. Ask about drainage or underground weeping tile so you don’t get ice over your steps or path in the winter.

4” * 6” Pressure Treated Steps and Tiered Retaining Wall with Rustic Cobble Pavers

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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DECKS & RAILINGS

Composite Decking with Black Aluminum and Obscured Privacy Glass

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ecks are a beautiful extension of the house and they add living space in the summer. Assiniboine builds several kinds of decks and we approach each one with the idea that this is where you spend quality time barbecuing, entertaining and relaxing.

Deck

Vinyl Deck with Black Aluminum and Glass Railings

CONSTRUCTION:

• Decks can be constructed up to 2’ above ground without a permit • If a permit is required, permitmasters.ca can expedite the permit process • Deck railings must be 42” high to meet building codes • Deck Skirting is an excellent way to ‘finish’ a deck off

RAILINGS There are several varieties of railings to choose from on your deck. Wood rails can be built in a number of styles, also, you can consider lower maintenance aluminum railings or use glass and aluminum railings to provide a more open and spacious atmosphere.

• Ideally decks and fences should be constructed using the same materials • Decks should always be constructed on cement pilings with no wood under the soil • Instead of skirting, weed fabric and gravel can be used under decks to create a ‘clean’ finish

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Composite Deck with Cedar Pergola and Railings with black Aluminum Spindles

Composite Deck with Black Aluminum Rails and obscured glass


TYPES OF DECKS

COMPOSITE

PRESSURE TREATED

Composite deck with black aluminum rails

Pressure Treated Deck with custom benches, storage area and steps

Tiered Cedar Deck with custom Slate inlay border

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FENCES

Pressure Treated Fence with Sandstone Retaining Wall

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ences can add privacy and act as a barrier for your

property. They can be the finishing touch on a great landscape design. Assiniboine offers many different selections when it comes to building your perfect fence.

Fence

CONSTRUCTION:

• All fence posts are sunk 30” into the ground • 2 bags of cement are used on every post • Gate posts are sunk 36” and 3 bags of cement are used. • Gates larger than 42” wide can cause posts to twist due to the load factor of a large heavy gate. • Usually fence costs will be split among the neighbors who share it. • A real property report is the ideal way to find the property line. • Fences are usually constructed on the property line. • Standard Fence Height is 6’. Custom Cedar ‘access panel’ with black Iron Hardware

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Cedar Fence with Pressure Treated Posts

Stained Cedar and Painted Pressure Treated Decorative Fence

Stained Pressure Treated Fence

Stained Cedar Fence with Arbor over gate

Aluminum Fence installed on raised stone patio

Pressure Treated Fence with Aluminum gate and rustic roman euro pavers

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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PERGOLAS, LATTICE & ARBORS

Painted Pressure Treated Pergola

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ergolas, Arbors, and Privacy lattices can be built in any style and for any function that you desire. You can copy a design you saw down the street, or in a magazine, or you can dream your own up. Let us know what you’re interested in and we can make sure it’s built to last and to impress. PERGOLAS Pergolas are the ideal way to create an outdoor room, providing a feeling of shelter from the elements, and a bit of shade to boot! They can be constructed in a variety of styles using various different products to create a focal point in a yard. They also provide an ideal location for guiding your vines or hanging potted plants..

Pressure Treated Pergola and Hot tub privacy lattice

PRIVACY LATTICE Due to the typically elevated nature of a deck, Assiniboine can build a variety of privacy lattices to break the line of sight between you and your neighbors and minimize the “fishbowl” effect.

ARBORS Add some style and structure to your path, gate or garden with a decorative arbor. They can provide height, privacy and even strength to a gate or just add a little pizzazz for those lucky enough to walk through it.

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Stained Cedar and Painted Pressure Treated Decorative Fence and Privacy lattice


Vinyl Deck with white aluminum and glass railings/ wind stopper with White painted Pressure Treated Pergola

Pressure Treated Pergola and privacy lattice

Stained Cedar Deck with built in planter

Composite Deck with Cedar Pergola and Railings with black Aluminum Spindles

Decorative Cedar Privacy Lattice

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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PLANTS & VEGETATION

THE SHRUB GARDEN This is the lowest maintenance of all 3 garden types… It consists almost exclusively of shrubs and trees that are low – no maintenance, this type of Garden is definitely covered in mulch or sometimes weed fabric and gravel. The Shrubs in this type of garden can still provide a wide variety of color and usually doesn’t need any watering, and very little pruning.

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nce the hardscape has been constructed, the next thing to do is ‘furnish’ it. Plants bring color and life to a yard and if done properly can add tremendous value. Let Assiniboine work with you to provide advice and suggestions on how to make your dreams come to fruition. All garden bases start with a deep layer of premium ‘garden mix’ (peat, loam and sand) to create ideal growing conditions.

THE PERENIAL GARDEN This type of garden is for the mildly engaged homeowner who wants vibrant color and life, but doesn’t have a lot of time to maintain it.

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THE ANNUAL GARDEN This garden provides the most color of all garden types and is where the homeowner gets to plant new flowers every spring… No mulch is used in this type of garden as new flowers are planted and removed on a seasonal basis. The size of this type of garden should be kept manageable because the same soil that grows the best flowers is also great for weeds.


ESTATE & REALTY MANAGEMENT

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f you are looking for a year-round, worry free property maintenance solution, then look no further. Rather than just piecing together your maintenance needs, we can provide an ‘all inclusive’ package to keep your yard looking perfect no matter the season. CONDO BOARDS / PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Assiniboine has a team of highly trained and dedicated individuals who are focused on providing year round outdoor maintenance. For one consistent monthly fee we can make sure everything from your spring clean, weekly maintenance, fertilizing, leaf clean, snow removal to sanding and gravel is maintained. As a client, you will get ONE dedicated property maintenance expert who will be wholly responsible for all your needs and requests. You will have a direct cell number for your crew leader, year round full time office support and a dedicated estimator who can provide numbers to any of your ideas or needs. We are experienced in dealing with all types of tenants and special requests, give us a call for more details.

ESTATE MANAGEMENT For those homeowners who are looking for a worry free maintenance solution this may be the answer for you. You let us know what you are looking for – weekly lawn and bed maintenance, hedge pruning, fertilizing, snow / ice management. You name it we can do it, and we can bundle it all into 1 easy and consistent monthly payment which makes budgeting easy.

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LAWNCARE: SPRING, SUMMER & FALL

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elax. Let Assiniboine take care of your lawn maintenance throughout the year. Spring clean-ups are the first step to a healthy lawn throughout the summer and fall. Here’s what’s involved:

APRIL 1 – MAY 31 LEAF CLEAN UP Clean up and remove all the debris that the fall and winter left in your yard.

POWER RAKE OR DETHATCH

MAY 15 – OCTOBER 15 LAWN MAINTENANCE

Removes old thatch, debris and moss while stimulating new growth resulting in a thicker lawn.

Is provided on a weekly or biweekly basis. Our crews will cut and trim your lawn and blow clean all hard surfaces.

AERATE

VACATION CUTS

Increase nutrient & water absorption, and helps oxygenate the soil.

Let us know when you want us to be there and your property will be well maintained while you’re enjoying your trip!

MOW AND TRIM Cleans up the appearance of the grass and kick starts growth.

FERTILIZE

HEDGE AND TREE PRUNING Let us know if you need a hand to keep your yard manicured and we’re happy to help out.

BED MAINTENANCE

Provides your lawn with the proper nutrients it needs to be thick and green all summer.

Weeds taking over your flower beds? Let us help. We provide everything from one time overhauls to ongoing maintenance.

DEBRIS REMOVAL

FERTILIZE

We haul everything away so you don’t have to worry about it!

Fertilizer should be applied 3- 4 times a summer for your lawn’s optimal health.

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SNOW REMOVAL

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ssiniboine provides residential, acreage and commercial snow removal in Calgary and the surrounding area. Our equipment varies from shovels, scrapers and snow blowers, to skid steers, plow trucks, sanders and dump trucks. Serving homes, acreages, commercial and industrial properties. No matter the size, Assiniboine is equipped to do the job. Assiniboine also offers different contract options ranging from removals on a per time basis to unlimited snow removals throughout the season.

HAND SHOVELING The tried and true staple of snow removal are crews who are there when you need them.

POWER BRUSHING Allows us to clean the walkway much more thoroughly than just the shovel, important for high traffic areas.

PLOW TRUCK Perfect for acreages, access roads and parking lots, our trucks use BOSS plows, the best in the business!

SKID STEER Ideal for industrial / commercial locations where space is a factor and we need to pile snow high for lack of space or for high volume contracts.

SALTING & SANDING For those days when no matter how you clean it, the ice is still there. We make your surfaces safe to walk and drive on. Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT INSTALLATION

White Traditional Christmas Lights on Roofline

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ssiniboine lights and Landscapes is the premier Christmas Light Installation business in Western Canada. We specialize in large trees, steep roofs and bringing attention to your business during the holiday season.

Blue LED Tree Wrap and Large Spruce Tree with mini trad’s in hedge

OUR PROCESS To get started or learn more about how Assiniboine operates, simply follow these easy steps. Having your Christmas lights set up has never been this easy!!! 1. Pick up the phone and give us a call. You will be greeted by one of our friendly office staff who are ready to answer any and all questions you may have. 2. Book an appointment, you do NOT have to be home, (our crews only work outside). 3. Tell Assiniboine what type of lights you have or want (Assiniboine will rent, sell or set up your lights) and where you want them installed. 4. Leave out instructions with your lights on your front porch for us to install. Assiniboine will test all your lights to make sure they are in perfect working order and replace any bulbs or strands that aren’t working with stock they have available on site. 5. Call to pay your invoice and enjoy your Christmas Lights!

Assiniboine’s installations are the best in the business. All extension cords will be tucked away out of sight and timers set so that you have a hassle and worry free light experience.

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Icy White LED icicle lights

Warm White LED C9 lights


CHRISTMAS LIGHT CONSIDERATIONS

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hristmas lights in Calgary is a tradition that the entire city joins in on, making evenings a joy as the festive season rolls around. For anyone that has installed their own lights before, you will know that it is easier said than done. Borrowing your neighbors ladder and braving cold, icy driveways and roofs only to have a sagging, half finished job is not what you had in mind when you started. That’s where Assiniboine comes in. As an Assiniboine Christmas light installer for 6 years, I now look forward to catching up with regular clients who realize it is simpler and safer to call in the professionals. For those that might be considering adding to the charm of your street or enticing some more business by having lights installed, here are a few trends and things to consider before calling the office to speak with one of the our staff about installing your lights. THE FIRST RULE OF LIGHTS though is that more is usually better and when you turn on the switch for the first time you will agree. As an installer, clients often look to me to design a Christmas lights layout for their house. Having installed lights on hundreds of houses myself and our other installers know what will look best and give you the best bang for your buck. The common trend is to hang lights on your house where they will be seen so most people opt for the front of the house facing the street, or along the corner if it is a corner lot. Trees are a real conversation piece so if you have a nice spruce tree in your front yard or outside the living room window in the back yard it is sure to impress. And don’t fret, we have yet to find a tree too big to hang Christmas lights in. LED LIGHTS ARE by far the most efficient and every year more and more clients that don’t already have LED lights are switching over. LED lights don’t burn out mid way through the season, are more energy efficient and less fragile than the old fashioned glass bulbs. THE FINAL CONSIDERATION IS COLOR. In my experience the popular colors are the traditional Christmas multi colors and the classic look of white lights that is timeless. That isn’t to say that any vision you might have personally for your Christmas light display this coming season will look out of place, so don’t hesitate to describe exactly what you would like before heading back inside for a warm cup of coffee while we get to work. As an avid skier and climber, your second storey peak in frigid winter temperatures is merely training for the coming winter playing in the mountains.

Multi Color LED C6 lights on a spruce tree

-Anthony Bonello (Crew leader and seven-year light installation vet.)

Call for a free estimate • Calgary 403.301.3300 • Vancouver 604.532.7425 www.Assiniboine.com

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LANDSCAPING NOT ONLY IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF YOUR OUTDOOR LIFE, IT’S ALSO AN INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT.

Call Assiniboine Lights and Landscapes and let our experts help you build and maintain the property of your dreams. Call Assiniboine at 403.301.3300 (Calgary) or 604.532.7425 (Vancouver) and visit www.Assiniboine.com

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