Design + Build2022-04-01T12:14:19-05:00

Design + Build

We know that building a dream yard is a collaborative process. Our design team will work with you to go from vision to reality with the perfect space to fit your style and personality.

Where we start

Do you need a backyard built for an active family?

Designing an attractive backyard for multiple sports required a flat grade and strategic drainage system.

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You have your dream home, now you need a landscape to match.

We timed the construction of this family’s dream yard to be completed at the same time as their dream home.

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Do you need help planning around community specifications?

We designed a beautiful and functional yard with rock walls, plantings and patios while following the community approval process.

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The Construction Process

Our team has an extensive knowledge and experience in landscape design, product installation and construction. We know how to incorporate the right colours, materials and textures into a backyard of any size to make it functional and beautiful. We create a clear plan so that we can execute your project within budget, on time and exceed all of your expectations.

Step 1


The first step for any project is the initial questionnaire. This information will help us gain insight into what you envision for your space and the purpose of the new design. We’ll also need to know details such as budget range and specific features you are interested in. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, we’ll send it to our design team. They will be in contact to schedule the next steps and get started on your project!

Step 2

Site Analysis

We follow up with a consultation phone call to discuss details and schedule the initial site meeting and analysis. During this first meeting, we review your questionnaire together and our team will gather site information. From there, we begin creating designs and set up our next meeting to review the ideas and create the plan together.

Step 3

Creating A Plan or Landscape Design

At this stage, there are two options for moving forward depending on the size of your project. If your site is a single project, we’ll provide a list of materials and costs for you to review and approve. If your site includes multiple projects, we recommend creating a landscape design with one of our designers.

Step 4

Pricing / Contract

Once we have a plan in place and the pricing is firm we’ll send you a contract with all the information you’ll need about your project for you to review and sign off on. We then schedule the crew and request an initial deposit that reflects the overall cost of the project.

Step 5


At this stage, you’ll meet with the construction or project manager for a walk through of the project requirements. We make the phone calls to mark your utility lines correctly, the materials are delivered to your site and the assigned crew begins work on your project.

Step 6

Completion + Warranty

Throughout the construction process, we check in to ensure your project is progressing according to plan. Once your project is completed and you have made your final payment, your warranty begins and continues for one year. Every product we install has a detailed warranty that you can find in your contract with us.

Ready to quote your project?

Give Cooper a call at 825 205 9557 or send an email to

Landscape Design Process

Often when think of our dream yard, we consider the aspects that we want to include – plants, a fireplace, a small garden wall, a built in BBQ station – but we have a hard time envisioning how all of those would come together. This is where professional help comes in handy.

A landscape design provides you with the opportunity to explore and evaluate different materials and options and create a design that achieves your project goals and maintains your budget. Starting with a landscape plan ensures that everyone is on the same page and understands your desired end goal. This plan will provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect during construction and gives the construction team a clear direction to follow throughout the project.

Packages and Pricing Information

There is a high level of detail and care taken in constructing a landscape design. Design costs will vary based upon your overall needs and requirements for your landscape projects.

With any of our design packages, you will receive a detailed landscape plan that includes the required information to successfully construct your project.

  • Detailed landscape plan with specific materials

  • Material take off list that includes plant materials sizes and quantities


We offer a Do-It Yourself package that starts at $500. Tailored to create a simple and clear design which you can follow and construct yourself. This DIY package includes a site meeting at your property, a black and white to-scale drawing of your design, and a written list of materials and plants included in the drawing.


Custom Package

If your landscape needs require more details and specifics, we offer a variety of packages ranging from $650 up to $2500, which provide many layers and levels of construction details and landscape plan components.


Learn more about the process from our landscape designer Tyler

If you have any further questions about landscape designs, please reach out to our office at 825-205-9557 or Contact Us through the website.

My husband is very handy but we are a busy family with 3 boys at home so I knew that we would need help to achieve our vision for the backyard. We heard about CLS through our home builder Watermark, and after doing a bit of research decided that CLS was the right partner for us. The team helped us to pick out the perfect plants for our yard (even helping to advise us with materials to deter the pesky hares in the neighbourhood), had great attention to detail, and were very hard working. I could tell they really take pride in their work. We love our yard and would definitely work with them again.

Carmella, Homeowner

I originally found CLS a number of years ago and purchased materials to build a retaining wall in my front yard and enjoyed the customer service I received so I reached out again for a quote when I wanted to redo my entire backyard. I shopped around and received a variety of quotes, but Cooper and the team were reasonable and excited to take on the project. There were a few little issues here and there with the install team but overall they really take pride in doing things right, so things were taken care of promptly. My new backyard is beautiful, and I’ve already referred two friends to CLS and will continue to. The owners really have a sense of integrity in their work.

Julia, Homeowner

Ready to talk numbers?

We’d love the opportunity to help create the yard you’ve been dreaming of, click the link below to price your project!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect work to start?2021-04-07T15:36:23-05:00

Depending upon the scope of the project, work can start on your project in a few short days, or the design process can take upwards of a few weeks. We want to make sure everyone is on the same page, nothing is forgotten, and that all of your questions are answered before we start to dig. It is much easier to incorporate an outdoor feature into the initial drawings than to try and work it in once work has already began.

While our office is open all year round, it is simply not feasible for us to perform installations when the ground is frozen. Sometimes we get lucky and can start our install season in April and finish in November, depending upon what we are installing. Regardless, our staff are in the office all year round to answer your questions and get you started on your project.

How long do landscape installations take to complete?2021-04-07T15:38:18-05:00

This ultimately depends upon the scope of the job. A simple installation of mulch or ground cover can be completed in a day or two by a small crew, while a patio or walkway can take one week. Throw in a retaining wall, fire feature, or an outdoor kitchen, and the crew could be around for a few weeks finalizing your project. Additions or complications that arise during the installation process will extend the work time. This is why we send out a questionnaire, meet you on site for a walkthrough, and send you an estimate prior to starting work to ensure that everyone is on the same page. We are always just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns.

Do you include plants and trees in your landscape designs?2021-04-07T15:38:44-05:00

Yes, we do! Being affiliated with Stewart Tree Farms, we have access to a great variety of mature, chinook-hardy trees. With both deciduous and coniferous options there is something for everyone. You can even stop by our yard and hand pick your own trees! We also have several sources for shrubs, flowers, and grasses.

We only supply plants and trees that we know are suitable for the Calgary climate, so you can be rest assured that your plants will not only look great the day that they are installed, but that they will grow well and look beautiful for years to come.

Perhaps you love red flowers, or want a stunning accent tree to put in your front yard. Our design team will be more than happy to work your request into your design. Give us a call and we can start designing the perfect backyard for your tastes.

What can I expect during the construction period?2021-04-07T15:39:29-05:00

Hardscape installations are messy work. There will be mud, but it will be gorgeous in the end. Nearly all of our work produces dirt and dust. For this reason, we advise our customers to keep doors and windows closed and to remove outdoor furniture from the construction area.

Unless your project involves overlaying existing concrete, the first step for a patio installation is to excavate the top layer of soil. The amount of soil excavated will depend on the type of project. Typically, the next step is to install a layer of compacted aggregate, then a layer of bedding sand, then the pavers themselves, and then jointing material spread between the stones to hold everything in place and prevent weeds.

Typically our installers start their days at about 8am and complete the day at 5pm. Our installers will keep your yard as tidy as possible and always clean up before leaving the job site in the evening. They will be courteous and polite while they work, and help to answer any questions you may have about the work they are performing.

Our ready access to the best materials and efficient deliveries combined with a well trained staff ensure that your project will be a success. It’s our mission to ensure it!

What type of landscape construction projects does CLS work on?2021-04-07T15:39:59-05:00

We work on all types of landscape projects! No job is too big or too small. From a simple mulch installation, to a driveway install, to a backyard oasis that includes a patio, retaining walls, an outdoor kitchen, and a fireplace – we can do it all.

We follow all industry standards in landscape construction, so you can rest easy knowing the hard work is being performed by experts who are held to the highest standards.

View our proposal document!

Download our proposal document to learn all about the landscape design process and get sample pricing.

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