Welcome to Evolve Landscapes
Evolve landscapes offers comprehensive and diversified packages and specializes in environmental sustainability.
For more information, please give us a call at: 780-932-3865
Who We Are
Evolve Landscapes Inc. began in 2005, when owner Brad Wyness decided to start his own freelance landscape design company after three years of experience designing and consulting on many landscaping projects following the completion of his degree in Landscape Architecture Technology. Brad sought to create an innovative custom landscape design/build company, specializing in modern, traditional and contemporary residential landscape design.
What began with one crew and a pick up truck has since grown into three crews who strive for perfection in building beautiful landscapes. Evolve Landscapes has stayed small in order for the crews to be managed efficiently under Brad’s leadership and design vision. Here at Evolve, we use no middle men or sub-contractors: We do all our own irrigation, electrical, carpentry and of course all landscape related work. We also strive to stay on the forefront of design and are constantly evolving to create ideas and concepts that clients will love.
Client involvement is one of the many things that sets Evolve apart from other landscaping firms. Brad works with clients from the first step of the design process until the project is completed. In this way, Evolve doesn’t work for clients as much as it works with clients as a part of a process of building something together. In maintaining this close relationship with our clients throughout all stages of our projects, we feel we have created the perfect formula for a successful project every time.
Our Work Process
From Design to Dream Yard – Here’s how we do things:
What Our Clients Say
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Below are some popular landscaping terms you may hear used in Edmonton, Alberta
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Aeration – Changing soil to enable more oxygen to get in while co2 releases.
Aerator – (yard) A maker that pulls plugs/cores or pokes holes in the soil of compressed yards to permit more oxygen into the soil.
Aerator – (water) Introducing oxygen into the water through a bubbler, water fountain, or another method of surface area agitation, while launching harmful gases (co2 or methane).
Aggregate – Gravel or crushed stone utilized as sub-base, backfill products, or for combining with concrete or mortar.
Yearly – A plant that sprouts, flowers and passes away in one season.
Arbour – A garden structure or archway utilized to support climbing up plants or vines.
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Backfill – Material utilized to complete behind a maintaining wall. Normally cleaned gravel, debris rock or dirt.
Balled and Burlapped – A tree that is drawn from the ground (generally at a nursery), where the root ball is covered in burlap, bound with twine or wire.
Bare-Root – Trees or shrubs without any connected root ball/soil.
Base Stones – The very first tier of stones in a wall. Normally bigger stones, if you are dealing with natural stone.
Batter Box – An easy frame utilizing wood and string, to keep a constant line and angle to the bank (batter), when developing a wall.
Bog – A damp or swampy location typically with a high level of level of acidity. (Oxygen is low, and plants generally do not thrive here.).
Bubble Diagrams – The most basic type of drawing concepts on paper when preparing a backyard.
Bubblers – Large stones with holes drilled through them. This enables water to be drained the top like a drinking fountain.
Buffers – Materials utilized to sign up with jobs together in a lawn. Eg. Yard, ornamental rock, or garden beds can be utilized as buffers in between a patio area and a home.
Contractor’s Sand – Mostly an upgraded item. Utilized for a variety of functions, specifically in building (eg., for drain when laid under brick paving, or blending with cement to make mortar). Home builder’s sand might likewise be mixed/tilled with heavy soils or clay in the garden to enhance drain.
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Canopy – The shaded location under a tree from the overhanging branches and leaves.
Capstones – The extremely leading stones in a wall. Much like base-stones, the biggest and heaviest stones in a natural stone wall for stability. Produced capstones are particularly produced one function just.
Waterfalls – Where water originating from a catch basin or stream strikes a point of vertical drop.
Capture Basins – A location where water swimming pools prior to tipping over the next vertical drop.
Chinking– The procedure of completing, or tightening up spaces in a natural stone wall utilizing little damaged pieces and shim pieces.
Tidy Fill – Inorganic and natural soils devoid of sod, big rocks or concrete and pavement.
Containerized Stock or Plants – Trees, shrubs, or plants grown in containers at a nursery generally from seedlings.
Crown – The base of a tree or shrub where it satisfies the root system. Likewise called the trunk/root flare.
Course – A horizontal row or tier of stone, brick or wood in a wall.
Suppressing – A border of edging utilizing put concrete.
Cutting – Digging into a bank, slope, or hill, to eliminate product to construct a maintaining wall.
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Ornamental Rocks – Rocks selected for their colour or texture to be utilized as a ground cover, or in beds or courses.
Drains – Controlling the circulation of water with grading, slope, berms, swales, pipelines, or drain tile.
Drain Pipe Tile – (Weeping tile) Perforated plastic piping that distributes water to the gravel or soil along it’s length through holes or slits.
Drip Irrigation – A sluggish feeding water supply to plants, shrubs, trees, perennials.
Leak Zones/Lines – The edge of a trees branch system. It normally matches the root system of the tree underground.
Dry-Laid – A patio area or pathway developed without a mortar base.
Dry-Stacked – A wall constructed without making use of mortar.
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Edging – Any product (brick, plastic, stone and so on.) utilized as a border of containment.
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Dealing with Stone – The method of trying the stone’s front surface area, to make it more attractive.
Fieldstone – Stone gathered from the surface area of a field or pasture.
Filling – The reverse of removing at a bank, slope or hill, for a maintaining wall. To bring the wall out even more.
Last Grade – The grade of dirt that specialists will leave around your house when building and construction is finished. It typically will enable about 4 inches of topsoil.
Flagstones – Generic word utilized to explain natural, reasonably flat stones of various shapes and colors utilized in pathways, outdoor patios, and walls.
Drift Valve – A valve that will instantly refill your pond or water function when the water is up to a particularly low level. (Can be connected to in-ground watering systems.).
Circulation Control Valves – Usually a ball valve that permits you to manage the circulation of water originating from your pump to your stream, waterfall or water fountain. It is an inline valve set up in between the pump and the upper outlet of water.
Frost Heave – The outcomes of frozen water applying a force of countless pounds of pressure versus the back of a wall or from below an outdoor patio or other jobs in your backyard.
Frost Line – The lower depth at which the soil freezes in the winter season.
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Gazebo – A free-standing roofed structure that is generally open on all sides to offer a shaded or protected location to rest.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) – A security gadget needed for power usage anywhere moisture or wetness can take place.
Grading – Changing the level of soil by utilizing devices, shovels, and rakes to permit much better drain.
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Hand Tamper – A hand tool with a flat, heavy, strong base and long manage to cram in dirt or gravel by pounding it down utilizing the weight of the tool.
Strength Zone – Worldwide divided areas of the environment that reveal a plants capability to endure winter season cold.
Hardscaping – All the courses, decks, walls, and other structures that are set up in your lawn. They are made from brick, stone, wood and so on.
Head – The height distinction between the pump and the upper outlet of water that identifies the efficiency of the water pump in gph (gallons per hour).
Inverted Marking Paint – A spray paint that is utilized for painting out landscaping concepts, sizes, and shapes that will spray even when upside down.
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Jointing – Filling in the fractures of a brick or stone patio area.
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Landscape Glue and Epoxy – A glue that is utilized to keep capstones from being raised, bumped or vacated location.
Landscape Fabrics – A barrier of fabric or woven product utilized to reduce weeds from maturing through as well as to prevent air-borne spores from rooting in undesirable locations.
Laser Leveler – A gadget that shoots a laser beam onto anything in its line of a sight. It is utilized to mark heights on stakes, for developing tasks, or for grading.
Liners – A watertight rubber product utilized below ponds, streams, and waterfall.
Loam and Topsoil – A soil consisting of an excellent balance of nutrients, dirt, and other particles utilized to spread out under sod for a healthy thick yard. Likewise utilized in garden beds when changed with other natural nutrients.
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Mechanical Bond – The capability of aggregates to hold together because of their sharp angles and damaged edges. Round rocks have a bad mechanical bond and make bad sub-base products or paths.
Microclimate – Variations in temperature level and growing conditions based upon small changes in elevation, sunshine, or wind. These modifications can happen within one’s own backyard.
Mortar sand – A cleaned, evaluated sand that drains water extremely rapidly and can be utilized under walls and patio areas for bed linen dry-laid or dry-stacked tasks.
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Decorative Grasses – Grasses that are not cut however rather grown to their complete height and capacity in gardens as perennials.
Oxygenators – Plants that are immersed in a pool/pond that are mostly utilized for aeration.
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Peat Soil – Peat is extremely spongy and is excellent in gardens needing some wetness retention.
Part Seasonal – Any plant that lives for numerous or lots of growing seasons.
Perforated Drain Pipes – A plastic pipeline with holes, to carry away extreme quantities of wetness or heavy rains.
Pergola – A long garden structure with pillars and crossbeams (generally open) that permits climbing up plants or vines to supply some shade.
PH Level – A step of the soil’s level of acidity or alkalinity. 1 is low being acidic. 14 is high being alkaline. 7 is neutral.
Plate and Power Tamper – A maker that has a vibrating plate for condensing aggregates. Utilized under patio areas or jobs needing a sub-base of gravel or rocks.
Potted Stock – Stock that has actually been bought bare- root and replanted in a container.
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Roadway Crush – A combined product of sand and gravel (typically 3/4 inch gravel) utilized under the base of roadways.
Root Ball – The soil connected to tree, shrub or plant when it is collected from the ground, or gotten rid of from a container.
Running Joint – Vertical joints in a wall through successive courses, or tiers where overlapping is not attained. (happens when the 1 over 2 stones, or 2 stones over 1 concept not utilized.).
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Screeding – Dragging a board throughout overviews of supply a constant and smooth level of sand, for bed linen stones or bricks.
Shim Stone – Thin pieces of stone utilized to tighten up a wall, and fill in little spaces.
Sod Cutters – A maker utilized to cut sod, roots and a thin layer of dirt. The soil can then be rolled up and reserved to be re-used or disposed of.
Soil Creep – The forces of nature, weight, rain, and gravity that press soil down a hill.
Softscaping – The plants, trees, yard and other living organisms set up into a backyard. (Usually done after the hardscaping.).
Stepping A Wall – Using steps in the base or the caps to keep a level wall on sloped ground.
Stock – A term utilized to explain woody plants. (Trees and shrubs.).
Stringers – Long stones utilized to extend throughout several stones and joints in a natural stone wall for included stability.
String Levels – A level that hooks onto a firmly connected string line in between 2 stakes for inspecting grade modifications.
Sub-Base – Packed in product or aggregate utilized under walls and outdoor patios.
Subsoil– The layer of soil underneath the topsoil or loam. Subsoil is generally poor quality soil or clay.
Swale – A low area in between 2 high spots to gather water and channel it away to another part of a backyard, street, or street.
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Tie, Anchor And Bond Stone – Stones that are longer and larger than typical stones that are arbitrarily put throughout the wall for included stability.
Tiers – (Courses) Horizontal rows of stone, brick or wood in a wall.
Shift Zone – Points that connect various functions in your backyard by utilizing buffer products. (Garden beds, gravel beds, grassy locations.).
Trunk and Root Flare – The point at which the truck of a tree or shrub fulfills the root system. (Also called the crown.).
Topdressings – Adding abundant loams, mulch, or garden compost to your yard in thin layers to attain a flat well manicured yard or to fill out anxieties fin the yard brought on by sinking.
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Cleaned Rocks – Any aggregate that is washed tidy, devoid of dirt, weeds, seeds or other impurities.
Water level – The uppermost layer of underground soil saturation. Modifications inning accordance with numerous things from rains totals up to air pressures.
Winterkill – Dead turf in the spring normally arising from heavy snow/ice or salt utilized on driveways and sidewalks.
Woody Plants – Trees or shrubs with a wood stem or trunk.
Xeriscaping – A method of landscaping utilizing hardly any, or no water with drought-tolerant plants and more hardscaping.
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