Hiring a Snow Removal Company

The winter season will soon be upon us and you may be considering hiring a snow removal company for your residential or commercial properties. We understand Canadians may be dreading the fact that they will have to shovel their driveway and sidewalk. Snow removal for some can be an unwelcome chore and even a health risk for some people. If it takes you a long time to remove snow from critical areas of your property or if health issues prevent you from completing the task it may be time to consider hiring a snow removal company.

Residential Snow Removal

The winter months can be tough, but it is part of living in Canada. While city services take care of our roads and major thoroughfares, homeowners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks next to their homes in a certain amount of time. We offer snow removal services in Calgary and Winnipeg and understand our client’s needs as a snow removal company. Our residential snow removal services combined with our shoveling, plowing, and salting of your property will make your winter stress free while keeping you warm. We use a variety of snow removal equipment to keep our client’s properties clear of snow. Our snow removal services start from the first snowfall and finishes once the spring season begins.

Commercial Snow Removal

We understand as a business you will want snow cleared off from your property after a snowfall especially for the safety of your employees and customers. We respond in less than 12 hours after a snowfall and have the machinery to accommodate most commercial sites. Our staff is trained in all aspects of snow removal operations and procedures including health and safety. Managing snow removal for commercial properties can be tough so let Viking Landscaping Inc. take care of it for you. We monitor the weather beforehand and are always ready on days when there is heavy snowfall. Our commercial snow removal services include parking lot clearing, commercial sidewalk snow removal as well as ice melt and sanding services. We offer our commercial snow removal services in Calgary and Winnipeg.

Calgary & Winnipeg Snow Removal Services

When you hire us for your snow removal services you can be assured we will show up on time and ready to work. We provide our clients with a variety of snow removal plans that best fit their needs. Snow removal services can be paid by the hour, the push, or monthly. Our attention to detail is what sets us apart from the competition and we visit all sites after completion to make sure we did not miss anything. We operate 24/7 for our snow removal services including being on call for snow removal.

Contact Viking Landscaping Inc.

Contact us today for your residential and commercial snow removal services in Calgary and Winnipeg. We pride ourselves on the work we provide and have reliable staff who are passionate about snow removal. We have a proven track record of great customer service, high quality of work, and timely response which comes from our amazing staff culture. Contact us today to learn more about our snow removal services and snow removal plans.

7 tips to create your dream patio

Backyard patios have increased in popularity over the years and have expanded in functionality. The type of patio you have will determine how often it is used and how well it serves its purpose. If you are considering a backyard patio here are some things to consider whether you are working with a designer or designing, it yourself.


The functionality of your backyard patio is an extremely important factor. Most people want too to use their patio as a place to dine, relax, and garden. When planning the design for your patio it is important to envision how you want to best utilize your patio. There are a lot of questions you should be asking yourself in the design process like how often do you see yourself using your patio and what type of aesthetics do you want? Do you want a large patio that you can use for large gatherings or a smaller more intimate setting? Consider what other features you would like to include like a gazebo, grill, or firepit.stone patio and fire pit


Another important decision you will have to make is where you want your patio located in your backyard. Do you want it close or further away from your home? Is having a more intimate space important to you or do you like the idea of a more open concept? Place some chairs where you envision your patio to be. How does it feel to be there, and do you find it to be an enjoyable spot? Another thing to consider is that you might have a better view in some spots of your backyard. Carefully consider where you want your patio located and how you want it to function.

Dining & cooking

Patios are a great place to cook and enjoy dining outdoors. You may consider placing your patio close to your kitchen for easier access to bringing items outside. Consider placing your grill away from your home as you do not want to have any smoke enter. You may also want to include an outside kitchen island. This is perfect to prepare and serve food but can also be used as a place to sit and eat with bar stools.

Outdoor rooms

If you have the space for a larger patio, consider dividing it in individual spaces. You could have a separate area for cooking and preparing food, a dining area, and a fire pit. Having separate outdoor rooms from the main patio area can create a unique space and conversational area. Consider selecting your furniture before sizing the area to ensure you get what you want.

Fire pits

A popular feature of any backyard patio is a fire pit. They are a great place for family and friends to gather in the evenings. Having a fire pit can also make your patio the place where your friends will want to get together and relax. Ideally, you will want to have a wood-burning fire pit over gas for ambiance but gas burning fire pits are easier to use.

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If some areas of your backyard have better views than others you want to take advantage of this. Having a great view can change the feel of your backyard patio. There are other ways to create a great view or visual interest by adding aesthetically pleasing focal points like sculptures or a birdbath in the distance.

Light and shade

Do you want to enjoy the sun when using your patio or sit in the shade? Maybe you would like the option to enjoy both? Consider planting trees, using a shade umbrella, or pergola to give you more options for your patio.

At Viking Landscaping Inc., we can make any feature you want in a backyard patio into a reality. Regardless if you are looking for a larger patio or something small our team always delivers and provides exceptional service. We make sure to leave our customers satisfied with our work and have been in the landscaping business since 2005. Contact us today for a variety of landscaping services.

Landscaping Features that Serve Multiple Purposes

It is common to see multipurpose features throughout homes that include many benefits. They can help maximize space, reduce costs, and minimize the amount of clutter in your home. These same benefits also apply to landscaping. Regardless of the size of your backyard, there are benefits in investing in multipurpose landscape features Consider these landscaping features for your Winnipeg landscaping or Calgary landscaping projects.

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Outdoor Pergolas

Outdoor pergolas provide protection from the elements whether you are dealing with rain or sunshine. Pergolas provide you with shade during the hot summer days and protect you from rainy days so you can still enjoy the outdoors. Pair your pergola with wraparound curtains on each side for a more private and intimate experience.

In addition to the protection and privacy provided by a pergola, you can add even more landscape features to it.  It can double as greenspace by adding planter baskets that can be hung from the structure, adding even more aesthetic appeal to the pergola, and providing more shade.

Built-In Seating Walls

Built-in seating walls have become a common fixture for backyards with an outdoor fire pit. Built-in seating walls can accommodate more people compared to traditional chairs. This helps create a more seamless flow when you are entertaining guests at your home. Another benefit is there is little work required to maintain seating walls, so you never have to worry about replacing anything like damaged or broken chairs.

While these seats provide a space for guests to sit back and relax, they also provide more benefits besides seating. These landscape features can also be used as a heat reflector or wind barrier. It can help keep your fire pit burning on windy evenings and keep your guest warm as it gets cooler in the evenings.

Vertical Wall Gardens

Just like any garden, vertical wall gardens help breathe life and colour into your backyard. Besides providing an appealing aesthetic they also enable you to maximize your grow space. Their height provides better air circulation to the plants and minimizes damage from pets or wild animals.

You can also use vertical wall gardens as a privacy screen that can block out neighbors or unwanted views, as well as a sound barrier to help reduce noise levels. The result is a beautiful landscape that feels in tune with nature.

Contact Viking Landscaping

Contact Viking Landscaping today for all your landscaping needs in Calgary and Winnipeg. We provide a variety of custom landscaping services and are confident we can help you achieve your dream backyard. We build long-term relationships with our clients and always work to exceed their expectations. We have over a decade of landscaping experience and always leave our clients satisfied.