Big R Gardening & Landscaping

We hope that this resource page will be a benefit to our clients and friends. If you have a resource to recommend, please send it to [email protected]

Lawn Care

Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development – A healthy lawn contributes to your property value and the overall appearance of your neighborhood. It provides a natural, safe surface where your family can play and relax. By following a few simple tips, you can keep your lawn healthy and environmentally beneficial.

Tree Care

Alberta Environmental & Sustainable Resource Development – Guide to Common Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta

International Society of Arboriculture – Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property.

Gardening Tips & Associations

Alberta Gardener – Alberta Gardener zeros in on gardening in one of the more challenging areas of Canada.

Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association – A voluntary trade association for businesses in the ornamental horticultural industry across Alberta

Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Program – Offering an abundance of hands-on learning in both the hard landscape skills of paver, water gardens, wood construction, irrigation and surveying; balanced with the soft landscape skills of plant identification, tree planting, soil analysis, plant production and landscape design. 

Lois Hole’s Gardening Books – A resource for Alberta Gardeners.

Master Gardeners Association of Alberta – The Master Gardeners Association of Alberta is a not-for-profit society dedicated to providing master gardeners with opportunities to further their education, network across the province, and volunteer in the community.

Organic Alberta – Organic Alberta is a membership driven non-profit association. We represent organics in Alberta and strengthen the organic community through leadership, networking, education, communication and advocacy.


Better Home & Gardens – Free online design tool that lets you design anything from a patio-side container garden to your whole yard.