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Strata Complex

We take pride in all of our sites, big and small! We love seeing our hard work shine and show itself! These complexes look awesome and it is all because of the amazing team!

Your yard could look this amazing too! Way to go Fraser Strata Care Ltd, keep up the hard and amazing work!

-Quality Matters

Office: 604-371-2787

Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

 

Bobcat and Product delivery Services

Do you have a project that needs a Bobcat? We at Fraser Strata Care Ltd offer Bobcat services for your landscaping needs. Did you know we also offer product delivery to your house for your “Do It Yourself” projects!!!

From Langley to Vancouver and Tri-city area we will help you! Let us help you with your landscaping or let us bring you the products! Sometimes homeowners really want to get into their yard and create a garden or do some landscaping but don’t know where to get started! It can be difficult to take on a large project or one of any size when you can get the gravel, dirt, and other garden products to the house. Fraser Strata Care Lts offers Bobcat services and will help deliver your garden projects to your house! If you have a “DO it Yourself” project and want to get started. Call us, fax or send an  email!! Office: 604-371-2787  Email: office@fraserstratacare.c  Don’t let anything get in your way of getting that beautiful yard, garden, deck, fence, path, driveway or retaining wall! Imagine the time and effort saved by calling Fraser Strata Care today!!

Landscape Construction & Renovations will provide custom designs, decks, patios, water features and hardscapes to provide an enjoyable outdoor experience. Landscape construction uses leading edge designs and build team specializes in creating unique outdoor living spaces.  We will continue to be differentiated from our competition by the service, design and build of our hardscapes.

Let our experienced and talented crews transform your property into a fresh new work of art. We use all of the latest technologically advanced and Eco friendly equipment to provide the most efficient experience. We realize your yard and its function is valuable and will work hard to expedite your project. We provide quality work that will stand the test of time.

Call for more information: 604-371-2787

We offer a vast selection of services for all divisions, types of landscape installations including:

  • patios
  • driveways
  • plants
  • trees
  • pathways
  • garden beds
  • retaining walls
  • fencing
  • drainage install and repair
  • top dressing and seeding
  • bobcat work
  • tree work (planting, pruning, removals)
  • Stump Grinding
  • Water features and Pond rejuvenation
  • snow removal and salting
  • Minor black top and pothole repair
 Call for more information: 604-371-2787
-Fraser Strata Team
Quality Matters

 

FREE aerating!

We are the reason the grass is greener on the other side of the fence! We’ve been keeping North Langley green for over 20 years! Our professional team would like to tend to your side of the fence and provide our complete landscaping services along with an initial offering FREE aerating!

Contact

Office: 604-371-2787

Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

 

A full season of Bloom – Part 2

April showers May brings flowers!

This is such a great old saying and will stay true to the end of time! The Pacific Coast is warming up, Abbotsford to Vancouver are in full swing farmers markets this weekend and we are loving the heat! For those of you out there that drive by homes and love seeing all the blooms and blossoms in the beautifully landscaped yards and gardens, we are sharing a series of posts to help you choose plants, bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees for each month of the year! Part 1 of this mini series was giving for a selected list of plants for succession of bloom in the month of April. Seeing how it is May we felt it was time for Part 2 – May blooms!! It seems that the seasons this year are about 2 weeks ahead of norm or perhaps the suggested growing times are changing.

BUBLS: Tulips (Ours are finished and need maintenance) , ranunculus, anome, Dutch Iris

PERENNIALS: Peony, gentian aucaulis, bleeding hearts (Ours have been up since April and still blooming), cadytuft, phlox amoena, polyanthus, helianthemum.

SHRUBS: Spiraea Van Houtte, Azalea Mollis, Rhododendrons, Lilacs, Beauty Bush, Weigela, Mock Orange, Viburnum opulus and tomentosum, Cotoneaster horsontalis, microphylla, dammeri, Broom, Evergreen Barberry, Mountain Laurel

TREES: Flowering Crabapples, Hawthorne, Laburnum, Japanese flowering cherries, Magnolia (Ours came and went in April), Dogwood, Horse Chesnut.

Of course there are a number of herbs and other beautiful flowers that are in full bloom like Lavender and many other beneficial plants. May is also a great time to spend in the garden with a little maintenance. If your tulips have come and gone like ours, break or cut off the tulip heads  (the green part) to let the bulb rest. If you have a garden now is a great time to get out there if you haven’t already planted one! This is also the LAST chance for Lawn planting before it gets too hot and the seed won’t take…it will simply burn or not go!

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Thank you,

Team Fraser

Office: 604-371-2787

Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

Quality Matters

Plants for Sunny Dry Areas

Living in a very wet and humid climate it is hard to sometimes believe that there are arid places in BC! However even from Vancouver to the Lower Mainland there are dry and arid spots in many if not all yards and gardens. Below is a quick list of trees, shrubs and plants that enjoy this condition!

Evergreen Trees

  • Pines (Mugho, White Pine, Scotch Pine)
  • Arizona Cypress (Cupressus Arizonica)
  • Madrona (Arbutus Menziesii)

Deciduous Trees

  • Red Oak (Quercus coccinea)
  • Chesnut (Cstanea)
  • Flowering Peach (Prunus mume)
  • Silver Maple (Acer negundo variegatum)
  • Catalpa
  • Hawthorne (Cratageus)
  • Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
  • Siberian Elm (Ulumus pumila)
  • Larch (Larix)
  • Lime (Tilia)

Evergreen Shrubs

  • Evergreen Barberry (Berberis Wilsonae, Darwini, Julianade)
  • Heaths (Calluna vulgaris)
  • Ceanothus
  • Cotoneasters (Franchetti, microphylla, dammeri)
  • Broom and Spanish Broom (Cytisus)
  • Euonymus Radicans
  • Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata)
  • Holly Mahonia (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)
  • Veronica (Buxifolia, traversi, pageana)

Deciduous Shrubs

  • Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergi)
  • Smoke Tree (Rhus cotinus)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Tamarix (Tamarisk)

Perennials

  • Sun Rose (Helianthemum)
  • Anemone Japonica
  • Catmint (Nepeta mussini)
  • Yucca

If you have any questions, tips or would like to tell us about something please drop us a line check us out on Facebook !

Office: 604-856-4123
Fax: 604-856-4126
Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

-Team Fraser

Quality matters!

“Fraser StrataCare has been working for our Strata of 191 townhomes in Surrey for the past two years.  Prior to them coming on board, we had many issues around our complex related to landscaping.  Fraser StrataCare has improved the landscaping of our Strata significantly and continues to provide exceptional service and is proactive in their approach to ensure our landscaping is well maintained.  We would highly recommend them for any size complex”.

Karen Reid Sidhu, President Terrane

 

“I have been working with FSC for over 7 years.  FSC have always supplied an honest day’s work, have always been adaptive to our needs and provide excellent value to my clients.  They are well structured, well managed and easy to deal with.  Management at FSC is conscientious about  planning and advises my clients of future issues in a proactive fashion.  Among strata landscaping firms, these guys are top notch.”

Brendan Materi

“Fraser StrataCare has done our strata landscape maintenance for the last10 years or more. During my 5 ½ years of responsibility we have had a pleasant relationship. Their crew has been doing excellent landscape maintenance work. They respond positively when special maintenance requests are made”.

Ted Janzen – On behalf of Churchill Park Council

 

“Stoneridge Strata is a 15 year old community of 36 homes of which 26 are detached and 5 are duplex style units.  Over the years, Stoneridge has employed several different landscaping companies.  They all promised the best service for the most reasonable price.  However, once the contracts were signed, the problems and excuses for poor performance were always the same.

Fraser Stratacare Ltd. came to our attention around this time period and a decision was made by council to give this company a try.  Right from the beginning, the quality and service exceeded all previous landscaping companies.  One of the main differences is that Fraser Strata care Ltd. employs their staff full time.  This enables employees to have a career in landscaping which means steady employment, benefits and progression if deserved.

Stoneridge Strata has retained the services of Fraser Strata care for approximately 5 years to date and overall we have been very satisfied”.

Derek Hudson, President

Stoneridge Council, Surrey, B.C.

Thank you for the kind words! Fraser Strata Care Ltd believes in building long term relationships, by providing the best quality service all the time! For a quote, consultation or services please contact us!

Office: 604-856-4123
Fax: 604-856-4126
Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

Thank you team Fraser!

Quality Matters

A full season of Blooms – Part 1

April Blooms

We have  a lot of people with requests for a full season of blooming flowers. This is a big task to understand and can be overwhelming to most to event start researching or thinking about this. Many have tried and still can’t seem to get the right combination of blooming flowers at the right time. So lets be seasonal and we will post a list every month! (This round we are leaving out the technical Latin terms… if you want them just ask!)

Here is a list for the month of April on the Pacific Coast

Bulbs – Daffodils (That are lining the highways by now!) narcissi, muscari, hyacinths, scilla, tulip, aenome.

Perennials –  Aubretia, allyssum saxtile, primulas, saxifrage.

Shrubs – Flowering Quince, Pearl Bush, Spindle Tree, Viburnum Carlesi and Burkwoodi, Broom, Bridal Wreath Spiraea, Daphne Burkwoodi and cneorum, Japanese Azales, Rhododendron Hybrids, Flowering Almond.

Trees – Flowering Almond, Flowering Crabapples, Cherries

This is just a quick list of April Blooms, if you have any you would like to share please leave us a comment, drop us a line or join us on Facebook!

Office: 604-856-4123
Fax: 604-856-4126
Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

-Team Fraser

Quality Matters

A Plant List for Wet and Deep Shade areas

As we are in full Spring swing there is a lot of call ins on wet and moist problematic areas. We are outside all the time and were definitely caught in some ugly weather conditions! Although we install irrigation and draining systems trees, shrubs and plants are very helpful too! We thought this would be great to share a plants list that will help in wet and deep shaded problem areas for the Pacific Gardener and homeowner! The Vancouver, Tri-cities area and the Lower Mainland in the Fraser Valley are all parts of BC where the rain just keeps coming so this plant list is sure to help!

Evergreen Shrubs

  • Variegated Laurel
  • Holly (Ilex latifolia)
  • Rhododendron Hybrids
  • Skimmia Joponica
  • English Yew (Taxus baccata)
  • Boxwood (Buxus)
  • Irish Juniper (Communis hibernica)
Deciduous Shrubs
  • Daphne Mezereum
  • Hydrangea Hortensis
  • Red Twigged Dogwood (Cornus alba sibirica)
Perennials
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Violet (Viola)
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Christmas Rose (Ilex aquifolium)
Next post we will cover a list of Wet areas with Full Sun! If you know of any others that like this wet and dark condition let us know and we will be sure to add it to the list! When designing a landscape many factors must all be seriously understood and well planned.
If you have any questions drop us a line or visit us on Facebook!
-Team Fraser
Office: 604-856-4123
Fax: 604-856-4126
Email: office@fraserstratacare.com

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Happy April Fools!

Happy April Fools!

At Fraser Strata Care Ltd. we know how important it is to have professionals prune and shape your hedges in the Vancouver and Tri-cities area! We hope you all had a wonderful and very Happy Easter and family weekend. What a beautiful way to finish March and start April. Spring is in the air, plants are in bloom and we are gearing up for a fantastic season! We hope we are part of your season too!

Happy April Fools everyone!

-Team Fraser

Call for more information: 604-856-4123