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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

 

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

Volunteer BC – Majuba Hill Clean Up


White Picket Fence

White Picket Fence
We all know that the “White Picket Fence” is a meaning of a perfect life. The white picket fence is a state of mind where a person blindly holds on to the idea of their perfect lifestyle, regardless of the inevitable life factors. Growing up in the Vancouver area the white picket fence always reminded us of a perfect home and family and always wanted one of our very own! Well now you too can have one! Below is a great picture of one of our little White Picket Fences!

This house now has a safe yard for their children to play and accents the house perfectly! It is clean and easily cleaned, there is really little maintenance with having a beautiful fence like this one. We also have a nicely shaped cedar hedge that we cleanly shaped!

If you are wanting that perfect white picket fence and beautiful cedar hedge call us! Call for more information: 604-856-4123

When yo think of the white picket fence what comes to mind?

 

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

Top 5 Spring Landscaping Tips

Top 5 Spring Landscaping Tips

Now that Spring break and the long Easter weekend have arrived, it is time to get outside and into your yard and conquer the Top 5 Spring Landscaping Tips!

#1 Aerate your lawn

If you haven’t already aerated your lawn, now (Spring) is the time to do it! This process involves special equipment that actually punches holes in your turf, creating air pockets to improve the health of soil and roots. The holes in the lawn will allow for the much needed nitrogen from the rain fall to enter into your soil and all sorts of microbial action! Aeration is best done when the yard has dried out, and hiring a professional to do the job is a wise idea!

#2 Dethatch your lawn

In British Columbia, Vancouver or the Tri-Cities we have a very humid and moist climate, where moss loves to grow. Thatch is the build up of dead grass and debris left on the surface of your lawn over winter. Removing thatch will allow the grass underneath to grow quicker and fuller as it will no longer act as a blanket. A thinner layer of thatch can be effectively removed by power raking. Some landscapers will dethatch or power rake during the process of aeration. Perhaps ask for a combo!

#3 Spring Clean Up – The Perennials

Perennials are great as they come back every year, and many gardeners will leave their plants in the fall, providing seed heads for winter birds and creating an attractive picture throughout the cold season. But when the weather turns in spring, your garden needs to be cleaned out and cleared up for the new growth to take place. Remove the dead foliage and stalks from last season leaving the roots in the ground, composting all but the diseased plant material. Destroy any bugs, larvae and other pests you find and avoid turning the soil too much — that amount of disturbance can kill off nutrients in the upper layers of soil.

#4 Mulch your Beds – Get it delivered

Layer your gardens with a generous amount of mulch — use chipped bark, wood chips or other natural mulch products — to help with moisture retention and reduce weeds. Consider mulch as an investment and spread it annually for a neater garden. Old mulch decomposes into the soil making it more fungally dominant a great growing condition while building soil, adding many necessary nutrients and feeds your plants, shrubs and trees. If you can’t pick this item up get it delivered!

#5 Prune your Shrubs and Trees

Many shrubs and bushes can be pruned or trimmed in the spring to create an orderly, attractive landscape. Juniper, euonymus, forsythia and plenty of other shrubs need to be trimmed for good health and to avoid massive overgrowth. Being really careful and understanding what to do, use sharp pruning shears that have been well cleaned, you don’t want to pass or contaminate your other trees or bushes.

There you have it Top 5 Spring Landscaping Tips for you to complete over the Spring and Easter Break! (Or really soon!!)

If you are unsure and want the best for your trees, shrubs or hedges or you don’t have the time please call us or send us an email we would love to help!

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

-Team Fraser

Maybe next time call the professionals! Fraser Strata Care Ltd.

Maybe next time call the professionals!

This past weekend we went for a beautiful drive through the Fraser Valley. We ended up in the hills, a really beautiful area with big properties and great homes when we stumbled across this cedar hedge!! This trim job and hedge shaping wasn’t just done to one poor cedar tree but to all of them and they surrounded the entire estate property! I must admit I do appreciate the similarity and uniformity of all of the cedars, quite impressed really…if thats really the look you are going for???

However if this wasn’t the look you really wanted to achieve there is still hope! We can fix this! and maybe next time call the professionals!

Fraser Strata Care Ltd.

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

When to prune?

When to prune? This is a popular question, especially around spring time and the fall. As the trees start to bud people start thinking about their garden and yards and similarly as winter sneaks in we want to put our gardens and trees to rest. If you live in the Lower Mainland to Vancouver, BC our trees are budding! From bushes, trees, fruit baring vines the question remains the same! When to prune?

We have been asked many questions about lawn care and landscaping but this one really is popular so we thought we would share some light! One day we were asked about pruning kiwi vines and found a wonderful article here. According to the article winter pruning should take place the last week in January or the first week of February. Kiwis form fruit on one year old wood just like grapes. Because kiwis grow so rapidly, Summer maintenance pruning after flowering is necessary. So there you have it for kiwis….but what about everything else you ask?? I hope you have awhile! In all seriousness, each plant, tree and bush should be properly cared for and if you are unsure get an expert to help!

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

Quick Tips: Trees and Shrubs to Prune in Late Spring/Summer, After Bloom

  • Azalea (Rhododendron species)
  • Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea (Spirea x vanhouttei)
  • Flowering Crabapple (Malus species and cultivars)
  • Forsythia (forsythia x intermedia)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus species and cultivars)
  • Hydrangea, Bigleaf (Hydrangea macrophylla)
  • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
  • Magnolia (Magnolia species and cultivars)
  • Mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius)
  • Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
  • Rhododendron (Rhododendron species)
  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora)
  • Slender Deutzia (deutzia gracilis)
  • Weigela (Weigela florida)

Trees and Shrubs to Prune in Early Spring, While Dormant

You can still get your pruner out this spring to shape the following list of trees and shrubs, while they are still dormant.

  • Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia Davidii)
  • Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Flowering Plum (Prunus blireana)
  • Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
  • Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissiam)
  • Hydrangea, Peegee (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’)
  • Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • Spirea (except Bridal Wreath) (Spirea japonica))
  • Wisteria (Wistera species)

We found a great article for homeowners a guide on When to prune and can be found here click this!! The link we provided has a great guide of many kinds of plants, bushes and trees for when to prune!

Good luck and we hope to hear from you! Let us take care of it for you so you can go and enjoy the sunshine!!

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

-Team Fraser

Quality Matters!