Enhancing outdoor living spaces for years to come
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER



DEEP ROOTS GARDEN DESIGN was started so that I could help people design beautiful but practical landscapes. Residential landscaping has changed a lot since my parents’ generation. There are many plants to choose from and more construction materials available to us. As a result, there are endless possibilities for creating that perfect outdoor living space, but it has also made landscaping more complicated and confusing for some.

With my training and experience my role is to help home owners navigate through the planning, design and installation process of landscaping. To prepare myself for this job, I have trained as a Master Gardener, horticulturist and arborist. I have also completed landscape design courses from the Continuing Education Department at the University of Alberta and from the horticultural program at Old’s College. Each year I continue to enroll in professional development workshops to learn more and to keep current with trends and new information. I am proud to announce that my yard has been nominated in the Front Yards in Bloom competition every year since 2011 and was written up in the Alberta Landscape magazine in 2013.

WHY A LANDSCAPE PLAN?



Whether you take the time to draw out a landscape plan yourself or hire a professional, there are many good reasons why you should have a plan.
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  • Save yourself time and money
  • Experts have the plant knowledge and experience to make the right plant choices
  • Plants will be properly spaced to allow for growth in a reasonable amount of time
  • Trained designers will incorporate design elements and styles to complement your home
  • Allows you to implement the plan according to your time and budget
  • Provides easy to read directions for a landscaper to implement
  • A well designed landscape will add value to your home
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MAGGIE NIELSON

Owner, Master Gardener, Horticulturist and Arborist
…there are endless possibilities for creating that perfect outdoor living space
Maggie

OUR TEAM

ROXANNE

  • Completed the Organic Master Gardener certificate at the Multicultural Centre in Spruce Grove
  • Five years of experience in two major greenhouses working with perennials and woody plants
  • Grows her own fruits and vegetables, does a lot of preserving, adamant organic grower, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and thinks outside the box
  • She is our ‘ever ready battery’ that never runs out
  • Strengths – organic gardening, vegetable growing, composting, native plants and weed identification
JEANNE

  • Master Gardener Certificate through the Devonian Botanic Gardens
  • Ten years plus of experience in a major greenhouse working with annuals, perennials and woody plants
  • Avid gardener, artistic, knowledgeable, inquisitive, great sense of humour, creates beautiful containers with unique plant combinations, observant
  • Truly retired when not gardening and travelling
  • Strengths – container gardening, perennial specialist, plant colours and combinations
LYLA

  • Master Gardener Certificate through the Devonian Botanic Gardens
  • Ten years plus of experience in two major greenhouses working with perennials and woody plants
  • Avid gardener, practical and focused, brings some of her farming knowledge to the group, enjoys growing her own food, loves hiking in the mountains and identifying alpine plants
  • Completed the Prairie Horticultural Certification at Old’s College
  • Strengths – perennial & alpine specialist, growing plants, soils composition, integrated pest management, weed identification
JOAN

  • Twelve years of experience in a major greenhouse with the majority of those years growing, caring and arranging individual and commercial planters
  • Likes to be creative and takes pride in the finished product
  • Enjoys working and being creative in her own yard
  • When not working, she likes to hike, bike and travel but most of all treasures her time spent with her granddaughter
  • Strengths – annuals, combination of plants, creating beautiful containers
TERRY

  • Biography forthcoming
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