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Starting the Enhanced Landscape Maintenance program


​Once you are part of an Enhanced Landscape Maintenance (ELM) program, there are a number of potential steps/actions you can take to enact the landscape improvements/enhancements:

  1. Source a contractor
    Communities will have to hire a landscape contractor. Read tips for hiring a contractor. We use standardized documents to request companies to bid on contracted work.
  2. Evaluate proposals
    During the hiring process, communities can evaluate potential contractors based on a variety of criteria. 
  3. Do the work
    Under the management of the ELM community, all landscape contractors hired to do work on public land are subject to City of Calgary Landscape Standards. Communities are responsible for ensuring their contractor meets these standards. 
  4. City of Calgary inspections 
    We will inspect enhancements and standard maintenance performed on public land to ensure landscape standards are being met.