Enjoy a beautiful, productive yard that's easy to maintain and suited to Calgary's unique climate.
In the face of the pressures brought on by a changing climate and a growing city, a water efficient YardSmart yard helps keep our rivers – and our community – healthy and resilient.
YardSmart plant guides
Use our YardSmart plant lists to help you choose plants at your local garden centre or native seed supplier.
Garden bed design guides
View our professionally created garden bed design guide series that includes layouts for all areas of your yard.
Once established, these gardens take little time, effort, and water to maintain.
Steps to success
Following basic YardSmart principles will set you up for gardening success in Calgary.
3. Have good soil and lots of it
YardSmart translation library
Visit our YardSmart translation library to find all of our gardening guides in one place and in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, and simplified and traditional Chinese.YardSmart translation library