Green Roof Installation & Maintenance
Are you interested in a green roof to improve your home and also make it more environmentally friendly? Green roofs are a great investment in your building and the environment. Rhyno's Landscaping designs, installs and maintains a wide variety of vegetated roof systems from ultra-lightweight to highly elaborate green roof gardens. Beautiful green roofs are sprouting across Canada, the Maritimes and the Halifax area. Rhyno's installations include Yarmouth High School, Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg, the new CPA High School in Bedford, the Citadel Halifax Hotel and the very modern and environmentally friendly Halifax Central Library. Naturally, green roofs not only add prestige and aesthetic value to your building but also reduce building energy costs, extend the lifespan of the roofing membrane, manage storm water and filter air pollutants.
Modern eco-green roofs have three main variations: extensive green roofs, ( www.xeroflorcanada.ca ) intensive green roofs, and pond roofs. The extensive green roofs are lightweight, hardy sedum groundcover which are easy to remove and maintain. Intensive green roofs are beautifully designed rooftop gardens. These may include trees and shrubbery, and can be additional amenity space. A rooftop pond affords the building an approach to managing grey water to help make buildings more efficient and profitable over time. Add prestige to your building install a green roof or pond on your rooftop!
University of Michigan has compared the expected life-cycle costs and benefits of green roofs versus conventional roofs of the same size and found that while a green roof initially costs approximately 25% more to install, it would save close to 50% of the initial investment over its lifetime compared to the conventional roof. Nearly 2/3 of those savings would come from reduced energy use; the other savings would come from improved storm water management and public health benefits of absorbing nitrogen oxides and mitigating air pollution.
Property Maintenance & Lawn Care
Lawn care and property maintenance can take up a lot of one's time and effort. If you need help with the upkeep of your property, why not give Rhyno's Landscaping a call? We serve clients throughout the Halifax area.
Providing professional upkeep to properties in Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), you will be happy to discover our stress free property maintenance guarantee. We will arrive on time and do the job we promised to do. We ensure your property will be left clean and tidy when our work is done.
We offer customized Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programs that can help prevent costly or dangerous emergencies while enhancing the value of your property and making it more enjoyable.
Emergency Response Maintenance provides our clients responsive solutions that meet their immediate needs - wind storm clean up, snow removal, salting and sanding services, fence and deck repairs, tenant services and pond maintenance.
When planning and scheduling, our commitment is to perform professional work in a way that minimizes business and personal interruptions.
Properties are best known for their maintenance and care because these are the actions that creates beautiful properties.
For more information on our competitive prices and outstanding services, give us a call or send us an email!.
The landscape that surrounds your home is just as important as any room inside. Why not re-design your yard and create the outdoor space you’ve always wanted? Landscape design is a balance between science, art, and culture. Many different aspects need to be taken into account to make the design puzzle fit properly together. Don’t worry about all the required knowledge and technical aspects of this process; our experienced landscape designers are here and happy to help!
Trained using DynaSCAPE, the top-of-the-line landscape design software, our CNLA* Certified Landscape Technicians can help make your visions come to life. While working hand-in-hand with a designer, you can guarantee that all aspects you desire in your landscape are incorporated.
Rest assured knowing that the project managers will coordinate with you, the property owner, every step of the way to complete the installation and maintenance plan according to your customized project needs, timeline and budget.
For more information, or to schedule a site visit, please call or e-mail.
*Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Sod & Lawn Installation
If we charge a bit more to roll out a successful sod installation, it is because we do it the right way. Site preparation is extremely important before laying down your rolled turf lawn. Gardeners should remove all weeds and other vegetation. Furthermore, the soil should be broken up with a tiller to help sod establish a strong root system. Proper installation of your new lawn is also critical to prevent shrinkage and fungal diseases from harming the young grasses and fragile roots. Install your rolled turf as soon as it is delivered to prevent the root systems from drying out.
The benefits of proper and complete soil preparation will be: improved color uniformity, increased lawn density which helps prevent weeds, faster recovery from wear from your garden and lawn parties, reduced requirements for using water and fertilizers which makes Rhyno's Landscaping a more environmentally responsible choice, and you benefit from an overall reduction in maintenance. Do your sod installation right the first time.
If you are in the Halifax area and need backhoe or excavator services, please give us a call! The backhoe, the excavator, and other heavy equipment are tools that a professional landscaping business utilizes to speed up the heavy lifting. Whether your project requires moving and removing rocks and boulders, correcting drainage problems, grading properties, trenching, digging holes and demolishing old structures, Rhyno's Landscaping has the equipment for your heavy lifting and digging jobs.
Pavers and Natural Stone
Walkways and driveways made with pavers, flagstones or brick can really enhance the look of a property. The garden path, the stone walkway is a feature that can add a functional and dramatic element to your outdoor environment and experience. Serving clients in the Halifax area since 2004, we we have the experience to do the job right. Our large pool of suppliers and vast selection of Pavers and Natural Stone, slate, granite and manufactured options are constantly expanding. We provide specialized installation crews for your project to ensure the care required to properly prepare the site for a quality driveway or patio installation. The success of installations is derived from the proper investment in site preparation. Failure to prepare the site correctly can lead to all types of problems. Doing the job right the first time saves you money and makes long term maintenance less expensive.
Concrete Work, Driveways & Walkways
If you are considering concrete work for your property, give us a call. Rhyno's Landscaping has been serving satisfied clients since 2004, and we have the experience to install your concrete driveway, walkway or other concrete work the right way.
Concrete can be secured in many forms and used for many creative purposes. Ready mix concrete, which requires only the addition of water, is the simplest to use. It is ideal for small jobs but becomes quite expensive when big projects are undertaken.
Transit-mix concrete is delivered to you in revolving barrel trucks. This is the simplest and easiest way to buy concrete for large projects. However, you obviously have to pay for the delivery of the concrete and the convenience of premixing.
Water Feature & Ponds: Construction
If you are considering water features or ponds to enhance the look and feel of your property, look no further than the experts at Rhyno's Landscaping of Halifax. The calming sound of your own private waterfall, the luring surface that calls the ducks to make personal visits to your property and the joy of Koi - Koi or more specifically nishikigoi are a type of pond fish, (Cyprinus carpio) are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or Japanese water gardens. Koi are among the longest-living vertebrates, with some animals living over 200 years.
The pond is a wonderful garden feature but it requires planning and maintenance like any important feature. There are plant and pump considerations, bio-filtration systems, lighting, and other controls and issues that your pond experts can provide you guidance with. Ponds, and water features are common focal points of famous landscape designs. Sometimes it may prove necessary to string nets or wires above the surface to protect expensive fish from predators. A well-designed outdoor fish pond will have areas too deep for herons to stand in, overhangs high enough above the water that mammals can't reach in, and shade trees overhead to block the view of aerial hunters passing by.
Water Features & Ponds: Design and Care
Design and maintenance of ponds and water features are both important elements of the planning process. Working with Rhynos landscaping of Halifax is a smart place to start. Water feature maintenance is an important part of ensuring that your water features continues to impress. If you have or want to explore the development of a water feature that is home to exotic animals like KOI and various water plants then Rhynos landscaping can help you with the ongoing needs of your feature. Proper design and ongoing care of your water feature will ensure that your Koi continue to live and that your feature doesn't become a mosquito incubator.
Gutter & Downspout Cleaning Services
An ounce of prevention includes the proper maintenance and cleaning of your home's gutters and downspouts. Rhyno's Landscaping has been providing services to satisfied customers in the Halifax area since 2004. Proper maintenance on the home's exterior can help prevent damage to your home's interior! Flooding through the foundation and walls caused by leaks in the roof due to
backed-up gutters and downspouts are things everyone hopes to avoid. Gutters and downspouts should be cleaned and checked for signs of necessary repairs at least twice a year to ensure these disastrous things don't happen to you. Typically, the best times to do this are during the spring and fall cleanups. In Nova Scotia we should inspect for problems frequently as we live in an
extremely rainy climate. Look at adding gutter and downspout care to your regular maintenance program.
Tree & Stump Removal Services
Tree and stump removal is a difficult process at best. Getting the tree to come down in the right spot is the first big challenge and why you hire us. Once it comes down there is the stump that has to go. If you've ever removed a stump by hand you'll call a professional to do it the second time. It turns out that there is no simple answer to the question how to remove a tree stump.
There are many different things that you can do. Some experts on how to remove tree stumps recommend chemicals. They sell chemicals that you can put in the stumps which make them decompose quicker. Although this idea can work, it takes a long time for the tree stump to fully decompose, and who knows what kind of effect the chemicals will have on the local environment. Once we get the
tree down, our crew will need to dig the soil around the tree roots and expose as much of the roots as we possibly can. With a sharp axe we are able to chop the main roots all around the tree. Sometimes we need to bring in a backhoe or an excavator. Once the crew gets the stump loose enough, they can attach a truck, or come-a-long or tractor to the chain and pull the stump out of the
ground for you. It won't seem like the crew is getting anywhere for a long time, but eventually you will see the stump start to move. Manual tree stump removal is cheaper than calling in a machine but has the drawback of being highly labor-intensive. So, if you live in the Halifax area and want our services to remove a tree or stubborn stump, give us a call!
Retaining Walls & Walkways Construction
Retaining walls and walkways are an important element in many yards, depending on the topography. Having them installed properly is essential, and Rhyno's Landscaping of Halifax has been doing it right since 2004. Decorative rock installations can spice up a garden pathway, adding color and providing a tool to designers that help them to define spaces. Decorative rock comes in a variety of colors,
including various shades of white, brown, black, gray and red. Its size ranges from small gravel to golf-ball sized pebbles. There is also choices in textures.
Pebble stone borders and rock installations allow property owners the opportunity to create accents to driveways, walkways and other creative features that enhance the visual value of the property. Proper design and construction makes all the difference to the final product and its longevity. Working first with landscape architect or designer, you determine the area that will feature the decorative
rock and our landscaping crew will mark it off with a rope or spray paint. The crew will dig out the soil within the marked border to a depth of four to six inches taking care not to make a mess. They will then smooth and compact the trench. A bottom layer of crushed rock is added to provide a base for the decorative rock and to save you money on materials - crushed rock is less expensive than decorative
rock. The crew should spray and compact the layer of crushed stone. The next material item the crew needs for the job is landscaping fabric to cover the compacted crushed rock to help prevent weeds from growing in your decorative rocks and to reduce future maintenance expenses. Saving money using the crushed rock to create your base lets the designer spend a few extra dollars on the remaining trench that we fill with your more expensive decorative rocks. That's how Rhyno's Landscaping does it right.
Asphalt Driveway Paving
It's time to pave the gravel driveway because you can't afford the cost of cobblestones and pavers. You need it done right, and the experts at Rhyno's Landscaping of Halifax would be happy to speak with you about your paving project. A successful paving solution depends greatly on proper site preparation and the use and application of the right materials under the right conditions - that's why roads aren't paved in the winter. Traditional asphalt driveways are not an environmentally friendly solution. In the natural environment, rainfall sinks into soil, filters through it, and eventually finds its way to streams, ponds, lakes, and underground aquifers. The built
environment, by way of contrast, seals the surface. Rainwater and snow-melt become runoff which may contribute to flooding. Contaminants are washed from surfaces directly into waterways without undergoing the filtration that nature intended. Asphalt is a low cost solution while the more environmentally friendly solution would be pavers. There is also an option to install porous asphalt which is more expensive but more environmentally friendly.
Asphalt installations may require the removal of fences or gates prior to laying the driveway. These structures are adjusted and reinstalled to accommodate the higher pavement. With a nice new driveway you need to maintain it by applying driveway sealer as part of your property maintenance program to prevent water from working into surface pores. Water that works into surface pores can cause cracks to begin to develop. Asphalt splits and cracks should be sealed quickly even the small ones to keep cracks from getting larger.
Junk & Debris Removal and Cleanup
It's time to get rid of all the junk and debris that's sitting out in the yard or clogging up the shed or garage. Give Rhyno's Landscaping of Halifax a call... We can remove junk! We can dispose of junk! We can haul away your unwanted debris and take it to the appropriate places for disposal, recycling or composting. If you are clearing brush, have waste materials from digging trenches or foundations, or you have a pile of stuff that you must get rid of now, Rhyno's Landscaping can help you with that!
Pressure Washing Services
When it's time to pressure wash it, it's time to call Rhyno's Landscaping of Halifax! Power washers do jobs that just can't be done with any amount of scrubbing or elbow grease. Hot or cold water under pressure is just about one of the most powerful forces for cleaning, blasting or washing. When it comes to pressure washers, they are an extremely powerful tool that can be destructive and even dangerous if not used properly! That's why you hire professionals from Rhyno's Landscaping to do the work for you.
Here are the top 10 general uses for your pressure washer, and the Rhynos Landscaping bonus 11th landscaping feature...
Washing a Car, truck or RV - With the right wand and attachments, washing your vehicle will be something to look forward to rather than dread.
Washing a Boat - Getting the barnacles, buildup and that mysterious discoloration off your boat. Your boat will thank you.
Sidewalk cleaning - Sidewalk cleaning is easy with this tool. Just remember, pressure washers can be extremely powerful and will actually destroy the concrete if you are not careful.
Cleaning Wood Decking - Here's the thing on wood; don't linger too long or too close or you'll ruin whatever you are working on.
Cleaning a Fence - Iron, chain link, wood, plastic, or whatever. It doesn't matter what your fence is made out of, a pressure washer will get into all the nooks and crannies.
Cleaning Patio Furniture - Mold or dirt is no problem to remove from patio furniture. If you want to remove paint for repainting, there are pressure settings that will tackle those jobs too!
Gutters and Downspout Cleaning - No more squishy goop dripping through your fingers.
Cleaning a Driveway - Cleaning a driveway is really only done right with pressure washers. The right chemical cleaner with that pressure washer and that oily, dirty surface will become a thing of the past. Seal it up afterwards and you'll extend the life of your asphalt.
Cleaning Siding - It doesn't matter what the siding is because when we're done with it, it will look as close to brand new as it can get.
Cleaning or Washing "Blank" - Insert whatever you want to clean in the place of the blank. This is the best one because you get to fill in the blank and Rhyno's Landscaping gets to do the work.
- Landscaping - Our crews have experience utilizing pressure washers to blast away dirt and roots to expose and highlight boulders and other natural features as a technique that enhances the hidden natural features of your sloping property.
Spring & Fall Yard Cleanup and Maintenance
Spring is the time to bring the yard back to life. A great spring cleanup crew can help to put the early shine back into the landscape you love. The hurricane winds and the fall months require our local properties to receive fall clean-ups where we remove all materials that accumulate from the cooler weather, winds and falling leaves. Both spring and fall clean ups are a necessary local evil that act as bookends to your seasonal maintenance and landscape development plans. If you are looking for an experienced Halifax area company to do the work for you, look no further than Rhyno's Landscaping.
Commercial Snow Removal
Looking for a snow removal company in Halifax? We'd be happy to provide our services! Winters in Nova Scotia are not to betaken lightly. We all know the messy weather Mother Nature loves to bombard us with time and again. That's why we encourage you to take action ahead of time to make sure you're not having to dig yourself out of the 2 feet of snow that suddenly appeared from a nor' easter.
The team at Rhyno's Landscaping is fully equipped to take on any challenges Mother Nature would like to throw our way! We do snow removal for commercial properties, contracts and monthly billing. Our trucks are fully equipped with plows and salters. We also offer hand shoveling, snow blowing, Bobcat snow removal, and sanding.
For more information on our competitive prices and outstanding services, give us a call; we'd be glad to help take the snow and ice worries off your mind!