OUR STORY

Alternative Landscaping Ltd. is a local, family-run company that has been creating award-winning outdoor landscapes since 1998. We complete commercial and residential projects in landscaping, excavation, and maintenance and operate a year-round garden centre that services southwestern Manitoba.

Alternative Landscaping Ltd. is a local, family-run company that has been creating award-winning outdoor landscapes since 1998. We complete commercial and residential projects in landscaping, excavation, and maintenance and operate a year-round garden centre that services southwestern Manitoba.

 

If you want your outdoor living experience to go well beyond the ordinary without even leaving your yard, we're the landscape firm that can take you there. At Alternative Landscaping Ltd. our goal is to help your dreams become a reality. We believe that your yard should be a reflection of you.

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Our Garden Centre and Greenhouse opened in 2013 and is a gardener’s paradise; the garden centre has even more items to make your home your own; this quaint space is filled with unique items for your home and garden spaces.  The greenhouse is a tropical paradise that is transformed every season.  We also have a full nursery and huge selection of landscaping products, including bulk materials and Barkman and Expocrete products.

Our yard care program includes an all inclusive 4 season package including spring cleanup (power raking, mowing, trimming, aeration, overseeding, 2 applications of Fiesta fertilizer), summer maintenance (mowing and another application of Fiesta fertilizer, fall cleanup (remove leaves to prevent any lawn fungus from occurring), and winter snow clearing.

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OUR TEAM

At Alternative, we pride ourselves in offering superior workmanship by people who care.  Since 1998 our company has grown from a two man operation to over a hundred employees!

Meet our leadership team below, who help us make your dreams a reality!

If you are looking to join our team, please check out our careers page.

 

Chris

GRIFFIN

President

GRIFFIN

Karin

General Manager

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COMING SOON

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Spencer

GRIFFIN

Operations Manager

GRIFFIN

Emma

Yard Care Manager

HODGES

Mel

CFO

SIMPSON

TJ

Controller

Sales Manager

DEDIEU

Leonie

Matt

PENNER

Installation Manager

YOUNG

Colton

Estimator

ALEXANDER

Jeff

Excavation Manager

CASWELL

Jeff

Shop Foreman

VAN

MACKELBERGH

Production Manager

Kerri

NATIONAL AWARDS

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 4,200 members. Comprised of thousands of locally owned companies that grow, sell, design, install, and maintain plants and other landscape features.  We are proud to have won the 2019 National Award for Residential Landscape Maintenance.  Check out the award winning property here.

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OUR AWARDS

PROVINCIAL AWARDS

 The annual MBNLA Awards of Excellence are prestigious awards that recognize the best in creating exceptional gardens and landscapes and honours the outstanding skill and workmanship of Manitoba’s landscape professionals.We are honoured to have won many awards over the years including Residential Landscape Construction under $15,000 (2011), Residential Landscape Construction over $15,000 (2007, 2008, 2011), Residential Landscape Construction over $100,000 (2014), Landscape Design (2017), Residential Maintenance (2019), Commercial Maintenance (2019), and Commercial Landscape Installation (2019).

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LOCAL AWARDS

Every year we are honoured that our community votes for us to win local business awards, such as the Brandon Sun Readers Choice for Garden Centre (Bronze-2018, Silver-2019-2022), Brandon Sun Readers Choice for Best Lawncare (Silver-2020, 2021, Bronze-2022), Brandon Home Show Best Display Award (1999, 2001-06, 2008-10, 2012, 2015, 2017-2019), Community Votes Award for Excavation Services (Platinum-2021), Community Votes Award for Architecture/Design (Platinum-2021), Community Votes Award for Garden Centre (Gold-2021), Community Votes Award for Snow Removal (Bronze-2021), and Community Votes Award for Home Renovations (Top Pick-2021)

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CAREERS

GROW YOUR CAREER WITH US!

Since our company was formed in 1998, our success has been a result of a commitment to quality and a focus on hiring talented, conscientious staff that are passionate about the outdoors and exceeding our customers expectations.

We expect a lot from our staff but give a lot back. We're team players that believe hard work should be rewarded through compensation and additional responsibility.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a family owned and operated business and along with our talented team we are passionate about incredible outdoor spaces and performing quality jobs for our clients.

We work hard, have fun, don't cut corners and go the extra mile to make our projects stand out.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Physically fit with an attention to detail.

  • A team player that earns the teams trust through hard-work.

  • Love the satisfaction of seeing a project come together.

  • A people person able to work as a team and interact with our customers.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

WE AIM FOR 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

 

If you are not satisfied with your purchase or experience for any reason, please let us know so we can take care of you!

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RETURN POLICY

 

All returned merchandise must be in saleable condition. All returned plants must be in good health, subject to approval.

Return Policy for Gift Shop Merchandise:

If merchandise is returned within 14 days a full refund will be given, or if returned within 15 – 28 days a store credit will be given. A 15% restocking fee may apply at our discretion.

Return Policy for Bulk Material:

We do not accept returns on bulk materials.  Any materials custom cut (pod liner, landscape fabric etc) is non-refundable.

Return Policy for Block Product

Un-cut damage free block may be returned during the same calendar year.  Block products sold by the pallet or full layer can only be returned if complete. A 15% restocking fee may apply at our discretion. Block that has been cut by us in non-refundable.

 Indoor Plants

Once they have left our care, indoor plants, flowering plants, Bonsai, air plants, patio tropicals and citrus are not warrantied. Indoor plants can be returned within 14 days for store credit, subject to approval. No refunds. If returning your plant in temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, kindly wrap it for the trip back to us. (A garbage bag or the paper it was wrapped in will suffice).

Return Policy for Outdoor Plants:

Once they have left our care, annuals, perennials, sod can not be returned.  See warranty information below.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

 

Trees & Shrubs

We warrant potted deciduous & evergreen plant material  classified as Zone 1-3 according to the USDA/Agriculture Canada growing zones. All sale, discount items, perennials & caliper trees do not carry a warranty.

NO WARRANTY will be issued prior to June 10th the following year. No in season warranty as warranty covers winter hardiness only.

Warranty holds no cash value.

We will replace 50% of the value spent (before taxes) on the original purchase ONE TIME ONLY.  Warranty material can be replaced with like plant material.  Warranty holds NO cash value. Full fact sheet can be seen here.

Sod

  • defects must be reported the day of delivery or pick up.

  • Sod is not warranted unless all the conditions below are met, the sod area is prepped by Alternative Landscaping and laid by Alternative Landscaping:

  • The first 72 hours after your new sod is laid is the most critical time for your new sod

  • Deep watering so that when you lift sod edges it is nice and damp (at least once per day) for 2 weeks

  • Continue with watering on a regular basis to insure your newly sodded area stays lush and green

  • In weather above 20 degrees water twice a day

  • Early morning watering and late evening is suggested

  • We also suggest not to cut for 2-3 weeks (to promote joints to join nicely)

  • The first cut to you newly sodded area, use your mower on the highest level, cut like this for 4-6 weeks

  • Bring down levels slowly every 2 weeks until regular level is reached

  • Do not fertilize for at least 6 weeks depending on the time of year of the installation, sod is pre-fertilized

  • Continue with watering on a regular basis to insure your newly sodded area stays lush and green

  • After you wait for six weeks with no fertilizer, you can start to fertilize on a regular fertilizing schedule

See our Sod care sheet here.

FINAL SALE POLICY

Gift Cards are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-replaceable if lost or stolen. We are unable to accept items that are purchased on Final Sale for return or exchange.

PET POLICY

We welcome all pets to shop with us providing they are well behaved. The following rules must be followed to ensure that all visitors have the best experience possible. Make sure you share your pets visit on Facebook or Instagram and don't forget to tag us!

 

• We keep our site clean for our visitors. If an accident does happen, please clean up after your pet.

• While they may get excited, if your pet makes excessive noise while visiting, please take him/her to a quiet spot to calm down, so other shoppers are not bothered.

• All pets must be kept on their leashes, in their carriers or strollers while shopping.

• Pets must remain in the care and control of their owners at all times.

• Pets should not be left unattended at any time.

• Should your pet damage store fixtures or merchandise, you may be asked to cover the cost of these damages/products.

At any time,  you may be asked to leave the store if your pet’s behaviour is not ideal.