• Native Plant Solutions

    Oct 24, 2015
    Ever wonder who decides which grasses grow alongside the ponds? Qualico Communities has partnered with Native Plant Solutions to ensure that residents of Oak Bluff West get to enjoy the natural beauty of Manitoba’s wetlands, while raising the bar for environmentally responsible developments.
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  • Preparing your garden for winter

    Oct 09, 2014
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of dirt in the spring. Here are five things you can do now to ensure a beautiful (and easy) garden in the spring.
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  • Shoreline vegetation – cattails

    Sep 09, 2014
    Cattails are one of the most common and easily identifiable shoreline vegetation plants. With their long green leaves and hot-dog shaped brown flower spikes, cattails belong to the typha species. Cattails are commonly found growing in dense stands in areas with shallow water or along storm water retention basins (SRB).
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  • Native grasses in your neighbourhood

    Aug 05, 2014

    Over the past 50 years, Qualico Communities has developed many new neighbourhoods in and around Winnipeg. Several years ago, we teamed up with Native Plant Solutions, a branch of Ducks Unlimited Canada, to raise the bar for environmental responsibility and evolve the landscaping practices in our communities, particularly regarding storm water runoff and retention, and parklands. The result has been integrated systems of native grasses, shoreline vegetation and wetlands, creating communities conducive to the cycles of nature and offering stunning natural landscapes for residents to enjoy.

    The native grasses and wetlands in Oak Bluff West help create a healthier neighbourhood and offer stunning natural landscapes for residents to enjoy and offer a host of benefits:

    • Require no watering or fertilizer and much less mowing
    • Require little-to-no pesticide use
    • Aid in reducing soil erosion due to wind or water
    • Provide habitat and shelter for birds and animals
    • Absorb carbon from the air and help purify the soil
    • Provide texture and colour change with the seasons
    • Not attractive to Canada Geese or gophers

    Please note: native grasses in public areas should not be disturbed in any way.

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  • A Valuable New Partnership for the Protection of Lands in Manitoba

    Feb 13, 2014
    February 13, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba Region of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Qualico Communities, Winnipeg are pleased to announce their new partnership, established to help protect Manitoba’s natural landscapes.
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