Have you been dreaming all winter of building a new patio? Well, spring is just around the corner, so now is the time to plan and take action. Here at Little Creek Landscaping, we take great pride in our ability to design and help you build the outdoor living features you want most for your landscape.

So where to start? For residents of Sherwood Park and Edmonton, one of the most important things to consider is the building materials. What type of patio are you hoping for? What does your budget look like? Do you also plan on a pool, a fireplace or a hot tub?

If you are concerned about the environment, you might consider eco-friendly materials. Another thing to keep in mind is that the materials you use need to be able to withstand harsh winters.

Now, once you have all of these factors sorted out, it’s time to research the best building materials. Here’s a list of available options—complete with pros and cons—to help you make the right decision for your home:


  • Works to fit any size and style
  • Is able to be “coloured” to appear natural
  • Inexpensive


  • If the concrete is not properly treated with a water reducer and/or air entrainment, it will be impossible to minimize cracking during frost periods
  • A strong sealant must be applied or coloured concrete will fade over time
  • Even the smallest of cracks can be very expensive to repair

Have you decided which materials you need for your landscape? Great! Now you’re ready to build, so give us a call! We offer services in Calgary and Edmonton (and surrounding areas such as Sherwood Park). Our experts at Little Creek Landscaping are here to help you make the right decision for your needs.

Keep bringing your outdoor dreams to life!