ELM Program


Enhanced Landscape Maintenance Program

The City of Calgary has a program called ELM. Enhanced Landscape Maintenance.

The Enhanced Landscape Maintenance (ELM) program is a community-initiated program that fosters connectivity, community pride and enhances the visual esthetics of a neighborhood.

When a community enters the program, it allows them to become stewards of the greenspaces, boulevards, pathways or parks within their Neighborhood –essentially partnering with Parks in the Service Delivery Continuum.

A participating ELM community, through their stewardship, ensures the following are completed:
Tree well & shrub Bed Maintence
Litter Control
Curb Sweeping
Mowing & Monitoring
Seasonal Flower & Planters

The foundation of the program is that the annual funds designated to the greenspace in the community is given to the residents association and they enter into an agreement with a contractor. The designated funds are enough to maintain the City of Calgary current level of service. See Schedule 1

The ELM contract is 5 years in length between the PHRA and City of Calgary. However the PHRA with the support of PHEHA can determine the contract length with the contractor we select through a RFP Tender process.

Approval is needed from the PHEHA – Panorama Hills Estates Homeowners Association AGM  and the PHRA – Panorama Hills RA Ltd. AGM.

Our Designated Contractor Will

  • Weekly Turf control – cut and trim (28 Visits)

  • Weekly Litter control

  • Weekly cultivation and edging of shrub beds

  • Routine weeding and assessment

  • Bed maintenance on the 464 Flower/Shrub/Tree beds

City of Calgary Additional Services

Irrigation in major greenspaces
Fertilization program in major greenspaces
Weed Control in major greenspaces