Landscapers Nanaimo - Creative By Design Landscaping

Creative By Design Landscaping : Nanaimo landscapes

We are your local professional landscaping company in Nanaimo, BC., serving residential and commercial customers that appreciate quality and creative results. We are the experienced landscape contractor with unique and modern plans, exceptional craftsmanship, great service and affordable prices. Our staff can build beautiful landscapes with paving stone patios, and more for over 15 years. Creative By Design Landscaping will provide everything you will need, from the initial creative designs to installation, warranty, maintenance and repair. We pride ourselves on providing specialized services to customers of Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo, BC and the surrounding area.

Our Services include: On Site consultations, Design and Planning, Paving stone patio’s, Driveways, Flagstone, Irrigation, Evergreens, Garden shrubs, trees / plants, Turf Installation, Artificial turf, Water-features, Drainage, Stone and Block walls, Fences, low-voltage lighting, Garden maintenance, Lawn care etc…

Design, Build & Maintain

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We hired Creative By Design Landscaping in Nanaimo to redevelop our landscapes in late Spring of 2017. We needed to fix drainage issues, tear out an old wooden deck and manage grades and elevations of a very sloped existing landscape. When we met Phil for the initial consultation we were impressed with his focus and quality and how much he cared about doing a quality installation that looks great. It was clear this landscaper took a lot of pride in his work. They helped us take our vision and make it into reality including paver patio’s, stonework, landscaping & irrigation, walls, curved flower beds, space for a vegetable garden, and lighting. He guided us toward practical decisions and was always transparent about costs. It was easy to work with Phil throughout the project – he was very respectful of our yard and space, communicated openly and was patient with our many questions. The work is excellent and looks outstanding. I am in awe of the attention to detail that Phil gave our landscapes. I would hire these guys in an instant and will recommend them to anyone who asks.

K Noriega – Nanaimo, BC

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We had been through a horrific house building process that left us with extreme distrust for contractors and tradesmen. However, we still needed to complete our extensive outdoor work. Due to our previous experiences, we felt jaded and skeptical about hiring someone to complete the job. We cautiously interviewed many companies before meeting with Creative By Design Landscaping, From Nanaimo. Our meeting was simply refreshing, he was honest, knowledgeable and had competitive costs. After hiring him, we came to understand what a hardworking, trustworthy and caring person he is. Our landscape job was very complex as there were many grades and elevations. Our vision on how we wanted our finished landscapes to look and this landscaper offered ideas and suggestions along with his creative design on paper, on how we could bring our ideas to life. As the installation progressed we added elements that the team approached and executed with expertise including walls, paver patios and stairs, implementing a full landscaping & irrigation system, lighting, fencing, as well as picking out and planting flowers, plants and trees. He takes great pride in putting in the time to do a meticulous job. We are extremely happy with the final result and have received many compliments on our beautiful yard. They were a true pleasure, and we can’t recommend them highly enough. They are your best option if your looking to build custom and long lasting landscapes.

B + D Webster – Nanaimo, BC

When we decided to update our outdoor space, we put a lot of thought into choosing the company for us. We wanted a landscaper that was local, skilled and experienced who could complete the process from planning phase to the landscape installation without us dealing with multiple contractors. We are so thrilled that we chose these guys, and we will have them back next year to do another project! A landscaper that was easy to work with, responsible, dedicated, and with outstanding attention to detail. From the initial consultation to garden walls, paver patios. This professional landscaping company captured our vision and brought it to life. The quality of the landscape materials and installation process gives us great confidence, and the costs were fair without any surprises on our final bill. We absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for high-quality results.

M Bancroft – Duncan, BC

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Fixed price costs and quotes

…with detailed breakdowns

Let us work with you to get Better Quality
while saving you money!!

Fed up with landscape costs that are more than you agreed on?!

We are NOT a ‘Time plus materials’ Company.

What we Quote, is what you pay.


Creative By Design is a professional landscaping company that is responsible, knowledgeable
and have friendly staff.

Our aim is to give you a result that makes you proud
and the neighbor’s jealous!

We have the skills to build your ideas

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How much does landscaping cost?

While there are many cost variables in any project, below you can see our unit costs for some of our services we offer. Please remember, these landscaping costs may vary depending on project size, access, terrain, and site conditions, delivery etc.

We also Offer:

  • Creative Design and Build
  • Custom Landscaping
  • Walkways, driveways and seating areas
  • Garden blocks for walls
  • Natural stone for patio’s
  • Rock wall building
  • Shrubs, plants and trees from your local nursery

  • Planting beds and garden beds

  • Custom blend top soil ($3+ per sq.ft) and mulch

  • Artificial Turf ($17-35 per square foot)

  • Rock gardens

  • Roses, Perennials, Annuals

  • Brick and lawn  edging ($24.50 linear foot)

  • Landscaping & Irrigation
  • Water features & ponds
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Lawn care
  • Decomposed Gravel or Decorative Rock Walkways (2.50 per sq.ft)

  • Drainage for driveways, walkways, lawns and walls

  • Lighting for landscapes

  • Lawn & Turf installation
  • Fencing, Decks or Wood Structures

    ….and more!

Building dream yards in Nanaimo and the central Island


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Do you have any Questions?

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Professional and affordable Landscapes

in Nanaimo, BC

Before it is possible to turn any landscapes into your dreams, a concept is required. To make this possible, a landscaper will meet with you and get a feel for what style of concept you are looking for by asking a series of questions, through this process we are able to create a visual representation as well as a cost breakdown for you to look at before we start building your new project. This process also gives you an idea of costs and time frame the concept will take, before a landscaper starts the job.

Yardwork is our passion and working with clients to create that fantastic garden is all part of that exciting adventure. Whether your looking for a landscape renovation or have just moved into a new home, we are happy to work with you to build your ideal outdoor living space and make your dream come true.

If you have some ideas and are looking to start on your yard, but not sure how and where to start, then visit our landscapes design and build page for an informative breakdown of costs and what our team of landscapers can do for you.


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Build it once, Build it Right

How do i choose a good landscaper?

Firstly it is important to know what you’re looking for in local landscapers, so you can use those criteria to find someone.

One way is to take a look around your local neighborhood to see what your options are, and what your local landscapers are offering. By doing this, you can see what different landscape companies are offering.


Getting down to basics….

Look at local contractors and their landscapes and previous clients. If they claim to be a professional, they should be happy to give previous examples of their work.

With the focus these days, being about getting the job done quicker, asking ‘how’ they build their installations, maybe by getting a demonstration, should be another way to a good landscaper as well.

Many people will tell you that a cheaper quote should not be considered. Always look at what they offer, and the finished landscapes before making a decision. A pretty result, doesn’t always mean a long lasting one.

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Yardwork is our passion!