Professional landscapers in Duncan BC & the Cowichan Valley
In this project in Duncan, BC, our landscapers took a project that had been over run with perennials and shrubs and turned it into low-maintenance entertaining area for relaxing with brick pavers, garden borders and flower beds
Designing and building beautiful landscapes in Duncan
Landscapers start the renovation
The first step was to come in a remove all the old shrubs, some of which went to friends and neighbors. Others that were being salvaged were moved to storage ready for when the project was almost complete.
With those out the way, we then cut grades around the yard to prepare for the new design, paying particular attention to areas where we were putting in hardscapes and artificial turf. Then we dug out footings for concrete i.e. walls, planter and deck supports. At the same time we framed in the planter. We then poured all required concrete areas, and removed forms a short time after.
With foundations for everything built, we were now ready to build the composite deck, The natural stone retaining wall, and framing the steps that were needed with cinder blocks. The landscapers then went on to creating the brick patio.
THE BRICK PAVER PATIO
The patio comprised of two materials, Old Country stone pavers for the garden border and Origins slabs for the center. This made things somewhat tricky as the two products are different thicknesses. So our landscapers set about, prepping the grades for the Old Country, and laid the entire border, and then re-prepped the base to install the Origins slabs. With this complete, we then were able to finish the steps that were built in cinder blocks and faced and capped with Old country.
This completed all the hardscapes except for the aggregate walkway, at the side of the house. This was our only access, so would have to wait till the end of the project.
While completing the front, we also completed a perennials and shrubs overhaul in the front along with a small seating area in the same paver concept.
IRRIGATION & LIGHTING
The entire Duncan property had irrigation and landscape lighting though out, along with a gas line run to the centre of the back patio, the idea being, incase a fire table was wanted in the future.
Once the hardscapes, irrigation and lighting was completed, the landscapers brought in custom blend soil, and planted all the beds. The beds were then finished with mulch and the side of the house was cleaned up with fabric and decorative rock.
After this was complete, we went on to the artificial turf before working our way out of the back yard, and framing up the concrete walkway. At the same time we put in the posts ready for a new fence and gate once the walkway was finished.
Landscapers in Duncan, B.C & The Cowichan Valley
REVIEWS FROM OTHER CLIENTS
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 concept. Due to our previous experiences, we felt jaded and skeptical about hiring someone to complete the job. We cautiously interviewed many companies before deciding to use this contractor. Meeting Phil was simply refreshing, he was honest, knowledgeable and had competitive rates. After hiring him, we came to understand what a hardworking, trustworthy and caring person he is. Our job was very complex as there were many elevation changes. Our vision on how we wanted the finished result to look and he offered ideas and suggestions along with drawings on how we could bring our ideas to life. As things progressed, we added elements that they approached and executed with expertise including Stonework, concrete stairs, implementing a full 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. It was a true pleasure, working with these landscapers and we can’t recommend them highly enough.D & B Webster
Creative By Design did the installation of our new yard this spring. We’re super pleased with the results. He built a fence, a retaining wall and brick pavers. He installed the sod in the front and back yard and built a beautiful planter box perfect for our potatoes. Literally – if you can dream it he can make it. He presented us with the design for the yard quickly after listening to our vision. It turned out exactly as we imagined. We wouldn’t let anyone else touch our landscaping after working with Phil. The quality of his work shows. He builds things to last. Thanks for a wonderful result !J Dwyer – Duncan, BC
When we decided to redesign our outdoor space, we put a lot of thought into choosing our landscaper. We wanted someone local, creative and experienced who could complete the process from design to installation without us dealing with multiple contractors. We are so thrilled that we chose this landscaper, and we will have them back next year to do another project! They were easy to work with, responsible, dedicated, and with outstanding attention to detail. From the initial landscape consultation to the end of the project, they captured our vision and brought it to life. The quality of the materials and installation process gives us great confidence, and the price was fair without any surprises on our final bill. We absolutely recommend Phil to anyone looking for high-quality landscaping.M Bancroft – Duncan, BC
DUNCAN, BC SERVICES WE OFFER:
Full Installations and Renovations
Brick Patio’s, driveways and walkways
Planting Beds, trees and hedges
Low Voltage Lighting
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