Outdoor Services | Creative By Design Landscaping

Outdoor Services

We offer a full range of outdoor services for Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. From new construction to small renovations.

Please find our detailed outdoor services breakdown below. Our office looks forward to hearing from you about any help we can offer to enhance your residential and commercial property.

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What outdoor services do we offer?

Lawn care

Through careful grading and good quality loam, we install that great lawn. Our turf is a mix of bluegrass and creeping red fescue. Between top quality turf, nutrient-rich soil and an irrigation system, you’ll have the lawn that neighbors always dreamed of.

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Landscape design


One of the first products, we offer is meeting with you and discussing your ideas. By getting a feel for what you are looking for, we can create your vision and give you the yard you’ve always dreamed of. This process is the most important step, as it allows us to create a visual representation.

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Hedges, Trees & Plants


A landscape doesn’t look finished until it is softened with a selection of trees, shrubs and plants. Careful positioning of varying shrubs and perennials with feature trees will give you an explosion of colour and textures to make your garden complete.


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Water Features


Water features and ponds can add a great feel to any yard with the sound of moving water. Whether your looking for a pond, bubbling rocks or a small fountain, we can cater to all your needs.

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Flagstone

Flagstone is a great alternative to any hardscape. The natural aspect of stone coupled with the colours and the random pattern are great for a eye-catching walkway or patio. There are many different types of flagstone to choose, from Rundle to West Coast brown.

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Retaining Walls

Stone Garden walls are a great way to deal with grades and provide you some level usable areas. There are many materials in the local market, from wood right through to natural stone. Building walls in stone can create character to your project when built properly, as well as an old-country feel.

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Patio Stones

Paving Stones are becoming more popular as people are realizing the benefits over concrete. They allow you the ability to get creative, which is what we like to do. Everyone has a hardscape, let us install one that stands out from the rest.

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Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

A garden shouldn’t have to only be enjoyed during the day. By utilizing the right types of outdoor lighting you can enhance your property for night-time appeal. Whether its to light up a walkway, a feature plant or to illuminate a seating area, we have the expertise to make your creative project come together 24/7.

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Fencing & Gates

By building gates, fences and screens we are able to give you privacy to enjoy your garden without worrying about all those neighbors around you. There are many styles and choices of materials to choose from when it comes to creating outdoor privacy.

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Irrigation Sprinklers

Once everything is complete, all you need is to water it. With automated sprinklers, we will have every corner of your outdoor vista covered….even those pots on the front porch or the veggie patch in the back corner. We are certified installers, which means you get the the perfect system to suit your needs.

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Drainage & Grading

Drainage and Grading is probably one of the most important things to take into account when creating a yard. By figuring out what slopes and levels we need we can effectively make sure nothing sits up against your foundation. It can also mean directing rainwater through your property so you don’t even know its there.

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Top Soil

Any lasting garden starts with good top soil. There’s really only 3 main things any plant needs and soil is one of them. Spending the money to get the best soil from your local Nanaimo supplier will go along way to having a long lasting landscape.

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Services By previous Clients

We hired Creative by Design’s outdoor services to redevelop our backyard in late Spring of 2017. We needed to fix drainage issues, tear out a rotting patio and manage multiple levels of a very sloped yard. When we met Phil for the initial consultation we were impressed with his attention to detail and quality and how much he cared about doing a quality job that looks great. It was clear he took a lot of pride in his work. He helped us take our vision and make it into reality including stone, curved garden beds, space for a vegetable garden, irrigation and lighting. He guided us toward practical decisions and was always transparent about cost. It was easy to work with them throughout the project – They were very respectful of our yard and space, communicated openly and was patient with our many questions. The finished result is excellent and looks outstanding. I am in awe of the attention to detail that they gave our property. I would hire them again in an instant and will recommend them to anyone who asks.

K Noriega

He is great to work with, knowledgeable and a true craftsman to his art. Very personable with attention to detail and we felt he really understood what we were trying to achieve and he advised the best products to use while respecting our price point. Thank you so much, you have our highest recommendation.

P Nightingale McPherson

When we decided to redesign our outdoor space, we put a lot of thought into choosing our contractor. We wanted someone local, creative and experienced who could complete the process from first meeting to installation without us dealing with services from multiple contractors.  We are so thrilled that we chose this landscape contractor, 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 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 results.

M Bancroft

Additional Services?

If there are any residential and commercial services not mentioned above, please feel free to contact our office, as we are always more than willing to accommodate your needs. There is no project too big or small, from an entire new construction to mulching a few planting beds or irrigation fix.

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