Originally I worked with Janine Bleecker, a Landscape Designer from Rooted Landscape Design Inc., who created the planting plan for our backyard.
Janine referred me, along with my garden plan, to Darla @ The Garden Girls to have the actual work done in our yard. We had recently put in a new deck and fixed up the outside of our garage but the back garden itself was in much need of a make-over.
The Garden girls came out to our home in late April to look over the yard and get a feel of what would need to be done. In between then and the date of the work, we consulted several times via email to decide on the final plants needed to suit our yard and the desire to have a low maintenance result.
Last Saturday, Darla and her team showed up and got to work digging out the new gardens, ripping out unwanted shrubbery, etc. and preparing to dig holes for the new shrubs and plants. Despite a somewhat soggy weather conditions, they worked endlessly and had it complete by the end of the day. They were great in dealing with a few surprises, such as tree roots in the way of the dig for the new bushes. Darla suggested moving a few things around to make the final product look more balanced and provide greater symmetry. They offered us with much-appreciated advice about caring for the plants moving forward She really knows her stuff--what does well where, etc.
At the end of the day, they cleaned up their mess, hosed and swept down our walkway and left us with a very lovely garden to admire for many years to come. Very nice people who care about what they do. I would definitely recommend them.