Back a couple of years Jenny had met Brent in a local community home show. At the time we were not looking to get work done but Jenny remembered some of the pictures of the work Brent had done and some of the interesting plans. So this year in 2017 when we decided we wanted to do something with our backyard we thought of Brent and invited him to come over to our house of 3 years and give us a quote. We wanted to make the backyard of bit of an oasis where we could enjoy being outside and have minimal maintenance. We mentioned to Brent that we wanted to extend the deck out and have a fire place we could sit around and have a bit of a garden area. Brent took our ideas and after about a week came back with a sketch of what he would like to do and an estimate. Brent did a great job of taking our ideas and coming up with a plan. At the same time we had some thoughts on the garden and wanted to add in a fountain to the plan. Brent gave that some thought and came back with some changes and shared some ideas and we eventually finalized the plan. We thought the process with Brent was great because he had some good ideas from prior experiences but was flexible about our input and incorporated that into the plans.
Just before the project started Brent took us to the local landscape business to pick out materials. When you go there, there are a lot of selections which can be overwhelming. Brent was good to provide us some input on ideas which made the process go smoothly.
The actual project took about 3 weeks to do. It involved scraping off all the sod and top soil. Leveling the backyard and then building the fire place, water fountain, garden, deck and walk way. Brent and his team worked very hard. During the process if we had any questions Brent would meet up with us and address the questions and explain what was happening. Before we had started, we had talked about lighting but had not finalized what we would do. Early in the process Brent made some suggestions and we added that in. Also during the building Brent felt that the walk way was maybe going to be a bit narrow in front of the deck and so suggested making it a bit wider which made a big difference in the look of the layout.
The final product ended up amazing. We love the look and feel of the backyard. Want to thank Brent and his team on an excellent build. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment in the backyard.