We contacted Janine with Rooted Landscape to help develop a design for our long neglected and poorly irrigated back garden. During our initial meeting, we spent several hours discussing how my family wished to use the garden, what look and feel we wanted and shareda variety of on-line and hard copy images of gardens, plants, vignettes that appealed. Janine impressed immediately not after not by how quickly she grasped what we wanted, readily sharing ideals and concepts but also with her and incredible knowledge base on plants that could thrive in our shaded rare garden. After several weeks, she presented a design for our reR garden that hit the proverbial nail on the head. It’s flow, feel and plant suggestions and layout were outstanding. With her detailed CAD design, I could immediately envisage her concept further assisted by the inspiration images and those of the suggested planting’s. She also included a lighting scheme to further enhance the garden in the evening, suggesting a soft lighting that would highlight the mature trees on my property but also the key suggested specimens. Sufficient it to say, her high level of professionalism, knowledge and sensibility impressed. The potential cost proposal for the planting and lighting materials was sensible. While I had never given her a budget, her sensibility of making more of an investment on staple planting’s ( evergreens and specimen plants) while investing in smaller, less mature perennials made it clear that she is savvy that instant garden isn’t necessarily a desire for everyone and fiscal prudence is always a good bet.
With this confidence in her her work, fiscal prudence and professionalism, we elected to work with her and her landscaping and irrigation contractors for installation. Generally speaking, the groups she partners with were highly professional, exceptionally skilled at their craft and equally fiscally prudent. All these being rare characteristics for Oakville area contractors. While communications with some f the contractors could have been crisper, I would highly recommend working with Janine and her key partners for installation.
Generally, speaking, Janine is a very talented, sensible and clever landscape designer. She quickly grasped what we were looking for and created a design that required very minima tweaking. In working with her on installation, her trade partners were equally skilled and sensible, being keen to provide a quality service with sensible affordability. I should add that Janine was heavily involved with the installation and management of the project, which was both helpful and impressive. She is clearly no stranger to hard work and getting dirty...which could explain why she is a natural at landscape design.
Ivan and Johnny were here today - leveling and extending my existing patio, replacing steps and extending my garden. Just finished and I am THRILLED with the job they did! And these two are real gentlemen. I am recommending them to all of my neighbours! Thank you, Ivan!!