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Shawn in Toronto

30 September 2019

After a failed start with a previous contractor that could not get the job done, I put in a lot of research into finding a team that could execute and deliver well. Having an engineering degree, I really put the teams I interview through the paces to determine who would do a quality job for the right price. Gus came through with great communication and details of how he was going to do the job with the high quality I was looking for. Once the team got working, they continue to impress. Coming in early and leaving late every day to get the job done. As with all jobs, unexpected items can come up, but the team did great to communicate, provide solutions and execute on the plan. The driveway and path look great and I'm sure it will last for many years to come. Thanks Gus at team! More...

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CW from Toronto

12 August 2019

Gus did a great job on a new permeable paver driveway plus re-building the front porch and entrance to our house. Excellent attention to detail and high quality of work. We have got many compliments from neighbours on the obvious quality and style of the completed project.
He was very clear about when he would start the job and how long it would take and Gus and his workers were very respectful of the neighbours while they were working here.
Gus has excellent skills and holds all his crew to high standards. The stonework was done with real artistry and the landscape lighting he recommended and installed is beautiful. We were very pleased with the final project and highly recommend Gus and So Green Canada.
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Cameron Walter

11 August 2019

Gus did a great job on a new permeable paver driveway plus re-building the front porch and entrance to our house. Excellent attention to detail and high quality of work. We have got many compliments from neighbours on the obvious quality and style of the completed project.
He was very clear about when he would start the job and how long it would take and Gus and his workers were very respectful of the neighbours while they were working here.
Gus has excellent skills and holds all his crew to high standards. The stonework was done with real artistry and the landscape lighting he recommended and installed is beautiful. We were very pleased with the final project and highly recommend Gus and So Green Canada.
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Boris in Toronto

26 March 2019

Very satisfied with the service. Gus has great ideas, both practical and good looking. Completed on time and budget. You’ll get many compliments. All of the paintings survived and thrived, even though we had some heavily shaded areas. More...

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Private User

26 March 2019

Gus and his team had done a great job on our project. He is willing to spend time in putting together a great design that fits our budget. We had some malfunction coping lights after being installed for a few months and he assured us action will be taken to fix the issue. We are very pleased with his follow up service. More...

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Roy from TO in North York

26 March 2019

Gus and his team at So Green completely transformed our jungle of a downtown backyard into a gorgeous space to host all our friends and family! We cannot thank Gus enough for his professional work, expedience and craftsmanship! Thank you Gus, and So Green!!! More...

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Eilonwy Morgan

6 June 2018

So Green Canada did wonderful work re-landscaping our back yard recently. The design was creative, the best of materials were used, and the workmanship was excellent. It is the envy of our neighbours, and ours to enjoy for many years. It is designed to be great for entertaining, low maintenance, and handsome all year through. It is a complete rebuild of the previous garden. It was a challenging job -- integrating a series of retaining walls and flat spaces so they appear all as one. More...

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Private User

26 May 2018

Professional, reliable, great design, beautiful visuals from every sight line. He maximized the function, the space, and the aesthetic. We can recommend Gus and his team without any hesitation . His designs are inventive, creative, and outstanding. More...

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Rev1 in Toronto

26 May 2018

Removal of old patio stones -replacement with new stones and anew design- levelling and grading as well as removal of tree stumps- designed new pattern of large and smaller stones

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Jonathan in Markham

26 May 2018

Gus and his team did professional job within budget with beautiful workmanship. Their work included excavating and replacing previous patio stones. In addition to installing new interlocks in the front, side and backyard patio, Gus also put up a retaining wall with a water management system. Final touches include some landscaping work as well as fence repairs. More...

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SK Gravelle in Toronto

26 May 2018

The design brief was to create an entertaining area for 8 people. Go Green designed a sophisticated 20x20 foot area with ewe, boxwood and existing cedars defining the space. A river birch was added along with curbing, pea gravel and staggered stepping stones. They created a stunning oasis in my backyard just steps from Bloor Street that still looks great 20 years later! More...

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bassima, C. in Toronto

26 May 2018

Started on time; finished on time with an excellent job. Followed exactly the contract there were no unpleasant surprises, headaches or fees. The workers were very professional and pleasant. We were very satisfied with the finished job. More...

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Scott in Toronto

26 May 2018

We interviewed around 5 contractors for the landscaping work of our front and back yards as well as the driveway. Gus stood out from all of them through his proposal of detailed breakdown of each tasks within this project. He showed us his great knowledge and understanding through various recommendations, which are proven to be total "making sense". His team completed the job exactly as what was designed and we expected with high quality and great details. All my friends love the look and feel of the landscaping. In addition to that, Gus also provided great after sale service. He came to fix some issues came out after the project proactively. He makes sure the dollar you spent on the projects are well worth it. We highly recommend you consider Sogreen for the big project you are going to have for your house. More...

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Bassima C.

20 February 2018

Started on time; finished on time with an excellent job. Followed exactly the contract there were no unpleasant surprises, headaches or fees. The workers were very professional and pleasant. We were very satisfied with the finished job. More...

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Don Galinsky

13 February 2018

Gus Amro and his So Green crew helped us turn our backyard from a crumbling wood walkway into a garden that is beautiful to behold. A place to sit on a lovely patio, glass of wine in hand and enjoy the sun, grass and flowers. The sun we always had but Gus supplied the rest. More...

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Jonathan Ng

19 January 2018

Gus and his team did a professional job, excavating, replacing previous patio stone work. He then put up new interlocks in the front, side and backyard patio with a retaining wall and water management system, including landscaping and fence repairs. The final product reflects beautiful workmanship. More...

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Diana MacDonald

11 January 2018

Could not be more pleased with So Green Canada!
We had our front walkway replaced, front lawn replaced and driveway edging. Looks beautiful and has transformed the look of our property to a thing of beauty and much better functionality Quality of work is bar none, not to mention Gus and his team for the professional and very friendly service. Can't say enough good things about this company. Very highly recommend! More...

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Richard Barnett

11 January 2018

Gus was very professional, and courteous. I was very satisfied with the quality of the work performed. The project date was delayed, however the cost was pretty much what was estimated. I would recommend him to my friends and neighbours. More...

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Jodie Jenkinson

7 January 2018

Gus is a very talented landscape designer! He provided us with a design proposal that highlighted our unusual and challenging backyard (it is built into a hill). From the start of the project, to the end, Gus demonstrated incredible professionalism. He and his team were on site every single day and worked long hours to finish the remodelling and reconstruction of the backyard. He created a masterpiece! More...

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Michel Laforge

6 January 2018

Professional, reliable, great design, beautiful visuals from every sight line. He maximized the function, the space, and the aesthetic. We can recommend Gus and his team without any hesitation . His designs are inventive, creative, and outstanding. More...

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M. a.

26 May 2017

Gus and his team designed a beautiful plan for our backyard. The project took 2 months and all went very well.
We had a deck, stone patio and wall with gas fireplace, waterfall and plants and shrubs put in.
We also had the sides and front of the house touched up.
Also, lighting was put in place in the front and back.
We were very pleased with the outcome and friends and neighbours were in awe when they first saw the finished product.
We were entered into Landscape Ontario's Gala Awards in 2014 and Gus won in the category that he entered our property in.
We would highly recommend him to anyone.
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A customer

26 May 2017

By and large the work was excellent in redoing our yards. Materials used were of much higher quality than what other landscapers proposed using for roughly the same quote. The ultimate design suited us well. A few small elements were able to be refined with some responsive back and forth over email. A little more care with impact of work on neighbours' property and parking is something to look out for in the future. Some minor details needed addressing after the work was finished, and we had some shifting with the gate coming out of alignment, but this was readily fixed under warranty a year and a half later. More...

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Anonymous

26 May 2017

It is a excellent job , and it is the third time I am using this company

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Pippa Nutt

13 May 2017

Gus is very knowledgeable & professional. He did a fantastic job lighting our backyard. If you are looking for someone who understands how to light natural landscapes - this is your guy!

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Norman Castellano

21 February 2017

I retained Gus and So Green Canada to come up with a front yard landscape design for my new build town house. Gus was very mindful of the budget and constantly worked with me to come up with a design and timeline that not only increases the aesthetic of my home immediately but will continue to build value and curb appeal into the future.

I would highly recommend Gus and So Green Canada!
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Terri Jain

18 January 2017

Gus did a great job with our front yard hardscape - I'd highly recommend him! The stone work is solid and nothing has shifted :)

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Cam Walter

18 January 2017

Gus and So Green were a pleasure to work with. They started and completed the work exactly on schedule and with great attention to detail. The stonework and garden preparation was high-quality and his crew were very professional. We're very pleased with the final backyard reno. Gus and his crew showed up on time and did all the contracted work to the highest standards. Gus has excellent knowledge of everything to do with landscaping - his advice was very valuable. He communicates clearly so there are no misunderstandings.
His crew did great work and did an amazing cleanup every night.
We would be happy to use them again.
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ravij in Toronto, Ontario

26 May 2016

Gus was amazing to work with. Every email and interaction was very pleasant. There was another tradesperson to co-ordinate with and Gus suggested they meet for coffee early on to troubleshoot. He identified issues early on and expertly fixed them. On one issue, he could have taken the easy way out but our project was halted due to his justified concern (though I would have proceeded incorrectly) and the finished project is now spectacular. He and his team are truly great people and the work is solid and surprisingly artful in places. Hire him! More...

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kristynannis in T

26 May 2016

Gus and his team did an amazing job in my back yard, which was a smaller space. The patio and garden wall that he built are so sturdy that I'm sure they'll be for 100 years. Gus even came back and changed something that didn't turn out as expected at no extra cost. Gus and his team were on time, respectful and dealt with a fussy neighbour extremely well. I would recommend Gus to anyone. Happy in Little India More...

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Vivian in Toronto

26 May 2016

Gus and his team was a pleasure to work with. Finding a landscaper to work on a small space in downtown Toronto is nearly impossible. Gus was familiar with my neighborhood and provided me with a quote instantly and the entire project was completed 2 weeks later right before the summer season. I love my new cedars. Thanks! More...

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CW from Toronto

26 May 2016

Gus and his crew were completely professional. They showed up on time and did all the contracted work to the highest standards. Gus has excellent knowledge of everything to do with landscaping - his advice was very valuable. He communicates clearly so there are no misunderstandings.
His crew did great work and did an amazing cleanup every night. When the job was finished (exactly on time) Gus and his crew were all there to make sure everything was completely to our satisfaction.
I give Gus and So-Green our highest possible rating and we would be happy to use them again.
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ghatanaka

22 March 2016

So Green was fantastic. Gus, from design to delivery was very professional and delivered on all promises. The work was very high quality and was always respectful to my family and neighbors. Gus worked within our budget and surprised us with a special Japanese style privacy screen. We would highly recommend So Green as a landscape contractor. More...

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Adam in South Mississauga

26 May 2015

Gus took hours to carefully plan for this project. Drawings, meetings at the stone yard, visits, and emails. He took the time to ensure that we felt confident with every decision, and he offered honest, forthright advice (and he was consistently correct). The project started approximately one month past the original chosen date, but this may be a testament to his popularity. Gus and crew kept the job site clean, explained all steps and answered questions, and were considerate with regard to sharing our space and being aware that we had to move around the work site. The stone work is excellent. Careful planning and preparation went into each step, and this is obvious when looking at the final product. A couple of requests were made to make last minute changes, and Gus and crew accommodated every request. Lighting and foliage look beautiful. Some minor tweaks and fixes on the last day and post-project, as So Green's popularity has them moving to other sites, but overall, we would confidently recommend So Green to others. Thanks so much to the So Green crew. More...

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stephanie lynden from Toronto

26 May 2014

I moved into a house this spring and inherited a perennial garden in the front, and a backyard full of interlock. Neither suited my family's needs so I called about 8 landscaping companies to get quotes to sod everything. I was most impressed with Gus over the phone and even more so after I met with him the first time. He was prompt, knowledgeable and worked with my short time line. After meeting with Gus, family and friends talked me into having the perennial garden restored instead of sodding it. Gus was extremely flexible and offered solutions for the restoration and hardscaping that would give me the look I wanted. The results were like night and day. I absolutely love the work Gus and the guys did. Besides the clean up of the garden they installed a "waterless river" made up of rocks and stones, stepping stones through the garden and a "natural curb" to frame it. As for the backyard, they leveled, prepped and sodded the yard. The guys worked hard and quickly to complete the job, even in the heat. I was impressed that Gus was actually heading up the job himself. I would recommend So Green to anyone.
I have complements on both front and back yards constantly.
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Mario in Lawrence Park

26 May 2014

We needed a design for landscaping the front yard of the house we just bought in Bloor West Village. We called on SoGreen and they provided us with a wonderful design we discussed with Gus. He helped us get a permit in 24 ours! Four days later we now have a fabulous front yard. Very professional and a pleasure to work with. More...

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Alessia from North York

26 May 2014

We were very pleased with Gus, he is very professional. I was amazed that when I sent Gus emails or called him he actually returned the call or email right away. When Gus said he was going to be somewhere or do something he achieved those timelines, this is very rare with most contractors. Our backyard was a big project and we are very happy with the finished project. More...

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Barbara from East York

26 May 2014

Gus and his crew were punctual, hardworking and did a great job, right from the initial site visit, through suggestion options, pointing out necessary changes to my design, and execution and clean-up. Gus was very prompt at returning phone calls and emails even in the peak summer season. The patio looks wonderful and the job was done on time and on budget. More...

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Carter in North york

26 May 2014

We have just received the permit legalizing the parking pad which Gus and his crew created using new permeable pavers. It looks great, is easy to shovel, and most importantly, complies with the tough new city guidelines. Gus also refaced our aging front porch with flagstone and replaced an old concrete retaining wall with a more attractive (and lower) wall in matching flagstone.
The entire project was completed quickly and efficiently. The work site was cleaned up safely and completely each night.
Gus provided sage professional advice which led us to a cost-effective, functional, and attractive result. He is flexible, accommodating, and responsive. Our neighbour recommended So Green to us, and I would not hesitate in recommending So Green to others.
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Sue Gravelle from Toronto

26 May 2014

I interviewed a number of landscape architects and contractors for a re-design for my backyard dining area...all designs were so suburban and commonplace. Working with Gus from So Green, on a limited budget, was fantastic! He drew up a plan that incorporated soft scapes and hard scapes, and created a space that I love and still enjoy seven years later! I would love to upload a photo - magazine worthy! Thank you so much! More...

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Morgan Ruskin from North York

26 May 2014

I can't say enough great things about Gus and the team at So Green. We hired Gus after my husband and I had a terrible experience with another professional. Gus is meticulous, and takes pride in his work. Not only is he exceptionally talented; he treated our home as if it was his own. The design was beautiful, and he made the front of our house look beyond gorgeous. Gus is honest, a man of his word, and is an absolute pleasure to partner with. My husband and I both work long hours, and we never had to worry about anything. Hiring professionals to work on your house is stressful, and I can confidentially say that I would rehire Gus without hesitation!! His work is beautiful, he's a pleasure to work with, and he always had our best interests at heart. He is worth every penny, and most importantly, if you hire him-you will be THRILLED! Thank you Gus for all of your hard work. Mike and I feel are so grateful we found you, and look forward to working with you again! More...

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Ted Crysler from Toronto

26 May 2014

I wanted the backyard at my house completely redone, and Gus spent the time to come up with a wonderful plan and then implemented it on time and on budget. The neighbours all commented on how great it looks now, and even several years later, the backyard is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. He also redid my small front yard with ground cover, and did a great job on that too. He is always very good value for the high quality of work he does. More...

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Andrei & Teodor Buzdugan from Toronto

26 May 2014

We contracted Gus and his team in October of 2013 to replace the current grass in our front yard with new sod. It is now Spring(May) and the grass looks great. We were very happy with the services we received from So Green Canada including the additional visits Gus made to our home when we called him with questions about the new grass. Gus and his team completed the job in a timely fashion and cleaned up after themselves at the end of the job which we appreciated. We were pleased with Gus’ work on our front yard and have contacted him to begin work on our backyard. More...

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Rod Hunt in Toronto

26 May 2014

This is my first Homestar review and I suspect that I’m a tough critic. My background; I was raised on a small self-sufficient family dairy farm in Northern Ontario. I was doing physical labor and operating farm equipment before I was 10. My education and career is in computer systems analysis and design. “So Green Canada” seems to be Gus. Gus is a very good tradesman and almost a craftsman. I don’t think he will ever be an artisan but then who can afford an artisan anyway? Gus could be a craftsman if he spent a small additional amount of attention to detail.I contracted Gus to one major job and a couple of minor ones after taking estimates from a couple of other companies. The major job was the replacement of a retaining wall and the walk way above it (Stone work). The key features of this job were for the walk to be reworked as a ramp with the top of the walk flush with the top of the wall and low maintenance. The secondary projects included replacing the brick facing under the stairs connected to the walk (Stone work), putting Ecogrid into the driveway (Gravel work), re-grading the space between my house and the neighbor (Gravel work), and putting in a lamp post.Vision and overall result (A):The overall result is quite pleasing. After Gus visited the site he proposed using a 2” thick natural stone stack-wall as he could cut the stone on an angle which would allow the top of the wall to be flush with the walk way. This was more pleasing then the concrete retaining wall we had resigned ourselves to following prior contractor’s estimates due to the requirement of keeping the top of the wall and walk flush. Gus also recommended a matching 2” thick flag stone for the walk. Where the ramp dipped below the yard he proposed armour stone – basically large semi-square rocks. The Ecogrid was my idea as I wanted a Greener option then paving or pavers. The Ecogrid is a heavy plastic mesh that holds stone or soil in place allowing rain water to drain through freely.Communication and planning (B-): Gus sold us on his vision and wrote up an estimate which seemed to cover what we discussed. We went back and forth a few times on additional jobs to determine what we could afford (all but one job). This process went well but he later expressed, in some detail, he did not like quoting on additional jobs in that way. That he preferred a single big quote. Too bad for him, to do an estimate you must know what it takes to do the work. I have spent many hours estimating software broken down by feature to allow my customers to make informed decisions for their budgets.I planned on having basement waterproofing done prior to the walk replacement so I asked Gus his schedule with the expectation that we would discuss a timetable. I was later surprised when he announced that he would be on site the next week. We had not discussed a start date, he assumed ASAP. This was a conflict so I told him it could not be done until the 2nd week of August to avoid conflicting with jobs on my site and work my neighbor was planning. When my waterproofing was finished and my neighbor decided to postpone their work I let Gus know that the site was clear to start if he had an opening. As luck would have it, another of Gus’s contracts decided to reschedule which left him an opening. Gus made a point of letting me know in some detail that he didn't like rescheduling work like this once he had committed a date. I pointed out we had never scheduled the first time period and I wasn't asking him to move me up. When Gus arrived to start work he brought 2” and 4” thick stone for the stack wall instead of the 2” specified. We discussed and I liked the idea of alternating thicknesses but it would have been far better to ask in advance. He later started talking about how the retaining wall would be stepped as the ramp descended. This was in clear violation of one of my primary requirements. He had forgotten his solution to the flush retaining wall. It took some discussion to convince him that the retaining wall was to be flush with the walk (easier snow management). Later when he was cutting the stone on angle he complained that it was hard work. Of course it was. It was the reason he had the contract. There were a couple of other times were we wondered what we were getting as Gus forgot details of what we talked about. My mistake was to trust his memory instead of having all details written in full in the contract. He was involved in managing another large job during work on my site which may have been a contributing factor.Communication with Gus and his crew goes one way. I found this out the hard way after working with his lead hand on a number of tasks. I provided details which were later ignored when Gus arrived.Quality of work (B+):The quality of the stone work is near craftsman level. As the price was closer to the tradesman level this is a fair level of quality. Gus has a little too much “Fast, Fast, Fast” and not enough quiet contemplation of the task. I’m not sure the job would have taken much longer if he had taken time to review the stone he was placing on the walk. Laying out and reviewing several (all if possible as this was a fairly small job) of the flagstone in advance would allow Gus to select pieces for visual impact. Some of our most dramatic stone was placed around the side where few would see it leaving some bland stone along the main walk. One person’s ‘character’ is another person’s ‘flaw’ but a flagstone with a large chip may be best placed in a less obvious spot. Of course this may be pushing up into the Artisan level which I didn’t pay for.Placement of the flagstone was done well. Gus used wet lay for the flagstone and the surface is mostly even. The walk has a couple of curves and a complex change of angle all of which was done very nicely. Some joints are filled with mortar and some are not. Gus did a fair job of maintaining a random pattern with square flagstone – a difficult skill to master.One of the coping stones was installed upside down. As the top and bottom of the stone is finished differently this was not acceptable to me. Gus complained about having to flip it citing that it could break, it was expensive, and did I really want it flipped. I was disappointed in the gravel work that Gus did for me. Not that it was truly bad, just that it was done with less attention to detail. To be fair, some of this was my fault for not being explicit with some of the details. I had provided Gus an email conversation with examples of what I was looking for and had discussed details with his lead hand. With Gus’s other commitment he did not have time to absorb the email thread and we already covered the lack of upward communication with his crew. The biggest gravel job was placing Ecogrid onto the driveway, something that Gus had not done before. Most of the grid was to be filled with gravel scrapped from the driveway and the remainder was to be prepared for planting thyme. The driveway had an excess of clean round gravel placed the year before. This was to be scrapped onto the neighbor’s side while the Ecogrid was placed and then moved back into the grid. Unfortunately, a large amount of mud from the work at the retaining wall ended up mixed into the gravel resulting in a difficult to clean mess. The edge of the Ecogrid on the neighbor’s side was laid on the pile of gravel scrapped from my side leaving it out of level. Gus did send one of his crew back to clean and level this when requested. As a side note Ecogrid gravel drives can be cleaned with a pressure washer. The section for planting was not prepared properly which was a shared mistake. I should have made sure that Gus knew the requirement and Gus should have checked with me as to the requirement. Time will tell if thyme will survive.Everything taken together looks very nice. With the gravel work corrected and the very good stone work we have a beautiful front yard. Gus can be proud of his work as I am of my home. I would recommend Gus to those looking for a quality job at a fair price. Gus did upgrade a couple of details for me as an added bonus.Confidence (B-):Gus stated guys took hours to remove patio pavers between houses but his crew reported minutes.Gus stated wet laid takes several times the work but most references states 10-15% increase in effort as most effort is in preparing base and laying out stone which is same effort. Gus stated 2” flagstone needs to be wet lay but Gus specified the 2” flagstone and dry lay in quote and others successfully dry lay 2” flagstone. I did not question Gus’s expertise on the selection of stone thickness or method of placement. I had fully expected dry lay but Gus changed to wet lay on his own initiative. As wet lay is difficult to repair and dry lay is easy to repair I wasn't sure this was the best option.Gus asked me if I believed his work was good. I have reservations on the walkway which will only be resolved by a couple of winters. Wet lay is excellent if done well which includes base preparation. I don’t know if the base was prepared well enough. I believe the retaining wall is quite solid but the main concrete pour was done during a heavy rainfall which could weaken the concrete.I saw Gus get impatient and start to rush stuff. Prime example is placement of coping upside down.Long Term - 2 Winters later (A):After a severe Toronto winter when many people had foundations shift due to frost heave (I discussed this with a Helical Pile installer who was in a very busy spring doing foundation repairs) the work Gus did is mostly intact. The one stone that has broken free is the coping stone that had been placed upside down and then fixed. The Ecogrid has performed well. Weed control would have been better if less soil had been transferred into it. The gravel areas are maintaining a nice even surface and even the heaviest rains are socking through. The Thyme did not do well and has mostly died off as there was just not enough soil below the planted zone. More...

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Shelagh from Toronto

26 May 2014

I had been wanting to do something with our boring backyard for a number of years, including adding a patio and incorporating some landscaping. Gus came up with a great plan, including a curved walkway and patio, and some low maintenance plants. He also incorporated a concrete pad for a shed. He and his guys worked hard, despite a few days of very humid weather, were always pleasant to deal with, and always cleaned up at the end of the day. Our backyard is now much more attractive. I plan to have Gus and his team come out next year to work on our front yard - he has great ideas and his cost is very reasonable. Highly recommended. More...

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mazin

26 May 2014

If you are looking for high quality job and exceptional design then Gus is the right person for you, he wasn't the only person I brought for a quote, as I had a fairly big Job but he was the only one who convinced me due to the exceptional design and his nice manner, I trust I made the right decision by hiring him as he turned the outside of my recently built house from boring to eye catching ,the only problem is that the people keep stopping by to ask me about the name of the company that did the job.the most I like about Gus that he is a man of his work, he did the job last season, gave me a warranty , I ended up this season with couple of dead trees and minor issue In the driveway and he is working on replacing the tress now. More...

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Chris in Etobicoke

26 May 2013

I was completely impressed with Gus' promptness, friendly professionalism and attention to detail. He called to confirm our meeting and also called me to let me know he was going to be late, which I appreciated greatly. He arrived promptly when he said he would and listened attentively as I walked him around the backyard, explaining what I wanted. He took very careful measurements and made several excellent suggestions,which with my agreement, he incorporated into a very detailed and competitively priced quote. Ultimately, I went with another company more local to me, but I would highly recommend Gus and So Green to anyone contemplating a new outdoor space. More...

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C MCINNIS in Toronto

26 May 2013

References were provided and was very pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail. Visited the "stone" yard for selection of material and once the project was underway was completed in a very timely fashion. Previous construction provided a few challenges but Gus and crew were able to work around and solve issues. Would definitely recommend. More...

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Bloor w.

26 May 2013

Very happy with Gus' work ethic and attention to detail on this project. He walked us through the selection of natural stone, gave us an accurate timeline and offered suggestions along the way. The work had to be completed on a busy street and a tight working space.
We've received a lot of compliments on the overall look and design and are happy to recommend so green.
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shirin from Toronto

26 May 2013

Hi Gus, A short note to say thank you! We are very pleased with the work that you did for us. Low maintenance was our goal and you certainly achieved this for us by putting in beautiful flagstone in our back yard, installing a legal front-yard parking pad with pavers and adding lovely greenery. We would recommend you to anyone who was looking for any type of landscaping services. All the best, More...

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Arianna Lambert from Scarborough

26 May 2013

Remodelling our home a few years ago left us with a beautiful interior and prompted us to think about the use of our outdoor space. Such a task had been a dream of my father’s for years. He envisioned a space that would be utilized to entertain our large family and many friends. Knowing the size of the task and that he couldn’t do it on his own, he decided to contact Gus of So Green Canada. What an amazing start to the process! Gus was knowledgeable and offered excellent advice during the consultation. He provided us with a detailed quote and timeline in order to get the job done before a very big family celebration. Gus and his crew were courteous, reliable, efficient and dependable in their service and we are more than thrilled with our new outdoor living area. So much so, that this year when it came time to re-sod our front lawn, there was no question as to who we would call - Gus. Thank you so much for your advice and hard work in creating this space that will be well enjoyed for years to come!
Arianna Lambert
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ELIZA from Toronto

26 May 2013

Great service and great job done .... on a very tight schedule. Thank you Gus for doing a beautiful job and the clean up was immaculate . I will recommend your company to anyone who needs an excellent landscaper. More...

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Andrea from Toronto

26 May 2013

Gus was extremely helpful: meeting with us in advance to discuss our needs; providing a detailed estimate and renderings; and then inviting us to join him to pick out the stones and colour palette we preferred. Gus gave us excellent feedback and direction, advising what could work and carefully explaining all steps in the process. Once it came time to begin work, Gus and his team were impeccable: courteous, hard-working, fast yet a perfect eye for detail... AND CLEAN! Each day, they cleaned up the site and made sure all tools/equipment/product was safely secured overnight. Throughout the process, Gus explained his steps and repeatedly asked us what we thought, if we were happy, if there was anything we had questions about. He genuinely cared about meeting our needs and ensuring that there wasn't any confusion. The finished product was incredible - more than we'd even envisioned. Gus' work has truly turned a downtown Toronto corner lot into a little oasis - a small taste of country living. We couldn't be more impressed by the work, the end result and Gus' professionalism.We would recommend Gus and his team to anyone and everyone; we've already shared his name and phone number with others. More...

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Linda in Toronto

26 May 2012

Hi Gus,
A short note to say thank you! We are very pleased with the work that you did for us.Low maintenance was our goal and you certainly achieved this for us by putting in beautiful flagstone in our back yard, installing a legal front-yard parking pad with pavers and adding lovely greenery. We would recommend you to anyone who was looking for any type of landscaping services.All the best, More...

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Sharon and Amos in Toronto

26 May 2011

Our backyard is tiny and we decided to get rid of the grass, install custom stonework and replant the garden. Gus provided a patio design and recommended plants and trees that were colourful, well adapted to the sun/shade, looked beautiful and were maintenance free. We love the results and Gus was terrific and gracious to deal with every step of the way. He provided accurate estimates, worked quickly with his team and finished on time and on budget. He even took me with him to choose the stone. His follow up service was great and he was always delightful to work with. This fall Gus also planted a row of emerald cedars in our front lawn - in the pouring rain. He goes above and beyond! More...

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Zoya Haruch in Toronto

26 May 2011

Gus is an amazing landscape designer! From the start of the project, to the end, he exhibited incredible professionalism. He was on site every single day and worked long hours to finish the remodelling and reconstruction of the backyard. He created a masterpiece!
Thanks so much Gus!
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Ruby and Paul High Park

26 May 2008

Gus at So Green is the only guy who comes to you with a detailed quote that breaks down everything he is going to do. And that is exactly what he does. He did our entire front in interlock, all the plants, all designed by him with lots of hours invested in the design. He does very nice work, is professional and courteous, and is a real pleasure. He did our last house, and we will hire him again this spring to do our new house. I can't say enough about Gus. Great landscaper! More...

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joan in oak ridges

26 May 2008

A car crashed into large fir trees on one side of our driveway.
Luckily nobody hurt.
We hired Gus to have a look at the damage.
The driveway is wide. We suggested granite boulders on each side.
He drew up a plan which would work in concert with the streetscape .
And he made a small garden in the shade beneath the fir tree.

He removed old railway ties from the sides of the 25 yr old interlocking driveway. Looks much better!
We love the end result=natural and informal.Gus is coming again to do a terrace outside the walk-out in the back of the house.We made a lucky choice and now we are pleased to recommend Gus and So Green.
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