Our experience with Patrick and his team was very positive and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to do a landscaping project. In summary, they: delivered as per our agreement, produced a quality end result, placed much attention to detail and it shows, were proactive in making suggestions to improve the original plan, were responsive to our ideas/suggestions and flexible when we added on a few extras, kept us informed of progress and potential setbacks, were incredibly professional.
All team members were polite and they left the site neat and clean - were very hard working. At our place by 7 most mornings and they often stayed well past 5. Overall, a very favourable experience and we are pleased with the end result.
We remain very pleased with the work that you did at our home, I believe now 4 years ago. To this day, nothing has shifted and nothing has cracked or sunken. The most important part of any landscaping job is the preparation work that cannot be seen once the decorative work is in place, and that is so critical as that is also where the cheaper contractor will take short cuts. Everything remains level and, in a Collingwood winter, that is always the concern due to the deep frost in the ground.
We continue to be very happy with the “look” and, no doubt there will come a time when we will want some additional outside work done……..we will certainly call you. Feel free to encourage any future clients to call us for a reference.
Doreen & Andy Schwartze
Having just built our house, we had a big job ahead for landscaping and were a looking for someone to help change the entire property into our vision. The scope of work included hard and soft landscaping, paving, fencing and irrigation. Patrick turned our vision into a detailed plan that we were immediately thrilled with; the end result exceeded our expectations. Patrick was thorough and helped us understand the necessities of things such as proper drainage to deal with elevation challenges. His team was excellent; professional and a pleasure to deal with. The result is a cohesive design aesthetic to showcase our property while still blending in with the neighborhood. We will finish things off this year with a lighting plan with Patrick's help. We would not hesitate to recommend Retreat Landscape Design.
We moved to Collingwood late in 2016 to a large corner lot with zero curb appeal and no outdoor living space. After spending the winter researching local landscapers, we met with Patrick Thompson from Retreat Landscaping. Patrick was confident, professional and knowledgeable. We explained our wish to create several distinct outdoor living areas including an outdoor kitchen, a water feature, an outdoor gas fireplace. Patrick took our ideas and developed a design that met our expectations and more and that cemented our confidence in selecting Retreat Landscaping for the project.
We now have a beautifully landscaped yard that incorporates natural granite, manufactured rock and pavers, stone kitchen counters, a water feature, gas fireplace, large principle evergreens and cedars, many varieties of landscape grasses, boxwoods and day lilies, just to name a few. The yard has four distinct outdoor living areas bounded by a mix of natural green screening, wrought iron and wood fencing and a shade pergola. The finished landscaping is now the gem of our neighborhood receiving compliments from every passing neighbour. We would recommend Retreat Landscaping without hesitation.
Barb & John O’Kane
Patrick did work on both our front and back yards. He presented us with multiple designs until our needs and wants were met. He executed the plan with precision and attention to detail.
To this day, we continue to receive compliments on our landscaping.