Testimonials about our Landscape Designs

Here are some Testimonials for Landscape Designs by Down2Earth Landscape Design.

Satisfied customers from throughout Durham Region and beyond are eager to praise Joanne Shaw for helping them design and create their very own dream gardens with four-season appeal!

Down2Earth Landscape Design helped us transform our drab front and backyard into an amazing new space that we love.

We hired Joanne to help design our new front and backyard areas this summer. We started with a great virtual meeting, followed by a very helpful on-site meeting at our home. Joanne is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We felt very comfortable with her right away. She was able to transform our random thoughts and ideas into a fantastic design that we love.

Joanne was also able to connect us with a great contractor, and she worked with them every step of the way, to ensure that everything turned out perfectly.  She looked after the selection of all the plants and was extremely helpful when it was time to pick out patio stone and steps.

As the process went on, we added some extras to the project, such as a small water feature. Joanne assisted with all of these extras as well.

We would strongly recommend Down2Earth Landscape Design. It was a pleasure to work with Joanne. We appreciated her knowledge and expertise, as well as her fun and positive attitude. It’s nice to work with real pros like Joanne from Down2Earth Landscape Design.

Greg Thomson

Joanne was able to take my vision and turn it into reality. She was tasked with refreshing my front yard and making my backyard a little oasis in the suburbs. Everything turned out fantastic and I can’t wait for spring to arrive to enjoy it even more. Joanne is professional, patient and very knowledgeable. She was available whenever I had questions and was always very helpful.

On a personal note, she is a very easy and friendly person to deal with and I recommend her highly.

Tricia Thomson

I also write to say thank you so much for all that you have done. Not only are we just thrilled with the design of our garden ( you met all of our objectives and then some!) the process of working out the design and educating us along the way was just so enjoyable. Making that special trip to find that just perfect spruce for us was totally above and beyond amazing customer service, never mind the fall follow up!

Thank you again.

Lorraine and Kirk

Thanks again for your design plans and for having the vision to get us to this point! We are extremely happy with our new backyard and look forward to adding some colour next year.

Luc & Claudine, Whitby

Working with Joanne has been a pleasure. She was able to take our existing large space and create an oasis around the projects we had started with out a plan. Our many ideas and concepts were transferred into an artistic design and ultimately turning a vision into a dream landscape. Her leadership and expertise was greatly appreciated. We recommend to everyone beginning a project to START with a landscape concept and organize your ideas with Joanne before starting various phases.

Christina & Rob, Whitby

Joanne was a warm and incredibly intuitive professional who listened to our dreams of a garden space, and then delivered so very much more. She visited in the coldest part of the winter and throughout the design, planning and ultimately planting phases she was truly in tune with us and our property. We started with a yard that flooded every spring, then grew excellent weeds in the back corner. It had no substance nor plants that thrived in the environment they lived in. Joanne studied the sun and shade patterns, asked for feedback on plant and hardscape choices, provided exceptional advice in her personable and friendly fashion- and the end result is an out of this world oasis that was the backdrop for our son’s outdoor wedding. We cannot begin to thank her for what she has provided for us, and we would be pleased to have anyone come visit to see her work in person. Do not hesitate to have her help you!

The Lavryssen family

I wanted to express my warmest appreciation for your service in the re-design of my garden.  You are a knowledgeable professional and a very good listener.  I am so glad for the plan you created, it helped me visualize the garden before construction and it helped save so many potentially annoying mistakes–the importance of a plan!  We enjoy our garden so much more now. I would definitely recommend your services to my friends.

Titi, Toronto

You are too good and very sweet to turn it around so fast with a masterpiece!  Really love working with you! And love your design!

Shaila, Pickering

We originally hired Joanne to help us with a fencing solution for our front yard. We were stumped on how to integrate it with a feature rock wall and the slope of our driveway. Joanne went above and beyond with some great ideas on how to put it all together plus how to improve the existing gardens. Joanne takes her time to understand how you want to use a space and respects your preferences while seeing it all through her expert eyes. I highly recommend her services whether you have a blank slate to start with or need to re-imagine a current garden.

Aprille, Port Perry

I wanted to let you know that our front garden that you designed looks so nice, someone has nominated it in the Ajax in Bloom contest. We’re really happy with the way it’s come back this year. Thank you again!

Rosemary and Dan, Ajax

We love the final product! It looks beautiful.

Thank you so much for all of your help. We are very happy with the result and the whole experience. You provide wonderful service. If you are ever in need of a reference, please don’t hesitate to send people my way.

Louise, Pickering

Thanks so much, Joanne!!! Your help was definitely terrific and appreciated. We have some of the plants in the ground already. We will use the catalogue — thanks again for your generosity and the great plan. We are very happy.K

Kay, Whitby

Just wanted to say thank you one more time for all your advice, time and patience with me. The garden looks great and we look forward to future projects with you.

Ana, Ajax

Thank you so much for all the extra work you put into our garden design. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Thank you for listening to me and changing the grasses and putting in the flowers I like. It was such a pleasure to work with you.

Elaine, Scarborough

We love our new front yard. It is such a pleasure to come home!…my favourite parts are that  Joanne has made sure it looks beautiful in all 4 seasons and it is low maintenance!

Heather, Pickering

Joanne, I have really appreciated all of your vision, help and time. Many Thanks,

Sheryl, Whitby

My first meeting with Joanne was refreshing since it was clear to me that my garden design was going to be a joint project and that my input was important! All through the design, contract work and installation of plant material, Joanne has been a wise and knowledgeable garden professional. I value her follow-through, her interest, and her enthusiasm for her work.

Donna, Durham Region

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