This was a large and difficult project, requiring considerable problem-solving, taste and creativity. Outside Landscape Group was the third landscape architect we hired and we are thoroughly thrilled at our decision to be so selective. The job required transforming a large, seriously eroding, troublesome back yard, void of decent sunlight and grass, that blends into surrounding woods, into a back yard that we could be proud of and enjoy.
Rick Kaldrovics, the owner of Outside Landscape Group, met with us several times, going over every concern and criteria we wanted. As an architect I have considerable experience in design and landscaping, but am very capable of recognizing good design when I see it. Rick is a highly talented, excellent designer. He created a plan that used color, seasonal change and balance to result in a landscape that changes and is more beautiful every month. It incorporated boulders, a patio, land grading, plantings, retaining walls, water and erosion control, new grass, and woodland paths. As expected, some modifications and tweaks happened as the design came to life, but every change was an improvement and delight with no additional costs.
If that weren’t enough, their installation crew was the best I have ever seen. Extremely hard-working, able to interpret the plans beautifully and with incredible attention to detail. The job was on-time and came together flawlessly, despite several days lost to weather.
We are more than delighted at the outcome and our choice to use Outside Landscape Group. Needless to say, we highly recommend Outside Landscape Group and now plan on putting some money aside and asking Rick and his crew to use their creative genius to do the front of our home.