Land Escapes Durham

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Landscaping in Oshawa
Landscaping in Oshawa
1 review Oshawa, ON
10/10

Landscaping Project

We recently hired Land Escapes to complete a very large landscaping project. Ryan & Matt were very professional & went to great lengths to resolved various detailed issues & recommend solutions.
We are very pleased with the overall project & would highly recommend
them.

Debbie & Jim

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Thank you very much for writing a review. Your project was a challenge that is for sure! We love the way it turned out. We hope you enjoy it for years to come!
Take care.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham.

Nelson in Oshawa
Nelson in Oshawa
1 review Newcastle, ON
10/10

Front walkway, driveway widening, landscaping

We are very lucky that we chose Land Escapes Durham to do our landscaping. Their price was more than reasonable but what sold us was Matt's design and explanation of a grading issue that we otherwise would have been unaware of. Matt and Ryan worked quietly and efficiently (my toddler never woke up from his nap despite his window being right above the work area) and I was impressed by how patient and thorough they were prepping the base for our interlock. No short cuts taken and we love the final product. It was the final piece to make our house a home and we would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to have work done.

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Thanks so much for the kind words! We are very happy with the outcome of your project as well.
As parents, we understand all too well how important nap time is! Glad we weren't too disruptive.
Thanks again for your business, we hope to see you around your neighbourhood next season!
Best regards,
Matt Darling and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Mike
Mike
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Landscape construction

Ryan and Matt did a phenomenal job transforming my back and side yard into a work of art. Not only was the end product better than envisioned but they were friendly with excellent communication, they also left the site clean and safe at the end of every day. Will definitely use them again for my next project.

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Thank you very much for the compliments Mike. Enjoy your yard and we hope to see you again in the future!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

gmicieli9
gmicieli9
1 review Oshawa, ON
10/10

Backyard patio and walkway to front with gardens

We couldn’t be more pleased with the work Ryan and Matt did in our yard. We had pretty bad drainage issues and the guys layed drainage piping around the entire perimeter of the yard and tied in all our downspouts to rectify the issue. Ryan’s design ideas were great and he really helped us get the price to a number we were comfortable with but still more than satisfied with what we were getting. The patio and walkway look amazing and the prep work the guys do before they lay the pavers is second to none. Our gardens are beautiful and all the trees and plants were selected and planted with very little direction. It was all them. Ryan and Matt work very hard and clean up every night before they leave. (No complaints from neighbours). The communication between us and the guys was great (no middle man to deal with) Ryan and Matt do all the work. We are really excited to enjoy our new yard and look forward to working with Ryan and Matt again in the future. Thanks guys!

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We are thrilled that we could provide you with a practical solution to the issues you were having. We spend a lot of time on excavation, base preparation and compaction to ensure your project will withstand the test of time.
It was great working with you guys. Enjoy your time on the new patio and we hope to see you again in the future.
Thank you for such a great review.
Matt and Ryan Darling,
Land Escapes Durham

KrisP
KrisP
1 review Pickering, ON
10/10

Patio and retaining wall

Ryan and Matt did an amazing job and exceeded our expectations. They were punctual, honest and just overall nice guys. I think the thing that stood out the most to me was their honesty. During the estimation, Ryan had come up with a number of options and suggested with going with the most cost-effective approach as he felt the more costly ones would not be worth it to me as a homeowner. There was a change to the design that was required and Ryan was trying to figure out a way to adjust for this without spending any more money. I also found their quality of work to be better than I was expecting. On occasion, I would look through the window and see what they were doing. I caught them making the most minor adjustments to ensure the interlocking fit correctly even though I thought it looked good without the adjustments. So, that was nice to see how meticulous they were. I will definitely be calling them back if we need work done again!

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Kim and Kris,
Thank you very much for the compliments. Honesty builds long lasting client relationships that we hope will last for years. We are always very pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations, that's what it's all about! Enjoy your new practical landscape and we hope to see you in the future! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Matt and Ryan Darling,
Land Escapes Durham.

J B.
J B.
5 reviews Whitby, ON
10/10

Backyard landscaping

We are so pleased with the work Land Escapes Durham did on this project!! Their price was excellent, they started the job when promised, worked steadily on the project and finished when they said they would. We even added a couple of extras along the way and they happily complied. They are extremely skilled at their craft and everyday they left our yard tidy. The design was all theirs ... consulting us about preferences.....we love it! They stone product they used from Unilock compliments the brick work of our house. It is very modern look with a wide range of complimentary stones. Unilock is the way to go for sure!! Land Escapes Durham were very considerate of our neighbors, inconveniencing others as little as possible and always making time to explain the project along the way. Their professionalism, attention to detail, excellent customer service is the reason I would happily recommend them for your project. Our backyard is now our happy place....we find ourselves out there each day....just relaxing and breathing and enjoying the wonderful change. It was an easy project!! Thank you to Ryan and Matt and their crew.

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Wow. Thank you for the great review. We are extremely happy with the outcome of your project. Our goal is to exceed your every expectation and it sounds like we nailed it!Thank you to you guys for the hospitality, comments and input. Let us know how the short game improves and I hope you enjoy more R+R now that you don't have to cut the grass.
Thank you for choosing Land Escapes Durham.

Take care!

Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Lynda in
Lynda in
1 review , ON
10/10

I love my Patio!

Matt and Ryan were tasked with relaying our flagstone patio which had heaved and sunk. The steps from the house onto the patio was too steep. Matt and Ryan lifted each flag stone and relaid making sure each stone was was level and straight. The old step was replaced with graduating steps which are safer and look smarter. Matt and Ryan were punctual. They worked quickly getting the job finished on time. The yard was kept as neat as possible. They cleaned up the worksite when finished. Thanks Matt and Ryan I love the patio and steps.

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Thank you very much Lynda and Paul.
We were thrilled with the outcome of your patio repair. Thank you for choosing Land Escapes Durham and we hope to work with you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Ryan and Matt Darling

Lynn in Toronto
Lynn in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Walkway Replacement & Drainage Solution

Matt and Ryan were a pleasure to deal with. They made the job easy for me - supplying quotes, ideas, samples in a timely fashion. They got the job done when, and as promised; the worksite was kept clean and orderly, and the final product looked great. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

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Hi Lynn,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you love the result! It was a pleasure working with you and we'd love to hear from you if you have any more landscaping needs in the future.
Thanks again for your business, all the best,
Matt Darling and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Sue
Sue
1 review Bowmanville, ON
10/10

Backyard patio

Excellent work by excellent people. On time, tidy and created exactly what i wanted. Will definitely use their services again.

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Suzanne,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure working with you. We appreciate you noticing our efforts to be clean and punctual. I hope you get lots of R&R on the new patio and deck this season. We look forward to installing plant material in your gardens this spring.
All the best!
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

jennifer.helmer2
jennifer.helmer2
1 review Bowmanville, ON
10/10

Patio

Regraded, designed and completed patio! Very professional and clean. Very personable and respectful of our neighbours.

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Thank you Jenn! Your backyard looks fabulous and we were happy to take care of the drainage issues you were having. We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to transform your front yard. Until then, take care and thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

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More about Land Escapes Durham

At Land Escapes Durham, creativity, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction are the tenets of our business. We strive to set ourselves apart by creating beautiful outdoor living spaces that are built better, and last longer. When you choose Land Escapes Durham, your project will be completed start to finish by landscape professionals with over 30 years experience in the Durham Region, not summer students or hired help. Whether you need to spruce up the front yard for added curb appeal, or to create a backyard escape for entertaining or relaxing, we would love to work with you on any of the following projects :

Interlocking walkways, driveways, patios
Retaining walls, armour stone walls
Natural stone/flagstone
Gardens/planting
Grading/sodding/drainage
Waterfalls/water features
Indoor and outdoor stone masonry
Decks
Outdoor living features (kitchens, fireplaces etc..)

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers
SERVICES
Build Custom Arbor, Pergola, or Trellis Landscape Architect Brick and Stone Flatwork Repair Brick and Stone Stairs, Walks and Patios Landscape Designs Major Grading Excavation Landscaping for Yard or Garden Install Synthetic Grass for Putting Greens, Play Areas, etc. Minor Grading or Resloping Install Landscape Curbing Install Lawn Sprinkler System Repair Lawn Sprinkler System Build Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor Lighting Install Outdoor Lighting Repair Playground Equipment Install Sod Build Concrete Swimming Pool Install Vinyl or PVC Fence Install Fountian or Waterfall Install Pond or Water Feature Install Wood Fence Install Wrought Iron Fence
WEBSITE
http://www.facebook.com/LED.LandEscapesDurham/
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Cash and e-transfer
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Humber College Horticultural Technicians
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years on Workmanship
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