Under the Sun Ecological Landscaping did some work for us in the spring of 2014 to regrade our backyard and replace a very unusual front walkway made of brick chips. The regrade of the backyard was a necessary follow-up to a basement waterproofing.
When we purchased our house, the backyard was covered in flagstones and graded towards the house, with water continuously infiltrating into the basement. We asked Sal and the crew at Ecological Landscaping to take up the flagstones in the back, regrade the yard away from the house, and use some of the flagstones to replace the "brick chips" walkway in the front. We also wanted a bit of grass, a small garden shed and a flower bed around the tree in the backyard.
The did all of this beautifully, adjusting their design in back to accommodate the roots of our maple tree with a lovely curve. The hid and buried the pipe from the basement sump pump so it waters this tree. They also used some of the flagstones to build a platform for our garbage and recycling containers and a path to our shed.
Our basement is dry. The front walkway and stone steps received many compliments from neighbours as they are much more functional and add curb appeal to our house. The shade plants we put in back around the tree filled in this spring. We love to sit on our deck or at our kitchen table and enjoy our beautiful green yard with its Solomon Seal and may apples.
We are very, very pleased with the finished job and give Under the Sun Ecological Landscaping a 10 out of 10. They were easy to work with, listened to what we wanted and thoughtful about all aspects of the work, such as situating the pipe from the sump pump and respecting the roots of the tree.
The work has also been approved by the local squirrels, raccoons and worms.