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First Review

10/10

Kari Tolppanen is the owner of KT Landscape Design. Kari is Finnish, and so I already knew he would be good at his chosen profession. He (re-) designed my garden which, quite frankly, needed a complete overhaul. I knew some of what was wrong with my garden, but Kari was able to pinpoint the issues that needed attention – more coherence, more clumping together of similar types of plants, more height differentiation, more colour. He also suggested removing much loved (but old and ugly) shrubs, replacing them with varieties of hardy rhododendrons and other stunning shrubs, plus a number of different perennials that will provide colour from spring through fall (e.g. Endless Summer Hydrangeas; Elivis Lives Hostas; and Endless Love Salvias). He left space near my sitting area in the garden for annuals so that every year I can pick and choose a different new set of delightful flowers. In order to accomplish this, Kari first meticulously measured my existing garden and the distance between plants, and on the basis of this presented me with a draft design. We spent hours discussing the design which he modified according to my wishes (perhaps not always his wishes!), and returned with the most stunningly, carefully, drawn design I have ever seen. The design was the work of a superb landscaper designer and a perfectionist combined. Kari then found a contractor to do the work for me, and I am eagerly awaiting the time when all the plants are in place, and my garden will be a restful place of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita

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