Customer Testimonial from Ken Smith

Wicklow

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My favourite part of the garden is the smile on my wife's face when she sees it.
When was the work done?
The work was carried out in the spring of 2010.

What was involved?
There were three areas of the house we wanted work done on; the side, the conservatory area at the back and the front lawn. We wanted a design that would tie all three areas together. It was a fairly big job and an extensive bit of work.

Paul also put some steps leading up to the front door of the house. My mother-in-law has glaucoma so we widened the steps and put a red perimeter around it to make it easier to see. If it was one colour she could miss a step and fall.

It's been a fabulous success and we’re delighted with it. The colours in the stone also suits the different seasons. In addition to the front steps, the back garden was redesigned, a drainage system was installed and an Indian sandstone patio was built. Underground lighting was put in as well.

How did you choose Garden Transformation?
I’ve known Paul from years back. He did some work for my sister that I was very impressed with, so when I had this project, I gave him a call. I have several properties and I've had some terrible work done over the years. I trusted Paul would do a good job and he did.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Paul White?
I had ideas in my head but Paul helped to give it shape with his design. Sometimes practicalities dictate that certain things won't work but in the end a bit of common sense got it done. Between the two of us we figured it out.

Did Paul introduce new ideas?
It was a bit of both. I told Paul of my mother-in-law's sight problem. Paul came up with the idea of adding a coloured perimeter to the steps to make it easier to see. I chose the colour red.

How did the project run?
It was a very good experience for me and one of the best jobs I've had done in a good while.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Garden Transformation?
Paul's design ideas. He put in a curvy design that was different to my original symmetrical plan. Also the colour scheme of the whole house has been changed in a nice way because of the Indian sandstone patio. The project has been a real success and a huge cost savings as well. Previously I was having drainage problems, puddles and mould in the back garden. Paul put in some pebble stones that only need to be irritated now and then to solve the problem. It's really cut down on my maintenance.

What's your favourite part now?
My favourite part of the garden is the smile on my wife's face when she sees it.

Would you recommend Garden Transformation to others?
I would recommend Paul to anybody. As a matter of fact, I'm going to have Paul back to do some additional work for me. We have plans to extend onto the other end of the garden and add a couple of scenic areas to it.

Any tips for other people?
It's just so important that if you're getting work done to communicate. Write everything down so that there are no misunderstandings, even the stuff that seems obvious. It's amazing how people perceive things. What I see and understand can be different than what somebody else perceives it to be.

Ken Smith
Wicklow

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Limestone and Sandstone Paving Ideas Garden Transformation
Natural Limestone and Sandstone are great materials to use in the garden. They look well and they weather well and will last as long as they are wanted. They can also be lifted and moved to provide room for extensions or future redesign. They cost approx € 90 per square metre to supply and fit. They are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways. We can make patio areas, paths service areas and seating areas. We would not recommend covering an entire garden with natural stone as sometimes less is more. If you need a very low maintenance garden the natural stone complements artificial grass or pebbles. We lay the natural stones on a very solid base and to joint them with a very strong joint filler that prevents weeds from growing up between the slabs. If you think that we can be or assistance just give us a call or mail and we can work out a plan. Natural Limestone and Sandstone are great materials to use in the garden. They look well and they weather well and will last as long as they are wanted. They can also be lifted ...
Artificial Grass Garden Transformation
Artificial Grass can be very useful. I would recommend it for areas where you would like to have a lawn but the lawn is not working out. Such areas could be heavily trafficked, overshadowed, north facing or wet with poor drainage. In all these areas real grass will struggle to grow. The area will become mossy. mucky and difficult to use. Kids and pets will bring dirt into the house and it typically can't even be walked on. Artificial grass can transform these areas into usable spaces. They will then be suitable as play areas, reception areas or just to look at. Artificial grass costs from approx €60 a square metre to supply and fit. It is not just a simple matter of rolling out the grass - the area must be properly prepared beforehand. If you think that we can be of assistance call or mail us and we will arrange a consultation and work out a plan. Artificial Grass can be very useful. I would recommend it for areas where you would like to have a lawn but the lawn is not working out. Such areas could be heavily trafficked, ...
Gravel Driveways Garden Transformation
Gravel driveways are an attractive and relatively inexpensive option, particularly where the driveway area is large. Here's some examples from our portfolio. Gravel driveways are an attractive and relatively inexpensive option, particularly where the driveway area is large. Here's some examples from our portfolio.
Granite Paving Ideas Garden Transformation
Granite paving can be great if you are looking for a garden with clean lines. The granite paving costs approx €100 per square meter to supply and fit. Granite paving complements artificial grass, pebbles, raised beds and planting areas. Granite paving can be great if you are looking for a garden with clean lines. The granite paving costs approx €100 per square meter to supply and fit. Granite paving complements ...
Fencing and Walling Garden Transformation
Fencing and walling correctly done can really enhance a garden and provide security and privacy. I am able to construct walls, install fences and trellis. One thing that works very well is bolting timber fences onto existing walls. We can also build concrete block garden walls. Fencing and walling correctly done can really enhance a garden and provide security and privacy. I am able to construct walls, install fences and trellis. One thing that works ...
More Patio Ideas Garden Transformation
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Grass Cutting and Maintenance Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation is also able to provide a full garden maintenance schedule, Prices start form €30 per visit. This service is available to domestic householders, businesses, housing estates, residents associations and estate management committees. We can provide grass cutting, hedge cutting, tree cutting and removal and other ongoing maintenance. Garden Transformation is also able to provide a full garden maintenance schedule, Prices start form €30 per visit. This service is available to domestic householders, businesses, ...
Driveways Garden Transformation
We can supply and fit block paving, pebble driveways and concrete driveways. Prices start form €50 per square metre. We can supply and fit block paving, pebble driveways and concrete driveways. Prices start form €50 per square metre.
Contemporary Granite Patio Garden Transformation
Beautiful granite patio that uses square slabs and a gentle terrace to complement a modern extension. The landscaping also included a trellis fence and and raised bed. The patio provides a spacious outside area for entertainment and looks great from within the house. This project took just 6 days to complete and cost approximately €5500. Beautiful granite patio that uses square slabs and a gentle terrace to complement a modern extension. The landscaping also included a trellis fence and and raised bed. The patio ...
Low Maintenance Gardens Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation can also transform high maintenance into low maintenance! Here are just four gardens that we created when our clients asked for low or no maintenance. Garden Transformation can also transform high maintenance into low maintenance! Here are just four gardens that we created when our clients asked for low or no maintenance.
Mediterranean Patio Garden Transformation
A simple suntrap patio with a Mediterranean feel. Sandstone steps lead to a generous patio with simple raised beds for planting. A simple suntrap patio with a Mediterranean feel. Sandstone steps lead to a generous patio with simple raised beds for planting.
White Stone Patio Garden Transformation
This garden was sloping towards the back so we divided it in to 2 separate terraces. This gives 2 separate flat areas - one for the patio and one for the lawn. This is a good solution for a hilly or sloping garden, This garden was sloping towards the back so we divided it in to 2 separate terraces. This gives 2 separate flat areas - one for the patio and one for the lawn. This is a good solution ...
Small Back Garden Makeover Garden Transformation
This area was a little corner in a small Dublin back garden which was underused and damp. I put up fences on the wall to provide privacy and shelter. The new yellow limestone patio makes a lovely seating area and there is a wide path to the house. The approx cost of this project was €2500 and it took about 4 days to complete. This area was a little corner in a small Dublin back garden which was underused and damp. I put up fences on the wall to provide privacy and shelter. The new yellow limestone patio ...
Gravel and Granite Driveway Garden Transformation
Driveway topped with a golden stone and edged with granite creates an attractive, practical front entrance for this large home. Driveway topped with a golden stone and edged with granite creates an attractive, practical front entrance for this large home.
Granite Patio With Raised Beds Garden Transformation
This city garden has been paved with a beautiful granite slab. The raised beds and borders have also been built with granite blocks. The appearance of the original bare block wall has been softened by bolting timber fencing to the wall. This city garden has been paved with a beautiful granite slab. The raised beds and borders have also been built with granite blocks. The appearance of the original bare block wall ...
Sandstone Patio Garden Transformation
The curved lines and strong colours of the patio unify all parts of this garden. The pavers are used in all areas from the walkway at the side of the house, and in 2 separate seating areas. The curved lines and strong colours of the patio unify all parts of this garden. The pavers are used in all areas from the walkway at the side of the house, and in 2 separate seating ...
Red Brick Driveway Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation are specialists in all hardlandscaping work. This simple, durable red brick driveway is low maintenance and has lots of room of parking. Garden Transformation are specialists in all hardlandscaping work. This simple, durable red brick driveway is low maintenance and has lots of room of parking.
Circular Sandstone Patio With Quartz Walling Garden Transformation
Beautiful circular sandstone patio with quartz walling. Beautiful circular sandstone patio with quartz walling.
Circular Design Garden Garden Transformation
Circles are the theme for this beautiful garden. At the centre of the garden is a circular patio design in sandstone. This circle is echoed in the circular walls and planting beds that hug the central seating area. Circles are the theme for this beautiful garden. At the centre of the garden is a circular patio design in sandstone. This circle is echoed in the circular walls and planting beds ...
Garden With Stone Seating Garden Transformation
This garden had a wonderful ivy covered, old stone wall. Garden Transformation made this wall a key feature by building a stone seating area in front of it. They added a patio in a matching natural tone, complete with tree planter. This garden had a wonderful ivy covered, old stone wall. Garden Transformation made this wall a key feature by building a stone seating area in front of it. They added a patio ...
Patio With Stone Walls Garden Transformation
Large pavers and simple clean lines give this patio a contemporary feel. The light grey stone will reflect sunshine into the house on even the dullest days. Large pavers and simple clean lines give this patio a contemporary feel. The light grey stone will reflect sunshine into the house on even the dullest days.
Patio With Raised Beds Garden Transformation
A mix of ochre sandstone and natural stone walls will bring texture and colour to this garden all year round. A mix of ochre sandstone and natural stone walls will bring texture and colour to this garden all year round.
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Our Customers Say

My favourite part of the garden is the smile on my wife's face when she sees it.
Ken Smith
Wicklow
Ken Smith from Wicklow talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Paul did everything I wanted and more. Anything I asked of him, he did.
Carol Ennis
Newcastle, Co Dublin
Carol Ennis from Newcastle, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Delighted With Garden
Niamh Donnelly
Co. Dublin
Niamh Donnelly from Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Thanks to Paul and his team for a great job done. Cheers
Diarmaid Cleary
Co. Dublin
Diarmaid Cleary from Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
We use and enjoy the whole garden now.
Michelle Owens
Co. Dublin
Michelle Owens from Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Garden Transformed
Amy Reddy
Co. Dublin
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