Landscaping, Stonework in Blackrock

Customer reference for Greenstone Landscapes as emailed to pickapro by Magda and Eamonn from Blackrock on 03-Dec-2012

When was the work done?
October 2012.

What was involved?
It was a major project requiring complete clearance of site, erection of raised flower beds with walls capped with stone, cladding existing fence with teak boards, laying extensive travertine paving with a tumbled granite path linking two terraces. Lawn set at lower level(step down). Erection of custom designed garden shed (encompassing dog shelter) with cedar shingle roof finish. Planting of mature bamboo and olive trees and mondo grass with a mixture of coloured plants whilst retaining an existing tree on the site as a feature.

How did you choose Greenstone Landscapes?
We engaged with three different landscaping companies outling broad requirements and vision for the garden. Ross was very engaged and immediately envisioned what we wanted and committed to revert with 3D drawings within 2 days which he duly did.

Although Ross did not provide the cheapest quotation his design, passion, commitment to using best materials and plants and previous examples of his work he referred us to (on his website) convinced us to go with Greenstone.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Ross Farrell?
We knew more or less what we wanted and were clear on what we didn't whilst being open to expert guidance.

Did Ross introduce new ideas?
Yes - He convinced us to explore using different levels e.g. step down lawn and to incorporate some nice detail in the stonework e.g . capping the raised flower bed walls.

How did the project run?
Very smoothly from start to finish. It was a pleasure to witness Ross, Pearse and Christy transform our garden. They are very committed and skilled workers who were clearly enjoying their work.

The quality of the stonework and shed build were exceptional. They were very tidy and were very unobtrusive to ourselves and our neighbours during the 5 week project.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Greenstone Landscapes?
Peace of mind and confidence that project was on track at all times. Ross kept us fully informed of progress and discussed in advance any proposed deviations from plans that required extra spend.

What's your favourite part now?
Looking forward to next summer to make full use of the terraces to capture whatever sunshine we get! Looking out from the house we get feeling we have got a new room and enjoy looking at the bamboo plants set against the teak fencing.

Would you recommend Greenstone Landscapes to others?
Yes without hesitation - especially if you require stonework.

Any tips for other people?
Have a well thought out idea of what you want or like but be open to suggestions for improvement from experts.

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Transformed The House and Garden

We had originally considered building an extension just to utilise the space - but doing what we did has delivered a far better use of space for us.

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Small Rathmines Garden

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Garden For Entertaining

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Designer Suntrap Garden

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Large Garden Landscaping

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Garden With Parking

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Garden Stonework

Ross's whole approach is excellent. He delivers on his promises and you definitely get what you pay for.

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Professional From The Start

I could not recommend Greenstone highly enough as the finished product is fantastic.

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Brilliant Design Concept

We believe the value of our house without doubt has been increased by a significant amount.

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Good Design and Workmanship

The biggest benefit to working with Greenstone was clever design followed up by good workmanship.

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Beautiful Dublin Garden

Ross took my plans and showed what could be done by a designer. There is no way I could have envisioned what we ended up with.

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Landscaping, Stonework in Blackrock

Ross was very engaged and immediately envisioned what we wanted

Magda and Eamonn from Blackrock talks to pickapro .. See full interview

A Garden Oasis

Give Ross the opportunity to produce a design first - his design just might include things you wouldn't have thought of yourself.

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Short, Wide Garden Redesign

It's such a pleasant place to go to now and it has drawn the rest of the family outside to participate in the garden.

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Steep Garden Makeover

We love our back garden and are really looking forward to next summer when we will be able to take full advantage of it!

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Wow Factor Garden

We invited three landscapers ... to provide some ideas... Ross's design stood out and had a wow factor about it.

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Garden Reshaping

With Ross you get a real professional who won't rip you off. He's also a really nice guy.

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Garden Landscaping

My mum, who's a great gardener said that everything he chose was fantastic, that they were very good quality plants.

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Front, Back Garden

We went to see Ross's work first. We liked what we saw and we liked what people said about Ross.

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Garden With Patio, Water

Ross Farrell was the main reason why I chose Greenstone Landscaping. I met with him and liked him very much.

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Low Maintenance Garden

Overall, I have to say that I never thought the garden could turn out so well. Ross worked with the shape of the garden

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Sloping Garden

We got exactly what we'd wanted to get. The garden feels twice as big now because we can use every part of the garden.

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Amazing Outdoor Room

Excellent workmanship, great ideas, very reliable and very nice team of guys.

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Design Presented in 3D Form

Ross and his team stripped back the garden and then implemented a fabulous new pre-agreed design. The design was originally developed and presented in 3D chart form by Ross.

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Modern Garden, Dundrum

When Ross finished the back garden I asked him to do the front garden because we were so pleased with what they did...

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