Designer Suntrap Garden

Customer reference for Greenstone Landscapes as told to pickapro by Jean Long from Drumcondra on 11-Jun-2009

When was the work done?
May 2009.

What was involved?
It was quite a big job. The garden was on different levels, so they first had to excavate it which took about 3 days. Once they had done that, they built a retaining wall around the edge of the garden and a patio area. After that, it was the gardening side of it, the planting and the lawn.

How did you choose Greenstone Landscapes?
We "googled" to try and find a landscape design gardener and I came across Ross on pickapro.ie. I liked the testimonials and the pictures of work he'd done previously.

And once we spoke to Ross, he just seemed really decent, and to know what he was talking about. We just got a really good vibe from him. He was incredibly thorough. For example, he wanted to dig up the old concrete, before we built something else. Little details like that, that nobody else had mentioned. Ross was really willing to take the garden back to basics and do everything properly, and we really, really liked that.

Ross was also willing to undertake the sort of job we wanted. All the others were shying away from the excavation side but Ross just said he'd get dug in and get through it. And to fairness to him, he did - he was brilliant.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Ross Farrell?
We had some ideas in mind but Ross really took those and developed them and gave us a garden way beyond anything we could have thought about.

Did Ross introduce new ideas?
Gosh! Yes, he did. He certainly developed on the kind of ideas we had. In fairness, I found it hard to visualise what could be achieved. The garden was a mess, and I didn't even realise it was half as big as it was.

To help us visualise what he was proposing, Ross took a bag of flour out to the garden and marked the different areas where things would be. That really helped us understand what he was proposing to do.

How did the project run?
Greenstone were excellent, really superb. They were absolutely reliable and trustworthy. And the workmanship was to a very high standard.

They gave us a start date of the middle of May, and they started the second week in May. They said it would take 2 to 3 weeks and it was 3 weeks and 1 day. We had 8 days of rain the first 2 weeks and that slowed them down but they worked right through it. They were here at 7:30 every morning and finished at 4:30 every evening.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Greenstone Landscapes?
The fact that he's given us a garden that's absolutely fantastic. It's a designer garden but at the same time it's absolutely practical for our family which is what we really wanted.

Ross is incredibly professional and he worked to a really, really high standard. We trusted him completely and he didn't let us down.

What's your favourite part now?
The seating area at the back. Greenstone built seating area into the wall at the back and it's just amazing. My little fellow brings his breakfast out there in the morning before school! It's lovely.

Would you recommend Greenstone Landscapes to others?
Highly, yes, we would. We're really happy with the work they did, and the garden we have - it's beautiful.

Any tips for other people?
I wouldn't be afraid to get a couple of different opinions, a couple of people in to have a look at what you want to do. You learn from doing that and from talking to different people about what they might do. And then just go with your instincts.

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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

When the ideas of a design come together, you can really see the advantages of having a professional working for you.

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Garden For Entertaining

I love the whole thing, it's gorgeous....It was Ross's design that won him the job.

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Designer Suntrap Garden

It's a designer garden but at the same time it's absolutely practical for our family which is what we really wanted.

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Large Garden Landscaping

We now have an absolutely stunning back garden.

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Garden With Parking

What Ross achieved looked every bit as good as I had hoped, in fact better.

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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

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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.

Craig Doyle from Co Wicklow talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden Landscaping

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

Niamh McMorrough from Milltown, Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Front, Back Garden

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

Claire from Blackrock, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden With Patio, Water

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

Lorraine Lyons from Donnybrook, Dublin 4 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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

Fran Davern from Stillorgan, South County Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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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