Garden With Parking

Customer reference for Greenstone Landscapes as told to pickapro by Ethna Murakami from Killiney on 08-May-2006

When was the work done?
Over three weeks in April 2006

What was involved?
It was gargantuan. It was a very old fashioned overgrown front garden. The thing I wanted to achieve the most was an area to turn the car in. Ross put in a limestone paved area and steps and a charcol grey tobamore driveway with a turning area. He also planted pittosporum and photinia red robin.

How did you choose Greenstone Landscapes?
I'm a keen gardener myself. Two professional gardeners that I work with recommended Greenstone to me.

Ross gave me a quotation which was very acceptable. We'd had one quotation which was nearly three times our budget.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Ross Farrell?
Firstly, there were certain plants I wanted to keep in the garden, a lovely holly and a pittosporum. I also wanted to achieve a sort of Italian look to the front. I love Italy and sitting out on sun drenched terraces, drinking coffee and reading the paper. I had thought we'd have a three tiered garden using Wexford pebble.

Did Ross introduce new ideas?
Ross had lovely suggestions. He suggested a more woodland style and it works really well and gives a lovely contrast. What he achieved looked every bit as good as I had hoped, in fact better. When you drive down Killiney road now, the house really stands out. The driveway really has enhanced the house.

How did the project run?
Ross works with a horticulturist and a chap who?s very good at hard landscaping. The three of them were here every morning at 7:45am and worked until 5pm. They even worked on Good Friday! And they cleaned up after themselves, and left the driveway safe every night. They just got on with it.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Greenstone Landscapes?
Ross did exactly what he said he would do, and in the time that he said. There was no surprises. The surprise was it looks better than I envisaged - it's just stunning.

What I liked as well was that they watered in the new plants very well and they continued to keep the watering program going.

What's your favourite part now?
There?s a little bench out the front that?s going to be my favourite area to sit with a cup of coffee and my paper when the good weather comes in. Because of the planting, there is an element of privacy now. We can start to use the front garden in a really social way.

Would you recommend Greenstone Landscapes to others?
Absolutely, with no hesitation. And you cannot always say that. I?ve already asked him to leave me some of their cards so I can pass them.

Any tips for other people?
It?s all in the planning. Even with the best plan, things do go wrong, especially with outdoor projects.

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Designer Suntrap Garden

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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.

Ethna Murakami from Killiney talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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!

Petra Ryan from Dalkey, Co Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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

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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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