We met Darrell from “Landscapes by Design” through my husband’s work. They chatted about gardening and our new home. We did not know where to start with our landscaping. Darrell had a blank canvas to work with and created a garden that would suit our lifestyle and clay soil. The end product is a fabulous creation of plants in varying sizes, shapes and colours. We are extremely happy with the result and would recommend Darrell to create your landscaping dream.
After months dealing with council over the roots of a neighbouring tree, Darrell’s prompt attention and plain speaking made light work of a potentially costly problem. We can’t thank him enough for making himself available to supervise the excavation of our building site to ensure the tree roots were not damaged, writing the required reports before and after attending to our issues at really short notice.
I met Darrell from Landscapes By Design in our local bakery, and after discussing a dead tree on our property he came to have a look. When he saw the mighty old gum towering over the power lines he suggested I phone the power company as they have a hazardous tree listing. I would never have known about this if not for Darrell Mcleod. It has saved us a great deal of stress and money.
Thanks for this Darrell You have prepared a very thorough and clear tree report and I thank you for this and your advice.
In the storm that occurred shortly after we lodged the application to council part of the River Red Gum by the dam fell towards the house next door falling short of it by inches, but demolishing their shed, the fence and most of the Sequoia sempervirens. As you predicted it failed at the weak spot where the other trunk had recently fallen.
I took the paperwork in to the shire yesterday and we got the amended plans in the mail today. (quick hey). They must have been happy with what you did. Thank for doing it so quick and so professionally.
Darrell was prompt, extremely helpful and his fees reasonable. His design was practical, met all of Council’s requirements, nicely thought out, as well as looking great. Darrell, thank you for all your work and sooner than expected final copy of the Landscape Design.
We are so rapt with the results and have been having a ball having some outdoor time. The kids are enjoying playing downball on our big paved circle. We’ve just added a trampoline in to the bottom part and that is a hit. Nice to be spending more time outside now that it is not a giant ugly weed patch.
After several meetings with Darrell we agreed on a layout and he provided a scaled drawing of our dream garden. He even produced a small video that showed our house with all the plants and features in 3D. We highly recommend Landscapes by Design as Darrell was totally focused on making sure we were happy through every step of the process.
For our new garden and entertainment area we placed 100% trust in Darrell to come up with something that was stylish, tranquil and most importantly easy to maintain. He delivered at 110%. Outstanding service from beginning to end. We have continual compliments from family and friends about how beautiful and unique our haven is. Thank you Darrell, you really helped make our house a home.
Australian Institute of Landscape Designers
Diploma of Horticulture
Diploma of Horticulture - Arboriculture