Landscape Design Testimonials
“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.”
The Boxes – Wonga Park
“I met Darrell from Landscapes By Design in our local bakery, and after discussing a dead tree on our property he came and took 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 Mr Mcleod. It has saved us a great deal of stress and money.”
Mrs Silverwolf – Mount Dandenong
“Thanks for this Darrell
You have prepared a very thorough and clear tree report and I thank you for this and your advice.”
Melbourne Eastern Suburbs High School Principal
“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 quickly and so professionally.”
Steve – Wesburn
“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.”
Toscha – Oakleigh South
“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.”
Steve and Fiona
“Darrell has been a great support to us on a number of diverse projects for years. He designed and managed the landscaping of our new house on an acre with terrific results. He has provided aborist reports reducing our stress dramatically. Heavily involved in our small subdivision he provided fantastic project management and subject matter expertise. We cannot recommend Darrell too highly as his services really have been exemplary.”
Steve and Cheryl – Frankston
“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.”
Kim and Mel – Olinda
“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.”
Sophie and Stephen – Ferntree Gully
“We found Landscapes by Design online and left a small message for Darrell to call us back and discuss our project. We had a few ideas documented where we described with pictures and diagrams the things we envisioned. We lacked the landscaping knowledge and layout skills that only an expert can provide and advise on. This is where Darrell came in and took what we dreamed of and turned it into a reality on paper. One of the things that we felt was very professional was his ability to draw our house to scale and position every detail on the plan for us to see and adjust. Most other places we contacted produced a rough hand sketch with no measurements, details on plants and do’s and don’ts.
After several meetings with Darrell we agreed on a layout and scale 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. I would definitely consider Landscapes by Design in the future and recommend them to friends.
The end result was a good concise drawn up plan which was extremely affordable and worthy to take to other professionals and authorities to commence the construction.”
Peter and Silvia – Point Cook
“We first met with Darrell about 6 years ago. We had a blank slate, a fairly difficult block (sloping, tricky access) and not much in the way of gardening skills. We wanted a really low maintenance, very hardy, drought tolerant garden with some space included for the kids to play in that could be used in other ways down the track.
After some site visits and meetings, he drew up our plans and we were rapt with what he designed. Darrell was terrific to work with and I’d highly recommend him if you’re in Melbourne and looking for a landscape designer.
Fast forward 5 or 6 years while we got the back retaining wall boundary sorted as well as some fencing and water tanks and did some saving. We met with Darrell again recently to fine tune the plans then we were all set to get things moving.
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.”
John and Sue – Avondale Heights