Customer reference for Greenstone Landscapes
by Marie C from Ranelagh, Dublin 6
25th September 2013
When was the work done?
Our work was done in June and July and took 6 weeks.
What was involved?
The work involved some new structures e.g. a pergola ( which had to be in keeping with an existing wall), the creation of a few seating areas, easy care planting in beds, small trees with seasonal interest, a water feature, a rose bed and planting of a shady area that already contained a huge tree. Ross also recommended changing the existing paving and, while I wasn’t sure initially, it has worked out so well and is so suitable with the brick in the house.
How did you choose Greenstone Landscapes?
I chose Ross because I saw his show garden in Goatstown and liked it.
Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Ross Farrell?
We already had a garden when we bought the house and it was quite adequate with grass, some planting and paving. However I thought it needed a bit of improving and had some ideas.
Did Ross introduce new ideas?
Ross took my ideas on board but what I ended up with was so much more. A gardener would probably have done as I thought I wanted whereas 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.
How did the project run?
The entire project ran according to schedule and the front common area which had to be utilised in a small area near our house was returned to normal immediately.
I was very concerned about disturbing my immediate neighbours but, as he explained , he was used to working in close proximity to other houses and there was never a problem. Everything was cleaned up and tidied before 5 each evening.
What was the biggest benefit to you of using Greenstone Landscapes?
There were many benefits to using Greenstone. Firstly, Ross showed us what exactly he proposed and gave us a printout. When the job was done he asked me was I surprised and I surprised myself by saying no because it was exactly as in the plans.
Another benefit to using Ross was I could talk to him at any time and discuss what was happening.
What’s your favourite part now?
Right now, I’m not sure what my favourite area is. Probably the plants and roses which seem to change all the time and I’m looking forward to seeing them next year. Other members of the family are delighted with the entertaining possibilities that the seating areas allow.
Would you recommend Greenstone Landscapes to others?
Well, I have already done so twice.
Any tips for other people?
Any tip I would give to prospective clients is be open to suggestions and recommendations.
As told to Pickapro