Testimonials

Hear what our clients have to say about us!

Westy
Project Date: November 2015

Ryan and his guys surpassed our expectations by far. They remodeled our whole backyard, starting with taking everything out (hedges, concrete, some fences and dirt…) and putting in pavers, building deck and pergola, retaining walls, building planters, to finishing with putting in, bamboo and other plants. Ryan and the crew are perfectionist and are fabulous problem solvers. Cam and Ryan excelled in communicating with us on a regular basis. I appreciated all the professionalism and friendliness from the crew. Couldn’t be happier with the end result.

mom2scout
Project Date: May 2016

We were very impressed with the professionalism and work ethic of Ryan and his team.
Our front yard project included construction of a long concrete block retaining wall and stairs, paver patio and numerous varieties of evergreens to replace our lawn (grass destroyed by the chafer beetle). Several boulder groupings and and a flagstone path complete the look. We are very pleased with the finished project.
Although very busy, Ryan always made himself available to answer our questions. His extensive knowledge in all areas related to landscape design and construction was evident early on.
We would definitely recommend Nicholson Landscaping to anyone requiring a talented, knowledgeable, full-service landscaping professional.

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Project Date: April 2016

From design to execution, Nicholson Landscaping is a great, one-stop shop for landscaping. Ryan and his team were professional from start to finish. And speaking of “finish,” the finished product — a shrub-and-rock garden in our front yard to replace our ravaged lawn — has drawn praise from all our neighbours.

Rob Hughes

I have known, advised and supplied Ryan for the past 6 years in the Landscaping Industry. His education, knowledge and experience, has given his clients a 1st class finished product that they are proud to show off. I have no hesitation in recommending him for installation when a potential client is going to use my products.

peterxotta
Project Date: April 2014
Nicholson did a complete overhaul of our yard. Ryan brought some great ideas to the project and it really looks great. Would recommend this company to friends.

theclanmacneill
Project Date: October 2015

We were relatively new owners and had a backyard on a steep incline that had been neglected by the previous owners. Our fence was falling over and we had a small rotten wooden patio that needed to be replaced.

With Ryan’s recommendation, we replaced the fences and created a much larger 3 tiered stone paver patio that is aesthetically pleasant and dramatically transformed an untamed portion of our backyard. We now have a beautiful patio with more space then we ever anticipated.

wiekenkamp21
Project Date: September 2011

Redisigned and did the work to redevelop a useless backyard. Design inluded a patio, raised eating area with a gazebo, one raised and one level flowerbed, redesigned drainage and a cedar hedge for privacy. Each job was individually detailed and priced. Work was completed as scheduled and came in under budget. Work was done to an exeptionline standard. Job came in under budget as each project was individually priced and some were easier than expected and had their costs adjusted to reflect this. Both my wife and I were very pleased with the service provided and the final product, both of which exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Ryan and his company. We would be happy to have prospective clients come a view the finished product.

mrkeith45
Project Date: November 2015
We had a retaining wall built to replace a 30 year-old timber wall. The wall was concrete block 55′ long and 4′ high. Included was a drainage system and some re-arrangement of our existing landscaping.

dave_darling
Project Date: February 2016
Ryan is a very knowledgeable professional that is a pleasure to work with. He came in with a great quote price and even technical knowledge to help us make the decision to choose his company. I would work with and refer his company to many others going forward. Take a look at his website and see the beautiful work he has completed in the past.

ggries
Project Date: October 2011
We have an English cottage type flower garden and hired Ryan to built a natural stone driveway, staircase and patio based on specific copplestone layouts. We have hired him because he had trained for this type of work in Germany passing on top of his class.

Ryan turned out to be an excellent choice! He was a true professional in all respects, skillful, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. He did a magnificent job!

We would hire him again in an instance. He was the best of the best of the best!

owsnett
Project Date: April 2011
In April 2011 Ryan completed a full overhaul of our backyard. It included Hedge removal and replacement, new fencing, new patio and walkway made with paving stones, new garden walls and new lawn install. It was a large job that also included our neighbors hedge and new fencing for them as well. Ryan and his crew did a great job. We brought him back the following year to redo our garden walls in the front of the house to match the back.

mrjester101

Project Date: May 2014
I first hired ryan 5 years ago to install a front walkway. 5 Years later the walkway still looks as good as now. His professionalism and detail to doing things right the first time is evident.

Last summer I brought Nicholson Landscaping back to do a large project which include several hundred feet of patio stone, stairways and fencing in our back yard. The end result is truly impressive and space was transformed from one that was not used to an area we are constantly utilizing.

atcsteve

We have a solid working relationship with Nicholson Landscaping and they have the skills, knowledge and ability to take on projects from retaining walls, paving stones and garden beds.

dhzielke
Project Date: May 2012
We chose Nicholson Landscaping over other competitors for a number of reasons.
First and foremost was Mr. Nicholson’s ability to really listen to our needs and ideas. From the design stage right through to project completion, he was always in communication with us. There were never any unwelcome “surprises” as the job progressed.
Of course, the actual cost of the job was important. We had a budget, and Mr. Nicholson was respectful of it. He provided us with various options to stay within the budget, without compromising the quality or appearance of the work. Most importantly, his estimates were accurate. Any extra work was always explained and approved by the customer in writing, before commencement.
None of this would mean a thing without the necessary skills to bring a project to fruition. Mr. Nicholson has an extensive background and is trained in all disciplines related to landscaping. He knows equipment, materials and the methodology to select what works. Very few of his competitors gave us any confidence in this regard, so it was a pleasure to relax and let him and his crew transform our property.
In the end, the finished project more than met our expectations. The budget was reasonably maintained, the level of workmanship consistently high, and the client / contractor relationship was always amiable. Highly and most enthusiastically recommended!

Mike and Lea Klein
This year we decided to renovate our back yard. Our old yard was ok, functional, we could have managed fine with it. We like the outdoors and wanted a yard that would be a great indoor outdoor space, a space we would gravitate to. We had a basic idea of what we wanted and a magazine picture of a dream back yard.

We had 4 different companies come over and give us a proposal . We chose Nicholson Landscaping because Ryan Nicholson offered suggestions to improve on our initial vision. We worked together to come up with a final plan that incorporated a great patio area, accessible flower planters and vegetable patch, and a stretch of green lawn the whole family can enjoy.

Ryan’s knowledge of water drainage, hardscapes, activity flow really shows through in our completed back yard. When we look back at the magazine photo, it is apparent we got so much more. We would recommend Nicholson Landscaping to anyone who wants professional results for their landscaping project.

Doug and Joan Zielke

“After consulting with several landscaping contractors, we were very fourtunate to have chosen Nicholson Landscaping.  Not only is Ryan Nicholson a certified landscaping professional, he acutally listens to his customers, providing friendly communication and support from start to finish.  Our extensive project had many technical issues that would have defeated lesser tradesmen.  Ryan and his team consistently proved they had the experience and ability to do the job regardless of difficulty.  The project was completed within our budget and time constraints.  The beautiful result was well beyond our expextations.  Nicholson Landscaping provides exceptional value and quality for the reasonable money charged, and we enthusiastically recommend them.”

Darrin Bull
“When our old retaining walls collapsed there were not many contractors willing to take on the challenge of repairing or replacing them. Ryan and his crew stepped up, and not only replaced the existing walls, but with some creative suggestions and a focus on details were able to completely transform our backyard. We now have a beautiful secluded retreat that generates lots of compliments from everyone that sees it. Ryan was a pleasure to deal with during the whole process. He spends a lot of time on site doing the work himself and provides good solutions for the inevitably little problems that arise in a large project. I am happy to recommend Ryan to anyone and he will be the first person I call for future landscaping projects.”

Gerhard and Regine Gries

“We selected Ryan for our project based on his training as a Journeyman  Landscape Professional in Germany.   He proved to be the perfect choice, highly skilled, experienced,  hard-working, reliable and polite. He loves to work with natural stone,  and it shows in his work. We are thrilled about his work and greatly  enjoy it. He has our highest possible recommendation”.

David & Bronwyn

We wanted to thank you for doing  excellent work on our front yard landscaping project. We are very  happy with the workmanship and final product. The curb appeal of our home has  been significantly improved. You were really professional to deal with and  kept on budget which was important for us. Thanks  again! We would be happy to provide a reference anytime if you need  one.

Cheers!

Elaine
“After  speaking to many different landscape groups we decided to go with  Nicholson Landscaping and we are very happy with the work that they  did.  Ryan and his crew worked hard for 2 and a half weeks transforming  our backyard from a shady little yard, dominated by a large cedar hedge,  to a bright garden with a beautiful paver stone patio.  We really  appreciated having the key manager/decision maker (Ryan) on site  completing the work himself.  It was easier to explain what we wanted  and make changes to the design easily.  Ryan took all of our changes in  stride and was a pleasure to work with.  If we require more landscape  work, we will definitely call on Ryan and Nicholson Landscaping.”