Stewart Robertson
May 2019

Ryan and his crew did a major backyard renovation for us after doing a great job on a previous front yard project. The backyard incorporated many elements which the workers completed meticulously & beautifully. Ryan and Cam are fantastic to communicate with, keeping us informed throughout the entire project, the crew members are friendly and hard working a pleasure to deal with. We have had several guests since the completion of the backyard, all have been wowed by the workmanship, with one comment being that it is like a mini resort. I highly recommend Ryan and his people at Nicholson Landscaping and will contract them again for any future work we decide to have done.

May 2019

Great ongoing communication with Ryan and his team, and we're delighted at the final result. Even when there was a hiccup in the process, the Nicholson team was committed to ensuring the project was completed within the quoted timeframe, which still ended up being ahead of original schedule.

Building a driveway

They had to do extensive leveling of the area because I live on a slope. Very happy with the job they did. And they did it ahead of schedual which was awesome, as I needed space for my boat and trailer. Great guys to deal with and Ryan is very knowledgeable.

Tim H.
Landscaping of yard

Nicholson Landscaping provided Installation of a Retaining wall, topsoil, turf, planting of shrubs, installation bark mulch and garden beds. The original quote was provided with separate estimates for each job, this allowed us prioritize and pick and choose what work we wanted to keep us in budget. Most companies provide a lump some cost estimate that does not allow that kind of flexibility, that ultimately got them the project because they were transparent. They were upfront on when the work could be completed and how long it would take. Clean up was fast, staff were very professional and pleasant to have around our home. No surprise extras. Will definitely use this firm again.

Debbie in Maple Ridge
Whole yard landscaping

Ryan was the third landscaper I contacted. He was the only one that knew how to accomplish my vision. The work was done quickly and professionally. The men were pleasant and punctual. I love my new yard and my driveway and retaining walls. I have received lots of compliments. Thank you Ryan and crew.


Removed old landscape ties in front of house and replaced with concrete blocks. Replaced old landscape ties at side of house and replaced with new ties. Very pleased with the work. The crew where highly professional, hard-working and aimed to please. They were on-time each and every day and cleaned-up after their shift. Would not hesitate to use the company in the future and would highly recommend them for someone looking for a very reliable contractor. It was truly a pleasure having the crew perform the contracted work.

R Rivera
May 2018

Very professional and provided high quality of work. They worked on the project every day until it was done and completed on time. Also gave us great suggestions for our backyard, very knowledgeable and will consider them again on our next project.


We commissioned Nicholson Landscaping Ltd to re-build a sixty year old messy front and back yard. Since the property is in a steep incline, considerable work needed to be done. It involved stone retainers, steps, drainage, shaping the yard and planting trees. All in all, they have done a fantastic job. Completed on schedule, and at a good price. All debris was removed and the yard left behind was all cleaned up. Mostly, I must say, the crew of five men were fantastic. Professional, engaging and friendly willing to explain the progress of the work.

Shari Workman
February 2018

This is the second time I have hired Nicholson Landscaping to do a job for me. The first job was to create a flagstone path and sitting area in my back yard in May/June 2016. We were incredibly pleased with the customer service and work that was done in the backyard so hired them again in early 2018 to redo our front yard, which had been torn up by the chafer beetles. Again, extremely pleased with the results. Both jobs came in as quoted. Ryan Nicholson suggested ideas for the front yard that I had not considered and he was very open to my ideas and suggestions. He and his team are very knowledgeable and friendly and professional when on site. I would not hesitate to hire them again and would highly recommend them for any landscaping job you may have.


retaining walls/stair cases/patio/two shed pads and fencing install
They completely remodelled and landscaped my backyard which is very sloped. The old retaining walls were rail way ties that had rotted away and the backyard was a dangerous unattractive mess. I have had many compliments about my backyard since. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.

Hazel Sutherland from Coquitlam
New retaining wall

I can only describe my experience with Nicholson Landscape as “superior”. Our job was small (a retaining wall along 15 feet of our sidewalk was collapsing) but complicated. I contacted a couple of landscaping companies but Nicholson was the only one that responded. Ryan came to our place the next day to give me a quote. It was a day and a half job requiring two workers and lots of equipment. They were able to start the work the following Saturday. Their staff worked hard, were pleasant and knowledgeable. Ryan came by once to ensure that the work was progressing as it should. I thought the quoted price was fair. The final results were excellent and exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend this company.

Project Date: June 2017

We were looking for a contractor that could replace retaining walls, lay patio bricking, landscaping as well as replace fencing. Nicholson Landscaping is one of the few contractors that does it all....the right way! Ryan and his crew were great to deal with and very accommodating in our needs and time schedule. Their workmanship is excellent making the finished project a pleasure to behold, as well as use. Ryan’s knowledge and experience will help you make the right choices that will work in your situation. We would highly recommend Nicholson Landscaping for any project you have in mind and we would not hesitate in hiring Ryan for any future projects.

Wes DePourcq
July 2017

Ryan is a Professional. We cold called his Company for help in a xeriscape that we wanted to have done to replace our nasty looking crow damaged lawn. We also wanted our driveway widened and a gravel pad put in our back yard for my camper to sit on. Ryan came out right away and provided his expertise on what he could offer. He provided a quote and drawing of what he proposed. We paid him half down to proceed and the remainder once completed. Although it took some time to have the work start due to his many projects on the go once it did is was done quickly and efficiently by a large team and when they were done no trace remained of them except for the finished project which we are very happy with.

Mario Volpe
Full Backyard

We hired Ryan and Nicholson Landscaping after meeting with 2-3 other companies. Ryan immediately came across as the most knowledgeable, friendly and detailed of all the ones we met so it was obvious to go with him.

They did a major project on our Poco backyard that included a retaining wall, fencing, paving stone deck and walkways plus some overall landscaping. We found his crew, in particular his foreman Jordan and Tim, to be outstanding. Several other crew were also on site and were also great to have around. They were professional, worked quickly, super friendly and polite, communicated very well and were generally enjoyable to have around our house for over a month.

Ryan visited our site often and always responded quickly on the same day to our questions and changes we wanted. The project was completed exactly as budgeted and with the exception of fall weather delays, was on time as well.

We would not hesitate to use Ryan and his company again for future projects and would recommend them to anyone considering a major landscaping project. They exceeded our expectations in many areas.

Kimberly Siller
March 2017

Ryan and his team were professional and friendly throughout the process, from quote, through implementation to completion. Ryan arrived on schedule for every meeting, the team was on time and worked full days. He set realistic expectations for me then delivered exactly on time and on budget. They went above and beyond to identify drainage problems and solve them for me. The work is beautiful! I needed a retaining wall and Ryan brought solid design ideas to make my backyard an outdoor living space that my family really enjoys. I wanted local, reliable talent and Ryan has built a great team you can depend on.

Shari Workman
Have used Nicholson Landscaping twice - to do a flagstone path and sitting area in my backyard, May/June 2016 and to completely redo my front yard, February 2018. Excellent customer service on both projects. Both projects were completed in a timely manner and on budget. Ryan Nicholson and crew are extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would not hesitate to use them again and would highly recommend them to others.

We contracted Nicholson Landscaping to redo the front yard landscaping with a patio stone walk and build a new fence in the backyard in the early spring. Ryan was great at going through all the options and offering recommendations. We were very satisfied with the process and the results. Actual cost were in line with the quote we received. We would recommend their services and use them again....

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 actually 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.


“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.”