Garden Spirit Landscape
Hired 4 times
25 years in business
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Vinyl or linoleum,
Outdoor Landscaping and Design
I hired Brian to landscape both the front and back yard. He did a beautiful job with both the design and following through with the completion of the project in a very timely fashion. I couldn't be happier with the end result. Brian was a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable about plants and design. He is a true artist! His workers were also a pleasure to work with. They cleaned up everything every night which was really nice as well. And last but definitely not least, Brian's work is completely organic which was a BIG plus for me. I would highly recommend his work to anyone!Dec 1, 2016Verified
Brian presented well to me but has not honored his signed contract. He tends to say one thing and do the other to his like.Apr 28, 2016Garden Spirit Landscape's reply
I think you have the wrong person. I would not and did not sign a contract that I would not honor. Who are you? Brian
Brain is the expert's expert! He is knowledgeable in every aspect of landscaping from installation to maintenance. When he speaks about the plants he talks as if they were his children. My wife and I deliver our highest compliment to Brian and his team...we allowed them to use our backyard as a canvas letting them create whatever they thought best. The compliments keep coming. We owe it all to Brian and his crew. Also, ask him about his Lama and Mushroom Compost Poop! Our plants have doubled in size in less than a year. Our garden veggies are elephant size.May 31, 2015
I met Brian 2+ years ago at the SD Home Garden Show. Out of all the vendors I talked with, he stood out. He was easy to talk with...down to earth, sincere, and friendly, not at all like the others who were high pressure and quite expensive. I was an inexperienced gardener when I met Brian. I told him I wanted to be able to sit by my window and look out at a beautiful garden filled with birds and butterflies. Also, I did NOT want a lot of yard work to do! He accomplished that job magnificently and throughout the past two years I have called him back to work on other projects in my yard. For example, I have a very steep hill behind my house in University City. Brian suggested a "goat trail" on the steep hill so I would have easy access to the plants. Now I can easily walk the path and enjoy the shrubs and trees planted on the hill. My favorite project that Brian designed and created was the conversion of an in-ground spa to a tranquil quiet meditation space. When he finished the demolition of the spa Brian added a Buddha statue and soft down facing lighting to enhance the area. At night I can view the space from my bedroom. It is very comforting and relaxing before falling asleep. I wake up to birds singing every day. All the plants in my yard are drought tolerant, lush, and green and I water a maximum of 9 minutes total per week. I am so grateful that Brian had the foresight to think about the water issue when he planned my garden in 2013. His work crew is small but very hard working. They are friendly and polite. I got to know them very well when they worked at my house. The entire team is very knowledgeable about drought tolerant plants, irrigation systems, soil, lighting, etc. At the time they were working for me, they only worked at one address at a time so my projects were completed in a reasonable amount of time. At the end of each job, Brian spent time to help me to understand the particular details of each project. This has helped me a great deal now that I am actively caring for the entire area. Brian has an artistic sense that I find lacking in most landscapers. This creative talent makes his garden designs quite special. He has a way of blending a variety of sizes and species of plants and boulders, on undulating patches of soil, to create a beautiful pleasing environment. I am extremely pleased that I chose Garden Spirit to transform my backyard into a desirable happy place.Jun 3, 2015
It's been almost a year since Brian transformed our front and back yards and we still get compliments all the time. After an extensive remodel of our home our front yard was trashed and after years of struggling with trying to keep it green, we decided to call Brian. We had ideas of what we wanted but we just let him submit a proposal without telling him and it was as if he read our minds. His crew works swiftly and they always left things neat and clean. Brian uses organic soil amendments that really makes things grow well. The entire yard is like a self sustaining ecosystem. The landscape lighting is cool looking too. Some people have stopped to take pictures and I even found a lady stepping on my grass to see if it was real! We couldn't be happier with Brian and he KNOWS his plants. We highly recommend Brian and Garden Spirit.Jun 2, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$350 for conceptual plans. (I draw pretty good) If we need an architect to get involved that usually runs from $900.- 3,500 depending on size
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I meet the client. I draw up some conceptual designs, go over plants and building materials with the client. Provide a bid to accomplish the work. Then get to work!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My background is art. I studied ceramic art in a number of local colleges and was in several national shows. Right now I use landscaping as an artistic outlet.