Projects

Gardens Shaping Up Tweets!

Getting the gardens in shape for Susan @YourLocalArt Halfway thru first #garden patch with #EdibleLandOtt. Taking before pix of rest of garden. pic.twitter.com/p20aMjPRIu — S Fisher (@YourLocalArt) June 5, 2014

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“Reuse” is the name of the game in Brockville

This client has a beautiful spot on the St. Lawrence near Brockville. He wanted to grow some tomatoes and peppers by the water. Over the course of the previous year, he had composted large piles of seaweed that had washed up on the shore. This nutrient rich soil was going to be the base of(…)

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A Cover Up Story

This client had a problem. They were forced to take down a tree in their backyard but the stump couldn’t be taken out. It was too big to hack out and the walkway was too small to bring in a stump grinder. The client loved to garden and already possessed a beautifully manicured space so(…)

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A new facelift for a beautiful property in South Keys

This client had just purchased a beautiful property in the South Keys area of Ottawa. The previous owner had become unable to take care of the outdoor space so it required a landscaping facelift. During the consult, we talked about merging a couple of the front garden beds and bringing in straighter lines as this(…)

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A brand new backyard for a Vanier family

A Client Referral ♥ This unique job in Vanier was a word of mouth referral from the Parkdale job. This is my favourite type of job as I am so pleased that our happy customers are telling others about the business and the work we do. The client had just bought this home and it(…)

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Out with the driveway, In with a new sod playground

Westboro Playground Our clients in Westboro had a beautiful house with a huge driveway but no car. They were sacrificing backyard space for a driveway that they had no use for — so we decided to reduce the size of the driveway and add additional backyard space so their son had more room to play(…)

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A complete backyard makeover on Parkdale

Parkdale Makeover This has been my most challenging and exciting job to date. I was given a blank slate to work with in this backyard. It was a complete removal and redo which was both exciting and scary as it was completely my design. The client wanted a space for eating, a space for the(…)

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Bringing a beautiful garden back to life in Bells Corners

Restoration and Edible Infusion!I was asked to come for a consult in the Bells Corners area of Ottawa in late May. This client purchased a home that had a beautifully landscaped garden section of the backyard but life got in the way over in the years that followed the purchase and the garden became overgrown.During(…)

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A New Deck in Vanier

Small Space, Big Plans‘Come over for a beer’ he says. Well one beer turned into a three hour consult about my friend’s little space and his big plans. Oh —and not to mention the tight timelines.No pressure! Right there I learned lesson number two:Never go anywhere without a tape measure, note pad and pencil.This project(…)

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My First Raised Garden Bed

In May of 2013, I decided to built my first fancy raised garden. Our daughter had been born the previous year and she was just starting to eat solid foods. We needed to find a way to provide her with the healthy organic foods that she needed while not breaking the bank.So I started the(…)

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