Land Escapes Durham

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Paul in Ajax
Paul in Ajax
4 reviews Ajax, ON
10/10

Front of Home Transformation

After reading HomeStars reviews and working with another company to complete the design and obtain quotes, I signed on with Matt & Ryan in March 2021. The work was completed in late September. This was a few weeks later than originally planned but it was well worth the wait! Doing all the work themselves, in 2 weeks they transformed the front of our home.

Both Matt & Ryan did exceptional work, were pleasant and patient with my questions and requests. I am very detail oriented and therefore have high expectations and they delivered. In addition to high quality work, they cleaned up well every day and kept me informed if they were not able to come due to the weather. They also altered their scheduled work to finish the driveway borders before the other work when my paving contractor wanted to come on the Saturday a couple days before they were going to be finished.

I highly recommend Land Escapes Durham! Thanks Matt & Ryan!

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Thank you for the kind review Paul! Your project turned out great. All the best,
Matt Darling and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

The Thompsons in Kawartha Lakes
The Thompsons in Kawartha Lakes
2 reviews Bowmanville, ON
10/10

Completed project exceeded our expectations!

Cannot recommend Land Escapes Durham enough. We only had a general idea of what we wanted to complete our backyard transformation and what was designed and delivered was better than anything we could have imagined. The attention to detail from concept to completed design has resulted in a retaining wall and walkway that is not only functional but something that blends into and enhances our rural property. Our friends cannot believe the transformation. I am already thinking of a reason to get them back for another project. Thanks so much guys!

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Cindy and Mike,
Thanks so much for the kind words. You were easy to work for, quick with decisions and everything went smoothly, the way we like it. It would be our pleasure to come back for your next project!
Sincerely,
Matt Darling and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Private User
Private User
2 reviews Whitby, ON
10/10

Private Backyard Patio - AMAZING

I would highly recommend these guys and definitely will use them again if we decide to work on other areas! Right from the beginning we knew we were in good hands. They listen to our ideas, and offer sound advice. Everyone was done well: grading, privacy screen, patio stones, electrical for our hot tub, and the landscaping too! They were professional and worked hard while they were here. Ryan and Matt turned our sad, messy, dirty patch of a backyard into our little patio oasis!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

PhilS77
PhilS77
2 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Front steps with flower garden and rear patio

Very hard to express in words the complete satisfaction with working Ryan & Matt. Land Escapes Durham are a top notch company to have on any of your projects. We had two areas in the front and back of our house that needed a little work done and they knocked it out completely. From start to finish they were very easy to work with, explaining and answering any questions along the way. Without any hesitation we would choose Land Escapes Durham for any future projects. Well done!
Phil S from Oshawa.

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Thank you very much for the great review Phil.
We really enjoyed completing the transformation of your front and back yards. Everything compliments your home perfectly. We hope you enjoy your new outdoor space and we hope to work with you again in the future.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham.

stephbelen
stephbelen
4 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Amazing!!

We can't express how happy we are to have chosen Land Escapes Durham for our landscaping job! Ryan and his brother Matt were a perfect pair. Right from the beginning Ryan was attentive, professional, detailed, thorough and creative. He was able to work with us within our budget and made changes along the way without any issues. During our construction we noticed the smallest details in their work and love how they didn't cut any corners. It didn't feel like the job was rushed. We plan to use them again in future projects, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

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Stephanie and Andrew,
We really appreciate your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to transform your front yard. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Lynn
Lynn
2 reviews Whitby, ON
10/10

Backyard Deck railing upgrade and new Interlocking in front

Ryan and Matt upgraded our railings on our backyard deck, replaced the steps and changed our Interlocking in the front of our house.
They did an amazing job, we love it. Thank you Ryan and Matt.

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Lynn and Dave,
It was a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Enjoy your updated deck and new front entrance.
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Ashley - Oshawa
Ashley - Oshawa
4 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Outstanding backyard patio!

Ryan and Matt did an amazing job on my backyard patio!! We couldn’t be more pleased with the entire process and end result. Everything from the initial consultation, design and construction was extremely professional. Absolutely a pleasure to work with and we are already planning phase two and will definitely have Land Escapes Durham for the job!

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Thanks so much for the kind words Ashley. It was a pleasure working with you and we're looking forward to phase 2!
Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Dennis
Dennis
9 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Walkway, garden edging and landscaping

Ryan & Matt are just simply amazing to work with and I've never been more impressed by any other contractor. They are professional, open minded, hard working and dedicated to perfection. Ryan is super patient considering all the questions and concerns I pushed his way during the planning phase and he always had an answer to help the project come together. They took our home and gave it the wow factor. I'm waiting to finish some work around the porch but will post some pictures. I would recommend these gentleman to anybody! Exceptional team that will turn your dream project into reality and I'm looking to bring them back next spring for another job.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this great review.
We are thrilled with the outcome of your project and we appreciate you noticing the pride we take in our work.
Thank you for your input throughout the job.
We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Matt and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

Geoffrey and Susanne in Ajax
Geoffrey and Susanne in Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Backyard Patio and Retaining Wall

We used Land Escapes Durham for our Backyard Patio and Retaining Wall project, we couldn't have made a better decision. First we met with Chris who helped us design our new Patio, select the stone and presented us with three estimates. That's how we picked Ryan and Matt at Land Escapes Durham. Chris was in constant communication with us before, during and after the project completion. We could get in touch with Chris and Ryan at any time day or night and they would always answer our question right away. Ryan and Matt's attention to detail and the exceptional quality of workmanship was far more than we expected. Both take tremendous pride in their work and it shows throughout the project. Ryan and Matt worked 10 hour days and never did we see them take breaks. They were very respectful of our property and cleaned up the site at the end of each day. It was an absolute pleasure having Ryan and Matt work for us.
We used to look at our backyard and found excuses not to go out there but Ryan and Matt transformed our backyard into a new living space. Now we use it every time we get a chance and we added to the resale value of our house. We highly recommend Land Escapes Durham and we will be using them for any work we need done in the future.
Thank you Chris, Ryan and Matt

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Geoff and Susanne,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
We take pride in our craftsmanship, attention to detail and cleanliness on every job and it is really nice when we get feedback like this. We treat your home as if it were our own.
Your patio and wall look fantastic and we look forward to completing your front yard at a later date.
Thank you very much for your hospitality and the gifts at the end of the job. Much appreciated!
Ryan and Matt Darling
Land Escapes Durham

trafficmancanada
trafficmancanada
6 reviews Bowmanville, ON
10/10

Front steps, path, driveway interlock, and sod

Ryan and Matt showed great care and attention to detail from beginning to end. Ryan did a great design (drawing first, so we could see what things would look like), helped us pick the steps and stones best suited for what we wanted, and did a great job excavating, leveling, and laying the stonework, steps, and sod with minimal waste. They cleaned up thoroughly at the end of each day, and we are thrilled with the final result. Highly recommend!

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We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are very happy with the transformation of your front yard. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
Matt and Ryan Darling
Land Escapes Durham

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More about Land Escapes Durham

At Land Escapes Durham, creativity, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction are the tenets of our business. We strive to set ourselves apart by creating beautiful outdoor living spaces that are built better, and last longer. When you choose Land Escapes Durham, your project will be completed start to finish by landscape professionals with over 30 years experience in the Durham Region, not summer students or hired help. Whether you need to spruce up the front yard for added curb appeal, or to create a backyard escape for entertaining or relaxing, we would love to work with you on any of the following projects :

Interlocking walkways, driveways, patios
Retaining walls, armour stone walls
Natural stone/flagstone
Gardens/planting
Grading/sodding/drainage
Waterfalls/water features
Indoor and outdoor stone masonry
Decks
Outdoor living features (kitchens, fireplaces etc..)

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers
SERVICES
Build Custom Arbor, Pergola, or Trellis Landscape Architect Brick and Stone Flatwork Repair Brick and Stone Stairs, Walks and Patios Landscape Designs Major Grading Excavation Landscaping for Yard or Garden Install Synthetic Grass for Putting Greens, Play Areas, etc. Minor Grading or Resloping Install Landscape Curbing Install Lawn Sprinkler System Repair Lawn Sprinkler System Build Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor Lighting Install Outdoor Lighting Repair Playground Equipment Install Sod Build Concrete Swimming Pool Install Vinyl or PVC Fence Install Fountian or Waterfall Install Pond or Water Feature Install Wood Fence Install Wrought Iron Fence
WEBSITE
http://www.facebook.com/LED.LandEscapesDurham/
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Cash and e-transfer
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Humber College Horticultural Technicians
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years on Workmanship
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