So Green Canada (Landscape Design / Build)

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Rev1 in Toronto
Rev1 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Landscape design

Removal of old patio stones -replacement with new stones and anew design- levelling and grading as well as removal of tree stumps- designed new pattern of large and smaller stones

Approximate cost of services:
$12,000.00
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Hi Peter
Many thanks for taking the time for writing s review
Have a great year
Gus

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard landscaping

Professional, reliable, great design, beautiful visuals from every sight line. He maximized the function, the space, and the aesthetic. We can recommend Gus and his team without any hesitation . His designs are inventive, creative, and outstanding.

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Hi Michel , Jian

Many thanks for taking the time to write this great review ,The years do pass by fast it feels like yesterday. I remember our initial meeting when we all started putting this project together , gathering the information from you in regards to your wish list, needs , privacy , featured required , Material selection ,as well to having your house and back yard facing a beautiful conservation area and not blocking this natural view and beauty . It was a very challenging job and I keep telling my new prospective customer that a good design and great project comes to reality
*( Alive) only if the customer helps and work closely with his/her designer during all phases of the project from design , execution , planting , material selection , outdoor furniture....etc. And you and Jian were those customers . It was a pleasure working with you on all phases of this amazing project.
I do recall one small part of this project when we tried out sourcing the bamboo and we couldn't find any supplier close by and one day during the project you and jain found a supplier somewhere in Cambridge , Burlington ...!, and you came to me saying hey gus we found a supplier however , we will need a long van or vehicle to get them to site. And I recall you wanted to hand select them one by one and not have the supplier deliver them randomly. So we decided to empty the tools out one of our van and have you both drive out west to get those Bamboo. That day made me realize that being a good landscape design/build is important , but what makes the project even better is having a meticulous customer that cares about the slightest details , colors and all elements of the project to blend together well..... and that's all because of you ... thank you .
Best wishes in 2018, cheers

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Landscaping lighting etc

It is a excellent job , and it is the third time I am using this company

Approximate cost of services:
$69,000.00
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Hi Cynthia

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review
Hope you enjoy your front yard in Richmond hill for years to come .
It was a great pleasure to work with you on the water fall project years ago in Keswick, and complete project front and back yard in new market .
I hope you enjoy them for years to come
Gus

A customer
A customer
2 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Front and backyard redone

By and large the work was excellent in redoing our yards. Materials used were of much higher quality than what other landscapers proposed using for roughly the same quote. The ultimate design suited us well. A few small elements were able to be refined with some responsive back and forth over email. A little more care with impact of work on neighbours' property and parking is something to look out for in the future. Some minor details needed addressing after the work was finished, and we had some shifting with the gate coming out of alignment, but this was readily fixed under warranty a year and a half later.

Approximate cost of services:
$40,000.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Hi Maria , jack

Thanks for taking the time in writing a review , it's very highly appreciated, and thank you as well for pointing out on the things that we should watch out in the future jobs . especially in tight areas and small backyards and houses that are very close to each other's and the laneway is shared by all the neighbours around .
We at so green stand behind our warrantee and we always come back and try to correct if needed correction , within the timeline of the set warranty as per our contract and estimate ,and this is what differentiate us from our competitors
Hope this spring you and Jack will have a great time to enjoy and finish planting whatever you missed from last year! I'm sure it's gonna look beautiful when the back yard is in full bloom. please invite me when it's in full-bloom this summer so i can take few pictures to add them in our gallery , and portfolio . It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you in the future .

Best regards
Gus

M. a.
M. a.
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Landscape Design, Build.

Gus and his team designed a beautiful plan for our backyard. The project took 2 months and all went very well.
We had a deck, stone patio and wall with gas fireplace, waterfall and plants and shrubs put in.
We also had the sides and front of the house touched up.
Also, lighting was put in place in the front and back.
We were very pleased with the outcome and friends and neighbours were in awe when they first saw the finished product.
We were entered into Landscape Ontario's Gala Awards in 2014 and Gus won in the category that he entered our property in.
We would highly recommend him to anyone.

Approximate cost of services:
$90,000.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Hi Michel Jian

Thank you for the great review did you have posted on HomeStars ,I really do appreciate it very much , knowing that this job has been finished almost around five or six years ago if I recall .
We both work hard on the design and we were very careful with all the elements involved (the water feature, fireplace , the niche and the deck ) taking privacy as one of the essential issues .

I'm glad that you and your friends and your neighbours are enjoying your landscaping project especially the backyard , I'm sure you're eager and waiting for the spring to come to hopefully start enjoying it again . if I ever been in the neighbourhood I will drop by and say hello ,wish you the best of the spring and the summer I look forward talking to you soon.
Best regards
Gus

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
3/10

Sodding Grass

These guys were friendly, prompt, cleaned up after themselves, and I generally liked them.

That said - I'd wanted my lawn re-sodded to level it and help with the weed battle that I've had since moving in. They didn't dig out enough of the soil, put down compost and/or pre-sodding fertilizer, nor did they make my lawn lumpy-free.

They gave no post-sod care instructions - which isn't the end of the world, but would have been nice.

Last, but not least, I've asked a few times and they've failed to deliver a receipt to me, which I can only assume is because they don't want people posting negative reviews via HomeStars given they verify.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,200.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Hi there !
We've done several sodding jobs this year the only way to rectify the above mentioned issues , is we need to know who are you first so that we can send you an invoice !!!. Which we usually send prior to getting paid . But I am happy to send one if we didn't - sorry .
And in regards to grass maintenance instructions we always tell our customer all required prior to first cut . The sods that we bring in has all the nutrient needed and fertilizer to get them started in there new home !
Thanks in advance , and hope to hear from you soon .
Management

CW from Toronto
CW from Toronto
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard landscaping - lockbrick and trees

Gus and his crew were completely professional. They showed up on time and did all the contracted work to the highest standards. Gus has excellent knowledge of everything to do with landscaping - his advice was very valuable. He communicates clearly so there are no misunderstandings.
His crew did great work and did an amazing cleanup every night. When the job was finished (exactly on time) Gus and his crew were all there to make sure everything was completely to our satisfaction.
I give Gus and So-Green our highest possible rating and we would be happy to use them again.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,500.00
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Hi cam ,
It was a pleasure working with you on your back yard patio project. I am glad that the layout , Colors of material chosen and design turn out very nice .
I am glad that you are 100% satisfies with the result and that the project came out as you and Claire wanted .
Many thanks for your time to write this great review , I wish you will have ample time you and your family to enjoy it the remaining of this summer .
Have a great summer ,
Gus AMRO

Vivian in Toronto
Vivian in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Loved working with Gus, our Backyard Looks Great!

Gus and his team was a pleasure to work with. Finding a landscaper to work on a small space in downtown Toronto is nearly impossible. Gus was familiar with my neighborhood and provided me with a quote instantly and the entire project was completed 2 weeks later right before the summer season. I love my new cedars. Thanks!

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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Hi Vivian
It was s pleasure working with you and Hugh
I am glad that the project went smooth due to the limited access to your back yard
The back yard now looks great
Hope you have a great summer and you enjoy it for years to come , best -Gus

kristynannis in T
kristynannis in T
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Tough job done with 150% effort!

Gus and his team did an amazing job in my back yard, which was a smaller space. The patio and garden wall that he built are so sturdy that I'm sure they'll be for 100 years. Gus even came back and changed something that didn't turn out as expected at no extra cost. Gus and his team were on time, respectful and dealt with a fussy neighbour extremely well. I would recommend Gus to anyone.

Happy in Little India

Approximate cost of services:
$13,000.00
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Hi kristyn
I would like to thank you for taking the time after almost 2 or so years of finishing this job .

I know that you have renovated all of your house from inside and you have dealt with many contractor of different type . This process is challenging process for Yonge customer like yourself and I give you so much credit for what you have done. As landscape designers / contractors we always comes at the end and that's worry me after customers have gone thru hirring so many other contractors and this puts us under a bigger spot light . I am glad that the landscaping work turned out the way we both invisioned and design . The selection of the material was perfect as well as colour and space
Send us pictures in the summer when it's all furnished and bloomed
Have a great warm winter and hope you enjoy it for years to come . Cheers

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More about So Green Canada (Landscape Design / Build)

Located in the heart of the city of toronto , So Green is creating one of a kind residential gardens with passion . So Green offers a complete residential landscape design + Build services in toronto and the GTA area.

With over 17+ years of landscape experience and a portfolio of award winning gardens , and a degree in horticulture and agriculture engineering we are dedicated and passionate about creating the elite garden for our clients.

PRODUCTS : Natural stone work ( Retaining walls , flagstone all types -dry and wet(mortar) laid ), planting , Sodding , custom wood work , Night lighting , walkways , driveway , steps , living green walls , green roofs , rainwater harvesting systems

OUR SERVICES : Landscape Design + Build

COMPANIES & BRANDS: Techo-Bloc , Unilock , permacon , Hanson ,oaks , Allan Block , Stone link , and all Natural stone products

SPECIALIZING : Water features ( spill system, water fall, streams , urban style water features) , front yard parking pads , walkway , steps , patio`s using man made stones or natural stones, Living Walls and Green roofs

CATEGORIES
Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors & Designers, Landscape Lighting, and Sprinkler Systems
PRODUCTS
natural and man made stone , plants , lighting , water features , pools ,
SERVICES
design service ,driveway , walkway , retaining walls , water feature all types , ponds , water falls , pools , planting , sodding , night lighting , armor rock retaining walls and accent walls .
STYLES
All landscape designing style , from country style to urban design . contemperary , or muskoka , we do it all
SPECIALITIES
Designing , natural stone retaining walls , patio's ,walkways , porch . Water feature , custom wood work & night lighting , porch and steps facing, planting , grading , selecting and matching right Colours texture of all landscaping elements from hardscape ( stone material - natural and /or man made ) , to the softscape (plant material) . Pools and pool design .
WEBSITE
http://www.sogreen-canada.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2001
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Checks , Cash , Visa , MC & pay pal
MEMBERSHIPS
Landscape ontario 2003 , canadian nursery association 2003 , ICPI 2002 , Green roof for healthy city
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
B.sc In agriculture engineering 1992 -American university
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years on hardscape elements , and 1 year on plants ( check web site for more details & breack down
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