Having moved to the Ladysmith area in the recent past it has been a challenge at times when we wanted to hire someone to perform tasks around our home. We have pretty well focused on using the Take 5 for sourcing local services and recently had the pleasure of hiring Island Garden Scapes. Kathleen has turned out to be a gem who takes pride in her work and is a perfectionist when it comes to pruning and weeding. We have more work to be done but we are so pleased with the results she has achieved the past 2 days, turning unruly gardens full of weeds and in dire need of sprucing and fertilizing into well tended and beautiful beds we are already enjoying. We look forward to her return next week for phase two of our project.
We have been clients of Kathleen’s for four years now and what a terrific experience this has been. With her extensive knowledge and expertise she has transformed our garden. She has done this by carefully accounting for what was there when she started and systematically maximizing the contribution of each and every existing plant, whether that be shrub, tree or flowering bush. We have had to spend little to no money on adding plants as she has this unique ability to bring back to life what was before perhaps a struggling or overgrown piece. She takes on the challenges of the four seasons so that our garden never looks dreary but rather seems to have colour no matter the time of year. Furthermore, she has a collaborative approach and works with us when she has a new idea to try. Whether that be moving piece, trimming or sculpting in some way or getting rid of an invasive species that is compromising the health of other plants. We would have no hesitation in recommending Kathleen of Island Garden Scapes as a conscientious and very hardworking person with a flair and a talent for making the most of your garden.
Janet and Darrel…Saltair BC
October 5, 2015 “What an awesome job Kathleen Rose .My garden looks so much better now?. She worked tirelessly until she felt it was done perfectly. Thank you and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a landscape gardener.” Mary Ann….Ladysmith BC
October 18, 2015 Kathleen Rose of “Island Garden Scapes” has proven to be a good find amongst gardeners and landscapers. Hard working and diligent she also has a good sense of garden layout and colours and is willing to take on almost any job. I have used her to design and work in a garden built from scratch around a new house and have been very pleased with the result. I recommend her. Frank…Ladysmith BC