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We wanted a good place to share great projects and some of our expertise with our clients and the world at large, so when we put this new site together, it was important to us to include an awesome blog.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of our posts. We can always be reached through the contact info at the bottom of the page, feel free to give us a call with any questions.

Working with what you have


We created this sitting area by incorporating the space around it into our plan. This could have been installed this way, and if you didn’t know what it looked like beforehand, it would be impossible to notice.

The challenges here are in making sense of the space, and incorporating the elements that were already present to present a finished product that still looks cohesive.


Comparing the before and after shots makes the project look simple, but this is an aspect of our work that we’re always looking to share. We brought in flagstone that included some more of the same colors and even left two of the pillars from the water feature we removed to serve as outdoor seating. Now this is a much more accessible space, and it’s exactly what our client was looking to see.

We do a lot of exciting construction projects involving either completely tearing out existing landscaping or working on fresh dirt. Not every project starts like that, though– and we can get great results working with what’s already there.

Do you have an area of your yard that you love, but you wish you could see all around your property? Do you wish that patio feature, walkway, or garden area was just a little different? Give us a call, and one of our consultants can work with you to make it happen.

Why are we Custom Landscaping?

Other landscaping companies in Vancouver may have access to some of these same materials, but a custom landscape installation from J’s leaves you with the something unique and beautiful.

The blend of colors, textures and patterns you see below doesn’t tell the whole story– J’s Custom created this space in a heavily sloped backyard.

In this photo, you just see the finished project. You don’t see that it took 50 yards of fill that had to be brought in by wheelbarrow, or the multiple retaining walls, or the three weeks of backbreaking work to turn this dream into a reality.

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From L-R: “Blood Good” Japanese Maple, Weeping Alaskan Cedar, Coral Bark Japanese Maple, Compact Hinoki Cypress

Any space can become a canvas for your lifestyle.  Do you want a serene outpost to convene with these beautiful NW surroundings, or the perfect spot for a barbecue with your friends and family?

We build it, you decide.

Low maintenance landscaping doesn’t have to be boring

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This was once a heavily sloped yard with a patchy lawn. We transformed it into a simple looking landscape that’s both attractive and low-maintenance.

We did a fair bit of grading work and introduced appealing mix of design elements to this yard. Bark dust is frequently key to building a low-maintenance area without grass, but the charming rock work and pathway add depth and contrast. This is a popular recipe for a yard a homeowner can be proud of without the need to own a lawnmower.