Tip of the… Stump?

Mother nature is awesome. We mean that literally– as landscapers, we make a lot of plans. However, as anyone working with earth and plants can tell you, sometimes your plans just don’t match reality.


Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.

— John C. Maxwell


We try to make reasonable recommendations so we can keep a little room in our plans for when a stump comes out of the ground weighing a few thousand pounds more than expected.

We try to give our irrigation clients a window of time  for their sprinkler repairs, because without our x-ray glasses, we don’t know exactly what we’re going to dig up.

Here in Vancouver, we get a lot of mild weather that’s perfect for landscaping construction. But sometimes we get a little rain. We try to be realistic about when we need to let it dry out a little, or when we can just set anchor and get to work.

Even the best plans can be challenged by nature, and what sets a professional landscaper apart from the rest is how those plans are handled when the going gets tough. A contractor should be making your vision a reality, and when you’ve invited us into your home, our plan and ultimate goal is to make you happy to be there.