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We are first time homeowners and a little inexperienced in landscaping and contracting work in general. Our Heights bungalow had a huge overhang that extended off of the garage and covered up the entire backyard, which effectively hindered us from using what little backyard space we had. We wanted to have someone that was able to remove the overhang and create a patio area that we could use to entertain and relax. We explained to Kevin that we wanted to maximize our limited space while keeping costs in check.
The design put together by the landscape architect and Kevin maximized the space, and Kevin came up with a plan that included keeping or reusing the existing materials and provided us an outdoor space that would become an extension of our house. Throughout the process Kevin was very detailed, communicated any changes in plans or costs in a timely manner, and moved quickly to complete the project.
The project turned out beautiful. All of the work was done in a timely manner and very professionally. Kevin and his team were a one-stop-shop for everything (project included landscaping, demolition, construction and electrical work). Natures Realm created a lush area to enjoy for many years to come. Kevin took time to coach us through the care of the plants and explain everything he had included. We couldn’t be happier with the final product!
We have moved several times and have used many landscape designers/companies. I have never encountered anyone as thorough as Kevin at Nature's Realm. He takes everything into consideration when coming up with the design - from sun exposure, size/style of the house, maintenance to camouflaging less than desireable utilities. He educated us on and included us in the plant selection. The actual job was completed in a timely manner. Kevin even stopped over with some freeze cloth so we wouldn't lose our plants with the frigid weather! The front yard is complete - we are exicted to work with Kevin again this spring on our pool/backyard landscaping needs.
Extremely happy with experience and the outcome. Kevin was great at helping us through the whole process. We took some time to get everything correct, but it was our request and Kevin was more than helpful. He took into account what we needed as far as plants and our non-green thumbs. Very knowledgeable about plants for various climate zones, sun and shade, ground type and soil... very knowledgeable. He has also been helpful afterwards as we were working on watering and making sure the plants took to the ground well, especially as the planting was done in June among the Houston heat! Again, very helpful and would highly recommend. To copy the note of another review, you definitely get your money's worth.
After several disappointing visits from other landscapers we called Kevin based on his excellent reviews on Citysearch.
We immediately liked how Kevin took the time to sit down with us and discuss the issues we had with our dismal backyard and pool area. He gave us very honest feedback (which we truly appreciated) as to why it looked that way and came up with some very interesting and creative solutions.
After providing us with an amazing design, Kevin again came over several times to discuss planning and budget details to make sure we were comfortable with everything prior to starting.
The end result exceeded all our expectations. The ugly brick look surrounding our yard has been transformed by pergolas, fencing to hide ugly pool equipment and a/c units and a gorgeous assortment of plants and trees. We now have a very inviting, lush, green area to enjoy.
Kevin's approach was meticulous and very creative. His creation included a very appealing choice of plant grouping, terracing, raised beds and flowering plants in an array of colors that you won't find in your average backyard! Think passionflower, dragon fruit, olive trees, succulents etc. He was also very generous in sharing his in-depth knowledge of plants and gave us great tips and advice.
Finally, I have to praise his invaluable assistant Cesar. He did some amazing carpentry, cleaned up our pool and hosed down our deck area every day after spending many hours in the brutal sun.
The whole process was such an enjoyable experience
and we highly recommend Nature's Realm.
We hired Kevin of Natures Realm to design our backyard after much Internet research. . As it turned out, he was also responsible for the massive landscaping of a house that I had often admired, just one block away.
We live in the Heights and as is typical in this area, our backyard is small. We wanted a small pool though, aka "spool" or "cocktail pool" .
Kevin and his,partner Dwight transformed a boring square backyard into an inviting, lush and tropical space. Included in this design was not only the pool, but a pergola, a large espaliered tree, decorative wood boxes to house patio citrus trees, painted fences, mirrors and lighting. This is not a run of the mill backyard. This is a backyard with INTEREST.
Kevin took me on a field trip to the nursery and we spent over two hours....him showing me options of what would work in different spaces and also as an opportunity for him to get a feel for what type of plants I gravitated toward. This would later prove to be invaluable as we got closer to the actual selection of planting materials.
Kevin has a keen eye for design, color and balance. He is passionate about his work and strives for perfection.
Our backyard is beyond what I ever envisioned. And I know Kevin is just a phone call away if I have questions or concerns about my plants in the future.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to take a dip in my pool. ;)
Frustrated by another landscaping company (that shall remain nameless) not doing the job right the first time, I turned to citysearch to try and find someone who had a reputation of good work and fair pricing. Kevin and his crew were exactly that. He was able to fix the shoddy irrigation work that the previous crew had done and turned our backyard, which had began to look like a construction site, to the nicest part of our home. I couldn't be happier with how helpful and patient Kevin was during the process and he never made me feel like my abundance of questions (I was very hesitant from previous bad experiences) were of any bother. I hadn't budgeted to do everything I wanted, because as I mentioned I unfortunately went in with low expectations, but seeing what he was able to do with what I had, I can't wait to get them back out here the first chance I get to make our outdoor living area as functional and to look as good as our yards!
Not knowing where to look for landscape design I took to the internet and came across Natures' Realm and while I am careful trusting general reviews, given the feedback I had seen I decided to give Kevin a call. To start with I appreciated his approach to the project. Took many pictures, listened to our needs and then started working on a plan. While these projects can get out of hand from a budget perspective, he stayed within budget the entire project without sacrificing the final product. We are very pleased with the results and we just finished in November. Can't wait until spring and everything starts blooming. If looking for a landscape architect/designer he is definitely worth talking to. I would highly recommend him.
I looked at many reviews and had several landscapers over to my house before I stumbled upon Kevin with Nature's Realm. Most other landscapers were not able to envision anything other than the typical suburb model home look. I wanted something truly unique. Kevin gave me straight answers and realistic options from our first meeting. He and his wonderful mentor Dwight transformed my barren brick wall surrounded courtyard and pool area into a wonderful cottage-garden oasis. He put in just the right accents and pulled every thing together with beautifully unusual mosaic plant choices. Highlights include the pergola covered dining area, the wrought iron arches that frame the back flower beds and the beautiful vine covered walls. I really could not have imagined that this transformation could be possible. While Kevin's demeanor may be a little brusk, nearly every time he disagreed with me he turned out to be right. My back yard is now a piece of art. All who have visited our house have marveled in its beauty. I am sad as the weather gets colder that I will not be able to spend as much time out there. I recommend Nature's Realm wholeheartedly and the end product was worth every penny. I cannot wait until he comes back to do the front yard!
We weren't sure what exactly we wanted, but we wanted our yard to look nicer and an added area in the back to protect us from the sun during these hot summers. We didn't know of any places in our area firsthand (sugar land) so we just went with the place online that had the best feedback. We were worried that what we were after may not fit into what Kevin and his crew does, or that they'd all too busy to sit down with us and go over each option we had. Kevin did just that and what he was able to do surpassed our expectations for sure. He also had knowledge from plants and planting to all types of construction throughout all phases of project. And on top of being incredibly happy with the finished product, Kevin followed up after completion to make sure we were happy with our new backyard.
We bought a house in Richmond with a great pool but need for more privacy from neighbors. Kevin came out so quickly and suggested a plan which exceeded all of our expectations. The Cedar Trellis he had contructed for us is the shining star of the landscaping. Well Done!! Highly recommend.
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