Design & Construction

Transforming your front yard or backyard landscape dream into reality is accomplished through our many years of horticultural training, knowledge, and experience. Our landscape design and construction services cover all phases of the job. The majority of our business is design-build. We sit down with each client to go over the wishlist, requirements, constraints and challenges in their project. With the customer's ideas, we formulate a concept, finalize the design with their approval and then, move on to the construction phase. Welcome Home


Welcome Home We specialize in stone work, with a focus on natural stone. Natural stone is the top-of-the-line product; it is the most resilient and long-lasting material that can be installed. We commonly do front entrances, walkways, and patios in flagstone, wet-laid on a concrete base that is extremely solid. This method means your spaces will be resistant to heaving and cracking caused by our harsh Ontario winters. There are several different varieties of flagstone, and they usually vary in colour based on where they are quarried from. We prefer to use local, Ontario-quarried stone – Owen Sound, Wiarton, Credit Valley, and Ebel are the major types. Flagstone is usually installed in either a random pattern or as square-cut “tiles.”

Welcome Home Another option for doing hardscape surfaces is precast concrete pavers, also known as interlock pavers or interlock brick. This method uses a modular system of concrete bricks installed on a compacted gravel base that stabilizes and supports the surface. These bricks can be stylized to recreate the look of natural stone (random or square-cut patterns), cobblestone, tile, and brick pavers. They come in a wide range of textures and colours to suit whatever style our clients are looking for. The most common manufacturers that we design and build with are Permacon, Oaks, and Unilock.

We also do the installation of rockery stone; retaining walls; water features; and over-sized, mega-slabs of flagstone. Larger equipment is required for installation of these products which means there must be a consideration for space, access, and scope of work before commencing.

Other elements which are commonly included include wood features, such as decks, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, sheds, and pool cabanas; irrigation systems; and landscape lighting. These features are outside our scope of work, but we work in conjunction with other companies to include them.


Welcome Home If the hardscape is the backbone of a landscape, the softscape – living elements, such as gardens, plantings, and turf – is the dressing; the icing, the gravy on top. It is the beautification of a space: a good planting design is like a black and white photo coming to life. With over 30 years of experience in planting, and keeping in-the-know about current and upcoming trends, Ideal combines timeless classics with new and exciting species to create a finished space.

Our primary goal in garden design is to create a green space that adds value and improves curb appeal while being easy to maintain. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as “maintenance-free”, but we can get pretty close by designing with low-maintenance plant schemes. We also like to see what is called four-season interest, by making sure there is something happening all-year long. Flowering times are spread out, and we include many species that are evergreen or provide winter interest in other ways; such as dried flower panicles, berries, or even interesting bark.

Quite often established landscapes simply need to be updated or “freshened up”, as opposed to a complete overhaul of the yard. If there is a good foundation, we will try and work with as much existing material as possible and add to it. We do lawn repairs and renewals both minor and major, either by sod or seed, or using artificial turf.

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Let Ideal Garden Concept Landscape Design turn your vision into reality. Call us today at 905-689-1700 and we will arrange a convenient time to visit with you.

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