Testimonials

I would like to thank  past clients who took the time to put in writing their experience with Prairie Outpost Garden Design.

Missy Irwin 2016

"This past spring (April - May 2016) Treva and the crew at Prairie Outpost transformed our backyard. It was a huge landscaping undertaking, involving numerous trades, significant grading, rock work, irrigation, new fencing and planting more than a hundred new trees, shrubs and perennials. The work was completed joyfully, very professionally, on time and on budget. It was an absolute pleasure to have Treva running the show in the beautiful new yard at our home."

Tracy Marsden 2016

"I contracted Prairie Outpost to design and create landscaping for my recently renovated bungalow. Marguerite presented me with a couple of superb design options, and gently steered me away from serious errors in judgement (like keeping a very large, unhealthy tree that dominated my backyard, and wanting them to build a pergola I didn’t need). I was lucky we had an early Spring, and Treva and her crew were able to start mid April. They are all incredible professionals - hard working, meticulous, courteous, and thorough. The crew did a superb job laying the pavers - slope is perfect. Farouk, the contractor who looked after the fence, shed and plumbing was terrific - again, very professional and meticulous. Sean, the irrigation guy was great too, and the icing on the cake was something I almost decided not to get - the lighting. The whole job was pretty much perfection, but the lighting was the jewellery - have to say, so glad I decided to spend the extra dollars to get it. My heart sings every time I look out my window at night and see the way the plants and trees are lit. I can honestly say I have never had so many cars and people stop to look and take pictures of my house - day or night. I feel very fortunate to have had this amazing team of professionals work on my yard. And, just last week the friend that recommended Prairie Outpost to me came over to visit with a friend of hers who said “why didn’t you tell Me about them!”. I think that says it all."

Joanne Carry 2016

"Professional, knowledgeable and hardworking- The team at Prairie Outpost Garden Design were easy to work with and helped to guide us through the design phase of our landscape project. Their high energy work crew were fast and efficient and completed our project in just over two weeks. We were extremely pleased with the work that they did and would recommend them to others without hesitation."

Brandis Arsenault  2015

"Treva and her stellar crew overhauled our yard from a bare landscape to a sheltered, family oasis. They were reliable, professional and the most efficient, effective service provider on our home site (an infill project lasting nearly 2 years). Would highly recommend Treva for Landscape Design and Project Execution Services without hesitation. More than an added bonus, all of her staff are amazing, professional, driven individuals which only heightened the experience.out Us

Sue Boardman 2015

 

"I was delighted by the design and the work done by Prairie Outpost.  As

hoped for, the landscaping looks lovely during the winter season and

promises to look wonderful again (and maintenance free) during the next

growing season."

Thanks again for your work

Crystal Park 2015

"Treva and her team were efficient, on time and on budget in the completion of the landscaping of my front and backyard. I had regretted not using her in the past and did not make the same mistake twice in choosing her for my project. She goes beyond construction and project management but focuses on implementation of a vision that not many other landscapers possess. She came highly recommended to me and has since completed exemplary work for many other friends and acquaintances. Not only did she finish my project but she also cared enough to check back the following year to make sure all the plants were settled in and I was completely satisfied with her job. I believe this shows the remarkable dedication to the quality of the work of Prairie Outpost."

Alison Law d.i.d.

Studio A Interiors Inc. 2015

"I am a residential Interior Designer in Calgary, Alberta and I have been working with , and recommending my clients to Treva Usher at Prairie Outpost for approximately 10 years. Treva is extremely creative with her landscape designs, plant speccing and what really sets her apart from other landscape designers (in my opinion), is her hands-on approach to the actual execution of the work. She works along side with her team and other trades to get the job complete with the best results. She is very aware of design aspects beyond the landscaping (which really helps me with my input on exterior projects) and works to achieve continuity with the exterior of the residence for the best over-all curb appeal. Treva is a team player and always strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients. I always look forward to being part of a project where Prairie Outpost is involved."

Shelley Wakaluk 2015

"FABULOUS! Treva, Marguerite, and the crew did an outstanding job. Treva,and her staff were knowledgable and professional with all aspects of the job including, design consultation, proposed plan options, construction, irrigation, lighting, hard and soft landscaping materials, The outcome was far beyond our expectation. Thank you again for all that you did".

Lisa Tonellato 2015

"The transformation of our backyard was a multi-year project that was well worth the wait! We went from an overgrown and unruly garden, a dilapidated deck and a massive hole to an incredibly functional, low maintenance retreat that we love to hang out in. All of this thanks to Prairie Outpost!

Right from the beginning Treva took the time to get an idea of our style, our vision and our lifestyle. She translated those conversations into a number of unique and functional designs for our review. We selected a plan and with some minor tweaking we were on our way! With budget constraints in mind Treva was able to parcel the work into a two year phased approach that still allowed us use of our yard in between phases. The projects stayed on time and on budget. I can’t say enough about the crews, they were professional, respectful and hardworking.

I would highly recommend Prairie Outpost to anyone looking to create a stellar landscape."

Doug Gage 2014

"Iam writing to thank you for the care and detail that went into transforming the yards at our new home. I really appreciated the fact that you believed in our vision which was that our new house be a backdrop to a beautiful and unique landscaped yard. We thoroughly enjoyed working with both you and Craig and commend you the quality and character of the young Prairie Outpost people that always displayed not only a wonderful attitude but truly understood your vision for our yard.   

Thank you for the dedication and we look forward to many more years working with you to evolve our wonderful yard."

M and V Kerba 2014

"What can we say. We first contacted Treva after moving into our home and thought about a landscape project. We are so happy we decided to go ahead with her and the team. The crew were friendly and very hardworking. Our project presented challenges that Treva helped us sail through. No surprises. Job well done. Thank you so much."

Lindy Dawson 2014

"Our experience with Treva far surpassed our high expectations.  Treva created designs for our hardscaping  and softscaping..  She encouraged us to think through how we wanted to live in our yards in the long term not just for the years that our little guy was young. This helped us create both play and entertaining spaces.  She created 3 different versions for us for both our front and back yards.  We then worked together to create the final template with aspects from each.  The ideas were so helpful and it was amazing to see them in professional drawings. We decided we wanted something with a “different” feel for our front yard. Treva created a Japanese feeling garden using low maintenance and zone appropriate plants. We get comments from neighbors and strangers all the time about our front curb appeal.  In addition to the amazing design skills that Prairie Outpost had to offer, the service matched our initial impressions.  The work was completed in a timely manner, the crew was pleasant to be around and budgets were only exceeded by additional choices that we made.  We have recommended Prairie Outpost to both friends and colleagues.  Each of them has been equally impressed with the work completed for them thus far.  The interesting designs, the personalized service, the integrity of the team and the great service allow us to fully endorse Prairie Outpost as a top landscaper for anyone interested in an exceptional experience."

Susan Fatowich 2014

"All I can say is that working with Treva and all of her staff from Prairie Outpost has been the best experience I have ever had.  The process was wonderful, right from the first meeting to the last day when tears of joy were shed!  I have had some really bad experiences and never thought I could trust anyone again.  Well you have restored my trust!!  I have had many friends come over and see the work that was done and they can not believe thier eyes.  It is such a beautiful oasis!  Thank you so much Treva and crew!!  I will be passing your name along whenever I hear someone is looking for landscapers and designers."

D. Teterenko 2014

"We absolutely love what Treva and her team at Prairie Outpost have transformed our yard into!  From our initial discussion, through the design, and the entire time the crew was working, our experience was extremely professional and positive and I've already recommended them to friends of ours.  Treva worked with us on numerous different concepts for the layout to make sure that we were getting the perfect outdoor space for our needs.  The final outcome was a yard that we can't wait to relax in!"

P. Fayerman 2013

“Treva supplied us with three excellent plans. The project came in exactly on budget. The project was completed in a timely way, and everything went very smoothly. The final result was exactly what we wanted, it is two years now, and the plants have grown in beautifully. The plants are low maintenance which is good for us, and are appropriate for the climate and the style we wanted.”

A. Pidskalny 2013

“Prairie Outpost is without question, the most professional, creative and customer oriented contractor we have ever worked with. Treva has a sincere enthusiasm for landscape design and that translated into a beautifully conceptualized and executed garden for our home. Her team were respectful of the workplace (my house!) and were enjoyable to have on site each day of the project. And the best part: they completed the project on time and on budget. Can you ask for more?”

S. Targett 2012

“Looks fantastic Treva! The kids worked hard yesterday and did a tremendous job. Lots of positive comments already from the neighbors and random strangers too. Thanks again for getting this completed so quickly. Everything was well organized and the results speak for themselves.”

S. Bernier 2012

“ Thanks again for all your hard work. We are so happy with our landscaping although it seems too quiet out here now that everyone is gone. Will have to build again just so we can have you come landscape.”

Johnson/ Addison 2012

“ we found you to have a beautiful eye for design, you really listened to what we wanted and delivered on those comments in a way that was better than we could have hoped for. You were reliable, on time, on budget , and your crew was very friendly, clean and professional. It was a great experience for us, and we’d be happy to act as a reference for you and your crew any day.”

J. Pritchard 2012

“…She asked if the whole process was a “pain?” to which I answered that it was so easy… totally painless and that perhaps we were more difficult to work with than you and your crew!! :- ) And of course I had nothing but praise for the whole thing… initiating, planning, and the actual work! As I said, it was a real pleasure working with you!”

A./S. Smith 2012

“Sarah and I are very pleased with all elements of our project together you, your design, your staff, the trees, and the professionalism and work ethic of everyone. Thanks for turning the potential stress of removing a small forest into a yard that we are already very proud of and eager to enjoy with friends, family, and you whenever you’re nearby.”

A. Leuchter 10/17/2010

"Just wanted to say amazing the whole curb appeal is now at the Parkhill house. People just stand across the street and stare, u were right it was the final touch to landscape and u nailed it."

L. Thompson 09/07/2010

"I LOVE IT!!  I couldn’t stop staring at my sidewalk all weekend.  I also want to say how nice the crew is that you have working at my place.  They are great guys. "

S. and J. Irish 08/11/2010

"Hi Treva, just thought I would send you a quick thank you and tell you that we really love the finished patio. It looks very elegant and well built. We were very impressed that you corrected that slightly lower level  in the corner so quickly. Thank you very much for everything, we will be quick to recommend Prairie Outpost Design to others.