Why Choose Us For Your Landscape Designs?
Experienced Landscape Contractors
At Landscape Design by AHS, we offer a wide range of outdoor landscaping services for each of our client’s individual needs. These services include:
- Yard Lighting
- Pool Building & Installations
- Sports Court Installations
- Paving & Interlocking
- Outdoor Kitchen Installations
- Woodwork (decks, fences, pergolas, gazebos, cabanas & more)
We want to help bring your version of a perfect exterior to fruition. From the design work to estimates, to obtaining the correct permits, we’ve got you covered! Our landscape design team understands how overwhelming this process can be, so we want to be there to guide you through it. We take the time to truly understand the wants and needs of our clients, in order to formulate a design that can be completed on time and on budget while exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Award-Winning Landscape Design Company in Toronto
Our incredibly creative and dedicated team of landscape designers has worked hard over the years, bringing so many creative visions to life across Toronto and the GTA. Offering affordable, client-oriented services, exceptional design work, and efficient execution, we are proud to be your top choice for all things commercial and residential landscape design.
We take our commitment to creating thoughtful and unique exteriors very seriously. We understand the value and importance of creating and maintaining an exterior you can be proud of. We want to continue to create unique and personalized designs, catering to the individual needs of each of our customers, so that you can enjoy your home/building’s exterior for years to come.
Our commitment to integrating eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable options in our projects is another testament to how willing our Landscape Design team is to go the extra mile.
With over 70 years of landscape design experience, we have the knowledge, experience, and customer care required to continue providing impactful work for years to come.
Landscape Design Process
We understand that the landscape design process can be very tedious and overwhelming. To keep communication open, we simplified our design process into 3 simple steps as follows:
The consultation phase allows us to get on the same page about your expectations and the steps we need to take in order to exceed them. We offer a free on-site consultation to all prospective clients. The consultation outlines the following:
- A full project scope
- Client must-haves
- The state of the current outdoor living space
- Desired aesthetic
During this time, we would love to discuss your overall vision for your space, as well as any desired specificities. This could include measurements, notes, and pictures.
2. 3D Design
Our in-house 3D modeling technology is designed to create extensive draft mock-ups for your tentative landscape design. During this stage, our landscape designers create the designs based on the variables discussed throughout the consultation stage, in addition to other important considerations (ie; pre-existing structures).
These 3D designs allow our designers to effectively communicate their vision, as well as make any adjustments quickly and effectively.
Once a final design is agreed upon, another meeting is held to discuss more in-depth details which could include colour options and materials. Once these details are settled, you will be sent an official estimate.
After the official estimate and design are approved, the following steps need to be completed:
- Obtain the correct permits required to complete the project
- Adhere to the local municipality codes
It is crucial for these steps to be completed correctly in order to avoid significant potential delays in the construction process, and remain on time and on budget.
Need woodwork completed, but you’re not sure if we can get it done? With our wide range of woodworking services, we are confident there is almost nothing we cannot do. Let us help you create an outdoor paradise that you can escape to whenever you are in need of a little “staycation”.
Create a flow throughout your backyard by incorporating our woodwork. Our outdoor pool installations pair beautifully with our wooden fences and decks; perfect for entertaining guests while maintaining privacy. Add a cabana for your guests to comfortably transition in and out of the pool, or a gazebo for a more intimate outdoor setting to provide everything your guests could need, without having to go inside.
Landscape Designer for Softscaping
Softscaping refers to “soft” horticultural components of the landscape. Some examples of softscaping elements could include:
Softscaping often pairs very well with hardscaping, as it accentuates the hardscaping features, creating a beautiful contrast, in addition to increasing the appeal and value of the property. Our landscape designers are able to cater to your individual taste, whether you envision a more natural or formal softscape for your home.
Landscape Designer for Hardscaping
Hardscaping refers to “hard” materials that are able to be moved. Some examples of hardscaping materials could include:
This could include both practical and decorative structures within the landscape. Practical hardscaping structures would include driveways, interlocking, and patios, while decorative hardscaping structures would include fences, gazebos, and rock gardens. Our landscape designers have years of combined experience, which means when it comes to landscape design, the possibilities are endless!
Designing Well-Lit Landscapes
We want to help you transform your existing landscape by incorporating lighting throughout your property. Lighting can instantly transform your landscape by creating a luxurious and elegant atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.
Outdoor lighting is also a fantastic way to boost your curb appeal. Illuminate your home to provide bypassers with a warm and welcoming touch. Not to mention, outdoor lighting, with the right touch, looks absolutely breathtaking at night. If you are looking to install outdoor lighting for your home, give us a call, we would love to hear from you!
Elevate your backyard experience with a fabulous outdoor pool design, crafted by our design team. Make your backyard the new party hub on the street with a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, catering to the design, shape, and size of your backyard.
Not sure where to start? Our designers would be happy to sit down with you to discuss all things pool lighting, materials, shapes, colours, and patterns. Want to take it a step further? Why not go the full mile and include interlocking around your brand-new pool or a cabana for your guests to change in?
Paving & Interlocking Designs
Bring your landscape to life with surrounding interlocking that will make it “pop”. If you are looking to create an oasis in your backyard, pool interlocking can be the perfect way to pull your pool and other entertainment areas together.
Our designers would love to help you select the perfect colour, shape, and size for the interlocking that is right for you.
Outdoor Kitchen Designs
Food really is a great way to bring people together! Allow us to help you set up your very own outdoor kitchen, so you can enjoy cooking or barbecuing outside with the company of your family and friends, and avoid missing out on all the outdoor fun.
For a complete outdoor kitchen look, we encourage you to check out our other landscape design services.
Functional Landscape Design
Why choose us?
Our landscape design team is dedicated to providing quality work and excellent customer service every time.
With a near 5-star rating, we will deliver excellent results that we are proud of and our customers are happy with.
Our support team is available at any time to answer any questions you may have, to give you a stress-free experience.
The Right Tools For Every Job
No matter what the task or environment is, we are always prepared to take on the challenge.
We strive to stay ahead of our competition by offering fair and affordable prices to our customers.
With a combined 70+ years of experience, our professionals are able to assist you with all of your landscape design needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step would be to book a consultation with our landscape designer to discuss project details (vision, time frame, budget). You will be presented with 3D mockups. Another meeting will be held to further settle the remaining in-depth details. You will then receive a project estimate. The correct permits and codes will be taken care of prior to the start of the implementation phase.
For more details, please refer to the Landscape Design Process above.
Our professional landscape designers are well-versed in the latest trends and technologies, ensuring that your space is kept up to date and looks its best. They also provide expert advice and guidance on designing the perfect outdoor space to suit your needs, while helping you stay within budget. Professional landscapers have access to a vast range of resources that you may not have access to if doing it yourself, allowing them to create a unique and beautiful landscape quickly and efficiently.
The type of materials best suited to your climate and location will depend on several factors, including the weather and precipitation in your area, any existing soil composition, and other environmental factors. For example, stone is generally an excellent material for areas that experience a lot of rain or snow, as it is durable and will not deteriorate. For dryer climates, bricks or concrete may be more appropriate due to their ability to withstand heat better. Additionally, you should take into consideration the look you are trying to achieve with your hardscaping – certain materials may be better suited to create a specific aesthetic than others.
Typically speaking, landscaping and backyard improvements do not require permits. However, every municipality has its own bylaws. Our landscape design team is highly experienced in the field and has carried out a number of projects over the years. If you are unsure about the specific action required (if any) for your project, our landscape designers would be more than happy to guide you in obtaining the necessary permits to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.
Our landscape design team is fully licensed and insured. You can rely on us to bring your landscaping project to life in a safe, economical manner.
The amount of maintenance required for your hardscaping project will depend largely on the type of materials used and the complexity of the construction. Generally, basic hardscaping projects require minimal maintenance – sweeping away debris, keeping up with any repairs or replacements, and ensuring that drains and gutters are clear. However, more complex projects may require more maintenance. It is best to speak to our experts about your specific project to earn more about your required maintenance.
The amount of maintenance that will be required for your softscaping project will depend on the types of plants and materials you choose to include. In general, less-hardy plants and succulents may need more frequent attention, such as watering and pruning, while tougher plants may require less. Additionally, it is important to consider features such as pathways or gardens that may need regular cleaning or weeding in order to keep them looking attractive. Finally, any soil amendments or fertilizers added to your garden should be monitored to ensure they are meeting their intended purpose and not causing any damage to the surrounding environment.
When it comes to choosing the best shape and size of your pool, the most important thing to consider is how you plan on using it. If you are looking for a pool mainly for swimming laps, then a rectangular or lap-style pool will be ideal. On the other hand, if your primary goal is entertainment and relaxation, then an oval or free-form pool might be better suited. Additionally, factors such as space limitations and budget should also be taken into account when deciding on the size and shape of your pool.
When selecting materials for your outdoor kitchen, it is important to remember that they must be able to withstand exposure to the elements. Stainless steel and ceramic tile are popular choices as they are easy to clean and can tolerate heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. Stone, such as granite or marble, is also a great choice for countertops and backsplashes as it is strong and durable. For flooring materials, brick pavers or concrete are good viable options. Lastly, wood can also be used in preparation areas or cabinetry if treated properly.
To ensure your landscape has year-round interest, consider planting a mixture of evergreen and deciduous plants. Evergreen plants will provide color and texture throughout the winter months when other plants have gone dormant. Meanwhile, deciduous plants provide foliage and colorful blooms during the warmer months of the year. Incorporating shrubs, trees, perennials, bulbs, annuals, and herbs into your landscape design can help you create a beautiful environment that is interesting all year round. Additionally, adding features like ponds, fireplaces, fountains or sculptures can also enhance your landscape’s overall aesthetic value.
Creating a cohesive landscape design requires careful consideration of a variety of elements. Start by making sure your plants, hardscapes, and other features are complementary. For example, if you use bold colored flowers, choose bricks or stones in earthy tones to contrast them. You should also be mindful of the heights of your plants and structures when building terraces or incorporating edges into your design. Consider how the sun energy will be distributed across your space throughout the day as well for optimal plant placement. Lastly, consider unifying elements like fences, benches or pathway designs that can bring all different aspects of your landscape together harmoniously. Speak to our landscape designers to create your dream backyard.