Little birds in a row

Orange flower garden

My husband and I contracted Melanie to design a layout for the front of our house. We had recently done some excavating and consequently the front yard was a blank canvas. Melanie was very patient with us as we both had quite different ideas on the look we envisioned. She was able to come up with a design that was a great compromise. She also had to work around some pretty annoying features. We have yet to begin the hard work but are confident that with Melanie’s help, we have a solid design. All work was presented in a timely manner and we have both black and white and colour layouts to work from. She also provided us with stone and plant suggestions. We would have no hesitation in working with Melanie in the future.

L. Stovold

Melanie has provided support, guidance and direction for a number of my clients over the last several years. She has a comprehensive understanding of the construction process which is clearly evident in the level of detail she provides in her designs.

Her creative flair, innovation, product knowledge, sense of space and design possibilities set her apart from her peers. Passion drives Melanie and this is clearly evident from the first meeting.

A true pleasure to work with and an individual whom I respect and have learned to rely on.

P. Kehoe

I hired Melanie Rekola to design my dream outdoor space upon a recommendation from a college. I’m so happy I did! Melanie had amazing, creative and modern ideas but also listened to our impute making the design a collaboration between us all. The 3D renderings were particularly exciting! She also recommended a contractor that was fabulous as well. Thanks so much Melanie, we cannot wait to see the completion this coming spring!

R. Kennedy

We have used Melanie on a couple of occasions for landscape design and have found her to do a design that we were extremely happy with. Melanie gave us a price that was competitive and fair and she delivered our design in a timely fashion. Our gardens look tremendous and we would highly recommend her to do your landscape design.

B. Baily

We were having trouble coming up with a backyard design to accompany the pool we plan on installing in the Spring (2016). Melanie provided a detailed plan that far exceeded our expectations and incorporated ideas we could not have imagined ourselves. We will definitely be contacting her again when we are ready to tackle the front yard.

J. Laird

Muise Construction has worked with Melanie on many high end projects, her designs and attention to detail are noticeably a step above other designers that we have worked with. She is always available for answering questions and providing site visits when needed, this shows her level of commitment to the projects we have collaborated on.”

K. Muise

“Thank you Melanie Rekola for an excellent job in designing our landscape! The natural stone path and garden are truly stunning visually. As well, the transformation from a yard that had all the usual monotonous work associated with maintaining grass to a xeriscaped yard now requires a bare minimum of maintenance. On numerous occasions passersby comment on the beautiful impact of the yard. We enjoy it so much and now it is truly our sacred space. “

K. Cherwinski

Purple flower in garden.

“We are thrilled with the design work done on our property by Melanie Rekola!

Melanie did a fantastic job of creating a beautiful plan that incorporated all of the unique elements of our project. She is easy to work with, very professional and always punctual.

Thank you for my beautiful backyard oasis.”

B. Parsons

We loved working with Melanie!

We had many ideas about what we wanted for our front entrance area, but found it hard to articulate. From the first moment of meeting with Melanie to discuss our plans, we connected. Melanie has an acute sense of listening and understanding what the customer wants. It like she is inside your head!

Our project went off without a hitch and truly achieved all our dreams!

K. Rudyard

We absolutely love the work Melanie did; now we are extremely proud of the front of our home!

M. Polson

Love Melanie.

Very talented, personable, and extremely knowledgeable in world of landscape and design.

Melanie listened to what wanted, and then took my ideas, and created such a beautiful space for me and my family to enjoy.

I highly recommend Melanie to design your dream back yard oasis, or the front of your forever home, she will create a space that will make you feel that you’re on a permanent vacation and in the end, you’ll have something that the Joneses can’t even keep up with.

J. Mallon

“So professional! As far as being creative, it’s like they get inside your brain and pull out the exact design you are thinking about! The best in Central Ontario!”‎

K. Jeffery ‎

White moth on a green leaf.

My design is gorgeous! I love the plants that you used in all of the gardens. You are definitely passionate about your work!

J. Larkin

Melanie did a great job at redesigning our front yard. Everything was done in a timely manner. She has a clear vision of what has to be done to sell your house apart from the others and give your house the “wow factor”. She is definitely an amazing and gifted designer. Thanks to Melanie, we were able to sell our house for the price we wanted!

I. Gustov

Melanie is creative, knowledgeable and passionate about her career. She took my bland diminutive suburban wasteland and transformed it into a backyard paradise with a variety of seating vignettes to enjoy.

She carefully constructed an environment that was not only beautiful but required minimal maintenance (hallelujah!) and attracted dozens of bird species. The hummingbirds are particularly fun to watch.

Thank you Melanie!

D. Willis

After much deliberation, we decided to explore a landscape professional to help us with an overall plan & design of our backyard.

Ultimately we chose to work with Melanie & she exceeded our expectations. Melanie listened to our initial ideas, budget range estimates & most importantly worked with what we had to provide a design framework we could then explore with sub-contractors. She delivered on her commitments to us & has been there for us to answer additional questions/concerns as we prepare for our investment & anticipated years of enjoyment. We have since referred Melanie to others & highly recommend her services & value to others for any size landscape project.

B. Good

Despite a passion for gardening I was struggling with the plantings in our large front and back yard and needed help. It was such a pleasure meeting Melanie, so personable and so knowledgeable. She created an exciting and thoroughly detailed layout including a fabulous back patio design which we absolutely love. It was the best thing we could have done to hire Melanie for our landscaping. I would recommend her highly.

H. Burch

We hired Melanie to complete our backyard plans. Wonderful person with great ideas. Have already recommended her to a few people.

K. Hubert

After long hot summers of not using our backyard we contacted Melanie Rekola Landscape Design to start the process of our vision. We were able to meet with her to convey what we envisioned and with her knowledge and expertise she was able to transform our vision into a well thought out plan.

I would highly recommend her services for your landscape design. When you are taking on a project of this nature this is money well spent to ensure you don’t make expensive mistakes. Very satisfied and highly recommend this company.

S. Hudson

After living 12 years with a horribly boring and never-used backyard consisting of a splintered deck and a half acre of grass, we called Melanie and we couldn’t be happier. Now we have a beautiful oasis where we spend every possible moment. Melanie listened to our ideas and took them to a level we couldn’t even imagine. Watching it all come together was incredible. Our boring blank canvas backyard is now beautiful and functional. The drawings looked great on their own, but the 3D rendering really brought it to life and was a perfect way of seeing just how great our space could be. Melanie designed a perfect deck, gardens that even a non-gardener (like me!) can’t kill, a gorgeous fire pit surrounded by huge flagstones, and a pavilion for shade where we enjoy meals, drinks, and watch the sunsets. I don’t hesitate for a second to recommend Melanie.

B. Roberts

Melanie has been a wealth of information to my husband and I during our recent backyard renovation. From the moment I met Melanie I could tell she had a passion for designing. We worked together to create a backyard of my dreams. Melanie was patient, enthusiastic and there to support me through the entire process. If you are looking for someone who’s easy to work with and cares for her customers I would highly recommend you to Melanie Rekola Landscape Design.

T. Vos