Ron Swick and his crew rebuilt my backyard in a couple of weeks. They were reliable, quiet and efficient. They were a pleasure to have around and they transformed by backyard into a beautiful garden space, including a cedar deck, stone work and many plants and trees. The entire process was easy. I highly recommend them.”

— Tracey MacKinlay

I found Swick’s design and maintenance to be superior. I am a builder and I find my clients are impressed by the organic focus that Swick’s provides. I value the quality, workmanship and the experience they bring to each project.”

— Rick Thrussell, Elements of Architecture Ltd

Ron is a master at landscaping. The patio he laid is perfect, and the drainage on the patio and throughout the lot is excellent. The woodwork (bench around patio, vegetable garden, fence, and more) is sturdy and well crafted. All tasks were completed in the time estimated and within the quoted price, and done very professionally under difficult circumstances since construction was also going on in and around the house.”

— Anne Condon

“We have used landscaping services of three other companies during the 12 years I have lived at this West End property. None come close to the quality of service we receive from Swick’s.  No matter the weather, the crew is on site prepping the lawn and soil, trimming the shrubs, and maintaining the property. The work done is thorough and expert. Also, any suggestions we have made or questions we have asked have been responded to quickly. Passersby always stop to comment on our garden. One of our residents, an activist by nature, learned of your service and thought it was worth a try. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Swick’s is better than other service providers. The work crews are diligent and hardworking.”

— Frank Pollock

“Ron was working on our backyard last summer and I can’t wait for winter to end so I have a full summer to use and enjoy the result (though I do enjoy to look at it every day when I come home).

But not only is the result of Ron’s work a piece of art (an organic one) – the process of getting there was very pleasant as well. He and his crew are reliable, careful, hard working – and what struck me most – everyone seemed to love what they are doing and they are all taking pride in their work.I was especially pleased that he was very flexible and accomodating: the job in our yard was disturbed by the finding of an old oiltank. So even though there were unexpected delays for Ron, to my great relief, he was able to postpone the job until the oiltank was removed. And as soon as the oiltank removers were gone, the landscapers came back. I couldn’t have asked for better service and if I need work done again, I hope Ron will be able to do it.”

— Martina Wiltschko,
Department of Linguistics, UBC

Ron was able to transform – beyond our expectations – the vague fantasies we had for our front and back yards into plans which, with his team, became reality. Materials, workmanship, and creativity were all of top quality. Our outdoor surroundings are now a dream come true, including a custom chiminea, flagstone patio, terraced basalt retaining wall, and a 4-graft apple tree that we would never have believed would have fit into our compact yard. We would recommend Swick’s to anyone who needs a landscaping makeover and wants a high level of care and quality taken in both process and materials.”

— Carla Braun & Jose Santos

The quotes for our project were accurate and competitive. The crew completed the project with skilled Labor, fantastic detail, high quality plants and materials, and a great eye for layout and design. We came away from the experience feeling good in terms of using a company that uses natural and organic materials and great about the quality of work we received with friendly and attentive service.”

— Brendan Ferguson

Ron really understood my vision for the garden and it was a pleasure to work with him to create that vision.”

— Deb Hendrickson

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