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have divisions that handle different aspects of the job, and even subcontract work for completion. “Hardscapes specializes in personal service,” Doug emphasizes. “We do one job at a time. That way I can ensure quality work and provide personal service from start to finish.” That innovative approach to customer service became evident in the plan for retaining walls that anchor the tiered patios leading down to the riverbank area on the Small’s property. “Doug recommended the outcropping boulders for the retaining

walls,” Rob explains. “We fell in love with the look of the boulders. They not only look natural, but I knew their size and weight would create solid retaining walls that would never look out of shape, even if there was minor shifting over time.” “The Small’s property is large and diverse, offering many opportunities for unique features,” Doug points out. “For example, an old chimney that looked like it was from an original homestead was incorporated into the lower level patio, along with a multi-drop waterfall that empties into a small pond.”

The design includes a unique pathway and steps that wind down to the lower level, and also includes a putting green on the second tiered level, which overlooks the river. Cus t o mi z e pla n t o n eed

is available. “We can create a functional, beautiful outdoor living space, regardless of the size of the yard,” Doug says. “It’s fun to be creative and customize a design that will help clients achieve their vision.”

Whether it is an elaborate, multiphase design like the Small’s project, or a garden path from the back door to the garage, clients can rest assured they will receive great ideas and expert workmanship from the team at Hardscapes.

Hardscapes is committed to supporting local suppliers when purchasing materials for its projects. “We buy the best products, and we purchase them locally because we want to ensure our clients get materials that stand up to Manitoba weather,” Doug says.

Doug and his skilled staff of dedicated employees will customize a plan that works in whatever space

For more information about the range of services Hardscapes Inc. offers, visit www.hardscapes.ca

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