A look back: 2015 Season

February 16, 2016

2015 took us by surprise, the extended season allowed us to work through November into the beginning of December. Allowing our maintenance crews to finish all our fall clean-ups- the first time in recent history. The warm autumn weather also meant we were able to easily continue with landscape installations.

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Along with our usual annual planters created in the spring, for summer display. We had many requests for fall planters and displays, no doubt a result of the mild temperatures- we all wanted to extend the growing season.

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In 2015 our realm of work expands to include impressive masonry work. With great attention to detail our masons create functional and beautiful fireplaces, walls, barbecues, etc. with ‘wet laid’ stone thats sure to withstand the elements.

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Like this pizza oven and barbecue surround.

Here they are just starting the install of a patio with square, uniformed stone.

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We continued with the things we know and love, visiting properties installed the year before for maintenance and a quick picture or two. We are always impressed to see how our landscapes mature season to season.

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Echinacea

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Our expanding boundaries take us from the islands of Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach, Halliburton, of course Muskoka, and now Toronto and the GTA! We’re working on a large scale residential property in the heart of Toronto.

Two years ago now, we started work on Dog Tales, an animal rescue shelter. A special relationship has developed since then between Rockscape Design and Dog Tales. Our continuing work includes planting, hardscape installation and expanding the property to house more rescue animals, it ensures we’re never far away.

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“an animal sanctuary like no other! The farm is located on an incredible 50 acres of green fields, rolling hills, and wooded areas in King City Ontario, just a short drive from downtown Toronto.  Our picturesque location is the perfect safe haven for lost, abused and neglected animals to heal and be rehabilitated while they wait for forever homes. Our property features three large barns for the horses and an indoor arena which we have transformed into a one of a kind doggie haven, complete with unique animal artwork from all around the world. We rescue dogs and horses from across Canada…”

As well as new sites and locations, we are also open to trying new materials. Pictured below is an underlayment for turf, it creates stability that sod otherwise wouldn’t have. Perfect for driving golf carts or parking a car on occasion.

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Once sod is laid on top its virtually invisible and maintenance is identical to a normal lawn.

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Here in Muskoka we’ve enjoyed a mild winter so far with slightly below average amount of snow. Although ice fishers and snowmobilers may be disappointed by our winter, we at Rockscape Design are excited by the thought of and early mild spring!

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