This project stared with a beautiful but unrefined setting right on Novato creek. Years of overgrowth and neglect minimized the property’s potential and beautiful natural setting. We developed a design incorporating a new back yard patio and firepit, natural stone water feature, dry laid retaining walls, new drainage, and flagstone pathways. The result is an inviting yard that welcomes you into a the unique creekside property.
Working with O’Connell Landscape was the best experience I have ever had working with a residential contractor. They completely exceeded my expectations in terms of the design, the experience and the result. After moving to a home on Novato Creek, we wanted to reclaim our yard from a jungle of ivy and untended plantings, level it out, improve the drainage, and create a beautiful, useable yard.
We wanted the project to include a patio, fire pit, sitting wall, paths, attractive retaining wail, and fountain. O’Connell gave us a design that incorporated all of our ideas, and worked with us to bring it into our budget. Once the job started and we inevitably wanted some changes, they gave us immediate feedback on the exact cost so we could make informed decisions.
As the job went on, I realized that they had incorporated small design elements that made the yard even more beautiful than I had imagined. They worked on the yard consistently, never abandoning it to work on other projects, and got it done before Christmas, which I had hoped for but not expected. After the job they walked us through the yard to provide information on running the systems and maintaining the plants, and gave us written information and a video.
Micheal O’Connell was easy to reach, very responsive, and the team was great. I can recommend them with no reservations.