"I had a strip of land next to my house that has been a neighborhood eyesore for many years. I was finally ready to do something about it, and tried out Cole Hardware's referral program to suggest a landscaper. Their first choice was Shape of the Earth, and although I also interviewed others, I really liked David's professional yet totally down-to-earth attitude.
He came over promptly, listened to my concerns and ideas for the site, and came up with some options within a few days. Ideal! Part of what was needed was a stone retaining wall that would protect my house from soil runoff, and make it harder for want-to-be taggers to get close to the house. His stone mason did a fabulous job on a dry-stacked wall!
I enjoy gardening so did the planting myself, but as I was in the yard doing it, each and every person who went by was truly overjoyed with the results. And when I ran into a snafu with some irrigation I had put in, David came over promptly and took care of it for me so I didn't have to worry about losing my plants while on vacation.
I have already recommended him to others in the neighborhood, and gave a glowing review back to Cole Hardware. Shape of the Earth really delivered great service for me, and I'm sure I will use them for my garden maintenance too (and maybe redoing the backyard that could use some help...)."
"If you have a vision of how you would really like your garden to look and feel, and you prefer to not lift a finger to get it that way, you can trust David to listen closely and to get the job done beautifully. Some might even say we were pretty picky, but not David.
Starting over from the scratchy dust bowl that had been our "yard" for two years, and was well loved by our cat Charlie, David led us through decisions, visits to stone yards, nurseries, The Urban Farmer, and to view his other projects. We were able to collaborate with him while we watched him and his talented crew install our peaceful island of respite in the midst of the City's cachophany.
David is responsible, hard working, trustworthy, and has demonstrated a remarkable depth of knowledge about his craft. High marks for hand holding the novice garden customer, for his vision, and patience. We would highly recommend David if you want to make a stunning space in your yard to enjoy entertaining, reading, and watching hummingbirds and butterflies investigate you and your outdoor life."
"You are the best gardener I have ever had, and do such great work.. besides being a fun professional that always comes thru.."
Thank you again for all of your hard work on our yard. Your dedication and vision transformed our disaster area into a place of beauty and tranquility. You took on a lot when you took on this project - and it all came together perfectly. The stonework, the woodwork, the trellises, the planting, the drip system, the potted plants....it's all just right...."
"Dear David --
Thank you very much for the beautiful work you did in our garden! If you are still interested in repairing our pond(s) and/or fixing the tree stump border that has decayed, please call us as we would love to have you do it. Thanks again!"