Landscape Design & Installation

Build a new landscape or renovate an existing one

Create the landscape of your dreams! Acer Landscaping provides landscape design, installation, and renovation services that will help shape your property to suit your needs and budget.

Whether you need a low-maintenance, water-friendly landscape for a high-traffic commercial lot, or you’re ready to finally build that garden paradise for your backyard, we can help turn your vision into a reality.

We have the design and installation skills to build a landscape that suits your lifestyle and budget, and the experience and equipment to do the job right.

With Acer Landscaping, there’s no risk: your total satisfaction is guaranteed.

A low-maintenance landscape feature using drought-tolerant plants and gravel beds
Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance feature plants can help liven up an otherwise grey-looking commercial space

Our Commitment to You

We understand that hiring a landscape contractor can be a daunting task. Over the years working in Nanaimo we’ve heard and seen it all!

  • What if I hire a contractor who skips town with the job half-done?
  • What if the retaining wall they build starts to push over?
  • What happens if my new plants die in 6 months?

With Acer Landscaping, you don’t have to worry. We’re a large, established company in Nanaimo. We aim to exceed your expectations both in terms of quality of work and in our communication.

Whether your project is big or small, count on Acer Landscaping to provide unrivalled service.

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The Landscape Design Process

Every successful landscaping project starts with a well-thought-out plan.

With proper planning and foresight, you can avoid making costly or laborious mistakes. That’s where working with a qualified contractor like Acer Landscaping pays off: we ensure your project is done right the first time.

Over the years we have fine-tuned our landscape design, installation, and renovation processes to be efficient and with a fine eye for detail.

While no two projects are identical, here’s a rundown of what to expect when you work with Acer Landscaping:

  • Phase 1: Consultation

    First things first, we’ll arrange for a free consultation to review your job, your budget, and your property. Before we get too far, we want to make sure we will be the best choice for your unique project and schedule expectations. Contact us to schedule your own free consultation.

  • Phase 2: Design

    The next step towards your dream landscape is to properly identify and agree upon the functionality and visual style or aesthetic you are looking for. We will take measurements and photos, and discuss the vision for your project in detail before continuing.

  • Phase 3: Estimate

    Once we have agreed upon the scope of the project and the design of your landscape, we will supply a detailed price estimate. We’ll outline the material and labour costs expected for your project, and go over any grey areas or potential ‘unknowns’ that could impact the bottom line.

  • Phase 4: Schedule

    After you’re happy with the estimate and have given approval, the next step is to secure your place in our queue. To make sure you have a spot in the schedule, a deposit may be required.

  • Phase 5: Installation

    Now it’s time to watch your landscape transform. With a full range of equipment and specialty training we will take your project to completion. Depending on the specifics of your job, we will arrive with the most appropriate machinery and expertise to ensure you are happy with the result. Whether we need excavators and Bobcats or just spades and shovels, our crew will provide the agreed-upon services in a professional and tidy manner.

  • Phase 6: Follow-Up

    Once your project is complete, we will keep in touch to make sure you continue to be happy with the work we have provided. We are always available to past clients should any issues – or future projects – arise.

Note: the information provided above is meant to give a generalized overview of our Nanaimo landscape design and installation process. The exact steps we take may vary depending on the nature and scope of the project.

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Considerations for Your Landscape

There is no one-size-fits-all design for creating a beautiful backyard or smooth-running commercial landscape. We find that the needs and design preferences of our clients are as varied as the properties that we work on!

Through consultation meetings and regular communication, together we can build the perfect landscape for you.

Image of a backyard landscape, including garden beds, lawn, and a custom wood fence
Beautiful and functional landscapes are built around many elements working together

Ideas to consider for your landscape installation or renovation:

  • Garden beds (in-ground, raised; for beauty, privacy, or even food)
  • Lawn/grass areas (planted with seeds or installed with sod)
  • Pathways (gravel, poured concrete, interlocking paving stones, natural stone)
  • Flower, shrub, hedge and trees (remember to keep all seasons in mind)
  • Perennials vs. annuals (and where to place them to avoid bare areas)
  • Shrubs and sub-shrubs (to provide colour and texture)
  • Deciduous or coniferous trees (for shade and privacy)
  • Functional plantings (such as fruit trees or veggie beds)
  • Waterscaping features (ponds, streams, fountains)
  • Wooden landscape structures such as arbors or trellises (for entertaining, relaxing, and privacy)
  • Natural stone boulders and other high-contrast accent pieces
  • Low-voltage landscape lighting (provides both safety and beauty)
  • Irrigation systems to keep gardens and lawns healthy (with automatic watering via a timer system)
  • Firepits or outdoor kitchen/cooking areas (to gather ‘round and entertain)
  • Retaining walls to hold back earth (re-shape/re-purpose your land)
  • Patios and siting areas built with interlocking paving stones or concrete slabs
  • Maintainability and up-keep (consider both labour and material costs)

We’re Here To Help!

The ideas listed above may only be the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully it helps you develop ideas when thinking about your own landscape design.

And if it seems like a lot to think about, don’t worry! We’re here to help.

Choose Acer Landscaping, and trust our experience and expertise to guide you through the entire landscape design and installation process.