What Clients Have Said
"Ray Johannes is a good man to do business with; he is also an accomplished, and hardworking artist with a truly fine aesthetic sense which he brings to his work".
HARD WORKING & TRUSTWORTHY
I left on a business trip and was gone for 9 days. When I returned my front yard was completely re-done. I was immensely pleased. My wife told me that Ray and his crew worked every day including weekends in order to complete the front of my home ahead of time so that there would be more time devoted to the backyard. The entire job was finished 4 days ahead of time; the landscaping is beautiful and has increased the value of our property a great deal.
M. and C. Danso
"There is true painterly romance, flow and botanic health in the way Johannes' passionate vision is laid-out. Ray took all of our feedback and exceeded our expectations".
He rescued us from our decades-old monotonous view of our workaday front space that we had no right to call a garden... and so we now call him....Monet Ray. There is true painterly romance, flow and botanic health in the way Johannes' passionate vision is laid-out. Ray took all of our feedback and exceeded our expectations. His approach is immediate and focussed and it impressed us that he himself needed to be extremely happy with his landscape design. And that folks is INTEGRITY.
Ray, along with his super cool team were lovely, responsible and relentless in their creation. I wish this cinderella garden transformation was documented in time-lapse photography. Ray designates his colour palate and plot with how the plants tell a story to one another, creating a visual dialogue so sublime, so rich. Now, we all sit out front with a cup of tea just enjoying the positive energy of our new garden space.. our neighbors who walk by thank us for making their everyday walk home more delightful...what an artist what an angel!
CB Benyes and Family
RECOMMENDED WITHOUT RESERVATION
We have an extremely shady backyard which until recently held a large child's play structure. When it was removed it was clear that we needed help! We heard about Ray from a couple friends who recommended him based on work he did for them. Ray completely cleaned out and redid the backyard by constructing a beautiful flagstone patio surrounded by a perennial shade garden. He completed the work very quickly and we are delighted with the results. We recommend him without reservation. W. Earle & O. Cass
BIG PROJECT? NO PROBLEM!
Ray Johannes undertook a major landscaping of our rear yard some 6 years ago. The result is a well-established garden with which we are very satisfied and that constantly receives compliments from neighbours and visitors. We had previously removed a 70 year old garage, which required replacement with new soil, but also allowed us to construct a retaining wall and a patio with a water feature. Ray and his staff completed that construction.
In planning the project we were seeking a low maintenance solution and had a numerous plants, shrubs etc. that we wanted in the garden. The process with Ray was very co-operative; he respected our requirements but, at the same time, contributed useful suggestions that enhanced the final product.
We were impressed by his approach and the results that Ray produced so that, a couple of years later, we did not hesitate to have Ray redesign/reconstruct our front garden!
T. and J. Rae
"Ray was very co-operative; he respected our requirements but, at the same time, contributed useful suggestions that enhanced the final product."