Plants and Materials

Greenwood will help you choose the "right plant or material for the right place".

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This is what we at Greenwood are trained to do. We will review the options with you and then make recommendations that will be included with your landscape design.

Choosing Materials

Just as an architect selects building material, so to a landscaper chooses the plants and materials for the job to optimize functionality, as well as looks. After our initial consultation, and site evaluation we make recommendations on plant and hardscape material for landscaping job, based on function as well as aesthetics.

Plant Selection

When choosing plants for your landscaping, there are many things we take into consideration, such as:

  • size and shape
  • suited to climate zone and location on site
  • determine what plant is designed to do, provide shade, grow beneath windows etc,
  • colour of foliage and flowering
  • seasonality of plant, such as when it blooms.

Hardscape Material Selection

Plants are only part of a garden. Hard materials, whether for surfaces, boundaries or structures, are an integral part of the design.

Materials which echo the house or the local environment produce a pleasing consistency, while different materials lure you in with interesting new shape, colour and movement.


We guide you through this selection process.

  • Materials to complement your surrounds
  • Match material to area use.
  • Interlock stone and pattern.
  • Stone placement
  • Specialty and exotic plants
  • Plant size and shape
  • Natural habitat planting
  • Annuals versus perrenials
  • Plant seasonality
  • Climate zone
  • Wind exposure
  • Colour of foliage and flowering
  • Greenwood offers seasonal maintenance for gardens and hardscape.


Your All Season Landscaper

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Highly variable and weather dependent.

Additional Services

  • Property Consulting
  • Tree and Plant Care
  • Hardscape Repair
  • Retaining Wall Construction
  • Municipal Playgrounds and Parks
  • Business and Retail Landscaping
  • In-ground Pools
  • Water Features
  • Shade Structures
  • Grading and Drainage


Hi Ian, I just wanted to reiterate what I said to you in person. The job you have done on our entrance and driveway far exceeds our expectations. Also, I was very impressed with all of your staff working onsite.

Ian was very prompt in replying. He came and talked and planned extensively with us. Once the crew began work they were most considerate of our property.

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