Northwest Landscaping Ideas
Portland, OR 97223
Late last spring my husband and I decided to get some opinions about our back yard drainage and design issues. I found Lisa on YELP and other internet sites, checked out her website and reviews for her design services, then hired her. She provided us with the consultation where she came to our yard and we talked through the issues. Lisa was very professional and knowledgeable. She confirmed some ideas we had and gave us new ideas, too. She sketched out a plan that we could used when speaking with the landscape company she recommended. We ended up taking out the grass in our backyard. We LOVE it! Our yard feels so much bigger and there is no swamp back there because of constant drainage issues. We thought we needed a full on landscape design because of the drainage issues, but she was able to guide us in the right direction. So glad we used her services. We highly recommend Lisa and Harmony Design Northwest to anyone wondering what the next step should be for your yard.
Lisa was just the right person for what I had in mind. We walked through my property and she observed and listened very well to my rumbling ideas, making helpful comments, asking appropriate questions and using a scratch pad to illustrate some ideas. I am a do-it-yourself kind of home owner and I can out of our one hour consultation well informed and will all the right direction for my future projects. Wait, that’ not all.. a couple of days later I received an email from Lisa with lots of great information and links to awesome nurseries in the area and other resources (like houzz.com) which are invaluable to me. Aside from all this, Lisa is a joy to talk to and I 5 star recommend her for your landscaping design ideas generation!
We already had a design but needed a professional to go over it and give their expert opinion. Other designers only offered design services or wanted to sell us strictly the design service. We used Lisa’s landscape consulting option. Lisa worked with our design, simplified it and the final design was much better than we had. Pretty impressed with what she came up with. We’ll be implementing the design in a couple weeks which we are excited for!
We had Lisa come out and give us a consult on our yard. She arrived promptly, we talked a little while about what we were looking for, and then she walked with us around the whole front and back yards, giving us suggestions and ideas for updating our landscaping (we are looking at selling our house in about 3 years). She sketched out some rough plans for us, provided a number of plant suggestions, and then sat down with a computer and showed me some websites where I could research other plants myself. The consultation was very reasonably priced, and well worth the money. I can’t wait to start implementing her suggestions!
I was looking for a consult for my backyard landscaping project and Lisa was the perfect fit. She asked the right questions to determine exactly what I was looking for and provided a knowledgeable and professional consultation and provided referrals. I would recommend her my family and friends in need of landscape design services.
My husband and I worked with Lisa at Harmony Design NW beginning the early part of this year (2012). We asked for her help in giving our entire (boring) yard a facelift. Lisa did an AMAZING job on our entire landscape design, incorporating key design components as well as my husband’s and my preferences. I found the process of working with her very inspiring and helpful. Once our design was complete, Lisa coordinated proposals by three reputable contractors; she was also present when they assessed the plan on-site to make sure the proposals were apples-to-apples comparisons. And she provided input and guidance into our decision without pushing us in one direction or the other. We were ultimately very pleased with our contractor, Tryon Creek Landscape. Lisa was very pleasant to work with and promptly returned phone calls and emails. She worked within our budget. She was also flexible, adjusting our design based on changes we saw fit to make. It’s clear that she cares about her work, her clients, and her relationships with contractors. We will be phasing in our overall design over a few years but we will enjoy dreaming about the finished product with the beautiful rendering she provided to us. I would definitely recommend Harmony Design to anybody looking for a professional landscape designer and we will be calling Lisa when the next phase of our project begins. There is NO WAY we could’ve come up with a plan this beautiful on our own! Thank you, Lisa!
Lisa Meddlin and Harmony Design Northwest do gorgeous work in your exterior space. So creative! She can take a dated or underutilized space and make it a little slice of heaven outside your home. You can discover uses for your outdoor spaces you never thought of and leverage that property and your quality of life to the max. She has a great personality and attitude – can and will do! Paul Sivley, Photographer