Life at Creative Roots
People often associate pride with the upkeep of their own personal yard. When I purchased my first (and still current) home in Kelowna 11 years ago, I too, took a lot of pride in maintaining my property. Unfortunately, in 2011, I experienced the onset of significant health problems which have continued to persist up until present, thus unavoidably causing the upkeep of my yard to gradually fall by the wayside. Over the past several years, my list of "yard projects to do if/when I get healthy" had grown quite lengthy. I had long since put my "yard pride" to the side, as I was understandably more focused on dealing with my health challenges. Then last month, my kind neighbour approached me and told me about a charitable initiative that she had come across on Castanet. Creative Roots Landscaping was seeking nominations for their "Yard Angels" program, which sought to give assistance to housebound individuals whose yards would benefit from some "angelic" landscaping assistance. My neighbour explained that she had nominated me, and that I had been chosen as April's Yard Angels recipient. Suddenly, I was faced with a different kind of internal pride to navigate. Despite my prolonged health struggles, I was not accustomed to accepting this scale of help from others; especially if there might be someone else in greater need. Upon meeting and discussing things with the Creative Roots representative, Colette Kinderdyk, I was able to realize that the Yard Angels were essentially giving me the opportunity to reclaim my yard pride, if only I could set aside my autonomous pride. Of course, it is not always easy to accept help from others, but am I ever glad that I did.- Jim - Yard Angel Recipient
On a Saturday morning in May, a team of kind-hearted, skilled Yard Angels descended upon my property at 8 am - multiple trucks filled with tools, supplies, and hard-working landscapers. Colette had already been out to my property once before, at which time she had taken pictures of my yard and discussed with me the different items on my wishful "to do" list. By 3 pm that same day, my yard had been transformed and revitalized. Rock beds inundated with weeds were pulled up, re-covered with new, black underlay and re-spread with rock. My lawns were mown, edged, power raked, aerated, seeded, and 2 small areas that had died off were rejuvenated with new strips of turf. My back fence had rotted and collapsed - the Yard Angels broke all of the panels down and carted them away for me. I had a hole in the roof of my shed - a skilled craftsman removed the old roof and then entirely re-roofed and re-tiled my shed. The Yard Angels pruned my bushes, including my roses. They removed all of my old, rotten landscaping ties and replaced them with new ties. They expanded and prepared my small garden area with soil. Their work was impeccable. Their generosity of spirit, time and skill was inspiring. When I came outside a few times to offer the team food and drink, every single one of the Yard Angels was genuinely pleasant and appreciative of the refreshments. They worked with such unmistakeable drive and positivity - actually making me feel like they were grateful to me for the opportunity to work on my yard. At first, I didn't understand that - they were the ones helping me. But then I realized that in the positive, selfless work they were doing, a contagious wave of giving and goodness had spread among them.
Thanks to the Yard Angels from Creative Roots Landscaping, I have my yard back - and the pride that goes along with it. I will be forever grateful to the Yard Angels for their generous assistance. With so much negativity going on in the world today, it really was inspiring to see a group of people come together to do something so positive and helpful.
Thank-you to Ran and her team of landscaping professionals for their creative solutions in restoring my front yard to beauty. The area is now easy to maintain and the plant selections that Ran made perfectly tied into the previous established plants. I also wanted to say thank-you for leaving the yard and drive-way spotless and going out of your way to drive by the house a few weeks later to ensure the plants were still doing well. I continue to spread the word about your excellent service. With much appreciation,- Tracy Sherman
What a wonderful experience we had working with your landscaping company. The men were pleasant-cheerful-open to inquiries and always appeared eager to meet the day's challenges be it their work or a cranky neighbour. From the start they presented us with a colorful package of creative plans for our approval. The team moved in with their equipment and started working in a relatively small area. The work ethic of ALL the employees was exemplary. They were ALWAYS on time and never once just leaned on their shovels. Our yard required rock walls-paving tiles-drainage and irrigation systems - the digging out of clay and root bound soil and the replacement with excellent topsoil and nature's gold. The end product is beautiful and our yard receives many accolades from passers-by. Thank-you again for a JOB WELL DONE- Pat and Sylvia
Steve and I really appreciate the way in which you and your crew looked after our property in West Kelowna. It makes the world of difference knowing that we can rely on you to keep the garden looking pristine, even when we are not in town. Your crew is knowledgeable and always work hard. Your efforts are regularly rewarded when neighbours stop to remark how beautiful the garden is looking. We would not hesitate to recommend Creative Roots.- Steve and Mary Williams
ProSource Irrigation Supply has served Creative Roots Landscaping for over 15 years. In that time, they have proven to be an excellent customer. Creative Roots have been very innovative in their business plan, putting them in a position to be who they are today. Creative Roots shares a common goal of business with a focus on exceeding their customer’s needs. This is reflected in their choice of quality products, integrity, honesty and respect in the way they deliver their product and the way they treat their vendors. Creative Roots believes in delivering their products and services on time in the same way they manage their payables. Creative Roots is a team of people who take the time to show gratitude, their team even takes time out of one day each year to serve lunch to our staff! They have certainly approached business from a place of fun and relentless work ethic! Thanks, Sean Minaker- ProSource Irrigation Supply Ltd
We hired Creative Roots for a new build in West Kelowna. We couldn't be more happy with them! They came up with a very creative design for our landscaping and easily worked with us to tweak whatever changes we would like. The whole team at Creative Roots are so professional and friendly and attend to any changes or needs we have. With the lake flooding this year I'm sure they were run off their feet but were always friendly and always helpful. I would recommend them to anyone, and I have. Great company and well run.- D. Morrison
We have been lucky enough to have Creative Roots maintaining our lawn and garden for over three years now. They are reliable, thorough, conscientious, proactive and friendly. You can tell Creative Roots is a good employer with content employees, it shows in their work, as they put a 100% effort from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave.- L. Lownsborough
I have been a very satisfied customer of Creative Roots Landscaping, since March 1999. They take care of all my gardening needs: maintaining the lawns, the garden beds and the sprinkler system for my corner lot. I never had a concern about my lawn and garden being extremely well looked after. I highly recommend Creative Roots for all your landscaping requirements.- M.A. Pound
The outdoors of our Okanagan home is as important to us as the indoors. More than just plants and irrigation, Ryan and Creative Roots provided a complete landscaping package with an exciting plan, excellent service, and an outstanding final product. The patio pavers, rockwork, and wooden arbor designs exceeded our expectations.- Murray and Wanda Patterson
Creative Roots was wonderful to work with, and enhanced our ideas of how we wanted our patios to look. Their group has also provided ongoing maintenance work for us, at a reasonable cost, to keep them in good shape. We highly recommend Creative Roots.- Russ & Jane Letson
We approached Creative Roots to do our courtyard in Gallaghers Canyon, after they had been recommended to us. After giving them a very general idea of what we had in mind, they put it on paper and we gave them the go ahead to proceed. The final result was just what we wanted... in our price range, on time, without having to be on site.- Trevor & Sandra Buddo
Creative Roots Landscaping took our yard from bare land at time of construction in Gallagher’s Canyon to a stunning finished product. The company’s signature has to be the stonework in both their walls and pond designs. The uniqueness of their designs allows them to work on many different properties on the same street to provide the entire community with a very high quality overall landscape while still allowing each house to stand out.- Wayne and Michele Silk