why choose us?

Step by step, our process ensures your needs are met. You tell us your likes and goals for your new space...we do the rest! We bring the best qualified contractors to you, and keep an eye on the progress.

some of our work

Established in 2016, we have already transformed many outdoor spaces - bringing our clients' visions to life. Click on a picture to learn more about the project!

hear what our clients have to say

"We are truly satisfied with our beautiful backyard renovation last fall.  Anyone who visits marvels at the new and very much improved look.  This remarkable transformation converted our sloped, dated backyard into a beautiful terraced and very usable space.

The design and management of this very large project were splendid.  The contractor you found for us was hardworking and reliable, with a friendly crew.  The project came in on budget and on time.

It is remarkable to us that a renovation of this magnitude could be done in such a calm, organized manner.

Thank you for all of your work and the great follow-up you provided this spring.

5 out of 5 stars." - Shelley B.

hear what our clients have to say

"Karen - the biggest of thanks to you and your partner, Terry on the design and completion of our back patio. I was impressed with every stage - from the original meeting to the design concepts and in the end, when you brought everything to life!

Beautiful work. Huge thanks." - Kim W.

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"A great garden starts with a smart, practical and cohesive design. Karen and Terry were instrumental in translating our thoughts and ideas to solid design that accounted for our llifestyle, our tastes and our budget. A pleasure to work with. Money well spent!" - Paula L.

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"Thanks so much for your help. We are happy with the outcome and will definitely refer you to friends and call you for any future projects we have. Thanks again!"  Kevin C.

hear what our clients have to say

"Karen & Terry, we love the garden! Thank you.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. We certainly will in our new garden!" - C&H

hear what our clients have to say

"Karen, thank you so much for our beautiful backyard & beautiful garden! (I know Terry had a lot to do with it too, but you and I share the love of plants!)

Glad to have made a new friend in the process." - C.

our history

Both long-time Leaside residents, Terry Summers and Karen Keay met at Ryerson University where they studied landscape design. Realizing that Karen's knowledge of plant material and love of garden design and Terry's contemporary spin would make a perfect pairing, keay+summers landscape design was born.