Testimonials

Hey Ben,

Hope you’re going well. Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks for all your work at our place over the last 12 months!

We’re so happy with it all! We absolutely love it! Given we’re home a bit more than normal at the moment, we’re loving just spending time out there. It’s better than we originally thought it could be, we’re wrapped with it!

So thanks so much. We really appreciate everything you guys did, including your work ethic, communication with us, friendliness, and just the fact that you made it a really enjoyable experience for us!

Please pass on a big thank you to Steve and Ollie too, they were fantastic!

Hope everything’s going well for you guys at the moment, and hopefully we’ll see you again at some stage, but until then, thank you! We love it!!!

We met Kangaroo Paw when searching for a landscaper to help create a driveway that met certain fire regulations at very short notice. Ben and the lads went out of their way to not only fit us in but also stage the works in a way that better met our budget.
 
From the very first day they started works, we knew we had selected people who were a rare combination of genuine skill and professional, respectful communication. We are describing every member of the team when we say this. The quality of their work quickly had us expanding the scope to include the entire setting of the new build. This had them building decks, laying feature concrete driveway sections, slate pathways, fastidiously placing excavated boulders and creating a variety of outdoor surfaces.
 
Every time we asked Ben about another detail, his quiet but assured positive responses had us adding to their task list. It all culminated in an outstanding rejuvenation of our much loved frog habitat/pond. They lads even genuinely addressed our somewhat overstated concerns, for our  little amphibian friends.
 
We can not recommend Kangaroo Paws any higher than saying that they represent a style and quality of customer care/communication that would leave many other trades envious.

We were fortunate to be put in touch with Ben from Kangaroo Paw Landscapes after
deciding to install a large pool on our sloping property.

From the beginning, Ben’s communication was excellent. We had many questions and
obstacles to overcome and were quite nervous about such a large project. Ben presented us
with several detailed and creative drawings to look over after he had met with us several
times to discuss and listen attentively to our wants and needs.

Our outdoor space and backyard were transformed over several months with his excellent
team of workers lead by Steve, who was also extremely attentive to any questions that we
had.  We now enjoy complete privacy with a lovely decked and lawn area. Our favorite
outlook takes in our crazy paved staircase, surrounded by lovely natives including native
frangipani, that will one day cascade over the stairs near the entry to the pool, and the
curved merbau/copper piping pool fence and gate.

Ben managed all difficulties/challenges with Council (he needed to access adjacent council
land to carry out the works) with no issue. He worked in seamlessly with our Pool builder,
making any adjustments required to accommodate their needs.

Our experience with Ben, Steve and his team has been exceptional. The workmanship and
detail together with Ben’s creativity are second to none and we now look forward to many
years enjoying this wonderful space that we just love with family and friends.
We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone looking to carry out any type of
landscaping works!

After moving to a 1acre property with a native plant setting, repairing fences and gates and some of the landscaping we decided to get some advice about planting a few extra plants. Through Kuranga Native Nursery we were put in touch with Ben Clark who owns Kangaroo Paw Landscapes.

To his credit Ben offered us a number of options ranging from a selecting a few extra plants through to a re-design of the whole property. We decided to at least see what could be done with an already lovely setting. Ben’s ultimate vision and plans were incredible, blending an extensive knowledge of plants with some brilliant landscaping ideas. The design incorporated ideas including extensive re-paving, remodelling of pool landscaping, eventually a new spa design, a natural billabong and water feature, new driveway, redesigned front fencing and over 1000 new plants.

When the project began in March 2016 we were provided with extensive plans and documentation and written introductions to the tradesmen involved. Steve, Lachy, Sam and Ben himself were not only hardworking, but a pleasure to deal with and took great care and pride in their work.

Over a period of many months they worked diligently to transform the majority of the garden. All of the work done was of a very high standard. For example, the team had to complete large areas of random patterned Castlemaine Slate paving. They did this meticulously to produce a beautiful natural result around the whole house. This included a new spa which included Ben’s concept of water bubbling from the ground like a natural spring and a natural pool waterfall.

The planting was done with careful preparation with some great specimen trees such as four beautiful Queensland bottle trees. The pool and front fencing was completed with radially sawn battens formed into curves with a fantastic sculptural appearance. Ben’s design of a billabong with surrounding ferns and natural cascade of water in a shaded area also emerged out of the excavated earth under lights one evening.

Even unexpected ‘extras’ were approached with good humour and care, including the removal of a thick concrete slab to lower paving areas and the repair of rotten wooden pylons outside. Ben came up with a great solution which was executed by his team with patience and workmanship.

I haven’t mentioned a number of other work including rainwater tanks, irrigation system, work-shed and wood storage area, 2 levels of sloping lawn, decking, exposed aggregate driveway and a landscaped front verge.

Throughout this whole complex and at times, challenging project the whole team maintained good humour and were careful with avoiding damage to existing large trees and the house. We actually enjoyed the process and the daily interaction with the team. Special mention must go Steve’s excavation skills, Steve and Lachy’s Castlemaine jigsaw paving skills and Sam’s dripline plumbing expertise.

Over one year after the project began, many of the plants have begun to mature and fill out. We now appreciate Ben’s design and planting and the teams hard work even more. The entire process of design, construction and follow up has been trouble and stress free. We couldn’t recommend Ben and his team highly enough to anyone who is interested in an innovative, relaxing and beautifully executed outside space.