We have owned our Victorian Twin for almost 15 years and I have spent every year since we bought the house trying to make a desperate attempt at a low maintenance, sustainable, garden for our front yard sun garden and backyard shade garden and every year our sun garden is full of weeds and our shade garden barely has vegetation. This year I was determined to change my failures and invest in a garden design and have someone professional install it. So I researched landscapers and gardeners on the internet and on Angies list and Dan Clearly from Ecolandscapes popped up. He had very good reviews from a variety of different gardens in the Philadelphia area. We wanted something that was beautifully designed, sustainable, and with not a heavy amount of maintenance. As soon as I talked to Dan Clearly on the phone I knew he would be right for us. He was extremely responsive both by phone and by e-mail. Most of the landscapers that I had called never picked up the phone and he immediately answered. When he came to our house he was extremely punctual. Dan spent a good amount of time assessing the garden problems and getting a sense of what we wanted within our budget. He was able to look at our neighbors gardens and show us what were good plants and not so good plants and you could tell by the way he talked about the various plants that he was super knowledgeable and passionate about sustainable eco friendly garden designs. After he left, Dan told me that he would e-mail a design to us but I did not know what to really expect. Let me tell you, I was fairly blown away. He took pictures of our current garden and made a digital representation of the new sun/shade garden and showed how the gardens would look like each season. His grasp of technology was amazing. We really could see what the flowers could look like in our current garden. In fact, this was a super key aspect of the process for us. Dan was patient and we went through five designs to come up with the shade and sun garden that would best represent our tastes and matched the style of the house and character of the block. This alone was so key. I don't know any landscaper who would have this level of patience let alone technological savvy so that we could see a digital representation of the garden before the real thing gets installed. When Dan Clearly and his crew finally came out to install the gardens everything in the layout of the designs was brought to life in both the sun and shade garden. It just translated perfectly. Dan left the tags for us on each plant so that we can identify the plants in the garden so that we can see them grow and then also installed a very simple electronics sprinkler system so that our garden could be fed water without us having to be bitten by mosquitoes all summer. I was really so impressed with the work that Dan Clearly and his crew did that I asked them to come back to do some additional work laying some ground cover for the shade garden. All our neighbors on our block (many are avid gardens) were quite impressed with Dan's selection of plants and the way in which he installed the garden. As the garden continues to grow we get complements all the time from neighbors and people walking down the street. I can't believe I did not do this sooner! I also want to point out what a thorough job Dan Clearly and his crew did to remove all the debris and plants that had been over grown over the years in our old gardens. It's really a transformation! During the install, Dan Clearly and his crew also set the old plants aside from our garden to give to our neighbors. This was a very green approach and thoughtful to the other neighbors who could use other flowers in their own gardens. In short, Dan Clearly from EcoLandscapes to me went above and beyond and really provided a cutting edge service in garden design with their digital design representations. It was truly a collaborative process and the more we deepened our specific ideas the more Dan was able to fine tune and come up with two sensational garden designs that meet our needs. Really finding Dan Clearly on Angie's list made the subscription fee so worth it. I could not have found Ecolandscapes with out this great service on Angies list and I hope to use Dan Clearly again and recommend him to other folks in Philadelphia who also have a small garden that they do not know what to do with. Five stars to Ecolandscapes for exceptional design and service!