While you may not be thinking about lounging poolside in your backyard as the temperatures dip, George Gaffiero of Imagine Landscaping wants you to consider planning that outdoor paradise sooner rather than later. “We’re busy booking now into 2023,” he says.
In business since 1998, Imagine Landscaping offers a sweet blend of experience and trend-awareness that keeps clients spreading the word throughout the region. An authorized Unilock contractor, the company also works with natural stone such as flagstone, inlay, and square cut to create the idyllic outdoor spaces they’re known for.
“Our project management services cover every step from planning to design to installation. Clients can come to us and say ‘We want to put in a pool, a pool cabana, landscaping—basically design the whole thing’—and we’ll come in from start to finish. We organize it all. And the stuff we don’t do, we contract out.”
The services range from stonework around pool areas—retaining walls are a speciality—to garden design, landscaping, and spas. While their primary focus is on outdoor hardscaping, specialized work on saunas and fireplaces can of course bring them in from the cold during winter months.
Stonework and garden design come readily to mind at the mention of landscape services, but lighting plays an equally vital role in creating outdoor ambience. Imagine is moving more and more into this aspect of landscape management and design, where well-appointed lighting enhances the overall vibe.
Their landscape design team can work with whatever a client has in mind, developing the vision over a period of weeks. From the simple to the complex, the Imagine designers work to make the dreamed-of sanctuary a reality. Quotes include whatever is involved in the execution of the design and construction.
“They keep saying things are going to slow down but I don’t see signs of that,” George remarks as we discuss the boom in pool installations and backyard beautification projects that began in 2020 and continues today. The staycation mindset seems to be, well, here to stay.
With that in mind, it’s not the time to hesitate about launching plans for the backyard oasis of your dreams. George , longtime employee Cal Rose, and the rest of the crew take excellent care of their clients from the very first inquiry to the final finishing touch. Their solid reputation and extensive portfolio of stellar craftsmanship explain why the phone keeps on ringing.
Booking a consultation today might be the wisest decision you make all winter.
TEXT MARNIE WOODROW | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN