Valleywood will be closing at the end of the 2022 landscape season. We are fully booked for the remainder of 2022 and will not be taking on any work for the 2023 season. To our clients: Thank you for choosing Valleywood.... it's been a pleasure serving you!

Ancaster, Ontario

Backyard Oasis

A two-stage project brings an old, tired yard into the future.

Backyard pool
Patio with swimming pool
The Vision & Design

Starting with an old and tired landscape.

Dated, unused and unpleasant, these homeowners had issues with their yard and came to Valleywood for help. A large slope below their pool prevented them from inviting people to come and enjoy their space.

To start, we removed different levels of concrete, added a large retaining wall at the back end of the property and put a pool shed over that retaining wall. By freeing up this space, a larger patio space was possible.

Key Design Features

Planning for privacy, entertainment and good fun.

Stone pathway

Expansive Paver Patio

Multiple sitting areas, stone pool coping and natural stone stair make this inviting place one that will stand the test of time.

Tall fence

Privacy Blinds

Added privacy from handmade cedar screens lets the homeowners and guests unwind completely and feel like they’re at a resort.


Cedar Deck

Exiting out the back door is easier than ever with a raised cedar deck, complete with glass insert railing.

Patio with swimming pool
The Results

Enjoying a cheerful and interesting outdoor space.

Ready for entertainment, this private, resort-like space is stunning to behold. Our client is extremely happy and is hosting lots of friends and family throughout the year.


“We had Valleywood do a very big backyard renovation for us. It was a two month project that required extensive excavation, removal of concrete around our existing pool, deck, cabana, fencing, new stone decking/ patio and beautiful garden beds. Dan and his team were professional and responsive before and throughout the project.

Dan provided a daily update and let us know what was next. In the spring they returned to make sure the plantings were good and to touch up a few things that couldn’t be done due to wintery weather in November. Overall we were very impressed with Dan's professionalism and his good business practice. We are very happy with our backyard oasis and our friends have all commented on how beautiful it is! We would not hesitate to recommend Valleywood.”

— Homeowner

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