We chose TLC Gardens for our landscape project based on their reputation and creativity. The experience we had working with Cheri and her team was truly second to none. TLC Gardens did an incredible job from conceptual scheme, detail design, lighting, materials and color consultation, to planting selection and oversight of project execution. Everyone involved helped make it a pleasant, well-organized and collaborate venture.
As in any project, there arose issues that she made sure were addressed to our satisfaction. The attention to detail was impeccable, the scheduling was effortless and the craftsmanship was flawless. With TLC you truly get an “original work of art”, as there is nothing standard or cookie cutter about our landscape. We could not be happier. Cheri truly creates artistry in her designs.”
Joseph Fryberger – Longmont
Cheri is a brilliant landscape designer. She’s very creative with lots of great ideas which translate into landscape design solutions. Cheri worked with us for over two years developing every detail of our finished landscape, which incorporated a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, integrated lighting, outdoor sound system, putting green, and vertical waterfall. The plans were holistic seeing the site as whole rather than just a collection of spaces. Frankly, the results were better than we could have imagined.”
John and Roszi Spiers – Boulder
We found TLC Gardens via another contractor who suggested TLC were well regarded and would be a great fit given the size and scope of our landscaping project. I couldn’t be happier with the choice. The TLC staff take their jobs seriously and presented solid/engineering based plans, not just pretty pictures. We had a good understanding of the work, time and costs from the beginning and other than some scope creep on our side – they hit all marks. Options were provided for each major decision in a “good, better, best” type format, which was extremely helpful. The onsite team were courteous and respectful (e.g. cleaning up after each day’s work) and kept us in the loop regarding progress etc. They worked extremely hard to overcome the inevitable obstacles that turn up and keep the work as close to plan as possible. Overall it was a great experience, we are loving our new backyard and I would use TLC again.”
Simon Robinson – Boulder
I have hired TLC Gardens for several landscaping projects. As our working relationship has progressed, the level of communication, trust and skill has exceeded all my expectations. She has tuned in to know exactly what I want for my yard and her vision and expertise is amazing.”
Jim Strouse – Boulder
Very respectful, took my tastes and needs for the project and put together a feasible plan with my budget in mind. Very friendly and comfortable to work with.”
Julia Trainor – Superior
Cheri is superb at making her landscape design fit aesthetics, function and lifestyle. She works the entire project from design through execution and she takes great care that the plant selection fits the climate, and provides interest for all seasons. The designs are holistic: including the house architecture and land so that the entire property is enhanced.”
Jeannine and Scott Knight – Longmont
Cheri is a creative landscape designer who knows her subject inside and out. She listens carefully to her client and creates designs specifically tailored to their tastes, lifestyle and budget. She is extremely professional and very personable.”
Cheri has a creative eye and a talent for bringing to life her landscape design work. My husband and I had no idea on what to plant in our yard let alone where or how much. Cheri came to our home, got to know us and what kinds of things we were looking for in our landscaping and came back with a beautiful design for our entire yard that fit our life-style and budget!”
Amy Mathews – Lyons
We had a really horrible backyard and front yard prior to working with Cheri, Tom and the TLC Gardens Team. We needed a complete overhaul with new irrigation and a new sprinkler system. We basically needed to redo all of our landscape. Cheri was incredible in designing our yard and provided drawings. Cheri and her team came up with a unique and beautiful wall made up of boulders with quartz and granite. They actually sparkle in the sunshine and are absolutely gorgeous. The end result of these walls are more than we ever dreamed and fabulous.
Around the front and the side of our yard is stunning landscaping with roses and shrubs. Cheri also created a very special place for me on the east side of my home that is a perennial garden. One section even has fruit trees. Cheri also installed an incredible, new age sprinkler system that I can turn off and on by using my cellphone. One day my husband called me when I was traveling in Utah and told me there was a storm at home and that it was raining. He then told me our sprinkler system was on and he didn’t know how to turn it off. As soon as we hung up, I went on my phone and turned it off, simple as that!
Our yard really and truly is amazing. Everyone that comes over compliments us on it! We absolutely love our landscaping and can’t imagine it any other way. Please note that our project is ongoing and almost complete. Once our project is completed I fully intend on updating my review with a higher rating! We have really enjoyed working with Cheri and her team!”
Karin Thompson – Berthoud
In 2009, TLC Gardens designed and installed a brand new front and side landscape for our home including hardscape and a drainage ditch along the street which was a big problem area for us. The result was a stunning and useful space using native and xeriscape plantings to minimize water usage and manage microclimates around the property.
Cheri involved us through many meetings throughout the design process making sure that her design and choices fit our aesthetic style, budget and lifestyle. She was very conscientious of helping us determine exactly how we wanted to use the space and what look we wanted it to have. She took us to visit other sites to show us firsthand some of the ideas she was thinking of incorporating into our design so we could see the effect of well-established plantings and different combinations.
We were also involved in meetings with contractors who would handle the installation and Cheri helped us choose the right one. Then she was closely involved during the entire installation process, checking in at least once a day to may sure it was running according to her instructions and keeping us up to date on progress.
TLC still checks in with us regularly on the health of the landscape, maintenance issues, and is readily available with any questions we may have or problems we encounter. TLC replaced several trees in 2014 (5 years post-installation) that were not performing to our satisfaction.
I strongly recommend TLC Gardens and Cheri Stringer to anyone who has landscape and or hardscape needs and needs a comprehensive design considering space, lifestyle, and usage as well as drainage, microclimates and construction issues among other things that I am sure I am oblivious to! Cheri covers all the issues and has the breadth of knowledge and connections in the industry to be effective and efficient.”
Jeannine Knight – Longmont