DIY Landscape Solutions has been serving the Welland, Fonthill and surrounding areas for more than 25 years! We put years of expertise and knowledge of the Niagara climate into your hands with consultation services so that you can manage your landscape design yourself.
About The Owner
I am one of 5 sons and 2 daughters of a couple who were both born and raised in Holland. I grew up on a farm in Port Colborne, complete with 3 ponds, ½ an acre of greenhouses, ducks, geese, chickens, peacocks, pheasants, pigeons, canaries, rabbits and even a couple of pigs! I also had honeybees for 12 years. On our farm, we grew tomatoes and cucumbers which we wholesaled. We then switched over to the production of annuals and flowers.
My enjoyment of my surroundings convinced me to pursue a career in horticulture. I graduated from Niagara College School of Horticulture and immediately found employment with the Welland Parks Department, where I have been for some 27 years now. I was a gardener/designer for some 20 years and now reside as the Parks foreman. To fill my desire to design, I opened an independent business ‘C.V.H. Creative Landscape Designs’, shortly after graduating. With this business, we did a lot of residential designs and installations. I have been married for over 26 years now, and have 4 children (adults now). My 2 boys were the foundation of our work force and have since graduated from college and university and are pursuing their own careers. With my work force now dissolved, I decided to drop the installations but continue with the designing and consulting. We now offer homeowners, who are healthy and able to do the work themselves, the opportunity to save a small fortune, with our new consult and design on site company ‘DIY Landscape Solutions’.
For a hobby I enjoy playing my clarinet and saxophone in seniors’ homes in our groups ‘Remember When’ and ‘The Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara’. I also enjoyed singing for 5 years with ‘The Niagara Regional Police Male Chorus’. As a matter of fact, the DIY Landscape Solutions home page features me on clarinet, performing with the police chorus.