We are Triton Landscaping serving the Greater Victoria BC area.
How Getting Ripped off by a Landscaper Led me Here
Many years ago, here in Greater Victoria, a trusted friend that I had known for a while happened to be a landscaper. I needed some work done on a soggy muddy lawn and this was before I got into landscaping. I was quoted just under $1000, to put mulch on the mudpit. I said ok and had to leave town for the week. When I came back said landscaper told me it was going to be $1200 because it took a lot longer. In fact according to him, it took two days for him and his guys to do it.
I knew it was a small job and thought it strange so I asked a neighbor how long they were working for. Turns out not only was it not two days, it wasn’t even a full day but a few hours. I paid the extra $300 and lost a friend I never had. They are still operating in town as of 2021.
I thought, if this guy was getting endless work, something must be wrong in this town. So I started to do some digging (haha).
The further I dug the more I found out about this field and the more I became interested. It seemed that it was not uncommon at all for contractors in general to play these kinds of games both with homeowners and with commercial clients.
I knew I could do a good job at doing the actual installs but more importantly, without ripping people off and holding them hostage part way through a job.
We strive to bring quality products and services to your homes so that you can enjoy your yard to full satisfaction. We combine our experience and those of our mentors utilizing tried and tested landscaping and construction methods into our work. We incorporate the new tools and materials of an ever-changing landscaping environment with the age old lessons and techniques that have stood the test of time. We believe that the new and the old complement each other and will work to compliment your landscaping environment. By taking the best tools and methodologies of all worlds, we can bring the best to you.
We believe in Trust, Communication, and Professionalism.
This means we aim to build and maintain a good relationship with all homeowners not just during our work but after it. We will be happy to answer any questions you have during the entire process from start to finish and afterwards as well to ensure you are well informed and a part of the decisions being made. Our work will be completed to a certain level of professionalism reflective of our company beliefs.
What We Do
Triton Landscaping provides the following landscaping services for Victoria BC:
- Interlocking Paver Walkways and Driveways Installs and Repairs
- Interlocking Paver Patios Installs and Repairs
- Small Tree and Bush Removals
- Block and Boulder Retaining Wall Installs and Repairs
- Garden Retaining Wall Installs and Repairs
- Landscaping Drainage Solutions
- Gravel Installations
- Irrigation Installs and Repairs
Supporting Local Businesses
As a member of the local community, we believe in supporting local businesses large and small. All of our products are thus sourced from local businesses in Victoria or in British Columbia. Building materials such as gravel or sand are produced from local landscaping yards including MacNutt, Victoria Landscape and Gravel Mart, and PND. Our construction supplies such as interlocking pavers are produced in Mainland BC from Abbotsford Concrete Products. Both regular sod and artificial sod are sourced from local sod farms in Victoria or from Mainland BC.
We prefer to support smaller local businesses over big box stores. Almost all of our landscaping supplies are sourced from Slegg’s, Wes-Tech, Castle Building Centre, and the aforementioned MacNutt and Victoria Gravel Mart.
We avoid the use of gas and diesel powered tools as much as possible. All of our hand tools are electric, taking advantage of BC’s hydroelectric power generation. We also understand there is such a thing as noise pollution and aim to have tools that minimize noise pollution as well. Using electric tools helps a great deal in that regard.
We are knowledgeable in regards to several invasive species and help in spreading this knowledge. We encourage and promote the removal of these plants from Victoria BC as well as discourage their planting.
When it comes to landscapes, we always plan for features that are most sustainable and least environmentally costly. This means recommending landscaping features that use less water, minimize the spread of invasive species, and most friendly to the native biome. We avoid using plastics such as landscape fabric as much as possible. We are also very strict about not littering on any of our worksites.
Giving Back to the Community
We at Triton Landscaping encourage its members to give back to the community. And while like most people, the owner has both donated time and money to various causes, he feels it is not appropriate to list them here or anywhere as to engage in such promotion takes away from the purpose of doing these things. Is it true charity if it’s given for self glorification and promotion of one’s business?