Our Services

We offer Garden & Yard Services to residential and commercial customers in the Waterloo Region.

Property & Yard Services

We offer Property & Yard Services for all types of homes and commercial properties in the Waterloo Region. This can include:

  1. Mowing, edging, weeding, spring/fall clean-ups
  2. Ecological lawn alternatives
  3. Monthly maintenance contracts
  4. Invasive species consultation and removal
  5. Water management (such as rainwater harvesting and rain gardens)
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Garden Services

We offer Garden Services for all types of homes and commercial properties in the Waterloo Region. This can include:

  1. Garden consultation, design and installation
  2. Raised garden bed installations
  3. Garden rejuvenation
  4. Pollinator and habitat gardens
  5. Community garden installations
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Business & Commercial Services

We offer Business & Commercial Property, Yard, and Garden Services in the Waterloo Region. This can include:

  1. Monthly maintenance service contracts
  2. Spring/Fall clean-ups
  3. Garden and yard consultation, design, and installation
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Custom Services

If what you're looking for is not one of the three options above, we can try our best to create a custom solution for you.

Book a service, pay a 100% refundable deposit, and our team will give you a call to hear your vision for how we can work together!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How much do your services cost?

We offer recommendations and quotes free of charge as part of our site visits. We charge for labour and materials and offer a transparent billing process. Our labour rates are in line with Landscape Ontario standards.

How do your deposits work?

When you book a service with us, we charge a 100% refundable deposit to secure a site visit. All deposits paid will be credited to your project invoice. In the event our quote doesn’t align with your expectations, we will refund your deposit.

Do you screen your crew members?

Yes, our crew members have graduated from the shelter system and are in stable housing. All crew members are referred to us by their housing worker as a strong candidate for the role.

Additionally, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and illegal drugs on company property and on a job site.

Is this a registered business and are you insured?

Yes, we are a registered and fully insured business operating within Cambridge Shelter.

In our Backyard is a social enterprise that supports Cambridge Shelter's charitable goals.

What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business that is created solely for the purpose of achieving a social objective.

We created In our Backyard to employ Cambridge Shelter clients and to offer a solution to homelessness in the Waterloo Region.

I have a question that's not on this list.

Sure! Send us an email at info@inourbackyard.ca and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our Three Promises:

  • 1) Professional Experience

    We are Landscape Ontario certified, fully insured, and our team is trained and led by a Crew Lead with 20+ years of industry experience.

  • 2) Commitment to Sustainability

    We only use Greenworks Electric Tools and offer an ecological approach to yard and garden maintenance. We prioritize naturalization and native plants where possible.

  • 3) Real Community Impact

    When you hire us, you are providing meaningful work experience for those overcoming homelessness. This is your opportunity to say 'yes in my backyard'.

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