Client Stories

“After living in my house for ten years, it was time to improve the usability of the backyard.  After seeing a beautiful landscape in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, I asked for the designer’s name and met with Michael Muro.  The initial meeting was a lot of fun and Michael really listened to my ideas.  Michael came back with an insightful plan on how to utilize the entire yard, creating two levels from the previously sloped yard.  I love the new area now, it is everything I could have hoped for.”

Stephanie Schloredt, Seattle

“I’ve hired Michael to do several projects for me, and he’s designing another right now. Michael is great to work with – he’s responsive, thoughtful, and meticulous. His vision and intuition really blows me away, but what’s even better is his sense for my design preferences, which he always captures so well. I appreciate his presentation of options and his willingness to work collaboratively.  I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the compliments I get for my garden and landscaping, but it’s really Michael who should get the credit. I’ve given his name to friends and neighbors, and I’m happy to give him my strongest endorsement here.”Thanks for everything.  We really like what you have done for us.  We will enjoy it very much.”

Josh Wheeler, Seattle

“When we lost a large cedar tree along the north fence line of our property, we were devastated.  With the tree gone, there was a loss of privacy and a huge void to fill; but the situation also created an opportunity.  We hired Michael, who stepped in and helped us create a vision to redesign and reshape this portion of our yard.  We are thrilled with the result, and have had a steady stream of neighbors comment on how beautiful the landscaping looks.  Michael is fantastic to work with: he listens well, has a wonderful design aesthetic, and is cost effective and practical.  We would definitely hire Michael for our next landscaping project! “

Sally Meetter, Seatte

“We purchased a remodeled craftsman and quickly learned that our yard needed help.  It was overwhelming to even think about how to design and install both our front and back yards.  We met with multiple designers, but one meeting with Michael and we hired him on the spot.  Not only is he a joyful, fun person, but he offered us ideas at the first meeting that made us see what our ugly, lumpy yard could be.  He provided us with different design options, worked with us on plant and hardscape selections and made sure to meet our goals for a beautiful outdoor space.  His love and knowledge of landscaping and plants is bar none.  From a brilliant idea for a covered patio bench to how to give us space for our vegetable garden, Michael’s vision, creativity and management has given us a front and back yard that is magazine worthy – but not magazine budget.  If you get a chance to work with Michael, lucky you.”

Kathi Skow, Seattle

“Our yard had some unique attributes that required a knowledgeable designer. On one side of the house was brutal sun and severe wind exposure. The other was shady and cool. Michael’s design and plant list was tremendously valuable. People always comment on how well our landscaping looks. Something is always in bloom on either side of our house.”

Gene and Beth Morel, Sammamish, WA

“From crafting a vision for the garden to installing it, Michael is wonderful to work with. I was very impressed with how quickly Michael translated our initial consultations into a very thoughtful garden design. Installation was flawless. I’ve been really happy with our garden, enjoy its beauty year round, and have received numerous compliments about it.”

Terri Bookwalter, Seattle

“The Garden is gorgeous, we greatly appreciate it on a regular basis and still get complements and accolades on your design. The plants are blooming is sequence as you no doubt planned, it’s quite delightful to look around to see which grouping is up next.”

Anders and Stacy Kruus, Mercer Island, WA

“Michael’s design has completely changed the way we live in the summer. We now have a beautiful space to eat outside, entertain, and relax. And every season there’s something blooming or adding color to the yard, reminding us how thoughtfully Michael planned. We are completely thrilled with the whole process of working with Michael.”

Steve & Marla Lippman, Seattle

“I have known and worked with Michael on both interior and exterior residential and commercial projects for over 20 years. It never fails to amaze me how he can create just the right plantscape to enhance and accent the exterior, architecture, or interior plan, and the precise arrangement of plantings to totally change a drab and ordinary environment into something spectacular. His ability to sense what the client or I are looking for despite our inability to be able to express the needs precisely, at the time, has been invaluable. No one deals with a professional for more than twenty years unless his or her interactions have been more than satisfying and fruitful. And it has been that and much more.”

Cheryl Bloom, Interiors Director, Bloom Design Associates, Seattle, WA

“Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how great the garden looks, there’s color almost  year ’round now and the surprises just keep on coming with plants I didn’t remember we planted coming into bloom. We get a ton of  compliments and I am always passing on your name. Thanks so much for a job well done!

David Flum, Seattle

“Michael is knowledgeable, personable, creative and brilliant. He works magic with his landscape designs and seems to do so as easily as breathing. He has a long history of successful accomplishments as a professional. Decide to work with Michael and you will be amazed.”

Anne Borozan, Lake Forest Park, WA

“Michael really listened to what I wanted and took the time to truly get to know the space I had to work with. The design of my stone patio and stairs, as well as the landscape design and plant selection surrounding the stone look wonderful. I’ve been getting compliments from my neighbors and people walking by ever since it went in!”

Kari Hedman, Vice President Finance for Windermere Real Estate NW, Seattle, WA

“If you want great design and turn-key implementation, Michael Muro is your guy. I love my front and back gardens and I love that Michael delivered it on time and on budget.”

Susan Brown, Seattle