What our customers are saying about us:

I am beyond thrilled with the work done by Rusty Shovel to transform my yard full of mud, rocks and weeds into a haven of peace and beauty. Each of my ideas was welcomed and carried out, starting with the installation of extra drainage, followed by the construction of a gazebo and privacy screens, the sourcing and planting of native plants, and creation of several garden beds and a stunning dry creek bed. The team completes everything with skill and precision, but also a great deal of creativity and artistry. I would not hesitate to recommend Rusty Shovel.

Janet Hodgkinson Avatar Janet Hodgkinson

I've had the pleasure of working with Rusty Shovel on a couple projects. They've got a great crew that does fantastic work. Definitely worth a call before your next project.

Medium D Avatar Medium D

This is my first year contracting Rusty Shovel Landscaping and they have quickly risen to one of the top spots on my preferred contractors list. I have had wonderful feedback from my clients about their work on the Strata's property. They are professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them for Strata landscaping contracts!

Christina Boyd Avatar Christina Boyd



We're proud to be locally owned and operated:

Matt Tufts, owner of Rusty Shovel lives and enjoys the beauty of Vancouver Island daily. I have always had a passion for the entire design and build process. I feel strongly that for a project to end well, each step of the process must be thought out thoroughly, laid out well, and built using time-tested methods. This means that customer consultation and design input are crucial to achieving a goal all are excited about and proud of! The design process can often take months of back and forth communication to get a design that meets the mark. Budget and desire must be weighed out and balanced to achieve beautiful results.