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About Earthscape

Our Story

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How It All Began

Mark Schwarz and Sam Bauman started Earthscape in 2005. They were an unlikely pairing. Sam was a nineteen year old entrepreneur who had managed 12 local properties throughout high school and bought his first riding mower before he turned 13 years old. Mid-career Mark left the executive life of software engineering to be creative outside. Sam and Mark both loved the creativity and rewarding work of the business of landscaping. The rest, they say, is history.

An exceptionally diligent work ethic combined with the creativity of design using CAD technology established the design-build firm as a leader in exceptional customer service and trend-setting principles in design and construction.

Now with offices and crews in Elmira and Toronto, projects are completed for design-minded clients across Southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area. Sam is still holding down the fort with his experienced management team while Mark has taken a back seat and focused on the business’s off-shoot at Earthscape Play.

Our Philosophy

What is your vision? Where are the pain points in your landscape? What style of design fits your personality? Listening carefully to your goals and lifestyle is where the process begins. Understanding your needs means we can offer you inspiring, thoughtful and innovative solutions to your specific landscape needs.

The relationship of trust is what makes the process of designing and building your landscape so rewarding. Our clients know that our broad knowledge base in landscape design, materials and construction means that we offer our unbiased opinion to help you make the best decisions for your outdoor space based on function, aesthetics, style, cost, and durability.

The process is collaborative as you share your outdoor lifestyle and vision so we can create a landscape that you will love for decades to come.

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The Design-Build Advantage

We firmly believe that one contract, one point of contact, and one point of responsibility is best and simplest for our clients.

When you choose design-build, you have one team working for you.

Your landscape designers have a deep understanding of materials and construction methods. Your installation team thoroughly understand the design intent and rationale for your landscape. Designers and installers are in constant communication – we work under the same (newly renovated) roof at our offices in Wallenstein and Toronto – and we have one goal – your complete satisfaction.

Together for you, design-build offers efficiencies and savings of both time and money. There are fewer change orders and much less confusion.

Your design-build experience will be faster, more efficient and result in a much superior experience for you. You have our word.

Building your dream landscape

What are your goals, your plans? Let’s talk about creating your dream landscape.


Homeowners who value creative design and exceptional craftsmanship, trust Earthscape’s simple step-by-step process to transform an outdated or non-functional landscape into an exceptional outdoor escape.

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