Backyard Getaway

Backyard Getaway

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Would you like to add the peace & tranquility of flowing water to your backyard? Maybe add a fire pit or paver patio? How about a complete outdoor living space to get away from it all?

Let Backyard Getaway help you enhance your landscape with a one of a kind water feature, Florida friendly landscaping, a patio, fire pit and more. We will create the perfect backyard getaway for you, whether it's a relaxing pond-free waterfall or a pond filled with graceful Koi, a fire pit with seating to roast marshmallows under the stars or a patio to enjoy an afternoon outside with family and friends!

Backyard Getaway offers award winning professional and personalized pond design, installation, renovation and maintenance services as well as many other outdoor living services including landscape renovation and maintenance in Manatee, Sarasota and Hardee counties and the Tampa Bay area.

We love helping our customers by creating a relaxing retreat in their own backyard. 

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We offer an in home consultation. We are happy to consult by phone and email before the home visit if the customer prefers. Mention homeguide and we will waive the $35 consulation fee.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Backyard Getaway has been creating water features and outdoor living spaces for 15+ years. Owner, Dave Burns, is a certified Atlantic Professional Contractor.

Backyard Getaway’s water features have been featured in Pond Trade Magazine’s Contractor’s Corner, twice in Water Garden News’ Designer Showcase & in Country Decorating Magazine’s 2009 Special Edition Water Gardens issue. Celebrating 10 years of business in 2014, we are the proud recipients of the Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction award two years in a row in 2015 & 2014, the 2013-2014 Outstanding Innovative Project of the Year award  from the Sarasota County School District Volunteer & Partnership Program for the Colorfalls Water Feature at Lakeview Elementary, 2012 MojoPages Best in Landscaping Award and the Manatee Chamber’s 2011 Business/Education Partnership award for the donated water feature at Haile Middle School. Backyard Getaway is also a business partner in the Be Floridian Campaign created by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

We do not offer standard pricing. Every one of our customers is unique and so is their water features, landscape and outdoor spaces. Pricing is based on customer's needs. 


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

When hiring a pro it is best to receive three estimates and ask for recommendations from past and current customers.