Who Is Yard Maid?

“I appreciate the  misunderstanding
I have had with Nature over my perennial border.
I think it is a flower garden;  she thinks it is a meadow
lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.”

~Sara Stein, My Weeds, 1988

Experience, Quality and Reliability


As of April 2016, Mervyn Erb of Brucefield became the new owner of Yard Maid.   Merv has owned an independent crop consulting business since 1989. He specializes in agronomy, pathology and entomology.

Introducing our new General Manager:

Rick Offless, originally from Guelph, has been passionate about horticulture ever since he can remember. Educated at the University of Waterloo in Geography, he has mentored and trained landscapers while being in the arboriculture, garden and landscaping businesses for over 10 years.

Having also worked in the social services and airline industries, Rick thrives on providing exceptional customer service. His combined experience makes him an excellent source of knowledge and he looks forward to helping you create the landscapes of your dreams!   Rick now lives in South Huron with his partner and daughter and they absolutely love all that Huron County has to offer!

Our combined experience in business management, horticulture, and our collective love of gardening, makes our team one that we can be very proud of and we look forward to many more years of quality work.

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A locally owned and operated business

Serving Bayfield and the Lakeshore Area