"Cindy, we are just so thrilled with our landscape! Through this project, we had several obstacles to overcome (years of overgrowth, drainage and property line issues, changing weather and our evolving decisions) all handled with a 'can do' attitude.

Your knowledge of plants and trees was invaluable. I personally appreciated your gentle honesty as you convince me some ideas were impractical while working hard to accommodate my requests.

We were so impressed with your ability to work with other professionals. Above all, your genuine kindness, enthusiasm, abilities and knowledge will keep us referring you to friends and calling you for future projects!"

- Heather
  Ann Arbor, MI

"Working with Cindy is terrific! It's like working with a friend who is very knowledgeable about plantings and has a vision for creative and balanced design. She blends a warm, friendly style with professional execution. Enthusiastically recommended!"

- Mike
  Ann Arbor, MI

"Cindy is phenomenal to work with. She has a master's degree in landcape architecture, so thoroughly understands everything about designing a property's landscaping. Ponds, streams, slopes, trees, plants, lighting, pathways, patios. . .you name it, Cindy understands how it works in a landscape design. She creates a landscape design that fits harmoniously with the home. She also understands soil assessment and other items critical to a plant or tree's survival.

We've worked with Cindy every year for the past eight seasons. Eight years ago, we hired Cindy to create the master plan. Each Spring, we call Cindy back in and - by using just a couple hours of her time - make tweaks along the way.

We love working with Cindy. She understands Michigan's environment and the native plants that will thrive. She is able to effectively communicate with both my husband & I by finding great solutions when the two of us seem to be at odds in what we want. And, she's very aware of a property throughout the seasons - we have greenery all 12 months, and blooming bulbs & perennials from April through October. Routinely, we have people stop in front of our house to ask us how we accomplished such a beautiful property - the house and the landscaping are in such harmony. We're thrilled to tell them it was Cindy Fink of DC Design Associates."

- Carla
  Ann Arbor, MI

"Woody and I have enjoyed working with Cindy who created a beautiful landscape for us from a most ordinary yard. She listened to our ideas and needs and then presented us with several preliminary designs for us to consider.

Cindy was there every step of the way from design, plant selection, and plant and hardscape installations. We are delighted with our yard and continue to work with Cindy as we develop more areas.

Cindy came highly recommended to us and we were so lucky to hear about her. We would definitely recommend her to anyone."

- Sandy and Woody
  Ann Arbor, MI

Working with Cindy for several summers has been such a pleasure! She has completely transformed my garden areas with her ability to “paint” with plants. She is able to envision how a garden will look in a few years’ time as well as how it will change with the seasons. In addition to knowing what combinations of plants are attractive, she is also very knowledgeable about the amount of light and type of soil different plants need in order to thrive. I’ve particularly appreciated her willingness to work with my existing plants and shrubs and not insist on replacing everything. Left to my own devices I would choose plants and colors I know and love, and the result would be a hodgepodge of sizes and shapes. Cindy has always listened closely to my preferences, managing to incorporate them into her much more artistic vision, and the results are really quite lovely! Thank you, Cindy!

  Ann Arbor, MI

Cynthia Fink, MLA

Landscape Architect
DC Design, LLC

Ann Arbor, Michigan and environs