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Working with
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could not have been a better experience. He looked at our
canvas of a yard in a new development and work a masterpiece. He arrived promptly for our initial meeting, he took the rough ideas we had for what we would have liked to see and ran with them. His profesionalism and his knowledge was very apparent as we watched the product develop. He listened to our initial ideas, ran with them, and then added his expertise and experience to make a master piece of lanscaping. This finished product was amazing. We couldn't have been happier. His services are not the least expensive in the area but the work he and his staff provide are worth every dollar. His crew was punctual, professional, polite and very clean. I would highly reccomend him to anyone needing any level of lanscaping jobs.
- Bob L.
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Although we did not eventually go with
's company, it was a VERY difficult decision to make.
was incredibly responsive and professional and made every effort to provide us with a deck design and price that we would be happy with. He met with us a few times at OUR convenience and made adjustments when we asked. We found him easy to talk to, with a good sense of humor and an artistic mind, and loved the ideas he was coming up with. Our choice to not hire him was not because of any shortcoming, but rather that the other company brought a few subtle different ideas to the design that we liked better. Like I said, it was very close and we would happily hired
and and his crew just as easily!
- Bryan L.

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Hardscaping reviews in Cleveland

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This is the 2nd time we have used
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Suleva and
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. They originally did a stone paver patio for us 6 years ago below and existing deck. We love the patio so much, that when our poorly constructed deck failed, we had
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come back and replaced the deck with a raised paver patio using the same pavers to match the previous patio they had installed. They once again did an incredible job. They are meticulous in their work. They leave the yard and suroundings as clean and undisturbed as possible. They pour a concrete pad and
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the pavers on top of that. This process may cost a bit more, but it is SO worth it. These patios will last a life time and never move or have weeds grow up between the pavers. I'm sure you could find someone a little cheaper, but you get what you pay for. They do superior quality work and are a pleasure to work with. They were actually done a week earlier than we had expected too! The best contractor we have ever dealt with.
- Edward S.
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December 2011:
As agreed, H.A.M builds a stone patio behind our house in early December. With hindsight it might have been better to wait until spring. The patio is nice looking, but as of this writing, it has started to settle unevenly. In several areas it is below the level of the beds so that mud flows onto the patio when the beds are watered. Unfortunately, there are now permanent stains from the caked mud on the surface. I have tried to wash these off with the garden hose, and to sweep them off with a broom, but the stained appearance of pools of dried mud remains. The “stone” is really textured concrete.
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said there was a chemical to use to remove stains from the stones. However I called the manufacturer, and was told no such chemical exists. They suggested I try using
soap.
February 2012:
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presented her finished plans, with a complete list of plants and pictures (she calls these “color collages” of the plants). I was thrilled and excited, looking forward to the next steps. Unfortunately our basement continued to leak. E.R. concrete examined the leak and recommended further waterproofing—along the Eastern wall of the foundation. This necessitated removing some of the patio stones placed in December. In addition E.R. snaked the storm drains and found an obstruction on the south wall. More
digging and repair followed. (See my review of the excellent and professional work done by E.R. Concrete)--The contrast in work ethic between this company and H.A.M. is particularly striking.
Accepted proposal: Patio $7500, Bed Prep $6500, Gravel paths $5,395, Plant installation $12,644.46, Mulching $2,438.92 (plus
tax)
March and April 2012:
One evening my husband mentioned, “There is a man walking on our property.” I looked out the front window, and a H.A.M truck was parked in our driveway, so I walked outside to introduce myself to
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. I understood from my contract with
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that drains would be placed under the paths, so I pointed out the recently constructed access drains to the storm sewer, put in place by E.R. Concrete. Mr.
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asked, “Your paths will be constructed of crushed limestone, right?” I was surprised by this. At an earlier meeting I had asked
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whether the paths would be made with river rock. At the time I had no idea how garden paths should be constructed. I asked Mr.
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to check with
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about the stone she preferred. (I do not know if he checked with her.)
During the construction of the beds and paths on our property, I found H.A.M’s crew to be pleasant. They traced out the dimensions of the beds and paths with spray paint. To my eye, the paths looked excessively wide—not like paths, but more like garden beds. In total, the crew spent two half days. They dug up my neighbor’s hosta (as required), but did not replant—leaving the bare-rooted plants to wilt. I emailed
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about this lapse, and she sent her own crew to plant the neighbor’s hosta.
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spent the afternoon at my home on April 25, to supervise the delivery of the plants. This was apparently the first day she inspected her subcontractor’s work. As we walked on the property to “place plants”, she found much to criticize. She noticed that the garden fabric underlying the paths showed through at multiple spots, that the plastic edging was bare of stones in some areas, with stones spreading into beds in other areas. She agreed that the paths were uncomfortable to walk on. She also noticed that the beds had NOT been constructed in accordance with her initial design.
She called H.A.M, and arranged for them to reconstruct some of the beds. In addition she told me she would talk with
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about the paths and that they would let me know a plan to solve the problem.
The next day (April 26), while her crew was planting,
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informed me that the paths had been constructed with the wrong stone. In contrast to my (uninformed) idea, crushed limestone was the path material of choice because it would NOT roll underfoot. In the opinion of my contractor and her subcontractor, my“choice” of pea gravel had created the problem.
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proposed that
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would try an “experiment” to see how the paths could be ,fixed.
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built two “plots”—one with pea gravel mixed with polysand, one ,with pea gravel to which crushed limestone had been added.
May 2012:
I researched the proper construction of gravel garden paths on the web. I found that it is important to construct a base
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with “fines” grade stone that can be compacted and flattened before placing garden fabric, and lastly a
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of gravel. The use of plastic edging is substandard. When edging is used it is made of aluminum. I could find no recommendation for plastic edging anywhere. I discussed the design of the paths with two other landscapers. Both had ideas for rebuilding—including edging with brick, and removing the gravel in order to dig and reconstruct. I asked
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is she had ever put gravel paths into one of her designs, and she admitted that she had not done so.
Nonetheless, I waited to hear
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and
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’s solution. Both
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and
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metwith me on the property on May 2. They denied that there were problem withconstruction, and thought that the addition of polysand would glue the gravel and garden fabric into place, and allow the whole to look better. They both emphasized that adding mulch to the garden would make everything look better , “like black and white” I was repeatedly reassured.
I visited
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at its Warrensville Heights yard to look at the “testplots.” I did not find either solution to
be standard, and thought both would create an irremediable mess on the property, though adding polysand to the gravel to make it adhere to itself andnot move around on top of the garden fabric seemed the least satisfactory. After this visit I demanded a one-on-one meeting with
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in my own yard.
When he came to our property,
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Man again emphasized that my error in judgment had
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to the whole problem. I asked if M.A.N. had ever constructed gravel paths on other properties. He told me that he had. I asked for the names or addresses of other
property owners so I could see these paths. He replied that “He could not remember” and would need to get back to the office to look these experiences up. (I have not yet been given a list of other gardens I might visit.)
To give readers a sense of
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’s bullying inter-personal style—His comment to me was this: “Have you ever been to Versailles?” When I answered “no”, his condescending response was that his paths were constructed exactly like those in the French palace’s formal garden—where gardeners rake the paths daily.
On May 7, the H.A.M. added mulch to the beds. Again, I showed the crew the paths, and also the drainage problems on the patio. I was told that all would be corrected by the addition of the mulch. Later
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himself promised me that
he would repair the patio so that it drained properly. H.A.M. never returned to make this repair.

Ouryard has large trees, and an abundance of roots and rocks, so to build anadequate base for the paths would have required more digging than was done.
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was unwilling to offer any correction of the problem that would involve more hours of work. His final suggestion was to add crushed limestone on top of the gravel in the existing paths (for an additional charge). I reasoned that this step would make reconstruction even more difficult.
Total paid to date at end of May $30,062.
June 2012:
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and I met to go over all the details of the property. She promised to meet her obligations with respect to plants that have not yet been delivered.
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’s team did not mulch 3 of the beds, as agreed.
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’s crew completed this job.
I have told
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that in my opinion her trusted collaborator and colleague has failed at every level of customer service—from poor quality workmanship to poor human interaction skills.
At present I am in the process of hiring another landscaper to reconstruct the paths and at least one of the beds. I have paid
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’s final bill in order to simplify my own life. However, both companies (
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‘s Green Thumb and H.A.M. Landscaping) will find my comments posted on Angie’s list.
In conclusion, I would discourage anyone from hiring
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as a contractor, because of her choice of subcontractor. As a landscape designer, and plant expert her services are to be recommended and the beauty of her vision commended.
DO NOT HIRE H.A.M landscaping for any job.



- Miriam W.
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After using
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in the fall, we brought them back to design and install our brick paver patio in our back yard this past spring.
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and his crew were great to work with once again. They got started early in the spring and were able to have the job done in less than a week. They even came back out in the early summer once we picked out our water feature and helped us install it. They kept the yard clean every day. We would definitely recommend using
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for any patio or deck job.
- TODD L.
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Great experience. Arrived when he said he would to look at the property and give us an estimate. Communicated by email and phone as to when he would be able to start. Always returned phone calls or replied to email within 24 hours. Ran into a bee's nest while doing the tear out which he took care of himself by calling an exterminator. Job was finished in a timely fashion and I was pleased with the way they cleaned up. I would definitely hire them again if needed.
- David L.
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In November 2011,
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's company came out to cut back some trees that desperately needed cutting back. When his team didn't call to schedule an appointment, I contacted
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and she got them there within days. They did a great job, but forgot one tree. Again, I contacted
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and she got someone there THAT day to complete the job. They are extremely responsive and do an excellent job.
They also did an excellent job removing the snow from my driveway on 12/17/11 when we got 4 inches of snow in one afternoon.I didn't even know they had shown up to complete the job.
I also needed a log for a particular project.
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and
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were able to find exactly what I needed.
I would HIGHLY recommend them. Both
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and
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are the best!
- Robin R.
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Did not have a professional result. Uneven grass cut. Had expensive sod looking horrible. Tried to talk to manager and

be patient Just didn't work out
- deborah T.
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On a recommendation from the company that did the waterproofing I contacted a landscaper. I was told that they did not do work in Cleveland. Looked up landscapers in a local area directory. Came across K&J. Called, made an appointment with the owner to look at what was needed to be done in the yard. The owner came and did an analysis and mailed us an estimate. Since we have had landscaping work done in the past the price that was quoted was very reasonable.
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and his 'helper' did all the work. Excellent job. Yard looks great. Will use him in the future
- Christine R.
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Everything went well, I am very pleased with the work that they did. It took them about seven days to do our back yard, and only three days to do the front. They put in underground draining, top soil, plantings, rocks, walkways, and a patio in the back. In the front they added plantings, took out old bushes and added new ones, and added lighting.
- THOMAS AND BARBARA H.
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