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Lawn looks great. Neat and clean. no issues. Prompt on on time. I forgot to make 1st payment, sent me very professional/courteous reminder but continued service. I am very happy with them so far.
- Matthew L.
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Lawn & Tree Service mows my lawn in a timely manner every week and insures that edging and blowing off is completed before leaving. The job has a very professional look which is important when you are competing with neighbors for the best looking lawn!
- Ronald B.
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product and delivery on time as expected. Friendly people. good prices, great service
- henri S.
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You get what you pay for.
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's price was the best, and I soon found out why. We hired
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to put down some new loam and hydro seed. We also had him install a sprinkler system in our back yard.
After hydro seeding, there were numerous areas left unseeded. I mean very large areas that were left as just dirt. I had to have him come back and put down seed in those areas by hand which he did only after I refused to pay him the balance until it was straightened out.. A year later and my lawn is still a mess. I have since spent well over $500 in loam and seed to try to get grass to grow in the bare spots, and there were plenty. Not to mention days of my labor.
Next, the sprinkler system. Well, it looks like he just laid the pipe on the ground and covered it with the new loam. He did not dig down to bury it at all. How do I know this? Because when he sent one of his workers over to aerate the lawn to try to get the bare spots to come in, they punched holes in the sprinkler lines everywhere !!! They did repair the damage, but I was not willing to have my yard dug up again to have it done correctly so it will stay as is and I just have to remember to never aerate the lawn again. He also, did not tighten a valve in the sprinkler bow which resulted in the box filling up and water backing into my basement.
Mulch beds turned out ok, but all of the mulch on my property is black and he put down red in the new areas. I am guessing it was left over from another job
Good luck trying to get him to answer his phone or call you back. And if he says he will be at your house on a certain day, don't hold your breath. Twice he was supposed to meet me and never showed and didn't even have the courtesy to call.
Lesson learned, cheaper is definitely not always better.
- Michael B.
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I placed 2 separate orders with
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, the first being 3 yards of their black bark, and the second being 4 yards of 5/8- gravel. I dealt with
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on both
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.
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was on-time (actually early) for both
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, as well as being professional and courteous. In addition,
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expertly delivered the product in the exact area I had marked in my driveway. I would not hesitate to use them again, and highly recommend them.
- CHRIS K.
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An estimate was done on May 6, 2014 for the needed back yard work. Once we accepted the quote, we were put on the work schedule. Work began on May 27, 2014 and was completed in one day. Work was completed by their crew and involved tilling, grade work and debris removal. Five cubic yards of a topsoil compost mix was brought in to fill in some of the areas where the backhoe and tractor tire tracks from the prior sewer work had left almost one foot deep impressions in the yard all the way from the side yard around to the back yard. At the same time a trench was dug for the plastic drain tile and drain box from the back of the house and heading out to an easement area at a lower elevation. Grass seed, fertilizer and straw were then spread over the area that had been prepared. Mother Nature took care of the rest with some nice rains over the summer, and we now have nice green grass once again where there had been mostly broken up clay soil.
Only a couple of issues occurred with the job. Both were taken care of promptly by
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. The first minor issue was a glass tube rain gauge that was broken somehow during the yard work. I was allowed to deduct the cost of the rain gauge from the original invoice bringing the completed job down to $1139.61. The second issue was with the drain line where we found it not working properly after a heavy rain soon after the installation.
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promptly took care of the issue by adding several more feet of drain line to reach beyond a rise in the yard making the drain exit closer to the area of the easement which was at the lower elevation. They did this at no added cost to us which we really appreciated. It has worked fine since then and have not had any more standing water close to our foundation.
- LOUISE & DAVID O.
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Two trees are totally dead and four others are showing browning on branches. Have tried to contact
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since April for him to honor the guarantee he wrote on my receipt. He will not call back, will not pick up certified letters and won't answer email. I'm going to
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$117 for each tree. He promised a refund of $117 for the tree he never bought that I paid for and I never got the money.
- Gretchen H.
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to check on the progress and growth of all he had planted.
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The job was perfomed in a workmanlike, efficient and seamless manner. The bid was followed closely with no surprises upon completion of the job. Approximately mid Spring
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returned to our home to check on the progress and growth of all that he had planted and to ask us if we were completely satisfied with his work.
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had to work around a lot of bad weather and always returned to the job when weather permitted. Whenever he was coming to work he always notified us of his intent to work and showed up at the appointed time. The jobsite was always left in presentable condition and completely cleaned up upon completion of the job. I have since referred
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to my clients and he has undertaken a job for a company that I am an officer in.
- RONALD W.
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I went with
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because they were recommended by neightbors when we moved into our neighborhood several years ago. For a time they were so-so: on the plus side,
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was friendly and responsive, the seasonal clean-ups were excellent, and the crews were friendly and reliable. Over time, however, I became progressively less happy with
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.
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came out to look at a small hardscaping job, for instance, but never got back to me with an estimate. Also, I was having trouble growing grass in the back yard, and mowing crews repeatedly trampled or over-mowed new young grass, killing it. Last summer, I was away for a six weeks and the grass was completely dead when I returned -- but despite weekly visits by the mowing crew, no one bothered to contact me to say, "half the grass you're paying us to mow is dead." Frustrated, I finally called last fall and said I needed different or better service; the phone receptionist, though friendly, basically said, "Our crews are paid to mow, that's it: they don't take crae of grass or tell us if it's dead, they just mow any grass that's there."
I asked if there was some different service I could set up -- something more suitable for a busy working professional who wanted a full-service arrangement. The receptionist said I could upgrade to a more enhanced kind of service; when I asked how much it would be, she said
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would have to come take a look. I asked her to have
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contact me; she said she would, but I heard nothing back. Over the course of several emails over several months, I asked again to have
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or someone else contact me to discuss setting up a more full-service plan-- silence.
Finally, in April, I gave up and decided it was time to find a lawn and landscaping service that was more responsive, so I notified
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by email that I wished to discontinue all services as of that date and asked that they remove me from their client list. I wrote: "I've been a
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Side client for years, but over the last year have grown increasingly frustrated about the inconsistent quality of the services and inconsistent responses to service requests. (No follow-up after a hardscaping consultation with
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last year; no follow-up on requests last fall for a consultation about getting a better and more comprehensive service plan; crews relpeatedly trampling on grass seedlings; etc.).
At this point I think it's time for me to cancel any services still listed in your system and find a lawn and landscaping company that is a bit more responsive. I'm disappointed to have to do this; The
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Side originally came highly recommended by neighbors, but I need to find a company that will follow-up promptly and can provide better and more consistent service."
I received no response whatsoever, which surprised me, but I went about the business of finding a new lawn care service (which ended up being cheaper, as well). I figured
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had gotten too big too fast and had let customer service for smaller customers slip, but didn't see the point of writing a negative review; I was a bit frustrated, but that was all.
That would have been the end of the story -- but in early
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, I got a brand new bill for serviced that had supposedly been performed since my April email (while another lawn service was actually on the job!). I emailed and left a voice mail reminding
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that I had cancelled all services back in April, and asked that the bill be cancelled. No response. Then, in late
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, I got an email informing me that my bill was past due and asking me to pay immediately. I fired off another round of emails (forwarding the previous messages) and voicemails -- again, no response. Finally, I called and by some miracle I got
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on the phone. He said curtly that he'd "take care of it." (No apology). I thanked him and hung up, thinking that at least this would finally get resolved. But guess what came in yesterday's mail? A brand new bill, dated several days after my conversation with
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!
That's when I turned to Angie's List.
Bottom line: a lot of my neighbors still use
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and seem satisfied. I don't know if my experience was anomalous, but it was not great. I understand that sometimes small companies expand rapidly and "outgrow" their smaller customers -- it may cease to be worth their time to deal with people whose needs only generate $20 or $30 a month. That's fine, and if at any point someone at
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had said, "We're sorry, but we just don't think we're the right company for what you need," I'd have thought that was fair enough. But the lack of communication and responsiveness is extremely unprofressional, and my apparent inability to get
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to stop sending me bills for services I have cancelled is beyond irritating. Caveat emptor.
- ROSA B.
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was very nice and even though the price changed it was still very reasonable for the work that he performed. He was late a couple days without a call and had to call him to see what was going on. But he always answered back quickly. I was not in a big hurry so did not really bother me. He did not come out and provide a visual estimate so the price was $100 more than expected but I though the price was still very reasonable for what he did. He was. Courteous and professional. I would still use him again and recommend him.
- Rachel Y.
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A+ Lawn & Landscape

PO Box 379
Ankeny, IA
Locally owned & operated. additional address - 6990 ne 14th street, ankeny, ia 50023.

A-1 Handyman

833 C Ave
Nevada, IA
Handyman services. financing available only on labor

Alternative Rain Irrigation

PO Box 181
Madrid, IA
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Altoona Mulch

451 NE 9th
Altoona, IA
Bulk mulch, topsoil, boulders, rock, field tile and supplies. we are open on saturdays 8am to...

Artistic Curbing LLC

8116 Ivy St
Dexter, IA
Cost is determined by the job.

Blue Star Lawn & Landscape

8601 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Blue star lawn and landscape.

Bob Lenc Landscaping, Inc.

5430 Lower Beaver Rd
Des Moines, IA
Bob lenc landscaping, inc. and lawn care offers premier outdoor living space solutions. we...

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL
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Country Landscapes Inc

56985 Lincoln Hwy
Ames, IA
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Creekside Total Maintenance

17357 S 69th Ave
Tinley Park, IL
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Friend Landscaping

SE 9th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Friend landscaping has been providing exceptional landscaping services to residential and...

GARDENS GRACE

3120 SW 13TH ST.
Des Moines, IA
Garden's grace, inc. was established in 1996 by owner kenna neighbors to create and maintain...

Hammerhead Construction, LLC

6612 Sheridan AVE
Des Moines, IA
Hammerhead construction, llc is a general contractor that does 90% of it's work in house....

Liquid Landscape Designers

9340 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, IA
We are a full service landscape company that specializes in water features.we have a retail...

Modern Touches

3291 230th st
Saint Charles, IA
Modern touches is not only veteran owned but an experienced and professional home remodeling...

Monkeys Auctions

69 Johns St
Indianola, IA
We are a family-run business, auction has it all. we do estates, partial estates, abandoned...

Outdoor Concepts

P.O. Box 41095
Des Moines, IA
Outdoor concepts is des moines' premier landscape design and installation. our theme is...

Seasonal Outdoor Services

917 S Kennedy Ave
Madrid, IA
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. our...

Solid Rock Landscaping LLC

PO Box 508
Waukee, IA
We practice horticulture. we have 2 high quality crews. we sub out lawn care and spraying. ...

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines, IA
We are swieter home lawn and snow llc and we can help you with any home improvement and...

Tapper Turf & Land

1504 W Wahkonsa Ave
Polk City, IA
Thank you for visiting tapper turf and land. you are invited to contact us with any questions...

Ted Lare Garden Center

2701 Cumming Ave
Cumming, IA
Family owned and operated landscaping company founded by ted lare in 1982. the company designs...

The Grounds Keeper, LC

9235 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA
We have been in business for 15 years in the des moines/ames area.

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