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Peoria Landscaping Articles
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In regard to providing an estimate for upgrading old foundation
plantings and property line plantings in the back yard of our residence.
The property was purchased by us in February of 2011. As is the case
with many 30+ year old houses the foundation plantings were basically
out of control. Very large evergreens dominated the foundation beds
along with a old broken Redbud tree. The back yard property line beds
were also old and out of control.
us to determine out needs and desires in types of plantings.The removal
of the old evergreens would not be included in his estimate per my
request. Within a couple of weeks he set up another appointment to go
over his proposal with us. He was very well prepared and flexible with
architect and had many excellent ideas in plant types and color mixes
throughout the seasons down to Red Twig Dogwoods in the back for color
against the snow in winter. He left a complete set of color layouts with
us and we took a few days to look at these and weigh them against the
three other bids we had obtained.
were the deciding factors.
I called him a few days later and
asked when they could start. By then we were into early June and he told
us The first part of
first part of
of changes as we went along.
The job site was completely cleaned up and debris hauled away daily.
are very happy with the design and in particular with the quality of
the work provided by
Although I had originally requested the use of deadman for strength, Jerod assured me his turnbuckle system was even better. However, after only a couple months, the wall was already leaning as much as 6 inches at the top. I phoned him and he said he would fix the issue. But I had to phone him several more times over the next few months because he did not show up. He always had plenty of excuses why he was unable to get there. He did finally arrive to fix the problem and it was discovered that one of his turnbuckles had never been properly tightened down to begin with.
Also, in the course of the repair, he used his bobcat to push the wall back up. This ended up cracking the top 6x6 landscape timber. It looks terrible now. I have called him several times but he has never called me back. My understanding from my last actual phone call with Jerod was that he was filing for bankruptcy. I imagine my 10 year warrant on the wall is now defunct.
Additionally, the final bill was more than the original quote. He claimed that Menards would not honor the price they had quoted him on the landscape timber. At least he did call me before he started the work to tell me the landscape timber was going to cost a couple hundred more than the original quote.
It's a shame he was not more professional and responsive, as I would have hired him for several landscaping jobs at my new house.
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