Wayland Landscaping Articles

Landscaping reviews in Wayland


Disclaimer: I have no experience with Landscapers so I don't really know how to grade the price. I think it was a good price though for the work done and I'll be working with him again in the near future.
My wife and I purchased a derelict property with a large barn, in the back of which was a hill about 5' high, which created a drainage problem and was undermining the old stone foundation.
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came recommended by a friend so we contracted with him after he came out promptly for an estimate.
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came with a bobcat, a couple of men, a huge dump truck and knocked the job out in a couple days. I really thought it would take heavier equipment especially to pull out the old foundation. I was impressed.
Prior to
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coming, my wife and I had cleared probably a quarter acre of brush and cut down several (5?6?) large trees, and there was a ginormous pile of branches, brush, and yard debris;
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's work doubled the size of it. I think it took like 6 or 8 loads with the dump truck to get it all off the property (we're surrounded on all sides by other houses). Dumping that in the town dump was about $1800 of the total cost.
Using a transit, he fixed the drainage back there by creating a swale, and this winter the water all just ran off away from the structure, so it looks like it's fixed.
- Jonathan S.

They planted the bulbs quickly and professionally. We were thrilled to see the flowers all come up in the spring. We were so satisfied that we now use them to maintain all of our landscaping and plan to use them in the spring to do some planting of perennials.

The Overall "D" grade takes into account
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' previous satisfactory mowing, plowing, and tree work.
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gets an "F" for my most recent experience with the company.

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agreed to re-grade our backyard to pitch water away from our house.
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said they'd do this by creating a swale on one side of our backyard and by sloping the ground away from our house on the other side.. When we asked if this would keep water out of our basement,
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, the owner of
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, said, "I guarantee it." We were also reassured by
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' ad, which said, "We have the equipment and experience to get the job done right the first time, backed by an industry leading guarantee".
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failed to live up to their ad and guarantee. Before
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re-graded, we got 1/4 inch of water in our basement during years with very wet springs. After
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re-graded in this similarly wet spring year, we got more than an inch of water - over four times the water we'd gotten before. We measured our backyard and found
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had not created the promised swale but had raised that area, deepening the pitch toward our foundation.
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pitched the area on the other side of the yard only slightly, leaving us with a slope that was too shallow and short to carry water away from the house..
I contacted
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a number of times, asking if they would honor their guarantee and come back to fix the botched job. It was only after my mention of the Better Business Bureau that the owner of
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came to my house. He immediately said he'd talked to the Better Business Bureau and his lawyer and then spent the next hour trying to find ways to blame me for "the damages", as he called it. He refused to fix the incorrect grading
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had done and he refused to give me a refund. He ended by standing in my driveway, towering over me, threatening in raised voice to call all the local landscapers to tell them not to work for me.
After this, I got bids from five companies to fix
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' work. None of the representatives of these companies could believe the yard had been re-graded - they all said the pitch was clearly wrong. Thanks to a good suggestion from the company we used, we were able to raise an area near the foundation to compensate for
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"swale", thus saving us from tearing up that area of the yard. The other side of the yard had to be torn up and redone. It cost us $1,200 to fix the damage
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later billed me $376 for eight mows they'd done in June and
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. I didn't pay those bills to off-set the $1,200. So, thanks to
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, I'm out $824. And I still have the image of a 6'3'' 250 lb. contractor standing in my driveway, threatening me. I'll let Angie's list know if retaliation, of any kind, occurs after this review is posted.
- susan T.

-plantings were fair
-annuals were unimaginative
-walkway work was ok
-steps were not done properly and no follow up despite multiple call, saying it would be fixed and blaming others
-window boxes were excellent
-personable and professional
- Kenneth W.

1. Initial contact - rapid reply
2. Quote/proposal - on time and very well written and priced
3. Follow up- excellent - wants to have input and work together
- kathleen F.

It went very well. I typed up the notes that I took and e-mailed them to her for her review. This was essential because otherwise I would have forgotten the information. It might be a good idea for others to have a tape recorder at the consultation.
She was very helpful and offered follow up phone availability.
- Christine N.

Our project involved many aspects over a large area that all required specific design considerations.
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and her team spent a lot of time discussing the design with us to ensure it met both our style and functional needs. And when work began they embraced each adjustment and addition that we requested along the way. As this was a complete overhaul to our space, it involved a ton of work that required careful project management planning, which
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and crew excel at delivering upon. We also appreciated her care to ensure that we could stick to a budget and were given varying options to make our decisions. We would highly recommend working with
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and plan to use them again for future projects.
- Hugo B.

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contacted us right away looking to set up the at house consultation, which we did about a week after purchasing their Big Deal. They were professional during the meeting, listening to our thoughts and making suggestions based on what we told them we liked (e.g., low maintenance, bright colors, etc.). The plans were supposed to be emailed to us a couple weeks later and then we'd set up another time to review them together and determine if this was going to be a DIY project for us or if we wanted
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(or any other landscapers) to perform the work based on the estimate they would provide during the review. Two weeks came and went - we just heard from
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this past Friday (couple weeks past the date they told us). The voicemail indicated we should have already received the designs but we haven't yet. Not a big issue - we understand companies get busy, especially when they offer a Big Deal that sells out on Angie's List. We're following up with them this week to get the plans and make the appointment to review them.
- Bryan Z.

We’ve had landscaping done before but, every time, the landscaper basically did what he wanted. Sometimes it didn’t turn out well, for instance, when the landscaper failed to take the local deer population or the size of the mature shrub into consideration. If I provided guidance (ie, a list of requested plantings), it was followed only if convenient. This time, I wanted someone who would work with me and design the plantings to meet my objectives and to do well under the specific conditions. Each area of the yard has very distinct soil and sun conditions; what would do well in one area (or someone else’s yard) wouldn’t necessarily do well in another. Additional requirements were that plantings had to be deer resistant, low maintenance, and user friendly (ie, no thorns or prickers).

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, was the solution to the problem. She asked for my input and provided guidance based on knowledge. She showed me options, gave me names so that I could research on my own, and provided computer-simulated renderings. For the flower gardens, she ensured that the color palette was complementary and that the bloom times would over-lap to provide the greatest duration of color. She listened to my concerns, modified the plans to suit me, and allowed me to be involved as much or as little as I wanted. When she wasn’t sure of something, she researched it and came back with answers. The long-term success of the plantings was important to her; her approach was thoughtful and logical as opposed to simply planting what was quickest and easiest to obtain at the nursery.

Her crew of young local guys – and
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– is great! They work hard and seem to enjoy what they do. On each day, people were assigned based on their capabilities and experience. And some are even immune to poison ivy!
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had suggested some hardscaping and recommended a contractor (Masonry & More). She and her crew coordinated with the contractor and regraded the yard after the work was completed.
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then subcontracted for hydroseeding. I should also mention that
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did her best to minimize expenses by shopping sales and sharing equipment rental costs among clients.

We are quite happy with both the process and the results. It was nice working with someone who took the time to really consider the outcome. I only wish that I had before & after photos to illustrate the dramatic change that
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has made to our property.

What to know: Landscaping projects can not necessarily be completed in a single season; some things are best planted in the spring and others in the fall. Also, it can take a couple of years for plants to establish themselves, and for modifications to be made based on the success of plants in a particular location. So, be patient!
- Cindy B.

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arrived initially to assess the property and to talk with me about my preferences and goals for the project. She then put together a proposed plan which included plant pictures as well as some sample plants to be sure I was happy with the intended plantings. Her presentation was carefully thought through and very professional, and took into consideration the soil quality, sun exposure, maintenance, and overall aesthetic goals. The workers she had on her staff were equally professional and were careful with the property, always cleaning up thoroughly before they left. The work quality was excellent, and the gardens were exactly what we had hoped for. Her pricing was very fair and well documented. We will be looking forwward to our next project this spring!
- Nancy C.
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360 Sport Systems

100 Cumming Center
Beverly, MA

3D Landscaping

PO BOX 692063
Quincy, MA

A Blade of Grass LLC

129 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

A Holland Landscape

PO Box 5537
Wayland, MA


Hull, MA

A. J. Tomasi Nurseries, Inc.

299 OAK ST
Pembroke, MA

AA Zagame Landscaping

15 Sylvan Way
Wayland, MA


P.O. BOX 9324
Denver, CO

ABC Demolition & Removal

800 Main St
Malden, MA

ABC Landscape

108 Summer St
Arlington, MA

Accelerated Property Services

148 Turkey Hill Rd
Merrimack, NH

Accurate Masonry Construction

PO Box 202
Lowell, MA

ACH Construction Inc

136 Parker St.
Maynard, MA


Boxborough, MA

Action Home Services Inc

PO Box 640
Vineyard Haven, MA


PO BOX 180048
Boston, MA

Adams Landscapes, LLC

66 Gold St.
Shrewsbury, MA

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