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DFOLIAGE FANTASIES
Although I explained what I wanted, Laury Lewis totaled ignored me. He planted what he wanted to plant in the very expensive boxes he talked us into. He dropped off 25+ bags of potting soil and left them in a pile on my deck for weeks. I had to clean up after him every time he came to do some work. The window boxes were expensive because they supposedly have unique drainage systems. I had to replace all of the soil in all of the boxes this spring because it wouldn't dry out because the boxes don't drain out excess water. I have called the master gardener three times this spring to have him check the boxes, but he has yet to return my calls. He truly does not know what he is doing and is inconsiderate at best. His prices were outrageous particularly given the service you don't get from him.
- Cindy S....
CGarden Keepers
They never gave me a written proposal, which in retrospect was a mistake for both of us. There was no negotiation up front. I accepted the price she gave me, even though it was higher than another bid I had gotten. But she seemed to know about plants, and I was looking to establish a relationship with a company that did more than just "blow and go". It turned out that I thought things were included that weren't. I thought trimming the boxwoods was included. It wasn't. Everything I asked about was an additional charge. I understand that she should charge for add ons, but everything felt like nickel and dimming. I asked if they would take a big pot to the alley, a 15 second walk. Paula said she would have to charge me for that. I was looking for a company who would go the extra mile (in this case 1/8 of a block). At the end, we did a walk through and there were a variety of things that she said they would do that they didn't. After I pointed them out, they addressed each one, but there was tension and it was getting uncomfortable. At a certain point I just wanted them to leave. The lawn still has dandelions and other weeds. They charged $250 for that and I didn't feel that I should have to point out every dandelion and other weeds that they missed. I didn't feel that they were professional, and I would not recommend them.
- Linda H....
ASalinas Brothers Inc
VirgilI and his team did an outstanding job at my home. Garden beds were grossly over grown with weeds and ground cover. (New Home) my yard looks better now than the photos the realtors had from last spring. Pea Gravel installed along side of house, bushes and King Hydrangea trimmed back, reserved some areas we had mulch pulled from. Everything looks great. Will definitely recommend and look to use for future projects.
- Virginia D....
AGO NATIVE PROFESSIONAL GARDENING SERVICES
Serena is a terrific gardener and a very hard worker. She has helped design, install and maintain a garden in my large yard. Her ideas are inspirational and very economical. She charges a fair price for her work and earns every penny of it as she tirelessly maintains the garden.
- Mary E....
AFOOTHILLS LANDSCAPING CO
Denise, the gardener, is a pleasure to work with and is a very good teacher! She has done an excellent job designing and improving areas of our garden. We will continue to use Denise for advice, lessons on how to care for plants and for larger garden projects as well.
- Alison H....
AGreen City Gardens
Wonderful. I got a lot more for my money compared to other contractors. Great service, great ideas! JD, the owner, was on site and working with the crew. He was flexible with regards to tweaking the plan. My yard and house have been renewed. Very, very happy with the results. Definitely recommend.
- Leslie D....
ATaylor Made Landscape
Maureen and I began emailing in February, but the weather delayed our first meeting, as there needed to be no snow on the ground for her to see my garden space.  Once she arrived, she listened to what I liked, what I currently had in my garden and we brainstormed ideas.  We walked to two gardens in the area that I liked and talked about them in relation to mine.  Maureen asked great questions and took photos, telling me she would send me a garden plan within two weeks.  True to her word, I received an amazing garden plan!
- Debra W....
AIn & Out Design
My husband and and I love a beautiful garden but we are not gardening enthusiasts. When it came time this year to redo the garden beds in the front of our home, we contacted Mary DiCarlo of In&Out Designs. We could not be more please with Mary and the quality of her services. She came to our home, listened to our needs, and developed a plan that satisfied our desire for beauty without high maintenance requirements. The time from first visit to garden installation was timely. Mary is very personable and knowledgeable and helped to make a project that was originally quite intimidating for us very enjoyable. We are looking forward to enjoying her design and our garden for years to come.
- Kathy S....
APacocha Landscaping Services Inc
Very smoothly. They did a beautiful job. My neighbors are making comments about how beautiful it looks. We did a contract with them for the Summer and Fall.
- Kathleen S....
ABERTOG LANDSCAPE
LISA SUM DID A WONDERFUL JOB COORDINATING THE PROCESS. ALL GARDENERS WERE PROFESSIONAL IN APPEARANCE AND JOB ACTIVITIES. THEY CAME, DID THEIR JOB, AND CLEANED UP! POOF, NEW LOVELY GARDEN!!
- Pamela M....

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Recent Review: I was out of town, the date was scheduled, my family was home. When I returned the lawn, garden, back yard was beautiful.
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Recent Review: Pete figured out an array of small figured bushes and perennials that would fit the space, be attractive in different seasons, and require little maintenance. He and his men came and installed the plants within a couple of hours, and it looks very pretty! Pete is very knowledgeable easy to work with. Afterwards when I had questions about two of the plants he was right there with the answers. He did a great job!
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Recent Review: The process went smoothly from start to finish. The staff was always available to answer our questions professionally and we finally got our "dream garden." The fact that the company is located in the neighborhood made everything easier. We wish we had contacted Anne Roberts Gardens years ago! We will for sure use her for any future garden related projects.
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Recent Review: I have been using Royal Gardens landscaping for many years. They provide my weekly service and have always done a great job. They also provide scrub clipping and spring and fall cleanup services.
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Recent Review: Joni was amazing! From her attention to detail, on-the-spot knowledge, and willingness to educate novice gardeners, she was incredible to work with! Our garden has been transformed into a beautiful oasis!
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Recent Review: I consider Chalet Landscape Nursery & Garden Center the best doing what they did. I think they're on top of their game. They're inexpensive. They are terrific. They were professionals in designing the landscape of my garden. If you want it done right, you should get Chalet Landscape Nursery & Garden Center.
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Recent Review: The work was scheduled during a week of wet weather.  The job was done well, in a timely manner and the price quoted  was the price charged.  We were very happy with the results!
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Recent Review: Wonderful. I got a lot more for my money compared to other contractors. Great service, great ideas! JD, the owner, was on site and working with the crew. He was flexible with regards to tweaking the plan. My yard and house have been renewed. Very, very happy with the results. Definitely recommend.
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Recent Review: Maureen and I began emailing in February, but the weather delayed our first meeting, as there needed to be no snow on the ground for her to see my garden space.  Once she arrived, she listened to what I liked, what I currently had in my garden and we brainstormed ideas.  We walked to two gardens in the area that I liked and talked about them in relation to mine.  Maureen asked great questions and took photos, telling me she would send me a garden plan within two weeks.  True to her word, I received an amazing garden plan!