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FOLIAGE FANTASIES
Recent Review: 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.
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Garden Keepers
Business Description: We are a locally owned business for 15 years. Professional and reasonable rates with caring attention to your needs.We design,implement and maintain your garden.Call us today for a free estimate.We offer 10% to senior citizens.
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Taylor Made Landscape
Award 2018Super Service Award
Business Description: Your garden will be designed by an award winning Master Gardener. Maureen Taylor has a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. She is a board member of the Landscape Design Associates and an active member of Midwest Ecological Landscapers Association and Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Maureen is a proud community gardener and has started several community gardens the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago where she lives. In 2007 she won first place in the prestigious Mayor Daley's Landscape Award for her own backyard. One of her community gardens won second place. Please visit my picture sharing site for pictures of some of my recent projects: http://taylormadelandscapedesign.shutterfly.com/ Please visit my website: http://www.taylormadelandscapedesign.com/index.htm
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Chicagoland Hardscapes & Landscaping
Business Description: CHL is a full service landscape & hardscape company. Our staff include a landscape/hardscape designer, master gardener, electrician, plumber, concrete specialist, general contractor & furniture grade woodworking specialist: allowing us to provide you with a completely customized outdoor space from one company. CHL is proud that we work hard, have fun and keep our client's happy with our one year guaruntee on plantings & lifetime guaruntee on our craftsmanship. Free Estimates. 10% discount to Angie's List members. We promise you will not be charged if we under estimate on the contract price. We do extend change oprders for client requestted change of scope BUT you will never get a surprise at the end of of a project. We work with you and your budget to guve you athe outdoor space you've always dreamed of owning. Fully insured.

Reviews for Chicago Master Gardeners

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....