Recent Review: Beth provides amazing services. She is very well versed in her subject matter and believes strongly in creating sucessful landscapes that will thrive in their environment. Beth will work with you to provide a plan that will suit your space, and your needs while at the same time focusing on things that will grow and thrive in the Pacific Northwest. While I love the plan she did for me (she does plans, not installation, but does have suggested contractors that she works with for install) what I found the most helpful was the Garden Coaching. What a revelation to have someone come over and walk around your property with you and identify what you have- and what should be done with it. That shrub that looks horrible? Because it's planted in shade and it needs sun. What the heck kind of tree is that? Does it need to be pruned? What kind of thing would work well in this odd spot and so on. And if that was not enough, Beth also sent a follow up email with a PDF of suggestions, AND she makes an MP3 recording while you do your coaching session that she sends you so you can refer to it after. This was great, so I could pay attention during the session and not have to worry about taking tons of notes while she was there. I was blown away by this service. Beth is helpful, patient, and very knowledgeable, and her communication was VERY prompt - you will never wonder if she got your email or phone call, she was always right on top of getting back quickly. I can't say enough great things about Beth and the services she provides. (ps- for cost of service above, there are many options to choose from, and Beth did a few different things for me so it's hard to post ONE price, but $120 was for my coaching, which I felt to be the best part)
Business Description: Garden design services that are geared for the home gardener. We do "design only" services that include hardscape, plant selection, garden coaching, design of arbors, fences and other garden structures.
Business Description: Rain City Gardens is a landscape design and maintenance company. We specialize in designing and creating landscapes that use native plants, feature rain gardens and require little to no irrigation. Rain City Gardens also specializes in creating beautiful shade gardens and finding solutions to difficult sites.
Recent Review: Excellent! She is a wonderful gardener and very hard-working. My yard looks beautiful, and we've already harvested vegetables from our garden. Considering how much work she did for me and how much she planted, the price was fair. She also gave me the less expensive options for planting and billing.
Recent Review: Stephen was wonderful to work with. He was prompt, friendly and an expert. He brought all sorts of pictures for ideas but also really listened to what I wanted the end result to look like. For the backyard, he came up with a great idea for a reflecting pool that would also look great from the deck above. His diagrammed mapping is wonderfully detailed, like an architectural design drawing, with names of all the plants and their locations. Since I was really just looking for help in designing the garden (I can do the work myself), this was exactly what I wanted. Stephen also took time to walk me through the drawings, recommend garden stores to look for the plants and make other recommendations. As I'm a very amateur gardener, the knowledge and experience I received from Stephen (as well as the diagram maps) was so valuable.
Recent Review: We were out of the country for 5 months from February through June and needed a company that could do the garden maintenance independently and professionally. Our garden is pesticide-free and backyard habitat certified with extensive plant and flower beds, so we needed someone willing to do hand-weeding and able to deal with a wide array of plants, and not just an unskilled lawn-mowing service. As a passionate gardener I needed someone I could trust with my garden for the 5 months we were gone and could not supervise the garden work. I asked Tracy from Smiling Gardens for an estimate because of her track record of professional gardening. But she was also passionate about gardening and genuinely interested in our specific garden. After our return we found the garden in great shape and more beautiful than ever. And the final cost was only half of what Tracy estimated in the beginning. She only charged for the actual work she and her team had done.
He is a master gardener, he knows his plants. He will pay attention to whatever you tell him to do. He is very responsive and his quality of work is great.
- Ellen V....
APARKWAY LAWN CARE
I have always hated gardening, but Dale helped me plan a garden that would be interesting in all seasons and easy to care for.
- Barbara H....
Our daughter is very happy with them. She has even recommended them to others in our neighborhood. Mr. Margarito Altamirano is the contact person from Omar?s Landscape. They also do the gardening for our neighbor, regularly. Our daughter bought an old house from a master gardener. She didn?t know what to do with the garden, which was overgrown. So, she drew up a plan and Omar?s Landscape helped her reorganize everything. The master gardener had laid three strips of plants. There were plums trees, blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes in the first strip. The second strip was filled with flowers such as irises and perennials. The third strip was reserved for vegetables. Everything was growing together. She made the guys from Omar?s Landscape to dig up all the plants, which looked like a mess. They replanted all the perennials, the way she wanted them to. She had a bunch of mulch delivered to her garden. It looks really nice now. We think the work must have taken a week or two to complete. She has been very satisfied with them. They are reasonable too. The work done by them was affordable. They were very polite and professional, too. They were willing to do what she needed them to do. We will be hiring Omar?s Landscape to do some work for us, next year.
- Gordon J....
ACascade Landscape Maintenance LLC
I can't say enough about this company. I had decided once last year (2014) that I could find someone less expensive and did. All to my own dismay, they didn't know what they were doing. Advertised as supervising their men with a licensed master gardener I came to realize he didn't know a mum from an azalea, and made up stuff as he went. And then he quit coming, which was in itself a blessing. I stopped that service and crawled back to Cascade on bended knee! If I need something extra, I call the office and it gets done, or someone comes out to discuss it further. Very responsive, and they try hard to make sure you get what you want at a price you can afford. Had bark put in all the garden areas and it's beautiful!
- Catherine F....
AManny's Property Maintenance LLC.
Great! Garden looks fantastic and we look forward to the crew continuing to provide garden maintenance service.
- Joseph C....
We were out of the country for 5 months from February through June and needed a company that could do the garden maintenance independently and professionally. Our garden is pesticide-free and backyard habitat certified with extensive plant and flower beds, so we needed someone willing to do hand-weeding and able to deal with a wide array of plants, and not just an unskilled lawn-mowing service. As a passionate gardener I needed someone I could trust with my garden for the 5 months we were gone and could not supervise the garden work. I asked Tracy from Smiling Gardens for an estimate because of her track record of professional gardening. But she was also passionate about gardening and genuinely interested in our specific garden. After our return we found the garden in great shape and more beautiful than ever. And the final cost was only half of what Tracy estimated in the beginning. She only charged for the actual work she and her team had done.
- Barbara S....
AFontana's Finest, Landscape, Lawn & Garden
Curtis and his crew came over and removed my old garden and built all new garden beds for next year. They installed rock pathways in between the garden beds and put a permanent fence up around the new garden space. Curtis was a pleasure to work with and had tons of knowledge about my plants and shrubs around my house. He freely offered advice on lots of different plants and shrubs with no additional cost.
- Kandi F....
AJZ Brothers Services
Great job. Disappointed in lack of communication with the office as I had asked for 4 more hours but the crew who turned up were not told. They did a great job. Worked hard and fast. Very happy, but could have used the extra time.
- Deborah A....
ASeed Garden Designs, llc
It's rare to have services that go so far above your expectations. Alyssa and Dreya are amazing. I have high standards, too :) They did an amazing job with my yard, it has never looked better, and my neighbors have been complementing how nice it has been looking! They know all the plants, and tend them efficiently with loving care. They are passionate about what they do, professional, affordable, knowledgeable, really if you need someone to put some love into your yard look no further.
- Joel A....
ARose City Estate Gardens Inc
Bruce Runcie, the owner of the business is a very hard-working individual who in turn, hires very hard working employees. This is the second time I have used his service for a clean-up. I have a drip irrigation system, made up of piping. They were very careful to not injure these pipes, something easy to do, and has happened previously with other companies. I noted that one or two items I requested to be done were not completed, and he returned promptly, the next day, to finish the job. He even did more trimming than requested! He did a splendid job that exceeded what I expected. They pulled so many weeds in between many plants. This was not an easy job. They finished the job promptly. I highly recommend this company.