We were so impressed with Troy's generosity and integrity. It's no wonder he has received an Angie's List service award. We called him about delivering some river rock, top soil, and mulch, and told him about how much we would need. He gave us a quote, which seemed fine to us (not knowing anything about these things). When he got here, he started by telling us how we could either pay him or do the job ourselves and save a lot of money--and even gave us landscaping tips for the front and back yard! He actually spent a lot of time with us, which we never would have asked for. And he didn't charge us a cent. It was as if he swooped in with his superman cape, did his good deed, and was on his way. And we would have paid him. Wish everyone were as honest and professional as Troy.
- Juliet D....
CGriff's Mulch Service
(Reviewed by Leah Wooten, daughter of Linda PInkerton, who contracted the service) I selected Griff's Mulch based on the multitude of excellent reviews on this service and am bummed to say I did not have a similar experience. All started very well. I contacted Troy on 5/31 and requested to schedule an appointment to quote to mulch and add rock to my front landscape beds. Similar with other comments Troy came out the same day and spent a good amount of time talking with me about what I wanted to do and giving thoughtful recommendations. I settled on a combination of pine bark mulch and river rock. I specified I wanted the medium rock - not the smaller version that eventually sinks into the dirt. Troy had the mulch already on his trailer so he went ahead and completed the work immediately. The cost was $364.00 We agreed that he would come back on Monday afternoon, 6/2 to install the rock. He arrived on time with his team mate and they started to work. Troy mentioned that he would be leaving to go to the bank and his partner would continue working. I went inside and about ten minutes later Troy knocked on the door and asked if I would mind going ahead and paying him for the rock as he was on his way to the bank. I wrote him a check for $350. When he returned he informed me they had run out of rock and would need to purchase some more and return later in the week. There are long planters along the front of my house and they had finished about 1/3 of one planter. I mentioned to him that they needed to fill in the area that was started as it was not full coverage. He said it was not an issue and they would handle it. By Thursday, 6/5 I had not heard back from Troy so I called to ask him when they were coming back. He essentially acted as if he did not know what I was talking about and I jogged his memory. He was apologetic and said he'd be over the next day to complete the project. He asked me to text my address again. Unfortunately I was not home on that Friday when they came to finish the project. When I arrived home that evening I was dismayed to see that the rock in the long flower beds was not the same style as what they put in for the rest of the area. It was a darker color and half of the size (the kind I did not want). It also was not completed insofar as it did not go behind the plants, just the front visible areas. At this point I was frustrated and elected to wait until the following Monday before I contacted him again. On Monday, 6/9 I called Troy and explained the issue and learned Troy had not been there himself so was not familiar with the materials used. He apologized and said he would be out to look over and correct the situation during the week. By Thursday, 6/12 I had not heard anything from him so contacted him via text message and asked him to please tell me when he would be here to finish the work. He apologized and said he would be there before Saturday. It rained on Friday and Troy did text to say they would be there on Saturday (today) to finish the work as they had been delayed by the bad weather this week. Unfortunately I again was not home today when they arrived to do the work. They did fill in some areas of the flower bed but the spots between and behind many of the plants is still empty. And it was still the smaller sized rock that I stated I did not want from the outset (and had pointed out was an issue). At this point I am done as it has taken far more effort than it ever should have to complete this project. A few hours work took two weeks. I simply do not have time to continue pursuing and I will just go buy some medium size river rock at the local store and put a layer over what is there. That was exactly the work I did not want to do myself but it is what it is. I chalk it up to a lesson learned about writing a check in good faith that they'd do the work they were physically on site to perform. I definitely will not make that mistake again.
- Linda P....
ACULTIV8 LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Response time, professionalism, and price were spot on. Jay and his crew did an excellent job. I will be calling on Cultiv8 again in the future and highly recommend their service.
- Mike S....
AAldo's HD Lawn & Landscaping
David and his entire crew were nothing short of amazing. They were prompt, very reasonably priced, and incredibly efficient. They worked around the clock- including on Sunday when I ASKED him to please rest! He installed a variety of beautiful new plants and trees around my house, as well as finding me the best price on river rocks! They got there on time, worked incredibly fast, and the finished product is gorgeous. I can't recommend them highly enough- we are now thinking of switching our lawn service over. Thank you all! We love our new landscaping!
- Kristina B....
Could not have gone better, JR and his crew far exceeded my expectations! Can't wait to use them for their design services. They will be my go to team for all things landscaping!
- Walter L....
ASee More Green LLC
See More Green did a large amount of work for us this spring and, as usual, they did an exemplary job. We re-landscaped all our flower beds with river rocks and plants and it was a lot of work. We also put in new sod. They had a team of very polite, very professional people working incredibly hard and the result was just beautiful. The cost of the materials was higher because of the rock but for the amount of work, the value was great. When we ran into problems with the level of iron in our deep well, the owners came out to my house in the rain and were with me for two hours trouble shooting the issues. We had another company out to the house THREE times and they could not help us but See More Green knew exactly what to do and laid out all our options very clearly. Their expertise is unmatched. I read the review by a customer who was unhappy, claiming there was something damaged and the company did not send him a check fast enough. That really surprised me. I have had very positive interactions with this company and its owner, Jason, and I feel strongly that he would always do the right thing and correct any inadvertent damage promptly. I highly recommend See More Green.
- Dominique P....
ALOPEZ LANDSCAPING & DESIGN
Excellent ! He came by took inventory on what needed to be removed and recommended different trees and plants. Started work the next day. Finished in 2 days. Filled area in with lots of new river rock, removed all the old mulch, weeded, and bordering. Placed new foliage and repaired irrigation system.
- Renee B....
ACULTIV8 LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Jay did an excellent job with listening to our needs and completing the project on time. It was a more complicated situation where a French drain was needed to divert a large amount of water away from the property and the continued flooding. We will be using Jay again for our next landscaping projects.
- Mark M....
AGriff's Mulch Service
I had a real good experience dealing with Troy the owner of the company. He showed up to look at the job to give me a price when he said that he would and once I agreed to have the work done Troy and his employees started the job on the day specified. Having someone who's doing work for you show up and start the job when they say that they are these days is sometimes the most difficult part of hiring someone. I'm very happy with the work that was done. It looks great.
- Hector D....
AMOW'N BY BOWEN LANDSCAPE AND LAWN CARE INC.
Very happy with the new landscaping! Chris provided a detailed landscape plan and the yard looks great! Already getting compliments from neighbors. Also use Mow'n by Bowen to cut grass weekly. Highly recommend!
Business Description: We custom build water features, from patio ponds to poolscapes to extreme koi ponds and water gardens. Certified Aquascape Contractors & Certified Rain Exchange Professionals, installing unique rainwater capturing systems. Our retail showroom is located at 375 US Hwy 41 N. Bypass, Venice, FL 34285. We carry a full line of pond products, including pumps, pond fish, aquatic plants and decorative items such as spitters & statuary. You will also find an array of products ranging from Hydroponic & Aquaponic supplies, lighting, high-end tuned windschimes, birdbaths & houses. There are many fountains, from table top to freestanding. We carry river rock, mountain boulders and landscape plants. Our showroom boasts dozens of water feature displays & ponds, as well as a personal putting green.
Business Description: We are Florida's premier brick paver cleaning and brick paver sealing company. Servicing the majority of Florida to include Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Bradenton, Sarasota, Orlando, Citrus County and all surrounding areas for residential services and the entire State of Florida for commercial brick paver cleaning and sealing services. To include concrete cleaning and sealing as well as travertine cleaning and Sealing. We are a combat veteran owned and operated business.
Business Description: Family Owned and Operated Since 1998
Member of Chamber of Commerce
Very professional, Always Prompt and Courteous
Customer service and quality are two core values are company strives for on every job. We believe a quality product along with great customer service is far more important than trying to give a customer a cheap price and doing things right the first time is very important to us.
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Recent Review: David and his entire crew were nothing short of amazing. They were prompt, very reasonably priced, and incredibly efficient. They worked around the clock- including on Sunday when I ASKED him to please rest! He installed a variety of beautiful new plants and trees around my house, as well as finding me the best price on river rocks! They got there on time, worked incredibly fast, and the finished product is gorgeous. I can't recommend them highly enough- we are now thinking of switching our lawn service over. Thank you all! We love our new landscaping!
Recent Review: Excellent ! He came by took inventory on what needed to be removed and recommended different trees and plants. Started work the next day. Finished in 2 days. Filled area in with lots of new river rock, removed all the old mulch, weeded, and bordering. Placed new foliage and repaired irrigation system.
Recent Review: Very happy with the new landscaping! Chris provided a detailed landscape plan and the yard looks great! Already getting compliments from neighbors. Also use Mow'n by Bowen to cut grass weekly. Highly recommend!
Recent Review: Jeff was awesome. His crew worked so hard doing the front of the house. My fountain looks fabulous surrounded by the synthetic grass. And no more dog digging holes. People stop constantly inquiring about it. My house is like the Disneyworld of the neighborhood lol. I give out Jeff's cards. The look is awesome and the price was totally worth it. My granddaughter thinks it's her private park. And I use a blower to send my neighbors leaves back to them. A special thank you to Jeff for spreading The rocks out front and fixing my husband's unplugged fountain debacle under the grass. Coming back on a Sunday to get the pump back on.