Recent Review: I found them on Angies' list, and they were one of two estimates. Pete, the owner, arranged a time for a visit online. He was very quick with responding all along. He came out and heard what we had in mind, but we really wanted his input on how we could improve the yard. He suggested a retaining wall, with drought resistant plants in the front. We wanted a new lawn, and he priced both seeding and sodding. Pete said that our side yard was functional, and he didn't see how we needed to change that a lot. He was very considerate of our budget, and always had separate pricing for us to consider. In the back yard, he said we could extend the existing patio out into the trees, with a curve, and redo the sinking slab and cut a curve to blend in with the basket ball court concrete slab, which was still in good condition. He suggested plants for the slope, and considered which plants would work in sunny areas. Pete then emailed his estimate, we asked for the Angie's list coupon, and it was applied. We visited his nursery and looked at the plants he was recommending and asked questions about their placement in the yard. We looked at the different pavers available, and he gave us catalogs to see all the colors and styles of walls and patios. We agreed to do it all at once, on credit cards (airline miles, you know), half down to start, then the last half after the job was complete. He dropped off samples of stone so we could decide which color we wanted. There was a two day delay because of rain, but the crew showed up on Wednesday and immediately started to cut the trenches for the wall in the front. The foreman was Jose, he was excellent: creative, polite, hard working and intent on doing a solid and attractive job. His crew ranged from two to four, depending on what was being done. (Extra people for planting or mulching, fewer for the stone work). They placed the front wall over several days, gluing it together, you can walk all over it. The whole process took about three weeks and few days. They carefully places all the stone, cut the concrete and it looks wonderful. The curved patio in back is amazing, sturdy and beautiful. Jose said that if the sand between the stones fails, he will come out and redo it. There is a warranty on the plants for one year. All the work was done well, with more than we had asked for. It was hot, and they certainly worked hard. They arrived at 10AM and left around 5:30 PM. They never came in the house, but accepted water and drinks from us. We are very pleased with the results, It was more money that was had anticipated, but in this case, we really got what we paid for. Our neighbors are amazed with how different it looks, and we just have to smile when we sit on the patio or drive up and see the new wall and plants. I highly recommend English Country Gardens. Pete and Jose were professional, communicative and full of good ideas. I would use them again.