Friend Landscaping

A 57 Reviews

Founded 2001 • Angie's List since January 2011

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Licensing

Licensed
  • Trade License Number
  • C123404
  • Trade License Locale
  • Iowa
  • Trade License Expiration
  • 10/28/2016
Bonded
Insured
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Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Company Contact

SE 9th Ave

Des Moines, IA 50327

Description

Friend Landscaping has been providing exceptional landscaping services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Des Moines area since 2001. Locally owned and operated, Friend Landscaping can take any lawn and turn it into a work of art. Owner is on most jobs. We understand that customer satisfaction starts with dependable services. We will provide quality workmanship to every project, every time. Attention to detail and quality as well as doing good business are some of our core values. We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and become the company for all of your landscaping needs. ...

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57 Total Reviews
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54
B Rated
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C Rated
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lawn & landscaping (41)snow removal (19)hardscaping (12)mulch delivering (5)stone and gravel (4)drain pipe installation (3)tree service (3)lawn care (3)handyman (2)landscape lighting (1)dog fencing (1)lakefront landscaping (1)
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11/05/2020

No results because I live in NW Des Moines proper and the service provider is located in the SE section of Des Moines. The owner stated that we were out of his service area and I think that would make good business sense. I would not expect them to come that far for one small job. I have no problem with his decision!!!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Snow removal that would involve some hand shoveling and other vehicle plowing.

CATEGORY snow removal,dog fence

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/30/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for the nice review. I hope you can find someone to do your snow. Please keep us in mind for landscaping service Thanks Bill
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07/15/2020

My basement got flooded couple of years ago due to heavy rains over july 4th weekend. It’s due to my home seller’s poor landscaping work. Bill worked on this project in April 2020, and fixed this grading issue around my window well. He also did a really nice landscaping work around it, installed drain tail, catch basins, grounded gutters, and adjusted grading to improve drainage, reseeded the area...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Grounded gutters, fixed grading and rain water drainage issues.

CATEGORY landscaping,lawn service,basement waterproofing,drain pipe

COST $10,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/06/2020

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04/15/2020

We moved into our new construction home in 2007. On June 30, 2018 there was torrential rain in the Des Moines metro, causing a lot of local flooding and flooded basements. This was the first of 3 occasions that summer when a small amount water worked its way up through a concrete seam in our basement floor. We contacted several local wet basement outfits to see what could be done to correct the pr...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The ground around the foundation of our house has settled. We are looking for someone to restore the grade from the foundation to the yard so that rainfall drains away from the house properly and correct some other issues that have developed with our existing landscaping.

CATEGORY landscaping

COST $20,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/11/2019

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09/23/2019

They never responded to the request for a quote

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
request for a quote

CATEGORY snow removal

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/23/2019

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Didn’t realize this person tried to contact us since we don’t always get on the Angies list app. Email or a phone call is the best way to get a hold of us. This was a honest mistake and again phone call or email is always the best way to get a hold of a business not through a app. Have a good day Bill
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06/11/2019

Friend Landscaping is the best landscaping EVER! I'm doing my happy dance right now. Tony did an awesome job today. He went beyond the call of duty! You can't beat the prices either.I will call them again when needed. Thanks Bill and Tony. It's always nice finding a new "FRIEND" :)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Tree trimming and planting a rose bush

CATEGORY landscaping

COST $240

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/11/2019

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06/06/2019

The folks at Friend Landscaping did extensive work on an extremely shady, ¼-acre yard that had almost no grass, inappropriate plantings in the middle of the yard, and had been dug up for various repairs and remodeling. Work included tearing out old, rotted landscaping and plants, grading, adding to a retention wall, rock landscaping and extensive seeding. Bill Friend, the owner, is generally onsit...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
tearing out old, rotted landscaping and plants, grading, adding to a retention wall, adding rock landscaping and extensive seeding.

CATEGORY landscaping,lawn service,pavers, gravel,hardscaping

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/26/2019

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02/22/2019

I must compliment Bill for having done a such a great job this year clearing away the snow from our driveway, back and front porch stairs and front sidewalk. When he says it will be done, he means it. On one of the heavier snows, it was later that evening and he was at my house plowing and shoveling and wasn't going to quit until everyone had been taken care of. I am grateful I found his service.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Snow Removal

CATEGORY snow removal

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/18/2019

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07/25/2018

We called Bill asking for estimate to do landscaping geared toward keeping water away from foundation. He came out the very next day and was very knowledgeable and gave honest assessment. He told us we should first consult a basement waterproofing company to see if corrective measures needed to drainage system around house. He wouldn't recommend landscaping until that issue was assessed. He clearl...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
assess for landscaping to prevent water entering lower level

CATEGORY landscaping

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/17/2018

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06/21/2018

All my neighbors are impressed by the work completed. So far the grass is coming up nicely.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Seeded lawn

CATEGORY landscaping

COST $5,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/11/2018

A

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09/08/2017

Very well, the walls did what we hoped and Bill and his crew were great to work with. He had helpful suggestions and the work was done right. The walls look great and made mowing much easier. We recommend them. Bill was very responsive and the work was done at the cost quoted.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We had a retaining wall put in our back yard along with two others replacing wood with stone.

CATEGORY landscaping,hardscaping

COST $15,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/15/2017

Services Offered

Services Include but not limited too; Outdoor living areas, Drainage control systems, Retaining walls, Sod & Seed Insulation, Water Features, Fire pits, Fire places, Landscape lighting, Landscape edging, Flower beds, Terraces, Stairways, Berms, Landscape Maintenance, Grading, Mulch & decorative rock, Under ground gutters, Gutter cleaning

Services Not Offered

Lawn Mowing

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Check
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes