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When frigid winter days have you longing for spring showers and their magical flowers, there is no need to suffer in silence.
2870 NW 107th AveCoral Springs, FL 33065
From Business: Established in 2005, McMahons Irrigation and Landscaping Inc specializes in Gardening, Sprinklers Garden and Lawn Parts and Supplies, Lawn and Garden Equipment an…
10875 NW 52nd StSunrise, FL 33351
Been using A Cut Above Lawn Service for probably about 10 years now. Everyone I've dealt with over the years have been completely professional. Th…
141 N Fort Lauderdale Beach BlvdFort Lauderdale, FL 33304
From Business: -Family owned and operated.-In business over ten years.-Emphasizing quality and reliability.-Fully licensed & insured including certification with State of Florid…
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This company is low class and extremely unprofessional. I am the neighbor of one who employs this joke of a company and they make a purpose of destroying my lawn and drive with debris and not mention, they stack and cram branches for months behind the guys hedges unknowingly to my neighbor. Pretty sure one of the guys is intoxicated every time he shows up. Stay away
I normally would not do this to hard-working people, but today I was so shocked by the treatment of this company that I felt the need to write this publicly. I could not have had a more horrible experience. They were inconsiderate of neighbors and trespassed property without notifying those around me. I asked for their number to complain, and the supposed owner had the audacity to give me a fake number and raise his voice at me. I would not recommend them to a single person. They should not be in business if this is the kind of customer service they choose to provide. They should be ashamed of themselves for the way they behaved.Important Note: This review is for the High Performance Lawn Service that is owned by Filipe Vaz, NOT Diego (954-934-3830). The company that services Boca Raton and has this 561-983-7439 number as their contact number is the recipient of my review.
I called them for lawn services and some trimming for my house and they showed up the next day and did a great job and very fast.they did everyhing i asked and very good price. AAA
They Saved my lawn!!They also provide Pool Service. I am so happy!Thank You Diego!
I called high performance after recently moving into a house with a lawn (front & back) that had not been cared for. I started the clean up myself but when I found dead animal skulls and various other dead things back there, I thought it best to call in the professionals for a general yard cleanup. A quick yelow pages searched yielded many results which I called but no one else seemed to want the job. Diego didn't seem to mind and anyone who's ready and willing to work deserves my business, IMO. I didn't have to work around his schedule he worked around mine and arrived on time. Unfortunately the largest portion of the mess was in the back yard which does not have an easily accessible door, so I had Diego & his brother come in through the house. They were very respectful of my space and were concerned with keeping the floors cleaned despite the house being in total disarray from the recent move. What sold me... my herding dog is a strange neurotic pup. She does not like strangers. Period. So I crated her in preparation of the visit but that never stops her from very loudly vocalizing her distrust of strangers in her home. Much to my surprise... not a peep from the fickle dog. Diego walked over to her crate, placed his hand near it and I almost stopped him because again, she doesn't like strangers. Still not a peep, I had one very calm dog in her crate. From that point on, Mateo was golden in my book and we hadn't even discussed the nitty gritty of the job at hand. If my dog senses good peeps, good peeps it is.The job was a dirty one. Imagine years of zero TLC. He quoted me what I considered a fair amount, given the yuck factor and sheer amount of material to haul. He also immediately pointed out the trees that should be removed, the types of trees they were and why they were dangerous to have near the house - he knows his stuff! (All of this I knew from a previous inspector so I knew he wasn't trying to squeeze me out of a few more bucks you skeptics). We agreed on the yard clean up and I expected to be scheduled much later... nope, not Mateo and his crew. They assured me it would be cleaned up the very next day. I explained I had to work and would not be able to take off. No worries, we'll come clean up and you can leave payment or something. Diego followed up with me midday from the site for a quick update. Keep in mind, I haven't seen any of the work at this point. To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting much. It was a labor intensive job and it was just plain nasty. I arrived home after a long day of work and it was obvious his crew was even harder at work. I ran around looking at my yard in utter amazement, I could finally see the potential. I could walk around in it without worry of something dead or alive lurking! I was so floored I sent him a text message expressing the WOW factor. They even cleaned up my neighbor's piece in between the houses! My expectations were greatly exceeded and I will not hesitate to have him out again to take care of those trees he mentioned. Respectful guys, hard working, knowledgeable, friendly and reasonable price - what more do you want?
I am very pleased with Diego's work and have already recommended him to my friends. My yard looks great, and they even did some extra clean up that I didn't ask for!I called Diego out to give me an estimate to prune a tree back from my roof and rake up the massive amount of leaves in my yard. When he came out to have a look, I also had him bid on a lot of other tasks that I had been meaning to do, but just hadn't gotten around to: trim hedges, prune crepe myrtles, , remove box shrubs, remove a rotting mimosa tree, cut back an out of control plant, etc...He came in about $200 less than a quote I received later. The guy giving the higher priced quote said I was getting a great deal, and that I should jump on it.Mateo agreed to come out the next day at 8am. However, it rained that morning and I received a call at 7:30 saying he'd like to wait for the leaves to dry up a bit before starting and that he'd be there by noon. He showed up around 2pm, with his crew and got to work.By dusk he was finished, and everything looked great. They even weeded around my hedges, and removed the weeds from the flower planters surrounding my mail box.Very excellent work and a great price! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that he showed up a couple of hours late without a phone call. But I am willing to let that slide for the price and quality of the work.
This is actually the first time I ventured to use Yellow pages as a reference tool, since I disagree with 99.8% of what Austinites typically like (Sushi, Yoga, Hemp sandals, Skinny jeans, etc).WOW, Diego and the boys are amazing!!! I spoke to him on a Thursday morning, like other reviews indicated, He arrived slightly ahead of schedule and wasted no time in assessing the needs we had discussed to where a quote was ready when I arrived a few minutes later. The price was good, not the lowest but certainly not the highest. The selling point was he assured me he would finish the job in one day where all others quoted two days, maybe even two and a half.We set up to have the job done the following week.The next day he called to inform me he had a cancellation and could come out the following morning to get the job down . Perfect. We had plans for Saturday morning already in place so they would not be disturbing any attempt to sleep in, for us at least.The crew arrived while my fiance and I were running errands (as alerted by text message) so we made our way back home soon after to see how things were going (with a 24 pack of water and a bag of ice to keep the guys hydrated). Now I am very particular about cleanliness and organization. So was the crew. No tools strewn out all over the place, no blaring stereo systems, no idle chit chat, these guys were working. Oh, and they already had an ample water supply. D'oh!I was amazed at how quickly the overgrown tree was cut down, especially since the branches engulfed multiple runs of phone/data lines. The bane of my existence was gone. I finally found one thing I dislike more than hipsters, Possumhaw.Lunch time: One guy from the crew made a run to a local taqueria, while the others cleaned up the back yard. Upon the arrival of the food I offered the guys some habanero and Ghost Chili sauce assuring them it was much better than what the taqueira offered. To test this the let me sample the "hot sauce", meh, it had a little kick. I was asked not to bring out my sauce since no one on the crew could handle the sauce I just swigged down. BooooooNext on the agenda was some sort of pine tree that was easily 5 feet taller than our two story house. Luis ( I am almost certain this is Diego's brother) scurried up that tree like the ground was on fire and cut the tree up with surgical precision. Seeing him attack that tree was more awe inspiring than watching a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. Yeah, I said it.Round three, some huge deadish tree. Again, it was down before I could return with a case of beer for the guys to savor after a job well done.I cannot say enough about High Performancelawn services and his crew. They exceeded my expectations not only in timing and the superb cleanup, but they noticed a large dead tree limb tangled in my neighbor's tree that hung over our driveway and got up there to remove it. Something the neighbors were "gonna get to" for the past three months. These guys are AWESOME!!!!I 100% recommend using High performance Lawn Care. If it takes a little effort to get them to your place, the service is well worth it.thank you for everything and I will call you again soon !!
Very satisfied with the services and customer care,. I am very pleased with High performance overall and would highly recommend their services .
Great services and price, I avery satisfied with services and customer care !!!Thank you High Performance
I hired after my last lawn crew never showed up. They were professional and knowledgeable. I had a great experience and am currently using them, i have been using High Performance for the past 7 months and would recommend their services.
Nature's beauty can be seen everywhere through landscape designs. Not everyone has a green thumb or the knowledge to coordinate a landscaping plan that's aesthetically pleasing and meets the unique needs of the property. Landscape contractors can help add curb appeal to the exterior of your home or strategize how plants should be laid out.
Generally, landscape contractors create or refurbish outdoor spaces by planting trees, lawns, shrubs and flowers, and constructing paths, decks and patios. These professionals will generally discuss client requirements, how the landscaped area will be used, and the client's preference for certain styles. After this initial meeting, landscapers will select the materials they need and start carrying out their construction and planting plans.
With the number and variety of properties that need landscaping services, it should come as no surprise that there are many different providers to choose from. In fact, there are nearly 500,000 active landscaping businesses in the U.S. This demand is driven by the continued growth in domestic housing markets. Steady disposable income has also been a major reason for households to outsource their yard care.
Landscaping contractors have a wide variety of techniques that they can use to spruce up your yard. Here are some of the most common landscaping attributes that you can find at most homes:
Homeowners and businesses may stray from annuals and biennials due to planning and costs associated with them - instead, look to fill your garden with perennials. These plants return every year, making them a budget-friendly option. You may choose to do a one-color floral garden or a combination of colorful perennials. Look at plants like allium, buddleia, coneflower, sage and veronica for inspiration when choosing perennials.
Homeowners can mix and match different kinds of trees to enhance their yard. Evergreens like spruce, magnolia, holly and firs keep their leaves year-round. Deciduous trees, on the other hand, have leaves that change color and fall off in colder months. Pair different types of trees together for ample yard coverage.
If you want to guide guests around your yard, try using pathways. You can dig shallow holes to make the stones flush with the ground, providing an appealing walkway. Pavers can also be arranged in geometric patterns to cover unused ground space or bare earth.
Landscape contractors can also build a structure that will enhance your yard. Perhaps you decide to put in a koi pond, or that you want to build out your patio. Landscape contractors have the knowledge, tools and design expertise to carry out these construction projects.
Homeowners and business managers should call landscaping contractors as these professionals have the tools and expertise to carry out jobs such as:
Planting Trees and Flowers
Landscapers are often called out to roll out sod as well as plant trees and flowers. These contractors have the design aesthetic to help you plan the best layout for your particular space. Landscapers can also tell you if certain plants aren't cut out for your climate. Not only will you get a beautiful yard, but you'll also have foliage that will last over the years.
Sprinkler systems are beneficial for a variety of locations, but many DIY irrigation projects can lead to incorrect installations. Some problems include poor-quality components, improper pipe sizing, too many sprinkler-heads per zone, and inadequate head spacing. These systems are difficult to install, and a DIYer can easily make mistakes. Landscape contractors can situate sprinklers methodically to maintain your plants and ensure that the irrigation system is set up correctly.
Building Retaining Walls
If you have a retaining wall or are putting one in, proper installation is crucial. Landscapers see issues like lack of proper base preparation, unattractive wall blocks, mitered cuts at corners and no drainage chimney installed behind the wall. To prevent your wall from crumbling, call a landscape contractor to construct one.
Besides putting in plants and trees, building decks and patios are the most common jobs for a landscape contractor. These professionals have the best materials and tools available to create the look that you desire. DIY projects can end with structurally unsound builds, requiring additional time and money to fix the issues. Good landscapers will ensure a solid result that melds with the rest of your landscape design.
Homeowners and contractors can draw a lot of inspiration from landscaping styles used all over the world. There are some limitations to your options, such as what plants you can use based on the climate you live in, how much space you have to work with and any homeowners-association compliance regulations. However, once you address these main areas, landscaping design is only as restricted as your imagination.
Many homeowners are starting to use the Mediterranean design style for their landscapes. This option is becoming popular around the world because it takes advantage of new varieties of palm trees and plants that conform to different climates. The diversity of this flora is what makes this approach so appealing.
Southwest Landscape Design
If you live in an arid region, this style is likely going to be the best choice for your landscaping. Using a mix of garden decor and plants, Southwest design aims to make the most of plants that retain water well and can handle dry, warm climates. Pathways, patios and lawn ornaments can help cover the space and complement available flora.
Japanese Garden Style
Japanese-style landscapes are known for providing a serene space. This design uses a number of techniques to make the area look bigger than it is and to create a calm, beautiful atmosphere.
No matter which style you choose, there are some main considerations that should go into your design. Homeowners need to anticipate equipment access needed to create a deck or patio, as some tools may be too big for the space. They will also want to start by choosing a focal point. It should stand out but still be connected to the rest of the landscape. Accenting your home with thoughtful plantings to highlight its features will add curb appeal and enhance its characteristics.
Landscape work is not cheap, so it's in your best interest to make sure that it's done to your requirements and that you get the best contractor to do the job. Consider these factors before hiring a contractor:
Every good contractor should have a list of recently completed jobs that you can see in their portfolio. They should also have a list of references that you can contact, or properties that you can see in person. Feedback from these sources can reveal necessary information about the quality of the contractor's work, dependability, responsiveness and capacity to carry out your particular project.
Certification and Memberships
Landscape contractors also should have relevant certifications from reputable programs, like Certified Landscape Technician. You should also ask for a list of professional activities, affiliations and awards to gauge interest in professional growth and commitment to excellence. Contractors may be part of the International Society of Arboriculture, The Irrigation Association and numerous other organizations that are committed to providing better training and education in the industry.
Homeowners should require that the contractor submit certificates verifying compliance with safety, insurance, workers' compensation and drug and alcohol testing programs. This will give you peace of mind that the contractor has gone through all the steps under industry regulations.
Pricing and Billing
Homeowners should know how much they'll need to pay for the contractor's service as well as how they will be billed for this work. Ask about any design fees, if quoted prices are fixed or estimates, and what the payment process will be. Clarifying these items in the beginning will prevent any surprise expenses.
States have different requirements regarding landscape-contractor operations. Check the specific regulations for your area, and verify that your contractor has the necessary licenses. These may include a state contractor's license, pesticide license, CDL driver's license and license to sell and purchase nursery stock. It's important to ensure that your landscape contractor complies with established rules before beginning your project.
When it comes to working with landscaping materials, safety must be the top priority. There is a wide range of services within the industry, many of which come with a risk of injury. Employers must conduct all required training in a language and vocabulary that workers can understand. Training must demonstrate the hazards of operating certain machinery, like stone cutters and splitters, as well as how to use them appropriately. It's important to verify that your landscape contractor has taken the necessary steps to fully train its personnel and that the appropriate safety precautions are in place.