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807 Kingsford DrHouston, TX 77094
Laird’s Landscaping was recommended to us by a neighbor that Laird’s had done work for in the past. We had a root issue that was causing a portion of our front sidewalk to raise. I met with Trey Laird and decided to proceed with the project that included installing a root barrier and redoing a l…
Houston, TX 77040
I've had Manicured Landscapes maintenance my properties for the last 6 months. They are punctual, friendly and always make sure the job Is done correct. If I ever have any questions or concerns they are attentive. If you need any landscaping or Lawn maintenance done I defiantly recommend them.
2117 Lou Ellen LnHouston, TX 77018
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From Business: Arborists in Bartlett Tree Experts' Houston, TX office are committed to helping local residents and businesses maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Call to have an arborist, or tree doctor, from our Houston tree service office come out to provide you with preventive tree care, shrub care, and landscape management …
10559 Logger Pine TrlHouston, TX 77088
From Business: We have over 5 years of experience in the business. Here at Fernandez Landscape Contractors Services, we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward t…
Houston, TX 77084
I called for an appointment on 4-9-10. I was given an appointment for the late afternoon on 4-12-10. I was called to let me know they were running a little late, They still arrived within the window. Fixed the problem, tested the system and were gone in 30 mins. They were friendly and quic…
Houston, TX 77080
From Business: *Serving the Houston Area Since January 1, 2002 *Have Professionally Practiced in Houston Entire Professional Career - 27 Years *See Website for More Information *Open Monday thru Friday by Appointment Only *Cash and Check Only ASSOCIATION *O.H.B.A. - Organic Horticultural Business Association *BNI - Business Networking In…
9302 Reid Lake DrHouston, TX 77064
From Business: We at Bright Landscape Designs appreciate your interest and would love to help with all your landscape needs. We have been serving the greater Houston area (from Schulenberg to LaPorte, Conroe to Galveston) since 1982. Our mission is to maintain a reputation for providing personal and continued service with creativity and …
607 Durham DrHouston, TX 77007
From Business: In many homes and offices, LIGHT is understood in its functional aspects. Rarely is it understood in terms of its artistic qualities. Lighting is more than utilitarian - it is theater! How an object is illuminated is just as important as what is being focused upon. That is what makes Illuminations Lighting Design unique. W…
7777 Katy FwyHouston, TX 77024
From Business: At BLH Management, LLC, we understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. We have a team of experts that will consult with you to determine your exact needs. From landscape maintenance to new construction, our commercial clients in fulshear know that when they call BLH Mana…
1552 Prairie Grove DrHouston, TX 77077
From Business: Branchbusters was established in 1990 and has been serving Houston for 20 years. We pride ourselves on safe and efficient service with attention to details. We will take care of all of your tree's needs from Pruning and Trimming to Take Downs and Stump Grinding. We are also very experienced and successful in Landscaping: D…
2214 Hoskins DrHouston, TX 77080
From Business: Your home is your sanctuary. Our Philosophy is creating living spaces.....more than creating landscape. With exacting standards and intense personalized service, we create home landscapes that accentuate your personal lifestyle. We have the ability to design and build living environments from small garden spaces to entire …
1102 Tulane StHouston, TX 77008
Unless he's on a fishing trip... \r \r But all kidding aside, this place is GREAT! Friendly staff, smiling faces are always a plus (and so unheard of these days!) \r \r Healthy vibrant plants- and not the run of the mill caca you can get at H0me D#pot that is under-watered or over-watered and …
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Laird’s Landscaping was recommended to us by a neighbor that Laird’s had done work for in the past. We had a root issue that was causing a portion of our front sidewalk to raise. I met with Trey Laird and decided to proceed with the project that included installing a root barrier and redoing a large portion of our sidewalk. In the process of the project, portions of a front flower bed, including stone work had to moved to lay the new sidewalk. The end result was better than I expected. Mr. Laird and his crews are very professional and the quality of workmanship is excellent. I highly recommend Laird’s Landscaping.
They know what they are doing! Ryan came out on our site and we went over our property looking at what we could change and do better. As he did a walk through with me he noticed 2 sprinkler heads that needed help and fixed them on the spot as if it were just in his nature to fix things he sees wrong. We look forward to a long relationship.I really like these guys.
Earth Ideas is not a company you want to invest over $13,000 with.Jennifer in the office is non responsive. We had a sprinkler system installed, beds made and 7 trees installed. One of the trees (between two perfectly healthy trees) began to lose a lot of green leaves. As per Mike we were told to stop watering the tree and he would be out to look at the root ball to see what was going on. 6 weeks later after numerous requests to come check the sprinkler, the tree died, and even requested to purchase another tree the owner decides to come look at the sprinkler and tell us we under watered the tree. He also scolded my wife for not contacting the office first, which we did non numerous occasions without any response. We sent a complaint to the owner and asked that any attempt to resolve the issue would need to be communicated via email. He was unwilling to do this and continued to call. He also indicated he was not interested in "wasting his time" with email if we were just going to go through the BBB. Wasting his time? I think we wasted a significantly more amount and time and money on his company. I have sent a complaint to the BBB, written a few articles about the company and its owners integrity and well as purchased services from a more reputable landscaper. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY.
I am very dissatisfied with Earth Ideas work. They did a $24,000 job with defects that I did not discover until 13 months after the work was signed off on. Due to extenuating circumstances: my husband's death, my mother's death, my four surgeries and chemotherapy, I did not realize that the sprinkler system was not working until 12 months after the work was done. Within days after the work was signed off on 12 months before, a sprinkler repairman showed me how he concluded that the entire sprinkler system had been damaged by Earth Ideas and how the damage was hidden by Earth Ideas. It seems fairly obvious so I immediately contacted Earth Ideas and explained the reason for the delay .Their response: sorry it is after the 12 month warranty period (literally just days) and they would not even come out and look at it despite the fact that it was a $24,000 job. They obviously knew that BBB would do nothing to resolve the complaint. Total lack of integrity in my opinion. I would not recommend this business to my worst enemy.
Thomas Walker the owner scammed me out of $2100 while stringing me along for 4 weeks and left me hanging to Easter with unfinished work and my yard in EXTREME DISORDER. The pond he built leaked. He also lied and asked me for a check covering materials of $500...Then delivered$314 in receipts. I have know this company for a long time and recently their service is poor and they do shoddy work. Numerous time they failed to show as scheduled.
After five years of neglecting my landscaping, I called Laird Landscaping, which was recommended to me by my neighborhood "Best" book. Mark Corley came out and spent two hours here, walking the property and showing me what he planned to do. He was a total pleasure to work with and left me with both a price and a plan. Today he and his crew have completed the job, and I couldn't be happier. Jose and his crew were professionals, fast and neat. They pulled up trees, reused what they could, and planted what would give me exactly the look I wanted. Mark was the true visionary. He explained step by step what was to be done and how long it would take. They cleaned up everything before they left, even hauling off some old patio furniture I no longer wanted. The outside of my house has been completely transformed, and I love it!!! Thank you to everyone from Laird Landscape... they are the BEST?Happy happy,Becky Newberry
Edward M. : Wonderful job they did ripping out our old gardens and installing new. New sprinkler sys. Is a charm. My home finally looks beautiful. Also hired them for annual upkeep. Finally Happy
CORRECTED REVIEW DATES For (NEVER SHOWED UP and What a Joke) .......( I'm the type of person who believes in telling the public the truth !----- While surfing the net reading reviews I noticed on this site .. These (-) reviews claim to have been updated 5 days ago.. which is INCORRECT !! Those Reviews are from 2010 & 2009 I've included a screen shot of the ORG reviews and the Dates they were ACTUALLY posted!!! ---- not sure WHY. Or How this SITE has old post REPOSTING .. but that's very misleading ! Btw today is July 22,2016 for the record
Terrible service in Houston Texas. The company at 1850 Hollister St, Houston, TX 77080 713-849-6600 does a terrible job and NEVER applies any weed killer, which is why there are so many weeds. What is worse, is that when it is cut, after the weeds have flowered, then it is cut and blown into MY yard, thus killing my grass. MY HOA then cites me for having a bad yard. How can a Landscape company not care for the easement they are contracted to care for and then not realize they are destroying my yard. Proves that they just DO NOT CARE. Spoke to Karen at Monarch and she promised me on March 23 that she would contact me, but NEVER DID. Monarch will not give me an email address for Karen, so I can forward pictures, but they claim that this is not policy. What Monarch means is that they DO NOT CARE and have no accountability. Uncaring and Unethical business.
I had Landscape and Design come out and work on the drainage around my home. No more worries when Houston rain comes pouring down. This company did a fantastic job!
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.