East Coast Landscape Design
9th year as a Best Pick
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East Coast Landscape Design has received 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 117 customer surveys conducted through GuildQuality.
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9th year as a Best Pick Call
"Since we started the business in 1979, clients have been our number one priority. We bend over backwards to satisfy them. We give firm price guarantees for the quoted work as well as start and finish dates. Calls are returned on the same day, and employees wear uniforms and undergo drug screenings and background checks."

Mark Simpson | President
Company Information
Services Offered
East Coast Landscape Design offers custom residential landscape design services, including planting, patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, drainage, and erosion control.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $4,000 minimum job.
Warranty
East Coast Landscape Design offers a ten-year warranty on hardscape work and various one-year warranties on other work.
Company History
The local company was founded in 1979 by owner and operator Mark Simpson.
Distinctions
Mark Simpson is a Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer and a Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver Specialist (PICPS). The company is a Certified Techo-Pro Contractor and a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI), and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel
Address
2000 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD 20868
Hours
Mon
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed
Licenses
MHIC #42490

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East Coast Landscape Design has received 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 117 customer surveys conducted through GuildQuality.
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Review by
07/20/2020

“I would like to recognize Mark.”

Review by
07/14/2020

“They cleared out a garden box I was not expecting them to do.”

Review by
06/29/2020

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Review by
06/11/2020

“They are an amazing company. They are very responsive. They do a wonderful job with the design side and now with the maintenance of my landscaping. Mark does an impeccable job leading his crew and I have been thoroughly satisfied with the work they have done.”

Review by
06/11/2020

“Our yard looks great. They met or exceeded in all areas.”

Review by
06/02/2020

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Review by
05/30/2020

“Vicki was very helpful.”

Review by
05/25/2020

“The team was professional (minus one worker).”

Review by
05/17/2020

“The great majority of our interaction has been with Mark Simpson, East Coast President, who has been always helpful. The work crew are all very competent, but we don't know any of them by name, unfortunately.”

Review by
05/13/2020

“The best of the best!”

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05/13/2020

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Review by
05/09/2020

“They exceeded my expectations in most areas.”

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02/15/2020

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Review by
01/28/2020

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Review by
12/21/2019

“All teams were great.”

Review by
12/21/2019

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Review by
12/18/2019

“Vicki M made sure everything went smoothly from planning through project completion, and crew leader Jose did a great all-around job with the tree trimming and removal.”

Review by
12/18/2019

“I would like to recognize Jose and Mark for exceptional service!”

Review by
12/18/2019

“I would like to recognize Mark highly. He is thorough, professional, understanding, and his designs are really perfect.”

Review by
12/17/2019

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Review by
12/11/2019

“Mark was very knowledgeable and helpful.”

Review by
12/06/2019

“The crew were outstanding. They took the time to be very detailed in their work. They had a great attitude everyday and made sure the job was completed to my complete satisfaction.”

Review by
10/28/2019

“Mark is extremely nice.”

Review by
10/21/2019

“Exceptional Service! The crew is professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring when it comes to taking care of my landscaping requirements.”

Review by
10/17/2019

“Felix and team”

Review by
10/16/2019

“excellent work, very responsive”

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10/16/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

“I can't remember her name, but I would like to recognize the surveyor for her exceptional service. She was knowledgeable of the area, and it was really easy to work with her.”

Review by
10/15/2019

“I would like to recognize the team that came out for their exceptional service. They were very professional and did a very good job for us.”

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10/15/2019

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10/15/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

“The patio itself looks great!”

Review by
10/10/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“I greatly appreciate the expertise that ECL offers in the preliminary stages. I never feel that they are simply trying to get me to spend more money. I feel like they are truly suggesting the best and most economical way of achieving the results I am looking for.”

Review by
10/08/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“East Coast Landscaping helped me solve a problem with drainage and runoff in my yard. I was amazed at how fast they got the job done and left the area reserved and covered with straw. The area is no longer a problem zone and the grass is healthier there than anywhere else. I have already recommended them to several friends and family members.”

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10/08/2019

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10/08/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“I would qualify my recommendation. This is not the landscape company for those who care about having input into plant selection. I had to fight hard to get any alternatives to the plants in their initial proposal. However, the hardscaping (two paver patios, steps and two retaining walls), cedar fencing and outdoor lighting are all excellent. The retaining walls, in particular, were assembled extremely precisely.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“The water management system works well (I believe as we have not had the hard soaking rains this year as we did last year)”

Review by
10/08/2019

“I liked the end project, it looked nice but the boarder would have given it a 5 star rating.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“They prepared a very professional proposal and had the best prices of the landscapers we consulted.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“If they would return my wife's copy of the layout and fix the drainage problem in the back I would highly recommend them. Until them I cannot recommend them.”

Review by
10/07/2019

“Mark and the whole crew worked very well. They all deserve to be recognized.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“I would like to recognize the lead designer or his exceptional service.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“All of them, everyone I come in contact with - very exceptional and very professional (Mark and JD - they all listened to me and were willing to walk with me)”

Review by
10/05/2019

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Review by
10/05/2019

“Mark Simpson and his crew provided me top notch service and did a terrific job.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“The owner Mark Simpson.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“I thought they did a great job with the outdoor lighting.”

Review by
10/05/2019

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Review by
10/05/2019

“Speed of construction. Workers were very diligent. And beauty of the finished wall.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“Vicki”

Review by
10/05/2019

“Everything looked very professional when the job finished.”

Review by
10/04/2019

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Review by
10/04/2019

“pavers look great. yard cleanup was excellent”

Review by
10/04/2019

“ECL did all the design work for our landscaping project and presented several options from which we could choose. They also did the installation very efficiently and within the timeframe promised.”

Review by
10/04/2019

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Review by
10/03/2019

“The sitting wall, the fencing is AMAZING, and speed of project.”

Review by
10/03/2019

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Review by
07/02/2019

“Both the hardscape and landscape crew did an excellent job!”

Review by
05/17/2019

“They went above and beyond the call in some of the areas. The clean-up was immaculate, and the job of putting the plants in was outstanding”

Review by
05/06/2019

“The overall quality is outstanding. I wish they were ore communicative in the process or what is being done each day. As some steps were taken which we did not approve the changes/choices...but we did end up loving them later on.”

Review by
04/05/2019

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01/05/2019

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Review by
01/05/2019

“Results are impressive”

Review by
07/27/2018

“They do a good job listening and paying attention to the work. They have done mulching in beds and different plants for me. They follow up well.”

Review by
07/26/2018

“Mark and team were fantastic to work with. From the very first meeting, to project complete every step of the way the project moved forward without incident. My neighbors have been lining up for a tour of the yard.:) I would highly recommend East Coast Landscape Design you will not be disappointed!”

Review by
07/13/2018

“I was most satisfied with the gardening part of it.”

Review by
07/10/2018

“I would like to recognize the workers. Mark was amazing. He is the owner of the company. He always communicated with us. If I needed to talk to him in person or talk to him about changing some things, he was either available or would call back within a few hours. They were able to follow the guidelines of the DC permits. The DC permits are really difficult. They were able to follow those with ease. Mark and his team were amazing.”

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07/10/2018

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Review by
07/10/2018

“I find their prices are high. I found that they did not follow through with recent planting. I had them plant a bunch of plants in the ground but they did not plant them correctly. The first rain washed them away. When I contacted them the did not follow up on my complaint. For that reason, I would not recommend Coast Landscape Design.”

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06/30/2018

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06/27/2018

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06/27/2018

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Review by
06/25/2018

“They exceeded my expectations by giving me great suggestions regarding my retaining wall and dealing with drainage issues on my patio.”

Review by
06/24/2018

“Roberto and his crew are amazing! Fantastic craftsmanship and really nice guys.”

Review by
06/22/2018

“Very good craftsmanship”

Review by
06/22/2018

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Review by
12/21/2017

“I think they were timely. If I had any concerns, they responded to them very quickly, which I liked. They gave me a lot of follow-up and care. They also have a quarterly newsletter they give out to their past clients, and they update you on what you should be doing this year—what to plant and things like that. They did some hardscapes too. They built a small retaining wall and extended a concrete sidewalk. I'd give East Coast Landscape Design an A.”

Review by
12/21/2017

“They were very professional workers. The finished product was very nice. I've had several jobs by them, so I think I have a reasonable basis for experience. They did two jobs. One was providing soft landscapes with plantings and hardscaping with a brick sidewalk and stairs with railing. The second job was planting of hemlock/holly trees in the backyard. I would say they're A. It'd be A+, except they're a bit on the expensive side.”

Review by
12/21/2017

“The quality of the work is always great. I've been using them for a long time. They did a hardscaping/landscaping project for me several years ago, and now they maintain it on an annual basis. It's always good. I get a lot of compliments about the work. I have a lot of people, even delivery people—everybody loves the work they did. It's really beautiful. I highly recommend them. I'd give them an A for sure.”

Review by
12/21/2017

“It was excellent. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. They work on schedule. They were right on target. They finished on time, and that's where it stays. I really liked that. They did paving. They paved my new driveway. They get an A.”

Review by
11/14/2017

“We were very satisfied. They were very professional, on-time, friendly, and dependable. We were very satisfied. They did landscaping, paver, and then they also steered us to a gentleman who did a deck remodel and a pergola. East Coast deserves an A.”

Review by
11/14/2017

“They were very good, on time, and very neat about everything that they did. They were very good at planning. They've done pavers before, but they just did landscaping this time. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
11/14/2017

“The work they've done so far has been satisfactory. They did, principally, landscaping at my house in Washington. I've had no complaints, and I would recommend them.”

Review by
11/14/2017

“They've done work for me for 25 years. I like how they de-bed. Their de-beds are the top in the world; it's just beautiful. They let you be a part of the decisions. They're just nice people to work with. They come and do their job, and when they leave, it looks like a beautiful thing has happened. They've done landscaping. I have a slope in my backyard, and they landscaped the whole slope and put stone steps going up to a park behind my house. They just did this trench for my guest fireplace—beautiful job. They're an A+ all the way. They did this little trench, and the edges were as straight as their de-bedding. I've never seen a trench quite this nice.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“I’ve worked with Mark, the owner, before. He is very honest and open—great reputation. They deliver very quality work, and they work well as a team as they promise. The last project that he did for me was light landscaping, patio, and some sod work for us. They put in some grass, then some beds, and then put in the patio. I would grade them an A+. I recommend them highly.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“They listened, and they tailored their recommendations to me. They were on time and on budget. They did hardscape and landscaping for me. I would grade them an A.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“I’d rate them A. They were very personable, answered questions, and were interested in doing the job. They landscaped under my deck, water shed, and did erosion control. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“They did what they said they were going to do, and it looks good when they are done. They added landscaping, low plants, and a tree to two sides of the house. They get an A+.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“They did a good job with the landscaping, and they were very responsive. I would grade them an A-.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“It was not very positive with landscaping. I did two different projects. They did my patio and it was nice and good. But we did landscaping and it was not good. The plants they brought are very weak; they did not survive and they do not look good and they were expensive and I have to hire someone else to do it. I would grade them a C. The patio they did very well.”

Review by
01/25/2017

“They still haven't returned my phone call. Apparently, I still owed them a few more bucks and there was some work that they still needed to do and so I tried calling them and that was a year ago. And I haven't heard back from them, so I'm guessing they just washed their hands of it. The work that they did was OK. We asked them to take out all the weeds and a week later they all grew back because they didn't put down a layer like most companies would do—a tarp or cardboard so that weeds wouldn't grow back. It looked nice, but when you started to dig into it, it was half-assed. They put stonework out front and they didn't put any glue down. And all the stones were loose and now they are already falling down, so I had to call someone else out to glue the stones down. It was neutral. It looked nice. You had eight guys trying to finish a $4, job in one day, and they rushed it. I would grade them a C. My wife had drawn up some designs that she wanted to be done. And this was the owner or whoever came out to do the estimate, and she asked him if he wanted the sketching and he said no. He was basically going to come out and do what he wanted. Some was OK and some wasn't; it was rushed. They were on time and worked hard. I'm not going to recommend them.”

Review by
11/17/2016

“I think they have a great designer. We love the design. They did landscaping for us. It took them a long time to finish the project, but the workers were great and did a great job. I’d give them A- for my overall experience.”

Review by
11/17/2016

“I would recommend them.”

Review by
11/17/2016

“They applied things like fertilizer for me. I’d give them a B+ for my overall experience. I just like that I don’t have to worry about scheduling things. I like that I can pay in advance and that someone is taking care of it.”

Review by
11/10/2016

“They built a 12-foot-high, 4-foot-long retaining wall. They also did landscaping and paving. I liked that they were efficient. They did what they said they were going to do. I liked their completeness. I’d give them an A because have no complaints.”

Review by
06/22/2016

“I liked them. They were very professional and did the job I asked them to do. They were an A.”

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