J&G Landscape Design, Inc.
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J&G Landscape Design, Inc. has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 83 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Since 1989, we've provided clients with personalized service through all phases of project design and installation. Our approach to each job is to do the best work possible by paying careful attention to details every step of the way. We are committed to giving our customers the highest-quality services."

Jeff & Greg Potter | President & Vice President
Company Information
Services Offered
J&G Landscape Design specializes in all aspects of residential landscaping, including design, planting, and construction. The company incorporates drainage correction and sustainable landscape practices in every project.
The company offers a one-year warranty on plant materials and a five-year warranty on hardscapes.
Company History
Co-owners and brothers Jeff and Greg Potter founded the local company in 1989.
J&G has two licensed Landscape Architects on staff; employs a Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturalist; and is a certified Techo-Pro Contractor. J&G is a member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and employs ICPI Certified Concrete Paver Installers. J&G received multiple Excellence in Landscape Awards from the Landscape Contractors Association MD-DC-VA, where Paul Jester currently serves on the Board of Directors.
MHIC #92847
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

“They're great. They routinely cut our grass, and they also trim the landscaping, and they're going to be doing some other further work for us, but they always do a great job. They've done a lot of different landscaping here. They do very nice quality work, and they're very, very reliable. They come and do what they're supposed to do, and it looks good, and I don't have to follow up, and if I need any extra work, and I hire them to do it, it will be done well. They do a nice job, and it's beautiful, and they're reliable. I don't know what more I could say about it. I'd give them an A+.”

“Not only did I have no complaints, but they did a fantastic job. It was for building a timber wall, putting down slate patio, and stuff like that. They did a great job.”

“They're very professional. They did landscaping. I'd give them an A. I would highly recommend them.”

“The professionalism made it a positive experience, and they got the work done on time. They landscaped my front yard. I would give the overall experience an A+.”

“They were thorough, organized, communicated well. The work was done as they said, on time; pretty much everything you could have wanted for a landscaping company. They did a complete teardown of my backyard, and they ran drainage systems from my downspouts. They put down new grass around the side and in the backyard. It was A+ all the way.”

“They did a very thorough and good job. They did some landscaping and some pavement for me. I'd give J & G Landscape Design an A.”

“They had a good design, good execution—very professional and nice. I had some landscaping and pavement done by them. I would give them an A overall.”

“Good, they're very good. They were very productive in the work that they did. They did landscaping for me. I'd give them an A.”

“J & G stuck to their word. They provided the schedule, and the work was readily done according to the schedule. Also, they followed up. After that, a couple of months later we told them that there were two plants they installed that were dying, and they came to revisit and replace with new plants. It was my front yard and backyard. They just did landscaping. I would give them an A.”

“They took out a bunch of trees and bushes, moved a bunch of bushes around, mulched the whole yard, put in all new bushes and plants around the house. They communicated well, met all the dates. They said they would be there; they showed up when they said they'd be there. I would give them an A. I already have recommended them, and they've already recommended J & G Landscape Design.”

“They were experienced professionals; they explained everything, and they did a good job. They did some landscaping. I would give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They did landscaping. I would give them an A-.”

“My experience with J&G could hardly have been more positive. The design of the landscaping is really acute and smart, and it was appropriate in all aspects. The quality of the workmanship was top-notch. They replaced a flagstone walkway in front of the house, designed a new side entrance, and remodeled the back porch. They're an A+.”

“I liked everything. They were very neat about everything, and the walkway we had done is perfect. It's beautiful—A+.”

“They're very professional. I liked the quality of their planting and the materials they use. I liked their staff—courteous and professional. They landscaped my whole home, and they did pavers in the driveway. I'd give them an A+.”

“We've used J&G on a few different occasions, and they do a beautiful job. They're an A+ company.”

“They replaced our front walk, and they replaced most of the landscape shrubbery in the front of the house. I'd rate them A+. I recommend them very highly.”

“They were wonderful. They redid my whole backyard, especially the area around my pool. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did both landscaping and paver installation. I especially liked that the on-site manager touched base with me every morning to let me know exactly what they would be doing, who would be here, and what I could expect at the end of each day. I would definitely give them an A across the board. They were excellent.”

“They did general landscaping, some paver installation, and they redid the concrete steps and a short walk. I'd give them an A+. There are some areas in which I have a few reservations, so my overall grade would be A.”

“I liked that they came back to follow-up after they built a new retaining wall, regraded our backyard, and put down drainage pipes. They're an A+.”

“They were timely. They offered good ideas, and the work was done as promised. They did both landscaping and paver installation. I'd give them an A+.”

“They fixed a drainage problem, so they had to dig and put piping down. They re-graded the entire backyard, put down a patio, and planted some plants and trees. I'd give them an A.”

“We had some work done last year. We're going to have some more done some time soon. We were satisfied with the work done in the past. We have no complaints, and we'd recommend them to friends.”

“J&G did a great job. They built a wall for us. I'd give them an A.”

“They seemed very interested in figuring out what it was I wanted and how to make that happen. They did plantings for me twice last year. I was having some runoff problems, and they figured out how to prevent that. I'd give them an A-.”

“They did basic landscaping work for me. They've worked for us for many years, and in this case, they put in trees. They planted a fair number of trees. The trees are still alive. They went over the plan carefully with us. They were here when they said they were going to be here. They extended an irrigation system. After they extended it, we had a problem with the system. They came back and fixed it. We couldn't be more pleased. I'd give them an A.”

“They're very good. From their service, I would give them a tremendous grade—an A.”

“I used them, and I love them.”

“We thought they did great work, and we would pay them again for future services.”

“I liked the personal attention and attention to detail. They take very good care of the yard. They have good ideas and suggestions. When we disagreed, we came up with something else. It's a good situation. They did the original design. We have a small tree in the front yard, close to the driveway. They put in some really nice lighting around it. I chose them through a recommendation from others. We've dealt with them for a very long time. I would say I've dealt with them for maybe 10 or 11 years. I would give them an A grade.”

“They're great.”

“They have been working with me for probably over ten years. They provide my monthly yard service, but they've also done a number of landscaping projects that include stonework as well as plant landscaping. The person who comes out to do the quote is the person that does the work. They have their proposed approach really grounded in what really should be done. When I had pavers put down in my driveway, they came out, and we talked about the type of pavers and the design of the layout. Those guys were the ones who were going to put it in. They really were responsive and well informed in terms of the kind of work that needed to be done and how it would hold up over the years. I would give the company an A.”

“They worked with us for a number of years, and they figured out how to keep our basement dry with the landscaping. We would recommend them. They've been responsive and helped us on various issues whenever things happen. I would rate the company as an A.”

“We're pleased with their work. They did good work. They did what they were supposed to do, and they did it fast. They did a good job. I would say they're an A.”

“They did a couple of things for us, and they're probably going to do more. We scouted around and investigated a number of different firms. The first thing they did was very helpful. They came by the house, consulted with us, and listened to what we were hoping to do with the townhome. It needed some landscaping on the front and back. They sat with us in the first session, gave us some really good ideas, and then went back and put together some drawings and plans, which we ultimately discussed and then accepted. That was the first part, and that was a really important part. Not being landscapers ourselves, we needed someone who could come, take a look at our situation, and give us some ideas. Then they came back and did some landscaping in the front of our town house. What they did was they put some plantings along a walkway by our garage. They helped us design something to use in what was a previously unused space between the garage and the house. Then, they replaced some plantings in the front window. We have plans to talk to them about doing some things on our back patio, too. I would give them at least an A. The people were really good. They were friendly. They had good on-site managers who came and listened to you if you needed something done a little differently. They had good follow-up.”

“They did some landscaping work for us. They fixed some grading, helped some drainage solutions, and just made things prettier. I would give them an A rating. Everyone was pretty good to work with. They were very professional, and they generally provided great service.”

“They did a pretty significant amount of excavation, including waterproofing the exterior of the home and grading. They converted drain spouts to underground spots in a different area of the yard. They installed an atrium grate as well. The excavation, grading, and downspouts were the biggest jobs. They came and gave their estimate and all that. I think I would give them an A. They were very professional, and the job was done very quickly. Things were communicated well during the job. I had a lot of confidence in them going in, and throughout the process, things would be done correctly. I've had a lot of other stuff done at my house, and halfway into some of those projects, I was like, 'Holy crap, I've got to get these guys out of my house.' J & G Landscape was the opposite. They were in and out, and I felt comfortable the whole time, so it was really a nice experience, actually.”

“They redid our backyard. I'd grade them as an A. The customer service was great. The workers were professional and clean, and the communication throughout the project was very good.”

“I liked their consistency and quality. They basically maintain the exterior of our house. I would rate them as an A. We've been their customers for a really long time. They worked in the neighborhood. We gave them a chance, and they've been good ever since. They probably have done work for us for 25 years.”

“It's very prompt. Their sales staff is very personable, and they do a good job. We've been dealing with them for several years. They initially rebuilt our driveway and retaining wall, and then after that, they've been doing lawn maintenance. They're an A-grade company.”

“They've been doing work for me for about 15 years, I guess, or more. They're true professionals. I think Jeff, the president of the company, is a real landscape designer. He has lots of good ideas, and I've been very pleased with the results over the years. He doesn't just come back, put some mulch down, and walk out or whatever. They did new planting and that kind of stuff. He's down to earth, so I can talk to him and tell him what I want, and he gets it. He's an all-around nice guy. I enjoy doing business with him. I would give them an A rating.”

“We had a really good experience with J&G Landscape. We had severe drainage issues, and they really did a lot of work to fix them. They put in a lot of landscaping, including a pond with a waterfall and a fire pit. It's very nice. They put French drains all over the place, and now it's beautiful and fabulous. We're huge fans of J&G Landscape. They're an A+ company.”

“J&G Landscape does terrific, high-quality work. We've used their design service, and we think it's top-notch—they take great care in what they do. They mostly do landscape architecture for us, and we would give them an A rating.”

“J&G Landscape Design regraded our yard and put in a paver patio. I'd definitely give them an A—they're exceptional. They're probably one of the best companies we've worked with. They were efficient, and they did an amazing job.”

“I love these guys. I would say the work was excellent with no complaints. They're going to be doing some landscaping work for me this spring, and I can't wait. They're great.”

“They installed an infiltration trench and downspouts, and they pulled all of the downspout lines to the curb. They graded and sodded the whole yard and installed the pebbles around two areas where I was having drainage issues. They also built me a front stoop and redid my front walk. A colleague of mine at work had used them to do his yard as well. They're an A+. The workers who were there every day were fantastic. They were so nice, and they kept me updated and called if there was any issue. If something wasn't exactly as they had planned out initially and they were going to have to make a decision about the change, they called me to ask how I would like it to be done. They were very respectful and polite, and everybody you're working with in the office is great, too. I could either email or call to get an answer, and I got responses right away.”

“They have done landscaping on my previous house for over 20 years. They did a walkway in the front and put some railings up. They did a lot of different landscaping plantings, and they maintained it both in the spring and the fall every year. Then, we recently moved within the same basic area, and they've done a lot of work on the town house that we have. We're in the process of discussing a new walkway there. I have used them for a very long time. I think, initially, we heard about them just through word of mouth in the neighborhood. Back in those days, it was kind of at the beginning of their business, so I've watched them grow their business over the years. I would give them an A+. They're great. They're terrific. They're good in every way.”

“I think that whenever they have come, they've done a good job. They always come when I need them. We use them on a regular basis. We've had them quite a few years. The most recent job was this past summer. I've just had them do landscaping. I have never had any problems, and I would give them an excellent grade.”

“They're terrific—we like them. They're very thorough, they are timely, and they do what we ask them to do and do it well. They do spring cleanups, they mulch, they mow our lawn, they do fall cleanups, and they pick up leaves—they pretty much do our whole yard. They're in our neighborhood, so we see their trucks, and we recommend them to our family and friends. They get an A grade from me.”

“They're very reliable. The people they have seem to know what they're doing, so even if one of the owners of the company is not there, they do it properly and meticulously. There's always someone to talk to. The owners are incredibly responsive if you call them about anything. They do all the maintenance of our yard, including fertilizing and insect protection. They mow, they trim, and the owners are involved occasionally on landscaping. They did the original landscape, and they changed it as well. They help if I need plants.”

“The attitude was wonderful. They come when you need them. It's wonderful. The whole company seems to be very well run, and they do a good job with what they've done. We've had a fair amount done. We had a swimming pool taken out—it was a big deal. We have not had any problems since with sinking or anything like that. They also came out to check a fountain that we had put in. We were having some trouble, and they spotted the trouble and had it taken care of. They get an A rating from me.”

“They designed and replanted our front landscaping at our house and did an excellent job. I liked the fact that they're a very local company. We like to use local companies rather than big ones. I would give them an A rating. The workers did a very good job. They were quick and efficient, and they planted it as it was laid out. They were able to answer questions, and then when we had questions while the process was going on, we heard back from Jeff. All in all, it was a good experience.”

“The job was the fall cleanup—essentially, they did a little bit of pruning, they removed all of the leaves, and they pulled out the annuals. We've been using them for years. They're very reliable. They come when they say they're going to come, and they make an effort to accommodate my schedule. If there's something I want to be home to talk to them about, they work around that so they can answer the questions. At least one member of the staff is very conversant in landscaping and can talk to you about different issues you might have, so all in all, they've performed in a very, very excellent manner. I'd give them a solid A.”

“They did a great job. They did tons of landscaping around our house, and they come back every couple of years to do maintenance. They do cleanup and mulching. We actually have to call them because one of our trees died, and they have to replace it for us. I would say our property is over half an acre. I would recommend them, and I already have. They get an A from me.”