J&G Landscape Design, Inc.
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J&G Landscape Design, Inc. has received 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 68 customer surveys.
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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.
Warranty
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.
Distinctions
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.
Licenses
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

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Review by
10/04/2017

“For the most part, they were good. There were a few things that I would've done better and a few options that, knowing what I know now, I would have done things very differently. They didn't really give us a lot of options that I now would think about. We got some very expensive piping for drainage. We've probably could've done barrels. It would have been nice to give us that option. We had to re-grade the lawn. We had a lot of bamboo removal and drainage stuff. They did a ton of work. The bamboo—there's plenty coming back. They've been pretty good about coming back, but I don't know if they'll continue, because it's definitely not all gone. They did fine. J & G Landscape Design did alright. I would give them a B-. They kind of played a lot of good cop/bad cop with us. They had very good customer service, but then the person that followed up for any payment which we were completely on top of, he was not pleasant to deal with. The rest of them were pleasant, but then they did a little good cop with it. That was pretty funny.”

Review by
10/04/2017

“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.”

Review by
09/28/2017

“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.”

Review by
09/28/2017

“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.”

Review by
09/28/2017

“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.”

Review by
09/28/2017

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

Review by
09/26/2017

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

Review by
09/26/2017

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

Review by
09/21/2017

“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+.”

Review by
09/21/2017

“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.”

Review by
07/25/2017

“We were very pleased with their work, absolutely. They were very personable. They took exactly what we wanted to do and improved on it. It was an expensive repair, but it was a large repair, so I think it was a good price. They followed up; we even had a couple of issues after the fact, and they came back on two different occasions and fixed it for free, so that was great. One of the guys is actually still in contact with me, checking in and seeing how things go, and that's excellent. It's just landscaping. I'd give J & G an A+.”

Review by
07/25/2017

“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.”

Review by
06/28/2017

“They did some yardwork, laying sod, and some driveway work. The workers did a really good job. They worked really hard. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
06/28/2017

“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+.”

Review by
06/28/2017

“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.”

Review by
02/13/2017

“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+.”

Review by
02/13/2017

“I really appreciated their responsiveness, attention to detail, their follow-through, and the design of the product. They did both paver installation and landscape design for me. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“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.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They were very good with the design. They seemed to know what needed to be done. They suggested better things than what we'd asked them to do, and the quality was fantastic. They redid our front walkway. Included in that was some landscaping. I'd give them an A overall. They get A's across the board.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're very professional. I liked the quality of their planting and the materials they use. I like their staff. They’re courteous and just professional. We did a renovation of our home, so they re-landscaped. They did pavers in the driveway as well. They're A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“We weren't sure if the price was quite what we were hoping for, and if we could scale back some of the work here and there, but they accommodated that no problem, and probably lowered it more than the work required. They brought us some samples. They did a small amount of paving work. They were very nice about dropping off samples and giving their opinion of what they thought would look good, and we said we don't think so, and they brought more samples. They were very nice and very helpful. Most of the work was landscaping and a little bit of the pavement. Overall for the whole thing I'd give them a B.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“They were the best—awesome. They did some pretty extensive, challenging projects. They worked on the whole yard, and they also helped us put in an endless pool, which was something they'd never done before. They did a great job managing it. They did paver and a patio installation. The people who work for them, from the head of the company to the person who's doing the work on a daily basis, are extremely professional and responsive, and that made it a positive experience. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“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.”

Review by
12/08/2016

“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-.”

Review by
12/08/2016

“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+.”

Review by
12/08/2016

“We'd used them before and thought they were good before. I don't remember any specifics. They were mostly cleaning up the yard. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
11/17/2016

“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.”

Review by
11/16/2016

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

Review by
11/16/2016

“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.”

Review by
11/16/2016

“I'd rate them A-. The quality of work and customer service was very good. They do excellent work, but they're very expensive. They did paver installation, landscaping, and they redid our whole yard. They did a very good job, but they're very expensive.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“I liked everything about them. They came in, they did the job, and they were very neat about everything. The walk that we had done is perfect. It's beautiful. We get lots of compliments on it. I have nothing bad to say about it at all. It's great. I'd rate them A+.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“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.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“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.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“We've used them on a few different occasions for different things. They do a beautiful job. They're A+.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“They've done a little bit of general landscaping and paver installation for me. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
11/08/2016

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

Review by
11/08/2016

“They are beyond fabulous. The thoughtfulness, the quality of the work, and the thoughtfulness of the planning stands out to me. Jeff, the owner, is absolutely fabulous. We've probably worked with them for about fifteen years. I could not recommend anyone more highly. We've had both landscaping and paver installation done for us. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
11/08/2016

“My experience could hardly have been more positive. Jeff's landscaping design was really acute and really smart. It was appropriate in all respects. And the quality of the workmanship was top-notch— it could not have been better. They replaced a flagstone walk in the front of the house. That was very straightforward. Then they removed a portion of a retaining wall, designed a new approach to the side entrance of the house, remodeled the back porch, and then relocated a small tree. It was a big job, but his crews were really excellent. They're A+.”

Review by
02/19/2016

“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.”

Review by
02/16/2016

“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.”

Review by
02/16/2016

“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.”

Review by
02/16/2016

“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.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“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.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/21/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/21/2016

“They do good work. My yard looks nice. I think their customer service isn't the greatest but the yard looks nice. They do landscape architecture for me and they do maintenance. I would give them a B rating.”

Review by
01/21/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/13/2016

“I used them, and I love them.”

Review by
01/13/2016

“They're great.”

Review by
01/13/2016

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

Review by
01/13/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/13/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/13/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/12/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/12/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/12/2016

“I had some landscaping done because I was getting water in my basement. I went with them. They seemed like the best option, and they were the most expensive, but they did a guarantee, and it seemed to be the way to go. I got work done. It was really good looking, but it didn't solve the problem. I was getting work done by them, and then a sidewalk. I was redoing the sidewalk, and I was wondering if I should put in a drain to kind of siphon the water away, and he said it wouldn't be necessary. It seemed like no changes were made, so he recommended to do draining, which was the very thing I asked them to do. It kind of turned into an argument. They raised it a certain amount that just made it level with the rest of the yard instead of raising it up. I said that it looked level, and they said it was higher. He measured it, and it was perfectly level. It ended badly. I ended up doing the thing myself. I solved the problem for $200 when I spent $8,000 with them. I was very disappointed. The work they did, as far as landscaping, I thought was really well done. They did top-quality work, but from what I needed to do, they didn't help. For the landscaping, they do quality work. I would give them a C+.”

Review by
01/12/2016

“They never completed the work. It's hard to describe, but they never completed the work. They did landscaping. It was shrubbery and softscape. I tried to get back to them multiple times after they didn't complete the work. They weren't responsive at all. We never gave them the final payment because they never completed the work. When they reached out to get the final payment, I said that they didn't fix all the problems that we specified. They never finished, and we never paid them their final payment. I would say they're a C.”

Review by
01/12/2016

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

Review by
01/12/2016

“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.”

Review by
01/12/2016

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

Review by
12/24/2015

“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.”

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