Howard Landscapes Inc.
3rd year as a Best Pick
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Based on 169 reviews
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"We understand how important it is to have confidence in the people who design your landscape. As a team of creative, experienced professionals, we listen to what you want and create solutions based on your vision of your property. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in our work and our excellent service."

Brian Howard Baddley | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Howard Landscapes Inc. specializes in complete landscape design and installation. The company constructs patios, walkways, and retaining walls as well as landscape lighting systems and custom water features, such as ponds and drainage systems. Howard Landscapes also provides pond and landscape maintenance services, including mowing, weeding, pruning, fall leaf removal, and fertilization.
Howard Landscapes offers a one-year warranty on all plant materials it installs and a five-year warranty on paver patios and walls.
Company History
The company is locally owned and operated and was established in 1994 by Brian H. Baddley and Mike Duy.
Howard Landscapes is a member of the Snow & Ice Management Association, the American Horticultural Society, and the Northern Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.
Areas Served
Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County
A selection of 169 homeowner reviews:
“We were totally thrilled with the landscape work Howard Landscapes did for us. The crew removed the overgrown old trees, shrubs, and an old sidewalk. Then they laid pavers in a beautiful design, planted shrubs and perennials, completed the work in the time given, and cleaned up. We love the landscape work they did for us and have passed their name on to neighbors—A+.”
“Howard Landscapes updated our walkway and gardens a few years ago. They did a great job. They were easy to work with, and the job they did greatly enhanced the look of our yard. They are neat and efficient—A+.”
“Howard Landscapes did a spectacular job. The landscaper used his expertise to guide me and expand on my ideas, which resulted in a backyard hardscape and front yard landscape that were everything I had hoped for.”
“Have had them annually since we built the home 15 years ago.”
“Howard Landscapes was professional and they did a great job on our patio. Will use again and will recommend to friends and neighbors.”
“Did a great job. Would definitely recommend them.”
“People were good and very friendly.”
“Howard Landscapes has been our community landscaper for several years. They have performed above average, and their staff is cooperative and friendly.”
“If I could give them a AAA++++ I would! Professional, timely, quality craftsmanship from a friendly and congenial crew.”
“The landscaping design and initial work was excellent. However, about six of the skimmia bushes did not survive; they were replaced with the same type of bushes which also died (wrong amount of shade I think). Finally, they were replaced by new bushes which are doing fine. Even though it took some time, all the plants are thriving now and I'm pleased with the beautiful landscaping they did. We get many compliments from neighbors!”
“I chose them from Best Pick Reports. They did a great job. They were constructive, when we did the estimate, about some options and things like that. They were timely, they did what they said they were going to do, and it was high quality. They regraded some part of our backyard, put some sod down, ripped up a whole section, and planted a bunch of plants. They get an A. They were excellent.”
“They're reliable—extremely reliable. They do the job. I've never had a complaint. They mow our lawn every week, and they have also done general landscaping maintenance on occasion—weeding, trimming, and mulching; that kind of stuff. We've been using them for four years, as long as we've been in this house, and they deserve an A+. They do a great job, and I've even noticed that they've done some extra things like picking up branches that weren't even in their way. They've done a lot of extra.”
“They're great. They took care of our lawn since 1999. They put everything we wanted in the house, and they took care of everything for the whole lawn, the bushes and the plants, everything. They're a great company. They get an A. We've kept them since 1999, so I feel that they're A+—excellent.”
“They were quick. It turned out better than I thought it would. It was just great. Everything was picked up, and there was nothing I had to pick up after. It was really nice. They did a patio, transplanted some plants, added some plants in the backyard, and put down mulch in the back and the front. It was a lot, and it looks great. I'd give them an A+.”
“They were very reliable and very responsible. They did everything they were supposed to do. I had an annual contract with them for three or four years. They also did plantings we ordered, like trees and shrubs. I'd definitely recommend Howard Landscapes to a friend, and I'd definitely give them an A.”
“The communication was good, and the promptness was good. They wrote up a quote, and they came and discussed options. They actually met with me beforehand, as well, to survey the property and say, 'Oh, you need this much mulch.' They didn't just say, 'Oh, we'll come and do it.' They took my requests. They were doing mulching. It was my first time using them. I found them in Best Pick Reports. An A is good for them.”
“They did a great job. They're very thorough, they get the job done on time, and they meet the budget. They do my weekly lawn maintenance and my monthly and semiannual yard cleanups. The customer service is great. Mike does a good job. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job. They come out, they do the work, they're gone quickly, and it's good quality. They do spring cleanup. I've used them two or three times. They're polite, and they're responsive. ”
“My experience with Howard Landscapes has been outstanding. They are extremely knowledgeable in their field and their craft, and they find practical solutions. They've done four projects around our home, from landscaping to drainage to yard work. They're very reliable. We've been working with them for 18 years, and they have certainly earned an A+ on quality.”
“Howard Landscapes was super professional, and they did great design work—everything's perfect. They landscaped our backyard. I've been using them for years, and their customer service is great. They deserve an A+.”
“They were awesome. We worked together to create a nice landscape plan for a townhome with a very small, unfinished backyard. They installed pavers and stepping stones for a walkway path, laid down sod, and planted shrubbery. I'd give them an A.”
“Howard Landscapes is fine. I would give them an A+ for excellence.”
“They did great. I'd give them high marks on every aspect. We were very satisfied with them. I'd give them an A.”
“Howard Landscapes has done plenty of landscaping for me. They landscaped the hill and put in a water feature. I liked their responsiveness and attention to detail. I'd absolutely recommend them. They deserve an A+.”
“Howard Landscapes does our landscaping. They were reliable and on time, and they did good work. We ended up choosing them over another company because we heard good reviews. We'd grade them as an A+.”
“The job was initially getting my front yard landscape and plants cleaned and straightened up. The customer service was great. One of the owners did his own inspection after they finished and made sure everything was done correctly. I've used them for the last two years. One of my colleagues has been using them for the last five years, and that is how I found them. I'd give them an A.”
“They did our landscaping for the front yard and backyard, and they cut our grass every year for the whole season. We first heard about the company from our vendor. I would give them all As.”
“They showed up on time. They billed us, we paid them, and everyone was happy. I think I chose the company because the previous owners had used them. They get an A grade.”
“I would give Howard Landscapes an A rating.”
“They maintained the yard. They took care of it themselves. I first heard about Howard Landscapes though my neighbor. They deserve an A.”
“Howard Landscapes has been doing our landscaping for 15 years. They do our monthly lawn maintenance, all of our fertilization and yard upkeep, and then any time we want any extra plants planted, they do all of that for us as well. When we had our whole backyard and front yard rebuilt, Howard installed the plants and all of that. They're the best around. I can't say enough good things about that company. I'd give them an A.”
“They did some landscaping, including shrubs and bushes. I think it was fine. They were fairly good. I think an A- is fair.”
“They have done the typical mowing and cleaning work. I've also had them put in a flower garden. They're responsive, and they're meticulous about their work. I would recommend them. I'd give them an A-.”
“Howard Landscapes did a good job. They do all of my lawn maintenance—the mowing, the mulching, weeding, and fertilizing. They also did some planting. I'd give them an A+.”
“Howard Landscapes redid our landscaping—the front, side, and back of our house. They gave us great suggestions, and they've since come back on their own to check on things. I would give them an A+.”
“I have some flowerbeds in the front of the house and in the back, and Howard Landscapes cleaned them up, trimmed my bushes and trees, and put down a fresh, new coat of mulch. When they were done, everything looked fantastic. I didn't even know they had been here after they cleaned up. I called them one day to see if they could do something for me, and they were able to do it quickly and get out there. I would give Howard Landscapes an A+ grade.”
“Howard Landscapes did snow removal, and we were very happy with them. We had them for a number of years; I would almost say close to 15 years, a long, long time, and we were very happy with them. It's hard to find people that do that work and do it well. We never had any damage from when they used the snowplows on our front stairs. They were excellent. Whatever they are going to do next, I'm sure they are going to do well. Excellent work. We were really very, very happy with them. I would give them an A+. They're a good company.”
“The owner was awesome and came up with a great plan for our yard. Howard Landscapes did a great job of landscaping in the front and backyard. They worked with me on how I wanted the landscaping to look. If I had to do it over again, I would use the same company. I'll give them an A+. They do a great job.”
“They were awesome, and I'm going to use them again. They were very good, quick, and neat—I mean, I didn't even know they were here. I didn't even know they had done it and gone. I had called them and made an appointment, and they were like, 'OK we'll see what we can do,' and then the next thing you know, I looked outside and was like, 'Wow they did it, and I didn't even know it.' They were awesome. I would definitely give them an A.”
“Howard Landscapes does my lawn service, and they are very good. Their timeliness made my experience positive. My lawn looks good when the weather is good. I've been using the company for two years. I chose them based on what they did for my neighbor. I haven't had the need for them to do extra things. I would grade Howard Landscapes an A+.”
“Howard Landscapes was responsive to things I needed. They cut the grass. We used them all last year. They just agreed to do it every week, and we paid them. I would use them again. I'll give them an A.”
“I found Howard Landscapes in Best Pick Reports. I really like the book, and I liked Howard Landscapes. They did lawn care for me. The guy showed up on time, they had good cleanup, and I would use them again. They're an A.”
“They tore up some of the front beds and replaced them with different plants. They gave us some design ideas and replaced plants, and then they trimmed up some of the existing stuff as well. The technicians were very good. They cleaned up after themselves when they were done. I would absolutely use them again if I had to. I would give them an A.”
“We had mulching done. They mow and edge our yard every week, they haul away the grass, and they did some landscaping for us too. They just do a good job. Good, quality work. The technicians are good guys who work hard. I'd give them an A.”
“They were doing a tree removal for us, so they did what we asked them to do. Their customer service was fine, and they cleaned up after themselves. I was not on-site when they were there. I'd give them an A. I would use them again if need be.”
“They filled in a pond. They were very quick and they did the job very well. I would use them again if I had to. The customer service was very good. I would rate them an A.”
“Howard Landscapes cuts my lawn. Everything was good. They cut my lawn a couple times when I was unable to. There were no communication problems with customer service. I would recommend them to a friend. They deserve an A.”
“I hired Howard Landscapes to cut the grass, and we've had them do the mulch at least once. I will probably use them again next year. They're decent. They do the work, and we've used them without complaints. They cleaned up well after their services.”

Howard Landscapes has a willingness to provide really great, quick service. They did several landscaping jobs for me, and it looks very nice. I'd highly rate their customer service—A+.

Howard Landscapes was great. They took care of the landscaping and the yard. They're reliable, and they do quality work. They're definitely an A+.