Howard Landscapes Inc.
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Howard Landscapes Inc. has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 120 customer surveys.
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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.
Warranty
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.
Distinctions
Howard Landscapes is a member of the Snow & Ice Management Association and the American Horticultural Society.
Licenses
#2705145531
Areas Served
Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

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Howard Landscapes Inc. has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 120 customer surveys.
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08/23/2017

“After we signed the initial contract, it took a long time for them to come out. I guess they were backed up. I don't know if it was the weather or what. That's the only concern that I have. They took a while. They did some landscaping work for me, and I was somewhat satisfied. The customer service treated us well, but it took a long time for them to get here. I would grade the overall experience with a B. I would be likely to recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“Howard Landscapes did a great job. They came out and gave me some ideas. They moved, we live in a townhome community, the stuff from the front to the back and made it look a lot better. They planted the appropriate perennials. I am overall satisfied with the completed work. It was kind of a wreck and they cleaned it up and made it look pretty again. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I would highly recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“We've had Howard Landscapes work for us on different occasions. They have done landscaping and other jobs for us. The customer service was very fine. I would grade the overall experience with an A. As far as punctuality, sometimes they wouldn't call to tell us they weren't coming. That was probably about the only complaint that we have. I would very likely recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“They were easy to work with and worked around our schedules. We didn't have to be home when they did their work. So, that was really nice. They mowed. They come every week to mow the yard. They come every, I think, two months to do the weeding, mulching, and trimming of the trees, bushes, and stuff. I'm overall satisfied each time they come. I'd give them an A overall.”

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08/23/2017

“They were just on time and did a great job. They did spring cleanup, edging, mulching the bed, and bringing in some decorative rocks. It was just a lot. They've done stuff for years for us, so they do great work. Customer service is excellent. I'll use them again next year. I'll give them an A overall. I definitely would recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“They were very knowledgeable, thorough in what they did and good value for the money. They did complete landscape, trimming, bed edging, mulching, removed some old bushes, just the whole property. I am absolutely satisfied with the completed work. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“They were reliable. What he said he was doing to do, he did it. He did it on time, and we had no issues. Price-wise was competitive. They landscaped just a small area, only about 15x15, but he did a good job when he put the sod down. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“I've had a relationship with them for 20 years, and they do great work. They’re consistent and respond to my calls when I check in. It's a landscaping company. They do landscaping work. I'm satisfied each time with them. They deserve an A overall.”

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08/23/2017

“They do everything they say they were going to do. I was more than happy with them. They did mulching and cleanup. I am overall satisfied with the completed work. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would very likely recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“The people they sent out were timely, professional, knowledgeable, personable and they are in and out of here with no B.S. They did landscaping and yard work for me. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“They're spectacular. We've had them for 18 years. They've been reliable all 18 years. They pick up every weed, they get everything done, and they are the best. We would never switch. I'll give them an A overall. Every Friday they're here.”

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08/23/2017

“They had a creative design. They came when they said they were going to, and the work was beautiful this year. The landscaping job was correct. I'm overall satisfied with everything. I'd give them an A overall.”

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08/23/2017

“Just the quality of the work. They did landscaping in the back mostly, some plants, shrubs and things like that and steppers. I'm overall satisfied with the work that was done. I'll give them an A overall.”

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08/23/2017

“They were easy to work with. They did landscaping, and planted some plants around our new patio. I am overall satisfied with the completed work. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them.”

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08/23/2017

“Howard Landscapes did what I asked them to do. They mowed the grass, and I was satisfied afterward. They did what I asked. I'll give them a C overall.”

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08/23/2017

“They were super responsive. They did landscaping for me. I'm overall satisfied with everything. I would give them an A overall.”

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08/23/2017

“They do good quality work. They just do a mow and blow. It's up to satisfaction each time. I'll give them a B overall.”

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08/19/2016

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08/18/2016

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08/17/2016

“The estimate was fair and helpful. The work was outstanding. Trying to get a person to come out and do an estimate for a second job was frustrating. My assumption was that they would be happy to have a repeat customer. The estimator cancelled 3 minutes prior to the appointment, and did not return calls to reschedule. The reason he gave for cancelling was that it would have taken too much out of his day to drive to my property and back. I was disappointed, because I was so pleased the first time they did work. Maybe the business is so successful that they only take the most convenient jobs now.”

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08/16/2016

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08/12/2016

“We have used Howard Landscapes for the last few years and will continue to do so. You can't beat the combination of quality and price.”

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08/11/2016

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08/11/2016

“Howard Landscapes did a spectacular job. Although I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, Mike 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.  ”

Review by
08/11/2016

“I contacted several providers for landscaping and clean up work to prepare our home for sale. Howard Landscapes was by far the most punctual and reasonable in providing an estimate and getting the work scheduled and performed in the tight time frame we needed. They did great work, were respectful, and the supervisor was on site to ensure everything went according to our agreement.”

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08/10/2016

“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!”

Review by
08/10/2016

“Great company!! Brian is extremely knowledgeable and creative with landscape design. You will definitely end up with a unique and low maintenance yard. You get what you pay for!! ”

Review by
08/09/2016

“Howard Landscapes has been our community landscaper for several years. They have performed above average, and their staff is cooperative and friendly.”

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08/08/2016

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08/08/2016

“People were good and very friendly.”

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08/08/2016

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08/08/2016

“The work was satisfactory - but it was difficult communicating/coordinating with them.”

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08/07/2016

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08/06/2016

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08/06/2016

“Howard Landscapes updated our walkway and gardens a few years ago. They did a great job. We had the original walkway replaced and updated the gardens with low maintenance shrubbery as requested. They were easy to work with and the job they did greatly enhanced the look of our yard. Currently, we use them for lawn service. They are neat and efficient.  ”

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08/05/2016

“They had a large job in my yard of creating a mulch/flower bed and building a stone path. The overall look was beautiful. The plants were healthy and all was great. The problem was with the grading of the bed. When it rains the stone path floods. I contacted them to see if they would adjust the grading and raise some of the stones to prevent the flooding. I called several times and left messages. They never returned my phone calls or fixed the problem. I think the quality of their work is good, but their follow through was not. A returned phone call and a pretty simple fix would have made them an A+ company. Too bad that their customer service and follow through was not good. I have to give them a C and say that I would not recommend them.”

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08/05/2016

“We were totally thrilled with the landscape work Howard Landscape did for us. Mike Day designed, we tweaked, then implemented the design. Every meeting was on time if not early. The crew removed the overgrown old trees and shrubs and an old sidewalk. Then they laid pavers in a beautiful design, planted shrubs and perennials and completed the work in the time frame given and cleaned up. We love the landscape work they did for us and have passed their name on to several neighbors.  ”

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08/05/2016

“Did a great job. Would definitely recommend them.”

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08/05/2016

“Howard Landscapes was professional and they did a great job on our patio. Will use again and will recommend to friends and neighbors.  ”

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08/05/2016

“It was very difficult getting a response from my phone calls. After having a problem with some of the plants after the winter, Howard Landscapes never resolved the problem.”

Review by
09/08/2015

“They were super professional, and they did great design work. Everything's perfect. They landscaped our backyard. I've been using them for years. Their customer service is great. They deserve an A+.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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09/08/2015

“If I had to give their service a letter grade, it would be a B.”

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09/08/2015

“I thought the quality of their work was very high. They did some landscaping for us. I would give them a B+. The quality of their work was excellent, but they didn't do much in terms of follow-up. They never checked back in afterward. We didn't realize they were finished. They kind of just left, and we didn't hear anything again until months later. There was no follow-though on what we should do to take care of the landscaping work they did going forward.”

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09/08/2015

“I'm very familiar with Howard Landscapes. My experience was outstanding. They are extremely knowledgeable in their field and their craft of landscaping, yard maintenance, and design; they find practical solutions for what needs to be done. They have worked various projects—I think they've done four different projects around our home, from landscaping to drainage issues to yard work. When they say they are going to do something, they are there very close to the time they say they will start to get the work done, and they finish pretty much on schedule. They're very reliable about the timing of the project. I believe they were a word-of-mouth referral to us. We've been working with Howard Landscape going on 18 years; when we have something to do that is landscape- or yard-related, they are the first call we make. They deserve an A+ on quality, certainly.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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09/08/2015

“They were awesome. The gentleman who came out and met with me, he and I worked together to create a nice landscape plan. They came in at a fair price, gave me options, and delivered exactly what I asked for. It was a townhome with a very small backyard lot area. It was unfinished, so they installed some pavers, some stepping-stones for a walkway path, laid down some sod, planted some shrubbery, and did mulching. I think that's pretty much all they did back there. I found them searching on the internet for a landscaping company. I chose them because they were the first ones that had some decent information on their Web site. It was pretty reasonable, easy to navigate, and easy to get information from. They were an A-grade company.”

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09/08/2015

“They were real friendly to work with, listened to what I was looking for with the design, and they were real personable. I liked the design they gave me, and they did good work. They've been a little slow with the customer service and following up on some things that needed to be replaced, but that's just kind of normal. They haven't ignored me. They are doing what they need to do to replace certain things, but I'm not their top priority anymore. They put some landscaping on the back hill in our yard. I guess I'd say B+ fits best. I'd recommend the company; my only issue is with the follow-up.”

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09/08/2015

“They were very flexible with what we needed and worked with us to get everything scheduled when we wanted it. They had a good price. They were doing landscaping around our house. They came up with a unique design that we hadn't thought of, so that was good. It was my first time using them. I found them through word of mouth from past clients. I'd grade them A+.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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09/08/2015

“The work itself was good. It was the communication part that wasn't that great. I called them several times, and it took them a long time to get back to me. In the end, they did what I asked them to do; I just wish they'd get back to me a little quicker, that's all. They fixed a drain for me in my yard. It was to carry the rainwater. It was the first time I used them. I'd say maybe a B+ fits my experience best.”

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09/08/2015

“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+.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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09/08/2015

“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.”

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06/04/2015

“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.”

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06/03/2015

“I did have somebody trimming bushes and they helped me with the garden. They did a fine job and they gave me a good rate. It was a good rate and they did a good job. They trimmed trees and bushes around the house. They were helping me with my garden and then they were going to come back and work on my side yard and they never showed up. I think they did the father and son team and they come to your door and see if you need help. They did an OK job. I got my own equipment now so I wouldn't hire them again actually. I think they did good work but I think they didn't show up that one time. Their customer service score was below but the work they actually did when they actually did the work, it was good. I'd say it's in the lower B range for the work they did but lower than that for customer service. I felt for them. I wanted to give them business because it was a father and son team. If somebody just wants their bushes trimmed or their trees trimmed, I would probably recommend them. If they want a big job, I probably wouldn't.”

Review by
09/17/2014

“We've been with Howard Landscapes for 18 years. We have them do our yearly maintenance and the mulch. They finished cleaning off the leaves. We’ve had them put in a back patio. We've had them do a lot of work, actually. They're very, very reasonably priced, they're very responsive, and they do a good job. They try to make sure we're happy customers. I would recommend them—they're an A.”

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09/17/2014

“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.”

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09/17/2014

“We have three homeowner's associations, and they do all our landscaping for free for beautiful townhomes in the center of the city. We're sitting on very valuable property, and they're doing a masterful job. Unfortunately, there was an accident when an elderly man pushed the accelerator instead of the brake and came into our front yard. We used Howard Landscapes to repair our landscape, and Mike was great. They earned an A+.”

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09/17/2014

“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.”

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09/17/2014

“They fixed a drainage problem, grated the landscaping, and put in a drainage system. They were very responsive from the very beginning, and they did a good overall job. I think I chose them because of their responsiveness, proposed work, and cost. I'd say they're an A+ company.”

Review by
09/17/2014

“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-.”

Review by
09/17/2014

“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+.”

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09/17/2014

“I got them to do some work for me, fix the house up. They did a good job. They did a front walk for me which was very good. They did some work on the back and the sides and they're very good. Howard Landscape seemed to have the best estimate. I'd give them a B grade.”

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09/17/2014

“They put in a hardscape system—a stone staircase from a deck down to a yard. The work was done promptly, and there was no fooling around with the price. It was done correctly; there were no issues with the work whatsoever. I'd give them an A grade.”

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09/17/2014

“Howard Landscapes is fine. I would give them an A+ for excellence.”

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09/17/2014

“They did great. I'd give them high marks on every aspect. We were very satisfied with them. I'd give them an A.”

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09/17/2014

“They did some landscaping, including shrubs and bushes. I think it was fine. They were fairly good. I think an A- is fair.”

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09/17/2014

“I would give Howard Landscapes an A rating.”

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09/17/2014

“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+.”

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09/17/2014

“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.”

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09/17/2014

“They maintained the yard. They took care of it themselves. I first heard about Howard Landscapes though my neighbor. They deserve an A.”

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09/17/2014

“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+.”

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09/17/2014

“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+.”

Review by
09/17/2014

“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.”

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01/17/2014

“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.”

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01/16/2014

“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.”

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01/16/2014

“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.”

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01/16/2014

“No problems at all with Howard Landscapes. They are a good contractor. They always do all the work as specified in the contract. They do the cutting, they did some irrigation work, and they do overseeding, replanting, and dethatching. We've been using them for two years now. I checked two or three different companies and had them come out, and then I picked Howard based on their estimate and their courtesy. They are receptive to my ideas and what I want. I would give Howard Landscapes an A grade. They are just a good, reliable company. Sometimes it is hard to communicate with landscape companies because a lot of the people are not native English speakers. Mr. Howard is very easy to communicate with and very responsive.”

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01/16/2014

“Howard Landscapes mulched our entire yard. The landscaper was very nice and receptive to our ideas of what we wanted. They’re professional, timely, and neat—I’d give them an A+.”

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01/15/2014

“They've always been pretty good about just getting the work done. They just mow the yard—nothing major—but it's pretty clean and tidy, and they do what they need to do. They're in and out pretty quickly, and they charge reasonable rates. We don't even need to be home, so I don't know about the time frame. They're done when I get home. That's all I know, and that's all I care about. I've been using their services for four or five years. The only reason I wouldn't continue to use them in the future is budget concerns, but it's nothing they've done. I’d give them an A.”

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01/15/2014

“We were happy with it. I plan on calling them again this year. The price, I thought they did a good job. They just did spring clean up and trimmed the hedges. They did not leave anything behind. They met my expectations. I would give them a B. I would recommend them. I wish they had used a different color mulch.”

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01/15/2014

“They came when they were supposed to come. They came routinely and they did their work well. They did grass cutting and edging. I've been using their service for three years. Both the quality of the work and the price had kept me using them. A neighbor used them. I would give them a B. I would recommend this company to someone else.”

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01/15/2014

“They did a good job. They did what I asked and when I had problems and questions and I called them back they were responsive and they addressed my concerns. I would give them a B+. I would recommend them.”

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01/14/2014

“I think they're reliable, and their prices are fair. They've worked for me for a couple of years. They come out on a schedule and have solid customer service. They swept up leaves. I would give them an A-. Sometimes they need to respond to customer phone calls more rapidly.”

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01/14/2014

“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.”

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