Howard Landscapes Inc.
4th year as a Best Pick
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Howard Landscapes Inc. has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 184 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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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 and the American Horticultural Society.
Areas Served
Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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+.”

“Howard Landscapes has done a lot of landscaping work for us. They have good service and quality plants. The landscapers are knowledgeable and have good cleanup. The last time they were here, they planted some flowers for us. I'd give them an A.”

“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+.”

“My experience with Howard Landscapes has been great. They mow our lawn and blow our leaves. They've built a patio for us, and they built a walkway for us. They've done a lot of stuff for us, and they do very good work. Brian, the guy who owns it, is really nice. I know him well. He's easy to get in contact with and has some very nice ideas. If I'm asking for something that's outside of his field of expertise, he's given me referrals who I have actually now used several times for larger building projects or things like that. He's very personable, very knowledgeable, and easy to contact. They do good work—an A.”

“We use Howard Landscapes all the time. They're great. We just built a house and started out with Howard Landscapes. They put in all the plants and trees, and they've taken care of us ever since. They're good people. They're an A.”

“Howard Landscapes has done our lawn care—mowing, seeding, fertilizing, and all that stuff—for five years. My lawn looks better than my neighbors. No issues. I'd give them an A.”

“He knows what he's doing in terms of design. They were quick, neat, and finished completely. They get an A.”

“They have trimmed, planted, and moved bushes for us. Also, they've done mulching and edging, and we've been satisfied with the work. They've been willing to come back and fix something if we weren't happy with it. I probably would give them an A.”

“We liked Howard Landscapes. We had a paver patio put in, and we also had four trees installed. Mike is wonderful—he's come out several times. He gave us advice on landscaping that wasn't even done by them, and we thought that was kind of cool. They're an A+.”

“I thought Howard Landscapes was great—probably some of the best service I've had. They've done large and small jobs for me—installing 20-something trees down to just clipping the bushes. I have multiple properties. I can't really be certain what kind of service I'm going to get, but they're thorough, and they clean up after themselves really well. I would never give anybody an A+, but I would give them an A.”

“Usually, they're very good, and generally, I've had a pretty good experience with Howard Landscapes. They actually installed full landscaping in our backyard and front yard—a pretty major job. They're really good. Mike Duy is really good to work with—he's a very easygoing person, and he always accommodates us. He's really good. I would give them an A.”

“Howard Landscapes was very good. They were really helpful with the design process, and they did the whole thing from designing to finishing the job. They did all our landscaping around the house. They get an A.”

“Howard Landscapes has done some work for me. They did all the trees. They were awesome—we absolutely love them. We have used many landscapers because we have a large yard, and everything that Howard Landscapes planted was great. We had a couple plants that didn't work out, and they promptly replanted them, and we were very happy with them. I would highly recommend them. I'd give them an A—absolutely.”

“It always goes well. I tell Howard Landscapes what day I want them to be here. I always want them to come on Thursdays, and they always do that for me. I've been a customer of theirs since 1995, so I'm obviously pleased. They come seasonally and do all the trimming and shrubs, and they're very good. I have no reason to rate them anything but an A.”

“We know the owner, and we always found him really helpful. He's done work in years past with us. We had them do a number of projects—three or four—since 1997. We haven't had any recent work, but every project we had in the last ten years was always done really well. They definitely get an A. I didn't ever have any issues, and they always made good recommendations for plantings.”

“Howard Landscapes was very good. They did a nice job. No details stood out to me—they were just very professional, and they did a wonderful job planting. The bed was built up a bit, and the way they landscaped where the plants were elevated—some not, some were—has not changed. It hasn't sunk. I mean, it's still just very nice, and that was a couple of years ago. In general, the whole experience was absolutely more positive than negative. They get an excellent rating—because even when I thought one tree wasn't going to make it, they came out to look at it, and we waited until the spring, and it was fine. They came right out to take a look. They're an A.”

“We're very satisfied. They're just very customer-oriented. The lawn looks pretty good. I'd give them an A. Any time I've had an issue, they've come right back out.”

“Howard Landscapes was great. I recommended them to our neighbors. Any experience I've had with them has absolutely been positive. I'd give them an A.”

“We've been in a contract with Howard Landscapes for 16 years—they do everything. They do our maintenance on a yearly basis. It has gone very well. It was fine. They get an A.”

“We've been using Howard Landscapes for years. They come, they do, they clean up, and everything looks beautiful when they're gone. They have never performed beneath my standards. They get an A.”

“I like that they are very detail-oriented. I worked with Brian, and he was extremely detail-oriented, which was what I was looking for. He gave his opinion and listened to what we really wanted. I'd give them an A.”

“Howard Landscapes did great with us. We've always used them. My relationship with the company goes back about three or four years. They've done maintenance and landscaping every year, and they've put in pavement. Everything has gone off without a hitch—nothing to complain about. They get an A.”

“All the work that they've ever done for us is great. They do basic lawn maintenance for us, and then they also do a spring cleanup and spring mulching. They also made a small patio in the back of our house at one point. We've always had positive experiences with them—I'd give them an A-.”

“We had a tree—a Leyland cypress, probably a 25-foot tree—that was at a 45-degree angle because of a storm. Howard Landscapes cabled it so that it's back to its normal position. It was pretty major work. It was 100 percent positive—they get an A+.”

“I particularly like their consistency in showing up and the consistency in their level of work. They're nice people, too. They've done our landscaping and our lawn. Overall, it's been a more positive than negative experience—without a question. I'd give them an A+.”

“I've got nothing but great things to say about Howard Landscapes. They definitely deserve an A+.”

“Howard Landscapes does very good work. They do what they say they're going to do, and they do it on time and clean up. They do all my landscaping and yard work, and they take care of everything. I can't think of anything negative about them. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were fantastic. Great company—they did exactly what I needed. I would give them an A+.”

“There's nothing he can't do—or if he can't, he'll figure out a way to contact other people. He's fantastic, and he deserves all the praise I could give him. He's worked for me for five years, twelve months a year, doing everything—clearing snow, landscaping, cutting. He's an A++++.”

“They cut our grass weekly. They also have done a lot of landscaping, mulching, spring cleanup, installing new shrubs, and whatever for us.”

“They're fabulous. They're really, really good. Small jobs or big jobs—it really doesn't matter.”

“I use Howard Landscapes. They're wonderful. The two guys, Brian Baddley and Mike Duy—one handles the landscaping and the other does the lawn. They're not a huge company. They know who you are when you call. They come right out if you need something in particular. They take care of my trees, too.”

“We use Howard Landscapes—they're spectacular. I've been using them for ten years.”

“Howard Landscapes has done a patio, plantings, and a koi pond for me—they've done quite a bit. They helped me with the design also. They do my weekly maintenance. They also do the fertilization and the snow removal.”

“We use Howard Landscapes. He built a paver patio for us. It turned out wonderful—amazing.”

“Howard Landscapes does all of it, which is why I switched. I had some landscaping jobs that we also had to do, and so they do lawn and landscaping. They'll do treatments—they do it all.”

“I think his name was Mike—he's always been on top of the ball. He's a good communicator and lets us know when things are and what's going on. In general, my experience with Howard Landscapes has been more positive than negative—definitely. I would give them an A.”

“I like Howard Landscapes a lot—they’re perfect. They’ve done all of our landscaping. They revamped our side yard. They also come in and weed, and they mow on a regular basis. It’s done before I even need to think about it, and it’s the best our lawn has ever looked.”

“Howard Landscapes did a wonderful job. They put in a brick patio and redid the backyard. We’ve gotten several compliments on how wonderful everything looks. They’re just really nice, really pleasant people to work with. They get an A.”