Description Of Work:
My yards were tamed and given new life. Cleared overgrown side yard and second overgrown area; removed two poorly placed and struggling trees; cleaned up all planting beds; moved irrigation station, replaced a few sprinkler heads, adjusted sprinklers, extended drip system; laid out stone pathway and mulched formerly wild side yard, added large planter box; created second sitting area with stone; planted eight trees and ground cover; trimmed up existing plants.
(I am filing this same review for Solinsky Gardens.)
This is what I got when I worked with Will Solinsky and his crew: integrity, a good plan well executed and a pleasant experience.As new first-time homeowner, I was frustrated with my untamed landscaping. Not only was I was concerned about budget, but as someone with little acumen or interest in gardening, I didn't want to add to the time or dollars required for maintenance.Will Solinsky was timely in setting up the consultation to get the project rolling. He was sensitive to my concerns. He identified problems (e.g. privacy screening and shading) and offered sensible solutions. He showed me lots of plant and tree choices that met my goals and answered all my questions about how the project would be done. I really appreciated seeing material samples ahead of the project start.He mapped out a good plan, provided an itemized budget and revised its scope as requested. He was generous with his time in planning, oversight and follow through. He didn't hit every appointment time on the mark. but he called ahead to let me know. It wasn't the only time he was one time, but the morning start day when I needed him to be, he was. I wanted to offer flexibility because I appreciated the time he devoted to my modest project. The crew was hard-working, pleasant and respectful. They left things tidy each day and cleaned up after the work. A special shout-out to Dale!The flexibility in the process gave me a lot of confidence. During the actual work, we swapped out a tree, changed the location of one and decided on ground cover. On a modest budget, I chose to focus on the backbone of my landscaping. As I said, Will was sensitive to my goals for the project and the budget, but happily, he pushed a little bit with his expertise to help me make better decisions. I regret that I didn't have the vision or a little more budget to follow his ideas a little further. But landscaping can grow, right?Overall, I count the experience and the results among my new joys of homeownership.