When I decided I was tired of looking out my kitchen window and seeing nothing but weeds, I decided I was going to make it a great backyard. The first thing I wanted to do was to construct a patio and purchase a 3 season gazebo and a shed to store things in. Then I wanted to build beds of plants and trees going up the side of the property line and install a gravel driveway to get to the gazebo which is 300 feet from the house. I also wanted the entire area of my property to be leveled out and grass planted to finish it off. All these things seemed to be things I could handle. Well, little did I know what an undertaking this project would be.
Of course I needed a landscaper to help me with all this work, and I have to say, the day I found the advertisement for Minor Landscaping in the Observer newspaper was clearly one of the luckiest days of my life. That may seem like an exaggeration, but this project was huge! My dad was a mason contractor in his day and he told me more than once that I couldn't have done it without Minor. He would be so impressed with his work that he looked forward to stopping by see how my project was coming along. Words cannot convey the happiness I see every time I look out my kitchen window.
Minor and his crew are honest to goodness hard workers. They do what you tell them to do and they do what they say they are going to do. If he tells you he will be at your house at a specific time, he's there. If your hoping they could start and finish a particular part of the job in one day, he and his crew will work from morning to sunset. If you tell him your vision on how you would like something to look, he would do what you told him but the project would be 10 times nicer than you even imagined. And if I needed him to meet me at the Stone Center in Bridgewater, or pick up some bushes at a nursery or landscaping supplies at Home Depot, well you guessed it, no problem.
He also has great insight on how to care for your landscaping. For example, he recommended that I trim back my shrubs and bushes every year so that they would stay young looking and not get to be overgrown and overpower my house. His work on retaining walls and patio work is impeccable. I needed to control the water that would rush down the slope from the uphill side of my property and he suggested digging a ditch all the way down with large landscape rocks to slow down the water and redirect it away from my beds. I didn't even realize I would have to manage rushing water, but his idea worked.
Well, in conclusion, Minor Landscaping is one of the most pleasant companies I have ever done business with. And I plan to continue to use his services for my landscaping needs in the future. Did I mention that he did a wonderful job putting up my Christmas lights last year?