What a joy! Jack and I are looking at the sun setting over our beautiful backyard. We feel that, with your help, we have finally achieved what we wanted in our yard. As you know, we have tried many times over the years, with different contractors, to explain our vision for our backyard. Since we back onto Miramar Lake and have such a potentially grand view, we wanted to maximize the view while incorporating more California native plants and a drier landscape. Jack wanted a dry stream bed, and we both wanted a big fountain for the large numbers of birds that visit our property. We had been unsuccessful in accomplishing our goal. Then, fortunately, we met you. You came a number of times to our home and walked the yard with us, listening to what we wanted. You brought references, took us to look at boulders, and researched the most successful natives. You studied the contours of our yard and told us, from a horticultural standpoint, what would work best. After the preliminary meetings, we both had confidence that you knew exactly what we wanted.
Your work crews really impressed us – they were always on time, knowledgeable, polite, hard working and very well trained. They did every job beautifully, from laying the flagstone to building the retaining walls, to plumbing the fountain, to prepping the soil and planting – we just could not have been more pleased. I know they have regular inservice training, and it really shows.
We want to give special kudos to your supervisor for our job, Nick Armitage. It didn’t take long for us to realize that Nick is not only a wonderful human being, but extremely competent with all aspects of the job. He was here daily, when necessary, checking on the workmen, laying out the plants, ordering what was needed, and keeping us updated always. We just can’t sing Nick’s praises enough. For the first time in our landscaping history, we were able to relax, knowing that everything would be done perfectly.
Thank you, Bill, for your professionalism, your wonderful crew, your exceptional supervisor, and your wonderful and imaginative vision. You took our ideas and ran with them, and we could not be happier.
Keep up the great work! It has truly been a pleasure.
Anne and Jack
San Diego, CA