Testimonials

     Tom phoned me today and we had a nice conversation. I am very happy that you have Tom on your team because he is taking care of items that had not been previously. I love working in the yard, but my job requires a lot of travel and unfortunately I am unable to attend to it as I had done previously. I want to thank Tom for looking after my yard in a more personal way and am very happy. The 2 English boxwood will be OK. If anything, they need deep pruning for aeration. Thank you for your great customer service!
—Ginger

     I strongly recommend John Richmond Landscaping Services. Ike Carter is amazingly talented in plant selection and landscape design. Trey Steeley does a tremendous job in maintaining our lawn and shrubs. Both Trey and Ike stand behind their work. They are responsive to questions and concerns, and offer practical advice. The crews are the most hardworking I've ever seen. They take pride in their work, and do it right. Melissa Chaplin is extremely helpful with scheduling, pricing, and general questions. Honestly, every employee that I've been in contact with has been professional, knowledgeable, and so pleasant to work with. I could not be more pleased with this company.
—Linda Hyslop

     Ike and his amazing crew just spent a week at our farm clearing and installing new plant material on an old garden path that we are restoring. It was very reassuring to me to know that the crew was not only working incredibly hard, but with special care, giving this old garden path the cultivation it deserves! I would highly recommend John Richmond Landscaping — they take pride in what they do and it shows.
—Freddie Gray

     We called John Richmond Landscaping because they were recommended to us, and our current landscaping company had just gone out of business. The difference in the company as opposed to our former company is that when we have an issue, it is addressed promptly and courteously and to our satisfaction. Your workers are very nice and always do the best they can to please us and all their clients. Dave is very prompt in addressing our questions or concerns and usually speaks to us personally about a problem we have. He goes over and beyond! We would and have recommended John Richmond to several neighbors and also the Goochland Garden Club, of which I am a member. We will definitely use your services again and, hopefully, for a very long time!
—Nancy and David Plageman

     My yard looks incredible. There are areas that will continue to get lusher. I can see the difference almost daily. Please make sure that your entire staff knows how pleased we are with the appearance of the yard. From design to planting to prep crews to maintenance crews to insect control to scheduling, the whole package has resulted in me smiling every time I walk out my door and see how great it looks!
—Bernie Donnelly

     We began working with John Richmond Landscaping a little over two years ago after seeing work the firm had done for others in our area. We had a pretty large makeover in mind and met with Dave Snyder, your Operations Manager, to talk about a plan. I thought we might have to use a landscape designer, but Dave asked for the opportunity to come up with a plan and I have to say, it was every bit as good as anything I envisioned a designer could do! Javier was the foreman on the job and could not have been nicer or more helpful. We made a few changes during the installation as a result of on-site suggestions which I really appreciated. Over the course of about 4 days, our yard was transformed! Every worker was polite, professional and hardworking. I knew we were in good hands.

We have continued working with you folks, contracting for a monthly maintenance plan that fits our needs for the grass and bed plantings. I love that each month I get an email asking if there is anything special or extra the guys need to do on the next visit. From time to time, Dave or Trey come by to check on how things are doing. We've tweaked a few plantings here and there, using some great suggestions and your firm has always been quick to respond if I have a concern. I look forward tackling a few last areas in the coming year and foresee a long working relationship with your firm. It feels a little like Christmas when I come home after work and see my beautifully manicured yard after one of your visits. We are so glad to have found your firm!
—Martha Nesmith

     We have been very pleased with the quality of service that we have received from John Richmond Landscaping. The crew is always extremely professional and has been very responsive to any special projects that we have requested. The attention to detail has surpassed our expectations and we have recommended and will continue to recommend John Richmond to friends.
—Laura Baird

     We have known and worked with Ike for twenty years. He is a fine person who has done a great job of growing his business. We appreciate both his knowledge and his commitment to excellence. All of the people at John Richmond Landscaping have done a wonderful job for us. We thank them!
—Mary and Frank Roach

     I can't thank the John Richmond team enough! About 18 months ago, I contacted the team about helping take my yard to the next step by clearing up brown patches, reducing weeds and generally keeping the green grass longer. What an improvement!! I've given the team total control to do what they need. The prices are reasonable, the service excellent and the results outstanding!! My neighbors continually tell me my yard looks the best they've ever seen it look.

For someone who knows enough about lawn care to be dangerous, I am so pleased to have such a reliable partner!! Thank you to the John Richmond team!
—Tamara Highsmith

      Herb and I just wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did on Monday! They have always done a beautiful job, and I have told you before, but they are just fantastic! The mulch looks fabulous, they did over and above what we could have expected.

We have already had several neighbors stop and ask for your name, which we were happy to give them. Hopefully, they will give you a call to have you do their yards as well. There was not a single tender, new plant that was disturbed, the edging and clean up was immaculate, and they were efficient and pleasant while they worked. Cudos to all of you at John Richmond Landscaping!
—Susan Braun

      Having just wrapped a significant landscape installation with you, and having experienced over a month now of our service contract with you, as well, we just wanted to be “on record” as being beyond delighted with our experience with John Richmond Landscaping — on both counts. In today’s day and age, chances to do business with groups that demonstrate the utmost professionalism are fewer and further between than they ought to be, but you all are one of those rare exceptions. We are so happy not only with the lovely results of your work but also with the process and personalities we've experienced along the way.

Our installation was absolutely top-notch. The plants were placed and planted with care, the bed lines were meticulously laid out, and the top-dressing was tidy and plentiful. As this all happened, we were so happy with how you and your crew worked so amicably with our architect, as well as directly with us. Every request was honored agreeably — even several that were deviations from the original plan. Special kudos go to Javier and his crew, who were not only skilled and hardworking but also respectful and friendly. We would welcome them back any time!

Our on-going maintenance is also without a doubt best-in-class. Oscar and his crew are careful and accommodating, not only when it comes to routine items but also anytime we make special requests. They, too, are such pleasant personalities, whom we are happy to have around while they're here.

From what we’ve experienced, your entire outfit is terrific, and we feel so lucky to have found you to help us build and maintain our landscape. So, we just wanted to make our satisfaction official.
—Jenny and David Nedeff

      Thank you for sending your foreman and crew to my house yesterday. They did a great job. He showed up right at 1:00. We walked around the yard and I told him what I wanted done and then he went to it without any more instructions from me. The results were just what I wanted. I appreciate the professionalism of your group.
—Nan Ellen Ritsch

     I’ve been meaning to email you for a couple of weeks now to tell that our lawn looks amazing. We’ve been in this house for 25 years and the lawn has never looked nearly this good. Last week three people stopped at the house to compliment the lawn and ask who is maintaining it. When I pulled into the driveway tonight and saw how beautiful it looks, I had to write. This is the lawn I’ve always wanted but just couldn’t make happen until you took it over. I can’t believe what you’ve been able to accomplish just this year. Thank you and the crew. Really great job.
—Dana McDaniel

     I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for the outstanding service that you have provided over the past 13 years. In all that time I have never had a bad experience. Your staff is always professional and even when we have had changes they have always been pleasant and accommodating. In this age when everyone is consolidating with out of area companies making it hard to actually speak with a person in charge it is nice that John Richmond Landscaping, Inc. is still a local company dedicated to quality work and customer service. I can not thank you enough for what you have done to make our home a beautiful place to live.
—Harold Fitrer

     We have been working with Ike and his outstanding team since we first moved to Richmond from New York fifteen years ago. It has been a true pleasure all these years to be able to rely on Ike's expertise, the professionalism of everyone who works with him, the quality of the work and the personalized over-the-top service that he and his team always provide. Transforming our property has been a process — and to do it well requires vision and artistry on the part of the landscape team. It helps to have a perfectionist at the helm…well that's Ike. We love our landscape — especially our garden. It gives us pleasure every day.
—Jennifer and David Gorsline

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