Hired 4 times
35 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash, Square
Gabion basket wall and fieldstone patio
As a new homeowner, Denise was extremely helpful to my confusion and concern over what do to with my poor conditioned back yard. She over extended herself with loads of information pointing me in the right directions. I’m very grateful for the help and information even before following through with any work!Oct 27, 2018Verified
AJM team thank you for the excellent job!! Our project had several challenges, and AJM offered us their ideal design, project management, and all the necessary engineering as part of their scope. From the beginning, AJM not only provided their estimate they also presented a complete project plan and took the time to meet with us in person to review and answer any of our questions. Also. It was also a pleasure to hear all our neighbors complimenting the project and the crew's professionalism. Denise and Joe thanks again for all everything. We look forward to having your company start the next project in the spring!!Sep 30, 2018Verified
What an AMAZING experience. This was the first time I used a true professional landscaper, and I chose them based on reviews, and the care they took when Denise and Joe came to view our project. Denise started off listening to my (low maintenance) desires, and made beautiful drawings and suggestions for what would work. Once I approved their fair estimate, they scheduled the job, arrived exactly on time as promised, and brought along an exceptionally friendly hard working crew. They worked for two days NON-STOP, clearing out excess growth, dead bushes, weeds - and planting three breath-taking beautiful flower gardens. Their work TOTALLY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. They transformed messy ugly areas into a place of beauty. I LOVE my new garden, and hope am in AWE of their work. I just hope I can maintain to do their work justice. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND AJM Earthscaping, and will use them for more projects. I particularly appreciated the drawings, advice and follow up by Denise. HIRE THEM - you will not be disappointed!Jun 11, 2018Verified
Originally this area was an open space full of junk. I envisioned being able come back here and turn it into a place of serenity and peace. My husband and I tried to do it as a DIY project, but it soon grew beyond what we could handle. A friend recommended that I check out AJM Earth, where I met with Denise. She asked if she might offer a suggestion and came back with some designs that were stunning. I realized that there was no question, we just had to start from scratch. Her first sketch was spectacular. It was exactly what I wanted; what I’d seen in my mind’s eye, but alas, we could not afford the price. Denise said she’d go back and try to work within my budget. She returned with a second set of sketches that again, just blew me away. Her idea of the rain-wall was far less expensive than the water feature in the original design. It was wonderful. It was something I had never thought of. It was unique, dramatic and so very, very distinctive. From that point on, it was the only thing that belonged there. This project began with me totally scattered. I had a vision, but no idea how to make it a happen. It was well beyond my expertise. Through my words and pictures, AJM Earth captured my vision and turned it into reality. As a psychotherapist, I have to see what other people see in their own mind. When it comes to art, this is what I needed and what other people need. You can have an idea in your head, but to get it to become reality is the challenge… AJM Earth is the company that can do it for you. Juel Reid Marriage & Family Therapist New Directions Psychotherapy & Counselling Center Danbury, CTJan 1, 2018
Denise Martin and AJM Earth – an incredibly effective small landscape team – have given me back the garden started 25 years ago and all but lost of late to benign neglect and some overly successful Sea Oats. The combination of horticultural and excavation experience was just what this project needed. My initial inquiry was answered right away and we met to survey the “garden” just a few days later. This fact alone is telling of how very professional, organized, and responsive AJM Earth is. Denise and her husband Joe, as well as third team member Carlos, were great about listening to what I wanted as well as suggesting innovative solutions for what else was needed – and then delivering on schedule and on budget. In late September, the heavy equipment rolled in and all the overgrown beds were “grubbed out”, large stone steps were assembled to my exacting specs, and an amazing Gabion basket wall (one of those innovative suggestions) now permanently shores up an old wood retaining wall. Finally, a back yard screening border was planted with some of my favorite trees and shrubs. All this was accomplished by the team of three who seem to do the work of ten. And do it happily! Whatever your landscaping goal, whether you have no fixed notion or, like me, know what you want but need a ton of help to achieve it, Denise and her team are the ones to call. You will be as impressed and delighted as I am. December 2017Dec 29, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our prices are on a per project basis and can be an all inclusive package or a per hour installation.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Each client is worked with closely, developing the vision as we walk off the property, taking photos and developing sketches to bring that vision to life. Some have no idea what they are looking for, others have the vision and we make it happen. But each client is as involved as they want to be, and are kept informed every step of the way.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My husband and I have owned and operated our excavating business for 35 years and my husband holds a home improvement contractors license for just as long, licensure is not available or required in excavation. I have worked in the landscape design/horticulture professionally with our family run business for the past 5 years, and have been an avid gardener for decades. I have received my tree & shrub pruning training thru the New York Botanical Gardens and my certification in horticulture and landscape design from the New York Botanical Gardens.