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Outdoor Landscape Design
Rita was terrific and we highly recommend her. We wanted something interesting for our otherwise pretty standard colonial. Rita answered promptly, was great fun to deal with, showed up exactly when she said she would.... and then had many wonderful ideas. After a lengthy chat to sort out what we liked and what we didn't, she gave us a beautiful plan that exceeds our hopes. We are gardeners and installing it ourselves, though when the compliments come rolling in we just might take the credit for the design.Mar 23, 2017Verified
Outdoor Landscaping and Design
My the small bed in my yard has never been a priority for me. However, the original plantings 20 years ago had started looking so bad that I decided to make an investment and pay someone who knew what they were doing. It was not a large job, but Rita still made me feel as if I was a VIP client. I know nothing about gardening or flowers, but knew that I wanted a natural look. Rita exceeded my expectations and I love the variety of unique plants that she chose and how they flow into each other. She even found unique planters that I love to flank my doorstep at 1/2 off! Also of note, the crew she hired to remove all the existing bushes did it efficiently and thoroughly in extreme heat. The process was easy and Rita was reliable, professional, and knowledgeable throughout.Aug 18, 2019Verified
We have utilized Rita’s service multiple times amd could not be happier with her services! She really takes the time to listen to what your needs are. Her knowledge of the area/plants Helped to make beautiful gardens. Her follow up even after the work is completed is fantastic. Rita always makes herself available for questions and maintenance long after the project is completed. She has found lifeling clients in us! Kathy & Thomas MApr 12, 2019
Rita was recommended to me by a friend who used her to do some work for them at their home in their yard. The work that she did was so amazing and the end result was absolutely beautiful. We had our backyard leveled and regraded, so when we were at the stage of landscaping we decided to use Rita. Her price was very very reasonable for the work we were looking to be done. Her knowledge, personality and professionalism made us feel very at ease with turning our yard over to her. Working on a completely blank canvas, Rita planted shrubbery, redesigned and restructured our flower beds, filling then with all types of low maintenance perennial plantings in addition to teaching us how to take care of them. She edged our landscape with pavers and took old things like an old trellis and wrapped the wisteria she planted around it. She used broken clay pots and an old wheel barrel we had around our yard to add architectural detail to the spaces. She created individual spaces for coffee in the morning and a spot to just sit and read a book. Rita created potted pieces for our stone walls and even convinced us to plant an herb garden, which we had no invention of doing. The plantings that she used have attracted butterflies, and other beautiful birds to our yard including humming birds, which we've never seen there before. Her knowledge of plants and her vision has really turned our yard into a place that we love being in. It's now a space that we enjoy using and entertaining in instead of the vast wasteland it used to be that we never went into. If your looking for someone I highly suggest Rita. Her love of planting, her ethical sense business makes you know you can trust her. She's honest and very upfront and we will never use anyone else but her for the yard projects we have coming up, she listens and understands what the customer wants. She will always recommend and suggest but we never felt like she was pushing us into things we didn't want or were looking for. Thank you Rita for everything you did for us. We love it!Apr 12, 2019
Rita has done my large planters the last two Spring Seasons and they have been amazing beautiful and only got better as the season went on - she was super easy to work with and went out of her way to get the work done under a tight timeline - I would highly recommend Rita!!!Mar 25, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is basic. Labor and plant material equals total price. When providing sketches with a list of plants my prices range from $150 to $300 depending on the size of the project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I almost always need to see the site. Obviously for sketches I need to measure the area and design a plan. I also need to look at sun requirements and the quality of the soil. If I'm also installing the design all those criteria stated above would apply. Sorry. I know people are anxious for a quote but I would feel totally irresponsible in attempting to do that without seeing the site first.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a certified Master Gardener and I'm certified in landscape design and maintenance all from Rutgers University the State School of NJ. Yes, when the opportunity arises I do continue taking classes to keep myself current.