Manzano Landscaping

Woodbridge, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We are a full service landscaping contractor providing quality service to residential and commercial clients in Northern Virginia. From basic lawn maintenance to customized landscapes, we are dedicated to providing our clients with affordable, high quality solutions to all of their lawn care needs.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I take pride in tranforming a lawn into a beautiful landscape, and in providing my customers with affordable outdoor solutions. Most of my business comes from previous customers and referrals, which I value greatly!

Location

Woodbridge, VA 22193

Times hired on Thumbtack

40

Reviews

31 Reviews
  • Jay S. May 17, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
    Alex was able to sod the entire yard - front and back - for a very reasonable price. They came in on a Saturday morning and finished the entire job withing 3-4 hours
  • Patrick H. Apr 21, 2016
    Mulching
    Verified Review
  • Craig W. Mar 8, 2016
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming (Recurring)
    Verified Review
  • Jay S. May 17, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
    Alex was able to sod the entire yard - front and back - for a very reasonable price. They came in on a Saturday morning and finished the entire job withing 3-4 hours
  • Patrick H. Apr 21, 2016
    Mulching
    Verified Review
  • Craig W. Mar 8, 2016
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming (Recurring)
    Verified Review
  • Steven S. Mar 2, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
    Can I give them 6 starts? Manzano Landscaping was amazing in all regards. Great price, very speedy, great communicator, and great quality of work. I can't wait to hire them again!
  • Anne B. Feb 29, 2016
    Tree Stump Grinding and Removal
    Verified Review
    Good
  • Frank K. Jan 21, 2016
    Snow Plowing (Residential)
    Verified Review
    Tried hard to schedule snow Plowing but having a hard time getting confirmation. Would like to get contacted that they have my information before the storm so I know he'll Be here. Then I can give him a fair rating
  • Alicia B. Jan 20, 2016
    Snow Plowing (Commercial)
    Verified Review
  • Anthony W. Jan 12, 2016
    Tree Trimming and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Great job! He came back out to do additional trimming a second time once I noticed a few spots I wanted additional trimming for. Very flexible!
  • Lachiesa T. Dec 15, 2015
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming
    Verified Review
    We hired Manzano Landscaping for a job on our 1/2 acre property. The work involved clearing leaves, mowing the lawn, and hauling away the debris. The leaves hadn't been raked all season, so the accumulation made it a bit more than the typical job. Mr. Manzano came out to view the job before providing a quote. Which is always appreciated; I never hire anyone for a service that doesn't perform a site visit first. The quote should be based on the current situation & a proper assessment. The staff was professional and did an excellent job. I highly recommend Manzano Landscaping and will use them again in the future!
  • Bob Y. Oct 8, 2015
    Tree Trimming and Maintenance
    Verified Review
  • Anna L. Sep 6, 2015
    Weeding
    Verified Review
    The job was done quickly and the results were amazing! Our yard went from having overgrown weeds to an area that is not only usuable but )looking neat and trimmed. It seemed like the price was reasonable for what we got (not inexpensive), but it would have taken us a whole day vs. The 2 hours it took them. I would hire them again.
  • Beth S. Sep 5, 2015
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming (Recurring)
    Verified Review
    Alex came out and gave me a quote. Before I could even set up my account, they mowed my lawn which was great because I was overwhelmed with my move and unpacking a new house. They will be back In another week or so.
  • Kim M. Aug 16, 2015
    Sod Installation
    Verified Review
    They were able to schedule the sod installation very quickly and did a great job!
  • Betsy D. Jun 5, 2015
    Sod Installation
    Verified Review
    The job Alex Manzano performed for me was installation of sod in the front yard. Alex did the work as promised, on schedule, and responded quickly to any concerns I had following the initial work. Alex also took the initiative to stop by on occasion to check the new sod for possible problems. He recommended a lawn service for initial care, including fertilizing and weed control. Alex was always willing to listen and to provide any helpful information.
  • Michael Z. May 30, 2015
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
    The cost ended up being a bit high but the new lawn looks amazing! Completely changed the feel of the back yard! Totally worth it.
  • Jen W. Apr 27, 2015
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
  • Ivy F. Apr 13, 2015
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    Fast service. Completed everything I had asked. Polite and courteous. Will use them again in the fall and next spring.
  • Arnita B. Apr 1, 2015
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
  • Derek C. Mar 31, 2015
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming
    Verified Review
    Alex and crew did an outstanding job on my yard. I had so much stuff that it took four trips to the dump. I will continue to use them for my landscaping needs.
  • Alex D. Mar 15, 2015
    We hired Alex to perform some basic yard clean-up, including weeding; removal of a hedge, shrubs, a couple small trees, and a chain-link fence; and addition of topsoil and seed to the lawn. Alex offered a competitive price, but his service and lack of work ethic were unacceptable. On many occasions at all stages of our project (initial visit for quote, actual work, follow-up work) he did not show up on the agreed date, usually without any notice. Once or twice it was legitimately due to weather, but other times no explanation was given. On the day he and his crew finally did begin to work, they were interrupted by rain in the early afternoon. Alex tried to convince us that all the work had been completed so that he would not need to return to finish the job. Luckily, we had emailed him a detailed description of the scope of work we expected him to complete before we accepted his offer. It turned out that only about 50% of the agreed work had been completed. When we pointed this out, Alex did agree to return to finish the work (which he did several weeks later, after once again missing a few appointments). At this point we paid him, but soon thereafter we noticed that two trees that we specifically asked to be removed and uprooted had been simply cut off and covered with topsoil. Moreover, a long pole from the chain-link fence we asked him to remove and haul away had been left in the gutter in front of our house. We once again asked him to return to complete the work, and he agreed to do so. To date, he has not yet returned to finish the job and we are very unsatisfied with the quality of Alex's work. [We will update this review if and when the work is completed.] We absolutely CANNOT recommend Alex and encourage you pay the extra money for a professional.
    Replied to Alex D. - Mar 17, 2015

    Alex: The day this job was initially scheduled (12/06), it began to rain so we had to come back to finish up, which we did a week later (12/15). Before leaving the job site, I walked the yard with the husband who said everything looked good and the wife emailed me the following message "Thanks, Alex. The yard looks great and the fence guys have already started! I'll mail you the check this week. It is being mailed directly from my bank." Then I got an email two weeks later, January 2nd, that there were 2 roots that were missed and 1 fence post. I agreed to come back and fix it next time we were in the area, but then we got round after round of snow and we weren't able to work. Today, 3/16/15, was our first day back in the field since the snow melted. I had/have every intention of going back to finish the job as soon as possible. We have been responsive to the homeowner's emails, so I am not sure what prompted them to leave this review knowing that it has been impossible to work in the weather conditions over the last couple of months.

  • Jennifer K. Mar 12, 2015
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming
    Verified Review
    Alex was very responsive. He is the only one who offered to come out and look at my yard too see what I wanted done and to give a proper estimate. And then after I decided to hire him he was able to do the work within just a few days. He cut back one tree and several large bushes for me. He did a great job. They are all shaped nicely and he was thorough with the clean up as well.
  • Elisabeth P. Nov 17, 2014
    Outdoor Landscaping
    Verified Review
  • Emily R. Oct 21, 2014
    Manzano Landscaping is amazing! They were friendly and easy to talk to (even when you don't understand your lawn). I've all ready referred them to my father who can't take care of his lawn anymore. Have no doubts, they will take care of you!
  • Mark B. Sep 29, 2014
    Tree Planting
    Verified Review
    Alex and his crew came to my house in NE DC and did an excellent job. Cut down and dug up all tree roots. Haul away everything. It really only took about hour and couple of minutes. Thanks Alex.
  • Latrice C. Jun 11, 2014
    Sod Installation
    Verified Review
    Alex Manzano provided great professional feedback and information. He was really fast about coming out and giving me an estimate. After to weeks of my seeding I know have a beautiful lawn. Thank you!
  • Carrie A. May 1, 2014
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    Alex was punctual, communicated often, and did a wonderful job getting my garden into shape after a long, hard winter! I am proud to entertain again.
  • Scott L. Nov 10, 2013
    Lawn Mowing and Trimming
    Verified Review
    Alex seeded and dressed our lawn. In addition planted some ground cover in the back of our lawn. Great experience working with Alex. Communicated very well and did a great job. Thanks, Alex
  • Joe N. Nov 8, 2013
    Tree and Shrub Service
    Verified Review
    Alex was very courteous and professional. Him and his crew came and quickly finished the job that was requested in no time. I even asked him a few question about tree maintenance and he gave some great advice. I highly recommend him for all tree related work.
    Replied to Joe N. - Nov 8, 2013

    Thank you very much for review! I'm glad you're happy with the service and look forward to working with you in the future!

  • Christine H. Oct 28, 2013
    Alex was great! Came and did a job without my having to be there and then sent the bill. Easy!
    Replied to Christine H. - Nov 8, 2013

    Christine, Thanks for leaving us a positive review on Thumbtack!

  • Shannon K. Oct 23, 2013
    Alex and his crew were prompt,courteous and did a excellent job of pruning our tress and shrubs. Clean up was also perfect
    Replied to Shannon K. - Nov 8, 2013

    Hi Shannon, We appreciate your review on Thumbtack! Alex

  • David W. Oct 22, 2013
    Verified Review
    Initial application of so-called top soil was gravel, rocks, debris and grey dust that appears to be construction debris. The company then re-applied top soil and overseeding that was not bad - but did not remove the gravel and debris that they first applied. I had to take on a much more encompassing and expensive lawn project to undo Manzano's damage. Buyer beware!
    Replied to David W. - Oct 30, 2013

    We serviced the entire yard for $700, including grading as needed, getting rid of the roots and overseeding the entire lawn. We used the same soil in the back yard where we did the grading that we used in the area where he says there were construction debris, and the back area didn't have any problems. The job was done on 9/21/2013, which was before a big rain storm came through and washed the seed and topsoil that we brought away. That was beyond our control. Even so, I came back to spread more seed at no charge. We also brought a couple more yards of topsoil/compost mix at the customer's request. When I came out a couple of weeks ago to check the progress of the grass seed, there was plenty of new growth. As far as the rocks, there were existing rocks in the yard when we initially came to do the job, and there was nothing in the original quote about cleaning up rocks (see below) * leveling and grading areas in front and back yards as needed * delivery and installation of topsoil/compost mix * aerating and overseeding When we came the second time, we raked the rocks up anyway to try to help him repair the storm damage. The bottom line is, we did the job as quoted, then the rain storm caused the damage, and we came back to try to fix it for no extra charge. After a month of waiting for the payment, sending emails with getting a response (he said he had baeen out of town), and 3 visits to the property, I told the customer we would be forced to place a lien on the property unless we received payment within one week. At this time, he did finally respond, threatening to sue me, saying "I have a bus load of lawyers so if you are implying legal action, no problem there. Let's lawyer up if you are a gambler. You likely will end up buying me a brand new lawn." Manzano Landscaping lost time and money on this job, and now the customer is trying to damage our reputation. I hope to have more of our customers rate us on Thumbtack to offset this negative review.