Our backyard transformation project in Ringwood, NJ faced two very big obstacles. Our homeowners wanted an exciting entertainment area with a pondless waterfall, a fire pit and a retaining wall for more space. Upon our first arrival to the property, the first obstacle we quickly discovered was their steep, winding driveway. We knew maneuvering our trucks and machinery up and down the driveway was going to take strong, strategic planning. And, their rear yard was not large enough for our tucks and equipment to comfortably utilize making it more challenging. We did not want these small and unique space limitations to extend the length of the project completion time and had to construct a strategic plan between our landscape professionals and our outdoor living space contractors.
The second major obstacle was discovered during the process of our project. As we were excavating for the installation of the homeowners’ pondless waterfall, we encountered a rock that needed to be removed by jackhammer to get to the proper depth that their water feature required. Ringwood, NJ is well known for their, inconveniently located, rocks especially when excavating so we were not surprised this occurred during our water feature installation project but it did create an obstacle for us.
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In any project we take on, quality and efficiency is our priority. We wanted to complete our homeowner’s dream backyard with top quality work and in a timely manner. With this, we made it a high priority to generate a plan that would overcome these obstacles as smoothly as possible without delaying the project’s timeline. By creating organized plans prior to each water feature, landscape design and fire feature installation project, we were able to successfully navigate all equipment and trucks up the driveway and around the property. Our clear communication and efficient planning by our professional outdoor living space contractors and landscape installers, we overcame our tight-space obstacle without any complications. Strategy and communication is always a strong influence in any landscape project and can prevent many unwanted obstacles from potentially occurring.
We were able to also overcome our second obstacle, the large rock beneath the ground, with our jackhammer. Once the rock was fully removed, we were able to continue on with our project and no further obstacles appeared. But to complete the project and exceed our homeowners’ expectations, some of our landscape design services were added to the project such as implementing plantings around the entertainment area, applying mulch and laying sod. The homeowners were extremely satisfied with how well the landscape design complimented the rest of their new, upgraded backyard. Adding landscape design services to any hardscape project is always highly recommended as it seamlessly ties all aspects of the landscape together.
This incredible Ringwood, NJ outdoor living space project was completed over a 4 week period. Our clients were exceptionally pleased with the end results of an outdoor living space with a pondless waterfall, retaining wall, landscape design installations and a custom fire pit; a complete backyard upgrade!
Green Meadows and Scott, the Director of Landscape Construction, are a first class company. Their work, craftsmanship, and follow up is outstanding. They not only do great work, but back it up with actions too. Scott is a true professional and a gentlemen, with high character and work ethic! He created and oversaw the master plan that included over 200 plantings, a new paver walkway, patio, and a custom deck, in addition to new driveway pillars made out of stone. The crew was neat, we'll mannered and incredibly accommodating. I have used them numerous times and will do so.again. I highly recommend them.
Green Meadows Landscape installed 1900 sf patio around a newly installed free form pool with plantings and lighting. They did a fabulous job. They were very professional and worked very hard to keep me happy. I interviewed over 15 landscapers and never felt comfortable with them until I met Green Meadows. I strongly recommend Green Meadows Landscape to anybody who wants the job done right.
Scott and his team were great. They were the best of three potential companies on price to start. Scott did not push other services. They were prompt, professional and the result was terrific. We had a new retaining wall installed, grading, seeding and mulching done. We have since used them twice more for some garden design & installation and more mulching.
Dear Rich & Scott, Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on our landscaping project. We cannot believe how beautiful everything looks. We were very impressed with the quality of the work provided by your company. We highly recommend Green Meadows Landscaping, Inc. to anyone looking to do a large or small landscaping job.
I hired Green Meadows to take care of my residential landscape design for my home in Wyckoff NJ. The staff were really friendly and the landscape design they presented me with was great. They really knew how to maximize the existing space and features of my yard. They always do a great job maintaining my yard and my home looks beautiful. I would never have been able to do it on my own!
The on-site staff was respectful and professional. Rich periodically stopped by to insure that his level of standards and quality were adhered to. Green Meadows provide an on-time job with the highest quality and professionalism that I ever experienced. Job well done, and highly recommended.