Our client in Monroe, NY had a large backyard project that we were particularly excited about. The homeowner wanted an inground pool with surrounding landscape design work in their backyard. But, the dynamics of their backyard created some large obstacles for our landscape contractors. The rear yard had a steep slope heading downward towards the house and a deck stood in the way where the pool was going to be installed. Although we have the proper equipment to overcome these obstacles, we did not want to extend the length of the project time.
We have the experience, skill and heavy duty equipment to removed almost any deck and slope but our main concern for this backyard project was how quickly we could complete the project. Aside from the deck and slope removal, we were also held to a tighter schedule because the project began at the end of the warm season and after the pool was installed, it was already late into the fall. Towards the end of the first half of the project, the weather was very rainy and the frigid winter was rolling into New York. Because of this, the landscape installation portion of the project had to be completed the following spring.
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Our team of professional landscape contractors and certified outdoor living space installers has the knowledge, skill and experience to work around such obstacles. We began by removing the deck and leveling out the area where the pool was to be placed. We then evened out the steep slope and created a retaining wall to hold the rest of the slope back. Once the homeowners saw the beautiful boulder retaining wall, they decided to implement stone steps into it so that they could expand their entertainment and lounging area. Having these steps also makes it possible for the homeowners to one day add a pavilion or patio to the upper area of the leveled off slope.
During the swimming pool installation, the wet weather conditions interfered with our daily progress. We were able to alleviate this obstacle by adding proper drainage routes for the excess water underground. We then added a paver patio around the pool for more entertainment space and for a safe walking area. Soon after the paver patio installation, we had to make the professional decision to complete our Monroe, NY backyard transformation project to the following spring as the wintry weather conditions became too difficult to work under.
Once spring arrived and all of the patio and retaining wall work was completed, we were able to move onward with our landscaping services. Topsoil and mulch was added to the appropriate areas and rustic pea gravel pathways were created. Lastly, our project ended with the final task of adding hydroseed to the yard for optimal lawn health and vitality.
Apart from the winter interruption, the total project time was approximately 8-10 weeks. The overall project resulted in a usable and entertaining rear yard and the homeowner intends to add plantings, landscape lighting and a pavilion to the upper area with the opportunity arrives. This project came with large obstacles upfront and many weather-related interruptions but through our strategic planning, professional experience and full dedication we were able to complete this project in a timely manner with an outstanding landscape transformation as a result.
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.