Testimonials

Amazing! My yard looks great. Frankie and his team do great work!

Linda -Metuchen

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Project couldnt have gone better! Scenic View did a great job incorporating my original ideas and were flexible during the project to make changes. They worked long hours, including in the rain and on weekends to get the project done. Extremely responsive to questions all hours of the day. Highly recommended!

Chris – Westfield, NJ

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Work was above satisfactory. They trimmed plants, trees and the grass, which we didn’t ask for. They also added mulch to areas we had told them not to worry about. We were told by Chris Maliczyszyn that this was done so everything looked even. This was a very pleasant surprise. The landscaping looks awesome.

Whitney – Metuchen, NJ

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We dealt with  Frank Vaughan and my wife and I am were extremely pleased with the results of all the work we had done. Our original patio, which was almost 40 years old, was coming apart and we needed our patio re-graded and new pavers installed. We also decided to have installed a built-in BBQ within an island on the patio. Prior to the start of the job, (approximately one month) we met Frank at his showroom and we picked out the pavers and the granite for the island. Frank said he would arrange for the plumbers, electricians, and granite company to come and do their jobs which was great as we didn’t have to call or coordinate with them on our own. Frank promised the job would start in early April (weather permitting) and it was. It only took a few days to remove the old brick “pavers” from our patio and install new pavers after re-grading. As soon as the new pavers were installed the island was then installed with the built-in BBQ. While this was going on we also hired Frank to level some of our slabs of our front sidewalk, as we had recently lost trees, and the town removed them, but left the tree roots. Again, a seamless job and the sidewalk slabs are like new and everything is level. Frank’s employees worked efficiently and long hours. After each day, Frank called us to discuss what was done and if we had any concerns. I would highly recommend Frank and his company, Scenic View Landscaping and Design Specialists, and would hire him again in a heartbeat.

Joel  – East Brunswick, NJ

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These guys are professionals. I am extremely happy with the results of all the work we had done. Frank and his team really worked hard to make sure my wife and I liked every detail of our job. We had some unconventional ideas for our backyard, including massive fake palm trees that needed to be cemented into the ground. These things are extremely heavy, but the workers had no problem holding them up and moving them until we got them each placed perfectly to provide shade and privacy. They incorporated other tropical plants to really tie in the “vacation feel” we were looking for in our backyard. They also ran all new drainage pipes, which tied in my sump pump, with my gutters and my backwash for pool filter, and drained them out to the street. This replaced all old broken pipes that were causing flooding on the side of my house. Problem solved! Frank checked back with us numerous times after the job was completed to ensure that we are still happy with everything, and make sure the drainage issue is completely resolved. I also mentioned that some of my pavers had shifted over the past few years (Installed by another company 2 years ago), and Frank had his guys go through the whole yard fixing any that weren’t level. I highly recommend Scenic View for anyone looking for a professional company that will give your yard a clean, flawless look, with great customer service.

Mike – Woodbridge , NJ

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Responded to my request for a quote promptly. Received the quote within 48 hours after appointment. Scheduled within time promised. Arrived on time, very professional & did an excellent job. Very pleased. Chris & crew were wonderful. I recommend this company with an A+ rating

Michelle– Freehold, NJ

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Frank and his team are just amazing. They turned my weed infested front yard into a Beachy oasis! My house looks completely different – it’s amazing! I highly recommend Scenic View. Perfect in every way! You will not be sorry! A++++++

Judy  – Middletown, NJ

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Frank, Gary and the crew were perfect. Always working hard, at the house everyday, cleaning up after themselves and being very courteous and professional. Whenever I had questions, because I was at my wits end with water in the basement, Frank would come over and walk me thru the plan and if any changes were needed we made them right away – and he didn’t nickel and dime me on the changes. We’ve had some big storms since the work was completed and my basement has remained completely dry!!! FYI – I tried a number of ways to stop the water from getting into my basement but Frank’s solution was the only one to work…

Gary – Rumson, NJ

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Very happy with the entire experience from initial contact through installation. Would use them again without hesitation.  Scenic View did a Landscape Design and Installation around our new pool. We compared them to Landscaping by Craig and found them much easier to work with, more complete in showing what the design would like and slightly less expensive.

Anthony – East Brunswick, NJ

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Frank, came out to evaluate our property and provided a quote with pics of his designs via email very quickly.

Not only did the final result look as good as his renderings, (actually – even better) when I called him a few weeks after the job saying that some of the plantings weren’t looking so healthy, he immediately replaced them!

At no additional expense, and without even asking him for replacements…

Excellent service.  landscape lighting and gorgeous landscaping

Lisa – Sea Bright, NJ

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Frank and his crew did a great job.  The price was higher than some competing bids, but Frank’s professionalism sold me on the job.  For future landscaping work I will definitely give Scenic View a call. Plant 7 evergreens in a mulch bed.  

David – Union, NJ

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Scenic View was able to do the work ahead of the timeline that they originally gave me. They showed up on time and the staff is very polite. The  work was done well and everything looked great. They answered a lot of my questions and I felt very comfortable.

Two weeks after the work was done, I notice that part of the drainage system was settling in a weird way and I contacted Scenic View about the issue. They told me that they would take care of it and they did.

I would definitely use their service again and recommend them to anyone as well.  There was a lot of water settling around the foundation of the house. Scenic View came in and built a drainage system to get the water away from the house.            

Damon – Union, NJ

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They showed up on time, were extremely professional and gracious.

I came home on Friday and they had come that afternoon to get a jump start on Saturday since there was so much to do. When i got home the patio was still covered in weeds, I changed my clothes and looked back out and the patio was completely weed free!!

We had a hill of weeds on the side of the house that they cleaned up so well, we are the talk of the street.

The yard looks beautiful, they cleaned everything up and then asked me to come out for the walk around.

I highly recommend them, I will use them again!!  They came and did a whole yard clean up. removed old ground cover, pulled sticker bushes, weeded the whole yard, cleaned out all the beds and cut everything back

Elene – Edison, NJ

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Gary’s team was on time, thorough, polite, efficient and all-around they did a great job.  So much so that we kicked ourselves for not hiring them sooner so we could enjoy the work rather than set up the next homeowners to enjoy our yard. 

Though I had discussed mulch options on the phone with the owner, Frankie, Gary checked with me again and gave me options right up till the very end.  I also asked him to remove a couple bushes that were originally only supposed to be trimmed. He said “sure, not a problem.” 

Gary was great on the front end, but Frankie was also great on the back end.  One of the primary reasons we chose to work with Scenic View is because Frankie was extremely responsive.  I emailed him through Angie’s List, he immediately called me back. He came over to the house, gave detailed quotes (and it was obvious how knowledgeable he was about landscape architecture), then he followed up each time we spoke to ensure that our needs were fulfilled properly and in a timely manner.

They’ve earned my business for as long as I’m in the NJ area. We will call Gary and Frank when we move to out next house!

Trevor – Summit, NJ

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Frank was just great to work with and very personable. They did a beautiful job beyond what we expected! Gary and his crew were excellent and put up with all our questions and concerns during the entire job. They were here early and worked all day and attended to every detail. The cleanup was even amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them. Would highly recommend them and we will definitely use them in the future.  Renovate our backyard – installed landscape beds, focal point trees, filler plants, installed accent stone, drain, sod and lighting.

Florence – Hazlet, NJ

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Fantastic!  I always do research on Angie”s list before hiring anyone.  I got a few estimates and the reason I went with Frank was because his vision of what my landscape should look like was far better than I had in mind.  What he has done has transformed my yard to a “show stopper”. His crew arrived on 7/8/15 and removed all the old plants and debris, essentially prepping the yard for the new landscape. 

On 7/10/15 they arrived at 8:15 and worked thru the day, finishing around 4:00pm.  Although, Frank was not onsite all day, he periodically checked back onsite, ensuring everything was going smoothly.  When the job was complete, he provided me with detailed instructions on how to care for my new plants, and advised I could call him with any questions that might arise.  I would highly recommend Scenic View and will definately be using them in the future! Removed old plants, created flower beds, installed several “focal” points, Maple trees, etc, including 4 boulders weighing 300 to 500lbs.  Installed weed mat, seeded the bare grass areas and installed mulch.

Mary – Fanwood, NJ

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Fully renovated our backyard in 2014 and have continued on providing lawn maintenance. Frank is incredibly professional and reasonable. He’s highly attentive to detail and is very quick to get back to you. I would recommend them to anyone and have.

Justin – Metuchen, NJ

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Went great.  In addition to the work described, they also trimmed things up nicely without charging more, and didn’t complain about multiple wasp stings (because apparently there was a wasp’s nest in the bushes).  We had the work done to protect our house, and got a much nicer looking front yard out of it as a bonus. We had landscaping beds so high there were a couple of inches of dirt going on to the siding with mulch on top.  We were concerned about bugs getting into the house, and didn’t want to just lower it all because then water would drain towards the house. Frankie recommended putting in Delaware stone after removing the mulch and dirt, so water would drain straight down.  In addition to that, the estimate called for weeding and replacing the weed matting.

Joanne – Monroe, NJ

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Full disclosure: my husband and I cannot be the easiest clients to deal with. We fret over even small decisions. That being said, Frankie deserves even more credit for being patient and responsive throughout our job.

We contacted Scenic View when we first purchased our home because our real estate agent recommended that we grade the soil away from our foundation. Frank came out and provided a quote, and we put the job off as winter was approaching. We realized that we needed our patio to be replaced and so had Frank come out again this spring for another estimate. My husband and I poured over the paver choices and frequently emailed Frank with question after question concerning both jobs. He not only responded immediately via email, he would often call and make helpful, insightful suggestions.

We were (finally) able to decide on all aspects of our projects, and we scheduled for mid-June. We received an email and a phone call on a Sunday evening to confirm for Monday morning (8 am); at 7:55, the truck and equipment began pulling up around our property. Within minutes of arriving, our slab patio was gone, our pear tree and vegetation were removed and the crew began leveling the patio area. Frank was on-hand to oversee the work being done for a good portion of the day. The crew worked until well after 6 pm, and were sure to meticulously clean our property and the street.

The second day began with a call from Frank, asking if we’d like a tree to replace the pear tree we lost. Once again, shortly before 8 am, the crew arrived and got right down to work. They finished the patio, graded our soil and installed the landscaping features (decorative boulders, goose egg rocks, bushes and trees, and black mulch.)

Here, I have to mention Frankie’s attention to detail: my husband had asked about another project and we wanted a Japanese maple tree to be incorporated; Frank’s determination was that the tree would look “lost” in the larger project. However, when he arrived with the trees for our initial project, he included a Japanese maple and made sure it was featured prominently in the layout. We also discovered that there was concrete that had deteriorated around our chimney base and Frank ensured that fresh cement replaced that before the soil and mulch were laid down.

The crew finished and my husband and I were floored. Again, they cleaned, swept, hosed-down and leaf-blew our property and the street surrounding our house. They were meticulous in every detail. They were even kind enough to place our patio furniture and grill on our new patio for us! Their dedication to detail resulted in a job so beautiful that it changed the look of our home and has had our neighbors stopping us to compliment the work. We could not be happier and would recommend Scenic View Landscaping to anyone who needs landscaping, hardscaping or paver work done.  Removed concrete slab patio; installed paver patio; graded soil around foundation; landscaped around house.

Sharon – South Plainfield, NJ

 

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The work performed by Scenic View Landscaping more than exceeded my expectations. Prior to contacting Frank I had researched and read many reviews and also contacted other landscapers; however, I kept going back to the reviews on Scenic View and was very impressed with all of the positive comments that were made about Frank and his crew. I contacted Frank and he promptly showed up to speak with me and was able to design the patio that I always wanted but could not put into words.  His crew showed up early on a Monday morning and by midday Friday I had my walkway and backyard patio paved and landscaped. His crew removed my existing cement patio and walkway, installed pavers and landscaped. Not only were they the hardest working group of men that I have seen, they were also professional, respectful and made sure that they cleaned everything up after they were done. Frank was amazing to work with and I will definitely be contacting him in the future for additional work that I want done. His design of my patio and landscaping was just what I wanted and I have been recommending him to everyone.  This was the first time that I have had such a stress-free and positive experience with work performed at my house. A heartfelt thank you to Frank and his crew!! Removed existing cement walkway and patio and replaced with pavers and landscaping

Maria – Fords, NJ

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Frank is awesome. He has great contact, good communication, and has worked in timely fashion. I have no complaints. He is negotiable with price. I would absolutely use him in the future.  Scenic View Landscaping redid my entire backyard with sod and landscaping around the perimeter

Elaine – East Brunswick, NJ

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These men worked hard all day long, even when it started to rain, and finished the job in 1 day.  They were polite and professional and the work was exceptional. You could tell they cared about how the property would look when they were finished. They cleaned up, swept and hosed down any place that looked dirty so that you would never know they were even there. Because my husband recently passed away, I had to watch my budget however I will definitely have them back to replace some bushes that died and possibly put a small walkway around the side of the house to the backyard.  Cleaned out all the beds front and back of house, removed dead yews in front of house,removed uprooted arborvitae on side of yard,removed poison ivy and creeping virginia from yard, removed weeds from old vegetable garden and added topsoil, put down fabric where arborvitae were removed and filled with mulch,trimmed trees hanging from neighbors yard into my yard. Just overall put the finishing touches and neatened up the property.

Nancy – Spring Lake, NJ

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Given the size of the job we met with around 3-4 different contractors to discuss the job and get quotes. Frank immediately stood out, not just because he clearly loves his job and has an excellent working knowledge of hardscaping and landscaping, but he also is extremely creative – helping us develop a “vision” for our outdoor space and guiding us through different design choices. Don’t let his youthful exterior fool you … This guy has an incredible work ethic, integrity and is as honest as they get. He’s flexible, knowledgeable and patient. From dropping off paver samples to sending us computer images showing what things could look like, Frank went above and beyond to make sure we had all the information we needed and were comfortable with the design plan before any work was done. The day of the job, Franks team were quick, professional and extremely respectful of our space … Cleaning up afterwards and answering all our questions around how to maintain everything once they left. I would absolutely work with Frank again and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and quality outdoor area for a competitive price.  Hardscaping – installed Cambridge paving stones to create an outdoor patio space for us Landscaping – chose and installed various shrubs and plants around the patio area to give us a bit more privacy

Ashleigh – Lavallette, NJ

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Everything was great! Frank promptly returned my call, came out and gave an estimate on the work and provided a computer generated design from a picture that he took of the area to be done. Once we agreed on the final design the work started about a week later and was done in less then a day. The crew did a great job removing and cleanup of the old landscaping. The new landscaping looks fantastic. A total transformation of the area! I would definitely use Scenic View again.  New landscaping on a hill directly behind my pool

Ed – Parlin, NJ

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Frankie did a GREAT job. We had a plain backyard with the neighbors fence the main focal point. For a reasonable price we have a beautiful yard – trees and flowers. A great firepit we were offered at a discount because they already had some materials left. I left many details up to Frankie – like placement of the landscaping lights. PERFECT!  Landscaped the back and side yard, built a firepit. Mulched

Lynne – Westfield, NJ

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It went really well, they stood the whole day fixing up my yard and it looks really , really good. They removed my old bushes growing in the front and put in newer updated landscaping with beautiful stones. They took my young bloodgood maple and transplanted to the front with some more landscaping and made it a  nice focal point in the front of the house. cleaned up whole property, mulched side and back of yard, removed and replaced front of yard with new updated landscaping. Stones and trees were placed in new locations.

William – Sewaren, NJ

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Frank did a great job coming up with a design for our new pool. I also asked for additional landscaping in my yard, some new and some to replace existing trees and shrubs. The workers were very professional and did excellent work. Gary was onsite each day and made sure that I was satisfied every step of the way. I would highly recommend them and use them again in the future if the need arises. Their pricing beat the other 3 companies I received estimates from.  Landscaped back yard, front yard and around pool. Installed lighting by pool and in front of the house.

Christopher – Monroe, NJ

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As far as our landscaping, our front yard was in dire need of an overhaul. They completely gutted it so there was nothing left but dirt. They put fresh sod down and used skillfully chosen decorative shrubs and trees, mulch and decorative boulders, and lighting to create a beautiful park-like scene. We get compliments on our front yard all the time, and a day doesn’t go by that we don’t admire the beauty of it. They also did our back yard, but not to the same extent as our front. Tall, privacy trees were placed on the border of our property, and smaller decorative shrubs were carefully situated around our patio. We used river rocks instead of mulch in the back, and it all looks professionally put-together and as pretty as the front. In addition, we had a small driveway in the back yard that we no longer wanted, and after we dug it up, they sodded it for us. Frank, the owner, completely designed the landscaping for our property. He is extremely creative and an expert in his field. He is always willing and available to answer questions and/or offer advice. His staff is hard-working, thorough, and always offer a smile. Scenic View is a top-notch organization with an excellent work ethic, and I would highly recommend them. 

Margaret – Colonia, NJ

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The workers arrived and got straight to work. They communicated with both myself and my neighbor to be sure things were as we wanted. They were quick, careful and cleaned up completely. They did an artful job stacking the stones. Our tree looks wonderful.  A tree was planted near a spot where a neighbor had taken out s tree. They leveled the ground, built s little stone wall with the stones left from the neighbor’s bed and planted a tree on the property line to make both neighbors happy.

Martha – Colonia, NJ

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Frankie had given us the best estimate (not the cheapest, but not the highest) for a much needed and over due drainage system install.  Once we sent the signed contract with deposit, he called on a Sunday to let us know he will be starting Monday morning at 7:30am. And on the next morning at 7:30am, he and his crew pulled up.  He introduced me to his partner Gary who was in charge of the project. After giving Gary instructions, Frank left and the crew got to work. Since the contract itself was not as detailed as the estimate, I did have to point out an additional leader that was included in the job.  Once Gary confirmed with Frank, they not only did that leader but tied in another a few feet away at no additional cost. They also relocated a 45+ year old Hydragea for me. They wrapped up about 6pm. They cleaned up well, graded soil nicely, and spread grass seed where necessary. 

I would not hesitate to call them for future landscaping work.  Ran drain tubes from 6 gutters and sump pump out to street. Graded soil from  in back and side property away from foundation.

Von – Edison, NJ

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From the estimate to the end of the job (and everywhere in between), ScenicView was a pleasure to work with.  They were efficient, hardworking, and professional. Frank is a hands-on boss who cares about his product and his customers.  He walked us through every step of the process (being new homeowners) and got us in touch with the right people to provide other services that were necessary to fully enhance our property.  There were no hidden costs and his prices were right on par with anyone else we spoke with. We were on a tight schedule to get everything done and ScenicView was more than accommodating to our needs.  Overall, I give ScenicView a 10 out of 10 rating. We recently had our entire property in Clark, NJ re-graded and sodded. Frank and his excellent crew also laid a patio, a shed base, and a rock/storage area under our deck. 

Joe – Clark, NJ

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The work was done quickly and looked great.  They left the yard and driveway clean. My only complaint would be that the weed paper only worked for about a week and I have beed out almost daily ever since removing things that are popping up.  Cleaned out 3 large garden areas and covered with weed paper and mulch. Removed wisteria bush from backyard. Trimmed tree along driveway. Fixed rock border along driveway.

Jennifer – Cliffwood Beach, NJ

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Frank was great, and made a good suggestion of what we needed to fix our water build up on back yard. He was able to send his team immediately after hiring them. They came out and did an amazing job in one day.  Exterior French drain

Steven – Scotch Plains, NJ

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Frank of Scenic View is wonderful, and he transformed my front yard! In one day, he and his crew ripped out old, overgrown landscaping and installed the most beautiful design possible. It looks amazing, and we finally have curb appeal. I would deffinitly recommed Scenic View to others!

Kim – Metuchen, NJ

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The job went perfectly! The crew did the removal process in the middle of the week and returned that Saturday to do the planting. The guys worked non stop and were meticulous in every aspect of the project. When they were finished, there was not as much as a blade of grass out of place. After having used Scenic View for two large projects over the past 2 years, I can recommend this company without any reservation. Frank’s focus on customer satisfaction is second to none. He responds to phone calls and emails within a matter of hours and he works very hard to give the customer great service for a fair price. Frank is a design expert, which was a great help to me because I did not really have a clear idea of what I wanted my gardens to look like. He provided me with several options by showing me different computer-generated possibilities. Frank’s crews are well-trained to get the job done efficiently. They are so thorough in cleaning up at the conclusion of the job, which is very important to me. I could not be more pleased with the work and professionalism of Scenic View!  I used Scenic View for a large landscaping project in 2013 and was extremely pleased with the work so I called Frank in March to give me a landscaping estimate for the final section of my front yard and two large areas in my backyard. Frank provided an estimate and he emailed me pictures of several design options. The estimate was very fair so I gave the okay to do the work. The project included the removal of two trees, a huge hedge and quite a few low shrubs and bushes. After cleaning up the designated areas and preparing the ground for the new landscaping, the crew planted two beautiful trees and about 20 bushes in total. Then they mulched the new gardens and planted grass seed around the outside of the new beds.

Kathleen – Belford, NJ

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Frank was very prompt and responsive to my emails and phone calls in scheduling the project. After his initial estimate, the sump pump drainage situation got worse after it had been spewing water on the lawn for a couple of weeks. I contacted Frank again on a Friday and within an hour he had arranged for emergency mark downs to be completed. The water, gas, electric and cable/phone companies all showed up that same day which allowed Frank to fix the problem the following Monday. His crew was at my house early and fixed the problem. They also ripped up hauled away some shrubbery and rocks that we wanted removed from our backyard. His estimate and final price were very fair for the situation and we definitely plan to use him again for other projects. I would highly recommend him.  Re-routed drain from sump pump to the street (was previously draining to the sidewalk). Also hauled away a large amount of old shrubbery and rocks.

Garrett – Hazlet

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It went very well. Frank responded promptly to our request for a proposal, he provided that quickly along with a number of alternatives, pricing each part of the job separately. When work was scheduled he and a team of 5 arrived on time and went right to work. The team was very skilled and worked until past sunset. We had a number of opportunities to provide feedback during the work. The work was completed in a very professional manner and in a timely manner.  redo paving stones on backyard patio; build retaining wall and raised flower bed near house; retaining wall and raised flower bed around tree; grade yard around koi pond and surface with stone and stepping stones.

Joseph – Union, NJ

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Frank did a great job and the pricing was great on the particular shrub we were looking for. He worked well with my neighbor and I since we had different concerns on the shrubs. He was very accommodating and focused on our satisfaction. He was great at following up on the project to make sure we knew how to take care of the shrubs and that we were happy. I had no problem scheduling with the company.  I hired the company to install a row of mature shrubs.

Carole – Westfield, NJ

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If I could sum up the services we received from  Scenic Landscaping in one word it would be, ” TOTALLY AMAZING ! 

Okay, that’s two words, but there aren’t enough superlatives to describe Frank and his crew.

 I had “interviewed” several landscapers for the job. Frank’s proposal was the best as far as cost and design. What really made Frank stand out compared to the others was his professionalism and passion for his work. Frank explicitly explained in detail everything he was going to do and the services that would be provided.  If I had any questions, he answered my calls promptly as well as e-mails.

When Frank’s foreman, Gary, and his crew arrived to begin working on my project, it was the hottest and most humid week of the summer. Despite this, they worked from 8 am to 6 pm for two days. With that, they transformed my yard from the Sanford and Son house to the absolute best looking home in the development. The transformation is unbelievable. Frank’s design is beautiful, the decorative rocks and lighting add to the magnificence.  My neighbors were in awe, as I am every time I look at what Scenic View has done for the aesthetics of my home.

I would recommend Scenic View for any of your landscaping projects. You will get a professional, beautiful result. Working with Frank was a pleasure!  Complete replacement of old landscaping, including removing overgrown existing shrubs and grass. All new decorative trees and shrubs were put in, a new sodded lawn and low-level lighting was installed.

Debbie – Tinton Falls, NJ

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I value responsiveness and Frankie was more responsive than any vendor I have ever used. Day, night, weekday or weekend, I always received a prompt response. I had his team complete several tasks and they were able to do it all in one day. At one point it seemed as though the team had swelled to about 20 workers. It was an excellent experience and I would recommend them to anyone.  Added drainage pipes to downspouts, regraded soil near foundation, removed several large bushes, an old swing-set, two old plastic sheds and leaves / fallen branches from property. Mulched and edged.

Ralph – Deal, NJ

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Scenic View Landscaping provided excellent service. Frank was personally involved from the start of my project. He demonstrated the ability to listen and understand the goals and objectives for my project. He presented a detailed landscape design in one week and we met to review any changes to the plan. The project was completed in a matter of days and there was a sincere effort made to ensure we were completely satisfied with the work performed. Like any project, sometimes when you see the final product, you realize there are some minor changes to be made. Frank and his team were very responsive and worked with us to achieve what we consider to be a beautiful landscape surrounding our home. I have already recommended Scenic View to several of my friends and neighbors. Great job!  Scenic View Landscaping provided a professional consultation, landscape design, installation of all new landscaping for both the front and back of my home. 

David – Westfield, NJ

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Frank provides very professional service. Excellent communication. Showed up when he said he would and completed a big job in one day! My yard looks spectacular. His crew was very neat and courteous. Great work!  My entire backyard was cleaned, leveled and sodded. They built a small retaining wall around pool equipment and filled with rocks. (I almost don’t want to hide my pool equipment they did such a good job!)

Elaine – East Brunswick, NJ

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From the initial meeting, Frank answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Seeing how the last company that had installed the drainage system that he needed to correct. Frank, once again made me feel extremely comfortable and had renewed my faith in contractors again. I decided to have Frank redo and fix the aforementioned area. NOTE: The job Frank and his highly skilled and professional team inherited to repair was a sheer butcher job!!! That job was completed by Quality 1st Basements in August 2014.  Frank and TWO crews arrived at approximately 8:30 am on November 5, 2014. They went straight to work, Frank also was able to point out things to me that were incorrect, such as not using plastic end caps on the trench drain, they had used tape and the pipes failed to connect properly. Frank was on and available for advise and questions during the entire process!!! Several times the plan was revised for the better and wanted to do the job right!! I personally observed Frank say he was going to leave the other drainage system in place because it had worked. NOTE: (This system was in place prior to the other companies poor job) only to have him change his mind and told me  ” I want to do this the right way” he ripped everything out and redesigned the system on the fly. The pitch of the French drains are flawless!! Frank even went to utilize 3 layers of landscape plastic and 1 layer of landscape fabric not the 2 layers of plastic I was quoted at no extra cost. He once again stated ” I want it done right and I want you to be happy”.

His crew were a pleasure and very, very professional.  I will be using Frank and his awesome crew for any /all projects I have from now on!!! I cant stress enough how fantastic Scenic View Landscaping are!!!

 The only derogatory thing I can say is that I didn’t call him first!!!  THANK YOU Frank and crew!!!!!!! Removed old trench drain and repaired concrete that was damaged from previous company. Installed new paver patio, installed entire new drainage system, placed Delaware river rock around perimeter of home.

John – Brick, NJ

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Our yard has a steep slope.  Gradually rain water washed off the dirt on the side of landscaping and there was a deep trench that getting wider and wider.  I asked Frank for a fix. Frank was very responsive in emails. We exchanged several emails regarding the appointment for cost estimate and later for the work schedule.  He always returned my emails promptly and answered all questions I had before work started. He came with his crew on the scheduled day. They filled the trench with soil, added plastic sheet and put big stones on the top along the side of the landscaping.  The end result is pretty. I asked some questions regarding water falls, patio and etc. Even though these had nothing to do with the work at hand, Frank was very patient and provided expert opinion on them. He also had his crew repaired a crack in our water fall as well as fixed a leaking sprinkler tube free of charge.  While they were here, we added some additional work (re-edged the landscaping in the front yard as well as replenish the red stone on the side of the yard). I will definitely reach out to them for additional work in the future

Zhiqun – Holmdel, NJ

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It went smoothly and was done efficiently and expertly.  The job took 14 hours total. 12 hours on Day 1 and 2 hours of clean up on Day 2.  We couldn’t have asked for better service and will definitely be booking Frankie and his company for work first thing next Spring!  Dimantled and removed our old ugly front walkway and replaced it with a fabulous new Cambrdige paver stone walkway. Frankie also fixed a major drianage problem we were having and boxed in our front lighting.

Jessica – Middletown, NJ

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We could not be happier with the work performed by Scenic View.  Frank met with us initially to look at the job and definitely took note of what we were trying to accomplish because the second time we met, he brought a computerized version of how the landscaping would look and it was pretty spot on to what we discussed.  We discussed each of the plants/shrubs and ended up changing a few. We found him to been quite knowledgeable in terms of which plants/shrubs would work in our location. We had a slight delay on our part between when we signed the contract and the work being performed because we were having the roof and gutters replaced.  Frank was very understanding and responsive to my emails keeping him in the loop of when the roofing work would be completed. The wait was definitely worth it! His crew showed up early and worked very neatly until the job was completed. They were very professional and did a fantastic job. It looks great and we will definitely use Scenic View again for other landscaping jobs around our property.  Installed landscaping and lighting in front of house.

Bradley – New York, NY

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My husband and I could not speak more highly of Scenic View Landscaping and Design. The owner Frank gave us a fair price, great service which included numerous emails, phone calls and walk-through of our property to ensure he understood our vision in order to provide the service requested. The scope of our project involved other companies and Frank also worked seamlessly with them which made the entire experience easy for us. You can tell that Frank and his crew are passionate about what they do and strive to make the customer happy. We were given constant updates and was offered suggestions and options which we appreciated.His crew was friendly and punctual, arriving at our house at 7a.m. every morning and leaving at 8p.m. every night. Even after they left communication with Frank would continue via text and or email to fine tune every last detail of the job. The project was completed on time, even with some additional work added by us. Also, prior to the commencement of the project we hired another contractor to install a gavel pad in our yard, to make a long story short it was a complete disaster and we ended up with a gavel pool instead. We were leaving out the door for our week long vacation and I called Frank upset and in a panic, he asked to be sent pictures and reassured me that he could make it right…he said, “Enjoy your family vacation, we’ll take care of it”. While on vacation he called me once to confirm the details and when we returned home our disaster was fixed. You cannot pay for that level of service and peace of mind.

We are truly happy with their work and would highly recommend Scenic View Landscape and Design to anyone in need of their services.  -Removed concrete patio and install new paver patio

James – Woodbridge, NJ

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My main contact for this small project is Mr. Frankie Vanghan.  He was very responsive and answered all my questions.

There is no legal contract, but everything was written down before the project started. There is no bait and switch. 

They come on time and complete the job as stated.  When there is an issue, they fix it.

We build our own house and had experience with all kind of contractors in the past — the good, the bad and the ridiculous.

I highly recommend Scenic View.  landscaping of a residential house for soil erosion purpose

Laino – Monmouth Junction, NJ

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The process of designing began with discussions, porposals by Fank and modification he made in response to our needs. As the project progressed and the picture of the final product became easier to imagome, he made adjustments according to requestst we made after discussions and explanations. He was always responsive, exceptionally capable and professional. His work crew was also polite, professional, neat and responsive to requests. The entire project proceeded in a manner of a beehive, in an organized, professional and competent manner. After it was completed, he came back immediatley when some minor adjustements needed to be done. The experience was superlative.  Designed and created concept for landscaping property around the house

Cleared and flattened land around house, cut down trees and readied the property for landscaping

Designed and built paved patios  in the back and front of the house and steps leading to paved patio in the back..

Selected plants, bushes and trees to provide various needs, colors and privacy around various parts of property. Used plants that bloom different part of the season for continued color of landscape.

Created an exceptional caliber of landscaping on par with nationally published property images.

Robert – Mountainside, NJ

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Frank Vaughan’s professionalism and knowledge were impressive.  After interviewing 6 contractors, we decided to hire Frank. The work took 3 days.  I was extremely happy with the attention to detail Frank and crew displayed, for example,  we had Frank plant shrubs at his discretion around the perimeter of the patio. Frank remembered that my wife really liked a bush/small tree that was there previously that could not be transplanted.  He planted something similar in size and flower color to replace the lost tree. My wife was extremely happy. After I told Frank I saw many rave reviews on Angie’s list, and that was how I found out about him.  He said that Angie’s list has been good to him. Frank said making his customers happy is the biggest driver of growth for his business. I definitely saw how serious Frank is about ensuring his customers are extremely happy with their completed project. 

Now, as for the finished patio … we have the nicest patio in our neighborhood !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Frank !!!!  Installed a paver patio

Thomas – Scotch Plains, NJ

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Scenic View did a great job. From the time I called to get an estimate until the time they returned to replace the sod that didn’t take, Scenic View kept me informed.  Scenic View was very helpful in creating a design for our landscaping, showing us what it was going to look like and then delivering on their promises.

The owner was on site throughout the project and called me immediately if there were any problems or questions.

We would gladly refer Scenic View to our friends and family.  We did a total tear out and replacement of our landscaping and walkways.  New pavers, landscaping and lighting were installed.

Lynne – Monroe, NJ

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Built a lengthy 4′ retaining wall with 6×6 timber, regraded property, put down pea gravel patio, created stone wall and staircase, created play area with playground mulch. The team is excellent. Very courteous, active and dedicated to what they do. They’re never idle and work long hours. Frank is nice to work with and very responsive. He helped ease a concern of my neighbors and took my many calls with questions. Would highly recommend.

Justin – Metuchen, NJ

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We have used Scenic View in the past when we first bought our house 3 years ago. My husband’s job got relocated which caused us to sell our house. Our realtor suggested to do updated landscaping along the front of the house for better curb appeal. Since we have used Frank in the past for various small jobs and have seen much of his work in our neighborhood we knew he was the right guy to call. We called Frank on a Monday and he scheduled an appointment for that Thursday. He showed me and my husband several examples of work they have completed and gave us a few different options. Frank was very honest and explained to us what we should and shouldn’t do. We decided to invest most of the money into the front yard landscaping and do minimal in the backyard. Within 2 weeks, Frank and his team showed up. The crew of 8 men completed the job in just 1 day. They also installed 4 spot lights and 8 pathway lights to light up the house and landscaping and also for security reasons. When the job was completed, the crew cleaned up meticulously and left no trace that we had major work done except for our beautiful landscaping. Upon completion Frank have me and my husband directions and a watering schedule to take care of the plants. A week after he job was completed, we noticed that one of the plants didn’t look as healthy as it did when it was installed. We informed Frank about the plant and our concerns and with no questions asked, the plant was changed the next day. We have received many compliments from our neighbors and have referred Frank to another family member already. Our house went on the market and sold in less than 10 days. We can’t thank Frank and his crew enough for the wonderful job they did. We have passed their name along to the new homeowners and are confident that Frank will continue to maintain the property and keep it looking up to par.  Removed over grown plants in front yard and installed new shrubs, plants, trees, and landscape boulders. Cleaned up and trimmed all existing plants in back yard. Installed low voltage LED landscape lighting.

Nick – Matawan, NJ

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After a few heavy rainfalls in the spring, we started noticing water in our basement. We identified the area where the water was coming in and talked to a few basement experts to determine whether we should tackle the problem from the inside or outside. The basement waterproofing companies all pushed for installation of an interior french drain, which would have been very pricey considering our basement was already a finished basement — so demolition/reconstruction was required. I called Frank and he made two visits to our home to assess the problem, offer recommendations and explain the procedure so we understood exactly what we were getting and why it was the right solution. He explained that by installing an interior french drain, we would still have all the water problems that we currently have outside. Water would still be pooling up against the house and finding its way into the basement. Although we may not see the water with the interior french drain, it would still be there –the foundation would remain wet and over time this would cause problems with the concrete. An outdoor drainage system, on the other hand, would get all the water away from the house and to the street. Also, a french drain is no good if we were to lose power (which usually only goes out during big storms) since there’s no power to pump the water out of the basement. Logically, this made sense so we decided to enlist Frank to install the outdoor drainage system. 

Frank and his team arrived on time and got the job done quickly over the next two days. They added soil to grade property away from the house along the back and the right side of the house; installed an underground drainage system along the entire back of the house; tied 4 leader tubes into drainage system and installed plastic sheeting and 2×3 inch Delaware stone along the back of the house; installed drainage system clean outs on each gutter/leader.

It’s been over a month and we’ve had plenty of rain since the the drainage system was installed — and our basement

Kristen – Tinton Falls, NJ

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We needed 2 areas cleaned up in front and in back of our house (weeded, mulched, remove a tree stump,…). The price we were quoted was fair. They did a tremendous job and cleaned everything up. I mean there was nothing left laying around. The bushes were trimmed nicely and the areas look so much better. We are very happy with the work that they did.

Rob – Freehold, NJ

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They were really professional, knew what they were doing, and were very punctual; they came a bit early. They also gave us tips and advice which was beneficial. Overall they were an excellent service provider.  They re-did the landscaping in my front yard.

Jubain – Piscataway, NJ

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This was an amazing transformation. Our front yard was a disaster; the back yard not much better.  In two days the crew of 5 made all of that disappear and replaced it with a beautiful new look. They expertly removed all the old grass, shrub stumps, and other leftover plants. They re-graded everything, planted dozens of new shrubs, laid down weed-resistant fabric, put down yards of black mulch, and rolled out sod.

In the back they efficiently dug out and leveled the area for the new patio and laid down a beautiful paver patio. They also installed a gazebo (I provided). They filled out the area with more shrubs, fabric, and mulch.

The crew worked tirelessly to get everything done, even taking care of a few extra things along the way to complete the transformation.

Robert – Plainfield, NJ

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Fantastic!  I was in a rush to get this done as the person who does my lawn was unable to provide me with an estimate in time. Frank came by within a day or 2 to meet with me and in less than a week, the work was done. He and his team constructed 3 beautiful areas and I could not be happier.  New landscaping work in the front of my home.  

Mary – Union, NJ

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The owner and workers are wonderful. They completed the job in one day which was amazing. I would highly recommend them to anyone.  Completely ripped out entire front, side and backyard and created a beautiful landscape for our home.

Diana – Staten Island, NY

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I contacted Frank and he was very responsive and understood that a lot of things were being done to the house and I had a limited budget at this time.  I explained the different stages of work I would like to do and he agreed. He also said that for now, a cleanup was the most important thing and then to work on the front of the house, leave the backyard other than a cleanup for now for the fall or spring.  He quoted the price which I thought was a lot, but hired him based on the comments on Angie’s List. He said that he would be able to do the work the following Monday or Tuesday. Monday afternoon the crew showed up, they were so professional, pleasant and extremely thorough as well as meticulously clean.  When they left, everything was done that Frank and I had discussed. Once I saw how different the front and back yards looked I realized that there was a lot more work than I had originally thought The house no longer looks neglected. I am so happy with the results that I called Frank and hope to meet him next week to do the next phase earlier than I planned.  The front and back yards had been neglected for a few years and needed a very extensive clean up – a lot of weeding, dead shrubs and trees needed to be removed, some bushes were coming out of the ground from the heavy snow fall this year and needed to be removed as well. The house just looked neglected and sad.

Gayle – Metuchen, NJ

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Beautiful work I love the patio! Frankie and the crew did an excellent job, they were extremely fast and the work is really so nicely done. I am completely pleased in the quality of the work. They showed up when they said they would, worked super hard and then cleaned up completely.  

Frankie is an excellent communicator, probably the most responsive contractor i’ve ever encountered.

In short, i’m very impressed!  Installation of a paver patio with retaining wall. Correction of terrible grading of our back yard and some landscaping of 5 bushes. 

Nicole – Plainfield, NJ

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Frank was very professional during when he came for the estimate.  Six weeks later, around 8:00 am they got right to work, and continued working until about 8:30 that evening.  90% of the work was completed on Day 1. They returned on Day 2 around 7:45 am to finish up sand between the pavers.  We were not satisfied with the layout of the small walkway from the driveway to the back door (not their fault, we were not home for that particular consultation) and without hesitation pulled up all of the pavers and redid it.  We will be using this company again for future work, and have recommended them to friends and neighbors. Laid patio stone, graded the yard with excavated soil, over seeded, replaced a small concrete walkway that was in bad shape with matching patio stone, planted 4 privacy bushes, mulched the bush bed and the small area between the patio and garage.

James – Cranford, NJ

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Since we could not afford a full hardscape patio we opted for stone.  I had seen an episode on This Old House where they installed stone instead of hardscape.  I met with Frank after seeing some work he had done on a neighbors property. Frank knew his materials, made suggestions that made sense and his price was good.  After waiting several days for other estimates it was clear that Scenic View was the only landscaper that was interested in the job. I made follow up calls to Frank to firm up the date and the crew came in the early afternoon.  Frank indicated they would be done that afternoon although we had our doubts as this was a big area. To our surprise the whole job was completed by 5:30 PM. Frank and his crew were very professional. We were allowed to use the neighbors driveway to facilitate the unloading of the stone material.  They cleaned up after as if they were never there. Frank even took some branches as a result of tree pruning we had done saving us from cutting them up and going to the dump. I asked Frank about removing a tree and his price was on target so once I speak with the neighbors we will have him back to take care of that.  If any other landscaping work is required we will bypass the the estimate process and contact Frank. We highly recommend Scenic View to anyone considering any type of landscape work. Stone patio, remove several shrubs, remove grass and replace with stone on side of house.

Francis – Iselin, NJ

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The new landscaping is a complete transformation.  The “before” was a hog pog of gardens from the previous owner – a  cluttered rock garden with several overgrown perennials and shrubs; a few overgrown areas with several types of Lilies and hostas.   We were unsure where or how to begin this project and not sure if the rock garden could be removed without causing other problems. We also had an area where water collected when it rained and wanted to improve the drainage in that area.

Frank arrived for the estimate and immediately had a solution for all of our problem areas.  He recommended we remove the rock garden with it’s circular configuration and replace with a freeform landscaping bed along the side of the yard.  He also remove the various other gardens and replaced with another freeform area along the back fence. Frank used the boulders from the rock garden and borders to create drainage in our problem area. All of this was accomplished in one day!  Frank and his team were professional, curtious and creative They worked fast and carted all the debris away.

The “before” and “after” was an incredible transformation!!   We now have a professionally landscaped backyard. I would recommend Scenic Landscaping before any company in my area based on workmanship, creativity, knowledge and price.  Removed existing shrubs and plants, rocks from rock garden and borders, Created two garden beds with borders.

Katy – Barnegat, NJ

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Mr. Vaughan and his team completely transformed in one day the portion of our backyard that used to be deserted and full of bare spots and weed. Things went very smooth from the outset. Frank’s design proposal and price quote was way better than his competitors’, so decision to go with Scenic View was a no-brainer. Frank maintained good communication via email & phone leading up to the actual execution date helping us to select the tree and other plants. The workers were punctual, courteous, and hard-working. Frank was present on the site most of the time and readily available for my questions, which was very helpful. As for the execution, they did really above and beyond my expectation. For example, they were supposed to place wood panels to prevent soil erosion along the portion of my fence – they procured wood panel with the same color as my fence and installed in such a way that the panel is not well visible (very smart!). Secondly, several weeks after the work was completed, Frank contacted me asking if things were going well, and after finding out the tree was weak and under stress, he replaced the tree with a new healthier one without additional cost. Their professionalism is truly appreciated. We like our newly transformed backyard, and would definitely recommend Scenic View to any one who is considering a landscaping project.  Renovated neglected area along the fence in the backyard. Planted 6′ tree along with a number of filler plants along the fence. Removed brush and junk pile collected over the years.

Cheol – Westfield, NJ

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Frank was great.  He provided several landscape design options at different price points, and worked within my budget.  He was very responsive, and got the work done quicker than expected, with some added extras (i.e. mulching around a tree that was not included in the price).  Additionally, Frank was able to recommend someone to replace my fence, and he worked with the fence contractor to coordinate the timing of the fence installation and the landscaping.  My yard looks amazing. I would highly recommend Scenic View Landscaping — they are real pros! 

John – Rahway, NJ

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We started searching for a landscaper for a larger job in January.  We interviewed and got estimates from at least 4 landscapers, inlcuding Frankie.  After seeing designs and prices from all we chose to go with Scenic View. It was clearly the right choice.  The main reason we chose Frankie was the comfort we felt in talking with him. He seemed professional and cared about his business and the work to be performed.  As promised he was on the job himself and was always responsive to any concerns. comments or needs. Honestly and trust are important values when deciding to work with a contractor and Frankies easily meets these expectations.  Even now,he will check on new plants, trees, etc… and if any problem exists he replaces or fixes the issues…no questions asked. We are thrilled with the results and look forward to working with him in the future. 

Stu – Freehold, NJ

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Frankie and his guys were professionals right from the start.  He was always very responsive when I contacted him and got back to me within hours.  His guys knew the job and were very neat. They took time in doing the project and you can tell that they take pride in what they are doing.  I would recommend Scenic View to anyone that needs a little face lift on the property. Frankie and his staff sprayed my existing property to get rid of the mess of a lawn i had.  After the old lawn was dead they came back to regrade and fill in some low spots on the property. They put down approximately 20 yards of top soil. After that was complete they put sod down on the entire property.

Joe – Clark, NJ

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Our backyard was awful looking. Scenic View Landscaping installed new sod, shrubs, and decorative stone. Right from first contact, Frank Vaughn was professional, courteous, and helpful with suggestions. I am a stickler when it comes to communicating. I never had to chase after Frank Vaughn, and he kept me informed about how his job flow was going, and when my work would begin. His crew is also professional. Each of them performed their job well. The yard looks great. We spend lots of time outside and will enjoy the peaceful setting that was created. Scenic View uses quality shrubs and sod. Everything looked extremely healthy and fresh. I’d use their services again anytime.

Andre – Westfield, NJ

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After seeing the numerous positive reviews here on Angie’s List, I reached out to Frank to schedule an appointment to go over what was needed.  Our property was extremely overgrown with many trees and bushes and there was a lot of debris. He came over at the time promised and went over what he suggested and listened to our feedback. At first I thought the price was a bit high, but after considering the work that was required, the price was more than fair. His work is amazing!  Not only did he do a fantastic job, but he went above and beyond our expectations. His crew kept us informed about their progress and made sure we liked what they did. They are extremely professional — which seems difficult to find these days — and their work product is of the highest standards and quality. I highly recommend them — you will NOT be disappointed!  Frank and his crew overhauled our entire front yard, performed clean-up of front and back, pruned various trees and bushes, planted several trees, laid down an enormous amount of mulch and overall beautified our exterior.

Evan – Holmdel, NJ

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Great job…looks gorgeous day and night !!  hghly recommended…professional and responsive.  Remove and install pavers walkway and LED lighting across front of property

Daniel – Oakland, NJ

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Truthfully I don’t know where to begin. We found Frankie and his team on Angie’s list and we are certainly grateful we did. He was a class act right from the start. He listened, he was responsive, attentive, honest( yes, I said honest) and dedicated to doing a good job for us from the minute we met. He asked us what our budget was and he gave us some options to fit that budget. As we were working out the design, we would email back and forth (he would answer my emails at 11:00 @ night). His work was absolutely beautiful and his crew was a pleasure to work with. They are very efficient at what they do. He met all of his commitments and then some. He wasn’t afraid of the set backs or obstacles that came up during the job and discussed the solutions with us as they occurred. He and his team are a well oiled machine and I would invite them back to do another job In a heart beat. This company is a breath of fresh air as they pride themselves in customer service and satisfaction. This is what we are missing today so I would highly recommend them and recommendations from me don’t come easy. Keep up the great work and thank you, our house looks beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! Much success to you and your team as you all deserve it.  Design, removal, and landscaping

Kristen – Freehold, NJ

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We discovered Scenic View Landscaping on Angie’s List and have used them several times in the past, and are always pleased with the results. Our yard needed attention; over the winter some of our older and overgrown shrubs (which had to be over 20 years old) sustained damage from the heavy snow storms we had over the winter. Some large branches just plain snapped due to the weight of the snow, making the shrubs look even more pathetic since they then had ugly bare spots. It was an eyesore. We contacted Frank and he came out to give us an estimate. He made some great suggestions and we scheduled the work to be done. The crew was here exactly when he told us they would be, and they performed their magic like usual. The ugly overgrown shrubs are gone, and replacing them is now a completely refreshed new landscape bed that totally fits our house (and our budget). They also did a Spring clean-up and put new mulch down, making everything look so clean and sharp. One thing we added too is landscape lighting along the walkway which I absolutely love.  Replaced old shrubs that were damaged from the snow storms we had over the winter with some new landscaping, performed a Spring clean-up and installed new mulch and some lighting.

Lucy– New Brunswick, NJ

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Frank and his crew’s work was EXCELLENT!!! I would highly recommend him. He said it would take day and a half, and it took a day and a half. He named the price, and it was the price. He left no traces of material, and my yard was cleaner when he left, then before he started. Next year I will be landscaping rest of yard and I wouldn’t use anyone else. I normally do all my own work because I don’t trust contractors, but Frank at Scenic View has changed my mind. If you need patio or landscaping work look here first ,you wont reget it.  install 25×15 cambridge paver patio and cleanout debris and get rid of weeds and grade yard.

John – Highlands, NJ

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Frank is truly a pleasure to work with, and in my mind represents what all good contractors should be like. From our first meeting where he gave me a quote and pitched his services, all the way to the end of the engagement, he was thoroughly professional, truly listened to my family’s and my own opinions and incorporated those into what he did, provided proactive advice to help me prioritize what I need, and conducted his work with the utmost integrity.

I got Frank to do four projects for me at the same time:

  1. Uplift the landscaping of my front yard
  2. Clean the wild area in the very back of my back yard (about 2,000 sqft covered with saplings, dead leaves, small trees and other junk that the previous owner had left behind
  3. Create a stone walkway connecting my front yard to the deck in the back
  4. Fill 3 depressions in my yard with soil and grass seed

My original intent was to do a lot more but Frank asked me for the budget I had in mind, and then worked with me to identify the most necessary things in my mind. He helped prioritize what I should do now vs what I can do in the future, and helped me stay in budget. I have found very few contractors willing to go above and beyond and do that. Most people just want to get more money and sometimes advise you to get things done that you don’t even need.

The work done was top notch and the price was reasonable. My family and I have covertly noticed random people walking on the street stop, stare at the landscaping in the front and comment on it. The clean-up job in the back left me with a wild space that is now pleasant rather than an eye-sore. Frank also pruned a line of shrubs separating my backyard from my neighbors for free. And with the stone walkway, Frank had originally quoted his price with small stones in mind, but when we discussed later I wanted larger stones which are more expensive. However, he got me those stones without charging more money. It is all these little things that made this experience even more pleasant.  Landscape design, overhaul and installation in my front yard, clean-up of back yard, creation of a rock walkway from front to back yard, filling holes in my yard with top soil and grass seeds

Hameer – Scotch Plains, NJ

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We have been using Scenic View Landscaping for a couple of years now.  We initially contacted Frankie to have landscaping down on my newly purchased, much older home which was in dire need of help and a face lift.  Frankie worked with me to come up with a design that was both appropriate to the home and area, plus visually pleasing. The work was for landscaping and a new paver patio in our backyard area.  We were very happy with the results as were our neighbors, which really meant a lot to us. We have continued to use Scenic View for periodic upgrades as budget allows and as our lawn maintenance service each spring/summer.  The staff who come to do the mowing and cleanups are pleasant, professional and on time; and the owner himself is also easy to work with. Highly recommended.

Laurie – Rahway, NJ

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_It went amazingly well.  Frank answered all my numerous questions about any planting that I didn’t like and gave me severaloptions that could be used. We emailed back and forth several times before I was happy with all the plantings. He and his crew came exactly on time and did the work in the one day he had promised. He even spoke with me during the day to alert me to a  small change in the plant I wanted on the side yard.

I would strongly recommend Frank to anyone thinking of having their property beautified.  Frank took a barren, nondescript front and side yard and transformed it into a beautiful eye-catching piece of property.

He came to the house, listened to our ideas and then on the spot showed us homes similar to ours that he had done, to give us a visual. He then sprayed out the areas to give us another visual of the work he would do for us. Lastly, he gave us a ballpark estimate on the spot, no waiting. He left us with a contract listing the plantings he would use and told us to call him if we had any questions. All in a span of 20 – 30 minutes. When he left I knew he was the landscaper for the job.

Catherine – Staten Island, NY

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Frank Vaughan was at our house each day his crew was working, he has been very accessible for every question I have had

before, during and after the work was done.  He has an extraordinary talent and vision of what would be appropriate for our home, including what looks great and will tolerate the particular conditions of my yard. His crew was polite, very hard working, and they completed each phase of work in the time line promised. We have received so many compliments from our neighbors about how nice the house looks now, and are so pleased with how this turned out!  We will be using Scenic View to maintain our investment from now on.

George – Cranford, NJ

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Our backyard was a mess until Frank gave us an idea of what he could do.

They started by removing a large tree and many overgrown weeds. They even powerwashed the back vinyl fence for us before

putting in the new plants and mulch. They started the job earlier than expected and worked quicker than expected.

The men were very neat and concienstious.

They also did our front yard a year before and we were so pleased, we used them again for the backyard. We’ve received many compliments on the landscaping we’ve had Scenic View Landscaping do. We recommend them highly.  They redesigned our backyard with a beautiful layout with a variety of schrubs, trees, and rocks.

Debra – Iselin, NJ

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Frankie and his team did a fantastic job. Frankie’s customer service won us over, really engaged and took time to understand what we wanted and helped diagram the job out so we were all on the same page. Very responsive to questions. The team turned up exactly when Frankie said they would; he was there the whole time to make sure everyone knew what to do and keep an eye on progress which really gave us a lot of confidence. Kept us informed the whole time. The job finished when Frankie said it would as well, and the team tidied up after themselves. Before finishing, Frankie showed us the drainage worked as expected by flushing water down the drains and through the sump pumps. Afterwards, nice follow-up from Frankie to check in, make sure we were still happy with the job. Which we most definitely are.  Installed drainage system around entire house using 4″ pipe (sch 20); installed french drain system in front of garage and used sch 40 pipe in driveway areas.Tied in all gutter downspouts from house and garage, as well as sump pump piping; added surface drains in low areas to collect surface water. Lifted and replaced all grass where possible (reseeded where not). Overall, probably installed close to 400′ of drainage piping.

Adam – Red Bank, NJ

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I called several providers to get estimates for a few projects needed around our home. Frank returned my call promptly and came out the next evening to do an estimate. I had a few really messed up areas around my home, that we had been putting off . We live on a farm so it’s basically devoid of any “formal” landscaping, but there was one area that was pretty torn up by a recent patio replacement project – machines drove over it, killed some of my plants, plus it was all lumpy and torn up with tire tracks, etc. I wasn’t looking for anything grandiose – it would be totally out of place with it’s “rustic” surroundings” but I needed the area to look somewhat normal condition, and mulch/stone added so I no longer had to mow this section. I also had another area where an old broken path of concrete was removed, and had wanted him to just reuse some patio blocks we had taken up to lay a path where the old concrete was . This area was also wrecked. Plus, I needed a bed extended from the front of the house to around the side where the ground was 2 different levels, in order to eliminate a potential drainage issue. And lastly, I needed a bed created near the back of the house so I could mow around it with a riding mower and not have to use the push mower to go in and out the little alcoves around our chimney. What impressed me the most was that Frank did not try to “sell” me anything, instead he respected my needs – even my crazy request to reuse my old patio blocks, and did exactly what I asked him to do. Of course he looked at the area and made a few suggestions – but all based on what I was trying to accomplish with nothing overblown. I was so comfortable after our meeting that I did not even follow thru with getting additional estimates. When it was time to do the work, it was totally painless! He was there at 7am, and although the day storming on and off, he and his crew worked anyway. All I know is I left my home with the place in a shambles and it looked wonderful when I came home. They came back the next day to finish up a few details, like raking and seeding around the patio block path, plus he also added some extra stone, and mulched an additional bed to match the other which was not on our original project list. Frank is puctual, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are definitely planning to have him back soon!  Created some beds, added mulch & stone. Laid a patio block path for us.

Linda – North Brunswick, NJ

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Frank visited for a consultation and provided an estimate on the spot. He gave great suggestions for new trees, bushes, and plants. He was extremely responsive in communication via email and phone. Awesome professionalism and customer service. Crew arrived on time and all the work was completed in 1 day. They left the job site very clean. Frank went over and above in completing the job – fastened new bolts on some other loose beams he noticed while replacing a beam at the base of our deck, and even filled in a ditch on our front lawn and seeded it without us asking him to. Follow up service was great too – the weeping cherry tree in front died after a week and Frank replaced it with a new one. He thought it was from a bad batch at the nursery since all of our other new plantings are doing well. I highly recommend Scenic View Landscaping. The new landscaping looks gorgeous. We got lots of compliments from our neighbors, family, and friends. Working with Frank was a truly pleasant experience.  Removed old, overgrown bushes & weeds and Created flower beds in front, side, and back of house. Installed retaining walls in front. Planted new trees, bushes, and plants in front, side, and back. Replaced a wood beam at base of deck in back yard.

Justin – Flanders, NJ

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Great workers and unbelievable end result! We couldn’t be more happy. From intial estimate, to completion, to follow up calls weeks after job was completed everything went better then we could have planned.

Mike – Morganville, NJ

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The entire process was great. Every aspect exceeded our expectations from: the intial response and followup, pricing, scheduling, and installation. I had reached out to four different companies for this rather large job. Frank’s follow up was by far the best. He seemed genuinely attentive to our needs and delivered on every detail we agreed on. The job was handled by a great crew who were friendly and professional. The installation was so quick and clean, we almost didn’t even realize the work had been done. The lighting is perfect for our house, and exceeded our expectations.

Lisa – Marlboro, NJ

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My neighbor told me he was having pavers installed. He said the company, Scenic View, had top marks from other company’s he’d checked out. I was impressed after seeing my neighbors completed project. I called Frank and we set up a meeting. He arrived at the appointed time, He took measurements of the front yard and back yard of the house. We discussed what I wanted done. He was very professional and personable. After I decided what I wanted done in the back and front of the house, he gave me his estimate. This estimate was approximately $3000.00 less than I was quoted from several other companies. Each work day Frank and his crew arrived on time, his workers were very polite and professional. They asked me periodically to check on the project and to verify my preferences. At the end of each day, they cleaned the work area, and removed their equipment. I am very impressed with Frank and his crew.

Stanley – Westfield, NJ

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I would highly recommend Scenic View. Frank and his team are responsive, punctual, and very professional. They did a great job and we are very happy.

Whitney – Metuchen, NJ

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Amazing – Frankie and Gary as well as the entire crew were amazing.  They showed up every day with proper supervision, performed weeks worth of work while maintaining a clean and orderly work site, and you hardly noticed they were there.  Very professional and cooperative – whenever there was a fork in the road that could result in a better outcome, they made appropriate and professional suggestions (and were not afraid to give their honest opinion).  My wife was never inconvenienced and actually missed the commotion when they were done.

Every day was a new milestone – and upon arriving home you could see the pride in the work product and that the crew did the work in one day that would seem to take a week – and EVERYTHING was perfectly placed and thought out – so that showing up at home was the best part of the day to see what new amazing thing had been accomplished. 

It is impossible to point out any defect – or complaint – the job was not cheap but it was exactly the price that I expected and it was completed on time and at budget.  They can make your house seem like a brand new house and yard. It is truly worth every penny of the cost for such professional work.

The surprising part is that I spelled out the job to 3 other contractors on Angies list in Monmouth County – who did not even return my request.  This was not a small job and it was their loss – but I am very happy the way things turned out – I can’t even imagine how p***** I would have been if someone did call back only to fail to show up on time and as promised EVERY DAY.  The provider did landscaping, pavers, block, sod, concrete, lighting, steps and drainage.

Mark – Matawan, NJ

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This company is great to work with.  The project manager was really friendly and flexible to work with when we wanted some changes to the plant choices.   I was super happy with the end result – lovely front yard design and reasonably priced. They have also came back and replaced plants without charge that didn’t hold up well in the first year.   I would definitely work with them again. Front yard landscaping, installation of sprinkler system (by Eco Systems) and backyard lighting.   

Lisa – Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Performed landscaping around my pool deck and patio, including lighting. Frank and his crew were prompt, professional and did an excellent job around my pool deck area. Very happy with the job that he did.

Claribel – Freehold, NJ

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There are a few things that I value in a contractor/vendor.  One, of course, is quality of work. And another is responsiveness.  Prior to contacting Scenic View, I had been in touch with a couple of other landscapers and after emails and voice mails, I never received the courtesy of a reply. That’s when I decided to check out Angie’s List. I saw the many positive reviews for Scenic View and decided to send an email through their website.  Within a couple of days, I had a response from Frankie. We scheduled a meeting. 

Admittedly, mine wasn’t a big job, but Frankie proved to be as attentive as if I were spending thousands more. For the first time in months, I have landscaping that “makes sense.” Thanks to Frankie and his crew, I can now point to my landscaping with pride.  There is something to be said for simplicity, and this process was simple from beginning to end. Shout out to Alejandro who is an artist with the trimmer!

I anticipate that I will be calling on Scenic View for many years to come.  Fall clean-up and replaced one tree, three shrubs, and added four hydrangeas.  Scenic View also rearranged a couple of plantings.

Rhonda – Monroe, NJ

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Frank and his team were awesome. He guided us through the entire process and never complained even when we asked him to come back a third time before making our final decision. You know things went well when neighbors from the next block over are driving by twice to get a look.

Ryan – Summit, NJ

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Frank and his team did an outstanding job creating a desert themed landscape / rock bed with large sitting boulders and a natural boulder fire pit. His team was very professional and punctual and they have a strong attention to detail, which is essential to me because I’m very particular. His price was the second highest among five contractors, but it was fair for the work provided.  Created a desert themed landscape / rock bed with large sitting boulders and a natural fire pit.

Michael – Hazlet, NJ

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Very happy with the entire experience from initial contact through installation. Would use them again without hesitation.  Scenic View did a Landscape Design and Installation around our new pool. We compared them to Landscaping by Craig and found them much easier to work with, more complete in showing what the design would like and slightly less expensive.

Anthony – East Brunswick, NJ

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Frank, came out to evaluate our property and provided a quote with pics of his designs via email very quickly.

Not only did the final result look as good as his renderings, (actually – even better) when I called him a few weeks after the job saying that some of the plantings weren’t looking so healthy, he immediately replaced them!

At no additional expense, and without even asking him for replacements…

Excellent service.  landscape lighting and gorgeous landscaping

Lisa – Sea Bright, NJ

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Frank and his crew did a great job.  The price was higher than some competing bids, but Frank’s professionalism sold me on the job.  For future landscaping work I will definitely give Scenic View a call. Plant 7 evergreens in a mulch bed.  

David – Union, NJ

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Scenic View was able to do the work ahead of the timeline that they originally gave me. They showed up on time and the staff is very polite. The  work was done well and everything looked great. They answered a lot of my questions and I felt very comfortable.

Two weeks after the work was done, I notice that part of the drainage system was settling in a weird way and I contacted Scenic View about the issue. They told me that they would take care of it and they did.

I would definitely use their service again and recommend them to anyone as well.  There was a lot of water settling around the foundation of the house. Scenic View came in and built a drainage system to get the water away from the house.            

Damon – Union, NJ

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They showed up on time, were extremely professional and gracious.

I came home on Friday and they had come that afternoon to get a jump start on Saturday since there was so much to do. When i got home the patio was still covered in weeds, I changed my clothes and looked back out and the patio was completely weed free!!

We had a hill of weeds on the side of the house that they cleaned up so well, we are the talk of the street.

The yard looks beautiful, they cleaned everything up and then asked me to come out for the walk around.

I highly recommend them, I will use them again!!  They came and did a whole yard clean up. removed old ground cover, pulled sticker bushes, weeded the whole yard, cleaned out all the beds and cut everything back

Elene – Edison, NJ

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Gary’s team was on time, thorough, polite, efficient and all-around they did a great job.  So much so that we kicked ourselves for not hiring them sooner so we could enjoy the work rather than set up the next homeowners to enjoy our yard. 

Though I had discussed mulch options on the phone with the owner, Frankie, Gary checked with me again and gave me options right up till the very end.  I also asked him to remove a couple bushes that were originally only supposed to be trimmed. He said “sure, not a problem.” 

Gary was great on the front end, but Frankie was also great on the back end.  One of the primary reasons we chose to work with Scenic View is because Frankie was extremely responsive.  I emailed him through Angie’s List, he immediately called me back. He came over to the house, gave detailed quotes (and it was obvious how knowledgeable he was about landscape architecture), then he followed up each time we spoke to ensure that our needs were fulfilled properly and in a timely manner.

They’ve earned my business for as long as I’m in the NJ area. We will call Gary and Frank when we move to out next house!

Trevor – Summit, NJ

Frank was just great to work with and very personable. They did a beautiful job beyond what we expected! Gary and his crew were excellent and put up with all our questions and concerns during the entire job. They were here early and worked all day and attended to every detail. The cleanup was even amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them. Would highly recommend them and we will definitely use them in the future.  Renovate our backyard – installed landscape beds, focal point trees, filler plants, installed accent stone, drain, sod and lighting.

Florence – Hazlet, NJ

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Fantastic!  I always do research on Angie”s list before hiring anyone.  I got a few estimates and the reason I went with Frank was because his vision of what my landscape should look like was far better than I had in mind.  What he has done has transformed my yard to a “show stopper”. His crew arrived on 7/8/15 and removed all the old plants and debris, essentially prepping the yard for the new landscape. 

On 7/10/15 they arrived at 8:15 and worked thru the day, finishing around 4:00pm.  Although, Frank was not onsite all day, he periodically checked back onsite, ensuring everything was going smoothly.  When the job was complete, he provided me with detailed instructions on how to care for my new plants, and advised I could call him with any questions that might arise.  I would highly recommend Scenic View and will definately be using them in the future! Removed old plants, created flower beds, installed several “focal” points, Maple trees, etc, including 4 boulders weighing 300 to 500lbs.  Installed weed mat, seeded the bare grass areas and installed mulch.

Mary – Fanwood, NJ

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Fully renovated our backyard in 2014 and have continued on providing lawn maintenance. Frank is incredibly professional and reasonable. He’s highly attentive to detail and is very quick to get back to you. I would recommend them to anyone and have.

Justin – Metuchen, NJ

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Went great.  In addition to the work described, they also trimmed things up nicely without charging more, and didn’t complain about multiple wasp stings (because apparently there was a wasp’s nest in the bushes).  We had the work done to protect our house, and got a much nicer looking front yard out of it as a bonus. We had landscaping beds so high there were a couple of inches of dirt going on to the siding with mulch on top.  We were concerned about bugs getting into the house, and didn’t want to just lower it all because then water would drain towards the house. Frankie recommended putting in Delaware stone after removing the mulch and dirt, so water would drain straight down.  In addition to that, the estimate called for weeding and replacing the weed matting.

Joanne – Monroe, NJ

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Full disclosure: my husband and I cannot be the easiest clients to deal with. We fret over even small decisions. That being said, Frankie deserves even more credit for being patient and responsive throughout our job.

We contacted Scenic View when we first purchased our home because our real estate agent recommended that we grade the soil away from our foundation. Frank came out and provided a quote, and we put the job off as winter was approaching. We realized that we needed our patio to be replaced and so had Frank come out again this spring for another estimate. My husband and I poured over the paver choices and frequently emailed Frank with question after question concerning both jobs. He not only responded immediately via email, he would often call and make helpful, insightful suggestions.

We were (finally) able to decide on all aspects of our projects, and we scheduled for mid-June. We received an email and a phone call on a Sunday evening to confirm for Monday morning (8 am); at 7:55, the truck and equipment began pulling up around our property. Within minutes of arriving, our slab patio was gone, our pear tree and vegetation were removed and the crew began leveling the patio area. Frank was on-hand to oversee the work being done for a good portion of the day. The crew worked until well after 6 pm, and were sure to meticulously clean our property and the street.

The second day began with a call from Frank, asking if we’d like a tree to replace the pear tree we lost. Once again, shortly before 8 am, the crew arrived and got right down to work. They finished the patio, graded our soil and installed the landscaping features (decorative boulders, goose egg rocks, bushes and trees, and black mulch.)

Here, I have to mention Frankie’s attention to detail: my husband had asked about another project and we wanted a Japanese maple tree to be incorporated; Frank’s determination was that the tree would look “lost” in the larger project. However, when he arrived with the trees for our initial project, he included a Japanese maple and made sure it was featured prominently in the layout. We also discovered that there was concrete that had deteriorated around our chimney base and Frank ensured that fresh cement replaced that before the soil and mulch were laid down.

The crew finished and my husband and I were floored. Again, they cleaned, swept, hosed-down and leaf-blew our property and the street surrounding our house. They were meticulous in every detail. They were even kind enough to place our patio furniture and grill on our new patio for us! Their dedication to detail resulted in a job so beautiful that it changed the look of our home and has had our neighbors stopping us to compliment the work. We could not be happier and would recommend Scenic View Landscaping to anyone who needs landscaping, hardscaping or paver work done.  Removed concrete slab patio; installed paver patio; graded soil around foundation; landscaped around house.

Sharon – South Plainfield, NJ

 

 

The work performed by Scenic View Landscaping more than exceeded my expectations. Prior to contacting Frank I had researched and read many reviews and also contacted other landscapers; however, I kept going back to the reviews on Scenic View and was very impressed with all of the positive comments that were made about Frank and his crew. I contacted Frank and he promptly showed up to speak with me and was able to design the patio that I always wanted but could not put into words.  His crew showed up early on a Monday morning and by midday Friday I had my walkway and backyard patio paved and landscaped. His crew removed my existing cement patio and walkway, installed pavers and landscaped. Not only were they the hardest working group of men that I have seen, they were also professional, respectful and made sure that they cleaned everything up after they were done. Frank was amazing to work with and I will definitely be contacting him in the future for additional work that I want done. His design of my patio and landscaping was just what I wanted and I have been recommending him to everyone.  This was the first time that I have had such a stress-free and positive experience with work performed at my house. A heartfelt thank you to Frank and his crew!! Removed existing cement walkway and patio and replaced with pavers and landscaping

Maria – Fords, NJ

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Frank is awesome. He has great contact, good communication, and has worked in timely fashion. I have no complaints. He is negotiable with price. I would absolutely use him in the future.  Scenic View Landscaping redid my entire backyard with sod and landscaping around the perimeter

Elaine – East Brunswick, NJ

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These men worked hard all day long, even when it started to rain, and finished the job in 1 day.  They were polite and professional and the work was exceptional. You could tell they cared about how the property would look when they were finished. They cleaned up, swept and hosed down any place that looked dirty so that you would never know they were even there. Because my husband recently passed away, I had to watch my budget however I will definitely have them back to replace some bushes that died and possibly put a small walkway around the side of the house to the backyard.  Cleaned out all the beds front and back of house, removed dead yews in front of house,removed uprooted arborvitae on side of yard,removed poison ivy and creeping virginia from yard, removed weeds from old vegetable garden and added topsoil, put down fabric where arborvitae were removed and filled with mulch,trimmed trees hanging from neighbors yard into my yard. Just overall put the finishing touches and neatened up the property.

Nancy – Spring Lake, NJ

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Given the size of the job we met with around 3-4 different contractors to discuss the job and get quotes. Frank immediately stood out, not just because he clearly loves his job and has an excellent working knowledge of hardscaping and landscaping, but he also is extremely creative – helping us develop a “vision” for our outdoor space and guiding us through different design choices. Don’t let his youthful exterior fool you … This guy has an incredible work ethic, integrity and is as honest as they get. He’s flexible, knowledgeable and patient. From dropping off paver samples to sending us computer images showing what things could look like, Frank went above and beyond to make sure we had all the information we needed and were comfortable with the design plan before any work was done. The day of the job, Franks team were quick, professional and extremely respectful of our space … Cleaning up afterwards and answering all our questions around how to maintain everything once they left. I would absolutely work with Frank again and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and quality outdoor area for a competitive price.  Hardscaping – installed Cambridge paving stones to create an outdoor patio space for us Landscaping – chose and installed various shrubs and plants around the patio area to give us a bit more privacy

Ashleigh – Lavallette, NJ

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Everything was great! Frank promptly returned my call, came out and gave an estimate on the work and provided a computer generated design from a picture that he took of the area to be done. Once we agreed on the final design the work started about a week later and was done in less then a day. The crew did a great job removing and cleanup of the old landscaping. The new landscaping looks fantastic. A total transformation of the area! I would definitely use Scenic View again.  New landscaping on a hill directly behind my pool

Ed – Parlin, NJ

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Frankie did a GREAT job. We had a plain backyard with the neighbors fence the main focal point. For a reasonable price we have a beautiful yard – trees and flowers. A great firepit we were offered at a discount because they already had some materials left. I left many details up to Frankie – like placement of the landscaping lights. PERFECT!  Landscaped the back and side yard, built a firepit. Mulched

Lynne – Westfield, NJ

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It went really well, they stood the whole day fixing up my yard and it looks really , really good. They removed my old bushes growing in the front and put in newer updated landscaping with beautiful stones. They took my young bloodgood maple and transplanted to the front with some more landscaping and made it a  nice focal point in the front of the house. cleaned up whole property, mulched side and back of yard, removed and replaced front of yard with new updated landscaping. Stones and trees were placed in new locations.

William – Sewaren, NJ

Frank did a great job coming up with a design for our new pool. I also asked for additional landscaping in my yard, some new and some to replace existing trees and shrubs. The workers were very professional and did excellent work. Gary was onsite each day and made sure that I was satisfied every step of the way. I would highly recommend them and use them again in the future if the need arises. Their pricing beat the other 3 companies I received estimates from.  Landscaped back yard, front yard and around pool. Installed lighting by pool and in front of the house.

Christopher – Monroe, NJ

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As far as our landscaping, our front yard was in dire need of an overhaul. They completely gutted it so there was nothing left but dirt. They put fresh sod down and used skillfully chosen decorative shrubs and trees, mulch and decorative boulders, and lighting to create a beautiful park-like scene. We get compliments on our front yard all the time, and a day doesn’t go by that we don’t admire the beauty of it. They also did our back yard, but not to the same extent as our front. Tall, privacy trees were placed on the border of our property, and smaller decorative shrubs were carefully situated around our patio. We used river rocks instead of mulch in the back, and it all looks professionally put-together and as pretty as the front. In addition, we had a small driveway in the back yard that we no longer wanted, and after we dug it up, they sodded it for us. Frank, the owner, completely designed the landscaping for our property. He is extremely creative and an expert in his field. He is always willing and available to answer questions and/or offer advice. His staff is hard-working, thorough, and always offer a smile. Scenic View is a top-notch organization with an excellent work ethic, and I would highly recommend them. 

Margaret – Colonia, NJ

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The workers arrived and got straight to work. They communicated with both myself and my neighbor to be sure things were as we wanted. They were quick, careful and cleaned up completely. They did an artful job stacking the stones. Our tree looks wonderful.  A tree was planted near a spot where a neighbor had taken out s tree. They leveled the ground, built s little stone wall with the stones left from the neighbor’s bed and planted a tree on the property line to make both neighbors happy.

Martha – Colonia, NJ

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Frankie had given us the best estimate (not the cheapest, but not the highest) for a much needed and over due drainage system install.  Once we sent the signed contract with deposit, he called on a Sunday to let us know he will be starting Monday morning at 7:30am. And on the next morning at 7:30am, he and his crew pulled up.  He introduced me to his partner Gary who was in charge of the project. After giving Gary instructions, Frank left and the crew got to work. Since the contract itself was not as detailed as the estimate, I did have to point out an additional leader that was included in the job.  Once Gary confirmed with Frank, they not only did that leader but tied in another a few feet away at no additional cost. They also relocated a 45+ year old Hydragea for me. They wrapped up about 6pm. They cleaned up well, graded soil nicely, and spread grass seed where necessary. 

I would not hesitate to call them for future landscaping work.  Ran drain tubes from 6 gutters and sump pump out to street. Graded soil from  in back and side property away from foundation.

Von – Edison, NJ

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From the estimate to the end of the job (and everywhere in between), ScenicView was a pleasure to work with.  They were efficient, hardworking, and professional. Frank is a hands-on boss who cares about his product and his customers.  He walked us through every step of the process (being new homeowners) and got us in touch with the right people to provide other services that were necessary to fully enhance our property.  There were no hidden costs and his prices were right on par with anyone else we spoke with. We were on a tight schedule to get everything done and ScenicView was more than accommodating to our needs.  Overall, I give ScenicView a 10 out of 10 rating. We recently had our entire property in Clark, NJ re-graded and sodded. Frank and his excellent crew also laid a patio, a shed base, and a rock/storage area under our deck. 

Joe – Clark, NJ

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The work was done quickly and looked great.  They left the yard and driveway clean. My only complaint would be that the weed paper only worked for about a week and I have beed out almost daily ever since removing things that are popping up.  Cleaned out 3 large garden areas and covered with weed paper and mulch. Removed wisteria bush from backyard. Trimmed tree along driveway. Fixed rock border along driveway.

Jennifer – Cliffwood Beach, NJ

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Frank was great, and made a good suggestion of what we needed to fix our water build up on back yard. He was able to send his team immediately after hiring them. They came out and did an amazing job in one day.  Exterior French drain

Steven – Scotch Plains, NJ

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Frank of Scenic View is wonderful, and he transformed my front yard! In one day, he and his crew ripped out old, overgrown landscaping and installed the most beautiful design possible. It looks amazing, and we finally have curb appeal. I would deffinitly recommed Scenic View to others!

Kim – Metuchen, NJ

 

I had three estimates done and Scenic View’s estimate was right in the middle.  I had just moved in to a new house with a yard that had not been tended to in years and was overrun with weeds and poison ivy.  Another company almost refused to do the job because of the amount of poison ivy. The assessor was very professional. The yard was sprayed with Round-Up and a crew came to clean up the yard two weeks later. It looked amazing and the crew did a great job.  They asked if they had missed anything and I said no. When my husband came home he noticed that a tree was still touching the far side of the house. I called back and the crew came out the next day at no charge. Great job. Yard clean-up, poison ivy abatement, landscaping

Bethany – Metuchen, NJ

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Working with Scenic View was a great experience from beginning to end.  When I called Scenic View and left a message, Frank returned my call within 15 minutes and was that responsive throughout the experience.  This is amazing for two reasons: 1) Scenic view actually has voicemail that allows customers to leave a message and 2) that they return the call promptly.  This would seem like “Good Business 101” but considering that many of my other calls to other vendors have not been returned to this day, it is definitely commendable and worthy of mention here.  In addition, once we established a meeting time, Frank arrived on time. 

During the initial walkthrough of our yard, Frank listened to what we were looking to have done, and offered some ideas about how those things could be accomplished.  He also had ideas for different plants that would do well not only for the climate, but also for the sun exposure in our yard. Before he left, I had an estimate in my hands.

It took my wife and I a couple of weeks to firm up exactly what we wanted to get done but once we did, Frank came out again and helped us firm up the plan and he quickly re-estimated based on some new priorities we had come up with.  Fast-forward to the installation day. Frank and his crew arrived on time and immediately got to work. The work was methodical and precise and everyone was courteous and professional (even saying hello to my kids who watched fascinated from every window where they could get a view). In the end, the new playground area with brown rubber mulch came out gorgeous.  The new plants were installed expertly, and any plants moved were handled with care.   At the end of the job, all members of the crew walked the yard to do a quality check, gathered up any items that were out of place and left the yard in pristine condition.   I was presented with a complete watering schedule and care guide for the new plants, as well as some instructions on any of the plants that were moved to water them as if they were new.   Finally, I was handed the bill that was exactly the amount we expected.

This was a great experience overall and I would recommend Scenic View in a heartbeat and will definitely work with them again for future needs.  In addition to doing outstanding work, they demonstrate that they don’t take their customers’ business for granted, and most importantly, the value their customers’ time.  Scenic View created A Playground Area, redefined planting beds, and installed new plants and mulch, re-seeding of a few bare patches, trimming of a very large crape myrtle.

Robert – Red Bank, NJ

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It was great. He showed up for the estimate on time, had great ideas, scheduled efficiently, did great work, was careful of the neighbor’s plants (the yard is right against mine), and charged exactly the estimate.

June 2014 update: the cleanup was great! Looks like new. They pulled out some ‘volunteers” that had been planted by the squirrels over the winter, got up all the dead leaves and winter detritus, trimmed bushes, repositioned mulch that had been moved around by winter snows and hard rains.

the original plantings from last year got through the winter fine, and are beautiful.

the people who came were pleasant, efficient, and made sure that it was as I wanted before they left. And cleaned up and took all debris with them.

I highly recommend.  tore out old bushes, weeds, etc that had been growing for 30 years in the front yard, the last 10 without any pruning/weeding. Put in new soil, a barrier to weeds, mulch, and new plants.

Nancy – Ocean Grove, NJ

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The owner of this company, Frank Vaughn, is a landscaping genius.  He performed a true miracle on my property in one 10-hour day! I would be happy to send you before\after pics.  The work he did was flawless. Removal of a jungle of hedges, bushes, ivy (including poison ivy) and planting of more than a dozen beautiful shrubs and filler plants.  Mulched added 4 large boulder & Delaware stone. Installed 6 landscape lights.

Kathi – Belford, NJ

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I was very impressed by the professionalism of Frank when he came to do the estimate, he explained things in detail, didn’t over promise, just told us what it’ll take to get the job done and answered every question we had. 

It is one thing when an estimate is done and the work is agreed upon, the sign of a good business is the work ethic and professionalism of those that will be doing the work.   They came on time, early in the morning, after showing them to confirm what needed to get done, they started working, wasted no time and by the time I came home, they were done.  My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with the work done, they showed they cared.  

This is the first time that I’ve had work done on the house where we had no issues with any aspect of the job from beginning to end.  I do plan on using these guys again in the future and have already recommended them to other folks who have shown interest. They removed about 6 tree stumps left behind, they removed a few small trees and shrubs, seeded around the area where they removed the stumps and shrubs, added a rose bush and overall cleaning of the yard.

Nirav – Morganville, NJ

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I contacted Scenic view based on the rating they have here on Angie’s list. It was once again the right move. Frank was quick to respond to my initial call, collected a little information, scheduled a convenient time to come by and walked the property with me while i explained the items that were to be completed. Within a day Frank got back to me with an estimate and showed grreat patience as i was traveling and not able to follow up with him in short order.

When i finally did get back to him and indicated i was interested in working with him on the project , he made another run out to the property and we discussed a few changes to my original request, he provided suggestions and images of material to be added, compiled an estimate on the spot and we scheduled the work to be done within the week. Frank called to follow up confirming dates and times at least twice prior to showing up and as anticipated was right on time with a good crew of guys that jumped to work right away on one of the hottest days of the summer. I also think that  its important to note at this point that Frank remained fully involved in the project working side by side with his guys and was not in anyway hands off. I always appreciate when the guy that sells me on a job is actually the one doing the work. Frank estimated the job to take a day or two, and he was spot on, after wrapping up the first day and taking off, i had the opportunity to soak in the great work they had done and consider a few modifications. The next morning when they all showed up i explained the few changes i would like to see done, and without flinching Frank altered the original plan and did not hit me with any extra charges.

Once the project was complete Frank even made a point of doing a drive by a few days later following a rain storm and called to  provide a few suggestions for an area exposed to runoff.

My entire experience with Frank and Scenic was a good one, Frank was enthusiastic, great to work with, stayed within budget, and has great follow up. I would highly recommend using these guys and would not hesitate to do so again in the future. Thanks to Frank and his staff for a job well done.  Cleared and excavated side yard, removed tree stumps, leveled surface, installed fabric and filled with blue stone to serve as a addition to our driveway. Relocated several trees and bushes to various spots on the property, installed new plant material and mulched garden beds throughout the yard.

William – Atlantic Highlands, NJ

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Absolutely beautiful job.  I asked for a flowering landscape which I could never get from other landscapers.  Frank did such a great job and truly does all he can to make his customers happy. My back yard is full of colorful blooms and flowering plants.  Also Frank doesn’t just do a job and disappear. Within the last month he has called and emailed to make sure all is well. It has been a pleasure doing business with such great people.  Landscaped the front of my home and the back yard.

Maria – South Amboy, NJ

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Frank did an excellent job. He did exactly what he committed to on a timely a nd cost effective basis. I like the idea that he takes a picture of your property and than inserts the plants on the picture on his laptop so the customer can visualize how it will look. He can also instantly replace a plant on his laptop if the customer doesn’t like it.  Landscaped backyard with trees, shrubs and rocks

Leo – Clark, NJ

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I called Scenic View because of the good ratings on Angie’s list.  Frank promptly responded to a request for an estimate on some different landscaping options for the front of our house.  He showed us pictures of some of his installations and tailored an arrangement of shrubs, plants and small trees that really enhanced the look of our property.  He gave us a detailed estimate showing us the type of plants he was going to install and he told us when he would do the work. The price was fair and he performed the work when he said he would.  He supervised the job from start to finish. The job turned out great and he took the time to explain to us how to take care of the plants. I would definitely recommend Scenic View for landscaping work as I got the sense that Frank really wants to satisfy the customer.  Cleaned up the front of my house and installed a combination of trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Frank – North Brunswick, NJ

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Our entire experience with Frank and his company, Scenic View Landscaping, was a pleasure.  

The estimate:  During the initial meeting, Frank was punctual and provided great ideas when we were hashing out the project.  His estimate was competitive with the other estimates that we received.  

The job:  He and his crew did an amazing job on our landscaping project.  They were punctual, clean, thoughtful, and extremely professional.  They worked non-stop during the one day project – and although they finished early, asked if there was anything else that we wanted done.  A couple of days later, during their follow-up, they replaced the brown mulch underneath my daughter’s playhouse with playground mulch – no charge and no questions asked.  

End result:  Our yard looks amazing and is now one of our favorite places to relax and enjoy.  We owe this experience to Frank and his company – they were amazing! Mulch all the flower beds; created natural border around playground equipment; added playground mulch underneath playground equipment and playhouse; installed low voltage landscape lighting

David – Metuchen, NJ

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The Scenic View Landscaping, Frankie Vaughan, enterpreneuer, was extremely efficient!  The professionalism and work ethics of each member of Frankie’s team was exemplary–each knowledgeable of his responsibility and showed proud in executing each assignment.  Frank came out, did a walk through, asking for specific needs in the clean up; provided a written proposal outlining each task. Reviewed, in detail, his company’s responsibility in this project; giving professional suggestions as to the completion of same.  This project included triming all plants/shrubbery, trees,back fence borders, side borders; driveway entrance borders; trimmed trees closer to street; trimmed kokusa dagwoods(3); trimmed oritental trees. pulled all weeds from flower beds surrounding house (front, back, and sides) and from entire property; removed all firewood and tree limbs from woodpile; sprayed all weeds, patio blocks and borders;edged entire property.  Frank maintained communication throughout this project AND called the next day to see if we were satisfied with the job he and his team had completed! YES, a job well done! Summer clean-up of entire property; nearly one acre

Mittie – Kendall Park, NJ

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From the very beginning of my experience with Scenic View Landscaping, my experience was wonderful!  The owner, Frank Vaughan, was professional, responsive, courteous, pleasant and punctual. He kept me informed of their time line for beginning the work and was incredibly punctual.  He said they would start at 7:30 a.m., and they were here at 7:30 a.m. What a pleasant surprise! His crew, headed by Alex, was phenomenal! They worked very hard, never took a break.  My backyard was a disaster! It needed an incredible amount of work; being that my soil is primarily clay, it was a very labor intensive job. They even did some extra work that I requested and never charged me for it! 

The week that we had the work done was a stressful one for me.  My daughter was due to have her second child and I was caring for my 3 year old grandson.  Frank’s crew was unbelievable with him. He was full of questions and followed them whenever he could.  They never ignored him or his antics. They even let him sit in the front end loader (with my supervision, of course).   And, I never felt uncomfortable leaving them working when I went to the hospital to see my new granddaughter. Not only would I use Scenic View Landscaping again, I’ve already requested a quote for some additional work.  Now that my back yard looks so great, I want the landscaping on the other 2 sides of my property made beautiful. I LOVE my back yard, and already have spent more time out there in the past few days than I did for the previous month!  GREAT JOB Frank! Extensive re-grading of back yard, built retaining wall, removal of at least a ton of excess stone and brick, seeding entire side and back lawn, plantings and SO MUCH MORE. Probably had at least 6 dump truck loads of clean fill and an equal amount of top soil delivered.

Glenn – Matawan, NJ

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Allowed my toddler to sit on the excavator, and other than leaving some rocks in the yard, the job looks great.  He sent me photos and videos while it was happening since I was out of state. Added a 4,000 square foot drain pit for my sump pumps.

Kurt – Belle Mead, NJ

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Just as last time, on time, on budget and exactly what we wanted. He also gave my two neighbors estimates and they are going to use him as well.  Just had Frank back to freshen up the front of the house which was looking old and worn out especially since he did such a great job in the rear.

PJ – Marlboro, NJ

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It went great as usual !!!  I have used Scenic View in the past everything goes very smoothly…  The owner while giving you the estimate even suggests ways to do things that will save you money!!!  installed pavers for sitting area in front of home.

Christine – Berkley Heights, NJ

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Once again, Scenic View landscaping has exceeded our expectations! This is the 2nd time using the company- this time for a job in our backyard. The job was done with great detail as Frankie promised, and the crew was very neat and professional. Im never embarrased of my property, as it stands out from the rest thanks to Scenic View!  Pavers and landscaping.

Nick – Matawan, NJ

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Frank came out promptly for an estimate, showed up on time, provided a professional, thorough and comprehensive estimate that was reasonably priced. He adapted to changes I requested by phone between the time the estimate was provided and the work was carried out. The work was done prompty, professionally and neatly. The property looks beautiful after the job. When I called for some adjustments to the work, he promptly responded and carried them out. The entire experience was nearly perfect. I will be hiring Frank to do another section of the property later this year. I give him my highest and unequivocal recommendation.  Removed lawn, removed bushes, replanted multiple bushes, ground cover, landscaped lawn area with plantings, planted privacy trees, trimmed branches on existing trees, removed a fallen tree, created slate covered path through property.

Robert – Chatham, NJ

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Everything looked terrific when Frank was finished.  Frank showed up on time every day and the work site was neat after each day’s work even with the heavy rain that slowed things down.  Removed an existing cement walk, 2 very large euanymus bushes, and an elevated masonry flower box. Constructed a paver stone walk from the front to the back of the house with a rain gutter extension running under the walk.  Planted three 5’ leyland cypress trees, and seven 5’ emerald green arborvitae trees. Weeded stone area on hill and added 2.5 cubic ft of additional Delaware stone. Removed 2’delaware stone boarders flanking both sides of the driveway with sod and seeded the area under the bushes not incorporated into flower beds with grass seed.

Laura – East Brunswick, NJ

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This is our second time using Scenic View. We used them last year to do landscaping in our back yard. Before we hired them we wanted to make sure we chose the right contractor because we knew we had a large project . We called 3 other landscaping contractors from Angieslist  but we were not nearly as impressed as we were with Frank from Scenic View. He was the only contractor to call us back within 24 hrs and provided us with a detailed plan of what he was going to do. When we did our back yard last year we had Frank show us a plan of exactly what he was going to do. After seeing what he did in our back yard last year we trusted him to make the front of our house look just as nice. We gave him our budget and told him to work his magic! By the end of the day Frank and his crew created a unbelievable landscape. What a difference the lighting makes. I have dealt with many contractors off of Angieslist, but hands down Frank and his crew are the best!!! This is exactly why they have all “A” reviews.  Landscaped the front of our house and installed sod.

Mary – Clark, NJ

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I must stand up and applaud!  For any woman who feels that contractors always try to take advantage of her financially, or for anyone else out there frankly, Frank is the one and only person to call and meet with.  As a matter of fact, I actually spoke with some other owner of a landscaping company located in Scotch Plains, and who is listed on Angieslist, and while he is an arborist as well, he tried to charge me an obscene amount of money for doing the very same thing. I mean I take no issue paying for someone’s time and expertise. However, this guy is no MD, JD, or CPA, and yet he actually had the gall to think he could get away with something so ridiculous!  And he is actually laughable because he tried to charge me more than the MD, JD, or CPA’s get paid for 15 minutes of their time.  

Anyway, Frank came to my home, assessed the grounds, provided valuable feedback, and  provided me with a report. So, in working with Frank, I was extremely impressed with his professionalism, credentials, knowledge, expertise, follow thru, likeability, and reliability.  I learned about him from Angie’s List and that’s why I contacted him. He has received great reviews,and after meeting with him, it is very evident why. He truly is someone who looks to do and does do an outstanding job, and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that that’s what he aims and succeeds at doing repeatedly.

So, if anyone is looking for the very best, I implore them to call and meet with Frank because they won’t be disappointed.  Frank provided an assessment, evaluation, and written report based on challenges I face with my property.

Cheryl – Edison, NJ

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Frank returned my initial call promptly. When he came to see the job he was very informative about our options. My concern was to get the job done before Memorial Day weekend.  He was able to complete the job as promised. He and the crew arrived right on time and started right into the project. His team was neat and cleaned up as they completed each portion of the job.  I was really impressed by their work ethic. They removed 2 truck loads of bad soil and replaced it with high quality top soil. The sod was beautiful. When they got done with the lawn it looked 1000% better then what was there originally.  The area around the pool was a major problem. It required grading and placement of Dover stone. This made the pool look fantastic. As the crew worked they washed off the patios and removed the left over debrie from a previous contractor. They even weeded our vegetable garden.  Frank gave us specific instructions on how to care for the sod. He even helped us put our pool vaccum cleaner into the pool. Frank even offerd to come back and fix any damage done by the plumber who is coming to install a gas line for the pool heater. He told me how to instruct the plumber on how to remove the sod so they can dig the ditch they need for the pipe. When we had the family barbecue the next Sunday everyone was impressed by the job they did.  I couldn’t stop raving about them. I have recommended them to several people that are concidering having landscaping done. 

Nancy – Rahway, NJ 

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Where do I begin. Scenic View was not the cheapest, but he came to me with the most professional approach and had the most enthusiasm for competing for my business. This enthusiasm continued after he cashed the check, and he was determined to get me the kind of lawn for which I could be proud. To me that’s the sign of a true pro.

My lawn was a wreck. It hadn’t been growing very well in the past few seasons and, with all the trucks driving over it to remove the eight trees that were knocked down by Sandy, it wasn’t much more than a dirt road in spots. I needed to be sure that the fence repairs were in place before the lawn work began, so Frank reached out to my fencing contractor and they coordinated their efforts–the day after the fence went in, Frank was there and ready to go.

I opted for seed, mostly because of budget, but Frank spread something called “Black Beauty” which isn’t something you can get from Home Depot. Several weeks in and I have a deeper, darker lawn than my neighbors, and I couldn’t be prouder. Frank kept checking in with me, sending me information on how to start off the lawn the right way, a contact for a fertilizer contractor who I’m definitely calling, and to see how everything was going. When I sent him photos of a few spots where the lawn didn’t quite take, he had someone out in 48 hours and I found a bunch of new seed and some re-raked soil. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Scenic View Landscaping again, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a new start on their lawn.  Frank’s team sprayed to kill off my old lawn, then came back to remove the entire lawn using a sod cutter before adding new topsoil, grass seed and seed hay to cover. He then positioned my sprinklers for optimal coverage. Later, when there were some patches that didn’t come in as expected, his team quickly came back and reseeded the few bare spots.

William – East Brunswick, NJ

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We searched for a landscape designer in the area and that was difficult  to find. We saw Scenic View’s website and was very impressed, however, we saw that most of the work wasn’t in this area. Frank knew the area very well and had no problem coming down.  Frank created a great design and was able to complete all the work in 2 days. He was on site to supervise the work and assured us that we’d be very pleased. When we saw that there was a problem with the sprinklers, Frank called EcoSystems and they worked together the following day to ensure things were in proper working order.  When we arrived home the 2nd day, everything was completed. Frank called that afternoon and we discussed the care of the lawn. Since the work has been done, he’s been available with any questions or concerns. Part of the lawn needed his attention a week later and he did not hesitate to come back to remedy the situation at no cost! It looks better than we could of imagined. His design, clean up, customer service and work is superb!  This is a corner home and the property needed work in all areas (side, front & backyard). Bushes, a tree, an old stump and grass needed to be removed. An area previously used for gardening in the backyard was removed, as well. Topsoil was added and leveled and everything was thoroughly cleaned. Received about 5 trees, a variety of bushes in the front and side, stones, mulch, topsoil and sod in the front and on the side and soil and seeding in the backyard.

Grace – Leonardo, NJ

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Scenic View exceeded our expectations.  After spending a couple hours with us at the start of the project to discuss the project and our preferences, Frank Vaughan did everything else.  He created the design, selected the flowers and trees and the stepping stones for the walkway and introduced us to EcoSystems for the fencing and irrigation work.  Scenic View and EcoSystems coordinated the installation schedule between themselves and in just four days everything was finished and we’re thrilled with the result.   Our yard was in need of a complete overhaul. We had new topsoil added and then the front and back yards were graded and sodded. Two new cherry trees were planted to replace trees felled in last year’s hurricane, a variety of flowers and bushes planted and the flower beds mulched and fertilized and stones added for accenting.  All the existing shrubs and hedges were trimmed and, where necessary, staked. We also had new stepping stone walkways installed in both the front and back yards.

Kevin – Summit, NJ

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Frank exudes talent and creativity and  along with Gary, leads a team of extremely professional individuals. I am blown away by the end result. I would surely recommend them to anyone looking to make their home stand out from all the rest.

I decided that my property needed some sprucing up as I admittedly have not stayed on top of upkeep in passing years. I met with 3 other landscaping companies in the area and although they may have been slightly cheaper, I could see from the sample pictures of before and after scenarios, that Scenic View was the right choice. Frank and Gary showed impeccable customer service while they worked with me to ensure that all of my needs and wants were met. Their attention to detail is evident in their work as my property has never looked better.

I cannot state enough how impressed I am with Scenic  View. I will sing their praises to anyone with interest in transforming their property into a work of art.  Landscape design and installation in both front and back yard.

Richard and Cindy- Sea Girt, NJ

______________________________________________________________________________________________The job went just as expected. This is our second time using Scenic View Landscaping. We know what to expect! Scenic View Landscaping is by far one of the easiest company’s to deal with.  This is our second time using Scenic View Landscaping at our current location. This time my office had a lot of damage from the hurricane. Frank, Gary and their crew really helped us out. We commend the honesty of Frank. Frank and his crew just finished planting in the back of our office. We finally have back our privacy!!!!

Teddy – Freehold, NJ

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Frankie Vaughan, the Owner was very helpful. When we first contracted him for our patio at our old house, he gave us information on different types of pavers and working with us to determine how we will be using the patio, helped us with the design and also chosing the correct pavers.  The job was done on schedule and the crew that came to do the work were very professional. We later have them back to do our landscaping for our front and backyard. Again, Frankie came by and took pictures of the yard and listened to what we wanted to achieve with our yard and came back with a visual plan which we were able to view within a few days.  He worked within our budget and was able to adjust the design accordingly without compromising on the result. The work again was done on schedule. We had lots of compliments from neighbours and friends when they are over. We loved his work and design!

Sam – Sayerville, NJ

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We recently moved and we have called Frankie again to help us put trees in our backyard for privacy reasons at our new house.  He discussed with us on what our needs were and came up with again a visual plan and types of trees would work will for our needs.  He and his crew came and planted the trees on schedule, they even took out all the weeds and sprayed for posion ivy! After the storm Sandy, we called him back to help us move some of the trees back upright and he came out immediately to do the job! 

We have worked with Frankie and his crew for a combined 6 years from our old house to our current new house.  His pricing is reasonable, not the cheapest, but competitive. We recently moved to a new home, Scenic View Landscaping help us put up 30 plus trees in our back yard.  We have used Scenic View Landscaping at our old house for hardscaping (they build a patio for us) and also landscaped our front and back yard. 

Bic – Holmdel, NJ

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Frank Vaughan and his team of professional landscapers are a joy to work with. Scenic View Landscaping’s attention to details, cleanliness when they work, and dedication to exceed customer expectations is second to none. The team has worked at my home for the last 6 years. I am not only overjoyed with the work they perform, I trust the team to work at my home. The estimates are professional, technologically superior, and the work is simply put impeccable. Scenic View Landscaping has done extensive work at my home from Firepit’s to full landscaping overhaul’s. The trimming work is absolutely beautiful, and there is no question that my house is the landscaping standout in my community. Frank stands behind his work, and will guarantee you satisfaction. I absolutely reccomend Scenic View Landscaping to anyone, they will far surpass your expections.  Incredible work and service!!

Thomas – Clark, NJ

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How did it go?  Incredibly well!  Frankie and his crew are landscape artists and very talented handling plant material as well as pavers.  They are really hard workers. I must comment on the fact that Frankie worked side by side with the crew. I thought that his personal interest in the jobs he contracted to provide played a big role in the successful completion of the jobs.  I first contracted with Scenic View Landscaping in for work done in July 2011. At that time they designed and planted landscaping for my front and back yards as well as installed pavers on my double driveway, front, and side walkways and a patio with a wall.  The computer designs Frankie prepared for me looked greatbut paled in comparison to the completed job which was an still is absolutely wonderful. I have received numerous compliments on the work and have given people contact information for Scenic View Landscaping.  Early in 2012 a very old tree I had asked Frankie to keep in place and use as part of the landscape design died. I had to have it removed. I contacted Frankie to select an appropriate replacement tree which he did. In addition, when the backyard was done the prior year I had retained a corner for a vegetable garden.  I subsequently decided it would be easier to use a raised bed so I asked Frankie to landscape in the garden area. His design was perfect for the corner of the yard and provides a lovely landscape right up to the shed. I have a total of about 100 new plants. All were incredibly healthy and planted well. The pavers are amazing.  They provide a polished appearance in both the front and back of my house. It was fun to watch Frankie and his crew carefully place the stones.

Ellen – Colonia, NJ

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I can’t say enough good things about Frankie from Scenic View Landscaping.  He and his staff are very professional and are all very nice. I felt very comfortable when I called Frankie to do the work.  I knew there was a lot to be done and was worried about someone taking advantage. His prices were very reasonable.  He designed the original landscaping many years ago and I am amazed it looks just as good as when he put it in.  He is extremely knowledgeable and I never second guess any recommendation he makes. I know I can always depend on him to be there when he says.  He and his staff are always reliable and complete jobs always on schedule and without ever making a mess.  If anyone is looking for a landscaper either for lawn services or any landscaping needs, they need to contact Scenic View.   Everyone who has used them has had a great experience and would highly recommend them. Scenic View Landscaping provided a variety of services for me this year.   They did a great job in trimming the bushes and restoring them to their original beauty. They layed mulch, rock and fixed the landscaping lights as well. While they were working, I was having my driveway done.  Frankie noticed that there were some issues which would later cause the side of the driveway to collapse. As a result, additional work needed to be done to retain the side of the driveway. He built up and graded the side of the driveway and saved me a lot of headaches down the line.  Besides doing the regular weekly lawn maintenance of cutting, trimming and blowing, they cleaned up overgrown brush and ivy and planted grass seed. It made a huge difference in the appearance of the house. With all the work they did to the front of the house, I had several people stop by and compliment the outstanding work they did.

Joanne – Colonia, NJ

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The Scenic View Crew was right on time! They showed up at 8am and had the job completed the same day. The price was great and the work was imaculate! I have used sevral contractors and landscapers in the past and have never had such a great outcome as I did with Scenic View. I will continue to use them and try to get them more work! They deserve it. If you are considering a landscape contractor, look no further!

John – Middletown, NJ

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Originally, we saw Scenic View work at the diner on route 9.  We contacted the telephone number and Frank Vaughan from Scenic View contacted us back right away.  He came out to the house to discuss the original job asked what budget we were looking to work within.  He took photos and came back with suggested approaches to meet our needs and work within our budget. Each project work this way.  Scenic View would provide a written estimate and on our approval would come within a reasonable time to do the work. The team is neat and always completed the projects as agreed. In additon to projects, we use Scenic View for spring clean up and pruning as well as mid summer pruning and weeding.  Each year we add to our landscaping. Scenic view has done all our work over the last four years. Most recently, we added 20 aborvities along a fence line with some flowering bushes and plants. Scenic view provided detailed preview by photographing the area before and showing us what the job would look like when completed.  The last job included Mulching all our beds front side and rear, trimming all plants and shrubs, fertilizing plants and spryaing unwanted weeds, adding decrative stone in front beds. Our entire front yard has been transformed from builders landscaping to en enjoyable garden setting with different colors, seasonal blooms, and plant types in addition to plant, rock and mulch island formations.  Everyone comments how nice the yard looks (thanks to Frank and the team from Scenic View).

Bob – South Amboy, NJ

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Frank from Scenic View Landscaping completely installed new landscaping in the front of our home in the Spring 2012.  He suggested plants that would do well in our area with a southern exposure. He even showed us a picture of how our home would look on his computer which was invaluable to us since we had no idea of what we wanted.  We thought his price was very fair since we had some other quotes from other landscapers. The day the work was done was a complete surprise because it was all done in one day. Frank and his crew were very professional and their cleanup was meticulous.  The new landscaping completely transformed the appearance of our home and we are so happy with it. Our neighbors commented on the wonderful job and hired Frank to do their job. We are very comfortable with Frank and look forward to having Frank and his crew do our yearly maintenance for us.  We would definitely recommend Frank and Scenic View Landscaping to anyone. Remove old scrubs, replace scrubs, redesign flower beds, install new paver walkway

Tom – Old Bridge, NJ

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My experience working with Scenic View has been very good.  I have found them to be easy to work with, professional, on time, and hard workers.  All of my plantings were healthy and remained so, and my patio looks fantastic. They are able to also come up with solutions as the moment dictates.  We had a problem during installation which required switching the patio from one area to another due to an underground situation we weren’t aware of beforehand.  Being able to come up with answers to problems quickly and effectively, and still get the job done on time is a great quality which they have. My house had been neglected by the prior owner for many years and was a sore spot on the block.  Scenic View helped put new life into it. while paying attention to my desires and needs in the process, and working with me to keep the price within my means. My neighbors, still haven’t stopped complimenting me on it – I’ve even had people from several blocks away stop their cars if they see me to let me know how great it looks now.  They show up on time every week to cut the lawn and have been responsive for small issues as well. When the recent hurricane came through, I had a couple of cypress trees which came up out of the ground, one which was bending into a dogwood tree. They came out to trim them back, and stake them up properly and redirect them back into a proper growing pattern.  Overall, good experiences from their services no matter what type they are. Very happy I found them. Work consisted of meetings to come up with a new landscaping plan which was in keeping with the feel of the architecture of the house and would fit in with the neighborhood, incorporate existing specimen plantings, tearing out old, overgrown landscaping, installation of a new paver patio, coordination of services with underground sprinkler company, mulching, re-seeding of lawn and planting of new trees and bushes.  Special consideration was given to make the patio area which is the “back yard” as private as possible, since the home is a corner lot with no fencing involved. We have continuing weekly lawn maintenance services which include spring and fall cleanups being done by Scenic View as well.

Laurie – Rumson, NJ

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I am a Realtor, and I have dealt with HUNDREDS of contractors over the years. HANDS DOWN, Frankie and his team at Scenic View Landscaping are the best contractors in ANY field that I have had the pleasure of dealing with. From the FIRST phone call, when I left a message for Frankie: He returned my call PROMPTLY. We set up a date and time for him to have a look at my property: He was there EXACTLY on time, even a few minutes early! We walked the grounds, and he gave me an HONEST appraisal of what he thought needed to be done to get my yard and home under control. Due to several family illnesses and extenuating circumstances, our yard was the SHAME of the neighborhood. Frankie sent me a quote immediately after we walked the grounds, and a date when he could start. I hired him on the spot, as I got a great “gut” feeling from our first meeting.

Frankie and his crew showed up EXACTLY when they said they would, at 7:30 am on the first day. They worked incredibly hard, and in two and one half days, they transformed my JUNGLE of a yard into a thing of BEAUTY. They worked quickly, efficiently, and left ZERO mess. Frankie and his crew not only did the work, but made it clear if there were ANY problems: He would be out to rectify it IMMEDIATELY. Frank really knows his proffesion!

Susan – Metuchen, NJ

Contacted Frank and immediately received a return phone call back. Came to our house to discuss what our needs were. He took pictures and returned the following week with a computerized layout of each area of the front yard with planting and bed suggestions. During this visit, Frank discovered a sprinkler system at our property (we are new owners) and worked to get it operational for us. He also gave us a sprinkler company referral for maintenance of system. 

Frank worked with us to get us close to our original budget. Work was completed in one day and started about a week after we finalized the landscaping design. The team arrived on time and completed the work in a timely manner. They even cut down a few extra shrubs and small trees so the property looked completely clean. We tweaked the landscaping design with suggestions from Frank so that each area looked just right. The lighting installation was very well done and Frank ensured they were placed in the right areas to highlight the landscaping focul points. The front yard looks brand new and we are quite happy with the outcome. The team has even returned a few times to make some additional modifications. Plan to use this company again in the future. Very responsive and excellent customer service.  Lanscape entire front yard. Remove exisiting beds and create new beds. Remove old plantings. Install new plantings throughout yard; cleaned up existing plantings. Seeded areas where old beds existed. Installation of landscaping lighting throughout front yard.

Nicole – Oceanport, NJ

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Frank was great; I had scheduled to have some landscaping done in my yard, a privacy bed along the whole back of the yard and another small bed against the house.  In total it was about $4000 worth of plants and labor. I had hired a landscaper, we laid out the plan, the work was scheduled to be done this week in preparation for a holiday party we are having this Saturday.  A couple weeks ago he stopped returning my calls and last week I resigned myself to the fact that, he would not call back and I needed another landscaper quick. I called Frank on Wednesday, here turned my call Thursday, came out that night, we talked about what I wanted, and the tight time line.  After we spoke for a little bit he said he could do the job on Monday, I decided to take a chance and I hired him on the spot. He called Sunday to confirm that he was coming, showed up on time and completed all the work, plus some extras. I am very happy with the work and will definitely be hiring him for future jobs. 

Lea – Hazlet, NJ

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I had Scenic View do my landscaping in Red Bank and they did a fantastic job. I interviewed a few landscapers from Angie’s List, but i felt most comforatable with Scenic View Landscaping. From the moment we got the estimate, I was impressed with the professionalism, knowledge, and how he put us first. Within a few days, they came back to our house with a computerized design of the landscaping that showed us exactly what we were going to get. When they started the job, they were there on time, and the job went smoothly, and was finished on time as promised. I just moved to PA last year, and I was so impressed with Scenic View, that I called them this year to see if they would be willing to come out here and they did! The same quality and professionalism, not to mention the same crew as the previous year. We have people walk by our house and say what beautiful landscaping we have, and that is the best feeling. If you want quality work at a reasonable price, I would call Scenic View.  We had Scenic View Landscape the fron of our house which included trees, medium size bushes, and smaller plants. We also had boulders placed in the landscaping which gave it a nice accent. It was topped off with mulch, and Delaware stone which I feel gives it a much classier look. The design and placement of all the plants and rocks were perfect, and my wife and I love it.

Trevor – Red Bank, NJ

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From design through the completion of the work, the whole process went as smooth as could be. We couldn’t be more happy with Scenic View Landscaping!  In March, my husband and I called Scenic View Landscaping to give us an estimate on re-doing our front yard landscaping. We had seen several jobs that they did in our area (including a house around the block from us which came out beautiful), so we figured we would give them a shot as well. The owner, Frankie, came to do the estimate and was extremely prompt and professional. We explained to him what we wanted and he took it from there. He returned to our house as promised a few days later with his laptop and had a whole computer-generated layout of EXACTLY what our house was going to look like. We had never seen anything like it. The presentation was top-notch. He was extremely thorough and explained each and every plant detail for detail. After going through the design with us, I was pleasantly surprised that the price was so reasonable! We have seen his work around and have always thought we couldn’t afford it and after speaking to other landscape contractors his price and design was by far the best we had seen. He also only took a $500.00 deposit, and told us that when the job was 100% complete that we could pay him the balance. Frankie told us that they would be out to do the work in the beginning of April and that the job would take 1 day. They came and did the work on Monday April 9th. They showed up at 7am and had the job completed the same day by around 6pm. There were about 7 guys working (including the owner Frankie who did the initial estimate) and the crew was just great; they were so polite and professional, and even the cleanup was meticulous. They did an amazing job! When my husband got home from work he was shocked – it was better than he (or I) could have even imagined. What a transformation! They also installed low voltage landscape lights for us and at nighttime it looks just as breath-taking as it does in the daytime! My friends and all of my neighbors love it. My husband and I are so extremely pleased with the quality and workmanship that we received from Scenic View Landscaping. We will refer them to our family and friends. We hope that in return to Frank that this review will help him to get more jobs and will assure future customers that they are making a great decision!

Scott – Monmouth Beach, NJ