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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Built a lengthy 4' retaining wall with 6x6 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
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
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 2x3 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 25x15 cambridge paver patio and cleanout debris and get rid of weeds and grade yard.
John – Highlands, NJ
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
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
_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
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
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
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
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
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
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