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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great job completed in two and a half days Hard working great team work overall concern for needs
of homeowner Well done 👍