“It is without reservation that I write this letter of recommendation for Green Scene Landscaping, a corporation based in Mid-Tennessee and owned by Mr. Jose Garcia.
In December 2009, my wife, Nancy, and I purchased a newly constructed home in Chapel Hill, TN. We paid top dollar to have sod, plants and trees and irrigation installed on a parcel that is about three quarters of an acre. Unfortunately we were not referred to Mr. Garcia and had major problems with the sod and irrigation system.
Initially, Nancy and I used to separate companies, one for installing the sod, plants and trees, and another company that specialized in irrigation systems. Both contractors came recommended by people we knew and could best be described as “Good Old Southern Boys” who were great talkers. Sadly, their work did not match their rhetoric, and they lacked the integrity and skills to fix the problems created by their poor workmanship.
By Mid-June 2010 and an investment of almost $20,000 in the landscape, it was painfully obvious that our landscape was in trouble. The sod was dying and infested with weeds. There were large trenches in the yard from where the irrigation was improperly installed after the sod was laid. Bugs had killed many of the plants; the trees had been poorly planted and were struggling to survive.
The landscape was dismal at best. Then we had the good fortune of being referred to Mr. Garcia. Unlike the other contractors we had dealt with, Mr. Garcia was a soft-spoken gentleman who was very professional. After inspecting our landscape, he was able to troubleshoot problems and provide a detailed, written bid to correct each problem, and also to stain our rear deck. His bid was very fair and reasonable.
We decided to give Mr. Garcia the tough job of fixing what could best be described as a landscape disaster. Mr. Garcia rose to the challenge and did everything he said he would. By the end of the summer 2010, we had a beautiful green lawn and landscape that was thriving. In November 2010, Mr. Garcia winterized and turned off the irrigation.
Mr. Garcia exceeded our expectations and proved that he is a trained, skilled professional landscaper who has integrity and takes pride in his work. He and his team worked hard in extreme heat and did not let the heat affect their work.
This coming spring, we will be looking to Mr. Garcia to install outdoor lighting and a pea gravel driveway. Also, he will be doing routine landscape maintenance.
In summary, if you are looking for a skilled, trained, hard working landscaper with integrity, my wife and I would strongly recommend Jose Garcia.”