My parents’ large yard was getting beyond them, so I checked online for local firms offering landscape maintenance. Encore was well-rated. I called, and got a fast response from Diane Tapp, who owns Encore.
She and her right hand man Jeff came out within a few days and walked the property with me, pointing out what could be done, needed to be done, etc. I used to edit landscape and garden design magazines so had some idea of what to ask, and what they should be asking/telling. I was impressed by their suggestions, and willingness to work within a budget to completely overhaul the overgrown front and back yards, including tree and shrub pruning, small tree removal, weeding, mulching, hauling away debris and whatever else was necessary to get the plantings back into shape without having to replace everything.
They also suggested other professionals to handle the handyman type jobs that needed doing, which was helpful. And when I asked if they could continue maintenance but within a tight budget, Diane worked with me to make that happen. My parents are happy, I am happy – and I recommend Encore to anyone looking for landscape designs, ideas and assistance.