Rock & Rose Landscaping

★★★★★
  • 1615 Cortland Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94110

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  • 415-824-3458

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Mon-Fri 7am-5pm

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We've had lots of experience with contractors. Rock & Rose stands heads and shoulders above any other contractor we've ever employed - and they've given us a rear-yard that is the envy of our neighborhood. \r
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They're collaborative, and

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We've had lots of experience with contractors. Rock & Rose stands heads and shoulders above any other contractor we've ever employed - and they've given us a rear-yard that is the envy of our neighborhood. \r
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They're collaborative, and

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They took my ideas, amplified and extended them, and improved on them. For example, I had a notion of emphasizing redwood and copper as themes. I also wanted to hide the wiring for the fence's post-top lights and my security cameras in a

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They took my ideas, amplified and extended them, and improved on them. For example, I had a notion of emphasizing redwood and copper as themes. I also wanted to hide the wiring for the fence's post-top lights and my security cameras in a

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professional, friendly

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professional, friendly

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My husband is a tough judge of people and slow to trust anyone, but the consistent attention that Rock and Rose has given us and the yard won him over early on.The fascination is that even though we can't wrench ourselves out of the yard

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My husband is a tough judge of people and slow to trust anyone, but the consistent attention that Rock and Rose has given us and the yard won him over early on.The fascination is that even though we can't wrench ourselves out of the yard

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They constructed a very artful, small two-level pond of natural free-standing stone that offers my shubunkin and goldfish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, minnows, etc., a very safe and welcoming environment. They worked with me over three years

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They constructed a very artful, small two-level pond of natural free-standing stone that offers my shubunkin and goldfish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, minnows, etc., a very safe and welcoming environment. They worked with me over three years

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We were fortunate to have found Rock and Rose to help us completely overhaul the former yard of one of the city's most notable botanists! Our back yard is now a sanctuary where we do most of our entertaining because it is the most soothing

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We were fortunate to have found Rock and Rose to help us completely overhaul the former yard of one of the city's most notable botanists! Our back yard is now a sanctuary where we do most of our entertaining because it is the most soothing

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One of the things that really impressed us about working with the folks at Rock & Rose is that things didn't always go smoothly--they never do--but it was easy to work with them to get over the bumps. When a neighbor complained about the

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One of the things that really impressed us about working with the folks at Rock & Rose is that things didn't always go smoothly--they never do--but it was easy to work with them to get over the bumps. When a neighbor complained about the

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A very good experience. Your staff is very responsive, and your work is always very consistent. Our landscape really reflects your care and attention. Thanks.

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A very good experience. Your staff is very responsive, and your work is always very consistent. Our landscape really reflects your care and attention. Thanks.

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I find Rock & Rose to be reliable and professional. I am particularly impressed with responsiveness from Mike.

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I find Rock & Rose to be reliable and professional. I am particularly impressed with responsiveness from Mike.

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Everyone involved has met and exceeded our expectations of how this project should and is proceeding to date. At this point, we are very pleased.

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Everyone involved has met and exceeded our expectations of how this project should and is proceeding to date. At this point, we are very pleased.

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We've been using your services since we bought our house in 1998. We have almost always been happy. Communications has been difficult in some of the years, but I've gotten to know Robert and feel I can easily reach him and talk to him.

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We've been using your services since we bought our house in 1998. We have almost always been happy. Communications has been difficult in some of the years, but I've gotten to know Robert and feel I can easily reach him and talk to him.

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We've used your services twice. Both times were very good.

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We've used your services twice. Both times were very good.

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perfection! QUICK and always lovely!

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perfection! QUICK and always lovely!

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i have been especially pleased with Dorian and crew. A day before reminder is really helpful, either phone or email.

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i have been especially pleased with Dorian and crew. A day before reminder is really helpful, either phone or email.

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We ADORE Jason. I have had your service for years. He is by far the best gardener I have had.

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We ADORE Jason. I have had your service for years. He is by far the best gardener I have had.

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The project was amazingly stress-free from start to finish.

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The project was amazingly stress-free from start to finish.

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Rock and Rose did a stellar job and turned the dog park that was our backyard to a lovely dog friendly oasis that we can all enjoy. They did great design work and executed their plan in less than a week!!

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Rock and Rose did a stellar job and turned the dog park that was our backyard to a lovely dog friendly oasis that we can all enjoy. They did great design work and executed their plan in less than a week!!

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Rock & Rose does excellent work, and the people who work there are nice, decent, and fair. From design to finished work, we couldn't be happier with the result.

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Rock & Rose does excellent work, and the people who work there are nice, decent, and fair. From design to finished work, we couldn't be happier with the result.

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Kim & Carolyn are just finishing up in my backyard. They did such a beautiful job that I am almost speechless! The place looks about 1000% better; I should have contacted you for this help a long time ago. The other thing is that

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Kim & Carolyn are just finishing up in my backyard. They did such a beautiful job that I am almost speechless! The place looks about 1000% better; I should have contacted you for this help a long time ago. The other thing is that

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They work on my yard every two weeks and make it look awesome. Pride of ownership and doing what it takes to make a difficult landscape flourish. Would recommend them to anyone!

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They work on my yard every two weeks and make it look awesome. Pride of ownership and doing what it takes to make a difficult landscape flourish. Would recommend them to anyone!

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I have always dreamed of having a beautiful back garden with a nice sun-lounging area that could also double for entertaining and parties..... but I never actually thought that the pile of dirt out the back of our house could be

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I have always dreamed of having a beautiful back garden with a nice sun-lounging area that could also double for entertaining and parties..... but I never actually thought that the pile of dirt out the back of our house could be

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They did a good job on my garden and the front of the house. Since then, they have done the maintenance and I am happy with their services and their prices. May seem pricey, but it's the worth cost, just make sure you know what you want

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They did a good job on my garden and the front of the house. Since then, they have done the maintenance and I am happy with their services and their prices. May seem pricey, but it's the worth cost, just make sure you know what you want

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I have always dreamed of having a beautiful back garden with a nice sun-lounging area that could also double for entertaining and parties..... but I never actually thought that the pile of dirt out the back of our house could be

3
★★★★★

I have always dreamed of having a beautiful back garden with a nice sun-lounging area that could also double for entertaining and parties..... but I never actually thought that the pile of dirt out the back of our house could be

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We were fortunate to have found Rock and Rose to help us completely overhaul the former yard of one of the city's most notable botanists! Our back yard is now a sanctuary where we do most of our entertaining because it is the most soothing place to hang out with friends. People take one step outside from the living room and their eyes go so wide - they're hypnotized and enraptured - they start to stroll to whichever plant has grabbed their attention first and say - "what is this beautiful flower, I've never seen anything like this before?"

We strongly endorse the entire team - they never push to close a deal and are always sensitive to the cost associated with landscaping. They first want to find out what you prefer, what your tastes are and if there any plants that you might be attached to.

However, when you're READY - they deliver!

My husband is a tough judge of people and slow to trust anyone, but the consistent attention that Rock and Rose has given us and the yard won him over early on.

The fascination is that even though we can't wrench ourselves out of the yard during the day, it's even more magical at night!

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★★★★★

We were fortunate to have found Rock and Rose to help us completely overhaul the former yard of one of the city's most notable botanists! Our back yard is now a sanctuary where we do most of our entertaining because it is the most soothing place to hang out with friends. People take one step outside from the living room and their eyes go so wide - they're hypnotized and enraptured - they start to stroll to whichever plant has grabbed their attention first and say - "what is this beautiful flower, I've never seen anything like this before?"

We strongly endorse the entire team - they never push to close a deal and are always sensitive to the cost associated with landscaping. They first want to find out what you prefer, what your tastes are and if there any plants that you might be attached to.

However, when you're READY - they deliver!

My husband is a tough judge of people and slow to trust anyone, but the consistent attention that Rock and Rose has given us and the yard won him over early on.

The fascination is that even though we can't wrench ourselves out of the yard during the day, it's even more magical at night!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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To be fair, this company starts out with a great impression -- they'll send Mike Boss (yep, that's the owner's real name) out to your yard to do an inspection, give you some utopian design plans, and trick you into believing your yard will become the next featured garden in Dwell magazine. The problem is that all along the way, they will deliver substandard results, install dead or dying plants, break (rather than repair) your sprinkler system, and all the while charge you above-market rates (including when they have to spend time and labor to fix their mistakes)! These landscapers are engaged in highway robbery, and trust us, there are far better gardeners out there (smaller firms or individuals) who will do a better job for a fraction of the cost. Stay away from R&R -- despite whatever you hear on this site -- you will thank yourself 100 times over!

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★☆☆☆☆

To be fair, this company starts out with a great impression -- they'll send Mike Boss (yep, that's the owner's real name) out to your yard to do an inspection, give you some utopian design plans, and trick you into believing your yard will become the next featured garden in Dwell magazine. The problem is that all along the way, they will deliver substandard results, install dead or dying plants, break (rather than repair) your sprinkler system, and all the while charge you above-market rates (including when they have to spend time and labor to fix their mistakes)! These landscapers are engaged in highway robbery, and trust us, there are far better gardeners out there (smaller firms or individuals) who will do a better job for a fraction of the cost. Stay away from R&R -- despite whatever you hear on this site -- you will thank yourself 100 times over!

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R&R did a fantastic job for me when I decided to completely relandscape my garden. It was a typical 27x27 San Francisco garden sloping steeply away from the back of the house, divided into three 9'-wide tiers. They were really good about listening to my vision for the garden as a place of quiet contemplation (rather than, say, bbq parties) and as an oasis of nature in the middle of the city.

R&R constructed a very artful, small two-level pond of natural free-standing stone that offers my shubunkin and goldfish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, minnows, etc., a very safe and welcoming environment. They worked with me over three years to craft planting solutions that would both attract birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. A challenge was finding plants that could stand up to the activities of three Weimaraners, and they were good about working with me to experiment with various plants.

R&R was willing to let me drive the design of the space. They took my ideas, amplified and extended them, and improved on them. For example, I had a notion of emphasizing redwood and copper as themes. I also wanted to hide the wiring for the fence's post-top lights and my security cameras in a copper pipe that would run along the top of the fence as a decorative element. R&R extended this idea to include copper pipe ballisters for the deck and stairways, and additional copper elements in the design. They fabricated a set of copper bowls that carry water from the upper level of my pond to the lower level.

All in all, I've been very pleased with Rock & Rose, and they continue to provide ongoing maintenance services and new garden elements (such as my bird feeder "tree") to the garden.

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R&R did a fantastic job for me when I decided to completely relandscape my garden. It was a typical 27x27 San Francisco garden sloping steeply away from the back of the house, divided into three 9'-wide tiers. They were really good about listening to my vision for the garden as a place of quiet contemplation (rather than, say, bbq parties) and as an oasis of nature in the middle of the city.

R&R constructed a very artful, small two-level pond of natural free-standing stone that offers my shubunkin and goldfish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, minnows, etc., a very safe and welcoming environment. They worked with me over three years to craft planting solutions that would both attract birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. A challenge was finding plants that could stand up to the activities of three Weimaraners, and they were good about working with me to experiment with various plants.

R&R was willing to let me drive the design of the space. They took my ideas, amplified and extended them, and improved on them. For example, I had a notion of emphasizing redwood and copper as themes. I also wanted to hide the wiring for the fence's post-top lights and my security cameras in a copper pipe that would run along the top of the fence as a decorative element. R&R extended this idea to include copper pipe ballisters for the deck and stairways, and additional copper elements in the design. They fabricated a set of copper bowls that carry water from the upper level of my pond to the lower level.

All in all, I've been very pleased with Rock & Rose, and they continue to provide ongoing maintenance services and new garden elements (such as my bird feeder "tree") to the garden.

Pros: Very customer-focused, creative, and flexible.

Cons: I get separate bills for new landscaping and ongoing maintenance.

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Rock & Rose did an exceptional job with a total re-make of our backyard. The design was original and gets constant compliments. The project came in on time and on budget. The quality of construction work (stone walls, fencing, deck, planting) was excellent. Every single person we dealt with was friendly and highly responsive. Without a doubt, I would use R&R again.

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★★★★☆

Rock & Rose did an exceptional job with a total re-make of our backyard. The design was original and gets constant compliments. The project came in on time and on budget. The quality of construction work (stone walls, fencing, deck, planting) was excellent. Every single person we dealt with was friendly and highly responsive. Without a doubt, I would use R&R again.

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My experience with Rock & Rose + Birkmyer was excellent from my first meeting with the designer, to the cleanup of my old yard, to the installation of my "woodland garden" . The fine service now continues with maintenance by two gardeners who know my garden, consult with me about specific plants and suggest ways to improve upon an already lovely creation. I especially appreciate the way the designer listened to my ideas,incorporated them into her master plan and continues to consult with me as new opportunities arise. I feel that I have an excellent working relationship with her and with the maintenance team and highly recommend R&R+B to anyone seeking creative and reliable landscaping services.

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★★★★★

My experience with Rock & Rose + Birkmyer was excellent from my first meeting with the designer, to the cleanup of my old yard, to the installation of my "woodland garden" . The fine service now continues with maintenance by two gardeners who know my garden, consult with me about specific plants and suggest ways to improve upon an already lovely creation. I especially appreciate the way the designer listened to my ideas,incorporated them into her master plan and continues to consult with me as new opportunities arise. I feel that I have an excellent working relationship with her and with the maintenance team and highly recommend R&R+B to anyone seeking creative and reliable landscaping services.

Pros: They do it all

Cons: none

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I can't believe there could be anything but rave reviews for Rock & Rose and Birkmyer Landscape since I had the best experience with them.

From the 1st meeting with the landscape designer, R & R exceeded my expectations. The designer was imaginative and supportive of my own taste and ideas; created a plan that featured the elements I wanted; adjusted costs to my budget; and re-directed me when first choices were not available, affordable or appropriate.

My design featured some 36 granite paving curbs -- six feet long/six inches wide -- grouped vertically to give a sense of greater length to the area. Ground cover was planted to give a lost world look, and other small plantings bridged the gap between a stand of bamboo and a fence of old roses. In short, R & R kept what I loved, introduced what was new, and organized the whole into a statement of beauty and peace.

Equally impressive was the efficiency and professionalism of installation. In 3 days, the job was complete. The job foreman placed the pavers with surveying equipment, occasionally calling me on his cell phone when there was a choice that might make a difference to me. Not only did he take care in what he did, he took pride.

I'd use them again in a NY minute.

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★★★★★

I can't believe there could be anything but rave reviews for Rock & Rose and Birkmyer Landscape since I had the best experience with them.

From the 1st meeting with the landscape designer, R & R exceeded my expectations. The designer was imaginative and supportive of my own taste and ideas; created a plan that featured the elements I wanted; adjusted costs to my budget; and re-directed me when first choices were not available, affordable or appropriate.

My design featured some 36 granite paving curbs -- six feet long/six inches wide -- grouped vertically to give a sense of greater length to the area. Ground cover was planted to give a lost world look, and other small plantings bridged the gap between a stand of bamboo and a fence of old roses. In short, R & R kept what I loved, introduced what was new, and organized the whole into a statement of beauty and peace.

Equally impressive was the efficiency and professionalism of installation. In 3 days, the job was complete. The job foreman placed the pavers with surveying equipment, occasionally calling me on his cell phone when there was a choice that might make a difference to me. Not only did he take care in what he did, he took pride.

I'd use them again in a NY minute.

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Had a very poor customer experience with this company. They overcharged and under delivered. I lost sleep because I was so angry about the way they dealt with me. Instead of addressing my concerns they just sent more invoices. Very unfriendly designers too, and not very good. Lesson learnt!

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Had a very poor customer experience with this company. They overcharged and under delivered. I lost sleep because I was so angry about the way they dealt with me. Instead of addressing my concerns they just sent more invoices. Very unfriendly designers too, and not very good. Lesson learnt!

Pros: none

Cons: look elsewhere

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Disappointed would be an understatement with these guys. The high (low) lights: 1) They charge $20 whenever they find dog waste. Do NOT hire these folks if you have dogs. I got a letter from the owner explaining his crew was demoralized when they found dog waste. See below for more on this. 2) I installed the "meadow garden" which was supposed to be something like a colorful summer meadow. Admittedly it's not quite through spring yet and the yard is 7 months old, but so far I'd call my yard "patchy highway median." Although the containers look great. Go figure. 3) They screwed up the irrigation design. Their system, which was supposed to complement what I'd installed myself, left my greenhouse with no water, and cut off a drip irrigation loop to the corner of the yard I'd put in, and replaced it with a sprinkler that hits more path and fences than dirt. Tomorrow's project is to fix that...

I also had RR maintain the yard for 7 months. I finally found another gardener after a really childish incident. After they complained about the dog waste (one important point--I don't live at this house full time, we're talking 3-4 days per month of dog, not the SF Zoo), I agreed to sweep the yard before each visit. I must have missed a few one day because the gardeners put the 2-3 piles they found in a paper bag and left it on my doorstep. I wrote them a letter explaining that a) they would no longer be working at my house and b) any eighth grader knows you're supposed to light the bag on fire. They didn't return my key.

I'm frankly surprised they're still around based on my experience with them. One possible explanation: they seem like a big operation. You'll have different accounts, different contacts, different gardeners each week. Maybe it's the luck of the draw to get a really good crew, but aside from a few pots on my deck, I had a very bad experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

Disappointed would be an understatement with these guys. The high (low) lights: 1) They charge $20 whenever they find dog waste. Do NOT hire these folks if you have dogs. I got a letter from the owner explaining his crew was demoralized when they found dog waste. See below for more on this. 2) I installed the "meadow garden" which was supposed to be something like a colorful summer meadow. Admittedly it's not quite through spring yet and the yard is 7 months old, but so far I'd call my yard "patchy highway median." Although the containers look great. Go figure. 3) They screwed up the irrigation design. Their system, which was supposed to complement what I'd installed myself, left my greenhouse with no water, and cut off a drip irrigation loop to the corner of the yard I'd put in, and replaced it with a sprinkler that hits more path and fences than dirt. Tomorrow's project is to fix that...

I also had RR maintain the yard for 7 months. I finally found another gardener after a really childish incident. After they complained about the dog waste (one important point--I don't live at this house full time, we're talking 3-4 days per month of dog, not the SF Zoo), I agreed to sweep the yard before each visit. I must have missed a few one day because the gardeners put the 2-3 piles they found in a paper bag and left it on my doorstep. I wrote them a letter explaining that a) they would no longer be working at my house and b) any eighth grader knows you're supposed to light the bag on fire. They didn't return my key.

I'm frankly surprised they're still around based on my experience with them. One possible explanation: they seem like a big operation. You'll have different accounts, different contacts, different gardeners each week. Maybe it's the luck of the draw to get a really good crew, but aside from a few pots on my deck, I had a very bad experience.

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