My front landscape needed a lift and after interviewing others, I knew immediately that Neil was the person I wanted to hire. There are plenty of landscapers to choose from but none with Neil’s artistic talent. I gave him a budget and trusted his vision completely. I felt relaxed knowing that I never had to question Neil’s plan. I was particularly impressed that Neil salvaged almost all of our existing plants and used them in areas he felt would enhance our property. Neil was in constant communication with me and his employees were friendly and hard working. Initially, my husband was not sure about which landscaper to choose, but he now admits I made the right choice. He LOVES our front yard and enthusiastically shows it off to anyone who visits! Thank you Neil for a wonderful experience and my husband is already talking about having you do more work for us in the future.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to create many unique gardens in the local community. The landscapes featured range from entire property makeovers to specific areas that clients wanted to improve.
I bring a creative flare, enthusiasm, and professionalism to every project. Regardless of garden size, a successful project is always one where the client’s expectations have been fulfilled or exceeded. My goal has always been to design eye catching settings that enhance the use of your site creating its own individual charm.
My association with Neil and his firm Sitescapes was a pleasure. Neil arrived to our first appointment on time and he provided me with a complete description of the elements that would be necessary to achieve my goal. All along the way he kept me posted on the progress of the job, as I was away at the time. He delivered as expected: a beautiful apron and cobblestone edge along my driveway. I could not be happier with the results and I will use him again in the future.
Sitescapes stonework provided us with an outdoor living space we never dreamed possible. Neil is an enthusiastic and creative designer. Polite, professional and reliable.
Neil from Sitescapes entirely redesigned the front entry and driveway of our home. He did a spectacular job changing the entire relationship between our home and its landscape. Neil was on the job every day and finished the job in a very timely manner. Neighbors and friends cannot believe how beautiful and improved the property is. Many Thanks to Neil and his crew for an excellent job!
Neil and his crew completely redesigned the front of our home, including the driveway. We can’t say enough about the work that was done & the professionalism displayed by everyone involved. We often find Neil wandering around our property to make sure his work is flourishing! He definitely takes pride in what he does. We live in an older home which needed a complete landscaping overhaul & Neil accomplished this with his expertise. My husband & I are delighted with the results.
As a retiree, i am pretty tight with money, so interviewed six landscapers before hiring Sitescape. My husband and I, after much discussion–and hesitation, chose Sitescape for a number of reasons: 1. We looked at not only the pictures on its website, but also went to the work sites, both finished and in progress, and liked what we saw. We were particularly impressed that Neil was at the site most of the time, working with the crew. 2. All other contractors we interviewed would only upgrade the old stoop, walkway and driveway. Neil was the only one who would give the front yard a new and much more interesting look. 3. Although Sitescape was not the least expensive, but it was on a par with most of other landscapers and less expensive than some. Taking into the account of the design, we decided that it was the best deal.
The result proved that we made the right decision. We have received many compliments from our neighbors. Actually two hired Sitescape after our job was finished. What impressed me most was that Neil went beyond what he was contracted to do in order to get the best result. A huge tree was cut down a few years ago at the site, but because the stump was grounded and covered with soil, neither we or Neil thought of it. As the work progressed, the roots, huge and deep, surfaced. Neil, operating the machine himself, excavated it without charging us extra. The same happened with the driveway above the ground level. The outer side border was supported by layers of wooden ties, beaten up and damaged at places. The agreement was that he would reinforce the ties by adding blocks from the inside. However, when it was revealed that the ties underneath were in bad shape, he removed them all and replaced with concrete blocks supported by tons of concrete. Now, we have a streamlined, clean border, matching the border on the other side.
Neil is a nice guy, a gentle and sensitive soul in a strong and muscular body. All in all, it was a pleasant experience, money well spent.
Neil of Sitescapes is more than a landscape architect; he’s an artist. Because of this, he sees the whole picture and designs sites personally. He does NOT work from computerized templates; your yard will be his canvas. From the moment we first spoke three years ago, Neil aimed to design my backyard pond/garden site based on what I wanted, as well as the possibilities he saw. Both times I hired him, he was on the job site every step of the way, working side by side with his crew, handling big machinery and small. He also paid special attention along the way to logistics, like grading and drainage. His artistic ability is matched only by his skill in stone cutting. He knows and chooses quality materials and plants, and will do this whether you ask for formal gardens (as did a neighbor) or a more rustic, cottage look, which is what I requested. I first hired Neil in 2013. In a matter of days, he transformed my tired worn-out pool area, into my own personal private park. Where my pool had been, he centered a large free-form pond in front of a locust tree archway, completed it with an adult-size rough-hewed swing, and platform deck beneath. He balanced these with a hammock draped over a stone patio, steps down from another stone patio which replaced my old deck. The result is breathtaking. And just last week Neil completed a front-door granite patio, with step-down rock garden planting areas, and welcoming entryway of granite and stone. Once again, breathtaking. Overall, Neil takes pride in his craft, and is a good, honest, hard-working nice guy too. You can go get your other estimates, and perhaps you will choose something ordinary; OR you can choose Neil and have your space transformed into something beyond your imagination or expectation. I chose Sitescapes, and am more than pleased and grateful. We LOVE our outdoor space; it is now our pride and joy.
We hired Neil to redesign our patio area. From concept to completion, he was professional, knowledgeable and accommodating, all in addition to his talent as a designer. Neil is an artist whose medium is landscape design. When our schedule changed and we needed to postpone our project, Neil was understanding and flexible. Any time we were unsure about a part of the design, he listened to us carefully and either convinced us of his reasoning or worked with us to come up with an alternative that was pleasing to us without compromising his overall vision. Although our project was small for him (completed in less than a week), it was big to us and he always made us feel it was just as important to him as it was to us. Neil was recommended to us and we recommend him to anyone looking to create a work of art out of their yard. We look outside every day and thank him for a job so well done.
Neil Markey performed a complete backyard transformation for us. From the consultation stage through completion, we could not have been happier with Sitescapes. Neil’s vision for how to create a pleasing, stunning, interactive landscape was beyond what we could have envisioned. Neil was ever present on the job, efficient, did a great deal of the work himself, was easy to contact and and is very talented. We give Neil our highest recommendation!