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Encore Landscaping, LLC

Founded 2009 • With Angi since November 2010

4.6

(30) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

16 Riverview St

Enfield, CT 06082

Description

Encore Landscaping, LLC is a full service Landscaping Company servicing North Central CT and beyond. We are unique in the residential market in that we are equally qualified in Landscape Design, Hardscape Installation, and Maintenance of Landscaping and Gardens. Our approach is to achieve 4 Season

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
1.0

11/08/2019


margaret S.

Never bothered to even respond to email through Angie's List.

Description of Work
Fall cleanup and seasonal snow removal and landscaping for Spring .

Category landscaping, lawn service, leaf removal, snow removal

Service Provider Response

[Member Name Removed], I apologize that I did not respond to your request. It was not intentional. This is a very busy time of year trying to get everything done for our clients. If you have not gotten anyone for your leaves, please get back to me and we can do it next week. Diane
5.0

04/15/2019


amber H.

Diane was a great collaborator to determine what made the most sense to attack in their first visit and offered sound suggestions for future considerations. Her crew was terrific, ensuring all aspects of the work were done to my specifications.

Description of Work
Major clean out of overgrown areas in yard and general yard maintenance

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch

5.0

08/31/2017


Ashley N.

It went amazingly well!

Description of Work
I needed my lawn mowed for the summer season.

Category lawn service

5.0

07/27/2017


Andrea D.

They are fantastic I have used them for years and will continue to do so as long as they are around!

Description of Work
I use them for landscaping in the summer fall leaf cleanup and plowing my snow in the winter. They are fantastic! I have had them for a few years now and would never use anyone else!

Category landscaping, lawn service, leaf removal, snow removal

1.0

05/06/2017


Deidre L.

Initially we were pleased with the work Jeff and Diane provided. They were very responsive, came out to look at our existing walkway and had some good ideas for what stones would look nice. We shared a picture with them of a walkway we liked and they brought books and samples of stones for us to choose from. They were priced fairly and able to do the job relatively quickly so we booked. The walkway came out great and we were quite pleased....until about 9 months later. This spring we noticed the stones were chipping - more than 20 of them in various spots and some significantly. When I contacted them to come out it took multiple emails and calls to get a response. Several weeks later they came out and agreed that the stones were damaged and faulty. We agreed that they would follow up with the manufacturer of the stones to get this figured out and fixed. Two months have gone by and they are completely unresponsive and require multiple follow ups to provide even a simple update. They have made zero effort to rectify this situation or offer a solution. They went from constant contact when we were initially booking with them to now being impossible to get ahold of. Buyer Beware - this company will not stand behind their work.

Description of Work
We hired Encore Landscaping to install a new front walkway and side patio.

Category hardscaping

Service Provider Response

The product for this job was selected by the client, who wanted their new sidewalk to be the same as a relative just installed. We had never used a product from this manufacturer but we agreed to do so, after discussing and showing the client catalogues from the manufacturers we usually use. We installed this sidewalk and patio following the manufacturers' recommended process, as we always do, and without incident in the past. In this case, the product contained minor chips at the corners and edges of the pavers. We brought it to the manufacturers attention, and they sent out a rep. to inspect it. The chips are in the range of 1/8 inch wide, and are not obvious in the finished installation unless you are looking for them. They concluded that this minor chipping of the pavers was within normal standards, and that they did not feel that supplying replacement product was warranted. As our installation was done correctly, we feel that we have met all of our obligations, however in an effort to provide recompense of another sort, we have offered what is noted in the following copy of an email sent to the client last year. I did not receive a response from the client. Hi [Member Name Removed], after speaking with the Rep. from the supplier, I understand that he spoke at length with the manufacturers rep. They have indicated to me that the minor chipping is within industry standards and does not affect the appearance and usability of your sidewalk. The installation job that we did was a good quality job, using the product that you selected. There are no areas that need repair as a result of the installation job that we did. The option of removing and replacing pavers with minor chipping is not feasible due to the process of removal will cause major damage to surrounding pavers. What I would like to do for you, (and I have secured agreement from the supplier as well) is to provide you with a product from him such as mulch or stones and I will deliver and spread it for you and absorb the labor cost. We are both anxious to do what we can to help make this right with you. Sincerely, Diane
5.0

04/29/2017


Charles Z.

I was very happy with them, they came out during the fall and gave me an estimate. They came when they said they would, I was impressed with the work they provided.

Description of Work
Leaf removal

Category lawn service, leaf removal

5.0

02/20/2017


Stephen N.

Jeff explained what he was doing to each planting which was great since I have no experience with the flowers or shrubbery. I'm looking forward to see the flowers on the magnolia tree in the Spring, since the previous contractor did not trim it correctly and I was always disappointed at how few flowers it had.

Description of Work
Fall cleanup of front bed planting.

Category landscaping

Service Provider Response

Hi [Member Name Removed]and thanks for the review. I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers on everything too. See you soon, Diane
5.0

02/14/2017


susanna C.

I was very happy with the job. I will hire them to maintain my new lawn going forward.

Description of Work
My lawn needed to be replaced. And I also had Encore do several decorative plantings. I left the choices up to Diane Tapp to select things and arrange them on our behalf. I couldn't be more pleased.

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch, hardscaping

5.0

09/28/2016


Linda C.

The bush replacement installation was outstanding! Diane's efforts exceeded my expectations. She arrived on time, worked diligently and effectively, met the timeline, cleaned up all areas at the conclusion of the installation & was very professional in completing this project. Additionally, Diane is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of horticulture and the maintenance & trimming of bushes, etc. Without reservation I highly recommend Encore Landscaping for all your landscaping needs!

Description of Work
Diane Tapp, owner of Encore Landscaping in Enfield, CT, personally oversaw and worked alongside her crew to install replacement bushes in the front beds of several homes.

Category landscaping, hardscaping

5.0

08/06/2016


Stephen N.

Results are beautiful, new plants were selected by Diane and they look amazing this year. Stone edging looks great.. I am having them come back to do maintenance of the planting bed each year. Work was done on time and a couple of changes did not increase the price.

Description of Work
Put stone edging around front planting bed. Re-did front bed, removed or replaced plants, added new plants

Category landscaping, hardscaping

5.0

07/16/2016


Sarah T.

I have several large flower/planting beds that had big sections where weeds had completely filled in the spaces between and within flowering plants and shrubs. The biggest (~ 30' x 40') had been largely neglected for a couple of seasons. I could not keep up with maintaining the planting beds, and the house is now for sale. Diane, the owner, came over to look at the job and provide an estimate. She spent about an hour with me. She was extremely knowledgeable about the types of plants that were there (wanted and unwanted). I was concerned about using weed killer because the weeds were so close to the ornamental plants and, in the case of one area, a koi pond. Diane completely understood and was on the same page with me. Diane worked with me to tailor the job to the budget, but also clean up the beds, make them easier to maintain, and create curb appeal for selling the house. The job took about 2 days. The transformation was unbelievable! Diane and her team HAND weeded, edged, and mulched two large beds and tidied up three or so smaller ones, focusing (as we agreed) on the beds that were in the worst shape and those visible from the driveway and from the house. The biggest transformation was the previously neglected bed that is now absolutely beautiful.

Description of Work
Extensive hand weeding, clean-up, and mulching of several large flower/planting beds.

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch

5.0

11/20/2015


Howard N.

Encore recommended details that we would not have thought of. For example, the plastic downspout splash blocks were replaced by stone ?riverbeds? that are beautiful. (The riverbeds caught my neighbors? eyes and they had a similar effect added to their beds.) We love the results and comments from neighbors have all been positive. The selection of plants was designed to have some presence year round with a variety of textures and colors through the seasons. We are looking forward to watching the progression through the years. Rather than discard the plants that were removed, at our request Encore moved many of them to a ?wild area? behind the house where the size was no longer an issue. and my pruning errors will have a chance to grow out. Diane, Jeff, and their crew worked hard doing the installation. They removed all debris leaving the yard and beds in excellent condition. Our only problem with Encore was that at times it was be hard to get responses. On one occasion, it took several emails and a voice mail to get a status update. This dragged out the process of getting the proof of insurance with the coverage required by the Association?s management company. That said, we would definitely deal with them again. The quality of their work more than makes up for the responsiveness issue.

Description of Work
Encore replaced the complete foundation plantings (all four sides of house) that I had let get out of hand. They designed a replacement plan after interviewing us as to our wants and the homeowner association?s restrictions. They were willing to adapt their plans to our desires including having us join them in selecting plants at the nursery. They installed the selected plants and a quarry stone edging around the beds.

Category landscaping, lawn service, tree service, hardscaping

5.0

10/05/2015


elaine T.

It went very well...owner and helpers were cooperative and neat

Description of Work
Removed old plantings around front yard including pacasandra, regraded area, provided and planted new plants, mulched and spread Preen. Also did some repair work on front steps.

Category landscaping, mulch

5.0

09/23/2015


Scott S.

The job they did was transformational! Diane, Jeff and their cracker jack team removed an old, overgrown set of bushes and plantings from the front our our house (so high they blocked the front door and house view from the street. They worked with me to suggest plantings that will be colorful all season long, have longevity and will not overgrow the home! They were quick, efficient and creative. The first day after installation, my husband and I were looking at the plantings and our neighbor from across the road called over "Thank you. We like this view much better." We had to wait a while for the work to be done - but it was WELL Worth it.

Description of Work
Encore removed an overgrown, outdated plant bed around the front of our house and replaced it with a new garden.

Category landscaping

5.0

07/23/2015


Judy D.

Good at first. Very disappointed with follow-up. Numerous promises to return. All no-shows. No calls or excuses. Just no-show.

Description of Work
Weeding, mulching, planting.

Category landscaping, lawn service

Service Provider Response

I have no explanation for this except we were totally swamped with work at the time. That is no excuse and it will not happen again. I am grateful that [Member name removed] has excepted my apologies and is still one of my clients.
5.0

07/28/2014


Cindy S.

Diane Tapp and the crew from Encore Landscaping turned my front yard into the prettiest front yard in the neighborhood. I have a lot of issues in my yard and I needed a lot of work done. First, they removed an old crumbling brick walk and replaced it with beautiful slate. They pulled out the old overgrown shrubs and planted a fabulous variety of plants - evergreens, grasses, flowering shrubs, and flowering plants. My front yard is a steep hill which is difficult to mow, so they planted the steepest slopes (street-facing and driveway-adjacent) with a great variety of shrubs. Best of all, they listened to me. I wanted different varieties of plants that weren't already in the neighborhood, so it would look different. I wanted a landscape that I could maintain and that didn't require gallons of water. Of course, when the plantings were all new (last summer) I had to water every day to make sure they got properly established. But so far this summer, I have not watered the new plants once, and they are doing beautifully! The crew showed up on time and worked really hard to get my front yard in shape. I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future. I need some trees in the front now!

Description of Work
1) replaced the walkway from the driveway to the house 2) terraced a difficult hillside which provides erosion control 3) removed old shrubs and weeds 4) created a landscape plan and executed it

Category landscaping, lawn service, tree service, hardscaping

4.0

06/30/2014


Rosario C.

She came and gave an estimate. From her perspective she said she was bringing in 4 people to do the work. I had used her services before. She did satisfactory work then but did not have the level of expertise that her ads led me to believe. I had wanted some pruning done on some ornamental trees and bushes and she seemed to know only the basics of pruning, nothing special. I have some disability or I would have done it myself. So she gave an honest days work and were very careful, cleaned up debris etc .so I thought I would call her for this latest project which was to "weed out" several of our flower beds and do some clean up. She gave us an estimate of $1300. to clean up or beds which I thought was to high for simple work. My wife disagrees with me here because she (my wife) felt it was a huge job, probably worth the quoted price because Encore was bringing out 4 men. We ended up doing the job ourselves, with the help of a couple of the neighborhood boys, at substantially less money but more sweat equity. [approximate cost: $1300.00]

Description of Work
Gave estimate on removing weeds and preparing flowerbeds

Category landscaping, lawn service

Service Provider Response

[member name removed], I was surprised to hear your comments about our expertise in pruning for the work we did last year. I would have welcomed your concerns at that time. The trees we were working on had been damaged during the storms we had and had not been pruned for a while. They were dogwoods and Kousa dogwood if I recall. There was no opportunity with those type of trees to do anything more than a basic pruning job to even them out and limb them up as you requested. I am thinking back to that day and remember that we didn't want to take too much off because we can take more, but can't put it back once it is cut off. We frequently asked if you and [member name removed] were comfortable with what we were taking off, and I wonder if that was mistaken for inexperience. We welcomed you and [member name removed] to watch and we described how and where we were cutting, being especially careful to have you be happy with our work.
1.0

10/02/2013


Elizabeth F.

Did not show for her appointment..

Description of Work
I called Diane on Sunday and she called back that evening. I was impressed that I received a call that evening. I made arrangements to meet her at 5:30 on Monday. She never showed up or called. I would not recommend this company.

Category landscaping, lawn service

Service Provider Response

At this point all I can do is apologize to this member for losing track of our appointment. I was so busy at that point in time, and I didn't write it down in my appointment book, because it was Sunday, and I didn't have my book with me at the time. I would always welcome an opportunity to apologize in person, and discuss any other projects she might have.
5.0

06/26/2013


Tom B.

Encore has been very professional and friendly. They gave us a realistic estimate and the work was fast and first-rate. The crew was very friendly and again, super-professional. We'll be glad to have them return for more work. The yard has not looked this good in a very, very long time. Recommended.

Description of Work
Property landscaping, cleanup mowing. Planning.

Category landscaping, lawn service, leaf removal

Service Provider Response

Hey (member name removed) , Thanks! See you again soon. Diane
4.0

01/16/2013


Tamika B.

Quoted me $750 for leaf removal!!!! Never used them. Overall they were professional and courteous but they claim they came by and looked at my yard in the dark....to give me the quote they gave me. Got someone else to do it for $400.00

Description of Work
Quoted me $750 for leaf removal!!!! Never used them. Overall they were professional and courteous but they claim they came by and looked at my yard in the dark....to give me the quote they gave me. Got someone else to do it for $400.00

Category landscaping, lawn service, leaf removal

Service Provider Response

At that time of year, it gets dark by 4:15. We went 45 minutes beyond our normal area of work, and with UConn traffic, we had another 15-20 minutes waiting in traffic. Since we are working at our clients homes all day in the daylight, we then have to do estimates after the day’s work is finished. Estimating after dark is not uncommon at that time of year, and certainly not something that should be viewed as a negative. Regarding the price, when we finally did get to her house, we didn’t need our flashlights to see the knee deep leaves in places. It was a wooded yard, littered with downed branches and many other obstructions. We had to be careful not to trip and fall just checking it out. We were happy for her that she got a lowball price, even after two of us spent 3 hours of our time checking it out.
5.0

11/30/2012


Donna S.

When a landscaping project started by someone else fell apart and became weeks behind schedule I came to Angie's List and found Encore Landscaping. Diane and Jeff and the crew are terrific to work with - show up when they say they will, do what they say they will and tell you up front (in writing) how much it will cost. They are very approachable, don't mind lots of questions and are very accommodating to make changes here and there as the work progresses. And if you have perennials or are thinking of having them, Diane is very knowledgable in this subject. I am looking forward to working with Encore Landscaping again.

Description of Work
Finished a landscaping project already in progress.

Category landscaping, mulch

Service Provider Response

Thank you Member. We're looking forward to tackling your hillside perennial gardens in the spring!! Diane
5.0

11/07/2012


JOHN D.

Always do a great job. Fast and reliable.

Description of Work
Regular landscaping for residence and investment houses.

Category landscaping, lawn service

Service Provider Response

Thanks for the vote of confidence. We appreciate your business. Diane & Rob
5.0

05/31/2012


Meredith T.

They are great. This is the third year we have had them. They are very good at what they do. We have a lot of gardens. a lot of mulch and a lot of spring clean up. I have not got a bill from them yet which surprises me. I suspect the bill will be between 2500 and 3000 dollars. I was very happy with what they did. They were here for a long time. I had three guys here for three days. So, I was very happy with the job they did.

Description of Work
Encore Deezines Landscaping did a basic spring clean up. They did the mulching, trimmed back the bushes, and trimmed back all of the perennials.

Category landscaping, leaf removal, mulch, tree service, hardscaping

5.0

02/15/2011


Alexandra B.

This company was easy to work with and offered many helpful suggestions along the way . Existing plants and items were reused whenever possible . They allowed me to accompany them to local nurseries to select plant materials and used all the resources available to them . Their workers were as dedicated and as hard working as they were, and the site was always left in good condition at the end of every day . I look forward to using their services again .

Description of Work
As a repeat customer, originally for yard maintenance, the work developed into a plan to redesign most of the property. A storm caused the removal of 9 trees, exposing the once shady yard into an area half filled with sun . After the trees were removed by another company, large areas of Baltic ivy, weeds, pachysandra, and old perennials were removed to allow new plantings . Instead of hauling away the trees, they were ground in a chipper and used to create a path in the backyard to allow access to the areas at the bottom of the hill . This saved both money and time as I did not have to purchase additional mulch for the path, and the product was onsite . They terraced the front yard to allow more definition in the design , and brought in copious amounts of new mulch to protect and enhance the newly landscaped area. A stone drainage area was created to divert the water from two downspouts, allowing it to flow where it would no longer flood the walking path, but would provide moisture for the newly developed shade garden . Shade plants were relocated to the remaining shady areas , and all new plants were composted and mulched . I was very pleased with their imaginative and practical solutions for my many gardening issues .

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch, hardscaping

4.0

11/08/2010


RANNEI W.

My husband has been having trouble with his back and asked me to find someone to help with the leaves as this year our town isn't doing a leaf harvest. I didn't find anyone on this list that said they did what we needed and I found an advertisement at my local grocery store. I called and they were very prompt to come out and give my husband and estimate. The estimate was for $200 plus a little extra for the gutters and he said to go ahead and do the work. They showed up at the time we expected them, I had to run out for a while but told Dianne that I was available on my cell phone if she needed me. When we returned they were still working on the leaves and then started on the gutters. Dianne told me they would have to come back the next day to get the leaves as the dump was now closed. That was fine as they had gathered up the leaves onto tarps and weighted them down so the leaves would stay put. Then she told me the amount due. When she told me it was $750 dollars I was in shock. I asked her what that covered and she said what they had done that day but wouldn't charge more for the next days work as they would have finished if the dump had been open. I wrote her the check and then went in to talk with my husband. I was still a bit in shock. We agreed to ask for a detailed list of what all the services had been plus what each task had cost when she came back the next day. The next day I asked Dianne if I could talk to her and did tell her the work had been done very well but I was concerned about the total as it was over 300% of the original estimate. She told me her husband was very bad at giving estimates and that he wouldn't be giving them anymore. I said several times that I was shocked by the huge difference and she never offered to refund any of the money but did say she would send me a detailed accounting of what all the fees were for. That conversation was on Saturday November 6, 2010 and as of today November 8, 2010 I still have not received the breakdown. (Today 11/14/2010 I did receive a partial refund) Her work is very professional and if anyone does hire her I would advise them to get a written estimate and then keep asking as the work progresses if she is still in budget. Our biggest mistake was trusting the estimate we were given and not getting an estimate in writing. I did tell Dianne that I was concerned that she had not called me or even when I was home did she mention the work was going so far over estimate. I told her I felt the difference could have been avoided if she would have told me as soon as she realized what was adding up, and I also asked what if I hadn't had the $750? She said she would have worked out a payment plan. At that point I knew there would be no way of getting a refund of any kind. As I said earlier in my edit I have received a partial refund and am now satisfied with the job that was done, Dianne said this has been a learning experience for her as well and that in the future she will give estimates that reflect the work she is asked to do and she will be sure to keep her clients advised of any changes in price if one should occur. At that point I felt I could refer her but she on the pricier side.

Description of Work
The leaves were to be removed from the front and back yard and the gutters were to be cleaned and a mesh covering was to be installed. The mesh we had already purchased.

Category lawn service

Service Provider Response

Leaf pick-up was a new service to us and we were not very experienced in estimating that work earlier this fall. The initial estimate given by my husband (I was not there) was extremely low, as we found out before we did the work, and I let the Member know that before we started. My husband was not present when we did the work so there was a break in communication then too. When we did the work, I was not sure what the final cost would be until we got closer to finishing. When the Member got back, we were still in the middle of doing the gutters, and I figured at that point we would just add it up when we got done. I was not anticipating it would be that high either, but we did spend a lot of time on the extra work as well as the leaves. I realize now, that I should have called, even if at that point I didn't know exactly what the final price would be. We are very particular with the quality of our work, and do not rush through a job to keep the price low, however we are now especially careful to keep our estimates in the reasonable and customary range for the work we do. Since this job, we always document our estimates, and keep the clients informed of exactly where we are with billing, so they can make informed decisions on what they ask us to do.

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    Check
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    Services Offered

    Landscape design and installation Hardscape walls and patios & Landscape lighting Garden design, installation and garden maintenance including deadheading perennials and weeding. Mowing, pruning, edging, mulch, & weeding.

    Services Not Offered

    Large tree cutting & removal.

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Encore Landscaping, LLC

    How is Encore Landscaping, LLC overall rated?

    Encore Landscaping, LLC is currently rated 4.6 overall out of 5.

    What days are Encore Landscaping, LLC open?

    Encore Landscaping, LLC is open:

    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    What payment options does Encore Landscaping, LLC provide

    Encore Landscaping, LLC accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does Encore Landscaping, LLC offer free estimates?

    Yes, Encore Landscaping, LLC offers free project estimates.

    Does Encore Landscaping, LLC offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Encore Landscaping, LLC offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Encore Landscaping, LLC offer a senior discount?

    Yes, Encore Landscaping, LLC offers a 5% senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Encore Landscaping, LLC?

    No, Encore Landscaping, LLC does not offer warranties.

    What services does Encore Landscaping, LLC offer?

    Encore Landscaping, LLC offers the following services: Landscape design and installation Hardscape walls and patios & Landscape lighting Garden design, installation and garden maintenance including deadheading perennials and weeding. Mowing, pruning, edging, mulch, & weeding.

    Are there any services Encore Landscaping, LLC does not offer?

    Large tree cutting & removal.