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CEL Cutting Edge Landscape

Founded 1991 • With Angi since June 2008


(50) Verified Reviews

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1675 Old 41 Hwy NW

Marietta, GA 30060


Cutting Edge Landscape Contractors (CEL) is an award winning landscape contractor specializing in fine residential design and installation since 1991. Our desire is to provide an uncompromising level of quality and service in all areas of our business. Our attention to detail and customer

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Scott C.

Tim and company exceeded my expectations. I had recently cut down a number of cypress trees in my backyard and once they were down there was only a muddy mess left. Tim are out and walked the space with me. I told him some thoughts about making a flowery space with a bird bath as the central piece. He suggested a butterfly garden leveraging natural boulders rather than timbers to level off the area. When his team finished the work, I could barely believe my eyes. What was once an unusable eyesore was now my favorite part of the property. His team was fast, polite and meticulous. Nothing looked hastily done or our of place. This is the 2nd time I had used CEL and I will certainly use them again for my next landscaping project!

Description of Work
Butterfly/Bird Garden

Category landscaping, lawn service, irrigation systems, mulch, pavers, gravel



Noel M.

From the design to the installation it was an incredibly smooth experience. It was a pleasure to work with Tim. He even went the extra step in hiring a pressure washer to come back to the house to clean the driveway and patio. This extra touch was the cherry on top. While you might find another company will slightly lower costs, I will continue to use Tim and the team at CEL for all future projects due to their professionalism, dependability, quality of work and responsiveness. You get what you pay for with CEL.

Description of Work
Tim and the CEL team totally transformed our backyard. We first had a designer (set up through Tim) create a full color rendering of the plan. We were able to revise the plan as needed to our liking. Our plan included a combination of trees, shrubs, ornamental grass, perennial mix, stone and mulch/pine straw.

Category landscaping, mulch



Emily B.

Tim came with ideas. He is not only a landscaper but a true architect. He but gave use multiple ideas and gave us many revised quotes and solutions on how to fix water run-off, ways to make our patio more useful and amazingly beautiful ideas on how to soften our retaining wall with plants. I could not have imagined that my backyard would be a beautiful place that not only solved our water run off problems but looks like a true designer was present with an overall vision. He was always courteous, on-time, flexible and patient as I reworked our budget and wanted to understand all our options. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again.

Description of Work
We had water run off problems, a patio that wasn’t level and a backyard that wasn’t ever landscaped as the house was a foreclosed new build. Tim ended up putting in a “dry creek bed” at the top of our yard, graded the slopes, put in drainage at the bottom of our retaining wall, graded our existing dry creek bed, tore out old concrete patio, graded patio area to drain away from house, laid pavers and planted flowers/shrubs/Azalea/Japanese maple and ferns.

Category landscaping, hardscaping



brian B.

I would highly recommend Tim Bland. Extremely honest, professional and follows up on any concerns.

Description of Work

Category excavators, hauling services, landscaping, lawn service, irrigation systems, mulch, tree service, drain pipe



Peggy P.

I recommend CEL and will give Tim an opportunity to bid on any future outdoor projects.

Description of Work
Tim and team are very professional and easy to work with. They show up on time and do a quality job. We had a French drain installed and bobcat work to change the direction of water flow on our property to correct a drainage issue. We also had three new zones added to our existing irrigation system. Tim and team also made enhancements to the existing system to make it more efficient which will save us money on our water bills going forward.

Category landscaping, irrigation systems, mulch, drain pipe



Brian L.

I really had a great experience with Cutting Edge Landscaping. Getting a reputable landscaping company to show up for an estimate, or even provide an estimate after their visit, was a challenge. However Tim with CEL showed up as scheduled, gave me a fair price, and began work immediately once I was ready. He was professional and responsive, and his entire team was great. He addressed subsequent questions and concerns as well. I now have a beautiful Zoysia lawn, landscaping and lighting around my pool, which finished my backyard project. Highly recommended!

Description of Work
Fine grading, landscaping, lighting and irrigation system repair following construction of a residential swimming pool.

Category landscaping, irrigation systems, outdoor lighting



Marianna R.

I went through a three bid process, and included CEL becasue they had landscaped my previous house. Professional from design, to design review, through implementation (2 days, very fast.) Cleaned up during and after work, did not have to mention it! We are happy with the results and are considering a second phase of works this year.

Description of Work
Relocation of existing 4 green giants, planting of 6 cedars, 5 leylands, 4 purple plums, 1 cryptomeria, and several camellias. Also created level bed and installed large trampoline.

Category landscaping



Michael P.

We converted a hot tub into a fire feature around my pool. Tim was unbelievable to work with and I highly recommend this company. I work in the construction industry and am thoroughly impressed with the finished product. Thanks again Tim!!G

Description of Work
Gas Fire Feature

Category landscaping, pool cleaners



Korrin S.

These guys are awesome. From the beginning of the project, they really made an effort to communicate with us about everything that was taking place. They were professional and exceeded our expectations in every way. The retaining walls that they built look great and the landscaping compliments our yard and pool very well. They performed the work on time and did not surprise us with any hidden costs. My wife and I had a very difficult experience with the pool builder and were very anxious about hiring a landscaper. We are beyond pleased that we chose Cutting Edge Landscape. Just an update on the project that is likely to be helpful for others that decide to use CELandscape. As mentioned before, we had a great experience with Tim and his crew. They did a fantastic job and transformed our back yard. Unfortunately, following the installation we had several bushes die that were on our property prior to the landscaping renovation. We let Tim know that we had lost several plants as we did not want further plants to die. While he said that he would come out to inspect and provide recommendations, he neglected to ever visit our property. Subsequently our sod that was installed has now appeared to have died as well. Once again, we contacted Tim for help. Unfortunately, he has not been responsive to this either. We consulted arbor-nomics and they think that we likely have a fungus and have a 50/50 shot of recovery next spring with treatment. This was relayed to Tim who dismissed it. Anyway, moral of the story is that Tim and his crew did a great job and communicated well during the project. Once the project was complete and the invoice was settled, however, they seemed to lack concern for the longevity of the landscaping or for maintaining a positive relationship to ensure future business.

Description of Work
CEL built three large retaining walls and created a beautiful landscape around our pool. Landscaping included sod, plants, trees, bushes, mulch, pine straw, boulders and ornamental grasses.

Category landscaping, masonry, mulch, pool cleaners, pavers, gravel, tree service, hardscaping, swimming pools



Donna G.

Tim and his team are very professional and did an exceptional job re-landscaping our entire back yard. The job consisted of cleaning up the property, weeding, removal of small trees and plants, grading, site prep for sod, installing mulch and pine straw, transalpine plants and bushes to new locations and adding new trees and boulders. We are thrilled with our new backyard. The design is great and meets our needs. My husband and I both agree that Tim was very easy to work with, he did what he said he would do, the price was fair, and his guys that came out to work for two days were hardworking and left our property very clean & tidy. We highly recommend Tim & CEL. I am certain we will work Tim again in the future.

Description of Work
Re-landscaped our back yard

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch, pavers, gravel, tree service, hardscaping



Joan W.

I can honestly say that all of the work done was beyond our expectations. Tim even matched the colors in the new patio extension perfectly to our old patio. This was something others said they would TRY to do but thought it would be very hard. He also moved two VERY large rocks around on top of the hill to make a cave effect for the waterfall to be coming out of. This was something others said either they couldn't do or they might try to do. He said he could do it and he did. The waterfall was more than we could ever imagine. Family and neighbors were very impressed. When the stone walls were put in they adjusted them to exactly what we wanted. Also, the patio is just amazing and matches perfectly. In addition to ending up with all the things we wanted the experience of working with Tim and his crew was very pleasant. They were all very thoughtful and tried to please us with everything they did. Their work ethic was impressive. I am a pretty hard person to please but I must say this was the best experience with a project I have ever had.

Description of Work
Built a three fall waterfall. Added an addition to an existing patio. Installed boulder walls to backyard hill area. Installed a sidewalk to an existing shed. Installed drainage to new patio area. Upgrade lighting to led.

Category drain pipe, hardscaping, outdoor lighting, outdoor kitchens



rob A.

I was given a fair cost estimate and should have had this landscaper do the job. Instead, I choose to go with the lowest bidder which turned out to be a big mistake.

Description of Work
.Received estimate for sod/installation.

Category landscaping



Bob W.

AWESOME!!!! From the first call, visit, quote and project Tim was fantastic! Returned calls, answered emails, basically over communicated every aspect of the job. Tim was on site the entire time with his crew. The clean up was great as well. Everything about CEL exceeded my expectations! I will use Tim again and again for many more projects! As the President of my HOA, I will spread the word to other homeowners and definitely recommend. From my experience, you can't go wrong with Tim and CEL!!! Thanks again for everything!

Description of Work
Total Clean up and pruning of property. Spread over 15 yards of mulch. Removed and replaced shrubs. Relocated shrubs. Designed and developed an outstanding pathway in backyard for riding mower and lawn equipment to go up and down to second tier of property.

Category landscaping, lawn service, mulch, tree service



Brian M.

update 1/6/16--I did not want to have to update this review but it would not be fair if I did not. We had a couple of outstanding warranty items to be addressed as well as some additional drainage work we wanted CEL to complete in 2015 and Tim said they would not be able to assist due to their current volume of work. While I understood him not being able to take on a new project, I was disappointed they could not fulfill the warranty work agreed upon. These guys did good work but Tim also did not live up to his word regarding a drain pipe correction/ improvement we had agreed upon. My suggestion, if you are considering using them is to make sure you get everything in writing...from the warranty coverage down to a detailed scope of the work. Landscaping appears to be a tough biz so these companies do have to make tough decisions but, unfortunately, it can leave some customers out in the cold....and it has left us with a very very soggy back yard. original review below: From our first meeting in Nov'13 until completion of the project in June'14, Tim and his team did an incredible job planning and executing the project. Tim was very attuned to our timeline and needs and was very responsive along every step of the process. He was great at managing our expectations and was great at communicating pricing. Tim was very patient with us as we made our choices on plants and elements of the project. When it came time to execute the actual job, his team was very efficient and was able to finish in less than a week. We could not be happier with the quality of the work. The sod rooted quickly and thrived during the summer and our shrubs and trees have all taken nicely too. We have a beautiful back yard for the kids to play and roll around on and we have wonderful curb appeal in front. Like many landscape projects, we did have a few plants/ shrubs that did not take but Tim replaced these promptly. The one and only hiccup of our project was navigating the city's permitting process which caused a short delay but this was in no way a poor reflection on the quality of service and work CEL performs. I would use them again in a heartbeat.

Description of Work
created landscape design plan custom to our needs, buried gutter downspouts and catch basin for driveway water runoff, re-graded back yard, planted trees, shrubs and zeon zoysia sod, created seasonal beds, installed stepping stone path and raised garden using timbers.

Category landscaping, pavers, gravel, tree service



Mary O.

It is such a pleasure to be able to write a review and have absolutely no reservations about the quality of the work performed by a company. We can thank Cutting Edge Landscape Contractors, Inc for this opportunity. We contacted CEL for two projects. One involved replacing a hundred foot retaining wall that separates our yard from a steep incline into the neighboring wooded area. The other was for stonework to be done around the existing front steps of our home. Both projects involved challenges. The owner, Tim Bland, spent a great deal of time listening to our expectations and explaining exactly what would need to be done. He was on site for much of the work. When he wasn't there, the crew was supervised by Paul Kraft who also had a full understanding of the projects. Both Tim and Paul consistently worked with us to keep us informed and be sure we were pleased with the work. Mr. Bland even volunteered before leaving that we should not hesitate to call if we should have any concerns or adjustments we wanted after living with the work for a period of time. If we have any projects in the future that involve their services, a call to them will be the first one we make.

Description of Work
Replaced a retaining wall and added decorative stonework to front porch of house

Category decks, landscaping, masonry, pavers, gravel, hardscaping



Rita G.

Paving and landscaping done promptly and well, but fence and stonework was very slow. Failed to finish punch list or come back as promised after doing the big work. Permitting in the City of Atlanta is a challenge so that part of the work was painful for all of us. Had to get someone else to do added work requested.

Description of Work
Landscaping, new fence, new stone, new driveway, new retaining wall. Beautiful stone work and driveway.

Category landscaping



Patricia W.

I would highly recommend CEL. Owner Tim Bland is very professional and his team did an outstanding job. In about only a month including the rain days, my yard was completely transformed. Tim was available during the entire project to answer any questions that occurred and made sure that I was total satisfied with the outcome.. My family and I will enjoy the new landscaping performed by CEL.

Description of Work
Cutting Edge Landscaping performed a total outside makeover. In the Backyard, CEL performed.. - Refurbishing the existing deck with new deck boards, handrails and 2 sets of steps. - Grading and seeding. - New patio paver area behind house - New patio paver at pergola area - New pergola - New segmental block wall (In the back corner) In the Front yard, CEL performed.. - Grading and seeding - Paver sidewalk with 4 steps - Segmental block wall with custom steps to paver sidewalk - Demo all existing RR tie walls - New concrete driveway extension - New concrete driveway section at street to fix drainage problem. - New drain lines for all downspouts

Category concrete repair, decks, landscaping, lawn service, hardscaping, outdoor kitchens



Jeremy M.

At first things went well, but over time we learned that they had hit a sprinkler line, which was leaking. They continued to work with me for about 8 month through some difficult weather to correct the problem and fix it. They showed alot of responsibility and integrity, and I give them kudos for that.

Description of Work
They ripped out the backyard and laid new sod.

Category hardscaping



Monique D.

I received a good estimate and was given and approximate start time. Unfortunately I postponed work on the yard but would definitely recommend them.

Description of Work
I received an estimate from this company for some landscaping

Category landscaping



Rhonda F.

I contracted with CEL to remove my existing concrete and add pavers, pergola and a fire pit. Tim was extremely responsive to me. The work was done in record time. I did not have any problems that were not resolved immediately. Tim gave me advice on the design, the paver colors and enhancements.

Description of Work
Extend a patio and add a pergola and fire pit.

Category landscaping, patios, outdoor kitchens



Daphne B.

Everything went great! We had to have Tim come back to adjust the sprinklers so that all the new plantings were getting enough water and he had it taken care of within a week. Overall, we have been very pleased with everything that Tim has done for us!

Description of Work
Tim Bland (Cutting Edge Landscape) installed a block retaining wall, pavers around pool equipment, and LED landscape lighting around our backyard. He also did some large and small plantings in the backyard. We used CEL last summer to complete the final grading, re-do the sprinkler, and re-sod the backyard after a pool was installed. This summer Tim came back to do phase 2 of the plan.

Category landscaping



Rob S.

I was informed by this company that my project was not big enough for them. Of course, this determination was made without anyone coming to my house. Maybe adding "we only like big jobs" on their Angies's List page would be in order. Just an idea...

Description of Work
absolutely nothing.

Category landscaping

Service Provider Response

Hi [member name removed] thank you for your review.Unfortunately CEL cannot be everything to everybody.We excel in and provide high quality design build landscape services and customer service.I try to be as thorough as possible when speaking to a potential client to find out what they are looking for and if we are a good fit for each other .CEL works very closely with their clients providing the highest quality landscape services while building lasting relationships .Many times angies list members have contacted me about a potential job and it was not a good fit for CEL. However I offered all the help I could over the phone and have guided several members through do it your self instructions so that they could save themselves some money and install it themselves.I do not charge for my time and experience when I provide an estimate to clients so I have to use some form of screening so that I can be as productive as possible and concentrate on the type of market that CEL has created through quality and customer service.


Donald D.

Great job! I would recomend CRSI to any homeowner who needs a good dependable contractor

Description of Work
carpentry repair and painting

Category contractors, landscaping, woodworking

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the great review.Unfortunately this is not my company and I am sure that CRSI would love to have their review on their page. thank you Tim Bland CEL 770 420 0558


Daphne B.

Tim was great throughout the process. He was responsive to all our concerns and quick to have someone at the house to do the work. We plan to add more landscape lighting and probably also do more landscaping this year. We will definitely be calling Tim to help us again.

Description of Work
We decided to put in a swimming pool last summer. We had the pool built by another contractor that only did a rough grade around the pool. Cutting Edge (Tim Bland, owner) did the final grading of the entire backyard and a portion of the front & side yard. He installed sod in the front/side yard and fescue seed in the back. The timing was perfect and it all came in beautifully. He also added 3 new irrigation zones, did some irrigation repairs, and installed new drainage lines in the back yard. CE raised the height of our existing stone pillars at the gates to the backyard to meet the taller fence requirements. He built a small paver landing at one exit area of the pool as well as installing 3 large flagstone steps. He added some additional flagstone to our existing patio to make it more aesthetically pleasing. He removed a concrete edging on a paver patio and replaced it with plastic edging so that the grass would grow all the way up to the pavers. CE also installed landscape lighting in the patio retaining walls and stairs

Category landscaping, irrigation systems



Cathy W.

Our yard underwent a complete and total transformation from a dull "builders" landscape with a backyard halfway covered in pine mulch from a former forest area to the beautiful and enjoyable yard we have today. CEL took the time to listen to our ideas and plan a yard that meets or exceeds all of our expectations. The owner, Tim Bland, was very responsive with questions and concerns throughout the entire project from initial quote to small fixes. He was very informative and knowledgable on types of plants to use which was very helpful since we had recently moved from the north. Our project was fairly big and included front, sides and back. In the front we removed 2 young, but messy, trees and reshaped the landscape to give the house more curb appeal. Most of the builders landscape was removed or transplanted to make way for a colorful and low maintenance new landscape. The backyard was our main concern when we started our project. Half of the yard was covered with pine mulch and weeds from a forested area that the previous owners had removed. That area was graded to make a better play area for our children and sod was added along with landscaping along our entire back fence. Our project also included adding 2 zones of irrigation for our new back landscape and sod. Features of our landscape include colorful low maintenance plants, large boulders, a fence to conceal or trash bins and beautiful stone pavers to extend our current patio area. Many of our neighbors have complimented us our our new yard and are considering using CEL themselves. We couldn't be happier with our yard and won't hesitate to call Tim Bland at CEL if we want to add to our improvements in the future.

Description of Work
Renovated landscaping for entire property including grading and 5000 sq feet of sod for the back yard.

Category landscaping

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    Landscape design & installation, outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits, gazebos, outdoor structures, garage, driveways, grading & hauling, general landscape planting, hardscape, irrigation, house & landscape lighting, water features, pools, stone, wood & segmental block retaining walls, general stone masonry, piping & drainage solutions, patios, walkways, retaining walls, stone, concrete, pavers, we build Anything Outdoors.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about CEL Cutting Edge Landscape

    How is CEL Cutting Edge Landscape overall rated?

    CEL Cutting Edge Landscape is currently rated 4.8 overall out of 5.

    What days are CEL Cutting Edge Landscape open?

    CEL Cutting Edge Landscape is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does CEL Cutting Edge Landscape provide

    CEL Cutting Edge Landscape accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal

    Does CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offer free estimates?

    Ask CEL Cutting Edge Landscape for details on free project estimates.

    Does CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, CEL Cutting Edge Landscape does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offer a senior discount?

    No, CEL Cutting Edge Landscape does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by CEL Cutting Edge Landscape?

    Yes, CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offers warranties.

    What services does CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offer?

    CEL Cutting Edge Landscape offers the following services: Landscape design & installation, outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits, gazebos, outdoor structures, garage, driveways, grading & hauling, general landscape planting, hardscape, irrigation, house & landscape lighting, water features, pools, stone, wood & segmental block retaining walls, general stone masonry, piping & drainage solutions, patios, walkways, retaining walls, stone, concrete, pavers, we build Anything Outdoors.

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