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W Podzka Landscape

Founded 2000 • With Angi since May 2003

4.6

(32) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

PO Box 784

Needham Heights, MA 02494

Description

W. Podzka Landscape Co. is a professional landscape contractor for Landscape Maintenance, Design, & Construction. Our specialties are complete landscape renovations & landscape construction for hardscapes such as patios, walkways and retaining walls. We enjoy working closely with our clients to

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

05/04/2020


shari D.

Podzka Landscape offers an awesome and professional service. My lawn always looks awesome after the guys are finished with their work. Wayne, the owner, is very receptive to my needs. He keeps in contact and has great ideas. I love the work they do at our home.

Description of Work
lawn care and landscape

Category lawn service

2.0

05/19/2017


John D.

Based on the excellent Angie's list reviews we asked Wayne to come to our home to provide his assessment and later an estimate on a significant landscape redesign project. He came at the agreed time, but only after I prompted him that we remained interested in his services. At his visit we thought he was personable, polite, and had good ideas for our project. We wanted him to provide an estimate so we could proceed, however after 3 weeks, during which he provided a reply to my email that he was busy we abandoned Wayne and began our search anew. Perhaps we are the exception, but this was a poor and unprofessional experience.

Description of Work
Landscape redesign.

Category landscaping

5.0

04/18/2017


Jeanne C.

I use them all the time, they are my landscaper. They do landscaping and snow removal. It took an hour complete the work. It was a spring clean up, so 4 people came. They are very responsive, very professional and they just do a nice job with the spring clean up. I have always used them.

Description of Work
They cut my lawn. They did a spring clean up.

Category landscaping, lawn service, snow removal

2.0

03/27/2017


Beverly H.

I contacted this company because of a referral from a friend. Wayne was prompt in replying to my email and we met almost immediately to go over what I would like done. I told him my budget for this phase is $5000. He said he would get back to me with an estimate within a week but then I never heard from him again. I emailed to follow up and Wayne was prompted in replying. He said he has been sick and will get back to me after the March snow storm. It has now been almost two weeks since and I still do not have an estimate. I will not follow up with him again as I cannot work with anyone who is incapable of following thru with a commitment. I realize Wayne probably did not want to take the project because the amount is too small. If that is the case, he should have declined immediately instead of wasting my time.

Description of Work
Repair broken stepping stone at front door, replace door to back yard, replace 3 sections of fence in side yard, For backyard, reduce lawn size, install sod, install a few stepping stones, expand sizes of existing flower beds and plant some new shrubs in the bigger flower beds.

Category landscaping, hardscaping

5.0

06/07/2015


Rick B.

I've worked with Wayne over the past several years (mostly spring clean-up landscaping work) and I've had a positive experience each time. For this spring, I was interested in replacing my front steps and walkway. He listened to the work I wanted done and then prepared a detailed quote and clearly outlined the scope of the work and the cost. He even took the time to meet us at a local distributor to pick out the materials. His team arrived on time and did a great job. Wayne came by after the job was complete for an inspection and make sure I was happy with the work. The walkway and stairs look great! I will definitely call upon Wayne in the future for any additional landscaping work.

Description of Work
(1) Installed new granite front steps; (2) installed new walkway (3) Installed new granite steps leading from the walkway to the driveway; (4) Removed two trees (5) repaired lawn where a gravel pit existing & planted new grass (6) spring clean-up (power raking, mulching, edging, & general clean-up)

Category lawn service, hardscaping

5.0

11/08/2014


Michele P.

During Wayne's visit to provide the quote, he was able to understand the request, and provide a very cost-effective solution for the work. Very Professional to deal with, and provided detailed clarifications for any questions I had. Job site was left in Better condition than I expected, and completed job was exactly as we had discussed. In summary: Excellent, Quality Work at Very Reasonable Price -- will continue to be Repeat Customer.

Description of Work
Installed cobblestone border on side property line, as well as 2 granite markers on rear property line

Category landscaping, hardscaping

5.0

08/05/2014


Bruce G.

Cost above what I expected Nice job done

Description of Work
removed tree and cleaned up yard

Category landscaping, lawn service

1.0

11/14/2013


RONALD F.

This was weird. I contacted him through Angie's List, and he responded right away and (via email) we set up an appointment for a few days after that. He came and I explained the work I was interested in. He said that he'd send me an estimate by the following Wednesday (he orally gave me a ballpark number of $3k-$4k, which sounded great, but it was clear that the next step was a more detailed estimate). Wednesday came ... then Thursday ... then Friday ... I never heard back from him. He had my real email, my Angie's List email, and my phone number, but I never heard from him again. He was very pleasant in person, but he totally dropped the ball on this project.

Description of Work
Made an estimate, then disappeared.

Category landscaping

5.0

10/30/2013


John R.

In anticipation of the upcoming sale of our family's 18th century colonial, regular basement flooding needed to be prevented by intercepting runoff between the house and the adjacent driveway, and at the basement of the adjacent barn. I am a drainage design engineer who had a concept for how to resolve the flooding and related problems, and Wayne's crew installed hundreds of feet of perforated subsurface drains, clean-outs and outlet pipes in 2 new systems, including tying in roof downspouts, and performed grading, surface restoration and many related improvements. He performed the work quickly, and addressed many items that were encountered including removal of a number of trees, massive boulders, fence section replacement, and reconstruction of a boulder wall. Wayne and his crew performed excellent work on the schedule they promised and for a reasonable cost. His crew worked hard and conscientously. Substantial extra work was performed, at very little additional cost in comparison to all the work performed. Wayne also provided extremely helpful suggestions for related house improvements. I plan to have Wayne perform final landscape plantings and related improvements immediately prior to listing the house this coming Spring, and plan to have him perform landscaping at the new home we are purchasing nearby. jhr, 10/30/13

Description of Work
Wayne and his crew installed subsurface drainage pipes, surface grading and grass restoration, crushed stone surfacing, cobblestone edging and entrance pavers, and plantings.

Category landscaping, lawn service, drain pipe, hardscaping

5.0

10/08/2013


Brian H.

The work was done very professionally. We had the front walk replaced by pavers, the front steps replaced with granite. We added a side walkway to the back of the house. Wayne was very good in presenting a plan which included a photo of the front of the house along with the plants and walkway to be done. That was exttrememly helpful in picturing what it would look like before committing to a design. His team was on time each day and worked very well and there were some very hot days this June and July. They were conscious of keeping the place clean at the end of each day and of the neighbors properties. He checked progress each day and called to let me know what was coming next and if he had any ideas of changes. He also included some nice flowering plants at no extra charge. He was very easy to deal with and always returned your calls promptly. I would defintely use him again for a future project and recommend him to otheres. One of my neighbors is using him to put in some ppanys for th4 efronmt of thier house. At his recomndation we put sod in the front yard and just reseeded the rest of the place. His recomendations for shrubs were very good. We also wne tot the place where he buys them and talked with them about his choices and they agreed with almost all of them.

Description of Work
We had our entire yard redone. That inlcuded taking out the existing plants, shrubs, walkways, and lawn

Category landscaping, hardscaping

2.0

10/02/2013


Adam S.

Things started out well with Wayne being responsive to my email inquiries about getting estimates to do regular landscape work (mowing, cleanups, seeding, applications, etc), and some masonry work, and Wayne arrived on time to do the estimate. The reason for my poor grades is that Wayne spent close to 30 minutes at our house going over all the items we wanted quoted, and he repeatedly said he would get an estimate to me that evening or the next day but I never received an estimate or any further communication from W Podzka after that meeting. If they did not want my business, they should not have wasted my time and promised to send an estimate. I was very disappointed that they just simply did not get back to me to even explain why they would not provide me with a quote.

Description of Work
Came to house to discuss estimate for regular landscaping services and possible masonry work, but they never provided me with any estimate or response.

Category landscaping

1.0

08/14/2013


Peter H.

I placed a call on 7/11/13, leaving a message on his voicemail to please return my call regarding a landscaping project. I never received a callback. I think this is significant in the context of the immediate (same or next day in most cases) callbacks I received from the other five landscape companies I called from Angie's List.

Description of Work
Nothing.

Category landscaping

5.0

07/30/2013


jialin Z.

Wayne did a nice job building the patrio . Also clean up a small flower bed area and put stone on it. The crew are friendly and act fast. will use other service in the future.

Description of Work
Wayne did a stone patio for me .

Category landscaping, hardscaping, patios

5.0

04/28/2013


Rick B.

Wayne & his crew arrived on time and completed the job in one day. The work completed exceeded all my expectations and my property looks great and ready for spring. I will definitely call on Wayne again for any future landscaping needs.

Description of Work
I contacted Wayne for my landscaping needs for the following items: - spring clean up (clean and rake lawn) - clean, edge, and add new mulch to existing beds - cut down two trees - add a cobblestone border and crushed rock to an existing area. - remove all debris (downed branches, leaves, etc.) from property.

Category landscaping

5.0

11/21/2012


John B.

Wayne brought the best ideas to the table and is a perfectionist in terms of quality of work and detail. He brought his years of experience and designed the layout in great detail but left plenty of room for flexibility as the work evolved. He has the right equipment and solved every landscaping challenge we ran into. His team is top notch and friendly. The final product looks great and more importantly, was done right. I highly recommend him.

Description of Work
After looking at a number of landscapers to do a fairly large job, I chose Wayne Podzka because of is expertise, breadth of services and quote. My job entailed a complete lot overhaul and consisted of stone walls, paver patio, built in grill and fireplace, yard leveling, fencing, new lawn and plantings.

Category landscaping, hardscaping

5.0

11/15/2012


Leo B.

area, and we will definitely call them again.

Description of Work
Wayne Podzka came to our home the day I left a message on his answering tape. We walked through our yard, and I explained what we needed his company to do - cut the lawn for a final time, and clear the leaves from our property. He gave a reasonable estimate, and a reasonable timetable for when he could complete the work. A couple of days later, as promised, he and a crew showed up - and they did a FANTASTIC job, exactly as we discussed. He and his crew were professional and hard working, and very easy to work with. I think they are the best landscaping/lawn maintenance company in the

Category landscaping, lawn service

5.0

04/12/2012


Cynthia T.

Wayne made several great suggestions during our initial meeting to which he arrived early and followed-up a second time to be sure he had his estimate correct. Per his suggestion he installed lanscape fabric over the earth and 6 inches of kids' safe play chips. When they were done with the play area, they laid and tamped down more fresh earth and grass seed over the part of the lawn they drove over. He told us ahead of time that he would take care of the area but they did more than we expected. The play area looks fantastic and will be perfectly safe. He even left us more earth to bring up the level outside the box after the swingset is installed and made several additional suggestions that we could do for the installation of the swingset. They worked really hard and were meticulous and thorough and reliable, well worth the money spent.

Description of Work
We had constructed a pressure treated boxed play area (Wayne also does this type of work), ourselves and found that to complete it with the fill needed and how best to have the earth levelled and what other components we would need advice and a landscaper to complete the project. We contacted Wayne because we had positive prior communication with him.

Category landscaping

5.0

04/03/2012


Gina S.

Wayne was the most responsive of any landscape company I contacted. He was always available by phone and quickly turned around an estimate. His workers were friendly and considerate and worked very hard for amost two whole days. The job was done promptly and to my satisfaction. Wayne personally came by numerous times to check on the progress and kept me updated on the work. My yard and mailbox look great.

Description of Work
I used W. Podzka for an extensive clean-up of my yard, which is about a half acre cleared and a half acre of woods. The landscaping had been neglected for a couple of years before I moved into the house, and there was a lot of overgrown brush around the border of the woods as well as many branches that had fallen in recent storms. They cleaned, mulched, edged, trimmed, and hauled away a lot of brush and debris as well as a few small trees. They also installed a new granite mailbox because mine had been vandalized and smashed.

Category landscaping, lawn service

5.0

02/02/2012


Veronica B.

They came right at the time they say they will be here, did the work fast and left everything clean and organize. They seeded the yard were the trees and stumps used to be. They will coming back in spring to re-seed and work in the rest of the landscaping for our front and back yards.

Description of Work
We needed 2 trees and 2 stumps removed from our yard. They did an excellent job removing the trees and leaving out yard in great condition. We use his services for landscaping and cleaning as well.

Category landscaping, lawn service, hardscaping

4.0

07/08/2011


Kathryn T.

We are in the process of deciding whether or not to go through with the work so we haven’t had them do anything yet. He actually came out on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. He followed up immediately with phone calls and asked questions so that he could give me an accurate quote and he noted a few potential problems that we might encounter. It was useful information but he wasn’t pushy at all about it. We did some email tag because his server wasn’t working but he thought I had received the quotes; that wasn’t his fault and I’m sure it is squared up now.

Description of Work
W Podzka Landscape gave us a quote for demolishing concrete steps and replacing them with granite steps. We may have them repair part of our patio as well.

Category hardscaping

5.0

10/19/2010


MICHELLE O.

We are very satisfied and would recommend him to anyone.

Description of Work
Wayne Podzka did great work on our patio and lawn renovation in 2008, and continues to service our yard weekly.

Category landscaping, lawn service, hardscaping

3.0

11/03/2009


Suvendu P.

They said they will come and give me the estimate but they didn't come out. They were personable when I spoke to them. I will grade them low on all categories.

Description of Work
I wanted to get an estimate from W Podzka Landscape for the yard work.

Category landscaping

1.0

05/31/2005


ELEANOR B.

HE HAD COME OUT TO LOOK OVER THE JOB AND GAVE ME AN ESTIMATE. HE WAS GOING TO COME OUT TO CLEAN MY YARD AFTER MANY PHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM. HE ASSURED ME THAT SOMEONE WOULD BE OUT TO CLEAN MY YARD AND NO ONE HAS EVER SHOWED UP. I HAVE GIVEN UP ON HIM.

Description of Work
PRIMARILY TO CLEAN UP THE YARD.

Category lawn service

3.0

06/14/2004


JOHN T.

IT IS A SHAME TO HAVE TO WRITE A BAD REPORT, BUT I THINK IT IS NECESSARY. WAYNE SEEMED INTERESTED IN WORKING HARD AND GIVING US EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED. WHILE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE MOSTLY TRUE, HE'S TURNED THE WHOLE ORDEAL INTO SOMETHING VERY UNPLEASANT. ONE OF THE THREE PROJECTS WAYNE DID FOR US WAS ESTIMATED TO COST $5000. AFTER HE FINISHED THE PROJECT, WAYNE PRESENTED AN INVOICE FOR ABOUT $19,000! THE WORST PART IS THAT WAYNE IS ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS APPROACH AND THAT WE OWE HIM EVERYTHING. WE HAD A PAYMENT SCHEDULE THAT HE HAD TYPED UP AND PROPOSED BEFORE WORK BEGAN, YET HE ASKED FOR MONEY NEARLY EVERY DAY AND IGNORED THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE. WE FEEL BAD BECAUSE HE HAS THE ABILITY TO BE A GREAT AND CONSCIENTIOUS LANDSCAPER, BUT HAS DECIDED TO CHARGE AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT OF EXTRAS (WITHOUT EVER TELLING US THEY WOULD BE SO HIGH). DAILY OVERSIGHT WAS NEEDED BECAUSE NEARLY EVERY DETAIL OF THE PROJECT WAS WRONG WITHOUT IT.

Description of Work
HIRED WAYNE TO DO THREE DIFFERENT JOBS: REMOVE OLD FORMAL GARDEN AND INSTALL NEW ONE, INSTALL RUBBLE WALL AND EXPAND FRONT PORCH, AND BUILD LARGE STONE CIRCULAR CAMPFIRE AREA.

Category hardscaping

3.0

06/14/2004


JOHN T.

IT IS A SHAME TO HAVE TO WRITE A BAD REPORT, BUT I THINK IT IS NECESSARY. WAYNE SEEMED INTERESTED IN WORKING HARD AND GIVING US EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED. WHILE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE MOSTLY TRUE, HE'S TURNED THE WHOLE ORDEAL INTO SOMETHING VERY UNPLEASANT. ONE OF THE THREE PROJECTS WAYNE DID FOR US WAS ESTIMATED TO COST $5000. AFTER HE FINISHED THE PROJECT, WAYNE PRESENTED AN INVOICE FOR ABOUT $19,000! THE WORST PART IS THAT WAYNE IS ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS APPROACH AND THAT WE OWE HIM EVERYTHING. WE HAD A PAYMENT SCHEDULE THAT HE HAD TYPED UP AND PROPOSED BEFORE WORK BEGAN, YET HE ASKED FOR MONEY NEARLY EVERY DAY AND IGNORED THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE. WE FEEL BAD BECAUSE HE HAS THE ABILITY TO BE A GREAT AND CONSCIENTIOUS LANDSCAPER, BUT HAS DECIDED TO CHARGE AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT OF EXTRAS (WITHOUT EVER TELLING US THEY WOULD BE SO HIGH). DAILY OVERSIGHT WAS NEEDED BECAUSE NEARLY EVERY DETAIL OF THE PROJECT WAS WRONG WITHOUT IT.

Description of Work
HIRED WAYNE TO DO THREE DIFFERENT JOBS: REMOVE OLD FORMAL GARDEN AND INSTALL NEW ONE, INSTALL RUBBLE WALL AND EXPAND FRONT PORCH, AND BUILD LARGE STONE CIRCULAR CAMPFIRE AREA.

Category landscaping

Service Provider Response

The installation of a large garden area was altered due to some unforeseen circumstances. I presented the alterations that were needed and explained to him that the excavation process was going to be on a time and materials basis; at that time he authorized me to "do what ever it takes to install the garden." I presented him with several invoices in which he waited until the job was complete, then refusing to pay the remaining balance. In fact upon showing him the third bill he actually stated "Wayne I don't want the whole job to go time and materials," and my reply was "the only part of three jobs that is time and materials is the garden area." Under agreement I finished the job, only to find out my own customer was scamming me! I gave him all the material for all three projects at wholesale cost. My desired resolution would be for him to pay the remainder of the monies owed. If this matter isn't resolved I am prepared to take it to a court of law.

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    No
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express
    Senior Discount
    No
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
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    Services Offered

    Landscape Design, Installation and Maintenance Including Walls, Walkways, Patios, Water Features, Fencing, Masonry. Snow Removal, Firewood

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about W Podzka Landscape

    How is W Podzka Landscape overall rated?

    W Podzka Landscape is currently rated 4.6 overall out of 5.

    What days are W Podzka Landscape open?

    W Podzka Landscape is open:

    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: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does W Podzka Landscape provide

    W Podzka Landscape accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

    Does W Podzka Landscape offer free estimates?

    Yes, W Podzka Landscape offers free project estimates.

    Does W Podzka Landscape offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, W Podzka Landscape does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does W Podzka Landscape offer a senior discount?

    No, W Podzka Landscape does not offer a senior discount.

    Does W Podzka Landscape offer emergency services?

    Yes, W Podzka Landscape offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by W Podzka Landscape?

    No, W Podzka Landscape does not offer warranties.

    What services does W Podzka Landscape offer?

    W Podzka Landscape offers the following services: Landscape Design, Installation and Maintenance Including Walls, Walkways, Patios, Water Features, Fencing, Masonry. Snow Removal, Firewood