Service First Landscapes, LLC offers our customers an exceptional landscape experience at an affordable price, with emphasis on outstanding customer service.
Our professional staff can create a custom design package, tailored to incorporate your ideas with our suggestions.
Our approach to design is simple; New plantings will create a garden that has a rhyme and reason, by using items that contrast in colors and textures and have outstanding characteristics.
For "landscape" construction items such as patios and walls, the blending of shapes and textures that work in unison, will result in functionality and beauty.
Service First Landscapes, LLC is an all inclusive landscape design and installation firm, offering a wide selection of all types of landscape amenities, with over 30 years of combined experience in the landscape industry.
We specialize in.. creating and installing custom residential landscape gardens that are uniquely and professionally done, with a flair for the exciting. Whether it's a smaller project you have in mind, or an intricate project requiring expert management for implementation, we're here to serve you.
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Jay and his crew helped renovate our front yard. We removed all of the dead and dated bushes and replanted a more modern look with a combination of plants and flowers. He also installed two stone retaining walls and put down a few pallets of new sod. He came to the house and walked thru all of our concerns and ideas. He offered his our opinions and for certain things a cheaper alternative. Once we agreed on the work he took the time to go over everything we were doing and did a final walk thru before the crew got there. David was the foreman on the crew and was great to work with. The work was finished in a week and then Jay went over post renovation care. His communication was great on both email and phone. Will definitely use again on our next project.
Area Roswell, GA
Cost $10,000 - $29,999
Date April 2016
Posted: 4/27/2016 • Link to this review
I'm writing a review from the perspective of long-term satisfaction with Service First's work. Many people can put in a retaining wall and other hardscaping but will that wall still be up years later? Will the area flood with heavy rains etc. etc.? Three years ago Jay & his crew did a major makeover of our back yard including grading, excavations, stone retaining wall, flagstone patio, stone pathway and other hardscaping. 3 years later it still looks & performs great! No shifting in the rock work even with the wide range of temperatures we've had in GA the last few years. No unusual pooling of water or drainage problems. We started with a good planning session with Jay and the project came out even better than we'd envisioned. We have used him for smaller projects since then and are getting ready to get him to do another one -- prep a hot tub area & expand the flagstone patio size. Jay is always on time, on schedule & on budget.
makeover of our back yard including grading, excavations, stone retaining wall, flagstone patio, stone pathway and other hardscaping, zoysia sod, planting trees
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost $10,000 - $29,999
Date July 2013
Posted: 4/26/2016 • Link to this review
I am a very happy customer! As soon as Jay found out my husband and I were planning on selling he told me to basically "keep it simple" and steered me away from expensive projects that I thought needed to be done. Our back and side yards were a total disaster from both too much shade and too much rain. He told me that the new buyers may want to do something totally different with the back yard and to just do something that would look nice and tasteful. I loved that he wasn't trying to sell us expensive services. It turned out gorgeous and we spent way less than we anticipated! His crew did a superb job and were polite and professional. I can't stop looking at our back and side yards and thinking how pretty it all looks now. If I need any landscaping done at our new home, he will be my first choice again. I highly recommend Service First Landscapes to anyone who asks me.
Area Duluth, GA
Cost $3,000 - $4,999
Date April 2016
Posted: 4/25/2016 • Link to this review
Service First Landscapes recently built a fire pit and patio in our backyard, as well as remedy an erosion problem with our drainage creek. Jay and his team were professional and hard working for the entire process, beginning with a very thorough estimate and ending with a final walk through of the project at completion. We were very pleased with the patio and fire pit; both were involved processes but turned out perfect! Service First helped us reclaim a part of our yard we couldn't use previously and made it a wonderful outdoor living space. We highly recommend them!
Posted: 4/01/2016 • Link to this review
We recently had Service First Landscapes take care of, drainage issues, leveling and plantings in our yard. We had some trouble getting started due to the weather, but We were always kept up to date on the schedule. The crew that worked on our yard was great and their pride in a job well done was obvious. The neighbors have all said how much they liked the end results and were very impressed with the crew that did the work. While we had to wait on Mother Nature to get started the end results were worth the wait.
Posted: 3/03/2016 • Link to this review
We had a plan drawn up for a large-scale backyard project by another landscaper, but we decided to get some other quotes. Jay was very detailed and professional and gave us several suggestions that improved the look of our backyard. He is very cost-conscious and looked for opportunities to keep our overall price down. The work crew was very dependable and did excellent stone work. We are delighted with the finished product and have been asked by several neighbors for the name of our landscaper. We would certainly use Service First Landscape again and give them our highest recommendation!
Posted: 12/24/2015 • Link to this review
Jay was excellent to work with. He took a design we had in mind and provided expert suggestions to make it better without up-selling us. He improved it in a cost-conscious way. He took time to really understand what we wanted and provided a very detailed quote. The crew and materials arrived when scheduled and they did a great job. Jay made sure the work was exactly as intended, which it was. It looks great! We've received many compliments from neighbors and we love the new look. In addition, Jay was able to fix a minor foundation leakage problem. With all the rain we'd had we discovered the problem just before work was scheduled, mentioned it to Jay, he checked it out and suggested a solution. It worked! Great expertise, service, and quality. We're very pleased and highly recommend Service First Landscapes.
Posted: 12/22/2015 • Link to this review
After 3 bids, this company was best in concept & price. Jay Barnes gave helpful advice and was very flexible to add & delete plants from the original plan as the installation began. This project involved removing all the plants in front of the house and adding plants to the back. He also was flexible in transplanting some of our old plants to new locations. There was a cleanup each day. His crew was polite, efficient, and competent. We encountered an unexpected complex problem with our irrigation system and the company's specialist found and fixed it at a very reasonable cost even though more hours had to be devoted than was anticipated. We couldn't have been happier with Service First Landscape.
Posted: 12/12/2015 • Link to this review
We have lived in our home for 19 years. Naturally, our old landscaping was aging - overgrown and some plants dying. We realized that extensive work needed to be done soon. Several neighbors had already updated their yards using Service First Landscapes. Their new landscaping looked awesome with high quality material and workmanship. Pus, landscape pricing was competitive. Given that, we contacted Jay, owner of Service First Landscapes, who was very responsive to our needs. With his vast knowledge and years of expertise, Jay developed a low maintenance landscape plan. Spending less time & effort on upkeep was very important to us. He then sent us a detailed overview with all the plants, labor, and pricing outlined by zones. Jay was very open to our feedback and readily made a few changes based on our preferences. When the work was scheduled, David and his team (Jay's landscapers) showed up on schedule and worked hard to remove the old shrubs and trees. They prepared the new plant beds & walked through the plan with Jay and us to assure that each new plant was located appropriately. The new landscaping was planted without a hitch. Even rain did not deter David & his crew from their work. When all the new landscaping was finished, we could not have been more pleased. Service First Landscapes did an outstanding job. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. Additionally, our neighbors are just as pleased as we are.
Posted: 12/08/2015 • Link to this review
Planning and executing the landscaping of your new home can be a daunting and stressful process. But Jay from Service First Landscaping made things much easier than we imagined -- and the results were spectacular. Thoroughly professional from start to finish, Jay was always respectful of our own vision for our yard while significantly improving on it with his vast knowledge and extensive experience. And when his original (and amazingly detailed) quote came in higher than we could afford, Jay not only happily went along with our own cost-cutting ideas, but also made several suggestions of his own to help us get the most from our limited dollars. The workers themselves were polite, friendly, and completed the job not only exactly as quoted and ahead of schedule, but even noticed a few things we had missed and knocked those out without additional charge. We're delighted with how our yard looks now and can't imagine using any other company for our future landscaping needs. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted: 10/16/2015 • Link to this review
Jay and team were very responsive. Each step of the way, Jay did as he said. He quote was accurate and very detailed which was very helpful to us to adjust to our budget. His team was also very responsive and worked hard Don
Posted: 9/21/2015 • Link to this review
Hired Service First to repair and beautify my side lawn and back yard. They were communicative, engaged from start to finish, honest and professional. And we're very pleased with the work. Highly recommend and will use again for future projects. Thanks!
Posted: 9/04/2015 • Link to this review
Hired this company to do a major landscaping job on our 1.7 acre property. Fixed driveway as well. Very high quality work done in a timely manner. Doesn't require any payments until the final walkthrough. Jay and his staff are class acts - responsive, helpful, flexible and friendly. Everyone on his staff focused on pleasing the customer. While the work was being done, we asked for several major changes which were made without argument. I wish all service companies were as easy to work with and performed the level of quality work as Jay's company.
Posted: 7/02/2015 • Link to this review
This is the second time I used Service First and I was totally satisfied. Jay designed a patio and fire pit area for me a couple of years ago and I knew he was the best candidate to lay new sod in my backyard. David and his crew (who work with Jay) are the best! I highly recommend Service First.
Posted: 6/18/2015 • Link to this review
Starting with the estimate, Jay confirmed our appointment, was on time, personable and listened to our ideas, unlike some other landscapers we had met with for quotes. Our yard has "poor access" for any type of equipment so we knew we might have some challenges. Jay was able to work through them, provide a quote shortly after meeting with us, and the best part is he provided alternatives in some areas of the yard for us to consider. These were even lesser expensive options, not an upsell. He also shared photos of similar projects so we knew what to expect. We wanted to transform an unusable slope of land into a patio where we could place some chairs and a fire pit, plus we needed new sod and irrigation installation. We knew our project wasn't going to be easy or cheap since it had to be dug out by hand due to the limited access. His crew was great, my neighbors who are home during the day, were impressed with their work ethic. It was also easy to get updates back and forth. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or use them again for future projects. Class act, all the way around. Book quickly to get on their busy calendar! Our project was done quickly and looks amazing. We love our new patio/fire pit area! See photos for before and after.
Posted: 6/10/2015 • Link to this review
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Service First Landscapes holds a $2 Million General Liability policy and is a member in good standing in the GAHBA (Greater Atlanta Home Builders Assoc.,) the GHBA (Georgia Home Builders Assoc.,) the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders,) and the Dawson & Lumpkin County Builders Association. Certified Home Depot Professional.
Service First Landscapes offers a wide variety of drought resistant and native plants as well as irrigation options that work with Mother Nature; just ask how we can make your yard "green" in more ways than one!