We paid over $50,000 to have our backyard drainage issue corrected with new sod and 2 dry laid flagstone patio areas. He basically reused the drawings we already had. The contract stated they would put sand under the patios which they did not do. Then they came back and lifted the stones and put sand under them instead of redoing it properly. The new pipes he replaced have not solved the drainage problem at all. Our yard is constantly soaked with fungus and gets flooded like a lake and are unable to use it. We have contacted Rick several times and he continues to deny that there is anything wrong and refuses to correct the issue.
Area Duluth, GA
Cost $30,000 - $99,999
Date April 2016
Posted: 6/22/2017 • Link to this review
Dear Ms. Akita,
It is disappointing to see your feedback considering the great progress and end result of your backyard transformation. It is also with regret considering the efforts that Outside landscape Group has put forth on the initial installation and the subsequent follow up with maintenance guidance, numerous site reviews and warranty service following our installation 2 years ago.
Outside Landscape Group makes every effort to set realistic expectations with our clients for the projects we are engaged with to design and install. Our firm has remained consistent through out our relationship in sharing our expectations of significant improvement with limitations with your lawn and its capability to drain and perculate considering the low laying Chattahoochee River side location.
Although we have personally walked the property several times following our completed work and have shared numerous follow up correspondences It is unfortunate that we are unable to meet your expectations with the drainage in the backyard.
President, Outside Landscape Group
I chose Rick due to the favorable reviews; however, I found it very difficult for him to complete the scope of work within the terms of our agreement - especially the pricing. I felt that I was significantly overcharged for the work that was completed, especially after speaking with other professional landscapers. The work was adequate but I would not recommend him to anyone else who values compliance with agreed upon pricing within scope of work.
Installed stone step patio and French drain with plantings and landscape boulders.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $10,000 - $14,999
Date June 2016
Posted: 11/28/2016 • Link to this review
I cannot say enough good things about Rick Kaldrovics' Outside Landscape Group . We loved the Plan Rick drew up initially, but Rick was very open to our ideas in the process. Suzy and Kerri over the phone and handling the finances couldn't have been more professional. Then, there was Freddy and his crew. I have never worked with such services people. I could not help but notice their attention to detail. Watching them - you would have thought they were working on their own yard. Long story short - we love our new backyard. We highly recommended Outside Landscape Group to see if you aren't as pleased as we are. Mike
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $10,000 - $14,999
Date March 2016
Posted: 4/12/2016 • Link to this review
Rick K and his team from Outside Landscape Group did a fantastic job on our backyard makeover! Many thanks - we're really really happy with the results!
Outside Landscape Group designed and implemented a backyard makeover for us, after a 150+yr old oak died and had to be removed. We went from a mostly shady backyard under the old oak to an almost full sun backyard. We had a drainage problem because the yard could not be graded properly when the house was first built in mid-80's due to the old oak. With old oak gone, re-grading became possible. Outside Landscape Group managed everything from soup to nuts and did a fantastic job!
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost $15,000 - $19,999
Date March 2016
Posted: 4/10/2016 • Link to this review
Very professional and great workmanship from this company. They're not cheap by all means but if you're looking quality workmanship and expertise done in a timely matter, this would be them. Ray designed a detailed plan of our backyard which included a patio installation and a full landscape of our backyard along with a clear broken down estimate. He kept us updated during the entire project. The crew arrived when they were suppose to, worked all day, each day and completed the project within the given time frame. The outcome was amazing and beyond our expectations.
Posted: 6/15/2015 • Link to this review
We hired Outside Landscape Group to install a stone patio with a fire pit and revamp our backyard landscaping. We could not be happier with our experience and the finished product. Adam Huber, our designer and project manger, gave us a backyard design that perfectly fit our needs, wishes and budget. The crew that completed the work was top notch. They were professional, respectful of our property, courteous, and they worked diligently to finish our project on time. Outside Landscape Group deserves more than 5 stars. I would recommend them to anybody. The professionalism, the quality of their work, the creativeness of their design . . . they are the best!
Posted: 11/15/2014 • Link to this review
We worked with Ray to design and then complete our backyard overhaul a piece at a time. There were a few design aspects that looked right on paper but a little too large for our taste when we saw them marked in the yard. When we spoke with Ray, he quickly made revisions and it turned out wonderfully. We were very impressed with the attention to detail not only in the work that was completed, but in how they cleaned up afterward. You honestly couldn't tell at the end of the day that any work had been done. There was no mess and it looked like the trees and flowers had been there always.
Posted: 10/21/2014 • Link to this review
We engaged Outside Landscape Group to renovate our backyard with artificial turf/putting green, a dry-laid fieldstone patio, custom firepit, improved drainage, and a variety of new plantings. The crew was timely, tidy and very professional, and all aspects of the job -- from the plan to installation -- were top-notch!
Posted: 9/30/2014 • Link to this review
We hired Rick for a complete design and installation project on about 1 acre. Overall it looks good, however they did not identify a leak in the new irrigation system that almost ruined one portion of our yard and also had some poor drainage designs. When I raised these issues on multiple occasions we got lots of explanations but no resolution. When it came down to it, they were willing to fix it - if I had more work done with them. I said - No Way!
Posted: 8/26/2014 • Link to this review
Outside Landscape Group has built its successful reputation on satisfying clients and understanding the value of a lasting relationship. We are highly sought after and referred because our staff diligently works to provide the very best service and craftsmanship possible. It is imperative to our success that we cater to our clients individual needs and personal requests when creating and building their projects.
It is with great disappointment to receive this review following, as agreed, a successful and substantial landscape renovation. Having satisfactorily completed the project over a year and half ago, it is unfortunate we have been unable to to provide an agreeable solution to several requests that are unwarranted and not with in reason. Following several proposed resolutions, we have found it necessary to end our relationship, as our clients demeanor and behavior have become uncomfortable and inappropriate. We wish our client and family continued enjoyment with their property enhancements and landscape.
Rick, Adam and the crew from OLG are great to work with from the initial consultation and design through a spectacular installation. Great ideas and creativity matched with impeccable craftsmen. The final product is exactly what we wanted plus it was on time and on budget. You will be very happy with OLG.
Posted: 4/14/2014 • Link to this review
Rick and his team are absolutely exceptional, far surpassing our expectations with their professionalism, knowledge, timeliness and communication. They kept us up-to-date with progress, they are fast, efficient, and very detailed. If there was a change in schedule, they called us ahead of time just to let us know. Don't waste time looking for other companies, these guys are the best and truly understand your vision for outdoor space and make it come to life. If you want it done right, use Outside Landscape Group- they are true masters of their trade. We are so thankful for their wonderful work and spend most of our time outside enjoying our new beautiful backyard!!!
Posted: 3/24/2014 • Link to this review
Awesome service and work quality! Outside Landscape Group landscaped our yard 5 years ago. It continues to look great and we regularly get a lot of compliments about our yard. We have recommended OLG to a number of our friends and neighbors, who have in turn used OLG with great results. On March 12, 2014, on the eve of our house being listed for sale, someone attempting to back down our driveway on a rainy day veered off the driveway and severely damaged a 40-foot portion of our grass. I called the owner, Rick, for help after 8:00 pm and left him a voice mail. Rick called me right back and had a crew at our house the next the morning and replaced the damaged fescue grass for minimal cost. This enabled us to list our house as scheduled and proceed with showings. Thank you for the great service and work quality when we were in a major bind! We will definitely use OLG at our new house and continue to recommend the company to our friends.
Posted: 3/15/2014 • Link to this review
From the start Outside Landscape Group was incredibly professional and clearly experienced. At the initial meeting, our contact was on time and carefully outlined how the company approaches and executes their projects. We discussed budgets and dreams. He returned with a very realistic plan for the property that gave us the biggest bang for our buck. A design and install company, once we agreed to the proposal, they went into high gear. All of the appropriate utilities were contacted, materials ordered and equipment/crews scheduled. Within a week or so, they went to work. The crew assigned to our project was excellent. They were extremely careful with our property (i.e. driveway, gates, etc.) and cheerfully tolerated our dogs - who needed to go out to meet them each day multiple times a day. They worked hard and cleaned up at the end of each day. The transformation of our yard is amazing!! It should be in a home & garden magazine. Before, we could barely venture into the yard, now we can't wait to get out there. They've created an park-like retreat for us to enjoy. We would recommend them to everyone.
Posted: 3/05/2014 • Link to this review
We worked with Rick and Outside Landscape to create a beautiful space. Rick worked with us directly and had reliable, professional crews that stayed with us for the entire project. He listened to what we wanted, provided great guidance and delivered a fabulous result. We were thrilled with the entire experience. One note, it was on the high end of quotes we got but we felt worth it.
Posted: 11/26/2013 • Link to this review
Rick came up with a very elegant and low maintenance design for our backyard. It gave the space a brand new look with functionality. Service was wonderful, too. Very easy to work with. Looking forward to having them do more work in the future.
Posted: 10/29/2013 • Link to this review
Outside Landscape Group implements Green Waste which separates organic material from the non-organic waste. This material is then recycled into our hardwood mulch which we use as a material on our projects. We also use asphalt millings in our storage yard which is recycled asphalt which is pervious and promotes rain water into the soil. We use recycled materials whenever possible and our office recycles and is green friendly. We also use green friendly practices when installing projects.