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.
>Design and Installation
>Trees and Shrubs
>Patios and Walkways
2013, 2014, 2015
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!
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!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Jay created a great design and David and his team did an expert job of installing the new steps and shrubs. Jay made sure there was a variation of colors and leaf texture to make the yard look great. It looks better than I ever imagined.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Jay’s great planning and execution, total transformation of my yard. David and his crew are hard workers, with attention to detail resulting in a beautiful landscape. The finished project is outstanding, makes me proud. I would definitely use Service First Landscapes again.
We got 3 quotes. Design wise they all had similar ideas. Service first was not only was the lowest price in general, but also saved us money by telling us we only needed SOME new sod, not the entire yard like the other two companies. The workers worked hard and were very respectful. Jay even had them come by to hand water the new plants the next day because I was out of town. We are fixing our yard piece by piece and will definitely use them for the other areas in the future.
Jay and his team did an amazing job removing our old ugly railway tie wall that was falling apart. They professionally removed it and disposed of it, and then replaced it and expanded a beautiful tiered wall that extended past and up the side of our house. They also installed a series of Tennessee field stone steps that came down parallel along the side of the wall leading to our back yard. All work was completed in exactly 3 days as promised, and the cleanup afterwards was exceptional. That is often an overlooked part of a job, but to me it was really important that they left my property as clean or cleaner that it was when they arrived. I have already had several of my neighbors stop by to compliment the work and how nice it looks. I will absolutely consider them again for a backyard patio project we have planned for next near.
Service First Landscapes has just finished turning our tired backyard into a beautiful outdoor living space.Jay and his team removed all of our old shrubs, leveled our backyard, installed new shrubs and a flagstone patio and fire pit. A new irrigation system was installed into the backyard as well. This was phase one of our planned project to re-landscape our yard. Phase two we plan to re-landscape the front yard with Jay's input and advice. We are very please with the results of Service First Landscape's work. Thank you Jay.
We are so pleased to have chosen Service First for our landscape project. Jay gave us vision from day one. He and his team delivered an outstanding product and turned a seemingly useless backyard into something great. We now have a beautiful stone patio and walls to enjoy, entertain and relax. That coupled with great plant knowledge and layout will have us going back to Service First for our next project. Thanks and great job Jay!