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Elements offered a reasonable price and did an outstanding job designing and installing the plantings around our new pool. Doug met with us well in advance and then again when the pool was near complete to make adjustments, offering multiple options, and never trying to oversell us. Furthermore, Doug was there every day his team was onsite to direct the activities for the day, and his team were all friendly and amazingly efficient. Elements professionalism, communication, and flexibility, make them perhaps the best contracted service we have ever used. The result of the work exceeded our expectations, and we would strongly recommend them for any landscape project.
Posted: 4/29/2015 • Link to this review
Doug was great to work with, from the initial interview to the final walk through a few months later. Working from home, I had the good fortune to see every step of the project. Starting with a modest budget, he provided a multi-stage design that allowed us to begin with some highlights, and add elements down the road. When he unrolled the plan, we fell in love with it immediately, and began scrambling to justify a budget to do it all in one shot. His crews are machines - hardworking, skilled, and seemingly tireless. They are also very polite, and tolerant of my constant photographing of their work. When we wanted a modification here and there, it was done without complaint, and done well. When we had a question, and we had many, Doug was so accommodating, you might get the mistaken impression that he didn't have a whole lot of other work to do. The least sexy part of the project, but extremely important, was taming the rivers that would quickly form on each side of the house and flood the backyard when it rains. We've had some hard rain since the installation, and I'm happy and relieved to say, problem solved. I really can't say enough about this company, so here's a few pics, including one before shot of the existing, ill conceived under deck patio.
Posted: 7/28/2014 • Link to this review
After ten years of living in our home, we were finally able to tackle the area under our deck. It was always dirty, moldy and useless. Elements Landscape Architecture came in and did an amazing job in making this area our favorite place to spend our time! We absolutely love our new stone patio, grill area, and spacious fire pit! We want to thank Doug and all his crew for the wonderful hardscape oasis they created for us under our deck. We were so pleased that we took Doug's recommendation- and had them extend the hardscape into the backyard to build a full circle fire pit - which we use more than we ever thought we would. We absolutely love it! Doug is a licensed Landscape Architect and it shows in the results of a well thought out design and structure. Our drainage problems are solved. He was considerate of our budget the whole way through and always ready to please when decisions or changes needed to be made. Also, Element's crew is hard working and responsible - and very pleasant to work with. And the project ended on time! We really couldn't have asked for more! Everyone who sees it, loves it! We have recommended Elements many times - and will continue to do so. We are looking forward to hiring Doug again in the spring to complete our softscape. Thanks again Doug & Crew! - Mike & Judy Landry
Posted: 12/04/2013 • Link to this review
We interviewed ~ 7 businesses and Elements by far was the best experience to start - attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. We had our backyard completely re-done with new patio, fire pit, new landscaping. Doug was a pleasure to work with, spent time to listen to our questions and concerns and provides his recommendations. Very knowledgeable. Everything was done as agreed and on schedule - we love our backyard, can't be happier. Highly recommend.
Posted: 11/20/2013 • Link to this review
Could not be more satisfied with Doug and his crew. From the design to frequent check-ins during process to the final product - it was a wonderful experience. Doug did the total re-do of the landscaping in the front, to lighting, two stone walls a paver sidewalk, expansion of our front steps, and boulder placements - our landscaping has totally changed the look of our house. We truly have one of the nicest fronts in our neighborhood. Could not be more pleased.
Posted: 6/06/2013 • Link to this review
Have worked with Elements Landscape and owner Doug for the past several months during planning and installation of our newly landscaped backyard. Every step along the way has been an absolute pleasure and the work is fantastic. Joel and crew are highly professional. Planted new trees, shrubs, sod and added parking areas off our driveway with pavers. Cannot say enough good things about the work that was done. Doug has checked back with us several times after the work was completed to make sure everything is growing in well and offering advice to keep it all healthy.
Posted: 5/27/2013 • Link to this review
We found Elements from a strong referral from our pool company and used them for a full-scale project and a few smaller additions the following year. We could not be more pleased. By far the best landscape company we have ever worked with - and probably just the best company. Doug developed a beautiful design and incorporated all of the elements that were important to us and kept us within our budget. Joel and the crew are highly professional and skilled at what they do. We were amazed at how neat and clean they left our property every day. Doug was on site every day and the communication was great. Have recommended them to everyone and will use them for every landscape project we have.
Posted: 4/03/2013 • Link to this review
I've had occasion to use many different landscape design/installation companies and I can say with no hesitation that Elements Landscape is the best, most professional and highest quality landscape contractor I've ever used. We were introduced to Elements by our pool contractor and from the moment we met Doug we knew we were in good hands. Doug provided an excellent initial landscape design that turned out to be the deciding factor in selecting which pool company we were going to use. We found Doug to be exceptionally easy to work with and his knowledge and expertise with plant selection along with his easy going nature made the planning and installation a breeze. Our project was large and complicated involving difficult access to our yard, tons and tons of fill, scheduling around our pool company, moving an existing wooden playhouse/shed onto stilts, raising existing stone walls and creating an amphitheater around our fireplace. Doug, Joel and the team went about their work in a highly professional, friendly and conscientious manner. We couldn't be more pleased with the finished product.
Posted: 12/10/2012 • Link to this review
David and his team just completed a landscape project for our house in Chastain, including installing a large number of trees and shrubs in our back and front yards. David knows his stuff, made great suggestions, gave us a super competitive price, closely managed the entire process, and was terrific to work with. His crew was friendly, efficient, and cleaned up behind themselves. The plants and trees they got for us are wonderfully healthy and large. We couldn't be more pleased.
Posted: 3/25/2012 • Link to this review
David and his crew did an amazing job transforming our ho-hum Dunwoody yard into an absolute showplace! His solution to our fescue burnout every summer was nothing short of brilliant. The employees were courteous, efficient and cleaned up every day before leaving. His pricing was fair and accurate. We LOVE our new yard, and will call on Elements again for our future landscaping needs!
Posted: 3/05/2012 • Link to this review
Our "new" home was built in 2007 but had never been occupied. The original landscaping was poorly designed and overgrown - not to mention having a severe drainage issue in our back yard Doug worked with us in designing a comprehensive, personalized plan. Joel and his crew were magnificent in their implementation of the plan even as we made changes during the job. The crew cleaned the yard and driveway every day. Doug and his team could not have been more pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Elements Landscaping.
Posted: 1/02/2012 • Link to this review
I hired Elements to redesign my backyard and pool area. I didnt think I could afford all of the things I wanted done, because the other quotes I got from other landscape companies were over my budget. But Doug was able to design a whole new area for us, install new plants and trees, and build an outdoor fireplace all within our budget! It looks fantastic back there now thanks to the guys at Elements. I highly recommend them!
Posted: 11/22/2011 • Link to this review
When we hired a pool company this summer to build an inground pool in our backyard, they recommended bringing in a landscape architect due to the complexity of our odd-shaped yard. They referred us to Doug and Elements Landscape. Doug immediately won our confidence with a stunning design that incorporated all of our wishes, as well as some of his own recommendations and ideas. His vision for a cohesive backyard incorporated the steep slope, odd shape, protruding deck, and relatively small space, creating a unified and pleasing result. His beautiful drawings and deep detail on recommended plantings won us over. The project is now complete, and it turned out even more beautiful than we could have hoped for. When you walk in our backyard, it's hard to believe the transformation, and our hat is off to Doug for having the ability to envision such a wonderful result. The whole Elements team was flawless throughout, doing all the "little things" right like being prompt, conscientious, complete, and tidy. Doug kept us well-informed throughout the process and answered our many questions. He's a true gem and I'd highly recommend him personally.
Posted: 11/18/2011 • Link to this review
We used Elements based upon a recommendation of a neighbor and we couldn't be more pleased. I asked Doug to come up with a design to "dog-proof" our backyards from a couple of frisky pups. The design he came up with was both beautiful and practical. As far as getting the job done, Doug's crew was there when they said they would be and they were courteous to our neighbors whose side yard we were using for access.
Posted: 10/13/2011 • Link to this review
Moving their professionalism and meticulous approach to their work aside, the main selling point for my wife and I in using Elements for our backyard renovation project was the design work. Doug's innovative, yet practical, design was far superior to any of their competitiors. Highly recommended!
Posted: 10/12/2011 • Link to this review