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We saw The Pruning Guru's yard sign in another lawn a year ago. Having always done my own pruning, I thought I might try someone who actually knew what he was doing. Everyone would like you to think they do but truth is, they'll sell you anything all you have to do is ask. Just ask for this bush or that and almost everyone will tell you how wonderful it will look. No one will tell you it will need full sun and will therefore not work there until I met Rick Smith of The Pruning Guru. He was honest with us and had no problem helping us understand some of the problems we had created for ourselves by simply not knowing. We decided to let Rick take over just to see if he could do what we knew needed to be done but this time, the right way. It's been a slow effort. His crews have always been here when they said they would and have worked tirelessly from start to finish doing exactly what they agreed to do. This spring we will see those efforts pay off and finally watch the yard POP the way we know it used to. They're wonderful to work with and are loaded with information and advice that no one else has or no one else will share. They are, "Simply the Best"!
Posted: 3/30/2016 • Link to this review
We have looked for a good company to prune and maintain our shrubs for many years and finally found The Pruning Guru earlier this year. Rick Smith, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and his team is just as professional and meticulous as my wife and I expect. They always take the time to understand what we are trying to accomplish. And when they finish, they insist we walk the yard with them so anything that isn't exactly right, they can fix before they leave. Last week, Steve, Robert and Debbie were here and not only were they knowledgeable with backgrounds in horticulture, but were very particular about doing the job exactly right, and to our satisfaction. To say that we are very pleased would be an understatement. My wife and I take great pride in our home and landscaping and work very hard on it ourselves. But there are certain tasks such as maintaining shrubs that we don't have the background, the knowledge or the expertise to do. Fortunately we found The Pruning Guru and I recommend Rick Smith and his team highly to anyone looking for a very professional and expert shrub maintenance organization. Larry Samuelson
Posted: 6/23/2015 • Link to this review
We had Rick and his team come out to work on some pretty hard to reach bushes and trees and I was blow away by how polite, professional and enthusiastic these folks were. I would most certainly recommend them to anyone, especially for people who want something more than just a "yard crew" coming in to cut back plants. These folks really seem to understand exactly what they are doing and how it will affect the plant going forward. Rick, you can use me as a reference any time. Chuck
Posted: 2/20/2014 • Link to this review
The Pruning Guru team is top notch in their field! Fluent in English makes the experience non-frustrating for us. We have used their services for pruning, fertilizing, & changing out annuals for several years and have always been 100% satisfied! Thank you! Michelle & Michael M.
Posted: 5/03/2013 • Link to this review
I initially called The Pruning Guru to have him come out to prune just a few fruit trees but after the initial free estimate, it was so obvious that I needed a lot more help than that. Rick not only did a great job of explaining what needed to be done immediately, but also pointed out areas that would cause problems in the future as our landscaping matured. His team did a fantastic job of pruning our trees, revitalizing our shrubs and left the yard cleaner than it was before they got there! I can't recommend The Pruning Guru enough.
Posted: 3/23/2010 • Link to this review
Rick did a great job & I felt that the cost was very fair. He bent over backward to ensure that we were happy. I recommend him highly & hope to establish regular service with him.
Posted: 11/17/2008 • Link to this review
Rick, the owner, is very experienced and previously worked for Post Properties for many years. He and his team of guys were professional, knowledgeable, and aimed to please. They make it a point to make sure you are totally satisfied with their work before requiring payment. HIGHLY recommend.
Posted: 2/23/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
We knew the solution would be a bit drastic as the previous owners of our home were elderly and they had not done anything with the landscaping. These folks came out to our house last spring to shape up our neglected shrubs. I am pleased to say that our shrubs, after their much needed haircuts, filled out nicely over the spring and summer and this spring they are going to be beautiful. I had to miss my gardenia blooming last year, but it is going to be stunning this year. These guys are great!
Posted: 2/27/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review