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February 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm #598091
Can anyone recommend a reliable, reasonably-priced yard crew? We need help with spring garden clean-up and then maintenance on a regular basis. Weeding, pruning, edging, etc. We’ve tried a couple of individuals and companies in the past and have not had good luck with them returning calls. It looks like most of the recommendations here are a little old, so if there is someone you are using currently that you like, I would love to hear about them. Thanks!!February 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm #718584
Last year I hired someone from the Millionaire’s Club to come out and do major clearing work in my backyard which I had unfortunately allowed to get way out of hand. I was sent a man who spent about 8 hours working harder than I ever could have imagined and did an extraordinary amount of work – something that would have taken me days of effort to accomplish. It cost me $15/hour, a pair of gloves, lunch, and a ride downtown so he didn’t have to take as many buses to get home. If you find someone you like, you can request that same person to come back. If you’re okay with providing all tools, I highly recommend trying out the Millionaire’s Club. My one caveat – I used the online system and my request didn’t go through. It was a good thing I followed up with a call otherwise nobody would have showed.February 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm #718585
We’ve been using Eusbio Tovar for years. His crew is awesome, prices are reasonable. 206-762-1735February 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm #718586
Another contact is Elais (Eli) Frye, who’s dependable and a super guy. I don’t know his rates, but you can call him at: (312)505-9431.
Good to know about the Millionaire’s Club. I had a good experience with them as well.February 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm #718587
A good suggestion on the Millionaire’s Club – made me realize I should have been more specific – since I have a small child at home, I’m not really comfortable giving a day laborer a ride with her in the car. Good to keep in mind for other, smaller jobs, though. We also really need someone with their own tools as ours are more “light duty” and the job would probably go a lot easier with “professional duty” tools!
I’ll give the other two a call. Any other shout-outs?February 25, 2011 at 8:36 pm #718588
jwwsParticipantFebruary 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm #718589
starskectMemberMarch 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm #718590
I just wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations. We ended up hiring Eusebio Tovar for yard clean up and weeding and he did a great job – fast and reasonably priced. Our neighbor liked what he saw so much, he hired him on the spot! We also used Northwest Botanicals for pruning several trees and shrubs and they were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend both companies!March 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm #718591March 18, 2011 at 12:49 am #718592
kmweinerMemberMarch 18, 2011 at 9:44 am #718593
Slow gardeners?! Surely this cannot not be tolerated.
Speed+gardening=maximum efficiency and a beautiful landscape?
Gotta have the fast ones. Faster, speedier, this is what one looks for in a good gardener……:-?April 10, 2011 at 1:12 am #718594
Based on the recommendation here, I called Eli Frye, who worked very hard last Saturday and today, doing raking, edging, washing, and general spring cleanup of my yard. A very pleasant guy and a determined worker–I recommend him highly and would happily call him again.June 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm #718595
I have a G R E A T yard person, they just did my yard, it was a jungle but now it’s beautiful. I needed Heavy Weeding and Pruning, no mowing. Leave even brought in gravel for me !!
It’s 2 guys and they work really yard and do a wonderful job.
Tran’s Gardening 206-579-3895
He came over and gave me a flat quote. They thought it would take 3 days but it took 5 and they stuck to their quote. They were very eager to make sure I was happy and they guarantee their work. Love them !!!
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