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Dean and Kristi Couture, along with their dedicated team of specialists have been creating wonderful outdoor environments for over 30 years. As winners of local, state and national awards, ABC Landscaping Inc. takes great pride in going above and beyond their client’s expectations.

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ABC Landscaping completely landscaped our yard (1/3 acre) including water feature and drip system.

We recently remodeled our home and it was time to do the landscaping. We interviewed 3 landscape companies and chose ABC Landscaping because their design was the most original and met all of our esthetic requirements. The owner said it would take 2 1/2 weeks to complete. When the start day arrived so did 5 workers and the owner. These guys were told what to do and they immediately went to work. No standing on a shovel talking to each other… they worked 10 hours a day. When we had a question every worker was very pleasant to talk to. They made sure we were happy with everything including the placement of several 2000 pound boulders! At the end of each day they cleaned up the yard as if nothing was going on!

The owner of the company is very personable and professional. He stopped by several times every day to check on the progress, give direction, do some work if needed, and to make sure we were happy or if we had questions. We were very impressed that all of the heavy equipment used on the job was ABC owned equipment… huge dump trucks and fork lifts, rototiller, etc. It took their largest fork lift to place the beautiful basalt column rock in our water feature.

Then came plant day!  Over 425 plants were delivered! Most were 1, 2 and 5 gallon size up to several specimen trees. The plants were hand-picked, are top quality and healthy. Working with ABC’s very knowledgeable design person, the plants were placed per the original drawing. The irrigation person put a drip to every plant and to all the pots!

After 9 1/2 days our beautiful GARDEN was complete. Our neighbors refer to our yard as a paradise. We see many cars slow up as the owners observe our yard.

~ G.S.

Type of work done: Landscaping; Hardscaping & Pavers; Lawn & Yard Work; Lawn Irrigation; Water Feature

Work completed date: July 03, 2014

We hired ABC  Landscaping for two different projects:

  1. a new stone window well and front paver walkway.
  2. a tear down and rebuild of our dilapidated koi pond.

Both projects turned out beautifully. We were 100% satisfied with the work performed and would definitely use them again and recommend them to friends. The only small negative on both projects was that we had to pay more money than estimated due to extra expenses/extra materials needed that came up during the project.  We were aware that this might happen so it wasn’t a surprise, we were just grateful that the extras didn’t amount to too much more or it could have been a problem for us financially.

~W.O. (review posted on Angies List)

Type of work done: Concrete – Stamped & Decorative; Excavating; Landscaping – Hardscaping & Pavers; Stone & Gravel

Work Completed Date: July 24, 2014

Very well done. Drainage system has not been tested due to dry fall and winter so far.  I feel free to contact the owner, Dean Couture anytime if I need to make adjustments in the future, if needed.  The crew was very professional and courteous.  Equipment was perfect for this difficult job. Dean Couture is very creative and has great taste in making everything look attractive and natural.  He runs a tight ship and works with the customer almost daily.

~ J. B.

Type of work done: Decks & Porches; Landscaping; Hardscaping & Pavers; Patios

Work completed date: Oct 20, 2014

Dean Couture’s great vision and his team’s skills created a ‘new world’ from the devastation caused by the Black Forest Fire. The no-longer-existing patio is now a beautiful large patio and party area, a covered and renewed B-B-Q and cooking area, with an inviting walkway from our guest parking area to the patio and our front door. Plants, trees, and lighting add an immediate beauty that will only increase in the years ahead.

Thanks for all your help!

~ R.D.

ABC Landscaping was great from the start – they are very prompt about getting back to us, always keep their appointments and were very straightforward.

When it came to doing actual work – ABC Landscaping team was fast, professional and delivered great quality of workmanship. Dean has large crew of experienced and competent employees, so everything gets done right in the first place.

Dean selected high quality materials for every aspect of our project and didn’t skimp on things. The landscaping turned out great! We get a lot of compliments about our yard, it is unique, has natural feeling about it and we love it!

Overall our experience is that Dean Couture is a man of his word, he takes pride in delivering high quality work, his work is creative and artistic and we definitely recommend his business.

~ D.H. (review posted on Angies List)

Type of work done: Concrete – Stamped & Decorative; Landscaping; Patio

Work completed date: Sept 1, 2012

Dean and staffs, thank you so much for this beautiful landscape and all your hard work!

~ The Nickolas family

With the current ongoing water restrictions my wife and I decided it was time to downsize our grass areas and redo our landscaping. I called several landscaping companies to try and get some ideas and estimates. Out of all the companies I called Dean Couture from ABC Landscaping was the only one who did what he said he was going to do. When I tried to set up appointments to have different companies come out and give some estimates, they didn’t call back, missed their appointments or just didn’t show up. For the ones that did come out they did not submit their plans and estimates by the time they said they would. Dean came out on the day and time he said he would, he gave us some great ideas and followed up with his estimate exactly when he said he would. Dean was up front about being more expensive than other companies, but I believe you get what you pay for and it couldn’t be truer in this instance.

Once my wife and I agreed to use ABC Landscaping Dean kept in constant touch letting us know how things were progressing and when he was going to be able to start working on our project. All of the crews that Dean used were extremely professional and courteous. If I or my wife had a question they would stop and take the time to answer them and made sure we understood what they were doing. They all cleaned up the job site at the end of every day and let us know when they would be back and what their goals were for the day.

We live on a corner lot and as the job progressed we had countless neighbors stopping by to see what was being done and how the project was progressing. All of them commented on the number of workers that were involved with each step and the quality of work that was being done. Once the job was completed our neighbors were amazed at the transformation of our yard.

My wife and I love our backyard. Before we didn’t spend much time in it because the white concrete slab made it feel stark and harsh. Now we have a beautiful relaxing area that we are always using. We are having a grand backyard reopening party on Labor Day and we can’t wait to show off our new backyard.

I would highly recommend Dean and ABC Landscaping to anyone who is looking to have their landscaping redone. Believe me you will not be sorry to chose Dean.

~ D.G.

Replaced retaining walls, installed 2 new patios with pavers, created a rock/paver pathway from upper level to lower. Created new path to main entrance with pavers. Laid new pavers over existing concrete front entrance. Warped entrance columns with decorative rock. Planted 5 fat Albert spruce trees, installed sprinkler system, laid sod grass, spread grass seed and created erosion control. Dean and all employees were creative, prompt, professional and careful with all aspects of the job.

~ P.M. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: Oct 13, 2016

The work was completed on time (amazingly fast) and is absolutely phenomenal. We get nothing but compliments on the job. They are a very professional team and Would definitely would hire again.

~ J.S. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: Oct 29, 2016

Job was estimated, and contracted for within days… work was performed right on time with helpful suggestions to improve my original concept, completed professionally and within the time estimated, and the results were outstanding. Have had problems in the past with other landscapers, but Dean Couture and ABC were a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend them!

~ R.B. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: Oct 01, 2016

This summer we decided to update our 12 year- old pond and existing terraced planter beds that had railroad tie retaining walls. While interviewing several recommended landscapers, we met Dean Couture, the owner of ABC Landscaping and his son, Michael. After telling him our concerns, Dean immediately had suggestions. We were very impressed with his enthusiasm and vision of how to enhance the area and still work within our budget. We contacted four of his references and were very impressed by all of the positive comments. After visiting one of his completed projects, (which was totally amazing), we had complete confidence that we had chosen the right company for our project. They actually started the project 6 days earlier than planned. The entire crew was very knowledgeable, professional and hard working. At the end of each day, the yard was neat, organized and all equipment stowed. Our project was completed within the predetermined time frame and budget. It totally exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with the job they have done for us. It gives us great pleasure every day and the indirect lighting at night is outstanding. We know it was a smart decision to hire ABC Landscaping.

~ P.K. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: Aug 04, 2016

We hired ABC Landscaping to develop our back yard into a paradise and Dean and his crew exceeded all expectations! The water feature, outdoor kitchen (gas grill and pizza oven), fire pit along with all the associated patios and landscaping are absolutely gorgeous – a true dream come true.

We began discussing the project with Dean three years ago after he completed the revamp of our front yard. They did such a great job on the front that we knew that Dean was the man to tackle the huge job of the back yard. He cast a grand vision and then went on to outdo even his own concept! We couldn’t be more pleased with the result.

Dean and his crew showed up when they said they would even though they had to use a leaf blower to blow away the snow from a big spring storm the morning they started. During the whole process the entire crew was absolutely professional and always there to describe what they were doing and answer questions. Work progressed rapidly and completed within the time promised, no small feat on a job this size. If you are like us, most of the time getting people to fully complete a job is a real chore. Dean finishes what he starts!

The result is a beautiful backyard that is truly a delight to entertain in. The quality is to the highest standard. We look forward to many years of enjoyment.

Finally, Dean has been faithful to follow-up on and correct the very small items we have found since starting to use our new paradise.

We do not hesitate to recommend ABC Landscaping and look forward to using them in future work on our property.

~ S.B. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: May 01, 2016

This project happened in two phases: phase one was the retaining wall. I had this built as a surprise for my husband so the work took place while he was away on a business trip. The crew showed up at the exact moment he was leaving for the airport and since Dean was in on the surprise, he kept the crew “looking” busy at plans on the hood of his truck and also kept pointing to the neighbor’s property to give the impression the crew was there for work somewhere other than at our house. Once my husband was out of site, he brought his equipment and crew down our driveway and got the job completed in record time! My husband was home by 3 the next day and was extremely impressed! The wall includes “living” steps and is approximately 60′ long by 3′ high. Within several months, I had Dean and his crew back to install landscape fabric over the freshly leveled area downhill from but still touching the rock wall. They regraded just a touch, laid fabric then hauled in rock. The whole area looks fresh and clean! The crew was amazingly professional, the job was done quickly and neatly. Dean was wonderful to work with and I’d highly recommend this company to anyone!

~ S.H. (review posted on Angies List)

Work completed date: Oct 28, 2015

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