Landscaping-13.jpg#1. Substandard construction practices = Failed projects

Many landscape firms cut corners to lower their price. They get the job. Then 3 years later, your project starts to fall apart. We have dozens of photos and stories of projects that we have had to repair or redo properly because a landscape firm did substandard work or didn’t know proper construction techniques.

The oldest saying in the book is “You get what you pay for.” When it comes to outdoor projects, that statement could not be more true. There are NO shortcuts to a quality project that will last for years. It’s SO tempting to save a couple of bucks when picking your landscape/hardscape contractor. But there’s ALWAYS a reason the other guy’s price is lower. As they say, you either pay now, or later.  We have NEVER had a project fail for any reason. And we’ve been doing this for over 15 years.

#2. Lack of preplanning = Awkward and unusable outdoor spaces

True story... A local landscape company built a patio for someone and when it was finished, the table and chairs that were purchased for the patio DID NOT FIT. The company never measured the table. Unfortunately, we hear stories like this all too often. We are known for our up-front planning processes. You will know the budget and that the design works for YOU. We make sure you are getting exactly what you need and desire for your outdoor space. We listen to you, review designs and make adjustments BEFORE any dirt is moved. There will be no surprises when the last patio paver is laid.


#3. Not having high hiring standards or ongoing training = Not being able to trust the people working in your back yard

Since the business was started, we have held to the highest standards for our crews. As the owner, I have one ultimate filter... Would I trust my crew to be working in my home around my children? That filter has resulted in years of comments from our clients as to the quality of our workforce and our work. We drug test, train, and train some more. No loud music. No swearing. Great communication and quality work that lasts. Does that cost a little more? Sure. But what is that worth in today’s poor customer service/shoddy work environment?


At the end of the day, you are putting your hard-earned money on the line, trusting that you will get a back yard living environment that you can enjoy for years. Don’t waste your money. Whether it’s a basic patio project with a limited budget or an over-the-top outdoor masterpiece, we take our commitment to your project and your trust VERY seriously. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your next outdoor living project!

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Jarod Hynson, President

Written by Jarod Hynson, President

Jarod started Earth, Turf, & Wood in the spring of 2000. Getting his start with a lawn care company in his teens, his experience spans 25 years’ in the green industry. His underlying passion is to create well-thought-out outdoor living environments that help create memories for families and friends. Jarod was raised in Central New Jersey, pursued Human Resource Management at Messiah College, and resides in Mohnton, PA. He enjoys spending time with his wife Kristy and their two young daughters and son. He currently serves on the local advisory board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In his spare time he enjoys just being outdoors, whether vacationing in the Adirondacks, or playing with his kids.