Hello Dan and Glenn,
Teresa and I wanted to express our appreciation for the great work your team has done in our garden on Bird Key Drive. The original conception is now in full evidence -- what artistry! As one of your team said: it is your unique signature. We really like the design, and appreciate how you have captured our strong preference for privacy into an aesthetically pleasing mix of palms, plants and colorful shrubs. We / I also am grateful for the way you could make adjustments on the spur of the moment to improve the original design. As the project is almost complete, we wanted to take a moment and say "thank you".
We would also like to move forward with a full maintenance program for the lawn and garden. If you could e-mail us a copy so that we can review it, that would be helpful.
Dan McGovern & Teresa Peck-McGovern
Grants Gardens transformed our property from a large and uninteresting piece of land, into a BEAUTIFUL LUSH TROPICAL PARADISE!
From the moment we were introduced to Grant Beatt, his knowledge and passion for both beauty and the environment and his love of nature was obvious. His experience and education in Architectural Landscaping created the splendor we and our neighbors enjoy daily.
Grant's recommendations for cultivating areas where butterflies and bees could thrive while incorporating, whenever possible, trees and plants indigenous to Sarasota, Florida, helps to maintain the environments equilibrium.
Grant's landscaping crews are excellent and knowledgeable as well, and provide wonderful maintenance.
Collaborating with Grant's Gardens has been a most pleasurable endeavor over the past 8 years.
Just wanted you to know that the “crew” did an excellent job of cleaning up the canal-side garden … it’s never looked so good! This is the reason (among others!), that we changed over to Grants last year! You’re very responsive, which we appreciate! Please pass along our good words to your crew! Hopefully, we can get the front porch gardens looking as good!
Glenn, What a feat it was to get those HUGE trees planted, without disturbing a blade of grass anywhere else on the property. The removal of the Washingtonians was expertly accomplished as well.
To those who were not here to see the planting in action, I must tell you that a MASSIVE crane was brought onto the property, and had to be assembled itself. It was positioned in front of Building 1 Then flat bed trucks with the four giant Medjools pulled up in the center of the road outside our property. Each tree was brought in, attached to the crane, which then gently lifted this HUGE tree right over the roof of Building 1 and into the airspace over the pool.
Then with expert maneuvering on the part of the crane operators, and with Glenn and his team waiting at each successive hole, each tree was positioned over the hole by the crane, and very carefully lowered in. The tree was released from the crane, after it was
secured in the ground, and then each tree was staked with four long stakes to support it while it establishes its root system. It was quite a sight to see these giant trees appearing over the rooftop of Building 1, and swinging gracefully towards their specific positions.
The whole operation was flawless! Glenn you did an incredible job, and the trees themselves are just beautiful specimens.
Thank you and your team, for such expert and careful operations, and for managing to keep the surrounding parts of our property perfectly intact, in spite of the size and scope of the operation.
Glenn, Wow, what an amazing job yesterday! The precision needed to move these trees through the air was actually breathtaking! Everyone who saw this project was in complete amazement. And it was done without a flaw. Tremendous thank you to you and your staff. And thank you for taking pride and ownership in this by being here all day to make sure it was done without a flaw!
Thank you again Glenn!!!
Cheryl Ann Bolton, LCAM, MBA
Licensed Community Association Manager
en Provence Condominium Association, Inc.
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