Below are some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about Green Scapes’ product and service offerings
Please feel free to contact us @ (315) 469.0007 if you would like to be in contact with any of our clients or visit any of our built landscapes throughout CNY.
(If you’d like to comment on YOUR successful Green Scapes project or retail experience, please send or email us a note – thanks!)
Dear Dan – Thank you so much for the wonderful work you & your team did in creating/bringing to life our outdoor space. With the continued warm weather we have been able to enjoy some gatherings by the fire! We look forward to working with you on “Phase 2”.
Please extend our thanks to Andrew, Isaac, Jenn & their teams for their hard work & professionalism.
Rich & Brooke M. – Camillus NY
Good Morning Dan and Andrew,
“Thanks for all you did to ensure a good outcome on our project. We appreciate that this didn’t happen by accident. Besides all the skills and energy it took we appreciated the helpful attitude of everyone involved. We’re pleased with the result and glad we had Greenscapes handle our job.”
Regards, Bob and Sharon Z. – Manlius
“Dear Dan – Your keen sense of design has so greatly improved our home – It was such a pleasure working with you, & your constant care of the project really won us over. I’ve sent Dino coupons to the rest of the crew …you warned me how good these guys would be, and they are….& the check to Todd. Our thanks seems insufficient for all you did! But know how grateful we are for your work & talent…WE could not have asked for a more energetic and responsive crew and company—and designer!”
with all our best: Johanna & Charles K. – Syracuse, NY
“We’ve had a successful experience working with Green Scapes as a supplier of Bio-Retention Soil for our Manlius, NY project in June 2016”
MacDonough Excavating – New Hartford, NY
“To Dan & crew: Thank you very much for the job you did. The scaping looks great. I feel like I can fall in love with my home all over again without losing my history with it. Very appreciative of your vision and efforts.”
Gary S. – Syracuse, NY
“Dan: Just want to let you know everything looks fantastic!! The patio is great and the steps add so much to the finished look. It all looks original to the house. Thanks for all your help and going the extra mile to give us what we hoped for. Thanks again!”
Ellen and Brant F. – Fabius, NY
“Dan: It looks so much better than it did. Thank you so much! I wish we had known about you and Green Scapes years ago!”
Carolyn D. – Chittenango, NY
“We wanted to thank you for the friendly and professional service you employed in contracting to rebuild a portion of our stone wall. We are very pleased with the outcome. Please extend our thanks to you crew, they did a great job. I also want to thank you again for your help in addressing the problem. It’s nice to have a company and the people that stand behind their work.”
Donna and Harry K. – Dewitt, NY
“…we are so grateful to you Dan every time we look out the window or take a walk around the yard. Our walk and steps look fantastic and we have received many compliments, but we always tell people that there is more to this than meets the eye. You were the only contractor that actually got back to us, each and every time we contacted you. You gave us a price and that was the price, with no hidden fees or unanticipated “add-ons”. You gave us a date and that was when you began, and you were absolutely accurate on when you would finish. In short, you were always honest with us and showed complete integrity as well as pride in the process and a job well done. As a result, you earned our trust and respect, and we can unequivocally recommend you and your company to anyone that asks (and we have!). We can’t wait to plant flowers in the spring. Please feel free to stop by and take a look!…I don’t know who your boss is (if you have one!), but please pass this on to him/her. I want them to know how pleased we are with your work and the way that you do business…”
Sharon H. – Manlius, NY
“Dan, Andrew, Pat & Isaac: Thank you very much for the wonderful job transforming our backyard. We look forward to spending much time enjoying the space you created. With much appreciation”
Mark & Kathy C. – Jamesville, NY
“Hello! We want to compliment Dan, Lacey, Andrew, Patrick, Bill, Issac and Lance on the wonderful work they did on our patio and planting beds! These are hard working people, approachable and very pleasant to have at our home! Dan is an idea man, this impressed us; none of the other companies gave us different options or ideas when bidding on our job. The work they did made our outdoor environment so much more inviting and improved the curb appeal of the front of our home. It just looks beautiful and we want to say thanks to all! God bless!”
Karen & Rick S. – Canastota, NY
“Green Scapes just completed landscaping our property and exceeded our expectations! Professional staff with outstanding work ethic, very friendly. We’ve had several passers-by stop and comment on our lovely front yard/gardens. Highly recommend this company.”
Linda R. – Syracuse, NY
“Hey Dan, LOVE my new yard!!! What a great job the guys did… Very very well done… The only problem is now I would like to get a new front door , new lights, etc… Thanks so much Dan it was a pleasure doing business with you guys. Thanks to Andrew & Pat as well…”
Carol W. – Fayetteville, NY
“Hi Dan: We absolutely love our patio!!! Everything exceeded our expectations. Your design captured our vision perfectly. We feel like we are at a retreat every time we walk outside. It was such a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you!!! We hope that you are able to stop over to see it. We added in flowers and garden decorations. On Saturday we had about 40 people over for a party. Everyone loved the design and wanted to know who did the work…..It looks and sounds like what you would expect at a resort. We are still in awe and can’t believe this is our yard!”
Jenn & Dan M. – Syracuse, NY
“My wife and I approached Green Scapes to help us resolve a significant drainage problem that existed in our front lawn. Dan Reeder met with us to discuss solutions/options and we were immediately impressed. Our project immediately began to grow to include a beautiful outdoor sitting area including a gas fire pit in our back yard. Dan’s vision and design was spot on with what we were looking for. The project came out perfect and the craftsmanship displayed is incredible. Dan and his team made the entire experience easy and came in right on schedule. I would highly recommend Green Scapes and Dan to anyone who has a landscaping project!”
Jim & Mackenzie M. – Lafayette, NY
“I approached Green Scapes in hopes of getting a new front patio. Dan Reeder created a design that was way beyond my expectations. The result was fantastic. I could not be happier. One thing I liked was how they just went to work and finished the project efficiently on schedule and it came out beautiful. I found the experience to be very pleasant and they made it so easy. I would very highly recommend Green Scapes and I will definitely use them in the future for all my landscaping projects.”
Lisa I. – Oswego, NY
“We wanted to let you know that we now have the most beautiful road front on our property. The work that was done by your landscaping team was incredible. Beth Fry designed a beautiful transformation of our front yard and the group of workers that made it all become “real” were very hard working. Please convey our thanks to them for all that they did. It is truly amazing that all of this work was accomplished in just a few short days.
Many thanks to you for making this happen for us. The back yard is wonderful and we are loving it – the front yard is over the moon. Please know that you have some terrific people working for you. Such a great job!”
Bob & Ginny F. – Manlius, NY
“Spending the past 11 plus years on an airplane I have always come home on a Friday night and headed immediately to my garden for a few minutes of detoxing. 30 years of collecting trees and native species plants has made it a special place on a very small footprint in a westside neighborhood.
One thing always bothered me about the garden and the yard and that was the North East corner which had dense shade and little visual diversity. I knew I wanted a wall…and maybe a small water feature…that’s all actually I thought would be possible…and then I met Dan Reeder.
Dan, his team and Green Scapes have created an amazing space that brings that corner of the garden alive in a way I could have never imagined. Dan’s first design was so rich and full of detail that I thought it could not possibly be built. Three weeks after the first stones arrived, it looked like a riverbed in Montana that had been around for centuries.
The Green Scapes team were respectful, creative and built something stunning that I never thought would be possible. Thank you all for this amazing design.”
Rick F. – Fairmount, NY
(also see this house & garden featured in the June 2015 edition of This Old House magazine)
“We were very pleased on many levels with working with Dan, Todd and Andrew of Green Scapes. We had a large project with many moving pieces and unique features and Green Scapes handled them perfectly and professionally – they had everything covered.
Our design development and product research times were lengthy as we wanted to get things just right! Dan Reeder was patient working with us and respectful of our design input in keeping with the house while offering creative design and materials options. Green Scapes helped us through our local approval process and once work started on the ground, Andrew was hard-working and organized, while coordinating with us and other contractors (electricians etc.) throughout the project. Andrew and his team were on time every day, 100% reliable, really worked hard to meet timelines as presented to us before the project commenced, they were excellent craftsman as well as engineers on this difficult project. Todd checked in regularly to make sure all was going smoothly.
We had put this project off a bit due to its scope and all the decisions involved so once we decided to go ahead we had high expectations and Green Scapes delivered. They were on time and on budget. We would highly recommend Green Scapes for any project large or small.”
Elizabeth & Evan D. – Skaneateles, NY
“The prior landscaper was a disaster and Todd Schanbacher, the owner worked with us to correct [previous landscaper’s] work, design and build landscaping around the entire house and pool including pavers, front porch, stone patio, stone wall, fire pit and built in grill. They next landscaped with stones, mulch, plants and trees. They installed lighting all around the house and stonework. We were so pleased to have real professionals who explained every step of the process and have it all in writing. We had a huge burden removed and we felt so much better. Todd was always available to answer our questions. He demonstrated the honesty and integrity that we needed and guided us with expertise that was amazing to us.
The Greenscape’s staff walked us through the entire project with comprehensive blueprints. We spent several hours with Todd choosing designs, stone types and plants. The blueprints were revised several times to our complete satisfaction. Beth Fry met with us twice to choose plants, bushes and trees. She was excellent! There was no pressure to purchase anything we did not want and we felt they truly had our interests at heart.
Andrew Zimmerman managed the stone installation including removal of old pavers, porch and back deck. Andrew had two other young men working with him and they worked every minute they were here. We never saw them sitting around. They were polite and always professional. We were very pleased with the work they did. Every night they would clean up and we appreciated that. Every day we could really see the progress and when it all came together we were amazed! It was even better then we had envisioned. It exceeded our expectations. Every day neighbors would walk by and they were very impressed with the work too. We are so excited to show it off and we have been doing that. We are so proud of our beautiful home now. We feel like we are in a different home and absolutely love it.
We recommend Greenscapes without hesitation to anyone who wants to upgrade their property. We are thrilled and can’t wait to entertain this summer and many more to come. ”
Phil O. – Manlius, NY (as published on Angie’s List)
2013 – “Good Morning Dan……it’s beautiful! Your crew did a super job. My daughter came by yesterday afternoon and told them “my Mom will be very happy”. I wish I had the opportunity to tell them in person.
I’m so glad you reworked the planter and it makes a big difference – especially the eye appeal. Thank you for the St Lawrence rocks placement. The “keep out the woodchuck” work looks like it will certainly do the job as does the repair on the wall. They told my daughter you would be back in the spring with seeding. Yes, I am very happy – can’t you tell! The work in the front is getting rave reviews. Thank you for all that you have done and have a wonderful Thanksgiving”
2014 – “Hello Dan…….I can’t say enough about your work, suggestions, design and the great team you bring to the table! I was indeed fortunate to find Greenscapes. The “boys” worked very hard, cleaned every thing up and I couldn’t ask for a better crew. Have a wonderful summer.”
Pat V. – Syracuse, NY
“Thanks so much for such a wonderful job! Great work, nice nice guys who did the work, we couldn’t be more pleased. We look forward to working with you again soon!”
Kelly L. – N. Syracuse, NY
“Hi Beth: Your crew left a little while ago. I can’t tell you enough how pleased I am with every aspect of their work. The crew worked non-stop and did an expert and thorough job. They did everything the “right” way – no short cuts. They are a very courteous and talented team. Nick not only kept everyone busy and on task but he applied his artistic abilities to produce a beautiful walkway. Everyone did their best. The big, strong athletic man took time to place a boulder just right so that it looks great. He takes pride in his work.
I love all the plantings and know they will look even better with time. Thanks for listening to me when planning the design. I will gladly recommend your Green Scapes team to all of my friends ”
Elaine M. – Camillus, NY
“Everyone loves our new wall. Most importantly, I love our gorgeous wall and beautiful new plantings!
Thanks to Todd, Andrew, Pat, Stacy, John, Nick, John and Zach for making it happen. Champagne [delivered] is for you all to symbolically toast your installation of the spectacular structure, as my family, friends and I did for real. Will let you know the Wall’s winning name – such fun – Thank You!
Fran S. – Fulton, NY
“Just wanted to thank you and your team for the work on the yard…everyone was so professional and did a great job…we will recommend you to all…we would love to convince the builder across the street to have you landscape the house across from us… You will hear from us again – thanks”
Betty & Fred O. – Syracuse, NY
“I have used Green Scapes for multiple outdoor projects from 7’ waterfalls to fire pits to landscaping and have always found them up to any challenge I give them…I have never been less than 100% satisfied with their work…Easy to work with…Left the worksite spotless clean at the end of the job…looking forward to the next project…100% satisfied…”
Joe B. – Lafayette, NY
“We were delighted with our Green Scapes project. We were the talk of the neighborhood for weeks afterward and had many, many complimentary comments from our neighbors.
We were faced with a location headache – our house is at the bottom of a hill and the traffic ends and turns right in front of our house. This wasn’t a problem before the neighborhood grew to its present size, but we needed a way to reduce the impact of the traffic, and not block out our neighbors, whom we really like!
Dan met with us and came up with a great design that allows us to still be a part of the neighborhood but reduces the impact of the street on our front yard and home. We love the plantings. We love the sense of privacy we get, and it left me plenty of room to plant bulbs and perennials for color. The work was done quickly and professionally. The whole house got a make-over! It looks great! Thank you to the whole Green Scapes team.”
Marcie M.– Jamesville, NY
“We hired Green Scapes to design, plant & landscape around our new home. Dan Reeder’s landscape designs were exceptionally creative and beautiful; Green Scape’s workers implemented the completed plan in an expedient and professional manner. The finished product is perfection – from the choice of rocks gracing the walkways to the perennial shrubs and flowers which bloom from May to September.
We are very pleased.”
John T. – Brewerton, NY
It’s important to work with qualified, experienced landscape design professionals who understand how to listen to clients’ needs & get things built correctly. Our landscape design team has over 100 years of combined experience creating unique, beautiful & functional outdoor living spaces. Working closely with our foremen (along with our clients), Green Scapes’ designers provide critical communication & supervision in the field throughout the construction progress. Please also check out the ‘ABOUT US’ page for more information.
Our 3 designers/supervisors all have extensive field & construction experience, along with landscape-related college degrees (Cobleskill & ESF) – one being a Senior NYS Certified Nursery/Landscape Professional & one a registered Landscape Architect. Our Operations Manager also has a BLA from ESF, along with his own extensive field & construction experience. During a typical season we have 1 hardscape crew, 1 landscape crew & 1 pondscape/landscape crew, with the ability to join forces when necessary on larger projects.
Yes! We provide soil, mulch, treated salt, hardscape supplies, stone, lighting, pond supplies & more to a wide variety of customers, ranging from Honeywell International & Syracuse University to landscape contractors to individual D.I.Y. homeowners.
Stop by for helpful advice on landscape materials & installation techniques, or take a stroll through our ever-growing display areas & supply yard for additional ideas.
For calculating bulk quantities of material, you will need to measure the width, length & depth of the area you are working on to get your total cubic feet (CF). Our mulch and soil is sold by the cubic yard (CY), which is 3’x3’x3′ or 27 cubic feet. Take your calculated CF & divide by 27 to arrive at cubic yards.
All our bulk gravels & decorative stone are sold by the ton – a CY of stone is heavier than a CY of mulch. Calculate the same CY of stone you need, and then multiply by 1.3 to get total tons. Our loaders measure exact weights with each bucketload.
Typical wheelbarrows hold approx. 4-5 CF, taking about 7-8 trips to move a full CY of mulch (more for stone.) A typical 6′ bed pickup can carry approx. 2-3 CY max of mulch, 2 CY of soil & around 1-2 tons of stone (please check for individual pickup weight restrictions…)
Yes to both for summer & winter products / services. Bulk pricing is available for almost all products such as mulch, stone, gravel & soils.
Deliveries range from local small truck & 40-100 cy container loads (including split truck deliveries) to any requested distance (recently delivered large truckload of select boulders to NYC). Our large flatbed truck (with attachable rubber-wheeled forklift) can deliver pallets, boulders or bagged products directly to your jobsite.
Yup! We have a large selection of all types, sizes & colors of decorative stones & boulders – all sold by the pound. Mix & match, lay out a pattern, or maybe even find something you weren’t even looking for!
We also sell small & large bags for transporting gravel, mulch, & decorative stones.
Yes, we do primarily residential plowing along with some select commercial properties (please call for quote to see if we’re working in your area.) Green Scapes is one of the largest suppliers of bulk treated rock salt in CNY. We also offer a liquid de-icer that is environmentally friendly & NYSDOT certified.
A full line of bagged & palleted ice melt products are available at our shop, along with spreader & sprayer units.