Here is our first clay bottomed 1/2 acre pond. As you may have guessed, its in my own back yard. We've determined that some 3,000 yards of soil were displaced over approximately 3-4 hard days. The excavation was handled solely by us, with the trucking being outsourced. The pond ranges from shallow areas of approximately 2-3' in depth to 20' at it's deepest. Fish habitat has been added and will continue to be an important factor going into the future. We are catching run off from approximately 10 acres if and weather it ever rains again. Gutters are also drained into the pond to maximize our water conservation. I still intend to initially fill the pond with a well and have it as a back up. I've always wanted one and I felt it only benefited our customers for me to test the waters per say on my time as opposed to theirs. All in all, I'm pleasantly surprised with the ease of which the pond came together. I feel this is due in part since the designer was at the control's of an excavator. Landmark Landscapes has always prided itself on the fact that the owners are also the designers and the installers. It just doesn't get much more efficient than that. If nothing else, it shows the capabilities of a small, highly mechanized and determined company. Stay tuned, I will periodically update our fans on this continued endeavor.
Landmark Landscapes is offering GREAT prices on 6′ select Blue spruce. Honestly, these are beautiful trees, great shape, perfect blue shade, just a gorgeous specimen spruce. We bought a whole truck load to get a great price, so you the customer can benefit. If you’re one of many, that are sickened by all the Scotch Pine death and want a good economical replacement, without sacrificing all the size, then hear is you tree. Most of the time you would find this tree going for $250-300 depending on where you shop. We are letting these go for $150/tree (customer pick up) while supplies last!!! Of Course, we offer delivery and installation if you require. Call and book your quantities today, I’m sure they will go quick.
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Mark has always been responsive and helpful with many different projects. We first used Mark’s services for our outdoor Christmas lighting. We were very pleased with the job he did and then asked him to work with us on landscaping projects. Mark has been great to work with!!
We would highly recommend Landmark Landscapes. Mark and his crew are timely, professional, and on budget!
“My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the design, workmanship, and service Landmark Landscapes provided us with the current build of our new home! They were more than willing to work with our builder and other subs to make sure their vision was understood and executed to their high standards. The result has garnished nothing but compliments and we would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his team to potential clients! Thank you for a job well done! We LOVE what you did for us!”
- Ryan & Teresa Shaffer
“Thank you for all the hard work you have done on my farm. Things look Terrific. I am so pleased!”
“We wanted a natural gas firepit in our back yard on the patio. We received several bids and met with various contractors. Landmark Landscapes was very affordable, Mark was great to work with, and the quality of work was excellent and professional! Mark was good at answering all of my questions and concerns and good at answering the phone, emailing back, or returning my phone calls. He had some good ideas and was flexible as we changed the plans as the job unfolded. His crew cleaned up after themselves and left the site cleaner than when they found it. We are excited about the investment we made and will have several years of enjoyment with the firepit year around! Please give Mark a call before you call anyone else for a bid. You will be pleased & satisfied, and impressed.”
- John & Lisa Moehlenhoff
“Mark and his crew had to tackle an enormous challenge with water drainage problems on our property. It was a mud/weed pit which they transformed into a lovely, picturesque landscape. We’re not fond of the look of round boulders so Mark suggested flat limestone slabs as retaining material. The result is stunning. Mark is a true artist so we strongly recommend that you not inhibit his creativity by trying to know in advance exactly what the result will look like. Mark was personally on our property every day working diligently with his crew until the completion of our project. The finished product exceeded our most optimistic expectations.”
- John and Laurie Tavlin
My neighbors are always commenting on how pretty my yard looks, thanks to Mark and Landmark Landscapes! His suggestions of plant material, placement & design, transformed my little bungalow from dull overgrown evergreens to an exciting bouquet of (what seems like) everlasting blooms! Mark was a hard worker, very easy to work with and always conscience of my limited landscaping budget—so much so that we are now working together again to transform my backyard into the “Garden of my dreams”. I would highly recommend Mark, Kasey & his crew to anyone who wants professional results with a personal touch.
“My yard was a disaster!! I didn’t think it could be saved!! Mark & Casey came over to talk about saving it. I shook my head & said it is ALL yours. After a lot of sweat & hard work, my yard is back to the way it should look! I am not telling the truth there, my yard looks soooo much better!! The team of workers did a fantastic job! They were VERY polite while doing all that hard work. I would recommend them to everyone! They know what they are doing!! GOOD JOB GUYS!!”
- Beth Biegert
“We hired Mark and his crew for a difficult Christmas Light project 3 years ago and we have been very pleased every year. From the super tall trees to lights on the 2-story house their attention to making everything look perfect shows. I should also mention the ease of the whole process, we let them know when we want them on and when to take them down and they do the rest, including storing everything. I would recommend Landmark Landscapes for any Christmas Light job, large or small.“
“Hey! We love it! Looks great! Will put the check in the mail!”
- John and Billie Papuchis
Mark hooked us up with two very nice trees and did a great job on our drainage project. He was timely & very respectful of our established yard. Great work!
- Todd Blome
“We had our small front courtyard, entry, and porch redesigned and rebuilt, while also taking care of some drainage issues. Mark, Kasey and their crew did a wonderful job. Not only were they great to work with, but they went above and beyond to find solutions to complications that came up and to give us exactly what we wanted. We’re delighted with the result.”
– Jon & Cynthia Hischke
“Mark and his team were willing to tackle a big clean-up project by a 7 acre pond in town. There were MANY dead trees and volunteer trees that needed to be cleaned out. It was a rather remote location, but they found a way to clean everything out with minimal damage to the turf. Polite, came when they promised and finished under the bid price! Will definitely use them whenever I have a landscaping project for the neighborhood association or my acreage. Thank you Mark!”
- Chris Baker
“A couple of our neighbors used Landmark Landscapes and highly recommended them! The first project was our backyard and around our pool. It turned out gorgeous! We are getting raving reviews from golfers, neighbors, and family/friends. Now they are doing a couple projects in the front yard. We let Mark design and create “the look” and we “go with it”! When the team arrives, they work hard, are VERY polite and professional. Best of all, when they’re in the neighborhood, they’ll randomly stop by to spray for weeds and check on plant moisture, etc. Highly recommend this team!!“
- Ryan and Char Rohl
“When I decided I needed my old railroad tie retaining wall re-did, I was set on the regular retaining wall blocks. However, when Landmark Landscapes came to give me an estimate, Mark suggested using boulders as an option. I am so glad I went with Mark’s suggestions! It looks so natural and beautiful! My friends were awed by the transformations. Thanks Mark and crew for a job well done.”
- Kathy Frey
“The guys did a great job hanging our outdoor Christmas lights. They were extremely careful with the placement of their ladders to avoid damaging our plants and to prevent damage to the gutters. The lights look the best they ever have! We highly recommend Landmark Landscapes for your holiday lighting and decorating needs.“
- Denny & Arlene Van Horn
“We have known Mark for several years, first meet him while living in Columbus. He did outstanding work, wonderful ideas, reasonable costs and completes the work as described and on time.
He recently added several trees and landscaping to the areas around our home. The addition of these items has brought several nice comments from our family and friends.”
- Larry Fritz
We are delighted with the work done in our yard by Landmark Landscapes! We needed a dry river bed installed on our property, and Mark’s design was by far the most aesthetically interesting as well as fully functional. His enthusiasm, energy, and attention to detail transformed what could have been just a simple project into a truly beautiful and exciting one. Not only that, the final cost came in less than was bid—a nice surprise. We certainly look forward to working with Mark again on future projects.
Mike & Judy Meagher
“It was a wonderful experience working with Mark and his team, from the design phase to the completion of the project. They are truly professionals in what they do and, for us, they’ve transformed a “generic” landscape into something special. Mark is an expert in designing and selecting the best trees and plant material, and creating beautifully integrated environments that are a pleasure to look at, and a joy to be in the middle of. The quality of work that Mark and his team delivers is simply outstanding. Thank you very much again!”
- Florin and Mihaela Bobaru
“I can’t say enough about Mark and his team at Landmark Landscapes. We had a new construction home and Mark not only drew a magnificent design, but answered all my questions along the way and helped find ideas for our budget. I was also very impressed with how efficiently Kasey and his team made the design come to life. We have received several comments from neighbors and friends and will definitely utilize their services again.“
- Justin and Kelly Reineke
“Wow, great job, guys! We love it! Thank you for your patience, diligence, creativity, and precision in all that you do. You do an outstanding, above and beyond service. I am sure we will love our outdoor space for years to come thanks to your work, plan, and vision!“
-RJ & Edie Crandall
We first hired Mark to do some Christmas lighting for us and were very impressed with his professionalism and artistic talents. We hired him that first spring to do a cleanup of our landscape and have worked with him the past few years as our landscape needed to change. Mark gives accurate estimates and gets the work done on a timely basis. We feel fortunate to continue working with Landmark Landscapes!
We LOVE our backyard. What started as just a retaining wall and a few plants around our in-ground pool, turned into an awe inspiring relaxation place. I was always a person that thought I could do my own landscaping, it’s just plants…..but Mark and his ideas, WOW. He took our plan and incorporated his ideas and turned our backyard from ordinary to extravagant. Each and every time we sit outside, we can’t believe we actually live here and own it. It surpassed our expectations. One other thing, spend the extra money for the lighting. It truly is a minute cost considering the huge impact it makes at night. It adds not only to the functionality but to the WOW factor. Thank you, Mark and Kasey.
Mark and Kasey installed an 80′ stone walk on a hill from the garage to the backyard of our home. It looks great. They have also installed a tree in a berm they developed in the front yard. It adds considerable interest to the front of our home. We expect to ask them to perform additional landscaping work this year. Mark and Kasey perform quality design and installation work in a professional and friendly manner. They are our landscapers of choice.
Mike and Connie Stefkovich
“Mark and the team did a great job on our backyard. We basically gave them a blank slate and a laundry list of problems. Mark came back with a plan that addressed every one of the issues, in innovative ways we would never have thought of on our own. In the end, Mark and the team gave us a remarkable backyard that we love to spend time in and we can’t recommend strongly enough going with Landmark Landscapes for all your projects.
We are truly raving fans of these guys and they’ve earned our return business. When it comes time for us to landscape our front yard, the only landscaping company we will work with is Landmark Landscapes—Thanks again.”
- Dave and Sarah Graff
“Impressive! We offered Mark a challenge to transform our backyard into a sanctuary where we would be able to enjoy beautiful artistic landscaping that would fit our lifestyle and offer seclusion and quiet from our busy lives. Mark’s vision for our yard was absolutely fantastic – Landmark Landscapes really worked wonders! We started out with a relatively boring back yard and it has now been transformed into the sanctuary we were hoping for! They included a beautiful addition to our patio, as well as gorgeous landscaping incorporating boulders and lighting. Mark and his crew’s outstanding work ethic, creative thinking and commitment to excellence make them one of Lincoln’s premier Landscaping Companies. They have our highest recommendation!”
- Dan & Dana Hoffman
What a relief to have someone else on the ladders putting up the Christmas lights. Mark and his crew even decorated our entry. Easy to work with, on time and fast. Thanks for a good job.
- Linda McCabe
We highly recommend Landmark Landscapes. Before selecting a landscape design, we visited with several landscape companies. Of all the designs, Landmark’s was the most aesthetically pleasing, natural and creative. Additionally, it was the most affordable. The landscape material was top grade, and the project was completed in one full day.
Donis and Marge Petersan
Mark came up with a landscape that was both unique and practical. We were pleased with his ability to incorporate some of our own ideas into the plan. In a matter of days, he and Kasey transformed our yard into a beautiful landscape. Just the way we like our home improvement projects, quick and painless!
Aaron and Megan Petersan
Mark is a professional who makes sure you get what you are asking for in landscaping.
John F. Kliment
“We have appreciated the way Mark and his crew at Landmark Landscapes have worked with us and our budget. They were polite and patient in working with the different requirements we have had, and the changes we have made along the way. Mark suggested a multi-step approach to the work around our home since we lost many pine trees. It makes sense and gives us a chance to maintain the landscape as more pieces are added. This crew takes its work very seriously, and the end result shows the care they take in implementing their ideas. We would highly recommend them for both design and implementation.”
- Howard & Wendy Huffman
“Mark and Kasey make a great team. We love the finished project! We have received many positive comments from friends and neighbors as well. The project was finished on budget and on time. We won’t hesitate to use them for our next project.”
Mark is a hard worker who gets the job done in a timely manner. His enthusiasm is contagious. He ensures that your current project enhances your existing landscaping. Additionally, he is excellent at developing ideas for future projects. Mark delivers a quality product.
John & Michelle W.
Introducing a new type of outdoor lighting!
We now offer a new product by ‘Bliss’. The system involves the use of a laser to to add thousands of what looks to be stars on your home or landscape. Different colors are available and it can be added to existing outdoor lighting systems in some cases or plugged directly into any 120 volt outlet.