Professional and fast, they always leave my yard looking beautiful.
Absolutely nothing. As part of our service, the first thing we do after you get in contact with us is to schedule a time for an ABC landscape designer to meet with you at your home and get the lay of the land. At this meeting, you can speak more specifically with the designer about what you’re looking for and your budget.
After seeing the area you want help with and listening to you, our designer will put together a proposal for you that details the scope of the job and includes that estimated total cost. Both the meeting with the designer and the estimate come completely free. In fact, you won’t have to pay until you agree to the proposal and we get started.
Once the project begins, the designer will be the one overseeing the work through to completion.
You name the project or task in your yard; we can probably do it.
ABC’s experienced and skilled designers have taken on all kinds of landscape projects in San Antonio, both large and small, including:
Adding plants, either edible, native, ornamental or a combination of all three.
Creating depth with raised beds, shrubs, terracing or trees.
Defining spaces with patios, water features and more.
Handling regular maintenance, such as brightening up features and replacing plants that are dead or dying.
Improving drainage, which is particularly important since the San Antonio soil isn’t always the best at absorbing water. We can help you come up with creative solutions, so your yard doesn’t become a pond and attract mosquitoes and other unwanted pests.
Incorporating masonry with driveways, firepits, fireplaces, garden walls, outdoor kitchens and pavers.
Increasing shade with natural elements or features like awnings.
Installing outdoor lighting not only as a safety feature, but also to highlight the natural beauty of your yard.
Masking noise from nearby businesses or busy roads.
Putting in paths, stepping stones or walkways.
Substituting plants to attract birds and butterflies, achieve a specific effect or make them low-maintenance.
Changes you make in your lawn can, and often do, completely transform your home's exterior and encourage you to spend more time in these new outdoor living areas. Here's an example of a recent ABC landscaping project:
Yours! Our goal is to always help you create the type of landscape you envision, and our ABC landscape designers are ready to make that happen, drawing upon extensive knowledge and experience working in all kinds of styles and with a variety of requirements.
Have a Mediterranean-style home and want your landscape to match? We’re on it. Looking for a yard that will help you decompress and soothe away the stress of the day? A Japanese style may be what you’re looking for. Grow a lot of your own food at home? You could incorporate a sprawling herb garden. Many people today want to go for a more minimalistic, native Southwest look or utilize xeriscaping, so they can spend less time maintaining it–and lower their water bills!
Whatever your goals, we have ways of helping you meet them. And if you’re not quite sure what you want, our designers can show you a number of different options to choose from.
Absolutely. At ABC, we’re big believers in marrying environmental friendliness with aesthetic beauty. If you’re looking to decrease your water usage and create a yard that will thrive with little help from you, our designers can definitely help. Some of our most common suggestions include using native plants with low-water needs and succulents as well as incorporating artificial turf, rock and stone into your landscaping plan.
ABC Home & Commercial Services frequently works with homeowners to divide their landscaping design plan into stages. Our goal is to make sure we break up the plan in such a way that you are able to spread out the cost over time while still making sure that each individually completed stage looks good on its own.
No. In fact, the only time you really need to be there is for that initial consultation, so you can clearly communicate with the designer about what you want. Once you sign off on the design plan (including the estimate), our landscaping team can come and implement it, whether you’re there, at work, enjoying the San Antonio Zoo with your kids or grandkids or sharing a plate of nachos with your partner at your favorite restaurant.
There are only a couple of things we ask our customers to do if you’re not going to be home:
Make sure pets and kids are inside (to keep them safe and let us do the job), and
Give us any info we need to gain access to your neighborhood or yard without you.
Simple answer? Because you want the job done right, and that’s all we do. Every single time.
Here are some reasons why past and current customers have said they chose us:
Amazing customer service
Trained and experienced workers
Employee drug and background checks
Certified Belgard installers (special financing possible)
General Manager of Landscape and Irrigation
Hank Rutkowski has worked in the landscape and irrigation industry since 1982. For the last 13 years at ABC he has overseen the sales and operational teams in Austin, San Antonio, and College Station to meet customer goals and expectations. Prior to this Hank oversaw all operations in Houston for the largest privately held landscape company in the U.S. He also has owned his own business that operated in the Austin and San Antonio markets. Hank has been a licensed Irrigator and Certified Applicator since 1986. He is responsible for keeping our designers and crews up to date on current methods of installation, new technology, and new products that are being introduced every year. He is also responsible for the certification, licensing, and continuing education of our employees so that the personnel on your property are the best in the industry.
Landscape Design & Certified Arborist
Jake Jarzombek was born and raised in the San Antonio area. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Ag Leadership and Development and Ag Economics. While in college he was introduced to his passion of Arboriculture and gained priceless knowledge through two of the best Master Arborists in the State.
After college, Jake moved back to his hometown and expanded his knowledge into landscaping while working for a large landscape company. There he acquired the skills and knowledge in designing and installation.
He obtained his Arborist License and is currently the Arborist on staff for the San Antonio office, where he heads up the tree department. Jake uses his years of knowledge in both Arboriculture and Landscaping to evaluate and provide solutions for his clients' homes.
Vince Ng is a landscape, lawn care and lawn maintenance inspector for our San Antonio area operations. He has worked in the industry since 1995, starting as a technician and working through all positions, including operations, sales, and sales manager for a large national company. He is expert at finding solutions to meet your needs.