Bragar Landscaping


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3 years ago
Tree Removal Rehab Well Done
We started with an arborist to remove three very large pine trees in a row with about four feet between them. They were in an area separated from our lawn by a concrete curb on one side, fencing on two sides, and our house with a gate and short path on the last side. When they were done, the area had some serious bumps, with the concrete curb rather elevated and the house gutter disconnected and the path indistinguishable. We got our shovels and tried to smooth out the area, but discovered the arborist had left some large roots. So we called Bragar Landscaping to give us an estimate on what it would take to smooth out the area, convert the path into a walkway, provide a draining arrangement for the gutter, and plant some greenery. We showed him what we had found as roots, and Ken provided a reasonable estimate requiring about three days of work by his team. They started work in two days, very much appreciated by us as time was rather critical. But whoa…, quickly their efforts discovered that the arborists had not only left some roots, but had left very large tree stumps with very large root clusters, much bigger than what we had found. It was clear this was not going to be a quick and easy job. We reviewed the situation with Ken, looking at what they found and discussing different approaches to fixing. We agreed on taking out as much rooting as needed to return the concrete curb to its natural form, to enable reusing broken concrete sidewalk material to form an attractive walkway as a path, and then to build a planter (also reusing broken sidewalk concrete material) with enough depth to enable a Crape Myrtle smallish tree to grow where the pine trees had been. Removing the roots was very hard work, but the work did proceed and the broken concrete path was laid, the planter was built, and the bush/tree was planted along with some supporting greenery. There was no break in the work, although it took an extra week to get done. Ken got all the materials and plants, kept us informed along the way, talked about options and problems as they occurred, and overall made a bad situation tolerable by being willing to work with us to find mutually acceptable solutions, including how much of the additional cost we each would bear. The final result is very attractive and we are happy that a surprisingly bad situation was made into a good result. We will be happy to work with Bragar Landscaping again. We would give them 5 stars instead of 4, except it did cost more and take longer although that was not really their fault.
Response from Bragar Landscaping
Loraine, Thanks so much for the review. Now I have a written account of the projects movements. I try to give my clients the best value for their budget. Sincerely Ken Bragar
3 years ago
Ken Bragar is Both Professional and Accommodating
Ken designed and installed my current landscape. This included wide paths through my back yard, a beautiful brick path from the public sidewalk to my front door, lighting along that brick path, drip irrigation to a rose bed in front and potted dwarf citrus in back, and the planting of a steep, difficult slope. In back, my garden now resembles an English country garden, carefully planned to look not at all planned. There is a theme, but it is subtle. In front, my garden is drought-tolerant (necessary in southern California) without resorting to succulents. Furthermore, when a repair is needed (e.g., to a sprinkler line), Ken is prompt. He is one of the very few contractors that I will allow onto my property more than once.
Response from Bragar Landscaping
David, Thanks for the great review.
3 years ago
Excellent service, friendly, smart and totally professional.
We wanted to replace our front yard lawn with a water wise, drought tolerant garden that looked great! We're not landscapers, so we contacted Ken Bragar (we had worked with Ken years ago). Ken did a terrific job of walking us through different ideas and costs. He drew up plans, showed them to us and then made revisions per our input. The plans included a beautiful, custom walkway through a field of cobble stones and over 40 drought tolerant plants. It also included a complete drip irrigation system. Ken came in with a price that was very fair, so we hired him. He and his crew were very professional, punctual and hard working.The job was completed in 3 weeks. The end results are both drought tolerant and beautiful. They far exceeded our expectations. We are extremely happy and would recommend Ken Bragar to anyone looking for the best in landscape design and installation.
Response from Bragar Landscaping
Dear Joel, It was my pleasure to work with you and your wife on the front yard landscape. I am pleased I exceeded your expectations. I want to thank you for the opportunity to work with you once again. Sincerely, Ken Bragar Bragar Landscaping
3 years ago
Highest quality; creative design and recommendation of materials; trustworthy staff
I have used Bragar for both hardscape and landscape. The workmanship is of the highest quality. Both the hardscape and the landscape had challenges (for example, the landscape had to be deer resistant, drought resistant, and heat and wind tolerant, and I imposed limitations based on color), but the final product exceeded all expectations. The design was especially creative, and Bragar was innovative in recommending materials for both the hardscape and the landscape. Bragar is very reliable, and shows up when he says that he will show up. He uses the same trustworthy staff on all projects, so there is continuity of effort. I have found the pricing to be eminently reasonable.
3 years ago
Wonderful work, well done.
Response from Bragar Landscaping
Jim, Thank you for your review. I hope we can work together on your backyard pond. I want to express my thanks for the work you provided. Sincerely, Ken Bragar Bragar Landscaping