We had a 12 year old cedar deck that needed replacement. We first met
Jacob at the spring home and garden show. Our objective was to replace
the deck before high school graduation. Our first objective was to do a
deck replacement. Our 2nd objective was to utilize our back yard
more. We also had a timing deadline to finish the work before a high
school graduation. As we continued between the two options, Jacob gave
us both options and items to consider. He helped us understand and
encouraged an economical option. As we continued, we wanted ideas on
how to expand the deck and make it more functional. We had a design
session and came up with several ideas that increased the project and
budget, but we thought this would greatly help us utilize our yard. In
the end, we expanded the deck, added a pergola, paver patio, fire pit
and water feature. He was careful to let us know the increase costs up
front and the concern of timing to finish based upon a rainy spring
The project was delayed from rain. We started a little later than
we would liked, but as he promised, he went from 1 work crew to 2 and
finally 3 to meet our deadline. He was very conscientious through the
project and his work crew leader was awesome.
Overall, we committed and trusted Jacob's design expertise. We had
one of our best back yard summers. Everything came out great. We
didn't understand some of the things that would make the design work,
but in the end, he was very capable in helping us get there. After the
project was finished, we have called Jacob for minor maintenance details
and he has been very attentive and helpful.
Mark Saunders, Westerville, Ohio, November 2015
It was a pleasure working with this member, we have done some simple maintenance work for them for a couple of years and this project grew out of that relationship.
Marcia Aamodt, Westerville, Ohio, October 2015
This was a Big Deal. Jacob came out and we discussed an overall concept.
He came back a week later with detailed drawings and what his vision
was for the area. We like what he came up with. He then emailed color
pictures of the proposed space created with design software which gave
us a good feel for how the project would look when completed. We are
pleased with the process and results. We will use them to do the
landscaping and install the patio.
Vida Bowen, Reynoldsburg, Ohio July, 2015
We are thoroughly pleased with the end result.
First, my wife and I were looking to have installed a backyard
entertainment area that would be different than our neighbors' wooden
deck configurations. We met with three businesses all who came highly
recommended through Angie's List. We outlined what we wanted to see and
some of the wants of the project to each person. We also wanted to see
an artist sketch of what the end project would look like.
We decided to go with Landscape Design Solutions because of the time and
effort that Jesse made in taking our requests and putting them to a
comprehensive 3-D sketch. He took the time to listen to us and to walk
the property of our recently constructed house. It's for those reasons
we went with Jesse.
After choosing the general stone colors and shape of the project we let
Jesse come up with color schemes that would compliment our house. We
were/are pleased with his choices.
Due to fact that all the stonework had to be ordered, the startup for
the project wasn't until mid-September but with excellent weather and
painstaking work done by crew leader Charlie and his crew were completed
with both the paving and landscaping project in about 10 days. Those
days were full of hand cutting of the stone and pavers to make a
beautiful design and border for the project.
There were few problems, but if there were Charlie and crew were coming
up with solutions. One example: we discovered the landing area out the
back door was too small so Charlie and crew came up with a solution to
enlarge the landing making it safer all without taking away from the
It was fun to come home at night to see the progress the guys made that
day and the cleanliness of the area after the day's work.
My wife and I are pleased with the end result and even our friends and neighbors have complemented on the project.
Bill Evenson, Pataskala Ohio Novem,ber 2014
The project went well. I really liked that our designer, Jesse,
actually listened to my ideas and incorporated as much of it as was
reasonable into the plan. When everything was dug out and the
soil leveled and etc., the new plantings went in very quickly. We're
very pleased with how it looks and are anxious to see it next summer
after the plants grow and fill in a little bit.
Susan Robota, Worthington Ohio October 2014
He did a great job. He was on time, considerate of my input into the
design and came up with a plan that met the expectations we were looking
for. I would recommend and use again.
Roger Branham, Plain City, Ohio September 2014
The service went fine. We had them install a new patio. The staff also
pulled out some trees on one side and re planted new trees. They did a
nice job. There was always at least a 3 men on the job and completed the
service in about 3-4 days. They were pretty flexible between both our
schedules and theirs. We were just looking to be home while they did the
service. My wife primarily dealt with the technicians. We plan on using
the company again for more tree work.
Teresa McIntyre, Gahanna, Ohio August 2014
Jake and Jeff worked fantastic with their crews to produce a high
quality product and I look forward to having them do future work soon on
the front landscape!
Sean Edgell, Columbus, Ohio July 2014
Very good experience. Provided us with a great outline of not just our
backyard landscaping project, but took the time to walk our property and
point out other maintenance items we needed to consider for the overall
health of our landscaping.
Randal Jacobs, Columbus, Ohio June 2014
The whole experience was wonderful. It took a few weeks to get Jacob out for the designs but the plans were timely and he worked with me to fit in my budget. He had to redraw them a few times on his computer but he never seemed like I was a pain. Although his planting designs were great, I could not afford it so they prepared the flower beds where there were none and then I can plant on my own. I did have them plant a few trees and they were well planted, edged and bigger than I had even requested.
Jacob responds to emails usually within a few hours and has called me to keep me informed of weather delays with all the rain and my deadline to have it done for a party. I had a few estimates and Landscape Design Solutions plans were the most innovative with the hardscape design and plant suggestions as well as cost effective. When the work was done they did not leave any mess where the gravel or dirt must have been delivered as well as little things like saving the grass from the patio to put around the edges and at the fence.
As the job progressed and some rotten boards were found on my existing deck or they felt it needed more reinforcements, they replaced these items for free --didn't come back and ask for more money to cover it. One of the pavers had been delivered in the wrong color and laid but when I came home from work I sent out and email and it was replaced the next day in the correct color- with apologies. Jeff was the leader on sight and very easy to talk with and kept things moving even in the rain. My neighbors are impressed and I feel it more than met my expectations for appearance and cost! I felt like they were really looking out for my best interests.
Joan Nerderman, Blacklick, Ohio May 2014
Excellent!! Jesse was very attentive to our questions and concerns, ideas and changes thoughout the process. As a result the patio and landscaping turned out exactly as we had hoped. Despite the weather not cooperating, the installation went as smoothly as possible.
A couple of things went wrong with the landscape installation but were quickly remedied even after I had already paid them the remaining balance - they still came back to finish the work, One was the nursery had given them the wrong plant which wasn't apparent until the shrubs began to bloom ( obviously not the landscapers fault) The other was one of our cypress trees was planted a foot or two off of where we wanted it. They had no problems with moving the tree and took care of it without any question.
While the winter patio install helped to save on some of the cost, it did take a toll on the yard with wet winter we had.. That is another benefit of going with a company that does both the hardscaping and landscaping because they graded the yard, put down more top soil to level out the ruts left from taking the front loader back and forth and reseeded. I do recommend taking your time to go through each of the plantings on the landscape design to see if they are plants you personally like. I have very specific likes and dislikes . Jesse worked with me to determine which of those plants that I really, really wanted would work best and where they would best fit into the design and had no problems making multiple changes to the landscape design before install.
The owner Jeff was even out here himself to do some of the work and the workers always cleaned up after themselves before leaving for the day. Jesse is even giving me a care quide that we requested for how to take care of all the plants shrubs and trees in terms of when to prune, fertilize, etc. I may have to remind him as they are very busy and haven't received it yet but I know this company will always come through to completion and do what they say, at least from our experiences thus far. Quality work and knowledgeable, easy to work with, and I think a good value given they really work within your budget and offer solutions to cut costs to still get the look you want without jeopardizing quality. Very very pleased now wish the weather would improve so we can enjoy our new patio and landscaping.
Lori Deshetler, New Albany Ohio May 2014
I purchased a BigDeal from Landscape Design Solutions LLC on that was provided through Angies List.
Jesse the landscape designer has been extremely helpful throughout the process in getting us the patio and landscaping we want while keeping within our budget.
Lori Deshetler, New Albany Ohio December 2013
Complete landscape services of my property including removal of old and planting of new, new sidewalk and removal of items in the way of new landscape
Liked working with the company and everything went smoothly from first quote to final product. Results were great - Some delay due to thier busy schedule from initial quoted install but worth the wait in final result
Jerry Toops, Westerville Ohio September 2013
Landscape Design Solutions listened to our wants and desires and met our goal. They have provided hardscapes, paver patio with fireplace and plantings around the house. They also redid our builder's poor quality deck railings and will add pavers around our newly constructed pool.
Landscape Design Solutions showed up on time and even worked during the coldest portion of this winter to complete our hardscape! We're totally happy with our results! We have a great landscaper and some new friends!
Richard Parker, Granville Ohio May 2013
After installing a deck and pool in our backyard, our property lookrd like a warzone! Company Representative Jesse Van Walsen made an immediate impact on us upon his arrival. He was personable, engaging and knowledgable without talking over our heads. He answered all our questions and gave additional ideas that we had not considered, which ultimately saved us money! Jesse and Crew Leader Charlie arrived on time, worked diligently and made both the front and backyards look like landscape heaven! They cleaned up behind themselves and left both areas in immaculate condition! Everyone who is reading this review...money well spent and no regrets whatsoever!
Outstanding work...better than anticipated!
Lisa Jensen, Delaware Ohio May 2013
"Landscape Design Solutions LLC and their owners, Jacob and Jeff, put forth an outstanding, high quality effort that has literally transformed our home and thoroughly exceeded our expectations. The quality, value for the buck and speed to finished product...from concept...to full installation..was tremendous and they made the project (for us) a thrill to be part of, and watch unfold.
Beginning in late March 2011, we settled on a design; we contracted with Jacob & LDS LLC in mid-April and by mid-May, the project was complete. Not only did Landscape Design LLC's bid for our project come in less than several other companies we evaluated, they added irrigation, an amazing water feature and a landscape lighting upgrade to the requested bid...at pricing that made it a no-brainer...totally making my decision an easy one. One contractor, one bill, four specialties...at a very fair price.
Jacob is a great guy who is extremely professional, an outstanding communicator and he was great at keeping us informed on the project's status every step of the way...even making several follow-up trips after-the-fact to ensure satisfaction and make minor adjustments.
Jeff is also extremely professional and a talented individual, especially relative to the hardscaping that was created upon a relatively blank canvas.
If you're looking for a young, up and coming, professional landscape design/hardscape company with skills in BOTH hardscaping and plant/horticulture design & placement, these are quality guys who are educated, talented and hungry to build a strong reputation in the Central, Ohio market. They may not (yet) be the largest team (with scads of work crews etc.) in the city but, they will
and they are h*** bent on leaving behind a QUALITY work of living art that will stand the test of time. I will encourage any of my friends and colleagues to give LDS LLC a shot at their landscape/hardscaping needs!"
Chris Williams, Sunbury Ohio May 16, 2011