Letters of Thanks

Dear David,

We want to thank you and your AAA Landscape Specialists crew for implementing a draught-tolerant low-maintenance smart landscape design for our front, side, and back yard.  You should get a landscape award for this project.  We are very satisfied with the results and anybody that visits our home marvels at the new look.  It was chosen as a reception venue for our son’s wedding. 

The crew teamwork was remarkable.  The job scheduling of subcontractors and material suppliers was always just-in-time.  This is a tribute to you David, Victor, and Raphael for managing this project in a most efficient manner without my involvement.  We were especially impressed with Marcellino’s craftsman expertise and dedication to detail; he is a stone artist. This is a testament to AAA Landscape Specialists friendly dedicated professional approach to completing a landscape project on time and to the customer’s satisfaction.  You were always receptive to minor adjustments in the implementation process to suit our needs. 

This project required a multitude of landscape services and skills which included the following:  An integrated landscape design and layout plan, major demolition, drainage and irrigation installation including a fountain, retaining wall build, low-level lighting, patio carpentry work and redwood fence installation, concrete pouring and finishing, quartzite stone installation on patio and entry way, stone veneer on pillars, plant installation, artificial turf and putting green installation and spreading of mulch.  This landscape do-over has reduced our water bill 51%.    

David has visited our home twice since for minor sprinkler adjustments and check that we are satisfied with the job.  We would recommend AAA Landscape Specialists to anyone seeking a professional landscape contractor.

Roger & Paula Koch

I highly recommend AAA Landscape Specialists for any project. David, the owner, gave us a very detailed plan and worked with our budget. We had some significant drainage issues and he worked with us every step of the way. He even came back during a heavy rain to really identify the issues we were having. I felt this was really top notch and I trusted him to make sure our drainage issues would be a thing of the past. The work was done in a timely manner. Although David isn't onsite all day every day, he came by everyday. Victor, was onsite more and headed up the crews. He is a highly knowledgeable guy that doesn't cut corners. I was amazed at all of the instructions that passed between the 2 of them and nothing was forgotten. I could not be happier. The entire crew was so helpful and would jump to help me if I was lifting something and struggling with it. I just thought they were really top notch.

Our project was fairly large and lasted over 4 weeks. In the end, we had a beautiful new patio and pool to enjoy. We still have future phases planned as we had to stay within budget and I will happily look to David and his crew to handle them.

One year later ... We are still enjoying our beautiful patio and have no issues of concern. I was really impressed when I called 6-8 months after our project was completed to have some drains cut (we had intentionally not cut them at the time as we didn't have the proper grade set). David sent a guy over within a day or two and we were very pleased.

If you're considering making an investment in your property, give them a call. They won't be the cheapest, but you also won't get upcharged to death for every little thing as David really bids his jobs carefully so you have a true idea of the cost and scope. Others bid low and then once they are in, they show you everything else that becomes an addtional cost. Not to say if you add or change things, you won't be charged, but there are always little things that come up.

Cindy B., Carlsbad, CA


We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the design, workmanship and finished product you and your staff provided to our Soledad Mountain Road home. On the first day that we met you, and you immediately thought of a unique and unusual design for our driveway, walk and entryway into our home, we were very impressed. We would never have dreamed of it being so different and appealing for a home like ours. Being on Soledad Mountain Road, we have many walkers and bikers that come by, then stop to look and marvel at our driveway.

We have had many neighbors ask who did the work and asked for your company name, address and phone number. One day, we even saw 2 cars driving by that turned around, came back and parked in front, just to get out and look at the drive. It has to be one of a kind and we hope it stays that way. Just kidding. We sincerely want to THANK YOU and your artistic workmen for a job very well done. Now we need to think about our next project of flagstoning our patio and we will definitely be contacting you in the future when we are ready for it.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and thank you again.


Max B. Jennings, La Jolla, CA.

Dave --

Thanks for your team's work! We'll be BBQing all the time now.

Doug & Cathy

Hi, David.

We wanted to thank you for the fantastic landscaping that was installed! It turned out even better than what we were expecting. One of our friends commented that coming to our house was like coming to a resort. The quality of the work is certainly top of the line. Your employees were always very professional and friendly and should be commended for the great job that they did. Thanks again.

Mike Meyer


We just want you to know how pleased we are with the new landscaping. It was an extensive project for us and we appreciated your handholding through the process. Your “vision” for the front yard has enabled us to get just the “look” we were looking for. We could not be happier with the finished product and could not have imagined it turning out so well. We appreciated your accommodating our rushed schedule to get everything completed before Halloween. Your crew was very congenial, did a great job putting everything together and completing the job. I passed your name along to our neighbors who are thinking about doing an outdoor project. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.

Chuck and Irene Crall

AAA Landscape Specialists Inc. was the right choice for my landscaping "do-over."
I wanted a company that was reliable, conscientious, innovative, and willing to accept my input (on a daily basis). I wanted the flexibility to enhance or modify the plan as we went. I had many large specimen plants that I wanted to retain and incorporate in the plan, as well as save other plants for relocation. I feel confident that I chose the right company as all these needs were met, and in a timely fashion.

Thank you, David, for providing a company that is professional and a pleasure to work with. Your work ethic and the excellent staff such as Victor and Marcellino made for a pleasant experience with a craftsmanship and attention to detail that is unsurpassed.
I am very happy with the results, and I love walking out the front door each day to see my beautiful yard. I am glad I chose your company and would recommend you to anyone seeking a beautiful, well executed, and professional landscaping project.

Thanks again,
Dorothy and Greg Sloan

We had an incredibly positive experience with Landscape Specialists. David Silver and his team were very professional throughout ever step of the process. Even when we wanted to make changes to the original plans, they were flexible and cooperative. We had a great deal of stonework done, a beautiful custom fireplace, a Spool, hardscape, and softscape. Great attention was given to every little detail. We love our backyard, its perfect for entertaining. Whether we're relaxing in the Spool, sitting by the fire, or BBQing with friends, its perfect for every occasion. And there's still plenty of room for the kids to play! Thanks Landscape Specialists for helping to make our yard a place to enjoy for years to come.

Erica Castellanos
San Elijo Hills, San Marcos

We made the right choice.

David Silver and crew were really a great choice. From the first meeting I had with David he listened to our ideas and worked with us to develop the perfect plan. He helped us to split the project into two phases and both phases were completed beautifully. Victor, Emiliano, Luis, and the others were very courteous and always left our home clean and well respected. The first phase consisted of a lot of removing plants, re grading our yard putting in a retaining wall and pouring concrete which was all done very efficiently and the workers were there every day. The second phase consisted of building a beautiful waterfall and a outdoor kitchen area with a barbecue and fire pit. They came out perfect. We would really like to give the Landscape Specialists lots of thanks for making the project so beautiful and making the process so easy. I recommend them to anyone who wants a really efficient and well run company with lots of attention to detail.

Natalie & Charles W., Rancho Sante Fe, CA

We just want you to know how pleased we are with the new landscaping. It was an extensive project for us and we appreciated your handholding through the process. Your "vision" for the front yard has enabled us to get just the "look" we were looking for. We could not be happier with the finished product and could not have imagined it turning out so well. We appreciated your accommodating our rushed schedule to get everything completed before Halloween. Your crew was very congenial, did a great job putting everything together and completing the job. I passed your name along to our neighbors who are thinking about doing an outdoor project. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.

Chuck & Irene Crall

Dear David,

I would like to let you know how excited my wife and I are with the re-landscape job at our home. Your entire group continually impressed us with their craftsmanship. Having had work completed on our home by numerous contractors over the years a few highlights have made your company standout. Most noteworthy is that your team was always at our home, ready to work, at the time they were supposed to be there. Never did I have to inquire if anyone was ever going to show up again to complete the job. Second, the construction and finishing work was outstanding. This has been the only time we have ever had flagstone laid where the edges were smoothed to create an exceptional visual appearance.

The high-quality finishing work also elimantes unneeded wear and tear on mowers and edgers due to rough stone edges. The built-in BBQ and firepit provide plenty of entertainment space such that all visitors to our home can relax and enjoy our yard. Last, I am happy that the project was so well managed. The worst thing about most contracted jobs is that the home owner has to spend time managing the project because the contractor does not effectively manage their project. I am delighted to say that this was far from the case with this relandscaping effort. I never had to be involved with the oversight or any other management details involved with this project. That is how a project is supposed to be run and is a testament to Victor and Patrick making it all come together. It took a long time for me to find a trusted and capable landscape company, but it was well worth the wait.

Sincerely, Aaron

I had wanted "curb appeal" for my modest house in Carlsbad, CA since I moved in 8+ years ago. However, with all the work needed on the inside and garden it took me a while to get some money together. I was lucky when Dave picked up the phone at Landscape Specialists. He seemed to "get" me right away. After I checked out his beautiful work and awards on his website I invited him over. He wasn't daunted by my modest budget and gave me three professional plans with expansion into the future.

Dave's design looks really fabulous! It exceeded all our expectations!! I don't know how I got so lucky; my hardscape is the envy of the neighborhood! It looks just like me... traditional, clean, and tailored. It's a pleasure to see every time we come or go. We really love it!

It wasn't inexpensive, but I wanted something first-class and built to last. Dave's team of experts completed the work ahead of time and they were fun to have around. They cleaned up the site every evening and never needed anything from me. I highly recommend Landscape Specialists to everyone.

Warm regards,
Brooks Gunn

High quality job completed in the promised time frame and cost.

The owner David is an honest, quality and detail oriented person. It shows in his choice of employees and the quality control of his supervision. His crew actually matched my driveway coloring and texture. Something that I did not think could be accomplished. His crew also took the excess dirt from the concreted areas, put it in my yard and did not just leave it in piles they made sure it was spread out and tamped down. The job was completed on time and at a very reasonable price. I will be recomending AAA Landscape Specialists,and will defininitely use them in the future.

Jim L.
21 Oct 2009
Escondido, CA

Very professional, job well done

David and his staff were very professional. David listened to ours needs and worked within our set budget. The work was completed in a timely manner and looks great. I would recomend AAA landscape to anyone who is looking for a landscape company.

Catherine G.
13 Apr 2010
Oceanside, CA

Excellent experience - high quality work

AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc. designed and installed very attractive hardscape and landscape in our front yard. The end result was much improved curb appeal to our house which was our primary objective.

david m.
01 Mar 2010
San Diego, CA

After researching 3 different landscape companies for a re-do of our front and backyards, we settled on AAA. We chose David (the owner) because his follow-up and thoroughness were leaps and bounds ahead of the other two landscapers from which we received bids. What started as a small project blossomed (literally) into something much more beautiful and grander. David's team was on the job every single day from day one. They did not "job hop" which is what we're used to seeing-- and actually finished ahead of schedule-- even though my husband and I decided upon numerous "add-on's" throughout the project. Although David pretty much let his team take over, he was always just a phone call away and would drop by on a moment's notice if we needed something. His team was professional, courteous and knowledgeable and with David's vision, created a beautiful new yard for us. Our neighbors agree as we've had numerous compliments regarding the new landscaping. We couldn't be more happy with AAA Lanscape Specialists!

Julie D., Oceanside, CA

This was my first experience with having concrete work done and I am "over the moon" with the results of my new patio, walkway and front porch! David's team was on time each day, were courteous and hard working. They cleaned up afterwards and made sure that I was happy with the results. Great job, nice people and the price was more than fair.

Pamela O., San Diego, CA

It is with great pleasure that we recommend AAA Landscape Specialist if you are considering updating and beautifying your home. From the design to the finish product the team was responsive, efficient and very accommodating. Every team of workers who came was hard working and very courteous. Suggestions were given along the way which helped us to improve the outcome of the project. We look at the finished project and cannot think of anything we would change or do differently. We highly recommend this team if you are looking for the best.

Leon & Sandy P., Solana Beach, CA

Creative, Dependable and Professional We renovated our backyard with Landscape Specialists and couldn't be more pleased. From our first meeting, it was such an easy process. David and his team took care of everything. They had great vision yet still were flexible with minor tweaks as needed. The project cost was fair and each step completed was done to the highest of standards. Their crew was on time every day and were great about tidying up. I would not hesitate to use Landscape Specialists again and have already referred them to many of my friends and neighbors. Our backyard looks like a resort in the evening and we have enjoyed relaxing and entertaining in space that for so many years went unused. We are already looking for ways of using them again.

Christine V., Carlsbad, CA

Review: AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc. completely renovated our backyard and the results are beyond our highest expectations. David and his crew are reliable, friendly, professional and hard-working. They are true experts in the field of landscape design and construction and we cannot recommend them enough for those desiring the best quality possible.

Steve Hong, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

We're pleased to provide this letter of reference for AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc. in San Marcos, California. If you're looking for a professional, first-rate landscape company to help beautify your home, look no further than the Landscape Specialists.

Recently, the Landscape Specialists completed a makeover of our home, including outdoor lighting, concrete curbing, and extensive rip-out of overgrown ground cover. We couldn't be happier with the job they did. Characterized by quality, efficiency, and affordability, every aspect of their work was clean and professional, and they began and completed the job in the time they said they would--all for a price that was very affordable. And, the service didn't end upon completion of the job. Owner David Silver has checked back with us twice to ensure that we're satisfied with the work and that everything is to our satisfaction. It certainly is!

When your home calls for quality, professional landscaping, call the Landscape Specialists. We recommend them to you completely, without hesitation or reservation.

Jack and Jan Jackson

We had a great experience with Landscape Specialists. They did the design and the construction of our landscaping. We had a pool built as well, and they worked wonderfully with the pool builder to accomplish the goals we had set. Landscape Specialists made our lot look amazing with retaining walls, sidewalks, a fire pit, a water feature, lighting, and an awesome built-in barbeque. Everyone comments on how great the yard looks, which I believe to be a compliment in itself. Our backyard is super for entertaining! David Silver was very attentive to our needs and concerns each step of the way.

Brett & Nicole Hanley

If anyone is looking for a good landscape company, we would like to recommend Landscape Specialists. Landscape Specialists is located right here in San Elijo Hills. We worked with David Silver and he was a real professional. We had some work done by Landscape Specialists about a year ago, including constructing and installing a patio cover, landscaping our backyard including the slope, and installing lighting throughout. They had great suggestions for plants and turned our ho-hum backyard into a great place for barbecues and hanging out. We have been extremely pleased not only with the completed project but also with their excellent follow-up service. One of the trees that was planted was not doing well, so Landscape Specialists came out and replaced the tree for us almost a year later. We had problems with a landscape company we first used when we moved to San Elijo Hills, so it is very refreshing to find a company that does A+ work. We highly recommend Landscape Specialists.

Dennis and Lori Hurley


Place looks great—thanks for restoring my faith in the contracting process. The pit and cover were perfect. Can I mail you a check today?


Dear Landscape Specialists,

We wanted to write you to tell you just how pleased we are with the landscaping job you installed at our residence. From the first meeting with David Silver to the completed job we were absolutely thrilled with the professionalism and quality. Your employees were always on the job; they answered our every question, and were always very courteous. Dave G was very good about always communicating with us. His crew was great as well. When we had questions about anything, they always treated us with respect.

And the workmanship... we are so thrilled. It is exactly what we wanted--only better. We are so, so, so happy that we choose Landscape Specialists instead of some of the other companies we interviewed. David was right when he told us in the beginning that Landscape Specialists was the right choice. We will definitely tell our friends and neighbors that we were not only happy, satisfied, and thrilled with the results, but that the entire project went exactly as we were told it would. The project started on time, was completed on time, and every day your employees were there. Thanks again, and please use us as a reference any time you wish.


Joanne and Juergen Wurth

Just wanted to say the finished job looks fantastic. We get so many compliments, not only from those who remember how our yard looked before, but by those who have never even seen it! The workmanship and attention to detail has been superb.

We especially like the personal treatment we got from having the onsite foreman taking care of our every request, and getting answers to all of our questions and concerns any time we had them.

This job would have been incredibly stressful if we had tried to do all the pieces separately ourselves. It was great to have you take care of the landscaping, masonry, concrete work, irrigation, electrical components, and everything in-between.


Jonathan Schwartz

Dear David,

Michelle and I were very impressed with the courteous and professional demeanor of your work crew. With Michelle recovering from her neck surgery, Dave, your foreman for the job, was very patient with us in making decisions about our yard, and very informative when it came time to make plant decisions. Our front yard design came out better than our initial expectations, and it was magical watching it transfer from the design to the final result. We would recommend your firm to anyone who asks.


Ron Borunda

To Dave Silver,

I have had my landscaping completed now for about six weeks and I am writing to tell you that I am very pleased with the results. The flagstone, sprinklers, lights, plants, and new sod are all great and make the house look super from the outside. Many neighbors have stopped by to comment on how nice they think the landscaping looks. Not only does the final project look even better than I thought, the crew and the supervisors who worked at my address were very courteous, efficient, and pleasant to have around. They left the property each night as clean as they could with the circumstances of the ongoing work.

From my first contact with David Silver to the final day of saying farewell to the crew, I have only good things to say about the people I worked with. I definitely would go with your company again.

Bobby Benshoof


I hope everything is going well with you, the kids, and your business. I just wanted to say thanks again for the great work with our yard. Nicole and I really enjoy our yard and are looking forward to the summer weather so we can spend more time outside. Tonight we had dinner by our fire pit and it was great. Your guys take pride in their work, and it shows in the craftsmanship. Please extend our thanks.

Frank Schlueter

Dear  David,

I just wanted to take a minute and personally thank you and your staff for the landscaping job completed at my house.  I found from the beginning that working with you and your staff that I had picked the right company—Landscape Specialists—to landscape my house.  I was very pleased how easy you were to work with and open for changes from my original plan.  I also appreciate your professional advice in helping me make decisions. Thank you for offering solutions when I needed help.  I was very pleased that the original estimate was never changed.  I really appreciate you being so easy to get a hold of and returning my calls always within an hour.

I would also like to compliment your staff.  They were clean and professional and always left the job site free of debris.  The staff was always here on time and willing to stay and talk to me if I had any questions or concerns.  Please be sure and tell them thank you. 

Another important issue to me was getting the job completed on time.  Even though we had some issues with the association approval you made sure to have the job completed on the day we agreed upon.  Having to work with dead lines myself, I know how important it is to finish a job on time. 

Even now after the job had been completed I wanted to thank you for continuing to follow up with me and make sure that everything finished to my satisfaction.  I would be happy to refer Landscape Specialists to anyone who is looking for professional and quality landscaping.  Please feel free to show my house to prospective clients to show them the quality of your work.  Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.  Job well done!

Best regards,

Gretchen Allen

We just used AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc.  We had used another company prior and were not at all happy.  After hiring AAA Landscape Specialists, We were blown away by their efficiency. The crew came every day, on time...RAIN (yes, rain) or shine until the job was finished. The entire crew was great and I have to say the end result is wonderful. We are very happy-and after seeing what they did in 8 weeks compared to the tiny job another company took 4 months to do- I would recommend AAA Landscape Specialist’s highly.

Paige Marvil
San Elijo Hills
San Marcos

I am very happy with the job AAA did for me!

The final results were great, everything and more than I expected. The workers were very professional and did everything in a timely fashion, no wasted time,and cleaned up all the mess and hauled off all the trash. I have synthetic grass and they did take great care to protect it during the process. I Can not say enough good things about the job they did.

Harry C.
01 Dec 2009
Oceanside, CA

Excellent work. Very reliable. Pleasant to deal with.

Marina V.
03 May 2010
Poway, CA

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