Reviews

Mary Gegenhuber
Mary Gegenhuber
18:57 30 Nov 20
Sorely disappointed. I asked Greenwise to clear an area of my yard of ground cover and add mulch. They came and did a... very small area that was not what I have originally asked them to do. They stated they would come back and do the job I had asked them to do without extra charge which they never did in spite of several calls. The bill was ridiculously high for the job. In the end they knocked off just a little $ but totally not worth it. Paid it just to be done with them. Not at all what I expected. I don't normally write negative reviews but felt compelled this time. Won't be using them again.read more
Donna Koch
Donna Koch
18:06 18 Oct 20
We had a small job of digging weeds and their nasty roots from our side yard where nothing will grow but weeds. Plus... they had to remove and haul away dirt to prepare the area for 3" deep rubber mulch and weed prevention garden cloth, keeping the grade at the proper level. They did an awesome job and cleaned the area very well. We will be hiring them for our next project in the spring 😀 🙌read more
Matthew Sweeney
Matthew Sweeney
17:10 01 Oct 20
Greenwise completely transformed the exterior of our home. We hired Greenwise for a frontyard and backyard landscaping... and front walk/patio project for our home in Winnetka and could not be more pleased with the result. The team at Greenwise was incredibly professional and responsive throughout the entire process. I was very impressed with the knowledge and design prowess of everyone I worked with. Once we decided on a design, the entire thing was executed in less than a week. I still can't believe how good it looks. 10/10 will work with Greenwise again.read more
Christine Helmer
Christine Helmer
15:11 18 Sep 20
Tim designed a wonderful hardscape and worked with us in realizing our dream urban oasis! Tim's team was excellent;... they did excellent work and were kind and professional. I highly recommend Greenwise and especially Tim's team for your landscaping needs. Thank you Tim!read more
Nancy Zitlin
Nancy Zitlin
13:21 09 Sep 20
I cannot say enough about the service that we got from Greenwise from start to finish! The attention on what was needed... for our home was impeccable. Mark was with us every step of the way. The men who worked tirelessly for 4 days were so respectful of us and our space. They never brought a piece of machinery into our yard. Everything was done totally by hand. Honestly I was impressed the moment they started. I can’t rave enough about Greenwise with their knowledge and expertise that was displayed through out the project. And most importantly they are totally organic and Ecco friendly!!read more
Message from Monnie
Message from Monnie
17:33 23 Aug 20
One week later: I came outside on Friday, and some random guy with his two-wheeler. I was confused about why he was... there. We'd already hired another gardener. I'd already set up a schedule for fertilizer, weed removal, watering, tree removal and soil/seeding with another company. Then here's this random guy who I don't know just moving around in our lawn like someone asked him to be there. I asked who he was, and he said he was from Greenwise. Even after I have, in print, that we canceled future services with them, this company is still sending out workers. And once again, they felt the need to tell NO ONE that someone was coming. Stay out of our lawn now, please.Original review: I have mixed feelings with this company. I cannot decide whether I like it or not.Pros: They did a great job with cleaning up our plants in the front yard, adding new ones where need be, putting mulch down, clearing up old rocks and debris, and lining up an area in the back that had become a forest. When the workers came out, they worked so fast that I blinked and they were gone. When they missed the "forest" area the first time, the estimator (Josh) came out and started trimming and neatening it up on his own. I have zero complaints about the actual work. I can even give Josh kudos for having the patience to deal with someone who knows zip zero about gardening (me) and an expert (our condo treasurer) because she had strong opinions on how it should look.Cons: My initial impression of the company was glowing. The rep could pronounce my name correctly (which was impressive in itself) and told me I'd get a call back to set up a time for an estimate. Then for about a week, I heard nothing. I changed my phone number a few days later and blamed it on myself, but that still didn't change the few days BEFORE the number change. I followed up with them and was told they were so busy that it could've been their fault. We paid for minor landscaping needs, a few plants (without any kind of printed price or reference to look at so we were guessing every plant was $45 and finally got some free ones from another owner), trimming and some bushes removed. The workers did 75% of the job and left the "forest" in the back unattended, no mulch down, no trimming, no nothing. I had to call back to find out what happened. We paid for a few other things, and Josh and the workers came back to finish the incomplete work.I was a bit annoyed that no one felt the need to call, email or text to let us know when the fertilization process would start. I just randomly saw a man in a yellow vest flying around like Superman in the middle of our lawn. I had to call THEM to find out whether that was one of their workers. They told me the start date was past the email date that they usually send to customers, so I would have never even known he was here at all if I hadn't have seen Superman having the time of his life on our grass. I should've gotten a manual email if I missed the auto-email option (that I knew nothing about). They did make an effort to contact me before the second round of work started--but then waited until two days AFTER city workers randomly started shoving yellow flags all over our lawn. I called People's Energy and ComEd trying to figure out why these flags were required, and they didn't know. At no point did Greenwise inform us that they contacted Digger, and oddly, the flags didn't show up until AFTER the first job was complete. They have a habit of doing things and telling you later (and it's not in the estimates). I was still left guessing about the rest of the fertilization, aeration and weed removal visits.By the time I asked about a soil project (while the other workers were here) and was told I'd get an estimate in a couple days, then a week and still nothing, I gave up and hired someone else. We're going to have another company do the rest of the yard work. We canceled those other five to six appointments for grass treatment. With the amount of money they charge, our condominium definitely should not have a lawn full of 85% of weeds.read more
Susanne L.
Susanne L.
02:13 20 Aug 20
Our landscape designer, Sandro, was very knowledgeable, had great ideas, communicated clearly and kept us informed... throughout the project. Sandro used many native plants in our design, which were selected to attract pollinators (bees and butterflies) and positioned to ensure even blooming throughout the year. We had many “self-inflicted” change orders and Sandro was nimble enough to accept the changes and keep the project moving. The team was very professional and respectful and did a good job maintaining distance during the COVID pandemic. Our new yard looks spectacular!read more
Tamara Jackson
Tamara Jackson
20:30 18 Aug 20
We have used Greenwise for years for many services including weekly lawn care, landscaping and seasonal clean ups and... cannot recommend them highly enough. They do a beautiful job with so much attention to detail, their crew members are friendly, hard working and reliable and I love that I know my kids are safe playing in the yard because they are so committed to using only the safest, most environmentally friendly products. When I have called into the office about anything everyone I have talked with has been incredibly kind, courteous and knowledgeable as well.read more
Kristina McClure
Kristina McClure
21:17 22 May 20
I contacted Greenwise to get a quote for re-grading. They were incredibly responsive and their customer service was... excellent. No complaints at all - great business.read more
Elizabeth Drake Cochran
Elizabeth Drake Cochran
16:10 07 May 20
My lawn is gorgeous after 1 year of organic treatment!! I love that the kids, birds and bees are safer. I have so many... more birds this spring!! Thank you for figuring out the organic formula.read more
Leslie Hodes
Leslie Hodes
16:52 20 Mar 20
I give Greenwise the highest rating that I can. I am an avid environmentalist and have never used any chemicals on my... lawn, though it was obvious to anyone who walked by. My lawn and garden were an embarrassment. If I had some before and after pictures, I'd love everyone to see the difference Greenwise has made. Two of my neighbors were so impressed that they now are using Greenwise. This is in addition to the fact that everyone at Greenwise is professional, responsive to any concerns that I might have, and completely committed to being green.read more
Kevin Kobets
Kevin Kobets
18:52 30 Dec 19
Although the job was a small one, soil leveling and sod for a 3 ft x 90 ft strip, the work was done professionally and... the end result was excellent. We will definitely look to Greenwise for a larger project we have planned for the springread more
Jerry Loew
Jerry Loew
22:23 06 Dec 19
This is the fourth year that we've commissioned Greenwise for a winter planter, and we look forward to the color and... stunning highlight for our entrance for the winter season. This year's winter planter was installed late Wednesday afternoon, and looks even more spectacular in the daylight. Many thanks to Tim and Mike for their creative artistry and for truly enhancing the entry to our home. We also appreciate their working with our requests, and Tim coming to personally make sure this happened.read more
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