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Artificial Turf Peoria AZ

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Agape Turf transformed my friends ‘ugliest back yard in the world’ to an oasis that draws them outside for hours every day.

They have retired in the husband’s childhood home, built in 1940, in Peoria. My friends have done a lot of work on the inside but the back yard remained a long, flat, sandy expanse. Recently they’ve resolved to work on it, interviewed 4 landscape contractors, and thankfully choose artificial turf Peoria AZ. Agape Turf agreed with my friends idea of a slate patio and a meandering path leading to a smaller patio in the back. They have talented stone worker, took irregular slate slabs, laid them out like a jigsaw puzzle, and then began the tedious cutting process and laid out not only the patios and winding path, but an additional spot for a slate bench (which he made), for my friends bird- watching, as well as a place for my the husband’s herb garden.

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Agape Turf and his plant ‘maestro’ went to work. They laid 4 huge, rolling, raised beds containing a myriad of trees, bushes, flowering pants, and succulents laced among interesting rocks and stones. Their plant maestro is an artist who places each plant and stone with the greatest care. They are true geniuses for their designs as well as their ability to follow through to ‘make it happen’ and to incorporate their client’s needs. All of them are hard workers who are truly invested in making their clients the most lovely space possible.

The real test was to show the results to my friends son, who lived in the house for a while, and the sister-in-law, who grew up in the house. They were truly in awe of the transformation, and found it almost impossible to believe that this was the same yard. The phrase, ‘work of art’ was spoken many times.

The husband and wife whole-heartedly recommend Agape Turf and their crew. Not only is my friends yard beautiful, but the plants are guaranteed for 2 years, and the long lasting wear and year round beauty of the artificial turf. The price for it was competitive, and the work completed as quickly as weather and the holidays allowed. You just cannot do any better!

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Another friend also tried Agape Turf after seeing what they’ve done to our friends back yard. Back in the early summer of 2013, my friend Simon was contacting various landscapers for their backyard project, some of whom were referrals from friends or professionals.  Very few called back.  Agape Turf, was one of the ones who called back promptly. They scheduled a consultation pretty quickly, and they scheduled the project soon thereafter.  During the project itself, Agape Turf communicated options to my friend whenever they arose, and they quickly called back whenever my friend had questions or things to talk about.  I should note that during one week of the project, my friend was out of town, and so this communication was key.

Second, Agape Turf landscaping design and installation work.  In looking for a landscaping professional, my friend wanted someone who could come up with ideas despite vague and often unknowledgeable input from my friend, the client.  My friend is far from an expert in this area and don’t have much time to do things himself, and he therefore needed someone who could think of ideas that fit his general preferences and style.  From his uninspiring mulch-covered backyard, Agape Turf created a very peaceful outdoor family room, with a slate garden, a beautiful moss rock wall that looks like it had been there forever, ipe and slate benches, new foliage including a new Japanese maple as the centerpiece, and, per our choice after Agape Turf’s consultation and suggestion, a low-maintenance and artificial grass play area for my friend’s daughter.  Agape Turf also added a drip irrigation system, lighting to highlight the foliage at night, and timers for both.  Agape Turf work reflected the vision that my friend had expressed to him, made better by Agape Turf’s knowledge of what would look and work best with the existing backyard that my friend had.  And importantly, Agape Turf gave my friend a beautiful, low maintenance backyard that they could use for relaxing, entertaining, or playing with their daughter and their dog.

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Third, Agape Turf’s professional and courteous service.  In addition to being responsive and communicative, Agape Turf offered great ideas, like having a water feature that my friend chose not to do, without pushing them or pressuring.  My friend always felt like he was getting the work that he chose to have done.  My friend also felt that Agape Turf went the extra mile in their work.  For example, Agape Turf spent more time, effort, and money on their end (when their contract was already fixed) to get a perfectly-shaped and beautiful Japanese maple tree for their yard.  Agape Turf and their workers manually carried that tree up our back steps and through a narrow gate to get the tree placed, and that was hard work.  My friend know because he voluntarily helped.  Another example is Agape Turf’s work on my friend’s deck.  Agape Turf repainted their deck to compliment their backyard, and although my friend didn’t expect it, Agape Turf also offered to paint additional decking on the side of the house that was not part of the backyard.  My friend very much appreciated that.  Finally, Agape Turf was visibly courteous and respectful to their crew, who my friend thought they treated as partners in the work effort.  The crew were both great, and my friend could tell that they respected everyone and enjoyed working for Agape Turf.

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Finally, Agape Turf is a very nice and personable guy, my friend thought their were easy to be around and very pleasant to work with.  Their are also  very honest and trustworthy, which was important to my friend due to budget issues and the time he was away from home during the project.

I would highly recommend Agape Turf to anyone who, like all of us, wants to have a peaceful and beautiful backyard.  My friend was not one who was looking for a zen space in their house or anything of that spiritual variety, but he certainly got one, as well as a backyard that he is now very happy with.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Builderscape Inc. did an awesome job to our backyard!  We really enjoyed working with the Builderscape Inc. team for a major landscaping project in our backyard.  We really only had a rough sketch of what we wanted (stone walkways, built in bbq, etc), but the Builderscape team was very helpful with the design of the backyard and coming up with creative ideas about what would look nice and fit well in our space. They were also very patient with my husband and I – we probably changed our minds 4 or 5 times about major decisions and it was never a problem.

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They made and designed mostly all of the beautiful Columbus Paver Patios that’s why we hired them.  The actual work was completed on schedule and looks great – They ended up building a raised patio section with pavers for a patio table, a stone wall to support a flower bed, a built in bbq, another flat paver section bordering our lawn, a drainage system along the side of my house, and timed lighting throughout the backyard.  Everything is constructed very well and we didn’t have any problems during construction or since completion. We have received so many compliments on how great our backyard looks!

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The Builderscape Inc. team is very easy to work with – at one point in the project the electrician came back with a higher price than anticipated for our bbq island, and the team split the extra cost with us – I thought that was very nice of them.  We are planning on landscaping our front yard at some point over the next year or two and will definitely hire Builderscase Inc. again for that project.

I had eight (8) different landscapers/designers come to my house in a two week period and gave me estimates for my backyard project.  My wife and I didn’t have a big budget and we wanted to not only get the most with what we had to spend, but we wanted quality workmanship and someone we can trust.

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The Builderscape team arrived at our house and provided us with an estimate, which was very reasonable and by far lower than some of the other companies out there.  We didn’t want to spend money on a designer so my wife actually drew what we wanted in our backyard on Microsoft paint.  The Builderscape team took a look at the drawing and gave us some suggestions to actually SAVE MONEY instead of like the other contractors who were trying to up sell us and spend more. Builderscape Inc. was the only one who didn’t sound like a salesman trying to play the high low game.  They provided us with the reasonable estimate, break down and start/end date.

When I purchased my house, my backyard was never landscaped and just an open area with dirt.  The project took approximately four weeks as promised and I was so impressed with their work during the course of the project. The other contractors stated they would “come by” during the work and “check” on their “employees.”  We went with Builderscape because the team leader stated he will do the work himself and he delivered as promised. I was very impressed on how detailed their work was.  We even went to the stores together to pick out the fire pit materials, stones, and trees they planted for us.

I highly recommend Builderscaoe and once again thank you very much, I look forward to working with you in the future.


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A Warm Fire

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Sometimes it’s perfect being in front of a warm fire on cold days. Some have fireplaces at home where they can warm up and some have fire pit tables or outdoor fire pits that can be placed near the pool, in the garden or maybe just outside the porch. If the house is fronting the beach, a bonfire on the beach will be fun. Warming up while sitting on the sand and hearing the water splash on the beach is quite an experience. It can be romantic on a cold summer night.

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Jungle Gym

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Kids enjoy playing games and do a lot of activities. A lot of them like physical activities like running around and playing hide and seek. There are areas in the neighborhood that have its own playground where the kids can play. They usually enjoy the slides and the see-saw. Some contact professionals for jungle gym installation Connecticut area. It is a real treat for children to see their own gym in their own backyard.

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Wonderful Planters

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The outdoor space gives people a chance to commune with nature. This is where you could spend a day under the sun and just calm your senses after a busy day at work. To achieve a magnificent outdoor space, fill your garden with lush greenery and soothing water features as a spectacular retreat. Garden Planters are very useful to make your garden more exquisite to look at.

Make your outdoor space an extension of your home by adding meticulously-placed elements like planters in the garden. A wonderful Decorative Planter that holds lush plants together reflect the very concept of nature which is calmness and serenity.

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Beautify your Outdoor Space with Address Plaques

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rich decorating of your house is key to achieving a look that is most desired by most people. There is not a signature that does not profit from an interesting themed collection, and even your outdoor space is no exception. Placing home address plaques radiate warmth and exuberance, and people who visit your house like friends and family can also feel very much at home with sophistication. It will be easier for your friends and family as well to find your home if you have an address sign placed on your outdoor space.

In looking for address plaques and numbers, try to find one that will share the same code, the same mood, the same color patters as your house. What you are searching for is a common theme to give coherence to your indoor and outdoor space. Choose one that you feel is right and can make your home more precious and warm.

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Achieve Oriental Grace with Rain Chains

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

A sense of prescribed order is apparent in the oriental home design. A serene sense of atmosphere and delicate setting are what make the oriental home design look interesting. An absolutely perfect expression of rich oriental or eastern decorating are rain chains that encourage reflection, tranquility, and relaxation in your outdoor space. Adding a rain chain in your own garden is effective if you want a powerful accent that is functional, restraint and lovely at the same time.

At first sight, you wonder what chains rain are and a closer look, you want to sit in your outdoor space and enjoy the sound it creates as you relax in stillness. Restful unity is indeed attained with the addition of simple accents that make a dramatic impact.

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Window Boxes

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Flowers and plants can make a house look and feel cooler. A little bit of green makes it look and feel more serene. There are some who like plants and flowers and add them to their surroundings. They have their own garden and sometimes they even add window flower boxes to every window in the house. The plants add more oxygen to their surroundings. It also adds beauty and color especially if they also have flowers.

Some houses have their own garden. The garden can be lined up with some garden window boxes where special flowers are put. The window boxes can be used to separate the different flowers in the garden or group them to make them look more presentable. Those who live in apartments or those who don’t have space for their own garden can have window plant boxes on their kitchen window or their bedroom window. The flowers can add beauty to the room and make it feel more alive aside from making the air cooler. It does not only add beauty in the room but also outside of it where it is placed.

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The Beauty of Planters

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Making an outdoor space is one great way to dd a homey feel and warmth into your home. It is where you can take a short walk, relax and maybe have some quiet time to soothe your senses. To achieve an outdoor space worth spending your time with, put on Planters that not only serve as decorative accessories but can also help lower temperatures making your home cooler.

Adding Garden Planters can also lessen the radiant heat during hot weather and encourages natural airflow into the space. There is indeed a bliss with having a garden surrounding your house with lush and thriving plants. In addition to this, you can make any corner of the house look creative and extraordinary just by putting together surprising elements like an Indoor Planter that can definitely modify any space.

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Beautiful Patio Covers

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

A beautiful garden can give you a chance to commune with nature. You can spend a day under the sun instead of under the shadow of your room. But the best gardens do this with flair, imbuing everything with lovely details like adding an outdoor furniture. The tiniest detail like putting elegant Patio Covers makes a world of difference.

Using Patio Furniture Covers turns what would have been your typical outdoor furniture into a spectacular retreat, a concept extended to each piece of the furniture.  These covers will not only make an ordinary set more elegant, but it will also make it more durable making it last a long time.  To pull off a stunning balancing act, add Patio Chair Covers and Patio Table Covers to remain natural, even as it is structured and contemporary. No doubt staying outdoors will become much more inviting by using a Patio Furniture Cover that gives wamth and vibrance to the simplest of any garden.

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