Landscapes By Design - Arnie Friedman, Llc.

Landscapes By Design - Arnie Friedman, Llc.

19 years in business

About this pro

I am a landscape designer with many years in business.  I work for a select group of clients that want honest and professional work .  I specialize in low maintenance, deer resistant plantings that are distinctive of my clients tastes and needs.  I do not cut lawns or do weekly maintenance.  

I love creating new environments and redoing old and tired gardens.  I aim to please my customers and do not sell anything they do not need or which is harmful to the environment.   

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Saddle River, NJ 07458
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Meet and get to know client and their garden.  Talk about their needs and budget.  Propose some general ideas and how they should proceed.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Studied at New York Botanic Gardens and Rutgers.  Certified by NYBG in Landscape and Garden Design.  I have taught at the Botanic garden courses in the horticulture and landscape design department.  I am a Rutgers Master Gardener and a past president of the Bergen County Master Gardener Association.  I lecture on Garden design and write a regular column on Sustainable Landscape practices.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Yes , I prefer to charge an hourly rate.

How did you get started in this business?

love of the garden and working with plants and stone

What types of customers have you worked with?

all types of residential clients from large properties to small urban homes

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

i created a meadow planting on a hillside by a reservoir in Westchester County using mostly native hearty plants

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Do not hire because a person is the cheapest. Consider their honesty, experience and above concern for your needs and what is right for your environment 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What they like, how will they use their landscape, and how much care can the handle