Kind Words About Gary
Magical Entertaining Space
Working with Gary Haygood is an absolute pleasure. We first started working with Gary after the construction of our guest cottage. Gary worked with our architect and builder to bring the garden of our home, pool, and cottage into one beautiful flowing design.
We love to entertain and the evenings spent in the guest cottage garden are always special and magical. We are now working on our front yard and driveway with Gary and the designs he has presented are spectacular. He understands our needs, our goals and his work has truly made our home and gardens unique and wonderful.
– Barbara Orth, Client
A Pleasure to Work With
I have been a landscape contractor for about twenty years, and Gary Haygood is the best landscape architect that I have worked with.
His creativity in his designs is thorough and leaves no detail behind. We worked together on a high-end apartment project in the Hyde Park area of Tampa a few years ago.
He was very easy when it came to making a few changes throughout the project. He was open to suggestions and was a pleasure to work with. The project was absolutely beautiful and still looks incredible 6 years later.
– Summit Group Pro Landscape, Client
Gary is both talented and professional. His attention to detail and ideas for landscape design is impeccable. If you are looking someone to make your dream yard come to life, call Gary!!!
Gary and his team redid my backyard for me. They installed a new composite dock on the lake which I just love! and redid the walkways done to the lake. Really love all the work they did. My backyard looks so great and is now such an oasis to retreat to after a long hard day, thanks to Gary and his team!
Gary was great to work with. We wanted to turn our outdoor space into something that we could enjoy and he did just that. We are so pleased with the attention he gave to detail. Gary listened to us and turned our crazy ideas into a beautiful back yard.
My backyard was a muddy mess. Every time it rained it filled with water. Plus the view out my back windows included the neighbors' houses. Not only did Gary and his guys fix the erosion problem, the dry creek bed they installed to fix it looks amazing. That, plus the trees they added to block the view of the neighbors' houses, the beautiful flower beds and the plush sod lawn, makes me love being out in my backyard. I highly recommend the Haygood team!!
Our backyard was a disaster. Too many pine trees, no grass would grow and no design whatsoever. We did not even like to spend time on the patio because it was so bad looking. A friend recommended Gary for a solution to our problems. I needed low maintenance, color, a pleasing to the eye design and just help creating an overall look. He had trees cut to create light in the backyard, designed a lovely garden plan that includes a rock path. Now we have plants, flowers and GRASS for the first time in years! We have spent more time on our patio the past few months because it is appealing and lovely to enjoy. Now on the front yard!!
Our process began with wanting our backyard to feel finished and usable. We didn’t have specific plans, and Gary gave us so many excellent ideas to choose from. Gary worked hard to provide a great look for us that met our needs and style while keeping cost well within our budget. The contractors were very friendly and kept the yard very clean during the process. Gary was excited for us as the project continued, was present to ensure quality work, offered input, yet was never offended if we chose differently. We are very happy with the money we spent for our yard to feel like an extension of our home. We would recommend Gary Haygood for any landscape architect needs.
I’ve had a chance to work with Gary on the planning phase of my backyard and pool project. His attention to detail and ability to think of things outside of the norm is valuable. I haven’t decided to move forward with the project just yet, but if and when I do, I’m confident Gary will do a great job in a timely fashion, while addressing each and every one of my needs.
Our backyard is extremely shady and we have trouble getting grass to grow. The landscaping was poorly done and looked terrible. Gary and his crew did a bang up job in creating a beautiful oasis. They added plants, flowers, a huge planter and created a raised retaining wall. They also addressed our drainage problems. It was a pleasure to work with them and I would highly recommend for any of your outdoor needs. We love sitting in our screened in porch and looking out at the gorgeous landscape.
When we selected Gary Haygood to develop a landscape and pool plan for our house on the reservoir, we had several important criteria (as most people would): preserve/enhance our lake view, provide an attractive hardscape design, incorporate the pool into our outdoor living area, and tie it all together with flower beds and plantings. We liked that Gary developed several concepts for us which we reviewed and then made a final selection. The pool/spa design he developed is quite creative, incorporating bubblers adjacent to our living area to provide constant water sound, and containing a shallow beach area for parking lawn chairs in the water and wading with toddlers. We have received lots of favorable comments on the entire design. We wanted a pool and backyard that was so attractive it just draws you out there, which was achieved. When out of town visitors arrive, they all seem to end up in the pool within 10 minutes of getting here!