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Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design offers high quality landscaping services in South Jersey, including landscape design, landscape lighting, paver patios, walkways, steps, retaining walls, paver driveways, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, water features, pool patios, spring cleanups, mulching, stone veneer installation, grading, drainage, sodding, and commercial snow removal throughout the South Jersey area.
Once you initiate contact with us, our office staff will reach out to you within the same day to schedule a phone call with one of our South Jersey landscape designers. The designer will review your project over the phone, give you an idea of pricing, and schedule an onsite visit.
The South Jersey landscape designer will meet with you, bringing manufacturer catalogs to review with you. The designer will take additional measurements, heights, grades, pictures, etc., review ideas with you, and show you similar designs. The designer will discuss approximate price, logistics, client budget, scope of work, and timeline. Depending on the size and scope of the project, there may be a cost to the design services (which will be applied to the project).
The South Jersey landscape designer will use the photos, measurements and survey to recreate your house and property. We will create a design using the notes from the on-site meeting, and township ordinances, to create an extensive 3-dimensional model of your property and project. This design will include 3D rendering photos, 2D drawings, a detailed proposal, and material choice suggestions.
Depending on the project there will be different permits that will need to be filed for with the local township office. We will work with you to get these permits submitted and approved prior to construction.
Two weeks prior to the start date of your South Jersey landscaping project we will reach out to you to advise you of the project start date. Once you have approved the date, we will call for a utility mark out.
Our crew will arrive between 8:00-9:00am with the necessary equipment, trailer, tools, and mobile bathroom. Our normal work hours end at 4:00-4:30 and our crew will make sure all areas are cleaned up daily without blocking any important areas. Throughout the course of the project your designer or foreman will meet with you at least weekly to review the progress and discuss any necessary changes.
As the project is coming to a close, our designer or foreman will walk through everything to ensure that we are leaving your property just as you would like us to, and to go through any questions you might have.
After completing your South Jersey landscaping project, if there is anything that needs to be taken care of, we are only an email or phone call away.
After your project is complete, contact us for our other landscaping related services, such as yearly mulching, trimming, edging of beds, property cleanup, paver cleaning, paver sealing, paver regrouting, light fixture adjustments, or any additional work that you would like to add in the future.
Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design's founder, Mark Marias, started in the landscaping industry in 1987 by mowing lawns in his neighborhood, Sherwood Forest in Medford, New Jersey. Once he started to pick up more clients and needed a name, Sherwood Landscaping is the one that stood out. The original company was founded in 1989 and offered lawn maintenance, spring cleanups, trimming, fall cleanups, mulching, and some planting.
As clientele grew and the industry started to shift, more of our South Jersey customers started to ask about landscape design services and paver installations. Mark took classes to learn drafting and landscape design to be able to design high quality landscapes. The maintenance side of the business added on an irrigation and fertilization division to keep up with client demand. The design and build division became more demanding, and Mark really started to find a passion creating paver patios, walls, steps, retaining walls, driveways, pools, outdoor kitchens, water features, fire features, and landscape lighting.
As the direction of the company started to turn more towards landscape construction, Mark sold the maintenance side of the business to exclusively focus on landscape design and build. Sherwood Landscaping turned into Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design. Once there was a focus on landscape design and installation, the quality, scope and size of our South Jersey landscaping projects really started to come together. Mark's oldest son Austin worked for Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design during time off from college, building outdoor living spaces. Austin graduated from Rutgers Camden Business School with a Degree in Finance. After graduation he worked as a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin managing finances for their missile defense system projects, and Holman Automotive as an analyst in their Strategic Ventures department. Throughout that time Austin, still worked for the business after work, and on weekends and holidays. In 2019, Austin decided to quit a full-time position and start working for Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design full-time. Austin took his passion for the business and experience to help grow the business, streamline operations, and manage financials.
Mark's second son, Devon, started working for the business while in high school. Devon went on to Rowan College of Burlington County and studied Business Management. As Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design started to grow, Devon decided to join full-time to manage operations and help maintain our high quality of work.
In 2022, Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design purchased a property to operate the business and grow even more effectively and efficiently. Mark made Austin and Devon partners in Sherwood Landscape, Lighting & Design.