After 3 years of contemplating what I wanted for a backyard patio and walkway and knew I couldn’t do it myself, I contacted Dr. Dan. What a relief because he and his team were exactly who I needed. After all, I hired him a few years ago to install a drainage solution so I trusted his landscaping would be top notch also.
We discussed a plan, made a couple modifications, and then put everything in motion. His crew, Weston, John, Bryce, Adrian, and Bryan went over the top. They were professional, courteous, and a hard working team. They completed a beautiful project in a short amount of time and I am so pleased with their work. I love my new patio and walkway and I highly recommend Dr. Dan and his team for any landscaping or architectural needs. Big thank you Dr. Dan to you and your team!
Kim Walsh, Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan’s team just finished up my very large xeriscaping project, and I couldn’t be happier. It only took 65 days from the time I requested a quote until completion. Dan responded quickly to my questions and requests. As many of you have experienced, just finding a contractor that responds promptly and keeps their promises on delivery times can be difficult.
Dan listened to my thoughts on the project and helped mold it into a great landscape. Weston, his foreman, made a number of great suggestions for improvements as they did the work. They ran into some unforeseen obstacles that required some changes in plans. I liked the end result more than our original plan. His team worked hard, was pleasant, polite, and did quality work.
In reviewing companies and their quotes I had a strong feeling that Dr. Dan’s would deliver the best project. I didn’t choose the absolute lowest quote because I only trusted Dr. Dan’s to deliver a high-quality project and get it done as quickly as possible.
It’s such a pleasure to go outside and see my new landscape. Thank you Dr. Dan and team!
Ron Lyon, Norfolk
We moved to the VB area 10 months ago into a 21-year-old house in dire need of landscaping and outside deck removal and construction. Dr Dan was consulted and quickly responded to our call. He met with us and together we outlined a staged reconstruction of our front and back yards along with ideas on a new deck. The first stage included tree trimming and removal of overgrown foliage. This was completed quickly, and all debris was swiftly removed from the premises. The second stage included his sprinkler contractors that repaired and redesigned the system to fit our new landscaping pattern. This was completed and the contractors returned as needed to update as designs changed over time. They were knowledgeable and explained the correct use and timing of the sprinkler system.
The third stage included listening to our needs and wants and aiding us in designing a new partially rocked front yard, opening the front porch, plant decisions, and designing a sitting area for the front yard. We also redesigned the back yard with new plants and layout. The work was completed to our satisfaction. They also replaced one plant that did not survive the first planting. We love the new landscaping and appearance.
Our side yard had limited sun exposure and our dogs were digging and destroying the paucity of grass there was. Dr Dan helped us to decide to rock this area and included steppingstones, eliminating an increasingly muddy area. We added plants and pots to make this area attractive from the road.
Dr Dan aided us in redesigning a new deck in the back yard. He had great ideas of eliminating space-wasting multi-levels, expanding slightly, fitting our grill in the deck, improving appearance by using black aluminum rods instead of wide white rails on the sides, and included a storage space under the deck with swing door access. His contractors for this were of the highest quality and personable.
Finally, we had the entire backyard sodded with fescue after removing old grass and debris. His crew did an excellent job preparing the soil with amendments and professionally laid a great new lawn.
We highly recommend Dr Dan’s Landscaping and Architectural Design. They completed the job professionally, collaborated with us to be sure our ideas were included and dissuaded us from some of our bad ideas. They had great suggestions to improve the projects. Their contractors were of high quality.
James & Connie Strickland, Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan’s fixed our sprinkler system, graded & seeded our backyard, and installed dry wells in our backyard to address our drainage issues. Once the backyard was done, I was extremely pleased and impressed by the aesthetic landscaping that was done around our trees to noticeably separate the lawn area and wooded area. Dr. Dan was very responsive to concerns with the sprinkler system not being fixed properly the first time around and even took his time to show my husband how to properly operate the sprinkler system. He also came back to address the standing water concerns that occurred after the backyard was graded and seeded. His team even added additional seeds in areas that were scarce of new grass. Dr. Dan and his team is very knowledgeable and professional and gets the job done. Just be sure to be patient and understanding of the time frame it takes to get the job done.
Danette Fuentes, Virginia Beach
Our yard needed help after we had a pool installed, so I called for a landscaping quote. Dr. Dan came out and walked us through potential landscaping options. He offered to help with fence installation too, but we had already paid a major/national company for materials and labor only to find out days later they couldn’t deliver on what they promised. When I told Dan what happened, DR. DAN’S SAVED THE DAY by having his fence contractor, Jay, come out and take care of the installation. Dr. Dan’s landscaping crew, led by Chris, did high quality work quickly. Chris consistently checked in to be sure they were meeting our needs and he provided smart, thoughtful suggestions to improve upon our ideas. Dr. Dan’s whole crew was professional, responsive, timely, and truly seemed to enjoy their job. I love the landscaping design and I’m glad I was able to support a local company who delivers what they say they will. I couldn’t be happier. They will be my go to team for future work. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Morgan Janke, Virginia Beach
What a breath of fresh air to get a company who performs as they promise and even go above and beyond!! We purchased our current home about 1.5 yrs. ago and had to have many repairs done. I was shocked at the unprofessional manor that seems to permeate this industry. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, you will be impressed with Dr. Dan and his crew. They always came when they said they would, they always communicated when they would be here and their time it would take to get the job done. Everyday his crew showed up, they looked happy and wanted to work, wanted to turn the yard into a true piece of outdoor art. We had Dr. Dan fix our drainage issues (done and fixed), build a fire pit (wonderful space) and now he’s building a stunning waterfall and pond feature (can’t wait to see that magic happen!)).
Again, we are so impressed with the quality of service and how much he truly cares that the job is completed with exceptional quality, and that you as the customer are happy with the entire experience. I can understand now, why his website says “In business for 30 years, that type of longevity only happens when you care about your product, you’re truthful and honest with your customers, and you have a great team that gets the job done everyday with smiles on their faces and a willingness to go above and beyond! This outfit is top-notch, you won’t be disappointed, call them today!
Rich Hamady, Virginia Beach
5 stars All the way!!! My wife and I decided to upgrade our backyard with a new stamped concrete patio and our research led us to Dr. Dan’s website. Browsing through images of all their successful projects, we automatically knew the quality of their work was fantastic. They came by right away, took measurements, answered all of our questions, and quoted an amazing price for a top of the line, very large stamped concrete patio. Dr. Dan and his staff were extremely professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Even the equipment they used was impressive. These guys did an amazing job with our project and left my property clean and tidy when they were finished. The honesty and integrity we experienced with this company was priceless. Dr. Dan is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. He and his wife are very generous and even threw in a free drainage system for us (worth $1500) at no additional charge!! Yes I said no additional charge. Take it from me, I do my research and if it doesn’t feel right to me, I won’t do business. This company deserves 6 stars. I’ll post some pictures to follow up soon. Thanks very much Doc. Awesome work!!
M. Simmonds, Virginia Beach
Thank you for an excellent job on my patio project! Chris and his team worked together and accomplished the work needed. All of them were very professional, courteous, and caring people. It was a pleasure to have them working at my home.
Chris did an excellent job on the pavers. It is much better than the original job!
Again, than you for a job well done!
Anita H. Matteson, Virginia Beach
Our lawn needed help after we removed our above ground pool. Called you because you landscaped our yard when the pool was there. Chris and his crew did an outstanding job of resodding and landscaping. They went beyond our expectations. We highly recommend Dr. Dan’s to anyone who needs landscaping work done.
Bill and Fran Burr, Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan & The Crew:
You converted my swamp of a backyard into something beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing how it goes this summer.
Chris and the rest of the crew are amazing. They are quiet, work their tails off, and clean up after themselves like they were never eaven there.
I am so happy. Thank you so very much!!
Karma Sigler, Virginia Beach
OUTSTANDING JOB!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Our experience with Dr. Dan’s was excellent from start to finish. We received a few estimates for our multi-phase project. Dr. Dan’s was not the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but offered the best value for the money. They were very responsive in all communications, and our project manager, Lorraine, had a great vision for transforming our wreck of a back yard into a place where we now rush home to spend time. They installed a drainage system, replaced our old fence with a BEAUTIFUL new one (we have received many compliments from our neighbors), and built two separate patios in our back and side yards. The workers were all very courteous and meticulous in their attention to detail. Lorraine showed great creativity and imagination when we realized that part of our original plan wasn’t going to fit as aesthetically well as we thought. She came up with a different design using the same materials that was much better than what we originally planned. Lorraine was also very quick to notify us and explain any changes to the schedule. Everyone associated with Dr. Dan’s was a superb professional.
William R. Poppert, Chesapeake
Thank you very much for sending someone so quickly. We really appreciate it.
God Bless You,
Geraldine and Family, Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan and his crew came out to put 5 vertical French drains in my back yard. The crew was great, timely and very professional. They even did some extra work around the property to ensure the drains worked to their maximum efficiency! I enjoyed talking to each crew member and will definitely have them back for the next job! Thanks for a job well done Dr Dan!
Dave Belman, Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan and Crew:
We were looking for someone to build a patio by our front door. After much research I narrowed my search to Dr. Dan’s Landscaping. Despite COVID and rain, they took very little time to respond. I told him what I would like and had seen pictures of his jobs. I told him to use his most artistic vision. He didn’t disappoint us. His crew arrived early and were very efficient. They cleaned the area every day before they left. A very talented crew and very professional.
Upon completion, my wife and I will be enjoying our new living space for years to come.Highly recommend!
Ann and Charlie Hurd, Virginia Beach
From the moment Chris came out for an estimate, I knew Dr. Dan’s was the choice for me. I had drainage and 3 trees put in. Chris, Kyle and Jonathan did the job, worked through lunch and were pretty much done when I came home from work. Very professional, very nice, and very personable. Chris explained everything that he was going to do, and even took pictures during the process which he showed me when I got home. Thanks so much for the great work and your company will be the first I recommend for any outdoor project!
Chuck Smith – Chesapeake
Hi Dr. Dan!
Your crew were the absolute top of the line people!! Each one was polite and eager to work to make my patio beautiful! I would certainly recommend them to anyone It was a pleasure having them here.
Patricia Harris Anthony – Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan and Team:
I could not be more satisfied with the work you and your team completed for me in the past couple of weeks. From the installation of the drainage system on my cement deck, to the installation of the gate in my backyard fence, through the thorough and outstanding job in the cleanup of my entire backyard, everything was accomplished in a most professional and complete manner. From management through every single worker, it was a pleasure to deal with your company. Your employees were efficient, well-mannered and extremely responsive to any questions I had. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will not hesitate to call you to fulfill any requirements I may have in the future. Equally, you will be first to be recommended to any friends and neighbors I have for similar work requirements they have.
Thanks for a job well done.
Bob Featherer – Virginia Beach
To prospective customers of Dr. Dan’s Landscaping and Architectural Design:
You have selected the right “man for the job!” We have known Danny Wasserman for many years, and have availed ourselves of his services in many ways. He and his teams have beautified our yard and home every year, usually in the Spring and Fall, but on other occasions as well. Let me list some of these.
From a vague idea to “make our pond a little bigger and landscape with low maintenance plants and some rocks/hardscape,” you turned our backyard into an extraordinary dream ecosystem, beautiful, comfortable and peaceful. They have landscaped bushes, trees, flowers and lawn, always beyond our expectations. Several months ago we had a huge oak tree removed, one which was leaning toward our house (think hurricanes), as well as raining acorns on us. Along with that job, we had overgrown (think huge) photinia bushes trimmed to size. In years past, he as overseen the replacement of fencing around our property. Last year, he arranged for a front yard tree removal whose roots were lifting the end of our driveway (think bouncing car when backing out), followed by the installation of a new driveway apron. WE are especially fond of the skillful way his men put finishing touches on our annual landscaping, with mulching and trimming which leaves our yard ready for neighborhood admiration.
Danny’s pre- and post-visits to discuss yard planning are always anticipated, and he spends much time in these discussions, offering many suggestions. And, if we may say so, he is plain fun to talk to about many things, beyond merely yard work (think baseball).
Dr. Dan’s teams work very hard while at our home, with as much enthusiasm as their boss. If you are seeking first rate landscaping service, and more, we recommend to you Dr. Dan’s Landscaping and Architectural Design. You will be glad you hired him!
Ann and Tim Lawerence – Virginia Beach
Dear Dan, Jason, Chris & Crew,
You and your team did it again! We gave a general idea of what we were looking to accomplish, and you turned our vision into reality. Before we decided to go through our backyard upgrade, it was “nice.” Now, it is spectacular!
From a vague idea to “make our pond a little bigger and landscape with low maintenance plants and some rocks/hardscape,” you turned our backyard into an extraordinary dream ecosystem, beautiful, comfortable and peaceful. Our pond is the perfect focal point for our new relaxation life style. It is inhabited by fish, frogs, and plants, and frequently visited by birds, dragon flies, dogs, and of course us. Before the upgrade, Joe would spend little time outside in the yard, but now he’s there every afternoon, unwinding after a long day at work, enjoying the sounds and sights of the pond. Your excellent landscaping results are evident that even during the heaviest of rain showers we have NO standing water!
As always, you and your team were prompt, polite, full of ideas, and very helpful.
Thank you so very much,
Kathy and Joe Ferrara – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern,
Dr. Dan’s Landscaping & Architectural Design was excellent. All of the jobs we did – new fence, drainage solutions and new sidewalk were done on time. Inspection by Dan after work was done answered any questions we had.
Jim Pernini – Virginia Beach
Dan and all the folks at Dr. Dan’s Landscaping,
I’m not even sure how to express how pleased I am with the services Dan and his crew have done for me. I’ve had drainage problems on my property the entire time I’ve lived in this house (over 13 years). The poor landscaping choices made by previous owners compounded the problem by channeling all of the water into the low spots in my yard. Even a short moderate rain would leave pods in my yard for days. It was difficult to find times when it was dry enough to mos, my dogs would track wet dirt into the house and my family and I just couldn’t enjoy our yard. I also had many large holly like bushes that were close to the my house that had grown so large that they were starting to affect the integrity of my home’s foundation.
On Dan’s first visit to my house we spent over an hour discussing the issues on my property and developing a plan that would offer the quality of service that I was looking for. He didn’t rush through the evaluation process and then grab my money and run. We discussed in great detail what needed to be done and he also had alternative plans if there was something that I wasn’t quite ready to go forward with. Dan understands that there is not a “one solution fixes all” for every customer. He tailored the solution to my individual problem.
Dan, Chris and his crew started by removing all of the problematic bushes that were right next to my house. They then ran all of the downspouts from my home into the ground, away from my foundation and down to the water table. They also added an additional downspout at the front of the house to divide the water removal workload over three downspouts, vs the original 2. They cut no corners and did the job right the first time. They then regraded and reseeded several low spots in my yard. They removed 2 old outdated flower/rock beds and rebuilt them in a very nice decorative edging and rock. Lastly, they removed the old, uneven and sloping pavers I had and installed a beautiful stamped concrete walkway that starts in the front of my house by my driveway and wraps around the side of my house, through my gate and into the backyard.
We got our first good rain a few days after the project was complete and there was ZERO standing water on my property. I am so pleased! The end result is just amazing and it looks beautiful, too.
During the entire project, Dan checked in (actually came to my house) many times to make sure I was happy with the way things were going and to see if I had any questions. Any time I needed to call his office everyone was so polite and helpful. This is exactly the customer service I was looking for.
Chris is Dan’s job site supervisor and you won’t meet a nicer guy. On every workday, Chris kept me up to date on the the work they were doing, when I could expect to see them next and the planned work for that day. Chris answered any questions I had and explained everything in detail, all of the guys working with Chris were very nice and professional – Josh, Jon and Ray.
I have a couple of other landscaping projects planned for the future and when the time is right I know Dr. Dan is the guy I’m going to call.
Thanks again for everything.
Greg Packett- Virginia Beach
Hey Dr. Dan’s Team,
Just a note to let Chris, Dave, Kenny and Erich know what a great job you did on my front yard! I love the result and so do the neighbors. I will most certainly call on you again for future projects. I shall refer you to my friends without hesitation!
Danita Jacobs – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern,
I highly recommend Dr. Dan’s services. He is very professional and easy to work with.
Stuart Grimes-Myers – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern,
We had a great experience with Dr. Dan and his crew. I highly recommend them if you want a beautiful organized vacation like setting in your own yard. Not only does it look amazing, but our yard doesn’t flood anymore. Thank you Dan, Chris and the hardworking crew for everything.
Monica and Bob Appleton – Virginia Beach
Wanted to thank you and your foreman, Chris, for the great job on the first step of our yard project. It looks great. Thank you for the recommendations as to mulch near the play set and gravel near the HAVAC units. Again, we are very excited and pleased with the work. I can’t wait to come home and see it complete.
Austin Carr – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Selena Brickhouse, and recently me and my husband, John Brickhouse, had several projects done to our home by Dr. Dan’s Landscaping. From the first initial consultation, to the most recent project, Dr. Dan has gone above and beyond our expectations. True professionalism is an understatement. The people that works for him is professional, courteous, punctual, and skillful. When we first started, my backyard was on life support, and Dr. Dan brought it back to life. He is truly a doctor of landscaping. We first had shrubs, trees, ad an old existing fence removed. Then we had a new fence installed. Next, we had drainage problems in our yard, so we had some drywell systems installed, which we never knew even existed. The last project we recently had done was a stamped concrete patio that wrapped around the side of the house to the driveway. Just talking to Dr. Dan briefly, he knew exactly what I wanted, just his vision is remarkable. He’s honest, patient, and worked very hard to satisfy all of our needs. I thought landscapers only did flowers and lawns. I am just amazed at all the wonderful services he provides. It gives you piece of mind when you can get all your services done by one company. He is truly the Walmart of landscaping, one stop shopping. We look forward to working with him on many more projects. Dr. Dan is highly recommended, because we are truly pleased.
Thanks for a job well done.
John and Selena – Brickhouse – Virginia Beach
I was very happy with all of the hard work your guys put in! Also, very happy with the communication level from you, Dena and Chris. I really appreciate it.
Thanks for everything my friend.
Jeff Terry – Virginia Beach
Dear Dr. Dan’s,
We are so pleased with the cleanup and spruce up of our yard. Your workers couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. They were pleasant, clean, and hardworking–even pulling some invasive juniper, that was spreading all over our front yard, by hand. The removal of the old pine straw, replacing that with fresh pine straw, removal of leaves, edging trees and flower beds, and grass trimming and planting of annuals on all sides of our house has added a cleaner, nicer looking, inviting appearance to our yard. We highly recommend using Dr. Dan’s for their Spring Yard Refresh and Clean Up. We intend to use Dr. Dan’s for all of our yard improvements in the future.
Mike and Janet Yankes – Virginia Beach
Your crew came early in the morning and completed the job quickly. Thank you for getting the job done when I needed it. I was very pleased with the look of the metal edging. The wood trim had outlived its usefulness
Sidney and Sandy Allwein- Virginia Beach
Dr. Dr. Dan,
The border replacement around the patio flower beds was expertly done and beautiful! It was beyond our expectation. We needed proper drainage to keep soil from washing onto the patio. Chris devised a plan to correct the problem and it is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Chris and the team did an outstanding job and it was done in a timely manner. WE highly recommend Dr. Dan’s.
Sharon Hume and Miriam Dull – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern:
What an Incredible New Yard!
I first contracted with “Dr. Dan” to put in a new fence in our backyard. Our old one was in terrible condition. They did such a fantastic job and our new fence looks so beautiful. I feel they went WAY above and beyond giving me more than I asked for at a very reasonable price.
They did such a great job with the fence that I asked them about the possibility of updating our landscaping. WE recently had several home remodel projects done and the contractors tore up the backyard. Dr. Dan and his crews designed a beautiful landscape plan for us and now, rather than an eye sore, I believe we have the best looking yard in the neighborhood. Or at least we will once the newly planted grass seed grows in. They put metal edging around all the flower beds and filled them with top quality mulch. Again, they went way above and beyond and even pruned back some of our existing shrubbery.
If you are looking for the best fence and/or landscape contractor in Virginia Beach, look no further than Dr. Dan’s Outdoor Living.
Sidney and Sandy Allwein – Virginia Beach
Dr. Dan and Team,
I could not be more satisfied with the work you and your team completed for me in the past couple of weeks. From the installation of the drainage system on my cement deck, to the installation of the gate in my backyard fence, through the thorough and outstanding job in the cleanup of my entire backyard, everything was accomplished in a most professional and complete manner. From management through every single worker, it was a pleasure to deal with your company. Your employees were efficient, well-mannered and extremely responsive to any questions I had. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will not hesitate to call you to fulfill any requirements I may have in the future. Equally, you will be first to be recommended to any friends and neighbors I have for similar work requirement they have.
Austin Carr – Virginia Beach
To Whom It May Concern,
The work Dr. Dan and his crew did to improve the drainage and look of my back yard was, in a word, OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! Dan came over and after listening to my wife and I, devised a plan that no only solved the problems, but also took into account the unique needs of access for our four dogs. Once the plan was set, he and his crew (led by the amazing Chris) executed it to perfection. My backyard is no longer a swamp, and the new drainage system handled the combined 20 plus inch rainfall of two tropical weather systems. His knowledge also assuaged the fears of this homeowner as to whether the yard could take the rain (it did). I have recommend him to my neighbors and would so again in a heartbeat.
Bob Adamcik – Norfolk
Thank you very much for the wonderful job your crew did in our backyard. We had removed a twenty-five year old above ground pool and we were left with a 22 foot round area of packed down sand. We had a shed that we had not raised enough and it flooded with every rain. Our yard had a drainage problem which caused our side yard to become a swamp when it rained.
Your crew broke up the packed down sand and removed it. They leveled the area and put down sod. They took everything out of the shed and raised it and replaced everything. It has not flooded since. The drainage problem we were told by others could be solved by a French drain. Not so, said Dr. Dan. The problem was with the water coming off the gutters. So his crew used an auger and went down a few feet and put in a pipe which would take the water from the gutters and send it right back down into the groundwater system. Even with the rain from Hurricane Matthew the shed didn’t flood and the water drained relatively quickly in the side yard.
Chris helped me choose which stones would work best in our yard. The stone areas were bordered with a strong edging and they even made a place for our grill. I love our yard and so does our Boston Terrier.
Thank you so much for all your suggestions and advice. Your crew had in all done in about two and one half days. They worked the whole time and only stopped to show me wheat they were doing and make sure it was okay. This is a job we never could have done ourselves regardless of how much time we had.
I highly recommend them.
Frances and Ron Shaneyfelt – Virginia Beach
We love the look of our yard! Thank you for your professional services. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Peggy & Thomas Taylor – Virginia Beach
I saw your trucks in my neighborhood doing other jobs and I saw the quality of work, so I though maybe I should give you a try. The price and professional courtesy you gave me were unparalleled to any other service companies that I have used in the past. I would like to personally thank you for taking down and knowing the correct trees to be removed on my property. I have heard of: Buy one get one on box of tissues but never knew I would get a two for one on the amount of tree pruning your company offered. Your prices are outstanding, keep up the good work.
Allan Doughty – Virginia Beach