Earth, Turf, & Wood is a professional design/build landscape company with over 17 years experience, specializing in outdoor living environments. We are the only design/build company in the area with a Registered Landscape Architect on staff as well as highly educated and trained field personnel.
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Earth, Turn, & Wood | 717.721.3530
196 North Reamstown Road Denver, PA 17517
At Earth, Turf, and Wood, Inc. we specialize in creating exquisite
landscape & hardscape creations for your home. We value and
appreciate the trust you place in our company. To that end, we are
committed to the highest standards for our work crews and everyone
associated with our company.
Whether you are interested in installing a patio, outdoor kitchen,
pool, complete outdoor living environment or other hardscape
creation, we have the ability to take you from planning to
completion, handling every aspect of your job from start to finish.
We are committed to having the right equipment, training,
employees and professional partners to handle any job, from a
walkway to a full backyard hardscape and landscape environment.
Your complete satisfaction is our daily goal and we look forward to
helping you fulfill your landscape and hardscape dreams.
To faithfully commit to setting the highest possible
standard in landscape design/build without sacrificing
honesty, reliability, or quality.
Stewardship • Professionalism • Creativity • Quality
Fireplaces & Fire Pits
Pergolas & Pavilions
1. The First Meeting:
When you call us, we’ll ask you a few questions about your project, and if
you’re interested, set up an appointment to come to your home.
When we meet, we’ll take you through our DreamBuilder Workbook and
spend some time brainstorming with you. We request that all decision
makers for the project be present for the initial meeting. We have found that
this avoids the need for replication, allows all thoughts to be presented and is
an easy way to have input from all parties.
2. Thinking & Dreaming:
After our first meeting, we encourage you to gather
examples of projects that you admire, and collect any
other information you think would be helpful for us
to understand what your dreams and desires are.
NOW is the time to discover ideas that you would
like to incorporate instead of finding that great idea
after your project is completed. Look for stone types
and finishes, plants, lighting, designs, and other great
ideas you would like to include. If there’s a
publication that you come across with a lot of ideas
we’d encourage you to purchase it and review it with
us. Some suggested landscape magazines to look at
include Fine Gardening, Southern Living, Garden
Design, House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens,
and Martha Stewart Living magazine.
3. Meeting the Landscape Architect and Creating the Plan:
After you’ve completed gathering ideas, and desire to proceed with the project,
the next step is to bring our Landscape Architect into the process to put all of the
pieces of the puzzle together to create the perfect picture. She is expert at
gathering all of your ideas and creating a design masterpiece which reflects a
sense of originality while incorporating your desired project parameters, color
choices, flow and functionality into a plan that works within your stated budget
Creating a plan requires time, research, and originality. Often times a
municipality may need to be contacted to inquire about restrictions, property
lines, impervious areas, utilities, etc. As a result we do have fees associated with
our initial architectural drawings as well as subsequent revisions. These fees are
usually less than 2-3% of the total cost of your future project.
These plans are an extremely worthwhile investment
• Eliminates the unknown and minimizes unpleasant
• Allows us to stay on budget
• Allows us to make accurate material estimates
• Gives you a firsthand look at what the final project
will look like
Since many municipalities will not approve a project for
a building permit without a professional plan, it is best
to plan this fee into your overall budget.
You may also find there is a need for revisions to the
original drawing, which should be expected.
(Remember, your first set of house plans often needed
to be “tweaked” after the first drawing as well.)
4. Reviewing the Initial Plan:
Once you have agreed to proceed with having our landscape architect draw a
plan, we will contact you in about 2-4 weeks to sit down and review the plan.
At this stage you will begin getting a good idea of how your ideas and
dreams are translating to an actual plan. You will also be able to give input
and make changes if desired. At this juncture we’ll begin to put together
some preliminary pricing for your project. To assist you in the budgeting of
your project, the pricing is broken down into phases in case you choose not
to do it all at once. We’ll also give you the pros and cons to doing your
project in phases.
5. Finalizing the Plan, Budget, and Contract:
At this stage we can make plant substitutions, material changes, etc and
exchange that information via email or phone. Once we have reached all the
necessary conclusions we’ll draft a final proposal and contract.
Once the plan is completed, we’ll contact you to set up a time to present the
final plan and costs. You will receive a detailed drawing incorporating the
concepts and ideas that were previously discussed.
The final result of our planning process is that you will have a design that
you love, a solid construction budget number based on your initial budget
figure, and the excitement and anticipation of a dream that is about to
If your decision is to go forward with the project, 30 days prior to
construction we’ll require a signed contract and 50% deposit with the
possibility of progress draws throughout the build. Specific material
selections will be finalized, and a time slot for your job will be reserved in
6. It’s Construction Time:
At this time we’ll introduce you to your project manager or site foreman and
exchange contact information. Throughout your build you will have the
same professional foreman and build crew which will make the relationship
enjoyable and the build process efficient. If at any time you have a question
about construction timeline, add-ons, or material feel free to ask the
As we begin the build process, we will be bringing in a lot of heavy
equipment and material onto your property and forming work-related
staging areas that will create an impact. Your property will become an active
construction zone, and there will be significant digging that will cause
obvious alteration to your property at first! The extent of this phase is often
underestimated by our clients and it can be somewhat shocking to see your
yard completely dug up, with significant equipment impact. We can assure
you that this is a normal part of the build process and once completed, will
be a distant memory!
7. The Emerging Dream:
At the conclusion of the hardscape phase, the plantings, sod, lighting,
speakers, and accessories will be installed. This is when your project really
comes to life. You may feel free to begin selecting things at this point like
decorative items, patio furniture, etc. Once the project is completed, the
foreman will do a final walk-through with you to seek your approval on the
At the conclusion of the project our foreman will do a final walk-through
with you on the project. At this time all necessary maintenance will be
detailed and we will document any areas of concern that you may have and
address them promptly. We’ll also discuss cleaning of the hardscape areas,
as some patio areas require a curing time for joint sand that has to been
cleaned in a specific way until it hardens over time.
We are pleased to offer our clients GROW, a landscape & hardscape
maintenance service that builds on our tradition of excellence.
As a client of Earth, Turf, & Wood, you are familiar with the high
standards and commitment to excellence that we bring to our hardscape and
landscape creations. With our GROW division, we now bring that same
level of quality to taking care of every aspect of your outdoor living
We offer a range of other services including:
• Snow Removal: Removal of all snow from driveway, around mailbox,
sidewalks, and ice treatment with environmentally friendly calcium
applications if required.
• Holiday decorations /lighting outside
• Specialty window box planting reflecting seasons and/or specific
• Problem solving: drainage issues, runoff, screening, plant selection, etc.]
• Storm Damage Cleanup
• Event set up – preparation and/or tear down and cleanup.
• Vegetable /Herb / Rose garden installation and/or maintenance.
• Green installation/maintenance: rain gardens, rain barrels, rain water
harvesting, composting, etc.
• Structure maintenance
We would love to hear from you.
Earth, Turn, & Wood | 717.721.3530
196 North Reamstown Road Denver, PA 17517