testimonialsApril 16th 2013

To Everyone at Layaou Landscaping,

Thank you so much! The pavers look beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with the new found space. Layaou Landscaping is a great company to work with. You didn’t waste any time getting here, getting me an estimate and getting the job done. Now I don’t have to worry in the future. I have a trusted landscaper for future projects.

Best Regards,
Marty N.

Middletown, DE

About two years ago we decided the entrance steps to our outside basement door needed to be repaired.  We talked to several landscapers and chose Layaou Landscaping because we were most impressed with Fred Layaou's hardscape design for our entrance.  The work exceeded all our expectations.

In fact, we asked Fred to complete several more landscape jobs around our home, not only in our backyard but a major undertaking in our front yard, also.

Layaou Landscaping did a major backyard hardscape project at our son's home also, which we all were very impressed with.  His plan helped to alleviate a drainage problem he had been having in his yard for years.

The workers arrived early, took great pains not to damage any property they were not actively working on, and left each night after cleaning up around the area.  They were friendly and pleasant and took the time to answer any questions we had.

That was how we became regular customers of Layaou Landscaping and will continue to be in the future.

John & Janet


To Layaou Landscaping,

You answered my request for some sod work quickly, you came out when promised, and gave me a fair estimate. When I chose you to do my work, you came quickly and finished quickly. The sod looks great. Your crew cleaned up after themselves and left it looking good. They went a little beyond the immediate area I was looking to fix and made the entire space look better. They also went well beyond the job scope and fixed a small bald spot in my front yard too. Wow! Please give them my thanks."

Very satisfied customer,

Ray G.
Newark, Delaware

I heard about Layaou Landscaping from a friend and I went to their web site and was very impressed. I called and told them I wanted someone to come out and create a landscape design and the estimator was at my home the very next day. You could tell right away that he was very knowledgeable about landscape designs and we walked my property to discuss the possibilities. The next day I received a very detailed proposal and after a few adjustments I decided to have them do my landscaping. When they completed the work it was more then I expected. I would recommend Layaou Landscaping to anyone.

Very Satisfied Customer

Great company!! First of all real people answer the phone when you call and the owner himself came out the next day to look at our job and give us an estimate. Then we had a nice, detailed, professional quote emailed to us within a few days. We were able to zero in on the items that we wanted to do first which was a paver patio, wall and walkway and a little landscaping. The work was completed within a week and it is beautiful. We are looking forward to adding to our outdoor improvements this year with Layaou Landscaping. We have referred several friends to them, and so far everyone has been pleased.

If you want a company that gets the job done, call this one!! We had recently moved from Texas to Delaware into a house that needed a lot of TLC. We were frustrated trying to get someone to come out to give us some ideas and pricing and we either got voice mails or the person said they would come out and never showed up. Then we found Fred Layaou - he came out within a few days even though it was the busy spring season. We discussed several projects and I knew that I could not do everything at once, but when the quote was emailed to me it was all itemized out, so it was easy to choose what we wanted to do now, and what we wanted to do later. Within a week we had a great paver patio and walkway, and a lawn sprinkler system up and running. We then added some landscaping. We had one issue with a couple of shrubs that did not look healthy, and Layaou Landscaping's office person explained to us to wait a bit and see if the plants improved and gave us some advice on watering, etc - About a month later it still looked unhealthy and so they came out and replaced it. I am very happy with my experience with this company, and Fred has a lot of good ideas. His guys were all nice and good workers. You can get them on the phone if you want something done or if you have a question or problem, and that is important.


To Layaou Landscaping,

I first met a representative from your company at a trade show and my inquiry was immediately followed-up the next day with a phone call to set up an appointment for a free estimate.  Fred drove all the way to our home in Rehoboth to meet with us on a Saturday when it was most convenient for us.
He walked the property, took notes and a few days later we had a detailed plan for our hardscape and landscaping project. Fred had some excellent ideas and was very knowledgeable about plants, lawn, sprinkler system, drainage etc.  We decided to go ahead with the project and it was scheduled again at our convenience as we do not live at the house in Rehoboth.  The entire project was completed in 2 days and it looks great!  The workers were diligent and cleaned up everything and Fred was onsite to supervise. We are looking forward to the Spring when everything starts to fill in.  We were so pleased with the work that we hired them to maintain our lawn/yard year round. Great customer service as well!

Denise & Robin W.


Layaou Landscaping,
I would first like to say thank you for the beautiful patio and fire-pit, you exceeded all of my expectations. My family and I have really enjoyed our new outside addition and look forward to many years of good times and relaxation on the patio. I would also like to mention the craftsmanship, AWESOME! Customer service, I didn't know that there were still businesses out there that care about their customers. I could feel it throughout the entire process, Layaou wanted me to be happy with what I was getting. In my mind Layaou is second to none in quality, customer service and satisfaction! I look forward to working with Layaou on my next outdoor project.

Matt Harrington, DE

Layaou Landscaping
69 Albe Drive
Newark, Delaware  19702
July 25,2002

Dear Fred,
We would like to thank you and your crews for the excellent services you provided us in beautifying our backyard. We are so pleased and happy with the results of the hard workyour crewmen put into our landscaping. It was a pleasure dealing with all of your staff and they deserve awards for high customer satisfaction -  especially since they endured and worked through some of the hottest conditions this July.  The workmen were always friendly, professional, and worked non-stop.Needless to say, we have been enjoying our backyard ever since the job has been completed. There is a walking path beyond the fence in our backyard and every time someone passes by, they comment on the gorgeous landscaping. We have even had neighbors take pictures of our yard and we happily referred them to you. Your overall design, quality of work, and timeliness in getting the job done, have made us very satisfied customers.  Your  efforts are very much appreciated in getting the job done before our big party!   Our friends and family are still talking about the wonderful sprinkling system, landscaping, and pavers. We will  definitely call you first whenever another landscaping need arises!

Tom and Mary Lou Faas
118 Portside Court
Bear, Delaware I9701

 July 26,2005
Dear Mr. Layaou,
I wanted to take a few moments to express the satisfaction that both my husband  and I experienced  with dealing with you and the employees  at your office. When we first met with you, we advised  that we needed our patio for our upcoming  house warming.

 You and your team of workers were phenomenal  with delivering  and completing the patio in just two in a half days. When we came in on Saturday  and finalized our paperwor( your team of men was already at our home delivering the materials. The very next day, the workers worked  from B:30 in the morning  to 7:30 in the evening, then finished the rest of the job in a day in a half.

We received  rave reviews about our patio from our guest at our house warming. It is very elegant and I often just stare at it! It adds a great deal of value to our home and the landscaping is also beautiful.

We will be calling on you again  in the future to complete some additional paving for us and I will also refer all of our friends  to your company.

Thanks again for completing the job, working with us to finalize all financial matters, and for presenting a quality  job.
Mr. and Mrs. Forse

 JuIy 7,2003

judy P. Layaou
Layaou Landscaping
69 Albe Drive
Newark, DE 197002

Dear Ms. Layaou,
This is iust a note to let you and your staff know how much my husband and I are enioying our new patio. It has transformed our house and our backyard. If we had only known how easy it was to get a free estimate and how quickly you iould build it, we would have done this much sooner. It is like having an extra room in the house, perfect for entertaining, and we have gotten so much use out of it already.
Please thank-your workers for us for installing the patio so neatly and efficiently. I would recommend Layaou Landscaping for anyone who wants a iob well done.

Julia E. Hallock
Layaou Landscaping,  Inc.

69 Albe Drive
Newark, DE  19702
Dear Fred:
Well, we're able to look out our kitchen window to a beautifully landscaped area around our pool. Not only are we pleased with the view, but we also feel extremely confident that drainage around the pool and our home is what was truly needed. We have you to thank for that. We wanted to let you know how very pleased we are with all the work you've done. Though we started out thinking we'd only get a few things done and have quite a bit left to complete ourselves,  through our discussions with you, we rcalizedthat we couldn't afford to wait. That the drainage problems which would result by us doing it our way would, in the long run, cause us greater heartache and have a greater impact on our wallet. Thank you for helping us see the big picture. Your thoroughness  in the plaruring and your ability to move quickly and professionally  through the job are attributes that we greatly appreciated. The finished product is top notch. Your flexibility around the planning, timing, and finances were a big help, also. Thanks again for the wonderful job.  There's no doubt in our minds that you'll hear from us again for future business.
Kenny & Marie Potter

Layaou Landscaping
69 Able Drive
Newarh DE W7A2
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to you to thank you for the mulch you donated  to my service project. Our troop met on April 15 and made a path from the gym to the playground area. We dug out the path then put the mulch down. On behalf of troop 902 and Cornerstone United Methodist Church I thank you for your more than generous donation.
Mafthew D. Rein

Layaou Landscaping
69 Alber Drive
Newark, DE 19711
Dear Mr. Layaou,
 My husband and I  are writing to  express our gratitude and satisfaction with the landscape work you recently did at our home in Middletown. Feel free to use our home as a'"showcase" for anyone who wishes to "stop by" to check out the quallty of our your work in this area.
  We were so happy that you could build our massive rear patio while we are on vacation! The brick pavered patio was built around our existing pool deck of concrete. The patio also connected to the driveway. You seamlessly connected the patio to the entryway of the home, which is two and half feet above ground level! Once the patio was built, you perfectly set a black wrought iron fence along the line of the pool deck and patio.   This  patio  construction was  challenging because of  the  above-mentioned requirements. Your patience with us, while we designed and selected color and style, was appreciated. You were able to show us many examples of your previous work.  We knew exactly what we were going to receive prior to signing the contract. The end result is a stunning patio. We receive compliments from everyone who sees it.   In fact, we
named our rear yard, Resortski!
  The same pavers were utilized in the front of the house to replace a slate walkway from the driveway to the front door.  Agairq we followed your advice on the layout:  a walkway leading to  a  radial design set before the  entryway.  It  is  very grand in appearance and size.  The existing concrete steps were capped with pavers;  making it look as though the concrete steps were never there.
  The in-ground sprinkler system with  six zones makes maintaining our trees and shrubbery a cinch. The timer option greatly enhances  the system.
  The transplanting of our existing shrubs and the extension of our beds places the size of the lawn and home in scale with our flowerbeds. All  of the transplants have thrived. We intend to continue to embellish our landscape  through your company. All work  described was executed in  a  timely manner with  precise attention to  detail. Suggestions were carried out and we couldn't be more pleased.
  Needless to  say, we  are very  pleased with  the  work  completed, especially considering the magnitlde of the job.  The work was delivered as promised. We have and will continue to refer you to our family and friends. We'll be seeing you next season,
I am sure,
Ed & Cindy Rosortski

 Layaou Landscaping, Inc
69 Albe drive
Newark, DE 19702
September 1, 2002

Dear Mr. Layaou,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the crew for their hard work and patience as we adapted to ournew  sprinkler system and sod. The sprinkler system is working very well once per day in the middle of the night.  The rain sensor shut-off is working as well.  The sod has begun to take off and looks great.  We appreciate your calls to remind us to adjust the sprinkler.
Please feel free to take pictures of our lawn for your reference file.   You may also use us as a reference as well.  We appreciate your offer for a Berkeley Garden Bench.  Quite frankly  though we have enough lawn furniture.  I'd appreciate a little  extra mulch to spread around in a few areas in lieu of the bench if  that's possible.
Enclosed is a signed contract for the 2003 limelpre-emergence/weed&feed applications.
George Rudloff
10 Carly Court
Mansion Farm
Bear, DE  19701


Layaou Landscaping is contracted with the Delaware Center for Horticulture for spring clean-up of the Martin Luther King Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in Wilmington. The job required more compost mulch than anticipated when bid but Layaou provided the additional mulch required to complete the job as a donation.Thank you!


Pam Sapko

Executive DirectorDelaware Center for Horticulture
TEL (302) 658 6262 Ext. 102
1810 N Dupont StreetWilmington, DE 19806

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To Layaou Landscaping

I want you to know I really appreciate the quality work your team provided on the hardscaping project. I have had many neighbors stop by to comment on the patio's and sod work. Most of all, I am very satisfied. I'll actually be able to enjoy my yard for the first time since I moved here 10 years ago! I've told many people about your business and will continue to do so.

Best wishes,


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