Hi Dear Russell, Thank you for all that you are doing and have done for our trees and plants. We are most appreciative and look forward to health and longevity for the plants and a wonderful, long and healthy relationship with you and your company too … Gratefully, Jacque & all the plants & trees
In January 2018 I took a long, hard look at my yard (front and back) and saw that everything looked as though it were gasping their last breath. Something had to be done or I was going to end up replacing all the trees and plants. I was not happy since I’d been paying a gardener to come by twice a month to “take care of” my yard! So, I turned to my favorite nursery, Evergreen Nursery in Oceanside. I explained that since I didn’t have any grass I was looking for a gardener who REALLY knew trees and plants—not just a mow, blow and go guy. Without even hesitating, the person I spoke with pulled out a business card for Bowman Plant & Tree Care Specialist and said “he’s the best.”
I called Russell and set up an appointment to meet with him. He proceeded to walk through my yard naming every plant and tree, pointing out all the different insect infestations and signs of disease. (Things were worse than I thought!) I was very impressed with his level of knowledge.
He then began to describe his vision for both my back and front yards. Wow! It was clear that he was able to see the potential more than I could. The citrus trees in the back were half dead (or more) so I said I wanted him to remove them. He looked at me like I was crazy! He then smiled and said, “No, no, no. I can bring them back to life.” Now it was my turn to look at him like he was crazy!
As it turns out, he was right. My orange and lemon trees have never looked this healthy since we moved in 6 years ago. The avocado tree actually has avocados on it this year!
My poor, sad looking plants and trees have come alive with new vigor! I love the vision Russell had for my yard and how, with just a few changes, and the addition of what we call “Russell’s joy juice” (fertilizer tank) my yard has been completely transformed. I even hosted the Carlsbad Garden Club summer social luncheon to show off how beautiful it has become. Needless to say, they were quite impressed!
Russell talked me into taking out some of the duller, succulent plants I had and replacing them with rose bushes. Me? Grow roses? Uh.. I don’t think so. Boy was I wrong! I now have a little piece of paradise in my own back yard and relish spending more and more time outside enjoying my beautiful rose garden and the fine work of Russell and his team. I can’t say enough about the breadth and depth of knowledge they have demonstrated over the past several months. They are easy to communicate with and extremely responsive whenever I have a question.
Without reservations, I highly recommend Russell Bowman Plant & Tree Care Specialists!
Julianne Adamik – Carlsbad, CA
In early August of this year, Russell R. Bowman of Bowman Plant & Tree Care Specialists was recommended to us as “the best in San Diego” by Maria at Evergreen Nursery in Oceanside. How prophetic her recommendation has been – as our completed project looks like a little slice of heaven and definitely “the best” we could ever have imagined. And the entire project was without stress or complications unlike most renovations that we have been involved with.
Because of the severe water rationing of the past few years – we let our back-yard grass go to dirt and the plants that survived were old and overgrown and just plain ugly. We had no idea of how to improve the area and certainly knew we could not physically take on the task.
From our first meeting with Russell, we loved his imagination, knowledge and dedication to plants, trees and greenery. – He feels himself guided by the Master Gardener – and the result of this collaboration is something to behold.
Russell gave us a proposal and followed through with an oasis that is beyond anything we would have believed. He took our likes and dislikes into consideration (including favorite colors) and added elements that blended everything into a thing of beauty both in our front yard and back.
Another wonderful touch has been the installation of a drip system, so we no longer must drag hoses around to water our potted plants on the patio itself – genius!
He started on time, finished on time and the estimate was more than reasonable as he added on additional services like cleaning our palms, removal of an over-grown (and buggy) Juniper and expert trimming of our larger trees. Plus revamping the plants in the front of the house.
Throughout the entire process whenever he had an inspiration – he would share it with us for confirmation and ensure we were pleased with his ideas. And we were! Over and over he came up with “extra” and more wonderful ways of adding just the right touches.
It is without hesitation and whole-heartedly that we have recommended Russell and his crew to everyone we know. For anyone considering a future project, we would be happy to be contacted to explain our satisfaction in further detail. We also are eager to show our beautiful landscaping to anyone who would like to see the wonders Russell has created.
Sincerely, Judy & Garrett Colbert – Carlsbad, California 92008
For the several years, Russell Bowman has provided landscape services for our home in Del Mar , California.
Russell is a conscientious professional whose work reflects his expertise in plant selection and care, as well as, his ability to provide irrigation solutions to the challenges we face in Southern California. I would recommend Russell to anyone who seeks to improve the aesthetics and condition of their landscape.
Dave and Pam Scott
Del Mar, CA
“This company is FANTASTIC! Russell is extremely talented and provided me with the vision and solution.
I had five huge over grown trees in my tiny patio, and he removed them and replaced the area with baby palms. The patio looks great and we love it! The pricing was very reasonable and a formal quote was presented.
Russell’s crew works very hard and fast, and the place was left spotless. I plan to cal Russell for future work. I’m telling all of my friends about this company and the great service.” – Dee W., Vista, CA
Russell’s people did an excellent job. Came on time, did good work, and left the place spotless.” – John F., San Diego, CA
Great service and follow-up. A real pleasure to deal with and they cleaned up completely after delivery.” – Marlene M., Santee, CA
“He is excellent. His workers all speak English and are very good in their work. They clean up after the work. He is wonderful. I feel like I am in a magical garden. Just excellent work.” – Mrs. B., San Diego, CA
“They were very professional and very easy to work with. I will hire them again for my next job thanks Jackie” – Jackie H., Santee, CA
“Very pleased with Russell and enjoyed working with him. Very professional and went beyond” – Dick B., San Diego, CA
“Very responsive and conscientious. Russell took the time to inform and educate me, too–which I greatly appreciated.” – Steve F., Poway, CA