Below are references from just a few of our many satisfied clients.
We’ve used Earth Works for a number of projects from patio repair to landscaping maintenance and been very pleased. Natalie and Clay are both easy to work with and take the time to listen to what you need.
They’ve been very flexible and creative in problem solving with us, mindful of the cost factor, and able to provide consistent, reliable care for our home and several rental properties. The crews are always friendly and helpful and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with them.
We have used Earth Works to maintain our yard for several years and periodically to replace plants and mulch. We have been very satisfied with their service. One aspect which we appreciate is the consistency of workers who come to our house. Having the same people in the crew gives us comfort, not only that the job will be done consistently, but that the crews are dedicated employees… as opposed to day laborers.
When we are having non routine work done, Natalie has consistently been on site to ensure that the work is done correctly. She has been flexible to work around our schedules and has been fair with the cost of the work done.
We do not hesitate to recommend Earth Works to our friends and family.
We have known Natalie & Clay Balke since we moved to the Woodlands in the late 1990s. We initially worked with Natalie when she was with a different lawn service, and when she and Clay started Earth Works we moved our business to their company.
Earth Works have provided our yard service ever since the company began operations and has consistently done a great job. Their pricing is competitive with other yard services in the area.
We have also used Earth Works for our sprinkler system repair & maintenance as well as for yard design services several times and they have always done a great job.
Natalie and Clay are acceptable and want to provide their customers with outstanding service. We are comfortable recommending them and their company to you for consideration.
Dear Natalie & Clay:
I want to thank you very much for the wonderful job you guys have done in landscaping my front yard! From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, I cannot express my appreciation enough for a job well done. You incorporated the ideas I had for the project with some very unique ideas of your own and created a “one of a kind” front yard that I am very pleased with!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t express my gratitude to your crew; they were very hardworking, polite and did small, “extra” things that made the whole experience a positive one!
In this day and age of contractors who seek a quick profit for the short term with no regard for the customer, it was so refreshing to do business with a company who delivered what they promised, on time and within my budget.
Please use my project as a reference for any future work that you may bid on. I will be more than happy to discuss your good work with anyone who wishes to contact me.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Balke,
I just turned my sprinkler system on for the summer and I realized that I failed to tell you all how happy we are with you guys and Earth Works. You installed the system in July of 2003 and there have been no problems.
We chose you because of the wonderful job you did in landscaping and installing the sprinkler system at Montgomery Methodist Church. The Church Trustees were impressed with the workmanship, timely completion, and follow up on the few minor problems, while all the members were pleased with the overall job.
Shirley and I are so pleased with our sprinkler system and the sod that you installed for us. Thank you for the follow up visits you made just to assure that all was working well.
Please feel free to use us as a reference. Our address and phone numbers are listed below and we will be happy to talk to anyone about your wonderful service.
I so appreciate the way you are able to read my mind! You “heard” what we wanted when we hired you so many years ago! You keep our vision in mind when the seasons change. Your team takes care of our property and is very respectful of the safety of our dog. Thanks for all your expertise and knowledge.
I want to thank you for the beautiful landscaping that you created for us at our home.
When we first spoke, I vividly remember telling you that what we wanted were easy plants to care for, but, most of all, I’d love to be able to look out the windows anytime of the year and see something in the garden bloom. You not only accomplished this for us, but the delight of seeing such vibrant and beautiful colors all year has been a source of delight to both of us.
We just sit and marvel at how lovely the landscaping is – we feel that you completely captured the essence of what we both wanted. Gerald wanted it to be an easy garden to maintain and I wanted blooms all the time. What can I say? You did it magnificently and we thank you!
I must tell you that whenever I see a new home under construction, I want to leave a note in the mailbox and suggest that the owners call you so; they too, can have exactly what they want.
You listened, made many notes, but you also made two people very happy with the results.
Dear Clay & Natalie.
I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent design and development work you did on our landscaping. Our house is not only our personal residence, but also one of the showcase homes for our company, and one we use often when showing prospective customers our work. The landscape design is one of the first items that everyone comments on, and it makes our home stand apart from many others around it. Your attention to detail, hard work, timeliness, and honesty, made it a pleasure to do business with you.
As a custom home builder, we are constantly reviewing our sub-contractors, making sure that they are working hard for us and we are paying on target for market value. We know that when it comes to landscaping, we never have to look further than Earth Works. Your company is the only landscape design company we recommend to customers, and the only company we go to when providing landscaping for our homes and/or customers. You have a professional staff, and your crews are friendly and helpful, always taking time to answer questions about our plants, if needed.
Thank you for all your hard work and I wish you many years of success in your growing business.
Earth Works – specifically, Natalie & Clay Balke have designed and installed a beautiful customized landscaping design for our home. They took the time to listen to our desires and future plans and designed our landscaping accordingly. They had to contend with someone else’s poor workmanship and yet, still successfully executed our plan.
They are very customer oriented and accommodate their time to the customer. They have the ability to listen to what the customer has proposed or has in mind and then professionally outline the plan. They are extremely innovative. When our landscaping ideas and plans were implemented, the outcome was beyond our expectations – just simply beautiful! They have the ability to complement the existing house décor to that of the customer’s plans. They are also willing to work within the customer’s budget and follow through on their work.
We highly recommend Earth Works for all your landscaping needs whether it is a totally new design, sprinkler system or lawn and garden maintenance. We wouldn’t consider anyone else!
I wanted to take this opportunity to express how pleased we are with the landscaping project you handled for us at our home. The planning, plant selection, and implementation of the design beautifully incorporated our ideas and concerns resulting in the type of backyard setting we dreamed about.
After consulting with several local firms, we decided to go forward with you on this project based on your forthrightness, honesty and knowledge you demonstrated in answering our many questions. It was quite apparent to us that you were extremely knowledgeable in all the areas we felt required expertise. We really appreciate your personal attention to detail, flexibility and making sure that each phase of the project was completed to our satisfaction.
Your installation and maintenance crew is exceptional. They exhibit the knowledge and caring that exemplifies your company.
We look forward to using your services for our future landscaping, irrigation, and yard maintenance needs. Please use us as a reference whenever the occasion arises.
Earth Works does a great job for me. I am very particular about my yard, my flowers and my garden. They always do exactly what I want and always with a smile. I have become friends with my yard men and they take great pride in maintaining my yard. I’ve recommended them often.
Dear Natalie & Clay,
I am sending this letter to you to thank you for all you have done. I could not have asked for two more caring and professional people to do work at my home. I have had a lot of very hard days in the past four months since the death of my husband. My husband and I talked a lot about what we wanted to do to the yard, once I had my youngest daughter and he recovered from his back surgery. The things we talked about, I was afraid would never be carried out once he passed away. I can now say thanks to you that our dreams for our home have been carried out. I cannot express in words what this means to me. I have some beauty put back in my life each time I look out my window or walk outside. During this time in my life, this is just what I needed!
I have been so pleased with how everything turned out. My yard is just beautiful. I know it will stay this way because of my sprinkler system (See Clay --- I am giving you credit too!). I have had so many of my neighbors come by and tell me how beautiful my yard is and I always tell them about your company. I give them your number too.
I would just like to end this letter by saying how glad I am that I have met both of you. I feel very blessed. I know that my husband is looking down right this very minute and he is thinking how beautiful his yard is. If Ronnie could speak to you, I know he would thank you for all you have done for his family. I know that he would have liked you the minute he met you. I also know that he would have loved all of your ideas and he would have done everything I did. That is saying a lot! My husband was very picky about the things that he did to the house. Thank you again for all you have done!
My husband and I recently had a house built in The Ranches at Pinehurst and were fortunate enough to have found Clay & Natalie Balke and their company, Earth Works. We began working with Earth Works in May 2003. At that time, Earth Works provided us with an outstanding plan for the landscaping and irrigation of our new home. John and I were very impressed and decided to allow Earth Works to go ahead with the plan. Our irrigation system has 24 zones and covers approximately 3 of our 5 acres.
As our project progressed, Natalie & Clay proved to be a pleasure to work with. They are both creative and talented, but also possess the ability to see a project through in a timely and effective manner. Clay, Natalie and their staff have demonstrated a solution-oriented attitude and have been frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches while catering to our every whim. We highly recommend Earth Works to all of our friends and family and plan to continue using them in the future!
Terry and I are very appreciative of the hard work and extra attention to detail you exhibited while planning and carrying through our landscaping job this June. The paving turned out so great and we are now able to enjoy our entire backyard since what you did ended our drainage crisis and extended the “livable” space in that corner. I really enjoyed watching everything take shape, and we are so glad we selected you for our “renovation”. We just had the structures painted a creamy color, so it looks even nicer. Thank you so much- it’s been great working with you both!
I have known Natalie & Clay Balke, of Earth Works, for approximately three years. They both are very responsible and conscientious with regards to keeping our yard and landscaping very well maintained. Earth Works employees are also very sufficient and hardworking. If someone needed services they provide for designing, landscaping, irrigation, etc., Earth Works would be my recommendation.
When we relocated to the Montgomery area two years ago, Natalie and Clay Balke designed and installed our initial landscaping and irrigation systems. Since the spring of 2001, Earth Works has been commissioned three more times to do further work for us. Each time the job was performed to the agreed-upon specifications and price. The Balkes have been instrumental in making our home and acreage our pride and joy.
Natalie and Clay are courteous, prompt and professional. Their knowledge in their respective fields is impressive. When we have needed repairs on the irrigation system due to our own negligence, Clay has scheduled us within two days of our requests. His attention and concern for the working order of our system is greater than any customer service we have received from other contractors of this kind in the past. We do not hesitate to recommend them to our friends and neighbors. Their top-notch personal service is what other companies should strive to give all of their customers. Earth Works would be a great asset for anyone wishing to have a beautiful and low maintenance yard.
Several years ago, I was somewhat frustrated with my landscaping. Each year I would contract for new plants only to have them not last through the growing season. I was visiting my neighbor and noticed that she always had a very nice landscape and really didn’t seem to have much in the way of upkeep which is what I was looking to have.
She proceeded to give me Natalie’s name and highly recommended I contact her as she had been using Natalie for years and was highly satisfied with the professionalism and knowledge she brought to the landscape.
Natalie came out and immediately after my explaining that I was looking for a landscape that was low maintenance and one that I couldn’t kill. After a rough sketch of my property, she proceeded to move plants, replace some plants and really brought my landscape alive. Natalie was very open to doing this a year at a time so it was not a very large expense each year and utilized the plants I had not killed in a very novel and interesting landscape.
Needless to say, I am very pleased and have continued the relationship with Natalie & Clay (he also installed a rain monitor – so it’s one stop shopping) over the years and absolutely love my landscaping!