Monday, November 30, 2009


Darin responded quickly to the initial call and offered excellent suggestions on laying out the initial design. Once the construction started, the job foreman proved to be extremely competent and pointed out on several occasions certain changes we needed to make in order to improve the finished product. All members of the crew were professional, easy to work with, and very skilled. The entire job was completed in one week. They cleaned up thoroughly. This was big project for us and not something we had previous experience with. We are very, very happy with our new back yard.

Mr. Walden

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Someone came by today and finished a couple of last details on our project. I really appreciate the fact that they did not let anything drag on for any length of time.

Last week was honestly the most fun I’ve had in years. There is something neat about working toward a goal and being able to actually see the result when you finish. My job doesn’t give you the same tangible results after the fact. As I get older I seem to appreciate the difference even more.

I sincerely hope that you and Heather continue to have success and grow your company and achieve your goals. If we can be of help in offering referrals or showing the patio area to any of your prospects, we would be more than happy to do so. Just ask!

Please pass on my words of thanks to the crew. They were terrific. We feel very lucky to have Jose as a job foreman. His expertise, ideas and recommendations were great and his skills at laying the random pattern will provide us with enjoyment for a long time.

Well, that’s all I have to say. If anything comes up I will call. Otherwise, I will be in touch when it’s time to take on the next project!

Crews and Linda

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Landscaping Is Cool!

Darin Brockelbank
Outdoor Living Expert
Metro GreenScape, Inc
13601 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28278

Landscaping isn’t always just for show. A well-designed landscape will not only add beauty to your yard but it also can reduce your cooling costs. Sound far-fetched? Let me explain!

Every day, that sun is beating down on you and your home. The rays of the sun are absorbed through windows and roofs, making your home hotter and making your cooling costs rise. You can diminish your summer heating costs by populating your lawn with shade trees. They don’t have to be gigantic, they can be simple bushes or trees that block the sun from heating up your first floor or second floor windows.

Shading and evapotranspiration* from trees will lower surrounding temperatures as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit! Because cooler air moves lower to the ground, the air underneath your trees will be sometimes as much as 20 degrees cooler! Imagine what that can mean in a Charlotte August! Trees often tend to keep moisture under their canopies as well, so while it might be a tad more humid, your grass will survive a blistering drought better then your neighbors. Shrubs, and ground cover plants can also shade the ground and pavement, reducing heat in the air before it reaches your home.

Now to use shade trees properly, you should consult with an landscape expert about size, location, shape and most importantly – type of tree! There are several different types of tree that will work for any home in any region, but you should find the proper one for your land.

To help with your heating costs, trees and bushes can be a buffer from the elements too. Heavy winds sometimes pull out the heat from a home, and trees can act as extra protection during wicked winters.
So landscaping is... a very cool GREEN solution !
Now is the time to develop your landscape plan for the next year. Contact Metro GreenScape at 704.504.0980 to schedule your appointment today.
*Evapotranspiration: the million dollar word of the day for the process by which a plant actively moves and releases water vapor)

Friday, November 20, 2009


I want to thank you and your workers for the beautiful job you all have done to my lawn today. I knew nothing about your company and at random in the phone book I called and received prompt attention to my call and in fact, you all went out of your way to give me a beautiful yard for the Christmas holiday. You can be sure I will call on your company for the needs of my lawn and highly recommend your services.

Jeanie Reinsel


Thank you so much for the professionalism and follow up with me on the proposal you prepared for me. As I spoke to you last week, I did have a second proposal prepared and found that you were very competitive in your bid. Thanks again for the professionalism you showed me.

Jerry Neel

Sunday, November 15, 2009


The wall is finished, it is not exactly what I had visualized, but now that is complete I love it.
Thanks so much. The guys that came to do the job were very nice and they cleaned everything
up. I was very impressed.

Thanks so much.

Donna Nielsen

Friday, November 13, 2009

Testimonial for Metro GreenScape!

Hello Darin,
Thanks for the great job Metro GreenScape did on our patio.

The enjoyment we get from it is made better by the fact that you gave us such a great price, and the construction process was quick and painless, with a absolute minimum of damage to the yard.
I have attached a couple of pictures.

Thanks again,
Rick and Pam Garcia

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


While preparing our Charlotte house for sale from Washington, DC, Darin with Metro-GreenScape proceeded with replacing our retaining wall in an outstandingly professional manner. Not having met face-to-face and at our geographic remove, Metro-GreenScape performed our desired work with alacrity, precision, conscientiousness, concern for detail, uprightness, and a handshake level of trust that’s all too rare these days. I give Metro-GreenScape my highest recommendation.

Milton W. Grenfell

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Small world! Darin is the absolute best! He did a terrific job on a new listing I have. Not only was his price reasonable, but he showed up when he said and finished on time!

—almost unheard of!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Thank you Metro-GreenScape for the phenomenal job you did for us. Taking the “dead” area in my yard and designing a beautiful courtyard with a fountain is the focal point of my entry. Your crew did a quality job implementing the design and your rates were very competitive. You transformed my yard from looking like a construction site, to a beautifully landscaped yard. My “landscape dreams have come true.”

D & J