A beautiful, well-kept garden sets the tone for your outdoor space. It enhances your curb appeal. It brings calm to your life, because you’re not telling yourself, “I really should do something about…” those weeds or that overgrowth. Your plants are healthier and happier. The best part? You don’t have to do any of the work yourself.

Better View Landscapes is a full-service landscaping company, offering design and installation as well as snow removal, lawn care, and garden maintenance. With more than 25 years of experience in the Pioneer Valley, we have an in-depth understanding of the local soil, climate, and plant life, as well as local construction regulations. We’ll take a customized approach to your outdoor space to ensure you get the services you need when you need them, including trimming and pruning, weeding, fertilization, mulching, seasonal planting and plant replacement, debris removal, and more. 

You can rely on us to show up when we say we will, communicate with you so you’re always up-to-speed on the condition of your plants and soil, answer the phone when you call, and provide a world-class customer experience right here in Amherst, Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more about our garden maintenance programs and how we can help you keep your outdoor space healthy and beautiful.

Satisfied Clients Throughout the Pioneer Valley

Our landscaping services are second to none in New England, but don’t take our word for it! Take a look at our reviews to see what our loyal customers have to say.

Tory offers ideas and insight to your plans. Calls get answered and returned. His crew does what they say they will and really take ownership of projects.
Everything you want in a contractor.

We have used Lawn Jockey over the years for a number of services, including mowing, pruning, mulching and fall clean up. They are always responsive, professional and do high quality work. Their friendly staff has always been good to work with

Service and quality is excellent! The office staff as well as the lawn service people are very professional, flexible and responsive. You really can’t go wrong!

Tory the owner was able to give me a quote within 24 hours and his crew was very professional when they were on my property. I was happy with the work and their communication with me. Highly recommended!

We are committed to providing immaculate landscaping and exceptional customer service year-round!

What Sets Us Apart

We work on gardens and outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes, and each one receives meticulous attention to detail. Our highly trained and experienced crew takes pride in a job well done, and we want you to be completely satisfied with our work. This is how we set ourselves apart among landscaping companies in the area:

  • Decades of experience with Pioneer Valley soil, plants, and climate
  • A history of exceptional work on everything from outdoor kitchens and patios to tree planting and garden maintenance, fire and water features, and snow removal
  • Extensive horticulture education—and a commitment to ongoing growth and learning
  • Expert landscaping advice that addresses the long-term outlook for your plants and hardscaping features
  • High-quality materials and healthy plants, selected in alignment with your aesthetic preferences, budget, and lifestyle needs
  • A full range of landscaping services, supported by top-of-the-line equipment, industry-leading designers, and a skilled crew
  • A commitment to serving the community we call home

Call us or fill out the contact form to request a quote for your project. 

Gardens and Other Outdoor Spaces We Love

At Better View Landscapes, we are committed to providing our customers with extraordinary landscape designs and installations that will stand the test of time. We enjoy the opportunity to create gorgeous landscapes for our customers in both residential and commercial settings, from stone patios and cozy fire pits to shimmering lawns and immaculately trimmed trees and shrubs.

Our dedication to the creation of unique and stunning landscapes is evident in our previous projects. Visit our Portfolio Page to see some of our most amazing landscaping designs and installations.

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We Make It Easy to Work With Us

At Better View Landscapes, we strive for clarity and transparency. All of our contracts are clearly outlined, with no hidden fees. We tailor your service plan to meet the particular needs of your property, so you can rest assured that your landscaping will look its best year-round. Getting started is simple:

  • Request a Quote

    Contact our office using this online form or call the office directly. We will ask for details about your property, the kind of services you require, and your budget requirements. If you fill out our form, you can expect a call from our representatives within one business day.

  • On-Site or Virtual Meeting

    Once we have determined that your project is a good fit, we will set up an on-site visit or virtual meeting, depending on your project. For design projects and more complex landscaping contracts, we will visit your property to gather information. If you require basic maintenance services, we will conduct an easy virtual meeting via Zoom to clarify the details before preparing your proposal.

  • Estimate

    For our maintenance services, we will prepare a proposal within 3 business days of our first meeting and send it to you for review and approval. Most initial design proposals will be ready within one business day of our initial meeting. Following this design concept meeting, we will prepare your agreement and pricing as discussed and send it to you for approval.

  • Your Custom Plan

    Once we have completed contract discussions, you can review and sign your design plan or care plan. We will request your installation deposit before scheduling work, and your design fee must be paid prior to beginning design work. Most initial design renderings will be ready within ten business days after your design proposal has been accepted, with a follow-up meeting(s) upon completion of the initial design plan. For landscape maintenance plans, we will provide you with an invoice in the week following each service visit, and payment will be charged against the card you have on file.

  • Agreement & Work Begins

    Once you have signed your service agreement, maintenance and installation services will be added to the schedule. You will receive regular communication from our team to ensure that any questions and concerns are addressed quickly. Our team will be available for any questions you may have after each maintenance service visit, and a comprehensive walk-through will be conducted with you upon completion of your installation project.

  • Follow-up Care

    For maintenance contracts, you can expect monthly follow-ups to ensure your satisfaction. For installation services, we will reach out to you after the work is complete to provide follow-up care recommendations and service.

Comprehensive Landscaping Services for Every Season

In addition to landscape design, we provide a variety of landscaping services for our customers in Amherst, Massachusetts. With decades of hands-on experience in landscape design, installation, and maintenance, we are committed to offering superior service. Our comprehensive line of services includes:

For our customers who require landscape installation, we provide dedicated landscape design services. Our design services include walkways, paths, and hardscapes, landscape lighting, retaining walls, planters, perennial gardens, and more. Visit our Landscape Design Page to learn more!

Better View Landscapes provides full-service installation for hard and softscapes, trees, paths and walkways, lighting, retaining walls, perennial beds, and more. With decades of experience in landscape design and installation, we will quickly and efficiently create a gorgeous landscape that you will love to come home to every day. Visit our Landscape Installation Page for more information!

In addition to horticultural knowledge, the experts at Better View have a wealth of design and installation experience that makes us uniquely suited to install outdoor living areas, including firepits, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, built-in grills, patios, and so much more. Take a look at our Outdoor Living Page to find out more!

We know that a beautiful landscape requires ongoing care and attention, which is why we offer personalized landscape maintenance plans. Our plans are specifically tailored to meet the particular needs of each property, including garden beds, fine gardening, tree and shrub pruning, seasonal cleanup, and trimming, among many others. Visit our Landscape Maintenance Page to view our full selection of maintenance services.

Our quality lawn care plans will keep your lawn looking lush and healthy. We provide a host of tailored lawn care services, including aeration, fertilization, mowing, hydroseeding, overseeding, turf care, and complete lawn renovations. See our Lawn Care Page to learn more!

We understand that commercial properties must look professional and clean at all times. We help smaller commercial properties and property managers, who value a higher level of care, attain a polished aesthetic. Our commercial services include: commercial landscape installation, maintenance, irrigation, and snow removal. To learn more, contact us today!

Gutter cleaning is an efficient, cost-effective way to prevent a lot of headache and hassle. This should be done at least twice a year, though your gutters may require more frequent cleanings if you tend to get more build-up of leaves and other debris throughout the year.

To learn more about our extensive selection of landscaping services, visit our Services Page!

We’re Proud to Provide Garden Maintenance in Amherst and the Surrounding Area

After more than 25 years of servicing New England properties, we have a thorough understanding of the area’s unique climate, soil, and moisture, as well as comprehensive horticulture knowledge of local plant life. We are proud to provide exceptional landscape design, installation, and maintenance services to loyal customers in and around the Pioneer Valley. Our extensive service area includes:

Design build services only

Don’t see your neighborhood? Visit the Service Area page for more details, or contact our office to request service in your area.

Change Your Career, Change Your Life

If you are an experienced landscaper with a commitment to safety and an eye for detail, we want you on our team! Better View Landscapes is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful landscapes with meticulous attention to detail. We are seeking responsible employees with a strong work ethic and experience operating landscaping equipment. We know that happy employees mean satisfied customers, which is why we offer a friendly and safe work environment, comprehensive training courses, high-quality uniforms and safety gear, competitive pay, and benefits. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our current job openings.

Your One-Stop Shop for All Your Landscaping Projects

We put our experience, local knowledge, and eye for design and detail to work for you in Amherst and throughout the Pioneer Valley. Whether you need help with garden maintenance and lawn mowing or are looking to completely transform your outdoor space into a functional extension of your home, Better View Landscapes is here for it. We’ll collaborate with you to ensure your customized plan meets your unique property needs, aligns with your budget, and delivers results you’ll love for years to come. Contact us to get started on a regular garden maintenance plan to manage your weeding, plant replacement, mulching, deadheading, seasonal clean-up, and more.