Last year at this time, our backyard resembled a construction site; patches of dirt shared with an occasional dandelion or rock, a stump where a crabapple tree once stood, weeds that had overrun former flower beds. Our front lawn didn’t look much better. Its grass was tired, the shrubs unsightly…ours was certainly not the envy of the neighborhood!

 Enter Mark Lally, and within no time Mark transformed our outdoor space into a beautiful, tranquil flowering oasis of grass, stone, trees, shrubs and perennials. With his keen eye for design, his extensive knowledge of plants and his sensitivity to our preferences, Mark and his crew did an outstanding job. We could not be happier or more satisfied with his work, and would enthusiastically recommend his services to anyone looking for quality work done by a skillful, reliable, honest and reasonable landscaper.

Adam Nussenbaum, Esq.
Newton, MA

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work you and your crew have been doing at our Center.  You have come on a regular schedule to take care of our property whether that involved snow removal, leaf raking, or trimming the shrubs and cutting the grass.  It is so nice to not have to worry about how the property looks or, in the winter, if the paths are clear and safe.

Above and beyond that, we thank you for the manner in which you have worked at our building.  You and your crew have been very courteous, and as quiet as you could be.  This has been very important to us because of the nature of our work here – the training of spiritual directors.

We will be happy to recommend you and your workers to anyone asking and we are willing to be used as a reference for you in the future. Thank you again for a job well done.

Pat Babish
Center for Religious Development
Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA

Our property was seriously churned up when we had an addition built onto our house; the garden areas had to be reconsidered, reconstructed or moved. Mark sees the big picture - he started by sitting in the space to observe the contours and the light. In one area, he reconstructed our bluestone patio in a new location, creating a cozy corner and making use of large stones that he  selected, brought in and artfully placed to enhance the patio and  nearby flower garden. We enjoyed working with Mark; he listens to  your preferences and provides ideas and solutions to discuss and then executes them with experience.

 Marianne Perlak
Watertown, MA

We hired Millstone Landscape to fix our tired front foundation plantings.  Some shrubs were overgrown, others dead, and some just out of place.  Mark suggested keeping many of the shrubs, reshaping and transplanting them as needed.  some new shrubs and a tree were added and the front of our house looked beautiful.  In a couple of days our landscape had a "new" look, but also looked mature and complete.  We were very pleased and impressed with the outcome!

Sam & Sahra
Belmont, MA

We engaged Mark Lally to redesign some extensive landscaping in front of our home, and to undertake to execute the plan.  There was a particular challenge of removing some very well established old plantings on a steep bank.  We found Mark to be easy to work with, full of good ideas, flexible in adjusting his suggestions to meet our specific change requests, and very hard working.  He delivered a quality job on time and on budget.  We would not hesitate to recommend him.

David & Lynn Falwell   
Natick, MA    


e enthusiastically recommend Mark Lally and Millstone Landscape for both design excellence and attentive maintenance.  Mark created an exquisite plan for our property in keeping with our desires, the abutting trees and wetland, and with plantings appropriate for our site.  Implementation of the plan involved a lot of very hard work in preparation, contouring, laying out paths, and planting.  Mark and his crew accomplished all of this efficiently, and ever since have been assiduous keeping the yard, trees, and plants healthy and in good shape.  We are sure that you will be happy if you use Mark for your landscaping!

 Dennis & Nancy


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