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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
We 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
Phone: (617) 484-3914 v E-Mail:
Belmont, MA 02478