Dear Neighbors considering a garden/landscaping project:
We were delighted with Mike Bovarnick and Groundbreaking Landscapes. From start to finish, the project was the most professionally executed and enjoyable part of our home remodeling project. Mike’s crews arrived on time, were professional and diligent, and produced excellent results. Mike has a good intuitive sense of how to work with awkward spaces, and how to make the most out of shady, hilly San Francisco gardens. We’re delighted with how he pulled it all together… decking, borders, the hot tub installation, stairs, and landscaping. It all works wonderfully together, and we also feel pleased with the value we received for what we spent.
Sincerely, Justin Hecht
— Justin Hecht
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Mike Bovarnick and Groundbreaking Landscapes.
I can’t say enough about Mike and his crew: They do great work, at reasonable rates, and are very easy to deal with. I hired Groundbreaking Landscapes in Summer 2002 to create a backyard garden. What had been nothing more than a collection of weeds and overgrown trees has become a breathtaking oasis. I was so pleased with the results that I subsequently had them completely re-do my front yard and a plantable courtyard. I would not hesitate to hire them again.
Mike is nothing short of amazing. He has an artist’s eye for design and an expert’s knowledge of plants and soils. He pays close attention to detail, to ensure the highest quality work is being done. I found Mike and his crew to be completely professional and reliable in every regard, yet also very down-to-earth and fun to work with.
Very truly yours, Steve Young
— Steve Young
Mike Bovarnick and Groundbreaking Landscapes worked with us to come up with our landscape design.
After the yard had been cleared and leveled, each day we’d go out and Mike would spray the outlines of our various features (the patio, the walls, where the trees would go, etc.). We found this iterative process much more realistic and enjoyable than waiting 6 weeks for an architect to “design” our yard on paper. Our friends couldn’t believe the transformation. Mike turned wasted space into a play area that our kids use daily.
In addition to the great quality work he does, Mike is a pleasure to work with. Once the job started, he made progress daily and finished on schedule. What impressed me most was his attention to detail. Mike has a great feel for design. We didn’t give him any plans for our bench swing and he came up with a beautiful structure with a trellis that draws people into the back of the yard.
We can’t recommend Mike highly enough. 
– Chris O. and Regan P. Glen Park, San Francisco