The crew worked hard and were polite. They did their best to make sure everything was the way I wanted it. I have someone in a wheelchair so wanted to be pay extra attention to making the area very accessible. The yard looks fantastic and will be a wonderful place to relax and enjoy when when the weather is nice. I am very pleased with the service. I am actually going to have them come back and do more work in my front yard!


Scott understood exactly what I wanted and he and his team delivered! What I had pictured in my mind is what Scott and his team built and my wife and I could not be happier! Scott is easy to work with, has great ideas, and has a professional team that was always on site and checking with me to make sure they were meeting my expectations.


Outside Insight did a fantastic job. They were here 2 days to do the work we agreed on. Scott explained everything beforehand and offered great suggestions which we used. The wall looks wonderful and the flagstone they laid alongside compliments the wall. The catch basin is concealed with decorative rocks. We could not be happier with the work done by this company and plan to use them again in 2016.


We really enjoyed working with Scott and his team. We really liked the design Scott proposed and their rates were competitive with other offers we had gotten. They did a great job and we have been getting so many compliments on the patio and back yard since. They completely transformed our back yard and we have been loving our time out there now. I honestly can't say enough good things about them and their work! We fully intend to use them again for any additional projects large and small.


They were responsible and very, very friendly. They were polite and clean. I think they were very competitively priced. They were far nicer than other comparable services I've used in the past. I would absolutely hire them again. I can guarantee I will be using them again next year.


Scott is very professional and thoroughly explains his ideas and answers to our questions. The installation was top notch and the design is terrific. We are thrilled and are looking at further projects with the landscape adviser. Timing was prompt and efficient.


I love this company and the service they provide. They are reasonable and very responsive to any questions and concerns. I would like to use this company again for some of their other services because of the quality of their work! Couldn't ask for a better contractor then Scott!


The crew was very hardworking. The foreman actually came over to help me load mulch that I had purchased on my own when he wasn't needed to help build the wall. The results of their work was fantastic. The wall looks amazing, they created a new bed for my new trees which really helped the appearance of the front yard, and did a nice job cleaning up my existing gardens. I plan on hiring Outside Insight in the Spring to redo the landscaping on my property, once our construction is complete. I highly recommend Scott and his team.


We were very pleased with Scott and would not hestitate to use his company for future projects. He is located within a mile of our home so that is an added bonus of having a great contractor so close by for future projects.


I called him a few years ago since I had an emergency (my yard man went out of business abruptly), and he has done the best yard clean up I have ever had done. They removed a tree for me as well, and provide lawn & yard work services. They’ve been wonderful and so easy to work with. Scott, the owner, is the one that I’ve primarily dealt with

Frances Williams

Having seen their work on a neighbor's house we called Scott to get an estimate on trimming trees, putting down mulch and doing a lot of basic yard clean up. This all included taking out one tree and trimming trees and bushes around our house, cleaning out brush and hauling away all of the debris as well as mulching and edging up our flower beds and around the property. Scott and his team were great. They came in and started early and finished by mid afternoon. When I walked around with Scott and asked if he could trim a couple of the trees a little more it was done immediately. Scott and his crew were very professional and left our house looking great. I would highly recommend them.

Keven Turner

He was so accommodating. He shared his ideas. I got to the point where I trusted his suggestions. I'd let him know what I wanted and he'd tell me what he thought I'd like better and why. People who go down the street say "I like your work!" That makes me feel good. It was more than I wanted to spend but it was worth it when the job was completed. I plan to use him again.

Mary Ann Luti

I own a small business within the tri-state area and have contracted with Outsight Insight for years. I take great pride in making sure my business curb appeal is first rate and Scott and his team surpass my expectations every year. Scott has a high degree of integrity and embraces a work ethic similar to my own. He knows his name is on the marquee and works hard to delivery a high quality service and finished product. I am reassured of his work through our many clients who visit the business and constantly comment on the beauty of the grounds. Working with Outside Insight is one contractor choice you will not regret.

Randy & Amy Boyer

My wife and I have experienced consistently positive results working with Scott on landscaping projects both large and small. In addition to his expert knowledge, he is very personable and works well with others. This was very important on one large project that involved other vendors as well as our neighbors -- Scott stepped up into sort of a general contractor role with the other vendors and also made sure our neighbors were comfortable with the project. We look forward to working with Scott more in the future.

Mike Davis

Scott and his firm have completed several landscaping projects for us. It is great to work directly with the owner of the firm, because he takes great pride in his work and moakes sure the outcome matches the plans. Unique solutions for landscaping challenges.

Jeff Bauer

Scott has designed and installed both hardscape (front walkway and front steps) and landscape (removal of existing shrubs/trees and installation of new) projects for my home. He did a great job of listening to our needs and coming up with creative solutions that would compliment our historic home and neighborhood. I would highly recommend him.

Liz Mathews

We are very pleased with Scott Gifford’s work on our landscape project – replacing our front steps. This was a challenge due to the steep grade of our yard. Scott was able to offer multiple creative options and approaches. He also remained cost conscious in each alternative presented. In the end, we were able to have our steps replaced as well as enhancements made to our porch and the surrounding landscape. Overall, this project was a great success and significantly increased the curb appeal of our property as we continue to receive compliments. Excellent return on our investment!

Mike Brinkmiller

“We had some rough spots and drainage issues that Scott was able to repair. We found him to be a good consultant in understanding our needs.

William Hammelrath

We have used Scott's services on several occasions and always been pleased with the results. He follows up on his commitments and delivers a good job at a competitive price. He's also personable and easy to work with, and I highly recommend him.

Biff Black

Scott does great work in whatever we throw his way. I feel like there is nothing in our yard that he can't help with

Scott Simons

My husband and I have the highest praise for Scott Gifford and Outside Insight.  Our landscaping project was much more than “plant a few bushes and create a few flower beds.”   The land surrounding our new home had not been landscaped at all, except for the grading done during construction.  We had a mountain--I do not exaggerate--of felled trees, a water drainage challenge (we built into a hillside; the house was secure but the land already showed erosion damage at the bottom of the hill out front), a driveway apron that threatened to erode, a forest of thistles and weeds--it was plain ugly and extremely daunting to us.  More than one person looked at what we needed and shook his head.

Scot came in, calmly assessed the situation, proposed a plan that met our goals within our budget, and then carried through.  The result is just fabulous.  Through it all, Scott and his crew were easy to work with, reliable and dependable.  And they cleaned up completely before they left.  Perhaps best of all, Scott treated our beautiful land with love and respect.  I felt that he appreciated the land as much as we did.  All in all, the landscaping project was a joy from start to finish.  I would recommend his company to anyone!  Thanks, Scott! 

Eddie and Terri Maue, Morrow OH

Overwhelmed by the vast project of a full property makeover for our home, I contacted Outside Insight for a bid. Scott has the rare combination of outside-the-box creativity and consummate business professionalism. Our hillside yard was a jungle, and he turned it into a lovely sanctuary, naturally drawing butterflies & birds. He was very open to collaboration, paying careful attention to what we wanted, and then took his vast knowledge and talent and performed magic; he also went above and beyond to help set up maintenance.  Prices are reasonable, the work was done on a timely basis, and Scott made himself very available for questions & direction, even after project completion. A top-notch, class act...

Angela Autrey, Columbia Tusculum

In the fall of 2007, my husband and I decided to replace all of the landscaping in front of our home. It was a big change for us, as the original landscaping was about 19 years old. Scott was our project manager and we couldn't have been happier working with him. Scott was always available to answer questions and make suggestions, but most importantly, as the plan developed, we decided to change a few things. With Scott's many years of design experience, we were able to create a beautiful flow, adding to the overall end result, which was beautiful. We cannot say enough about Scott's professional manner, his attention to detail, and his willingness to stay with the project until we were completely satisfied.

Debbie & Kevin Tully

"It was a wonderful experience working with Scott. His knowledge, professionalism and follow through was a critical component in the successful completion of our very large landscaping project. I would be happy to work with him again and would highly recommend him to others."

Nancy Pasternak

Scott's knowledge of both hardscape and landscaping needs were instrumental in the successful completion of our landscaping project. We had multiple subcontractors, much excavating, and hardscape construction - all of which Scott masterrfully coordinated. Scott is always professional, knowledgeable, attentive to details and willing to do what it takes to ensure a successful outcome. He was quite flexible and provided suggestions to meet our changing needs as the project progressed. We highly recommend Scott and enjoyed working with him.

Karin Coyne

"We are extremely pleased with Scott's work. Not only did the finished product exceed our expectations, but he also did an outstanding job working collaboratively with our builder who was putting a room addition on to our house at the same time Scott's team was working. In addition, Scott worked proactively with our neighbors to keep them informed of progress and issues, and made sure they felt involved in the process. We highly recommend Scott!"

Mike and Chris Davis

We have had the same landscaper for several years. We decided to install outdoor lighting this spring and had no knowledge about what type of lighting to buy. Because we were on a limited budget, we purchased two boxes of pathway lighting which contained 36 lights and the power packs. Our landscaper was happy to install the lighting at a significant price. I was convinced that our front yard was going to look like an airport runway.Scott reviewed photos of our front yard and was able to come up with a design in less than an hour. He took the time to research the lighting that would match our house at an affordable price. He explained that less is more and clearly had a vision.We decided to fly Scott down to Florida. The job was done in one day to include lighting and landscape design. We were ecstatic over the results-the front of our home looks like it should be in a magazine.

Jan and Doug Curry
Sarasota, FL

Scott Gifford provided us with a complete landscaping service. From the initial consultation where we articulated our vision to the completion of construction and planting, Scott was our partner in the realization of the project. He helped in the design phase, providing knowledgeable advice concerning hardscapes and the suitability of plantings.He was also attentive to issues that arose during the implementation phase and moved to quickly resolve them. We were very pleased with the final result and have used him for subsequent landscaping projects.

Frank and Julie Smith
Indian Hill



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