Stormwater experts inspecting Ambrose Landscapes catch basin

Above: Three state erosion-control experts inspected an Ambrose Landscapes residential stormwater project on a steep-slope Asheville property in Jan., 2009, for educational purposes. Here they are reviewing how the raingardens held up after 3 1/2 years. From left to right, from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University: Anthony LeBude, Assistant Professor and Nursery Extension Specialist; Cliff Ruth, Extension Area Agent for Henderson/Transylvania Counties; Amanda L. Stone, Extension Agent and Interim Director for Buncombe County. 

Testimonials & Reviews about Ambrose Landscapes

I came home from work (in the daylight) and was amazed at how beautiful the lawn looks. I am so excited! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and making the lawn the prettiest that I've ever seen it before. "

—  Mr. and Mrs. Cauble, Weaverville

"Hi Steve,
I would like to use several of your photos (with credit of course) in upcoming presentations."

—  Mitch Woodward, Area Spec. Agent – Watersheds / Water Quality, Wake County Center – NC Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University

"Hi Steve,
... D. and I absolutely love what you did with the side of our house. We couldn't have imagined anything like that. Not only the fantastic transformation, but it's creative, it's functional and it's something I never would have thought of. We love it. ... Great job and I certainly hope you get some referrals out of it."

— Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair, Weaverville

You are my hero! Through all the rain this past week, not one single bit of runoff or erosion. It [the dry stream] worked like a charm. ... I absolutely continue to be amazed by the ingenuity of it all. Thanks so much ..."

— Lisa King

"My requirements were quite simple when contracting with Ambrose Landscapes... do the work we agreed to on time, on budget and don't leave me any messes to clean up. Ambrose Landscapes did exactly that and the project looks great! Ambrose Landscapes is my contractor of choice."

— Ken Honeycutt, GRI, CRS
Alacarte Real Estate

"The customers were very happy with how everything looks [at Elk Mountain]."

— C. Crowhurst
DRA Living Modular Homes

"My front yard was desert-like from the droughts of recent years. Steve and his crew came in with tillers and found that the soil was actually fairly healthy. After cultivating a nice area to create a healthy foundation for my plants, they put into place a variety of grasses, native perennials, and shrubs. We chose gray stones of various sizes to create a border, and voila! the yard was transformed in a day."

— S. Piland, Asheville 

*See before-and-after photos of her yard

I wanted to take the time to tell you how happy I was with the landscaping you did for me last fall. I never expected that our project would look so good. Your employees worked faster than anyone I have ever seen in the landscape business. It was such a refreshing pleasure to work with someone with such high integrity. As soon as we move into the second phase, you'll be the first I call.
Thank you,"

— Marshall Manche

Owner, and Real Wood Furniture (formerly Wood You of Asheville)

Card signed by students"Steve,
Thank you for your efforts and volunteer time helping the students of [Buncombe County] Early College have a successful Day of Caring. Your generosity of time, equipment, plants & knowledge role-modeled for our students awesome community effort. Thanks again for all you did to help us.

— Doug Hutchman

*See photos of Day of Caring project
*See another Day of Caring letter

Doug Hutchman business card

"Steve —
Thanks for my beautiful yard! I love it!"

— C. Pruitt, Asheville 

Everything looks great. Thanks so much."

— Ken & Claudia, Alacarte Real Estate Services Group, Asheville

"Dear Steve,
I just wanted to say thanks again for working so hard to meet our Sept. 30th deadline for the installation of the streambank stabilization project at Bob Youngblood's home. You did a terrific job on really short notice. I want you to know that I REALLY appreciate your efforts.

"Thanks to you and several others, we were successful in utilizing the grant money that was set to expire Sept. 30th. This keeps us in the good graces of the funding agency for the next time we want to apply for grant money. We couldn't have done it without you!

"Thanks again!" 

— Diane Silver, Henderson Co. Extension Agent & Director, Mud Creek Watershed Restoration Project

*See before & after photos of Youngblood stream-repair project

"Mr. Ambrose,
"I want to thank you for volunteering again at Hominy Valley. Our campus is the most beautiful one around. Your expertise in landscaping is evident through your designs and plant choice. We constantly receive compliments about how beautiful our entrance is — I really appreciate you and the time you have dedicated to our school."

— Dr. Angie Jackson, Principal, Hominy Valley Elementary School

*See Hominy Valley School landscaping