What Our Clients Say About Us


“I've had a string of bad contractor experiences that I wouldn't wish upon anybody, so I'm leery when hiring someone since it always feels like I'm falling back into the abyss. But hiring Don Thurber's Silver Spring Landscaping couldn't have been a better experience. After interviewing 5 different landscape architects, Don's suggestions for my yard's difficult drainage and grading problems ended up being not only the most intelligent, they were also the most elegant. My yard looks incredible, the paver-stone patio is beautiful, the crew is excellent and their work was top notch. Don was very cool to work with and comes highly recommended.”

Christopher P. - Silver Spring, MD

“Silver Spring Landscaping was extremely nice and easy to work with. They had great ideas for design and plant selection. Their crew was wonderful and knew what they were doing. The stone mason was professional and a perfectionist; our new paver walk and driveway came out just beautiful, as did the landscaping. All of our neighbors have stopped to tell us how nice the yard looks and several have asked for their number. They far exceeded our expectations.”

Carolyn K. - Rockville, MD

“Don listened to my desires for our yard and gave excellent suggestions and recommendations, which demonstrated his knowledge of the profession. He made certain that we were totally satisfied with the finished product. Our yard looks absolutely beautiful including accent lights he also installed. People driving past our home, stop frequently to look at our newly installed landscaping. We will be calling on him for further work in the future. We give Don our highest recommendation.”

Cheryl W. –Silver Spring, MD

“Silver Spring Landscaping designed and created a beautiful garden and walkway which flows into my backyard landscape. Don Thurber and his crew transformed an area that was filled with dirt and bland pebbles into a serpentine path that belongs in a fairy tale. A stone boulder walkway adorned by ferns, creeping jenny and other plants; in shades of green, chartreuse and violet, provides an inviting and imaginative entranceway which always brings a smile to my face when I see it!“

Surrie M. -Washington, DC

“Don completed a challenging grading and drainage job, and performed extremely well under harsh conditions. I then was satisfied enough to hire him for a "curb appeal" makeover (plantings and walkway) to help sell my house. His design work was not only artistic but in very good taste. He is definitely the kind of guy that you want to work with.“

David M. – Laurel, MD

“Don and his team were fantastic. He provided me with a real vision for the landscaping transformation. They were very professional and the final product looks fantastic. I would definitely recommend Silver Spring Landscaping, especially if you are looking for someone to transform your dull landscaping into a natural, beautiful setting- like he did with ours.”

Eric A. – Silver Spring, MD

“Silver Spring Landscaping’s customer service is what sold me. The owner was directly involved in the planning and design. His daily site review ensured work was done to plan (and then some) and on schedule. His patience throughout the process was appreciated, and the price was competitive. Their professionalism shows why Mr. Thurber’s company has completed major commercial projects and that easily transcend to residential homeowners. The landscaping looks great, the lighting accents superb and my neighbors are asking if they can take family portraits using my property as the background”.

Damon B. - Olney, MD

“The contractor worked with me to develop a scope of Work on materials and timing. We worked together to bring the cost of the project down and under budget. They were able to address all my concerns prior to commencing and worked under the constraints of our Home Owners Association. Their crews worked professionally and maintained a clean work space that did not affect our neighbors. They know their trade well and are very 100% satisfaction oriented. The landscape/hardscape included wall planters, French drain, patio, walkway, and plantings. I would without a doubt recommend them for any hardscape and landscape project.”

Persona V - Rockville, MD

“From the onset I let it be known to Silver Spring Landscaping that I didn't know anything about landscaping but that I wanted 'curb appeal' to attract buyers to my home. The owner Mr. Thurber drove by on his own to view my front yard for an assessment. He made recommendations, lowered the overall cost by incorporating my existing plants and ultimately, did an outstanding job. He and his crews were very professional, they cleaned up after themselves, and if my house doesn't sell, I will enjoy the beautiful new landscape forever.”

Carolyn Y. - Gaithersburg, MD

“I feel Silver Spring Landscaping can provide you with a great outcome to any landscape project you would have. I much prefer working with small contractors vs. large for all my property work because of the direct communication available to where the “buck stops”. Mr. Thurber’s vision of what will look good comes natural to him and the results were better than we expected.”

Keith M. - Highland, MD

“Don was very helpful when I asked him what we needed to do to get rid of all the rainwater that accumulates in our backyard. His crew was very professional and got the work done in two days. My back yard looks awesome!!!! My next door neighbor has already asked for Silver Spring Landscaping’s phone number. Thanks again !”

Beverly M,- Laurel, MD

“My yard looks great! All the work was completed in a single day and the result was an amazing transformation”

Deborah M,- Columbia