Imagine relaxing alongside sapphire-bright water, firepit glowing in the background, the smell of seared shrimp wafting from the grill … now imagine it’s not a luxury resort, it’s your own backyard. Not possible, you say? Donnie Powell thinks different. For nearly two decades, his company Finer Lawn & Landscaping has created dream-come-true outdoor escapes, hand-in-hand with his expertise in patio renovations, landscape lighting, pergolas and decks.
“We’re more than just a landscaping company,” Donnie says. “I love forming a connection with homeowners looking to unlock the potential of old or under-utilized areas around their home … to bring their ideas to life, turn dreams into plans and create the perfect space for them.”
Transforming ho-hum backyards into heavenly retreats is where Donnie and his team shine (and the part of his work he loves best). And exactly what Tim and Sherry Conley were looking for.
“Donnie was extremely professional, and very creative,” Tim says of the experience. “The work was beyond our expectations—it was beautiful.”
“We did everything, from the ground up,” Donnie says of the project—and its end results. “We began with an estimate for the pool, and to have the backyard redone. Next, our board-certified landscape architect provided a full, readable scaled drawing.” Visual elements like this, Donnie maintains, can be extremely helpful in planning stages (and are included in all consultations).
“Then, we got to work removing the old patio, plants and landscaping to install everything new—an in-ground swimming pool with decorative pavers, outdoor kitchen area/grilling space with a built-in gas grill and refrigerator, storage area, and even granite countertops.” His team also installed a fire table, an eye-catching firepit built into a granite island top.
On another side of the yard, Tim requested a rustic setting for hanging out. Donnie responded with a custom stone seating wall to complement an additional wood-burning firepit.
“It’s truly a piece of art,” Tim says. “But it’s also a sanctuary.” Where beauty meets functionality.
According to Donnie, it’s all thanks to his dedicated and committed team. “They’ve been in the business a long time, some even longer than I have!” he laughs. “They’re simply good at what they do—friendly, respectable, and know when they step on a job site to give it their best.”
That attitude is at the heart of Finer Lawn & Landscaping’s success, reflected in both the finished product and the relationships made getting there.
The perfect season to consider a free consultation? It’s now—and Donnie’s quick to explain why.
“Whether you’re planning to do a project in the spring, fall or even next year, now’s the time to start the process,” Donnie says. “Yes, we have availability right now, but we also understand sometimes customers aren’t ready for us to begin right away.” In Donnie’s pro opinion, you can never start planning early enough. With just one meeting, Donnie and his team are able to jump-start your ideas and deliver a full-color rendering of the completed plan, taking guesswork out of the equation.
“We can get ideas on paper, designs, and then work toward the starting date.”
Donnie points out those who are interested can call or submit details on their website. “We’ve always provided estimates on-site, and our crew always respects protocol,” he says of the COVID-related procedures in place. Donnie adds that he’s even able to follow up phone discussions with a distanced crew visit to get measurements. “We don’t have to come inside,” he points out. “Ninety percent of our estimates are done outside, where the work will be taking place.”
In short? “Beat the rush, and get on our schedule. Let’s get this thing rolling! The outdoor oasis of your dreams is just a phone call away.”
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“What I like most is working with my clients, to make their dreams or visions come to life. From design to installation, I stay engaged with them, make sure they’re educated along the way, and that we’re really creating a space they’ll enjoy for years to come.”