Who We Are

Our company was founded in 1982 by Steve Mansfield who is still the owner/operator. It was originally named A-1 Landscaping of Orlando, Inc. Some 30 years later in 2007 we took on a partner and future total owner, Ronald Martin, our son-in-law. Steve Mansfield is from Central Illinois where he grew up in 5 boy's homes and 17 foster homes. He moved to Orlando in 1980 and after a couple of years of sleeping in and out of his car as well as flop houses, and working in labor pools for $25.00 per day, he realized he needed to develop a plan for a better life. He took his $54.00 and a loan from a friend of $600.00, and turned it into a multi-million per year business. He never forgets where he came from and has donated in excess of 1 million dollars to places he's lived in as well as local boy's homes in Orlando such as Edgewood Children's Ranch.

From 1982-2000 we worked mainly in the Orlando area grossing 2 million per year doing landscaping, sodding, and irrigation. From 2000-2007 we did all the sod, irrigation, grating, and landscaping on new homes as well as existing homes at the Plantation of Leesburg. The project built out on December of 2006 and we stayed until the completion. When we first started with this project there were 4 landscapers until 3 months later when they narrowed it down to just us. We did 1700 homes, 5 model homes, and 2 club houses.

In 2006, we changed our name to Mansfield Landscaping LLC., from A-1 Landscaping of Orlando, Inc. In 2007 we started doing after market landscaping in the Villages, Florida as well as the rest of Central Florida. For the ten years that we have been in the villages we have worked for over 4,000 customers. We created a world class nursery and outdoor showroom and estimate that even though we have a hundred competitors in the Villages alone that we do 1 out of every 5 after market jobs.

Our philosophy is simple; keep our word, do what we say, and do whatever it takes to make the customer happy. That's why there's never a deposit required. If you are not happy we will do what it takes to make you happy. Estimates never take more than 1-2 days and jobs never take more than 3-10 days.

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Helpful Hints

  1. When getting other quotes: have specific amounts and types of product, amount of sod, footage of curbing, etc.
  2. Never give a deposit, we do not ask for one.
  3. Ask if you are not happy with the job if they guarantee it or will remove everything at no cost to you.
  4. Ask if they bring three (3) times the quantity and three (3) times the type of plants you need to let you choose others in case you are not satisfied with your original selections.
  5. Ask if they will plant all the big stuff and place small plants in buckets to allow you to re-arrange them until you are happy.
  6. Ask if they have a web site, a portfolio of all jobs completed and a brochure depicting any plants that may be used.
  7. Ask if they will drive you around to jobs they have done so you can see their prior work.
  8. Ask if their irrigation tech comes by after every job to adjust your irrigation, re-set your timers and make sure everything gets 100 percent coverage. By law, all new landscaping is allowed to be watered for 30 days, from 4pm until 10am.
  9. Ask if they furnish frost blankets for all cold sensitive plants if necessary.
  10. Ask if they will come to your home within 48 hours if you need service. Do they guarantee all work will start within 3-4 days?
  11. 9 out of 10 landscapers do not have Workmans Comp or have General Liability coverage. Ask to see our certificates.

20% OFF All Jobs

Offer Valid Only If Job Given At Time Of Estimate. $3500 Job Minimum Required. Offer Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate. Job must be completed by 04/15/17.
We offer estimates at your home or in our landscape nursery & hardscape showroom. Please setup an appointment and come down to our nursery with pictures of your landscaping and a copy of your plot plan. If you receive an estimate at our landscape nursery & hardscape showroom and it is necessary to visit your home to confirm estimate details, you still are eligible to receive and discounts & special offers as long as at home estimate confirmation is done the same day or the following day.
Offer expires 04/15/17

20% OFF All Nursery Materials

Offer Must Be Presented At Time Of Purchase.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Offer expires 04/15/17

What Your Neighbors Are Saying About Mansfield Landscaping

I am extremely pleased with the landscaping just completed by Mansfield Landscaping at my residence on Janeann Terrace. This is the 2nd time we’ve used Mansfield—shortly after we moved to The Villages in 2007 and this recent job. They know what they are doing, listen to and work with the customer. Steve Mansfield is one fair and honest person to do business with, his landscaping team is diligent, hard working with polite, pleasant personalities. I would highly recommend Mansfield to anyone interested in doing any landscaping. There is no longer a concern as to which lawn mower will be in my yard—and and I really like my ‘LESS IS MORE’ LANDSCAPING. Many positive comments have come from my neighbors. Thank you Mansfield Landscaping.

Anonymous (The Villages)

We saw one of your flyers in the local newspaper and decided to give you a call. Within an hour you were at our home ready to explain our landscaping options and give us an estimate. After driving by other projects you had done, we decided to have you do our landscaping. The project was started on time and finished within 2 days, even though we made changes in the plantings as we went along. We are totally satisfied with our landscaping.

Being new to the area, we were unaware of the care needed for our landscaping, especially in colder weather. The day before a big frost, we were delighted to come home and find that you have come over and covered our Robellini with a frost blanket as well as some other frost sensitive plants. We recommend your services to anyone wanting a great looking landscape done on a timely basis.

Corky and Diane (The Villages, Hadley)

I have always had a positive experience with Mansfield Landscaping. We shopped many potential landscapers and none of them had the industry knowledge and level of customer service I received from Manfield. Additionally, we have continued to have great service by this crew AFTER we paid them, and to me, that is the true test of a good company.

Rose of Virginia Trace

I just had my yard landscaped by Mansfield Landscaping. Wow what a landscape it is! Met with Steve for about two hours. Road around his nursery and tagged the trees we wanted. Steve made recommendations and came up with a fabulous design for our yard. His landscape team came out the next day and began work promptly. The men were very professional and knowledgeable (and courteous too). They cleaned up before they left and returned promptly on day 2. They made sure we were happy with the location of all plants and trees before they placed them in the ground. When they finished up our yard was completely transformed. No money up front...payment is not expected until job is complete and you are satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend Steve and his team. Give Steve a call (352) 324-2640 if you are going to landscape your yard. Stop by our house and see for yourself!

Anonymous (The Villages)

Our property was starting to look somewhat dated and needed a landscaping facelift. Cannot tell you how pleased we are with the job done by Mansfield Landscaping. These are some of the hardest working individuals we have seen here in The Villages. Since the completion of our property, several neighbors have stopped by and commented to us on how nice it looks and what a change. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and will highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping to others, which we already have.

Mike & Cathy Lafferty (The Villages)

We have just completed a large landscaping job with Steve Mansfield and are totally pleased and impressed with the quality of the work, the overall appearance and the end product. The job was completed within a week of the estimate and far below other estimates. With those estimates the jobs could not have been started for over a month, at a much higher cost. We went to the nursery with our outside pictures and chose the specific trees we wanted in our yard. This was a long process, but well worth the effort. Steve likes to talk, but he estimated the job that we wanted with the exact trees we wanted to our total satisfaction.

Anonymous (The Villages)

We agree with Angie. Our landscaping was done by Mansfield Landscaping when we purchased our new home. Almost two years later one of our Sylvester palms was dying. We contacted Steve, and 2 days later the dying Sylvester was removed and new one planted...and at no cost. That is what we call service! We still receive compliments on the landscaping wall, islands, etc. Highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping.

Betty Churn (www.talkofthevillages.com)