Let Us Design And Build The Outdoor Living Space Of Your Dreams

Creating Naturalistic Outdoor Living Spaces For New Jersey Homes

Since 1973, GROUNDS KEEPER Has Been Setting The Standard For Landscape Design In Monmouth County.

Over 80% of our work comes by referral and from clients who ask us to complete additional landscape projects for them.

Whether you have a project you have been dreaming about like a new gunite pool, pond, patio or outdoor kitchen or you have a maintenance issue and need a retaining wall or drainage, we can help.

We create beautiful outdoor spaces with an emphasis on naturalistic plantings. Whether you want us to create a master plan to completely redo your landscaping or you want to install a project with just one element like a wall, pond, patio or landscape lighting, call us for advice – not a sales pitch.

If you’re ready to transform or update your outdoor space, let us make your ideas and dreams a reality. We look forward to making your property the envy of your neighbors.

Call us at (732) 566-1600 or complete the form here to schedule a consultation.

From the very get go Jay and his team are extremely organized and punctual. All work was completed on schedule. There was constant communication. Estimates were drafted up almost instantaneously as the work progressed so there were never any extra expense surprises. Meticulous in approach, artistic in design and caring in details. Clearly not just a job, this is a vocation for Jay and his team.

Matthew L., Keyport

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Enjoy The Sights, Smells, Sounds, Colors And Textures All Year Long

If you want to create extra outdoor living space with a new patio, gazebo or outdoor kitchen, or simply improve the layout and functionality of your landscaping by adding or replacing walls, walkways, pathways, ponds, pools, streams, landscape lighting or four season plantings, we can make your dream a reality. There are many ways that together we can design “Wow!” into your landscape.

  • Our Design Studio and Showroom is Open 6 Days a Week – See, touch, smell and experience the many beautiful, naturalistic landscape features installed on our property.
  • Successfully Designed and Installed Over 200 Landscape Projects in the last 10 Years – Plus we have been in business for almost 40 years and have all of that experience to draw from.
  • Our Founder and Our 3 Supervisors have over 100 Years of Experience with GROUNDS KEEPER – The amount of experience our supervisors have with our company simply means you will always have an experienced landscape professional on your project.
  • Multiple Industry Certifications and Designations – Certified Aquasacpe Contractor, Certified CAST Outdoor Lighting Contractor, Certified Rain XChange Professional and more.
  • Award Winning Design – We have been voted “Best in Show” at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show for 9 Consecutive Years – 2005 through 2013. You don’t have to hire us to do an award-winning design to get our uncompromising attention to detail. We enjoy less complex projects like new walkways, steps, patios or plantings.
  • … And that is just the beginning of our story.

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A Message From Our Founder

Please take time to review our site and all the information we have to offer. If you are comfortable with the information and education we offer then call us at (732) 566-1600 or contact us on our website to schedule a first meeting at our design studio and showroom.

Prior to that meeting we will provide you with our consumer checklist and a sample of the amount of detail we include with every proposal. You can expect to come away knowing specifically what you are getting for your investment by the amount of detail we provide.

We think you will agree with our clients who consistently tell us that they appreciate the time and attention to detail that we invest in their projects.

We are also confident that the information we provide will help you evaluate and choose the right professional landscape contractor to design and build your project.

We realize that there is plenty of competition in the market and we welcome this opportunity to demonstrate why our clients consistently refer us to friends, family and business colleagues.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to making your property the envy of your neighborhood.

Jay Phillip Eriv – President and Founder

Like What You See? Get Inspired By Some Of Our Other Projects. See Our Portfolio

Why Do Our Clients Refer Us To Friends, Family And Colleagues? Read Their Words

Thanks for a great summer!‏ Thanks for all the great work this year! It made the summer in NJ so much more enjoyable. Totally awesome!

Paula and Franco F., Sea Girt, NJ

I enjoy sitting by my pond listening to the sounds of running water splashing against the rocks. My pond replaces that missing environment of running streams, fish and hiking trails. When twilight and darkness are illuminated by the special lighting, it creates a tranquil cozy atmosphere. My morning coffee tastes even better when I go out and walk around the pond.

Connie and Ed K., Matawan, NJ

Our backyard fantasy garden. You open the gate and enter through an antique iron arbor quickly being overtaken by wisteria to a private magical sanctuary and follow the brick walkway to a circular patio with stone walls, pergola and fountain set amongst the Japanese maple and bamboo. It is there that you enjoy the sound of softly gurgling water, bubbling through a large Maine millstone. Come watch the birds drink, bathe and play. Daily this beauty and wonder holds a thrill. There is always something in bloom.

Christene and Bob G., West Long Branch, NJ

We wanted to thank you for creating the beautiful garden space we are now able to enjoy throughout every season of the year. Your vision and original ideas created a home for beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds that we are able to marvel at from our porch for endless amounts of time. It was a pleasure to work with someone who is so knowledgeable, inspired and passionate about nature and plants. You are truly a rare find.

Elena S., Freehold, NJ

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Get A Glimpse Into The People Behind The Landscapes And Ponds

Outdoor Blueprints: How Craig Termotto Plans The Outdoor Living Space Of Your Dreams

Backyard Blueprints: How Craig Termotto Builds Outdoor Dreams

Craig was recently interviewed about his work, his hobbies, his philosophy on the outdoors and how he approaches landscape design. The following is the story of how he brings outdoor living and countless smiles to his client. Craig Termotto is the owner of CST Design Group…

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Joy In Gardening: How Jay Eriv Brings Indoor Lifestyles Outdoors

Jay was recently interviewed about his work, his hobbies, his philosophy on the outdoors and why he designs landscapes. The following is the story of his passion and how that has made a difference in the lives of so many of his clients. Jay Eriv is the owner and master…

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Our Certifications & Awards Mean The Best Design And Service For You

Certifications are one way to determine if a landscape contractor is up to date on the latest materials and techniques. We are very proud of our certification by Aquascape. There are an estimated 4,000 landscape contractors in New Jersey and less than 20 have been recognized by Aquascape.

We also belong to the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association because of the training and education available through membership. The information provided by NJLCA helps members stay current with industry standards.

And our certifications, experience and passion have paid off. We’ve been awarded “Best in Show” at the New Jersey Flower And Garden Show for 13 consecutive years. Winning awards is nice but we expect every client to feel that we delivered an award winning project for them even if it had only one element.

Certified Aquascape

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NJ Landscaper Contractors Association Members

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Certified RainXchange

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Meet With Professionals And Learn At Our Events & Seminars Find Out More

Red Bank Farmer’s Market

Visit us every Sunday from 9am-2pm, from Mother’s Day through Mid-November. If you’re looking to redo your landscape, pond, or add an outdoor kitchen or living space, we’re offering FREE consultations when you visit our table (a $150 value).

See more on the Red Bank website

Earth Day Sale

Visit our Matawan showroom during store hours April 21 through 23 and get 10% off all plants store-wide. Plus, get 10% off underwater koi cameras.

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