Grounds Keeper, Inc.

4.81 |24 Verified Ratings
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Grounds Keeper, Inc.

4.81 | 24 Verified Ratings
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4369 Route 516
Matawan, NJ 07747
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Grounds Keeper, Inc.

GROUNDS KEEPER...Naturalistic Outdoor Living Spaces.

I am a landscape designer, founder and president at GROUNDS KEEPER. Since I began our business in 1973 as a neighborhood lawn service out of my parent's garage, GROUNDS KEEPER has grown into a professional firm including landscape designers and architects with over 100 years of cumulative experience working together. My team and I design and build with artistry indoor lifestyles outside for residents in and around Monmouth County, New Jersey. Among other top honors, the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show has awarded our team "Best In Show" for 10 consecutive years beginning in 2005. From designing to planning through implementation, discover how your outdoor space can become part of your living space by scheduling an on-site consultation today. It would give me great pleasure to afford you some creative insight. Come tour our landscape designer showroom in Matawan where you can see, touch, smell and experience firsthand our naturalistic style. Your pond. Our passion! Jay Philip Eriv


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Service Area

  • Red Bank
  • Hazlet
  • Freehold
  • Keyport
  • Eatontown
  • Allentown
  • Oakhurst
  • Millstone Township
  • Englishtown
  • Howell
  • Middletown
  • Long Branch
  • Belmar
  • Farmingdale
  • Neptune
  • Morganville
  • Marlboro
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Services Offered

Designers & Decorators
  • Landscape Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape Design to Build with Master Plans by Landscape Architect for a Fee. Fees Are Then Proportionately Credited Back with the Phased Installation of Your Outdoor Living Project
  • Naturalistic Four Season Plantings and Attraction of Wildlife with Emphasis on Interesting Bark, Berry, Fall Color, Fragrance, Sound and Movement
  • Ecosystem Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Streams and Bubblers
  • Outdoor Kitchens, CAST LED Lighting, SONOS Music, Fire Places and Fire Pits
  • Walkways, Decks, Patios, Pergolas, Fencing, Irrigation, Custom Inground Pools, Et Cetera

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Warranty Offered
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 1973
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Matawan Chamber of Commerce
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: 13VH03754400
Expiration: 03-31-2020
Green Certifications
  • Rainwater Harvesting Certified AQUASCAPE RainXchange Professional, Master Certified AQUASCAPE Contractor and Master AQUASCAPE Retailer
Type: General Liability
Expiration: 12-06-2019
Type: Umbrella Liability
Expiration: 12-06-2019
Type: Automotive
Expiration: 12-06-2019
  • Among Other Top Honors WINNER 2014 Best In Show at New Jersey Flower & Garden Show (10 Consecutive Years from 2005 thru 2014)
  • Including the 2014 People's Choice Award
  • And 2014 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Association of Professional Landscape Designers New Jersey (APLDNJ)
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because It all began with my joy I found in nature spending endless hours catching butterflies, tadpoles and frogs as a child..

We started in this industry in 1973.

We describe our business as Well established

What is the secret of my success?

To get up every day and do what I love to do!


Grounds Keeper, Inc.

My Work
5 Projects
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Review by in Millstone Township, NJ
To the extent that we were seeking a naturalistic setting, one that would not appear contrived and inconsistent with the rural surroundings, we were fortunate to engage Grounds Keeper, whose founder, Jay, specializes in naturalistic settings. An encyclopedic knowledge base of plants, he also has a keen sense of aesthetic balance and understanding with respect to what will offer a setting consistent with the homeowner's goals. Project cost and timeline explained thoroughly; Jay was on sight during the entire process, always available to respond to questions or concerns. Staff is very courteous and respectful and once completed left the site absolutely immaculate. I would not hesitate to recommend Grounds Keeper to any one seeking that unique personal oasis!
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Project: Landscape a Back Yard
Very great experience Know respectable reliable and I'm disable he was very courteous of my needs
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Review by in Robbinsville, NJ
I hired Grounds Keeper to landscape my backyard space. Jay was knowledgeable and easy to work with. Even though my yard is small, the transformation was significant and the end result is beautiful. Not only were bushes and plants added, but a water bubbler and lighting. I recommend Grounds Keeper without hesitation.
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Review by in Neptune, NJ
We are under contract with Groundskeeper, so we cannot rate the final or finished product yet. However, we can say all has been pleasant and easy to work with and he listened to our needs and wants in drawing up the plans for our backyard. Cannot wait to see the finished product
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Review by in Keyport, NJ
After Super Storm Sandy, not just houses were destroyed, but all of the landscape surrounding those homes, as well. I told Jay from Groundskeeper that I'd like a little rock garden in front of my home. He created a beautiful rock garden (covering the entire front of my property) and sculpted me a new back yard complete with new grass, a lovely assortment of trees and shrubs and flowers all of which are butterfly and bird friendly. Thank you for the incredible job and for giving me a place to relax and enjoy my morning coffee!

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Review by in Hazlet, NJ
I hired Jay after reading reviews in this site. Our front yard was in desperate need of a makeover.Jay made a lot of suggestions and recommended trees/bushes that would look good in our space. The work was done the next day and our yard looks fantastic. We will definitely be hiring Jay for future projects.
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Review by in Colts Neck, NJ
Project: Landscape a Front Yard
The exterior of my house was in desperate need of a makeover. I found Jays information on Home Advisor. My vision for home was a place of Zen like feel where the outside of my home was an extension of the inside. What I had at the time was a look not dissimilar to an army Barack surrounded by some dirt and weeds. Jay responded to my request for a consult within a few days. He had a designer come to my home. They listened and the transformation began under Jay's supervision. He contracted with Mason's to redo my bluestone porch and carpenters to install custom columns. Meanwhile the gardens began in well planned areas throughout the front yard. Tall grasses were planted, butterfly bushes found homes, and a stone column fountain began its unending song. Now I have a home that feels happy and serene. My gardens have a life of there own. I frequently sit out on my porch when before I could not. I watch the tall grasses dance in the wind, butterflies flutter, birds bathe in the fountain. Colors abound and change with the seasons. I am starting to see the green turning a beautiful golden hue. Thank you Jay
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Review by in Keyport, NJ
I am beyond happy
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Review by in Keyport, NJ
They did agreat job they went above my expectations i would highly recommend them
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Review by in Highlands, NJ
Project: Landscape Designer
Jay and his team were terrific to work with. Very professional. Very caring. And quick. I had weeds one day and a stunning front yard garden the next day. Jay's creativity is synergistic. His recommendations are spot on. I am very pleased with the work his did and I will use Grounds Keeper again, not only to take care of my garden when I am away, but also to plant a big tree in my back yard. I highly recommend Jay and Grounds Keeper.
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