Sharper Cut Landscapes

4.71 |27 Verified Ratings
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Sharper Cut Landscapes

4.71 | 27 Verified Ratings
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11602 Cheltenham Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Sharper Cut Landscapes

Creating Lifestyles

Twenty years ago a young boy had dreams of making a few extra dollars mowing neighbors yards. With his mower hauled in the back of his father's Honda Civic, I, Bill Banford developed a commendable work ethic and the respect of my community. Now fast forward to the present. Today my brother Justin and I, lead a team of accomplished professionals operating state-of-the-art equipment at The Sharper Cut, Inc., one of the Mid-Atlantic's most respected landscape design and build firms.


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Service Area

  • Silver Spring
  • Bethesda
  • Rockville
  • Annapolis
  • Bowie
  • Laurel
  • Upper Marlboro
  • Gaithersburg
  • Takoma Park
  • Waldorf
  • Greenbelt
  • Hunt Valley
  • Potomac
  • Columbia
  • Ellicott City
  • Beltsville
  • Chevy Chase
  • Kensington
  • Olney
  • Pasadena
  • Lutherville Timonium
  • Bryantown
  • Fulton
  • Accokeek
  • Barstow
  • Solomons
  • Highland
  • Mechanicsville
  • Friendship
  • Jessup
  • Fort Washington
  • Crownsville
  • Brandywine
  • Spencerville
  • Aquasco
  • Hughesville
  • Lusby
  • Annapolis Junction
  • Lothian
  • Cockeysville
  • Glenn Dale
  • Cheltenham
  • Port Tobacco
  • Galesville
  • Severn
  • White Plains
  • Pomfret
  • Benedict
  • Huntingtown
  • Churchton
  • Edgewater
  • Dowell
  • Port Republic
  • Hollywood
  • Prince Frederick
  • Arnold
  • Gibson Island
  • Odenton
  • Capitol Heights
  • Bryans Road
  • Severna Park
  • Chesapeake Beach
  • Broomes Island
  • Ashton
  • Clarksville
  • North Beach
  • California
  • Saint Leonard
  • Gambrills
  • Southern MD Facility
  • Davidsonville
  • Crofton
  • La Plata
  • Mayo
  • Charlotte Hall
  • West River
  • Dunkirk
  • Millersville
  • Deale
  • Savage
  • Riva
  • Owings
  • Harwood
  • Brooklandville
  • Sunderland
  • Tracys Landing
  • Shady Side
  • Simpsonville
  • See All >

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
Designers & Decorators

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape Design and Build - we offer a phased-in approach for all projects
  • All services are provided from our skilled staff
  • Create Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Water feature installation, including pool, hot tub, waterfall and pond

Product Brands Used

  • Aggregate Industries, U.S.
  • LaFarge North America
  • Quickrete
  • Belgard, EP Henry, Hanover
  • Seasonal Source (Christmas Lights)

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Warranty Offered
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 1998
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • LCA - Landscape Contractors Association (MD/VA/DC)
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: 123736
Expiration: 11-16-2019
  • Belgard Master Craftsman
  • Case study in National Belgard Publication
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Best of Houzz (Customer Service)
  • Best of Prince George's County 2013 (Gazette)
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Bishop McNamara High School memorial design and installation

Local school and organization auction donations

Local youth sports teams sponsorship

PG County Crimesolvers sponsor

Donated materials to elementary school for cleanup and beautification

How We Got Started

We started in this industry in 1990.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


Sharper Cut Landscapes

My Work
13 Projects
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5.0   |  
Review by in Brandywine, MD
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5.0   |  
Very accommodating, especially since my HOA was rather annoying to deal with. I'm still enjoying my patio 3 years later. Great investment.
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: That is awesome - love hearing about your experience and glad you are enjoying your outdoor space.

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Review by in Severna Park, MD
Everyone from Sharper Cut was prompt, courteous and professional from the receptionist to the owner giving an estimate to the installers. Top notch group!
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: You are a top notch client - thank you for including everyone in the review. We have a dedicated staff that provides quality customer service.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Bowie, MD
Both Bill and William were very accommodating and eager to please. They have some excellent suggestions.
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: We are great for ideas and help clients to achieve their dream landscape.
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5.0   |  
The Project Manager and Staff were very accommodating when we wanted to change the layout of the patio. They were also easy to understand when it came to explaining some of the finishing touches (i.e. replant grass seeds, protective coating for patio, water venting, etc.). I would work with them again.
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: We try to make all construction as easy and painless as possible - the project is for the client to enjoy so of course we will accommodate any changes to insure a happy outcome. Looking forward to working with him again.

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Review by in Bethesda, MD
Very professional, timely and attractive
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: It was great working with you, thanks!
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5.0   |  
Great job done
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: Thank you for the review!

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5.0   |  
They are top-notch! From design through construction the process was smooth and professional. I liked the use of technology for doing virtual design meeting with the ability to make real-time changes to the design and see the results of those changes. They thoroughly go through every element of the contract highlighting key aspects and conditions so there is no surprises. The quality of the work was outstanding with the attention to the small details as a sign that they take pride in their work. It's as if they were installing the patio in their own backyards! Highly recommend!
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: Thanks! We treat each client as a member of the family and take great pride in our designs and installations. Technology with our design program has really improved our ability to work with clients through changes and provides a visual idea of completed project.

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4.5   |  
Sharper Cut did a fantastic job with my project. They were very patient as the scope of my job changed from building a pergola to a deck remodel and landscaping. They take plenty of time planning and explaining their projects, so when they get started there are no surprises. The staff is friendly and professional. I would definitely use them in the future.
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: Thanks! We like to spend most of our time planning so that we do not have surprises along the way.

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5.0   |  
Sharper Cut did a great job! Everything was carefully explained and they were very patient as we resolved a problem with a previous contractor that impacted the job Sharper Cut was doing for us. I would definitely use them again and have already recommended them to others.
Response by Sharper Cut Landscapes: Thank you for the review. We enjoyed working with you on your project. Thanks for the referrals - that is the best compliment we can ever get.

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