I would like to commend how Mr. J F Makk of Natura llc helped our school to obtain a top of the line sports field while saving ~ $250,000.00 dollars for the school. When we started with the idea of the field renovation, we
proposals from contractors, with an extremely wide range in procedures and costs. At the same time, we knew that the final decision on the field renovation was going to have economical and playability consequences in the short and long term. Determining the most appropriate field for our School based on our needs and budget was something very complex, and at the same time, something we could not leave to the contractors.
Mr. Makk helped us writing the technical specifications for the new field based on the characteristic of our local soils and climate. He determined the best turfgrass based on our local climate, future use, and expected maintenance level instead of what is being produced, at the lowest cost, by a sod producer. Guiding us during the contractor prequalification and evaluation process. During construction oversight, he held the contractor accountable to the
specifications of the project keeping the undertaking on track. The current post construction/maintenance consulting allows us to save in unnecessary maintenance practices while keeping the field at its best.
Mr. Makk helped us achieve the high standard field we now have at Flintridge, we are very pleased with the end result; which keeps our athletes healthy and motivated.
Mr. Vlad Dan
Director of Facilities Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Canada, CA. 91011
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We've had our landscape now for 2 years, designed and installed by Natura LLC. It's been a stunning change from dark lava and thorny cactus to blooming perennials and soft grasses.
The new landscape fits our Ranch-style house and has widened our views. We love looking outside every day, catching beautiful views, directed by the landscape design.
Thank you Natura-LLC!
Esther Burke for the BurkesAddress:
2330 Shalem Colony Trail Las Cruces, NM 88007
Natura LLC has been our landscaping expert from the inception of our contemporary house in the Southwest desert to the maintenance today. Jose Makk had been very helpful to realize our vision from the start. He takes ample of time to listen and delivered a variety of plans. His deep knowledge base and thoughtful suggestions added immensely to the aesthetics of our house. The Natura work crew always showed up on time, worked efficiently and left the place always very clean. Having been through the ups and downs of custom home construction this has been one of the very positive experiences.
Jean - Pierre Reinhold
Jose & his crew are amazing! We had a beautiful home built, but the lot was a blank canvas. Jose met with us to learn about our likes & dislikes. Jose has an extensive background in landscape architecture & has a real eye for visualizing plants from inception to mature growth. He crafted a plan to design our lot, front & back. To help manage our budget, he allowed for a "phased-in" approach. We could not be more pleased with the results! And, whenever we have questions or need some follow-up guidance, the Natura team is just a phone call away. We highly recommend Natura!
Peggy & David Stevenson
Jose Makk with Nutura did a second project for us. He has completely landscaped our backyard about 5 years ago and did a wonderful job. At that time he did the irrigation system in our back yard but not our front. When we started having leaks in our front yard we knew we would have him replace our front irrigation system. His company did a wonderful job just as before. They were there when they said they would be, polite, and done when they said they would be. Nutura came in on quote, and I was told I could call at any time with questions or concerns.
I have been very happy with the competence and reliability of Natura. I have repeatedly hired the company for everything from drains to keep rainwater on my lot, decorative rock and plants to help erosion, and supervising the construction of a deck to enhance my home value. Jose is very conscientious and knowledgeable. I recommend Natura highly.
Our initial meeting with Jose Makk, owner of Natura, could not have gone better. Being new to Las Cruces we were not familiar with what types of plantings would thrive here in the desert. Between his questions and much patience Jose’s first computer model of our yard was almost perfect. We asked for a bit of color somewhere year around, a bit of grass for our dog, low maintenance and a Mediterranean “look”. We have just that! Jose has never not returned a call or failed to stop by if we have questions or failed to send one of his knowledgeable staff if he himself could not. That’s all but unheard of in today’s world. Jose also took the time to teach us how to maintain our yard. His watering and fertilizing system for the plantings has worked like a charm which also means less effort on our part. We’re proud to say we’ve had numerous strangers stop and ask who our landscaper was as they think our yard is the best in the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable landscaping company that comes with patient, customer friendly staff and ideas galore - call Natura.You will not be disappointed! We continue to use Natura and are very proud to say we do!
We found Jose to be easy to work with and very knowledgable as to what would and wouldn't grow in our area. His crew was here when they were supposed to be here and they finished the work on schedule and on budget. I can't say that about many contractors I have worked with. We have been very happy with his landscaping design for our home and are glad we hired him.
Jose Makk of Natura did a beautiful job creating our landscape. The photos are of the back patio but the front yard and courtyard are lovely as well. We are very pleased and are enjoying are desert oasis.
Dear J F,
Thank you for our new beautiful landscape!
We appreciated how you listened and designed around our dreams, then brought the plan to fruition. Your team of workers was dedicated and friendly. As spring approaches new growth is already appearing on the trees and plants. Our gorgeous yellow pansies bloomed all through the winter, even peeking out above the snow! Please use us as a satisfied and enthusiastic reference any time.
Gary and Mary Eiceman
Yes! Mr. Makk took the time to help us develop a plan that meets our maintenance needs and is aesthetically pleasing. His crew worked diligently and Mr. Makk personally supervised every aspect of the project.
Beautiful front yard!
Personal service, unique, appealing landscape.
Mrs. Rorie Measure
Dear J F,
Thank you so much for creating beauty in our backyard. You are gifted and very dedicated. We appreciate your dedication.
May we refer you to other builders, etc.
Elaine Socolofsky Szalay, GRI, CRS
RE/MAX Classic Realty
I took a good look at my grass, and it looks very green!
Mr. Judd Singer
I would like to recommend Natura LLC and Mr. J F Makk, particularly for his effectiveness in managing erosion and capturing rainwater on my lot in the foothills. Even though the lot is only very slightly sloped, an average rain storm would result in quickly accumulating water streams, mini-arroyos, and pooling against the uphill walls of my house. I had tried various remedies and various landscapers with continuing problems for a number of years. I was unaware that there is an entire science of water management for desert soil, until I talked to Mr. Makk and researched his background online. I believe his experience with golf courses and sport fields, his academic research, and his very conscientious work ethic place him well above the average landscaper - especially when managing a complex problem such as erosion on a desert lot. He effectively analyzed the slope of my entire neighborhood and defined the amount and sources of water accumulation. He designed a system to direct and drain the water away from my house and driveway, while distributing it in order to maintain my wild desert plants. Throughout the project, the personnel was exceptionally courteous, accountable, and receptive to any concerns I might have now - or in the future use of his system. He and his staff were careful to preserve my existing plants while using machinery and installing drains.
Now that he is finished, I am very grateful to be able to remember the appreciation I originally had for my natural desert lot, without having to consider the
effects of water erosion or pooling.
My lot has transformed from a problem to a luxury.
I would recommend a consultation or design from Mr. Makk to any homeowner or builder, who is looking for an informed, professional designer/installer - especially if water run-off is a concern.