I hired Carlos Valdez this spring to repair what I thought was a hopeless lawn. I say hopeless because the previous owners had ivy plants growing for over 50 years. I waiting this long to write a review of Carlos because I doubted that he could get rid to the ivy plants. After many tireless afternoons of pulling roots and grading (to my precise specifications) I am happy to say that Carlos accomplished what I asked him for in March. Hiring people is not easy but my experience with Carlos has been pleasant. Highly recommended for the Fresh Meadows and Hollis Hills area.