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Our Team brings decades of experience in all aspects of landscape design.
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Legacy Landscaping

The team members at Legacy Landscaping Services, led by founder Gary Scharf, bring decades of experience in all aspects of landscape design and care along with a true passion for the business and for the customer. Founded in 1994 with a focus on irrigation needs, the company has grown over more than 20 years to include a broad range of services that, combined, enable clients to create and realize the landscape design they have always envisioned. Whatever your property size and goals, Legacy Landscaping Services will work closely with you throughout the process, respecting your vision along with the integrity of the local environment.




Meet Our Team

Gary Scharf, FCHP

CEO & President

Gary serves as CEO & President, Recruiter, Coach and Trainer for Legacy Landscaping Services, bringing 25 years of experience in the green industry.
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He is an active board member of the Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association, working to raise the standards in the industry. He loves his role as a grandpa, and enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife, Lisa.

Lisa Scharf, FCHP

VP, Administration

Lisa keeps Legacy Landscaping Services running behind the scenes, managing the office, human resources, and all administrative needs. Lisa loves nature and enjoys spending time with her family.

James “JP” Peters

Irrigation Manager

JP started his career in 1994 as an apprentice and is now Legacy Landscaping Services’ in-house irrigation expert. Having worked in installation and repair he is well-versed and
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best-in-class when it comes to troubleshooting irrigation problems. Outside of work, JP enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and has a deep love of music.

Rachel Hodges

Executive Assistant

Rachel Hodges is the friendly voice you speak to when you call Legacy Landscaping Services. Rachel schedules appointments for our clients with our managers and sales people.
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A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, she ensures your request is handled quickly. She also handles various office duties.

Client Testimonials

Legacy Landscaping Quote Marks Hiring a landscape, design company was a challenge. We had a difficult time finding a legit company until we hired Gary of Legacy Landscaping. He immediately returned our call, met with us and impressed us with his knowledge and commitment to turning our property into an environment filled with colorful plants indigenous to our environment. The completed project far exceeded our expectations. We have now hired his company for landscape maintenance.

Walter K. | Fort Myers

Legacy Landscaping Quote Marks Legacy Landscaping was professional from beginning to end. They were easy to communicate with, and provided outstanding service. I would recommend to any one that would ask. The work they did was top notch. They replaced rain sensor, control panel, multiple heads, they also repaired a split line, and diagnosed and repair my pump that would not hold a prime. They explained everything they did to me during each step of the project.

Kerri C. | Bonita Springs


Legacy Landscaping Quote Marks Gary and his crew were professional and did everything needed to get the job done in a timely manner. JP did an excellent job in troubleshooting and redesigning our watering system to work with the new landscape design.

Becky B. | Cape Coral

Legacy Landscaping Quote Marks Gary was easy to work with. He cares about the customer. He did an outstanding job. Everything was done efficiently and in a very timely manner. My system is now operating at optimum for a very reasonable cost.

Carolyn C. | Fort Myers