Taylor first began cutting grass when he was 11 years old with a bicycle and a push mower placed upon a trailer he made from an old garden wagon. One day while he was cutting his fathers lawn, a neighbor drove by and asked if he could cut her lawn while her husband was out of town. For the next several weeks, Taylor continued to mow the property until the husband returned. Once the husband had seen the work and quality that Taylor had placed in his work, he decided to have him continue to mow the lawn. After a year or so, a small brown patch had developed in the grass and need replacement. Taylor gave an estimate for the replacement and completed the task. Once the neighbors saw him doing this work, one asked if their entire back yard could be replaced. Taylor agreed and completed this work as well. Once again another neighbor saw this work being done and this lead to a complete overhaul of the yard, including replacement of the irrigation, sod, and palm trees.
Taylor elected to switch high schools and go to East Bay High School due to their massive agriculture program. There, he became apart of the FFA and leased an acre of land to start a tree farm and nursery operation; all while still mowing lawns on the weekend. Based up his business operations, he completed with other FFA members from around the state and won the diversified horticulture division for Florida. This resulted in moving on to regionals, which he won, and then to nationals in which he was second.
After high school Taylor went to Florida Gulf Coast University to study Environmental Engineering. He traveled from Fort Myers to Apollo Beach every weekend to landscape yards and mow 30 different properties. He graduated in May of 2014 with a bachelors of engineering but elected to not pursue it. Taylor finds great pride in working with his hands and helping clients understand how plants can be used to enhance a space. He has worked on commercial projects, such as malls and entry ways, to residential houses on projects such as water features and tropical gardens. He believes that no two clients are the same and therefore no two yards should look the same. Customers and follow up service are critical components that he incorporates into everything he does.
Message from the owner
At Oasis Palms and Landscaping, we pride ourselves on customer service and friendly attitudes. We understand that you may have a “brown thumb” or have recently moved from a location where the only palms you see are on post cards. No worries, please feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them all. If this is your first time landscaping in Florida or your 100th, relax, you are in good hands. Myself and our team of skilled employees have years of experience at making customers completely satisfied. If for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied, please call my cell at (813) 433-3376 and we will correct this issue immediately.
Taylor M. Hardin