Jason Shute is an ISA/MA Certified Arborist and MA Certified Horticulturist with more than 19 years of experience in residential construction/maintenance and tree care. Throughout his career, Jason worked on high-profile projects throughout New England, New York, and the islands before establishing Vista Horticultural Services, LLC, in 2015. Jason’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Anselm College; a Bachelor’s degree in Plant, Soil, and Insect Science from UMass Amherst; and accreditation from Radcliffe School of Landscape Design. Raised in rural Massachusetts, Jason developed an early love for the outdoors and appreciation of the natural landscape. When not working in his own garden, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, including his canine companions Finn and Bruce.
We are experienced in achieving long-term success for an array of landscape elements including custom plant material installations, walkways, terraces, kitchen gardens, outdoor fire places, and water features. We feel a job well done consists of exceeding client expectations and delivering attentive customer service to every client.
We approach each residential property with not only our years of experience and unique perspective, but also with insight from our clients. Listening closely to client's needs and responding in a timely manner is of one of our highest priorities.
Vista Horticultural converted our urban patio into a veritable garden spot, with many different plants and well placed trees that have flourished. Jason’s ideas were both creative and practical. They worked superbly and exactly as predicted. We have received many compliments and could not be happier.
We have been extremely satisfied with Jason and the work performed by Vista Horticultural Services. Over 2 engagements (small turf repair/ renewal & extensive backyard renovation), Jason has been incredibly responsive to phone calls, detail oriented with quotations & proposals, and always performed work to completion. Jason and his crew were extremely hard-working throughout the very hot summer. The worksite was left very clean at the end of each day. He was detail oriented on the job site, and always took the time to answer our questions and concerns. We are thrilled with our backyard transformation and we expect to continue to work with Jason and his team at Vista. We highly recommend Vista Horticultural Services and would be happy to answer any questions.
Jason and his excellent team have done a range of projects in our garden in Duxbury, and all of them well – laying beautiful gravel paths around our architectural studio, finding and placing a perfect threshold stone, planting grasses, perennials, and a new mature crabapple. Jason is a font of information and resources for all plants and the pruning he has done on our trees and shrubs is a work of art – you can hardly tell his clippers were there, and yet everything looks its best. His team is smart, on time, pleasant – in short, a joy to work with. We are always keeping an eye out for studio projects where we can use Vista and look forward to picking up our own 2019 projects this spring.
Jason, and his entire team at Vista, are unique in the landscaping world. Jason has incredible plant knowledge and will work with you to develop, and maintain, the right solution for your location. He cares as much about our landscape as we do, and he is always available to answer any questions we have. He and his team are professional and friendly and offer significantly more expertise than most landscapers. Vista is the right choice if you want someone to nurture your landscape and keep it looking natural and gorgeous. We are so grateful to have Vista look after our landscape.