Ray Smith and Associates is dedicated to providing the best in horticultural services. Our departments have set the standard for excellence with our unsurpassed ethics and experience. We strive to create a long term relationship not only with our clients, but also with the professional peers we work with. Your trust and respect are earned through our quality of workmanship and service. We will enhance your property to its full potential.
Ray Smith & Associates is a plant and tree health care company committed to providing beautiful, healthy, and balanced landscapes to our valued clientele. From landscape installation to all forms of maintenance, our goals include educating our staff and patrons on the importance of aftercare while providing a professional and ethical approach to landscape management. Through principles of outstanding customer service, ecological conscientiousness, and continuing education, we ensure that your property is developed and managed to its full landscape potential.
Ray Smith’s tree care career started at age 20. Later, in 1972, he was made partner of Eastern Tree Experts here in Southampton. During this time, Ray was inspired while attending seminars by Dr. Alex Shigo who developed most of the principles that have become central to modern arboriculture. In 1993, Ray established Ray Smith & Associates, Inc. with just 3 people and one pickup truck. Since then the company has grown to 50+ employees and provides full landscape care services. Ray serves as the Director of Horticulture for LongHouse Reserve a 16 acre arboretum & sculpture garden.
Our experienced Certified Arborists, Consulting Arborist and highly trained crews are dedicated to caring for one of the most vital parts of our ecosystem. Our knowledge of tree physiology, growth and soil interaction are unsurpassed. We are committed to the preservation and healthy growth of trees, maximizing your enjoyment and safety, while benefiting our precious environment for future generations. We bring integrity, pride, and a passion to our work.
One of our Certified Arborists will meet with you at your property and discuss your concerns. The arborist will thoroughly examine and evaluate your property’s trees for their health, safety and value. A report along with recommendations to maintain and enhance your valued trees, while protecting people and property, is submitted for your review.
We are proud to be among a select few to be Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association of America. Out of 18,000 tree companies nationwide less than 150 are accredited for ethics, safety and professionalism. We have five Certified Arborists on staff as well as a Consulting Arborist.
Our Plant Health Care Division cares for ornamental trees and shrubs to contribute to the beauty and health of the surrounding environment. Our plant health care programs are tailored to your landscape in an natural based, holistic way.
Prior to initiation of any program, trees and shrubs on the property are carefully inspected by a Certified Arborist for any conditions harmful to the plants. Emphasis is placed on keeping the plant healthy and pest resistant. Cultural conditions such as incorrect planting, pruning, watering, mulching and/or soil conditions will be addressed. Trees and shrubs are monitored by Certified Arborists for damaging levels of insects, diseases and weeds. Plants are treated by licensed technicians only when needed.
We recognize that every job we complete is a living and growing testimonial to our creativity and our workmanship and we endeavor to develop long-lasting relationships with our clients by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations.
Some of the services provided include the installation of masonry; patios, outdoor BBQs, walkways, stairs, curbing, driveway aprons and retaining walls. We perform drainage and grading, install sod, hydroseed and transplant shrubs and trees, and have complete design/build capabilities. Our goal is to exceed all your expectations. We have a fully integrated team available to answer questions and provide guidance for long-term landscape growth. Your property will be transformed and enhanced to its full potential. Let our skilled landscaping team create an oasis for you, your family & friends to enjoy.
Landscape irrigation is as important to your landscape as the initial planting. Irrigation systems must be customized so that your landscape can be lush and thrive. Both over-watering and under-watering can stress your landscape plants and make them susceptible to insects and diseases.
What sets us apart? Today, we know that water is a precious resource, requiring careful management. We are well-versed in the latest equipment and installation techniques that will ensure a water-efficient system, reliable system. As horticulturists we know the water requirements of your plants and how they will vary depending on site conditions and locations. This is critical knowledge when designing or servicing your system to protect your landscape investment.
Our years of experience in servicing and installing lawn irrigation systems means that you will enjoy a green, hassle-free lawn and landscape with years of dependable, economical operation.
Landscape maintenance is an often overlooked but integral component of successful landscapes. It helps to promote the long term health and growth needs of your plants and lawn. Your valuable landscape is only as good as its aftercare.
Our professional maintenance staff will create a customized maintenance program to address your specific property needs. The maintenance staff works with our landscape designers and plant health care professionals to ensure that all requirements of your landscape are met. A landscape is an investment for you and your family. Our services include, complete lawn care, fertilization of plant material, seasonal leaf and debris clean-up and removal, shrub pruning, and pest control. By utilizing our services you will ensure that your landscape thrives year-round.
Our experienced staff can give you the lawn you have always dreamed of. Lawns are an extension of the interior living space, creating an area for recreation, relaxation and entertaining. We provide all phases of lawn service and installation using the highest standards of expertise, professionalism and quality of products.
Our services include, but are not limited to weed control, insect control, disease control, fertilization, topdressing core aeration, and overseeding. Our Landscape Construction Department performs both sod installation & hydroseeding. We offer both natural organic programs and traditional services customized to suit your unique property needs. Our trained and licensed lawn technicians perform all of our services with the greatest care.
A lawn evaluation, beginning with soil test and pH readings, will ensure that your customized program takes into account all present, environmental factors.