Why Choose Green Side Up for Your Lawn Care & Landscapes

What makes us different? Actually doing what we say we are going to do. The concept sounds simple but this one fact will make your whole lawn maintenance and residential landscaping experience smooth. This pertains to something as simple as a phone call to installing a multi-level patio. You have peace of mind that you are in good hands with one of the local landscaping companies that is true to their word.

Above all, your assurance that your outdoor renovations will add and retain value is the Green Side Up Guarantee. As an ICPI-Certified contractor, we guarantee our paver hardscapes for their craftsmanship — for as long as you live at your home. Our residential and commercial renovations are in demand because they’re built to last by degreed professionals with higher standards. Since our inception in 2004, the work we do begins in our hearts, and rewards you with properly drained, healthy, colorful retreats, drives or entrances that you’ll love for a lifetime.

Our Easy Sales Process

  1. Schedule a FREE in person on-site visit.
  2. Allow us to construct a detailed plan to achieve your residential landscaping goals.
  3. Together we can execute the plan to ensure your residential landscaping looks amazing.

About Green Side Up’s Owners

Craig Attkisson

Craig Attkisson

B.S. Turf Grass, Horticulture – Virginia Tech

Craig entrepreneured his landscaping business mowing baseball and soccer fields at the age of 10. His love of those fields and clients’ satisfaction inspired him to explore the green industry. Raised on a Christmas tree farm, he knew working outdoors with plants and turf were his life’s passions. He spent summers on the Maintenance staff of Hanover Country Club. Eager to expand his knowledge, Craig earned degrees in Turfgrass and Horticulture from Virginia Tech. During his studies, he traveled to South Africa to research cultural diversity, climates, agrometeorology and large-scale irrigation. Upon returning to the U.S., Craig worked with all three Country Club of Virginia courses, gaining a vast knowledge of turf maintenance and valuable supplier connections. Craig then joined Hermitage Country Club as Second Assistant Superintendent. While maintaining turf was satisfying, Craig’s deep interest in plantings equipped him to launch Green Side Up Landscaping one of the lawn care companies that’s focused on providing the best lawn care service possible.


Bill Gallagher

A.S. Agronomy – Virginia Tech

Bill started his construction career with M.S. St. Clair in Williamsburg, Virginia. He honed his heavy equipment skills by building golf courses and working on site projects. From there, Bill earned a degree in Agronomy from Virginia Tech and interned at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. After graduating, Bill was awarded an Assistant Superintendent position at the Country Club of Virginia. Four years later, he joined Hermitage Country Club as an Assistant Superintendent on the Manakin Golf Course 2005 renovation. After the construction was complete and the golf course was open, Bill partnered with Craig Attkisson to combine their skills into one of the lawn care companies that provides quality lawn care.


Jim Gallagher

A.S. Agronomy – Virginia Tech

Jim helped build the Woods Course at Kingsmill prior to earning his degree in Turf Maintenance from Virginia Tech. Following graduation, he worked at Two Rivers Country Club, and then served as Head Golf Course Superintendent at the Mattaponi Springs Golf Club at the beginning of construction. Jim supervised the construction of the course, the entire drainage infrastructure, and the course irrigation system. He then served as VP of a residential/commercial landscaping company he helped grow into 40+ employees. Jim can’t wait to use his attention to detail on your project to show off Green Side Up’s incomparable skills.

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