Perennial Gardens owner Augie Alvarez recalls that as a kid, his father would tell him over and over again that there are no shortcuts. Shortchange your customers, said dad (who started the company more than 50 years ago), and it will come back to haunt you. A half century later, Alvarez still lives by those words, giving projects the benefit of his strategic planning, expert craftsmen, and dedicated staffers. Perennials Garden Center is a great source for people who know quality plantings, shrubs, trees, and flowers and, for those who dont, specialists are at the ready to help find the appropriate picks. The landscaping division also offers complete project management and planning, site work and excavation, masonry, planting and transplanting, pool construction, irrigation, and fencing.