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Fountain Hills Backyard Specialists

Browse these backyard specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fountain Hills.

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Yzagere Enterprises
4.9
from 223 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica M.
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Paul Jr. and his team recently completed my new backyard. Paul Jr. was very responsive to every question and request I had throughout the project. His communication alone would be a reason I would recommend him for any landscaping work. His team did a great job and finished the project quickly so my family was able to enjoy our new backyard before Christmas.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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Doug Z.
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We had about 5 tons of dirt to be removed in the backyard. Ed did a great job and was very professional. I would recommend Zyburt property Preservation.

Outside Solutions
4.6
from 168 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
Jo P.
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My front and backyard was out of control! Alex was the first to respond, had a great price and did a fantastic job! They are also doing my monthly maintenance from now on. He and his crew were very nice, polite and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda R.
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I highly recommend this company. I feel that I got a great pricing deal for quality work on my backyard! My weeding troubles were quite extensive. I thought I’d have to pay a lot more for the work Jason and his crew did. My backyard now looks great! I’m very happy with the service I received.

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Divine Desert Landscape LLC
4.8
from 124 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney B.
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Holy moly!!! Ivan and his father-in-law came out to give us a quote on a large project. Our backyard was an eyesore, and although it wasn't even on our to do list yet, we were curious to know what a cleanup would cost. Ivan said he could do the work on the spot! I am blown away. My heart is elevated with pure joy, looking at their work! They are fast, efficient, hard working, and have done a gorgeous, phenomenal job. It would have taken me an entire weekend to do 1/50th of what they did in a few hours. I was not even aware my yard could look so good! They also were able to diagnose a leak in my yard, I never would have found, and has probably been the cause of my monstrous and unexplainable water bill as of late. This savings alone pretty much paid for their service. Overall, Ivan and family are kind, timely, humble, hardworking, efficient, effective, pay attention to detail, went above and beyond with hauling away debris, and are a joy to work with. They even picked up a ton of dog crap! I'm praying he's available for monthly maintenance. I want the peace of mind of having a good worker keep my place always looking this good. Thanks Ivan!

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Numero Uno Tree and Palms
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Michele G.
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Hired this company to have 3 trees removed from our backyard. They were on time and very courteous and completed the job without any issues. They hauled away the debris and left the backyard clean. Their quote was competitive as well. I will definitely hire them again for any future jobs!

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Trimming Arizona
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
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Lily K.
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I'd had someone scheduled to trim a ficus on a Friday & they never showed or returned my call. Saturday morning, I found Thumbtack & put in a request. Trimming Arizona responded & agreed to come by & give a quote. I ended up hiring them & was incredibly pleased I did. Shawn & his crew were friendly, yet professional, worked quickly & efficiently & actually went above & beyond what I expected them to do. Shawn was very knowledgeable & shared alot of beneficial information about my ficus. Shawn also looked at my backyard & offered suggestions to increase the health of a sickly queen palm. I am definitely going to call Shawn when I'm ready to have the palm trimmed as he & his crew were just awesome. I would highly recommend Trimming Arizona & in fact, already have! One of my neighbors came by as Shawn was finishing up & took one of his cards!

NS Estate Specialists, LLC
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Denise B.
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I would recommend NS Estate Specialists to all my friends. I had a truly great experience and was very pleased with the work and prompt service. Will be calling them again.

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HDK Landscape & Design
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal H.
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We are extremely happy with the outcome of our backyard!! HDK was so professional. We received a solid price quote at our first meeting which was nice. The price was extremely fair!! They kept to the schedule even when we changed the plan a little on day of turf install. We would absolutely use them again and have already referred our friends and family!

Bella's Landscaping
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Roberto and his crew did a outstanding job installing synthetic grass in my backyard. My yard was a mess. Roberto came over and gave me a great price and followed through with his vision. The work quality is excellent. Your not going to meet a nicer guy. Thank you Roberto for the excellent job you and your crew did to improve our lifestyle. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a fair and professional landscaper to give you a call. Sincerely, John Raynolds

R&C landscaping and clean-up
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Teri W.
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These guys are very hard hard working. We excavated the slope of our backyard which was very rocky dirt. Maurice and Jorge worked for two and half days clearing the debris away. The access was limited and the dirt was piled both in front and back of the house. The back pile was against the exterior of the house on top of a nice slab of cement. They were very careful about protecting both the house and the slab. Their price was comparable to other bids we received for the work.

amazing bros tree services
4.7
from 56 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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Jose was very professional, always on time, and gave us a great quote! They did a fabulous job and even cleaned up the entire backyard after the job was completed (even areas that they did not do work in). I would call these guys back in a heart beat! Thank you Jose!

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Property Solutions
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy W.
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I had my backyard done and I am very pleased with how it looks. Thank you!!

  • 22 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Madu S.
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very responsive, helpful and went above what we agreed to initially. though it is a minor job, he did it well (front yard cleaning, trimming). liked his service, and would recommend anyone who is looking for a regular maintenance for their frontyard and backyard.

Carlos's Landscaping
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Julia D.
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My backyard was full of dead weeds. Carlos’s Landscaping responded quickly and they were able to come over the next day.

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Arizona Ground Control
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Becky S.
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Lance is an amazing professional. He is courteous and prompt with all requests. He did an amazing job with our backyard and continues to provide excellent service. This is a wonderful family run business that has integrity and does an amazing, high quality job. You will not be disappointed if you hire Lance from Arizona Ground Control!!

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S and C Tree Service
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica D.
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Great communication! I had them come trim an overgrown tree in my backyard and they were quick, clean, and did branch removal too. Would definitely recommend. Very reasonable prices.

Lawns by 4DS
4.0
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tim R.
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Eddie and his crew did an awesome job for my family! Paver patio and artificial grass in backyard. Paver sidewalk in front yard. Easy to work with and fair labor prices.

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M.A.R Landscapes
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason C.
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I hired M.A.R Landscapes to trim two palm trees in my backyard that were about 20-25 ft in height. Their quoted price was the best by at least $70. The initial appointment was set for 7am on a Saturday. I received a text the night before stating it would not be that early and probably closer to 8:30am. At 9am I had not received any updates and had to reach out to them. I was informed the dump was packed which put him behind schedule so I asked what time I should expect them to show up. About 30 minutes later I received a response stating that they would not be arriving until 10:30am. I already had plans that morning which this delay had already pushed back so I requested to reschedule. He was very apologetic and let me know he would be available Monday at any time. We scheduled for 7am; the night before he confirmed our appointment and showed up promptly. The process took a little longer than I expected but they also skinned one of the trees which was not part of the request but extremely appreciated. They did a great job trimming the palm trees and cleaned up very well. Overall it was a solid experience and I would definitely hire them again if I needed any landscape work. A little proactive communication and I would have given a 5-star.

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High Country Landscape
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Armando A.
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Alex did a great job transforming my backyard from a plain dirt yard to what you see in my picture. He arrived on time like he said he would and best of all, got my project done within my limited budget. I will definitely call him back again and I highly recommend him to anyone. Great working with you Alex. Thanks.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen C.
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Hired them to desert-scape and mow my lawn. Super easy to use, customer service oriented team. The landscaper came and did his job, did not disturb us and was done quickly. Will use them for all my future landscape needs.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed?

Regular lawn maintenance can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Professional lawn care prices will vary based on the regional cost to do business and regional cost of labor, the size of your lawn, and any additional services you may desire such as edging or mulching. The national average for lawn mowing costs is $30-$50. Pros may charge an hourly rate, a flat rate or by the square foot (an acre contains 43,560 square feet). Square footage rates factor in the professional’s time, the use of their equipment, and the gas to operate the mower. Distance may also affect cost: If you live outside the company’s standard service range, you may pay an additional travel fee. Here are some examples of average prices for mowing and lawn maintenance:

  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
    • Bimonthly: $40 per service/$80 per month.
    • One time only: $45 per service.
      • Prices include mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour (including travel, equipment costs and labor).
  • Lot size:
    • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35.
    • Half-acre lot: $50.
    • One-acre lot: $100.
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