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Albany Landscapers

Browse these landscaping companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Albany.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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Jose Franco was so wonderful to work with. He was always punctual and highly professional. We had a leak in our garden and he spent time trouble shooting and finally finding the source of the leak and was able to fix it. The best part of working with Jose is how nice he is and his desire to have me understand exactly what he was doing. He has fantastic "people" skills and is an excellent communicator. I would recommend him highly to anyone who needs an irrigation specialist.

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Espinoza Tree Care
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew J.
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Had a bunch of dead shrubs removed and several redwoods pruned. Espinoza was incredibly responsive, reasonably priced, and even went the extra mile in ensuring that our lawn was nicely weeded.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niral T.
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David Ramirez worked extremely hard to fix my unattended front and backyard. He is experienced, stays on his commitments and knows what he is doing. He is hard working, reasonable and clear in communication. I would definitely recommend David for his landscaping services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Camellia D.
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I had a stubborn weeding job on my front and side yard.Gusanito Garden quickly did the job well. It looks beautiful and I am very happy with their work.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Mimi C.
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Milko was wonderful, professional and detail oriented. In fact, he was the very first person to respond to my post and within a couple of hours, at my door to give an estimate. And even though the job ended up taking an extra three hours of his time, he stuck to the original estimate which is a sign of professionalism and someone I’d hire again and again. Highly recommend Milko Yong!

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Green Touch Gardening
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca G.
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Renee and Carlos did a wonderful job installing grass to our front lawn and it looks amazing! We are super happy with the work they did and are going to continue to use them for landscaping help around our house!

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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Poorna U.
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Miguel, Luis and team did an fantastic job at our new place. We wanted to get started with landscaping and maintenance but had to clean up the yard that had a lot of outgrowth, poison ivy, tall grass etc. Their quote was not the lowest but the most knowledgeable as they scoped it correctly. Miguel was in contact through the process and was sure to only eliminate the bad species. We are considering hiring them ongoing maintenance as well

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 41 reviews
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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I highly recommend Duralandscaping1 for your landscaping job! Fernando did an awesome job installing the sprinklers and sod at hour home in Sonoma. The backyard pool are looks amazing now. The quality and efficiency of the job was great.

Castro Landscape
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
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They went above and beyond what I was hiring them for. They asked before doing all the additional landscaping. Great workers and reasonable rates.

Limon Landscape
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Kasondra A.
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Professionalism is a great word to describe this contractor. I have learned so much from Mr. Limon and his patience and eye for detail are some of the main reasons why my husband and I will be hiring him for another landscaping project we will be starting this summer. This is a 5 star contractor for sure!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen K.
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These guys rock! They do it all from landscaping to tree cutting, they do any household handyman things you need done. Trustworthy, honest, kind, prompt, knowlegable, very nice guys. No need to look further. Have nice day! Karen, Fairfield, Can.

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Quick Lawn Care
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Sejal G.
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Bin is exceptional and joy to work with - his focus on the customer and their landscape vision means that he and his crew put their heart into getting job done. Amazing experience! Very reasonable priced and they are not penny pinchers so they went above and beyond and did not fuss about quote. Bin is real deal and will make landscaping an enjoyable and personal experience! Highly recommend!

  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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Rob was great to work with. He was quick to come see our job and he gave us a very reasonable estimate. We found him to be friendly, very knowledgable and positive. We landscaped our back yard which consisted of irrigation, laying down sod, bark, plants and some decorative rocks and stones. Rob listened to exactly what we wanted and worked with us closely. We have recommended him to friends and family and will hire him for future projects.

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitchell L.
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Enrique did a fantastic job on our backyard. It is the best it's ever looked. We couldn't be happier with his service.

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
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Ricardo rearranged his schedule to provide landscaping service on short notice to accomodate our needs. He conducted himself with professionalism and showed flexibility in order to ensure we received the service on the day we needed. We were satisfied with the work and as a result are considering hiring him for monthly service. Cynthia CINTAS General Manager Assistant

  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan D.
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Really responsive to emails and texts so far. Great rate and so far garden areas are looking awesome!

Shirin Bond Landscape
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie L.
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We loved working with Shirin and her team. They were all very professional, responsive to all of our questions and finished the job quickly with high quality. I feel confident that our landscaping and gardens will have a long life and are a great improvement to the value of our home.

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Jay G.
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We trusted Christel's vision and love her design

Jr & Sons
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sean H.
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Fernando did an excellent job on our yard for an unbeatable price! He was extremely professional the entire time and created the outdoor space we were hoping for. A lot of landscaping companies we had contacted were very expensive and tried to up-sell us on features we didn't want and that fell outside our budget. Fernando created exactly what we asked and stayed within our budget. I would certainly recommend him to anyone wanting a beautiful yard for an even better price.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Cristine H.
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Ricardo and his team were busy with another job, but fit us in so our job could be completed on our timeline. The job was completed with some additions along the way as we both saw fit to both of our satisfactions. We now have a fabulous deer proof garden space with 2 gates! I recommend RR Landscaping and look forward to working with them in the future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Hongsuk N.
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They did a job (decking, sod, planting and sprinkler system) carefully and successfully as expected :)

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.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes 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.

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.

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