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Calabasas Backyard Designers

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Domingo Moreno
4.6
from 97 reviews
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
Verified review

Domingo and his team did an excellent job at making our backyard look like new again. Backyard had almost two years of neglect with overgrown plants and dead grass and trees. Domingo gave a very reasonable price for the whole job and took only a day to complete. They cleaned up and also had good ideas and suggestions about plants and placement. Definitely hiring him again and calling him back for monthly maintenance. He is also very courteous.

Parker's Tree Services
4.5
from 73 reviews
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Charley P.
Verified review

You know that satisfied feeling when you find a good doctor, dentist, plumber, electrician, or painter? Well, I can add "Sprinkler System, Tree Service & Debris Removal" to my list of "go-to's". Chris was fantastic. Prompt to respond, friendly, professional, approachable. He and his team of two arrived on time, and after an assessment of the job at hand, put their head's down & got to work. My dad is 81 years old, and the job at hand was to repair a front & backyard sprinkler system. It took two days, but Chris & Team didn't stop until the job was thoroughly complete. I will use Parker's Tree Services again, in fact, I have scheduled his team to return for a hillside tree & debris removal service to mitigate fire hazard. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone searching for said service to look no further ... you won't do better than Chris. Thanks Chris!

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kokonut_konkrete
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle Y.
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Falanisi and his crew did a great job building a cinderblock wall for us in the backyard. Falanisi was very responsive and answered all questions. I would definitely recommend them for your next hardscaping project!

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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Blue T.
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Custom made deck for our backyard. Extremely happy! Renato worked with us for a couple of weeks to ensure that we received everything we wanted and expected. It’s the perfect size and sturdiness. He even added sealant and a step up to the deck. Can’t wait to have him back for more projects. Renato is a must for your woodworking and construction needs.

Blancarte's landscape
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
La J.
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Installed new sod in backyard. Looks great. On the same afternoon, one small area was browning. Called and texted Eddie. He came within a few days. Very professional; standing behind his work!

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Dirt Beauty
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Charles L.
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We interviewed several landscape designers and loved the vision Patricia had for our space during her initial visit. She had so many great suggestions and ideas which were the perfect complements to our initial concept. She even went out to a rock quarry and picked out an amazing and perfectly shaped stone for the entrance making a great initial impression on our guests. She’s very passionate about what she does and took the time to educate us along the way to make sure we were prepared to take care of our plants for the long haul. Patricia is awesome!

Optimal Landscape
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
Verified review

Ive been using Optimal Landscaping for sometime now and truly am grateful for the services Francisco's and his crew have provided me with over the years. From the installation of an artificial lawn in my back yard last year to the renovation of my "water stair" fountain in my Hollywood Hills home, Francisco's landscape design is always carefully planned and executed to perfection.Simply the best crew Ive ever worked with. Francisco's work always goes above and beyond my expectations, while working well within my budget.

  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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What started as a small project to replace a side yard with gravel turned into a full backyard renovation. We had a patchy back lawn & overgrown rose & agapanthus plants. We had everything ripped out, reconditioned, leveled and had Thomas' team lay new sod & gravel. They were unbelievably professional, nice, timely and hard working. Thomas was hands-on directing the crew & had great suggestions when asked. The entire project took 5.5 working days to complete and we're thrilled with our new lower maintenance & zen-like backyard! I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again 👍🏼

American Lawn
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Ivy Y.
Verified review

Amazing work...they removed all the grass from my backyard. Did a great job and were very professional. I will use them again. Highly recommended.

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Marni B.
Verified review

Working with David has been a dream! First of all, he is very detail oriented and great at communication. What I love most is that when there is a question or he has an idea or wants to give me an update, he texts me and responds instantly. He was also able to do an additional project for me at at an amazing price and the work is outstanding. he is very knowledgeable about everything in my garden, able to follow complex instruction that my former landscaper gave us when we remodeled our backyard, and he has brought life to my beautiful outdoor living space. I would highly recommend David.

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Martinez Landscaping
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ludyn T.
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He did a very good job with my grass install. He also cut all my trees and put springers in my backyard. All and all he did everything he said he would do on time and very clean.

Eden Condensed
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dona H.
Verified review

I wanted a clean, modern xeriscape design to replace an overgrown lawn of crabgrass. I have a mid-century style house and preferred a clean look over mulch. I shared some ideas and she ran with it. The end result is a contemporary design of decomposed granite, succulents and drought tolerant flowering plants. She also installed beautiful stone pathways and a patio area with pavers and pebbles. I enjoyed working with Angela and her team. She was proactive, resourceful and made the whole experience easy for me. When I wanted to make changes while the work was in progress, she worked with me every step of the way. The end result is beautiful and better than I could have imagined. Angela Price can design the garden of your dreams. Professional, organized, knowledgeable, flexible, and creative. Give her your ideas, pictures, sketches, or nothing at all and she will magically transform your space.

A Greener Tomorrow Inc.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Don J.
Verified review

Overall our experience with A Greener Tomorrow was excellent. They worked with us to come up with a landscape design within our budget. The actual work took only three days. We are very happy with the finished landscape. We plan to use A Greener Tomorrow for landscape maintenance going forward.

Arbol Landscape Co.
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Gala A.
Verified review

David was hired to lay Arizona stone for my backyard walkway. He also end up doing landscaping for the same area. I'm satisfied with his job quality and knowledge. Would definitely hire him again.

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TurFusion
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony S.
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Turfusion transformed my entire backyard into a beautiful zero-scape flowering oasis. They designed and implemented the whole project. They were very professional, Leo and his team performed quality work and they were on time and in budget. I called them for a minor adjustment to the drip system and they took care of it the next day.

All About Landscape
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
Verified review

Lavonne at All About Landscape and her crew were a pleasure to work with. We had an odd request; we wanted to take our time while we changed our green (sort of) lawn and rose garden into a desert, drought-resistant yard. She was very accommodating and agreed to take the lawn out only while we decided what to do next. About a month later, her crew installed a curving walkway with two steps and flagstone trim, which is beautiful. Another week and we had a dry river bed put in. Several weeks later, and after many long discussions, she helped us decide on our major trees and eventually the rest of the plants, all on a drip line. Not very many landscape designers would have the painstaking patience for our demands. Her crew was very dependable and left the yard neat and tidy every day. They worked through the Santa Ana winds and a few days of 106 degrees. I would highly recommend All About Landscape.

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Custom Masonry Pool&spa
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Randy F.
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Joseph and his team were great from start to finish on my project. We talked and texted multiple times and they really did everything needed to meet my needs. The day of the project, we had to make a few on the fly changes to my design and it was no problem. They really seemed to care about getting it right for me and doing what it took to get there. I would absolutely work with this team again.

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Cutting Edge
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimi W.
Verified review

We want to thank you and your landscaping crew for an exceptional job on our very distressed backyard. You should get an award for this project. We are very satisfied with the results. Our tenants and neighbors are amazed at the transformation. The work was done in a timely manner. And, you successfully worked with our budget! You are a highly knowledgeable guy that does not cut corners. We highly recommend Cutting Edge for any project and will use Ryan and his crew again and have already referred them to friends and neighbors. Chuck & Kimi, City of Orange, CA

Bernier Design Group
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Marc A.
Verified review

Michael was easy to work with, his design approach was artful and elegant, the project proceeded effectively and per schedule, and the communication was timely and complete. We're very pleased with our new backyard.

Organic Harvest Gardens
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Saxon L.
Verified review

We hired Rod and Adam as a birthday gift for my sister, to have them come mend the soil and install an organic vegetable garden in her backyard. We were REALLY IMPRESSED with their extensive knowledge, professionalism, and consistently cheerful disposition throughout the entire process from exchanging emails to the finished (and beautiful) garden! My husband and I will definitely be using them for our own garden in the future, too. Very highly recommended!!

  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

I echo the previous reviewer's notes on Derek. Not only did Derek do a great job, but he really helped me elevate my green thumb knowledge. His pricing was competitive and hisck tractor Jose was incredibly timely in executing the garden implementation and finishing the project. As a side, Derek himself was a pleasure to work with. Very cheery and pleasant. I highly recommend Derek.

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.

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Need Landscape Designer

Winnetka, CA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No, Other: Landscape design
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design
  • Details
    There is a deck and a pool. Cost effective design is a must. Water conservation is a must (desert design w/astroturf and possibly stamped concrete)
  • $500
    Average price

Need landscape design

Woodland Hills, CA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: Yes, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: Yes, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Entire property
  • Design preparation
    I have some design ideas in mind
  • Details
    We are aiming at this as a first job or intro job, possibly for a landscape designer right out of school, to build a relationship first with a job that shouldn't be too difficult. We have a design in place at the property, called the Forest of Mirrors, where mirrors are set up around the perimeter to give effect. We set up a Halloween attraction every year. We are looking for some consultation on the installed property, for some repairs and ideas on improvement.
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