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Colton Japanese Garden Designers

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Domingo Moreno
4.7
from 97 reviews
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Eydie O.
Verified review

Thank you Domingo and Maco my garden is so clean and weed free! I will have more time to play with my roses! You guys are awesome!

Lawn Works
4.5
from 63 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Rodolfo R.
Verified review

Nothing but excellent service, Ben will make sure you are satisified with the work that has been done before he leaves. No need to keep looking around for someone to take care of all your lawn and gardening needs, hire this guy and his crew. A+

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jasmine D.
Verified review

We just bought a new home and had a completely dirt backyard that we wanted to get landscaped. We hired David right away after meeting with him because he was easy to work with and gave us a great bid that worked with our budget. He also gave us a military discount. We got a mix of concrete and grass in our backyard, which was perfect for our kids so they could play in the backyard and ride their bikes and scooters. We also got an alumawood patio installed that went from end to end of the back of our house. He also gave us a great deal when it came to hooking up our outdoor lighting. We also got a garden wall and sprinklers installed. We are under a pretty strict HOA community because we live in a new housing development and David is well aware of most HOA restrictions. Took him awhile to get us the plans we needed to submit to HOA but we eventually got them and they were approved. Also, a section of our grass in our backyard began to die because the sprinklers were not hitting the area properly and David was willing to replace the sod and add an additional sprinkler. We had a great experience with him and we are definitely going to come back to him when we are ready to hardscape our front yard. Great contractor that is always willing to work with you to make sure you get what you want!

Mesa Verde Landscapes
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan A.
Verified review

Mesa Verde Landscapes has provided great service at reasonable price. We are very satisfied with the work done on our lawn and garden by Mesa Verde, also Impressed by the efficient week after week service

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim & Eileen R.
Verified review

We are thrilled to have found Francisco! Reluctantly and with much trepidation, my extremely picky husband agreed to hire a garden service. - "No one will manicure my lawn the way I like it!" After a couple of negative experiences, we heard about Francisco Ramos. Francisco with his work quality, professionalism, garden knowledge and expertise, and work ethic are all the things my husband and I were looking for in a garden service. We have the greatest of confidence in all the work he does for us always going above and beyond from tree and shrub trimming, slope clearance, rose pruning, and most importantly, manicuring our lawn! We couldn't be more pleased and highly recommend Francisco Ramos Garden Service!

Cut and Curve Creations
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sara R.
Verified review

Jason has been extremely easy to work with. We had a lot of overgrown things in our new backyard and he was not only quick but affordable. We also have 2 dogs which is sometimes hard to work with. He was very flexible and even helped us with building some garden boxes so we can get our garden going!

Form & Focus Landscape, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Toni W.
Verified review

We asked Form & Focus to design and re-landscape our front, side and back yards to give us a Southwest Zen feel. Their designer, Katie, worked closely with us to give us just what we wanted working within our budget. Her design included a Japanese style Zen garden (at our request) and new flagstone patio while using colorful stone to significantly reduce the area of our yard that needed watering. We did keep some areas of lawn, but used a new type of drought resistant grass called UC Verde buffalo grass (developed specifically for California by the University of California) that can be maintained at a meadow length, and which fits in perfectly with our natural Zen approach. The project took about 2 weeks to install and was carefully supervised by Jacob and Aaron on a daily basis. They worked with us to make adjustments to the various areas of the design as we moved along, so that everything was sized and shaped to our specs. Their people arrived promptly every day and worked through 100+ degree heat to keep us on schedule, cleaning up each night before they left. Here's what they did for us: demolition of existing landscape, installation of artificial turf, installation of flagstone/decomposed granite walkway/patio, installation of Zen garden including a 1,200 pound boulder, conversion to drip sprinkler system, installation of borders and decorative rock, installation of drought resistant grass and plants throughout. They were a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to use Form & Focus for future work.

AAlandscape Design
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

I hired Adja to design my home rose garden and vegetable garden. The design was great, although my gardener install it for, I have no regret using her design. She did a fantastic job.

Transformations
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen Y.
Verified review

Claudia has been tending to my tiny garden for over a year now. She selected the pIants and design after a brief consult with me and the finished product was exactly what I had pictured! (Thanks Claudia for reading my mind.) Now, she updates it with color each season. It's great for me! I'm enjoying the fruits of her labor...Claudia comes *highly recommended*

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia H.
Verified review

Green Grass Landscaping is a very professional organization specializing in premiere landscape design and gardening. This company offers various ideas for custom landscape enhancements as well as general gardening. I continue to receive extraordinary service from Green Grass and I feel proud to refer their services to others.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Guy B.
Verified review

Working with the crew at Pasadena Gardening & Tree Service was always a positive experience. I hired them to install a Japanese style garden on a property with landmarked trees. They were extremely helpful through the whole project, even meeting with the president of the homeowners association regarding the landmarked trees. It would be my great pleasure to work with them again.

Sweet Succulents by Donna
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mikki B.
Verified review

Donna is very creative with her designs in dirt! From drought tolerant plants to beautiful succulents & yard art....she can create an eye appealing garden for you!

Delgado Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ely H.
Verified review

Made a appointment with Delgado to come by and give us an estimate to plant a 8' Japanese Maple tree. I needed it done within a couple of days because I was having grass put in on Monday. He gave us a excellent price and said he could start in the morning. At 8:00 A.M. in the morning my door bell rings and it's Delgado, he's all ready done digging a 4' x 4' x 4' hole and has planted the tree. Needless to say I was completely blown away. I was so happy with his work I hired him to plant all the plants and bushes. Delgado does excellent work for a fair price. He gets 5 STARS from me.

  • 10 years in business
Lora Z.
Verified review

David Anderson created a beautiful design for our backyard slope. He used drought tolerant plants and came up with a unique fountain feature as our focal point. He was very receptive to our ideas and gave great expert suggestions. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to all our friends. Lora Z

California Jungle, Inc.
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Madelaine S.
Verified review

I call Chris the "Picasso of Plants". His innovative landscape designs have already won my home 2 awards. He's designed 3 homes on our street and all are completely different. He also offers gardener maintenance. His prices are very competitive. Truth be told, you get so much more than you pay for! HIGHLY recommend.

Pride of Madeira designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marylyn M.
Verified review

Ana is very knowledgeable, honest, hard working, creative, and passionate! She customizes your garden and / or landscape based on your needs and budget. We are so happy! Ana is truly exceptional.

Kevin Snyder Handyman
5.0
from 1 review
    Leanna C.
    Verified review

    I’ve known Kevin for many years. He has always been a conscientious, hard working, and honest individual. He remodeled my home not long ago, inside and out, and saved me not only a considerable amount of money, but the quality of the remodel is amazing. I’m still getting compliments on it. The best part was how we worked together designing the remodel so I ended up getting exactly what I wanted as well as everything being very comfortable and convenient. I had one of those popcorn type ceilings and he removed all of that. Now I have beautifully smooth and painted ceilings in every room. When I brought the house there was a hole in the living room ceiling. Kevin found and repaired a water leak from the upstairs bath that had caused it. Everything needed replacing in each bathroom. He tore it all out - walls, plumbing, floors, fixtures, bath tub, shower, cupboards, drawers, everything. He helped me with ideas on where I could find new fixtures, etc. for the bathrooms and went with me to give me his input and help me transport the items back home. The electrical wiring was old so he rewired the whole place as well as hiding TV cables that the installers had just left hanging in plain view. He installed new lighting throughout so I have plenty now when I need it, and ceiling fans too. I mentioned I didn’t have enough storage space and before I knew it Kevin had located extra room below the staircase and in the space above the staircase upstairs. He made a door and installed it in the wall below the stairs, and he took out part of a wall above the stairs and inside a closet and added shelves. I now have two new storage areas. He also laid my wonderful new tile floors in the kitchen, hall way, and bathrooms. He built the entire patio from scratch. I needed cupboards on the patio to hold gardening equipment so he designed and built those and attached them to the wall of the house. They are up off the ground and very convenient. Kevin installed a new patio roof, and he installed a sprinkler system as well – I really love that! We designed the patio layout together. Kevin had great ideas on how to build the large planter section. The flowers and plants are thriving, and I’m really enjoying the dwarf blood orange tree he encouraged me to buy. Some neighbors and friends have asked for Kevin’s contact information and they are very pleased with his help with their household problems. He enjoys nothing better than to help people. No task is too small or too large. He is a knowledgeable and multi-talented handyman. He is very kind coming back periodically to maintain my property. I don’t know what I would do without his help.

    Vivid Landscapes
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Mark L.
      Verified review

      Me and my family had no idea of what we wanted. We knew we just wanted a better back yard. I called vivid landscapes and they scheduled a consultation right away. They came the next day and asked me questions in regard to what I wanted to. I told them I had no idea. So Jerson showed me some examples of different plants and different garden styles. We really liked the tropical look. After one week they had a full design ready for me. They presented their design very well with 3D images and it felt like I was already walking through my new backyard. I think they quoted me cheap because I had asked around a few friends that recently got landscape done too and they payed almost twice of what I did. The quality of the work was excellent I was able to see that most of the workers enjoy working in peoples houses. My experience with vivid landscapes was very good. They handled everything from irrigation to planting and boulder placement. They also finished on time as they said they would. I have referred some friends over to them. I think it was a great investment.

      Justin S.
      Verified review

      I got several quotes from several companies. Some of the others would probably be considered more "professional," with better knowledge of the specific plants I had in mind, or a long-term ecosystem-style approach to planning, or detailed formal top-down landscape architecture designs. But Sunset Gardens gave me one of the most competitive bids, and they were by far the best communicators. I have a large front yard and an even larger back yard. I needed a huge planter full of dead plants removed, the remains of front and back lawns removed and replaced with mulch, four or five trees planted, a variety of drought-tolerant shrubs and flowers added, some tree-trimming, front and back pathways or sidewalks added, and a drip-line irrigation system installed to replace the old "spray as much water into the air as possible" sprinkler system. One company took a few days to get me a bid and wanted $10k for the project (not including the pathways, which I hadn't figured out I wanted yet), but did not listen to any of my specific needs or requests: they were going to do what they thought was right, cheap, and fast without thinking about my long-term goals. Another company wanted $37k (no joke), and while I'm sure they would have done a fine job, I couldn't afford two cars' worth (and half our family's full year's income) for a project whose number one priorities were removing dead plants and planting some trees; they also left a lot of the specifics vague. Sunset Gardens got back to me the day I called, came out that afternoon to look at the property, and got me a quote that evening, for less than $13k, with a lot of the specifics nailed down. (They actually gave me several options in terms of size of trees and width of walkways, with specific prices for every option, allowing me room to customize based on my budget and plans.) Most importantly, they listened to everything I had to say about what I wanted. They shared their knowledge and recommendations where I had no specifics in mind, but they didn't ignore my own ideas or desires. It felt like a collaborative process from the very beginning to the very end. Once they got into it, they recommended removing and replacing several shrubs that were not in great shape, and adding a drain line to get rain water away from where it was pooling near the house and over to the lower end of the yard. These were also not in the original quote, but they pushed this because it was what the yard needed, not for the additional work: for everything beyond the initial bid, they charged me only for the additional materials/plants, not for any of the (extensive) labor. In the end, we had to get a slightly smaller boxed tree than was initially quoted, which saved me $300. The additional materials and plants cost less than that, so the final price ended up lower than quote. The only issue I had on the project was the tree-trimming, which was pretty heavy-handed. They're not arborists or professional tree-trimmers, and they won't climb up high enough to surgically remove just the dead limbs; they topped my sycamores pretty severely (losing me some significant summer shade). If the sycamores are all filled in again by this time next year (two are already starting to), then I'll be very happy. If one of the trees dies, I'd have to drop my review to 4 stars, but everything else about the experience was so good that I couldn't go any further. This is a small family operation (a father and his two sons), but they work _hard_. Some days they went home early; some days they went home _really_ late. They always started promptly around 8am, and they always did a full day's work with significant noticeable progress. They didn't work weekends, but the total project start to finish took less than a month. They cobbled together the plants I wanted and their own recommendations from at least 6 separate nurseries, ranging from Azusa to Orange to closer to my home in Claremont. Their willingness to go out of their way to make sure we were all happy with the finished product was outstanding. We've gotten several comments from friends about how great the new front walkway is, and the back walkway is exactly what I needed for my everyday use; both were done in lovely sweeping curves. Both yards are already a huge improvement over what I had before, but I'm _really_ excited to see it in a year or two, once the trees are providing shade and the one-gallon shrubs and flowers have filled in. They're small now, but already beautiful and attracting butterflies. My wife and I are really happy. I made sure my mom got their contact information so they could get her a quote for her yards in her new house in Upland. She ended up going with them as well, and is hiring them as regular gardeners as well. They finished my project two days ago, just after signing contracts with her, and started work on her yard. My mom says you already wouldn't recognize her front yard.

      About

      We love the outdoors! And we'd love to make your outdoors not only the best view from indoors, but also the best experience once you are outdoors. What are we talking about, exactly? The landscaping around your home! Your castle should reflect the best parts about you: your creativity, your zeal for life, and your passion of nature! Well...maybe that wouldn't be exactly how you'd describe yourself... but even so, your home is a reflection of who you are. The first thing people notice is your landscape architecture, and we want that to be the best representation of you to all your family, friends, and even passers-by. And guess what, you don't have to break the bank!

      About

      I have around-the-yard cleanup, gardening, design, and little plumbing experience. I'm looking for part-time work. I don't have much experience, but am a great worker! I'm always willing to learn more.

      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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