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El Cajon Residential Landscaping Services

Browse these residential landscaping services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in El Cajon.

Jose Torres
4.8
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Alan C.
Verified review

Jose was amazing! He was very clear about the budget, always on time, worked through unexpected situations and just generally fantastic to work with. I would definitely recommend Jose to anyone looking for help with landscaping projects.

  • 18 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Rose M.
Verified review

I am happy with my experience with Stay Green and Clean Landscaping Services. Laura is well organized and kept me informed about some changes to the original schedule and the work was done as promised.

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson J.
Verified review

Jose was the first to respond to my request for someone to perform concrete installation in the courtyard of our home (which was previously filled with dirt and plants) and he offered to come out the same day to provide an estimate. Not only did he show up on time, but he provided an affordable estimate and said he could start the following day (a huge plus!). My stepdad who's been in the commercial construction industry for 40+ years was there for the meeting as well and was thoroughly impressed with Jose's knowledge when discussing the his strategy for job. The day of the project, Jose and his crew (who were also outstanding) showed up on time and did an AMAZING job. I couldn't be happier with the final results. The crew was professional and cleaned and hauled everything away when they were done. If you're looking for construction services, I would highly recommend Jose's services!

  • 17 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Greg and his crew attacked the job of clearing cacti from my yard and stumping a tree. They were cautious, diligent and energetic. His crew worked effectively as a team and completed the job, including thorough clean up, within the estimated time. GM Tree Service and Landscaping provides excellent service.

R & R Services
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin L.
Verified review

R&R Services kept appointments and completed the landscaping project ontime. Ricardo had great suggestions and our lawn looks great. I will use R&R Services in the future for other projects.

  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

The job of taken down big bushes in our garden was done well and completely in a reasonably time. We are very happy with Artistic Solutions Landscaping and would hire again in the future.

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MP Construction
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly D.
Verified review

We have worked with Mateo on construction projects and Ana on cleaning services. They are very kind, professional and reasonably priced. We continue to use their services.

Charlie Company
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel V.
Verified review

Charlie did a good amount of landscaping and softscaping on my backyard this year. He also did some fencing, paint jobs, and installed pavers for me. He is reliable, takes directions well, and his prices are competitive. ~ Dan V. San Diego, CA

Aldape G. Landscaping
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Gilberto did an outstanding job of installing a new sprinkler system at my home. The installation occurred on literally the hottest day of the year, which didn't deter Gilberto in the least. I was very impressed with his know-how and performance, so much so that I also hired him to do my future landscaping maintenance. I would highly recommend Gilberto for any type of yard project.

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
Verified review

JOB WELL DONE! Guys worked really hard to complete my tuff landscaping project. I really appreciated the clean up efforts afterwards. Thanks again JSJ Services.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Edgar G.
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Vincent has done my maintenance and all of my landscaping for the past 5 years and I have had nothing but great results. Excellent work ethic and great guy.

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Cosyleon Landscape Concepts
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa T.
Verified review

Everything was excellent from start to finish. Very professional crew. The price beat all other quotes. The yard turned out better than we could have imagined. We are so happy with the results. Would definitely recommend Javier Cosyleon for landscaping.

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Ramirez landscape ing
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mandie G.
Verified review

My yard was about 6 months overgrown! These guys came in and made it look beautiful in just a couple hours! Will definitely recommend Ramirez Landscaping

Down Under Services
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Tawny D.
Verified review

Reliable. Does a good job maintaining my lawn and landscape. They come through and mow, blow, weed and trim. A little on higher side for price ( we pay $60/visit for 2 guys 1 hour every two weeks) but they're good guys.

Point Loma Landscapes
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jon D.
Verified review

We needed a custom solution to a landscaping drainage issue and Richard provided a great solution. Not a simple assignment but we were happy with the communication, follow up, and quality of the work.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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Ronsi had a positive attitude and worked diligently to complete the tremendous task get our landscaping spruced up so that we can sell our house. I especially appreciated how he transformed our backyard from a daunting field of foxtails and fig leaves, to a cleared space ready for someone else to improve! He has a joyful personality and great work ethic! I highly recommend him! I included a before and after pic of the backyard.

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Green World Synthetics
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerrett E.
Verified review

I hired Ramon and his crew to take down a leaning retaining wall and put up a new one. It was about 50 feet long and needed to be about 4 feet high. Also, they were building stairs into the hill. Also we asked him to widen our driveway by about 2 feet. All of this took them less that 7 days and came out perfectly. They even built in another step going up to the wall without asking me (we had discussed options of what I could do on my own). It was a great surprise. Very professional, very courteous and amazingly quick. Will use Ramon for and landscaping needs in the future.

Bountiful Harvest Gardening
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kris T.
Verified review

Jake quickly responded to my request to hang a concrete wall fountain on an outside wall in front of my kitchen sink. He laid electrical in plastic piping inside a trench and helped to connect the fountain electrically. He purchased a BT timer at Home Depot. It’s simply gorgeous. I liked that he texted me when he left his office, when he expected to arrive, when he took off for a bite of lunch. Very considerate and professional (guess that’s what you get from a Minnesota native). He helped me with two other projects, one centered around his passion for building sustainable gardens for people. He will bring the custom trellises that he built tomorrow. They are designed to have cantaloupes grow up and hang.

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JG Lawns
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vance M.
Verified review

Great job done on what turned out to be more complicated than was expected. Would definitely recommend JG Lawns to anyone that has problems with lawn irrigation or any landscaping needs.

WS Building Services
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
Verified review

I was very happy with the completed landscape project. Bill Sullivan sent 2 extremely good workers who removed a giant yucca plant, added to an existing wall while finishing it with stucco and a flagstone cap, as well as created a beautiful border between the sidewalk and the front yard with attractive-looking pavers. The price was fair and the quality, as well as the aesthetic of the finished work was excellent. I do think Mr. Sullivan knows his construction business, but he is not as responsive or really good at communication as I would have preferred. All in all though, if you are patient and flexible, the work was done very well.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney V.
Verified review

Robert responded immediately and came and gave estimate and could start immediately his professionalism was outstanding and he performed skills higher than expected I would use him again and recommend him and his team xoxo

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 tree and shrub planting, maintenance, or removal

El Cajon, CA

  • Number of trees
    Other
  • Tree height
    No trees
  • Tree type
    Other (Bougainvilla)
  • Location
    Back yard
  • Maintenance frequency
    No, this is a one-time project
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Can access from back alley
  • $200
    Average price
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