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Encinitas Backyard Designers

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 146 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayra A.
Verified review

what a wonderful experience. Not many business owners go out of their way to make sure the customer knows they are valued. Steve responded to our job and within a couple hours was in our backyard looking at the project which was taking out a thick load full of previously placed cement. With our busy schedules he was able to meet face to face with us the night before the project started and had great ideas for out back yard. We decided on moving forward with the project and by the next morning Steve and his team were tackling that removal. Checking in with me and my husband constantly was a plus. When the backyard was cleared out he made sure to show me what was done and what the next steps for our project world be. Moving foward I will hire Steve again. He's local, a veteran and such a hard worker. Thank you and your team for taking this project on.

Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

I have a cactus garden that was very overgrown. Dangerous work! I also wanted some of the cacti transplanted to my backyard. Mr. Torres came on a Sunday,started work and did not stop until the job was done. He is more a landscape designer,then just a gardener. His crew ,by his side he sculped my cactus and transplanted and shaped them into a beautiful garden. It looks beautiful.He wants to please his customers and he reaches that goal. I would highly recommend him.He is now my official cactus expert.!

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Theresay B.
Verified review

Chris and crew are amazing. My backyard was a mess and I didn't know what I was going to do. They came in here and cleaned all the junk out even taking a old building that needed to be removed. They did it all with in a few hours and left the driveway nice and clean. Now I have my backyard back to fix up for my family and I to enjoy. Thanks Chris.

  • 18 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Thrilled to have found these guys. Booked an appointment the next day after receiving their bid and they went above & beyond to make everything look nice in the backyard. Would definitely recommend the service and I'll be a repeat customer for sure. Thank you!

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Loni C.
Verified review

Jose provides an excellent customer service. Unlike other contractors who hardly ever return my calls, Jose is very prompt in responding to texts and messages and is flexible with his time to come to the house for an estimate. When we finalized on the quote, his crew came out the next day and finished the patio and the retainer wall within a day and a half. The outcome is awesome, I no longer cringe with disgust when I look at my backyard. Thank you Jose!

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi B.
Verified review

John responded to my post within 5 minutes of me activating it. Within 4 hours he had sent someone to my address to provide a quote and they were able to performed the service immediately. We were expecting company the next afternoon and John was able to provide GREAT service and a beautiful backyard!

  • 17 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Abhijit Y.
Verified review

Alfonso provided a very reasonable estimate to trim 5 palm trees right here on Thumbtack, just based off of pictures I had uploaded. That made this whole process so much more stress free. He arrived with his crew on time and did a very professional job leaving the trees looking clean and hauling away all the debris. His crew was supposed to clean debris that had fallen over the fence onto my neighbors backyard but forgot to do it. The neighbor was furious to see debris on his new outdoor furniture. Having said that, I applaud Alfonso’s professionalism in apologizing and returning the very next morning to clean the neighbor’s area of all the debris and dust from the trimmings. I will definitely hire him again and recommend to anyone thats looking for value for money and professional outcomes.

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

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie P.
Verified review

Omar's work is always outstanding. He had previously renovated our front yard and now he just finished renovating our backyard. The work they do is just simply amazing. They not only do landscaping but also hardscape. They did a fence, BBQ pit and pavers job for is and now we love speding most of our time in our backyard. I strongly recommend Omar's crew and Coastline Landscape Development.

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

Jason, Jon and their team did an amazing job! They installed pavers and artificial turf in our back and side yards. After meeting with many landscapers we felt comfortable choosing JSJ! They delivered quality work at a fair price and were very professional throughout the process. Jon is great at his craft and is very accommodating! Jason and Jon also had a lot of great ideas throughout the process. We would definitely recommend them and now love spending time in our backyard!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

Vicente has been so helpful throughout the whole process of redoing our front and backyard. From the very beginning, he responds quickly to emails or text messages. He has offered suggestions and his professional opinion on everything we wanted done. Him and his team have been on time everyday and I can tell the pride Vicente has in his work. He added decorative rock, fixed our irritation system, installed sod, a vegetable garden and star Jasmine to our yard. We are really happy with everything and very glad we chose him to take on this project. We will continue using his services to maintain our yard.

Elite Arbor Care, Inc.
3.5
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
JACOB M.
Verified review

They were great! The came out the next day and cleared out my whole backyard. It's a big backyard that was really overgrown with weeds 3 feet high. They did a great job and would highly recommend them!

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
Verified review

Fernando Ramos has been our gardener for many years. We had a small yard with many palm trees. Fernando made our small garden look great and took the best care of our palm trees . We now have a large yard and he has done an amazing job of transforming the backyard and side yard to a beautiful drought resistant garden. He's has also updated our lighting and irrigation systems. He does it all! We highly recommend Ramos Gardens!

Down Under Services
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan D.
Verified review

Oscar and his team did a great job with two retaining walls in our backyard. We are so pleased with the results!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Melane J.
Verified review

He did good job for my backyard and frontyard and I like him and he’s Professional and I’m happy to have him thank you Ronsi

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

Ramon presented our project with competitive pricing and communicate effectively and quickly. He had four guys working hard on a daily basis on a project to demo and install pavers and rocks into our weed infested backyard. I will be back again for another project. Thank you Ramon and team

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

I needed a new fence carpenter to build a fence and add a wall inside my home that was being remodeled. The fence looked beautiful and the wall was done well so I decided to ask if they also did bathroom or kitchen remodeling work. Bill said that he had a wide range of work he could perform or manage for me so I started small and had them redo a small bathroom. The bathroom work included cabinets, bathtub, shower walls, new travertine floor and painting. After the bathroom was complete and saving up for a few weeks we moved on to the kitchen. He assisted in the design and layout with the designer. The work took several weeks but it was beautiful and was much better than the drawings. After several months of work on my home, it is perfect with there help. I can't thank them enough and will pass there info on to friends.

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

Form and Focus Landscape does phenomenal work and we highly recommend them to anyone who wants the highest quality work, responsiveness, and honesty! Jacob demoed our entire backyard and replaced it with beautiful, soft turf. He also put down stone for a BBQ area and ran the gas line under the ground so we could hook up a gas BBQ. All of his guys worked day and night (literally) to complete the job as quickly as possible. At the end of the project, everything was cleaned up so professionally. All of the numbers were told to us upfront and there were no surprises. We had an initial quote from Jacob, but weren't ready to move forward. He was so honest and did not pressure us to do anything. We contacted him a few months later with new ideas and he came back out without question or hesitation. Once we decided to move forward, Jacob was always available and punctional. The quality of work was superb. He stuck to his timeline (even finished early)! His partner Aaron was also very easy to work with. He made us a beautiful a/c cover from wood. We absolutely love our new backyard and we get so many positive compliments from friends and family! Thank you!!

Athletic Turf Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy L.
Verified review

James and Tami helped me with every aspect of my backyard remodel. They helped with design, layout, and the construction. They did a wonderful job installing my turf and provided an electrical plan as well. I ended up using them for all of my lighting and have been thrilled with the outcome. They were on time, available and finished the job in the exact time they specified. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Steve M.
Verified review

Dave was helpful with removal, design and installation of new plants. He takes pride in his work and ensures you are happy. High quality work. I wish I could add before and after pictures! It looks fantastic.

Savon Pavers
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tony A.
Verified review

Savon Pavers exceeded our expectations. We contracted to do 4000 sf of pavers on our property and they didn’t disappoint. Beginning with Wade, the designer, he listened to what we wanted, then he put together a hand drawing showing each paver that was to be installed. The drawing and the finished product are one and the same…outstanding! Each day the crew, led by Rafael, worked from 8 am to 4-5 pm. Never had a seen such a hard working group of guys put in such a hard day’s work. The detail and pride they take in their work is reflective in the masterpiece they put together. It was also apparent that Wade and the crew had great communication and they certainly delivered a top notch outcome. We could not be happier. It took us over 2 years to think about this project. We got bids from just about every paver company in the San Diego county area and no one came close to the knowledge that Wade demonstrated prior to the project. We are happy to have done our due diligence in selecting a paver company and seeing our completed job only reaffirms that we made the right decision by going with Savon Pavers. We were so satisfied with the initial project that we had them do another 2000 sf of road on our property. The place looks like a resort. Thank you Savon Pavers.

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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