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Encinitas Landscapers

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E-Z Fix
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Minda G.
Verified review

Jose was incredibly professional. Articulate, polite, organized, punctual, patient, and did a high quality job. I asked him to fix a number of things in my condo to prep it for renting. This included patching and painting walls, power washing the patio, cleaning up landscaping and putting in some edging features, and a few other misc tasks. His pricing was fair and well worth the resulting work. I will definitely be calling Jose for many jobs in the future.

Jose Torres
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

Jose helped us with a new irrigation project for our large yard. He was on time and polite and offered suggestions on how to complete the yard project. He also built a small retaining wall. He was very easy to communicate with over text messages and was always responsive to our requests. I will also be hiring him for our ongoing yard maintenance. I would highly recommend him for your next landscaping project.

  • 18 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
Verified review

Great response time. A crew came to my home the day I called and performed lawn service at my home at a fair price! Thank you Stay Green & Clean Landscaping Service!

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Robin W.
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We recently bought an older fixer upper and Jose has helped us with several jobs. He removed popcorn ceiling, texturized, put in new drywall and pot lights, did painting, installed floor tile, and is now tiling my new shower. He has a lot of overall construction experience and brings important knowledge to the job. His work has been quality and looks really nice. His pricing is very competitive and he is responsive and easy to work with. We had a few last minute delays on our end getting materials and he kindly rescheduled several times. We are going to work with him on some outside hardscape and fencing as well. We highly recommend Jose and his team. (I will add some photos soon)

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  • 6 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan B.
Verified review

Chris is a hard worker with a great attention to detail. Definitely the man for your landscaping and irrigation needs.

Evaristo tree service
4.3
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Kris N.
Verified review

I requested several bids from different contractors to trim my trees in the Poway area. I have 8 full grown trees, plus 7 eucayptus trees along one side of my house, and 5 palm trees on my property (two of which are easily over 40 ft. tall). I hired Bernie because he is licensed and bonded, is knowledeable and experienced, and he offered me the most reasonable bid, overall, to do the work. Bernie brought in his crew and they worked for over 6 hours on a hot 93 degree Saturday to trim and clean-up all of my trees. Not only was their work outstanding, they did a great job of cleaning up my property before they finished. I would definitely recommend Bernie and his crew for tree trimming and other landscaping work!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

Great job! Very efficient team! They had to take out two stumps with a grinder in our backyard. The job was done in no time including the clean up. I would hire GM Landscaping again and I will recommend them.

R & R Services
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Paul T.
Verified review

Does a very good job with all the landscaping.

  • 16 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
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My whole cedar fence was replaced efficiently, fast, and they were very clean. It only took two days. They gave me a good price. My neighbors were also very satisfied with the work since we share the fence and are hiring them to replace the rest of their fences. I also intend to hire them again for other landscaping projects. I highly recommend them.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Samuel M.
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A professional crew that has been able to address all of my landscaping questions and concerns time after time with creative solutions and hard work. From the more complicated aspects like irrigation and to the simple issues like weeding, these guys know what they're doing, and don't charge you too much to do it!

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MP Construction
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy H.
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Matthew was very hardworking and easy to work with. We have .6 acres that had been neglected for over 5 months, so to say it was a big job would be an understatement! Our yard looks amazing! I would definitely recommend him (and already have) to anyone looking for a superb landscaper!

Charlie Company
4.2
from 40 reviews
  • 52 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

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  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebeca J.
Verified review

San Diego Landscaping Development It is best company ever and we have a lot experience for landscape another thing by Ronsi

Rivera Gardening services
4.1
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Howard C.
Verified review

Alex was extremely responsive and did a great job on our landscaping/yard. As such, we have hired him to continue to perform maintenance on a regular basis!

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Cosyleon Landscape Concepts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Teresa T.
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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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Jarrells Lawn & Landscape
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy F.
Verified review

Jerry was very easy to work with. He texted me back immediately when I texted him and was very flexible with scheduling (which has been my issue with other landscaping companies). He did a great job cleaning up my yard for a reasonable price. I will use him again.

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Ramirez landscape ing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Mandie G.
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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

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Megan O.
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Family-owned, these guys showed up on time and worked really hard on a very hot day! The price was reasonable and the work was done well. I’m not an expert, but I’m very happy and will use them again! Before and after pics. Ready for the next steps. Thanks, SD Landscaping!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony F.
Verified review

The best! Highly recommend Caleb and his team. Will be going to Caleb for all my outdoor landscaping needs!

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Green World Synthetics
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim R.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how my yard turned out. Ramon replied very quickly and after considering two other landscapers I came back to Green World Synthetics for new plants, appx. 750 sq. feet of pavers, a small surrounding flower bed wall and a new gate. It came out better than I could've imagined and it's transformed a once dead lawn into a whole new outdoor living space. It far exceeded my expectations and it was great to work with Ramon and his team who were hard working, honest, on time and a team I had complete trust in. We'll have them back again for the front yard but I can recommend them in full confidence as individual who has little to no experience with landscaping. 100% worth it and thousands less than other quotes I got.

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

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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