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

I have gone through many gardeners over the years and Jose is turning out to be one of the best. He does a beautiful job, does any extras I ask him to do, he will let me know if he can't show up - he has never missed a day so far. Very reliable and very easy to work with. I hope I never lose him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Alyanna S.
Verified review

I loved these guys! Super kind, hardworking and humble. I mean they actually closed my gate, took all trash, communicated with me, charged me a reasonable price and even offered me advice on my lawn. I mean the English was a little broken with one of the guys and then perfect English with the other but the effort these guys put into their work was great! I haven't worked with landscapers this caring in a long time. I have found my new landscapers and I am so thrilled because I have the entire family coming for the Holidays and now my yard is perfect. Thanks guys!

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
Verified review

Not knowing what thumbtack was exactly, I put out a request for cabinet assembly/installation. Within a day I decided to use a former contractor for that work but Jose had responded quickly for the job. I noticed on his list of specialties that he also specialized in concrete so I asked him if he would bid on a patio project I had in mind. Not only was his bid 30% lower than two other licensed contractors, but he was willing to do extra work for just cost of materials. His level of communication was always good and timely, he always showed up at the time he promised, he accomplished his daily commitments and goals on time, his helpers were tenacious and diligent, he cleaned up the yard every day, he had a team of workers who each knew their required tasks at hand, everyone worked long hours until their duties were completed, and needless to say, the patio slab came out perfect as I can tell. I am a retired handyman and I have never seen a better performance at a job site. After the job was completed, Jose came back the next day to power wash the concrete and because I couldn't be available for the next couple of days, Jose waited patiently and trusted me to pay him his balance owed him when we could finally get together. Jose has obviously impressed me with his professional demeanor, sincerity in his desire to satisfy his customers, and conscientious strive for perfection. I found his work ethic second to none. I will use his service again in the future. I am a difficult person to please and many contractors have found me to be too demanding but with Jose he was always at least one step ahead of me. Jose knows concrete. Signed, Dan Ross

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leo D.
Verified review

Chris did an excellent job! He's honest & his price is very fair! I would recommend him very highly to anyone that is looking for an affordable gardener! Thanks again for a job well done!

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

Oh my gosh! I can't be happier! Ben and David are so professional, so nice, polite and respectful. We have several projects that can't wait to start on them! Looking forward in having a great landscaping work. Already told Ben that he is part of my family. Thanks for caring and being awesome guys!

  • 17 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
Verified review

Greg and his crew did a complete makeover on our yard and everything looks really beautiful and high end. Greg was patient with me and didn't rush me in making decisions after I had changed the layout a few times. Everyone at GM Landscaping was very professional, efficient, detail oriented (not missing even the tiniest of details), and helpful with offering suggestions to tweak the design to achieve our ultimate goal and happiness. I am a very picky customer and I can truly say that I would recommend GM Landscaping to anyone who is looking to get the best results on any of your landscaping and tree trimming projects.

  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
Verified review

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.

R & R Services
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina M.
Verified review

Ricardo was incredibly professional and responsive from the get go. He responded to by initial inquiry straight away and worked with my crazy schedule to get a time locked down. His prices are more than reasonable and he did a great job making our front lawn look presentable. He showed up right on time and was very kind. I will be recommending him to neighbors and anyone who is looking for a great landscaper!

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MP Construction
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy H.
Verified review

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!

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Xpert Landscape
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
Verified review

George was informative, he provided options and did the job quickly at a reasonably price. He did irrigation work that another company had abandoned. I highly recommend him and will use him again. He is now my landscaping expert.

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Derek J.
Verified review

We found Omar and his crew down the street whom at the moment was doing an installation for a neighbor down the street. We liked the outcome of the installation so we decided to get in touch with Omar. He scheduled and appointment with us later that week in the evening to give us a quote and ideas in how we could improve our front and backyard. Omar provided a detailed 3D landscape design that really blew our minds out of the water. We were impressed with the design, so we went ahead and proceeded with the work. Omar executed the installation just as how it was planned in his design. We were totally satisfied with his work and his guys work especially in this heat. I would with no doubt recommend Omar and his crew to anyone with an interest for good quality work.

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!

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

It was such a simple process. I put in my request and several different landscapers responded. I received immediate responses and within two days they were here to give me an estimate!!! I hired the first person that I spoke with because she seemed very professional and willing to do the work for a reasonable price. I'm excited to get control of my back yard again.

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Cosyleon Landscape Concepts
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim B.
Verified review

javier made sure every thing was working correctly before he left. cleaned up the entire area which does not happen often with contractors.

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

I have had multiple landscapers in the past; however, Ramos Gardens quality of work and caring towards his clients is superior then previous gardeners I've had. I will continue to use and refer relatives and acquaintances for his services.

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

Rob is outstanding in customer service! He is true to his estimate, on time, courteous and listens. He worked within my budget He and his crew are awesome. My trees, scrubs, and yards look clean, neat and impeccable. I found the perfect landscaper!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan C.
Verified review

Very easy to work with, great work done on sprinkler system.

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Green World Synthetics
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Landeros Landscape
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I had a fence installed by another company. During the installation, I had plants destroyed, irrigation broken, etc. I hired Landeros Landscape to clean up my yard and spruce it up. They went above and beyond in cleaning up all the debris, installing a new valve, replacing some sprinkler heads, they planted me a rose garden and some other plants. They trimmed my trees and put up my vines (what they could salvage). They were punctual, easy to talk to, went the extra mile and exceeded my expectations. They were also reasonably priced. I was so impressed that I decided to continue with Landeros Landscape for bi-weekly yard maintenance. I highly recommend Landeros Landscape!

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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

We needed help with several tree and landscaping problems with our large front lawn area. Dave's knowledge and expertise has been outstanding in resolving those problems. He truly cares about his client's well-being without any manipulation towards extra-billing opportunities for himself. My wife and I sincerely recommend him highly.

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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