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Escondido Landscape Designers

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Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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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.!

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Jose and the landscape work he did for us! He and his team were professional, courteous and got the job done on time and within our budget. He laid pavers for us in our front and back yard, removed tree stumps, graded the yard and moved sprinklers. He also ran wire for low voltage lights. I highly recommend Jose for any landscape or home improvement job!

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

I really liked working with Chris. He is a knowledgeable and personable professional with reasonable rates. I plan to hire him whenever I need irrigation/landscape work done. Thanks Chris!

Lawn Works
4.5
from 63 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Jon R.
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Ben does a great job. My landscape looks awesome. He is so great that I decided to just pay for a years worth of service in advance.

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

R & R Services
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
William Z.
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Fantastic experience with R&R. Ricardo was very responsive and flexible with dates and times. The day of the trimming, R&R rolled up with his crew (4) which in included the chipper and the actual tree trimmer (Efrain) at 8:00 am sharp. I was impressed how Efrain climbed up into each tree and carefully selected and trimmed each branch to the way we agreed upon. The crew was careful not to disturb the rest of the landscape and vehicles near the job. I highly recommend R&R for their knowledge, work ethics and price.

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

Mateo does beautiful texturing work! He matched my knock down texture perfectly!

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Xpert Landscape
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt G.
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Xpert landscape from day one was very professional and did everything they said they would do. Any questions i had george would explain in detail. Highly recommended. Thanks again xpert landscaping

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Maidee G.
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A previous customer of Coastline Landscape Development recommended me to get in touch with Omar for a landscape design. Omar listened to all my preferences and dislikes as well. Omar came up with a beautiful landscape design that certainly satisfied my needs. I like the fact that he knows how to incorporate plants that will bring out the hardscape that was also installed by CLD. I'm not a big fan of cactus, succulents and etc but Omar definitely came up with a water wise landscape design with multiple flowering plants. His masonry crew is absolutely incredible. The paver installation was awesome, they were careful to install and made sure all cuts were precise as they could be. The outcome of the project was great! I will have Coastline Landscape Development come back to do my rental property.

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

Jason and his crew took out 10 forty foot cypress trees in short time. They cleaned everything up as they went along. They were prompt and very respectful. Nobody else could have done the job better. I would give this company 10 stars if I could. You won't regret hiring this company for any of your landscape needs!

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
J. R.
Verified review

On time for job. Friendly Javier has a great background in landscaping. He went over and above in finding my hidden irrigation leakage, then fixed it. Cleaned area when done. Good price within my budget. We are planning a future "change the landscape" job together. Thanks, from a happy Senior Citizen.

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

Francisco is a great man and an even greater worker! The quality of care and time he spends on my landscape is amazing. I have referred him to my friends and family. Highly recommended. -Jon

Down Under Services
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Emily W.
Verified review

Gordon was excellent to work with. He responded quickly to my request and completed the job on the spot. Very fair price and high quality work. I highly recommend him.

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

I wanted to landscape a large backyard with drought tolerant , easy care, low cost, eye appealing and relaxing elements. I took my ideas to Green World Synthetics and we created exactly what I had hoped to do. Ramon listened to my ideas and accommodated my changes without hesitation.

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.

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.

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 landscape design

San Marcos, CA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: Yes, Tree/shrub planting: Yes, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: Yes, Drainage system: Yes, Outdoor lighting: Yes, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Entire property
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    want to install pool as well
  • $350
    Average price
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