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Regs Tree and Lawn Services
4.8
from 161 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victor H.
Verified review

Needed to get a tall tree taken out of the backyard. They were very affordable, quick and clean! Would definitely recommend and will be using them again.

Domingo Moreno
4.7
from 97 reviews
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
Verified review

Domingo and his team did an excellent job at making our backyard look like new again. Backyard had almost two years of neglect with overgrown plants and dead grass and trees. Domingo gave a very reasonable price for the whole job and took only a day to complete. They cleaned up and also had good ideas and suggestions about plants and placement. Definitely hiring him again and calling him back for monthly maintenance. He is also very courteous.

Parker's Tree Services
4.5
from 72 reviews
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Charley P.
Verified review

You know that satisfied feeling when you find a good doctor, dentist, plumber, electrician, or painter? Well, I can add "Sprinkler System, Tree Service & Debris Removal" to my list of "go-to's". Chris was fantastic. Prompt to respond, friendly, professional, approachable. He and his team of two arrived on time, and after an assessment of the job at hand, put their head's down & got to work. My dad is 81 years old, and the job at hand was to repair a front & backyard sprinkler system. It took two days, but Chris & Team didn't stop until the job was thoroughly complete. I will use Parker's Tree Services again, in fact, I have scheduled his team to return for a hillside tree & debris removal service to mitigate fire hazard. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone searching for said service to look no further ... you won't do better than Chris. Thanks Chris!

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kokonut_konkrete
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura J.
Verified review

Kokonut Konkrete guys are at the top of their game! Highly recommend. Hard working, efficient, solution-oriented and easy to work with. Great attitudes and extremely polite. They've inspired me to do more projects with them!

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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blue T.
Verified review

Custom made deck for our backyard. Extremely happy! Renato worked with us for a couple of weeks to ensure that we received everything we wanted and expected. It’s the perfect size and sturdiness. He even added sealant and a step up to the deck. Can’t wait to have him back for more projects. Renato is a must for your woodworking and construction needs.

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Dirt Beauty
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles L.
Verified review

We interviewed several landscape designers and loved the vision Patricia had for our space during her initial visit. She had so many great suggestions and ideas which were the perfect complements to our initial concept. She even went out to a rock quarry and picked out an amazing and perfectly shaped stone for the entrance making a great initial impression on our guests. She’s very passionate about what she does and took the time to educate us along the way to make sure we were prepared to take care of our plants for the long haul. Patricia is awesome!

Optimal Landscape
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
Verified review

Ive been using Optimal Landscaping for sometime now and truly am grateful for the services Francisco's and his crew have provided me with over the years. From the installation of an artificial lawn in my back yard last year to the renovation of my "water stair" fountain in my Hollywood Hills home, Francisco's landscape design is always carefully planned and executed to perfection.Simply the best crew Ive ever worked with. Francisco's work always goes above and beyond my expectations, while working well within my budget.

  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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What started as a small project to replace a side yard with gravel turned into a full backyard renovation. We had a patchy back lawn & overgrown rose & agapanthus plants. We had everything ripped out, reconditioned, leveled and had Thomas' team lay new sod & gravel. They were unbelievably professional, nice, timely and hard working. Thomas was hands-on directing the crew & had great suggestions when asked. The entire project took 5.5 working days to complete and we're thrilled with our new lower maintenance & zen-like backyard! I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again 👍🏼

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HCC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nutrix F.
Verified review

HCC did a good job in my backyard project. The contract was explained and all expectations were met in a timely fashion. I would recommend them to all my friends who would need this type of project. Thanks again HCC for a great job!

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Marni B.
Verified review

Working with David has been a dream! First of all, he is very detail oriented and great at communication. What I love most is that when there is a question or he has an idea or wants to give me an update, he texts me and responds instantly. He was also able to do an additional project for me at at an amazing price and the work is outstanding. he is very knowledgeable about everything in my garden, able to follow complex instruction that my former landscaper gave us when we remodeled our backyard, and he has brought life to my beautiful outdoor living space. I would highly recommend David.

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Martinez Landscaping
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ludyn T.
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He did a very good job with my grass install. He also cut all my trees and put springers in my backyard. All and all he did everything he said he would do on time and very clean.

Eden Condensed
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dona H.
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I wanted a clean, modern xeriscape design to replace an overgrown lawn of crabgrass. I have a mid-century style house and preferred a clean look over mulch. I shared some ideas and she ran with it. The end result is a contemporary design of decomposed granite, succulents and drought tolerant flowering plants. She also installed beautiful stone pathways and a patio area with pavers and pebbles. I enjoyed working with Angela and her team. She was proactive, resourceful and made the whole experience easy for me. When I wanted to make changes while the work was in progress, she worked with me every step of the way. The end result is beautiful and better than I could have imagined. Angela Price can design the garden of your dreams. Professional, organized, knowledgeable, flexible, and creative. Give her your ideas, pictures, sketches, or nothing at all and she will magically transform your space.

Arbol Landscape Co.
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Gala A.
Verified review

David was hired to lay Arizona stone for my backyard walkway. He also end up doing landscaping for the same area. I'm satisfied with his job quality and knowledge. Would definitely hire him again.

A Greener Tomorrow Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Don J.
Verified review

Overall our experience with A Greener Tomorrow was excellent. They worked with us to come up with a landscape design within our budget. The actual work took only three days. We are very happy with the finished landscape. We plan to use A Greener Tomorrow for landscape maintenance going forward.

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!

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TurFusion
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony S.
Verified review

Turfusion transformed my entire backyard into a beautiful zero-scape flowering oasis. They designed and implemented the whole project. They were very professional, Leo and his team performed quality work and they were on time and in budget. I called them for a minor adjustment to the drip system and they took care of it the next day.

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Custom Masonry Pool&spa
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randy F.
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Joseph and his team were great from start to finish on my project. We talked and texted multiple times and they really did everything needed to meet my needs. The day of the project, we had to make a few on the fly changes to my design and it was no problem. They really seemed to care about getting it right for me and doing what it took to get there. I would absolutely work with this team again.

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Cutting Edge
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimi W.
Verified review

We want to thank you and your landscaping crew for an exceptional job on our very distressed backyard. You should get an award for this project. We are very satisfied with the results. Our tenants and neighbors are amazed at the transformation. The work was done in a timely manner. And, you successfully worked with our budget! You are a highly knowledgeable guy that does not cut corners. We highly recommend Cutting Edge for any project and will use Ryan and his crew again and have already referred them to friends and neighbors. Chuck & Kimi, City of Orange, CA

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin L.
Verified review

I was ready for some remodeling in my home. My kitchen needed an update and so did a few of the bathrooms. Searching google I found GIM and saw that they did energy efficient remodeling and upgrades. I contacted GIM and set an appointment for a consultant to come by to show me some options. The consultant showed us many samples of flooring, tile, roofing, painting, and multiple other products they offered. They even had their own architect to take care of the drawings for me and also had a 3d design for the kitchen. All the work was done properly and my home was left clean everyday. Appreciate all the hard work.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keadrick W.
Verified review

Very professional and trustworthy. I’m all my experience in working with landscape and design architects, they offered the highest quality material, service, and craftsmanship. Transformed my entire backyard in 8 days! We’re already planning our next project!

Organic Harvest Gardens
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Saxon L.
Verified review

We hired Rod and Adam as a birthday gift for my sister, to have them come mend the soil and install an organic vegetable garden in her backyard. We were REALLY IMPRESSED with their extensive knowledge, professionalism, and consistently cheerful disposition throughout the entire process from exchanging emails to the finished (and beautiful) garden! My husband and I will definitely be using them for our own garden in the future, too. Very highly recommended!!

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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Los Angeles, CA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: Yes, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: Yes, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: Yes, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard, Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design
  • Details
    Live in Hollywood hills
  • $135
    Average price
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