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  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary G.
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D' Franco landscape designed our whole irrigation system for our garden. The team was incredibly professional and very knowledgeable about irrigation. Great communication in regards to the planning and then reviewing the final project. Very happy we chose D'Franco landscape for our irrigation, excellent at what they do! Great value as well.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel T.
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I hired David for some much needed lawn maintenance. He gave me an estimate and did the work. His work was exemplary and above and beyond what I expected. He remembered things like to make sure my pool was covered so his work wouldn't get into the water and he made suggestions on what would look good. I requested him to come back every two weeks to keep up the good work. His work is excellent. He is reliable and very personable. I am very happy with his service and would recommend him fully.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon R.
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We hired Metthew to build a 40' long 3' high retaining wall and then move a LOT of soil, in order to level a back garden area. He was knowledgeable, reasonable, and exactly on time for all planning meetings and work meetings. Most notable was his very clear communication, ability to suggest solutions, and quality of crew and work product. Matthew is highly recommended and we will CERTAINLY work with him again!

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Chunzi Z.
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I am very satisfied with the services. The team is very professional and on time. The price is reasonable. I highly recommend CRC Gardening and Landscaping Service!

  • 10 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Jerri M.
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I am so relieved to have engaged Walter! I was so pleased with his initial work on my garden that I have engaged him on an ongoing basis. I have an intimate garden of about 500 sq feet with lots of plans (vines, Peruvian lilies, Kifer Lilies, Ground Gardenia, Mexican Primrose and more) and a small grass area that had not been tended to for quite a while. Walter and his brother in just a few hours got it looking pristine and healthy. He also took care of my potted plants. I have a friend who knows about these things who confirmed "clearly they know what they are doing based on how they trimmed back the plants." Walter called me right away, we quickly set up a time for him to see and quote the work and easily found a time to do the work. It was everything I would hope for from a professional home service provider. I am looking forward to his services long into the future. Thank you, Walter!

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

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Green Touch Gardening
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberto P.
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The folks from Green Touch did a great job with their initial go-round on the yard, which included more garden waste than my bins could handle on their own. The garden looks beautiful again! I'm looking forward to seeing how they continue!

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David F.
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To create some additional space in the top floor of my garden cottage, I wanted to take advantage of the high ceilings and have a loft space installed. It was important to me that none of the floor space underneath was compromised, and wanted to avoid using supports from the floor. Jasper came over, took the time to understand my needs & vision, and offered a tremendous amount of support and advice as we pursued the design. He presented me with different options, and was sensitive to my pricing considerations. Ultimately, we decided it was best to pursue a minimally viable solution, and then expand on it as my needs changed. Within a week, Jasper showed up with his friend, a truck full of lumber, and got to business. He showed up at noon, and was done by 8pm. He was happy to make adjustments and modifications I requested weeks after completion (at no additional charge), left my home clean, and really took pride in his work. He was friendly, professional, and stood behind his work 100%. It was truly a pleasure to have Jasper come and turn my loft space vision into a reality that was far better than anything I could have imagined at a great price and on budget. I look forward to using him again for my future projects.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter R.
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We recently purchased a home and the previous owners had deferred maintenance on much of the landscaping. Miguel was very responsive. He and his sons did an outstanding job trimming trees and hedges, shaping bushes, and pulling weeds. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

LiveNeighborly Gardening
4.4
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Hogeun S.
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LiveNeighborly’s gardening service is awesome. This is the future of gardening: I get recommendations and photos after every service, can manage my account online and I pay by credit card. I like that they just take care of everything and I don’t need to worry about my yard anymore. Plus, when I do want something special done, it’s super easy to add a task with photos and they take care of it on their next visit. And I’m happy to say that it’s affordable. They are doing an great job so far and definitely recommend them.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra C.
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These guys are Great! Not only did they do a beautiful job, they also gave me great advice which helped me plan my project. We also hired them to provide ongoing landscaping service for our small townhouse complex, and we have been extremely happy with their work and professionalism.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helena A.
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Very professional, courteous and punctual. Really great guys that did an awesome job. I look forward to great service in the future as I will be retaining their services for ongoing maintenance and gardening.

San Francisco Urban Garden
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
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backyard maintenance and revamping the look of our garden. Dan has been responsive and easy to work with. He brought a lot of ideas I loved. Will update with photos once it's been done!

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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Enrique showed up on time and went above and beyond for the extensive one-time weeding project I hired him for. Not only did he beautifully clear the areas we discussed he also cleared a few additional small areas and also cleared all the weeds in the sidewalk/walkways/driveway edges. He even edged the yard while he was there. Everything was left immaculately clean after he was done. I've decided to hire him for bi-weekly lawn maintenance as I was so thoroughly impressed with his timeliness, responsiveness, fair prices and high quality work.

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene P.
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Angel cared for all areas of our home including both sides, front and backyard lawn areas, pruned ALL trees and plants, weeded everything, and even hauled away all the leftover trimmings. He not only made it super easy to schedule the work, but to also meet for initial consult. I look forward to continuing to work with Angel for our lawn maintenance needs.

Jose Valencia Landscaping
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ken A.
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They did a major backyard landscaping job. It included four walkways, artificial lawn and planters. Very good work.

Edible Ecology
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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Jeremy and Edible Ecology did a great job on my front garden. Very knowledgeable and has great suggestions on plants etc... I may have Jeremy design and do the work in my back yard.... removing the lawn. Great crew.... got the job done right!

  • 36 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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J. Davis showed up on time and got the work done effectively and efficiently. He did a great job cleaning our garden, trimming hedges and clearing away leaves. I plan to hire him again.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristine H.
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Ricardo and his team were busy with another job, but fit us in so our job could be completed on our timeline. The job was completed with some additions along the way as we both saw fit to both of our satisfactions. We now have a fabulous deer proof garden space with 2 gates! I recommend RR Landscaping and look forward to working with them in the future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hongsuk N.
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They did a job (decking, sod, planting and sprinkler system) carefully and successfully as expected :)

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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Eli is FABULOUS! Very quick to respond and get project done for us ASAP. Team was professional, organized, and very tidy. Will be hiring them for monthly maintenance they were so good!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

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