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Mission Viejo Garden Maintenance Professionals

Browse these garden maintenance services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mission Viejo.

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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
ET E.
Verified review

Andres and his crew took only 2 days to till, prep, install an entire new irrigation system and lay sod for a yard that is over 1000 sq ft. Others quoted 4 days at a higher cost. We are very pleased with the final results and would highly recommend Andres and his Regs Tree and Lawn Services for any of your future landscaping needs! A++

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob S.
Verified review

Stephan and his crew were outstanding! His military background was a huge plus in quickly assessing the issues, formulating a plan to address those issues, implementing the plan with his crew and completing the job. His crew of two outstanding young men were very polite and very knowledgeable about what needed repair, what needed maintenance and what didn’t need repair. I can say that I have found someone who I can trust with all of my future home repairs and improvements.

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Manny Tree Care
5.0
from 139 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig S.
Verified review

I contracted Manny this year to trim 9 trees at my residence. His work was outstanding, he was prompt and courteous and his price was very competitive. I will continue to utilize his services for all my landscaping needs. Thanks Manny

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

Our backyard was in dire need of maintenance, and our front yard was worse. We had the succulent plants planted last year and they grew at a rapid rate. Jose showed up on time cleaned the front like it was just planted and really cleaned up the back yard too. Before we avoided going outside because all we seen was the work that needed to be done. Now we can go out and relax. Jose did a GREAT job!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett B.
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Thumbtack was great. I was contacted promptly by Chris Marich of Urban Gardener. I needed some lawn sprinklers repaired. Chris kept in contact with me periodically letting me know when he could do the job. That he was on his way. Really great service. And Chris is an extremely thorough and a very likeable guy. I am very pleased with both Thumbtack and Urban Gardener. I would definately recommend both of them.

Miss Landscape
4.4
from 108 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Nellie M.
Verified review

Warm, friendly and professionsal gardening services. I highly recommend them for your lawn and landscaping needs.

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

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

Hired Ben to take care of my lawn service for the month as of today. Will re-evalaute after the first month to bring more customers around my neighborhood. So far, he is very knowledgeable with the lawn maintenance. He will come back next week to finish the rest of the yard work such as trimming/pruning and removing weeds. So far, Mr. Parks has shown me good positive outcome with my lawn. More feedback to follow throughout the month contract upon hiring him.

  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Denise N.
Verified review

We were in serious need for new lawn maintenance services. Dave was quick to respond and appears to be a good communicator, which is a big deal since the last guy we had was terrible at it. He offers knowledgeable input and reasonable prices.

Progressive Landscaping
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Frank C.
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Hired for gardening service. Good communication and hard working, Knows plant care.

Rivera Gardening services
4.3
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia V.
Verified review

I needed someone to install sod and remove an old deck and fix/update the sprinkler system prior to doing so. Alex responded within minutes, and came out the very next morning to look at the project. He then did everything that was needed and we now have a beautiful lawn in place of the old composite deck. We also had a sudden leak outside the house. I sent him a picture of it and a text and he again responded right away and came out 20 min later to fix the problem. I then decided to hire him for our garden maintenance because he has been so reliable, honest and professional to work with.

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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My experience working with David and crew has been fantastic! He is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and reasonably priced. I appreciated his feedback and suggestions for my yard and look forward to working with him on future projects as well as continuing to have him maintain my lawn/garden.

B&B Environmental Services
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jose G.
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Jorge took care of my front lawn as promised. Showed up on time, had my lawn looking good in a short amount of time.

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Garciaslandscaping
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candy W.
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Efren did a very thorough job in cleaning up the mess that was my front and back garden! Not only that, he was QUICK - I had one overgrown fruit tree and an out-of-control shrub, and he had them both trimmed back and the branches in trash bags in an hour! Will definitely call on him again to maintain my garden so it doesn't go crazy again. :)

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim & Eileen R.
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We are thrilled to have found Francisco! Reluctantly and with much trepidation, my extremely picky husband agreed to hire a garden service. - "No one will manicure my lawn the way I like it!" After a couple of negative experiences, we heard about Francisco Ramos. Francisco with his work quality, professionalism, garden knowledge and expertise, and work ethic are all the things my husband and I were looking for in a garden service. We have the greatest of confidence in all the work he does for us always going above and beyond from tree and shrub trimming, slope clearance, rose pruning, and most importantly, manicuring our lawn! We couldn't be more pleased and highly recommend Francisco Ramos Garden Service!

Form & Focus Landscape, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Toni W.
Verified review

We asked Form & Focus to design and re-landscape our front, side and back yards to give us a Southwest Zen feel. Their designer, Katie, worked closely with us to give us just what we wanted working within our budget. Her design included a Japanese style Zen garden (at our request) and new flagstone patio while using colorful stone to significantly reduce the area of our yard that needed watering. We did keep some areas of lawn, but used a new type of drought resistant grass called UC Verde buffalo grass (developed specifically for California by the University of California) that can be maintained at a meadow length, and which fits in perfectly with our natural Zen approach. The project took about 2 weeks to install and was carefully supervised by Jacob and Aaron on a daily basis. They worked with us to make adjustments to the various areas of the design as we moved along, so that everything was sized and shaped to our specs. Their people arrived promptly every day and worked through 100+ degree heat to keep us on schedule, cleaning up each night before they left. Here's what they did for us: demolition of existing landscape, installation of artificial turf, installation of flagstone/decomposed granite walkway/patio, installation of Zen garden including a 1,200 pound boulder, conversion to drip sprinkler system, installation of borders and decorative rock, installation of drought resistant grass and plants throughout. They were a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to use Form & Focus for future work.

Battaglia Landscape
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy F.
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I was very pleased with Julie's work. My front and back yards' garden needed weeding and she took her time and did an immaculate job. She's very thorough, making sure not to damage the surrounding plants. She worked diligently even through the heat. She even planted a couple of plants for me. She was very pleasant to work with and I'm so glad I found her through Thumbtack. Excellent! Thank you, Julie! My gardens look great!

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Avelar landscaping
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pin S.
Verified review

Juan was very professional and worked efficiently. We love what he did with our garden and will hire him again in the future for other work and maintenance.

Lawn Love - Los Angeles
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy Y.
Verified review

Jamie was wonderful to work with and incredibly professional. The convenience of scheduling and handling of payments was great, and the value of the service is terrific. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is the gardeners forgot to service the backyard during their initial visit. It was simple enough to let Jamie know, though, and they came out the next day to handle it. I would highly recommend this company to others.

Organic Harvest Gardens
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
La Niecia' V.
Verified review

WOW these two "Master Gardeners" are IMPRESSIVE. I contacted them to inquire about doing herbs and a organic garden. They were PUNCTUAL to our first meeting and made sure to check in and confirm the time. They are EDUCATED, which showed when they walked me through some of the possibilities during our free consultation. I immediately trusted them because they were enthusiastic about my project and I agreed to let them make my vision come to life. What I did not expect was for them to go ABOVE and BEYOND what was asked. They gave me fresh non-gmo plants and herbs including a cute separate pot filled with strawberries. They were RESOURCEFUL by using my extra bricks and stones from previous construction jobs to create a small oasis for me, which by the way was not previously discussed but I was so grateful for their THOUGHTFULNESS and COMMON SENSE. Throughout the whole process they contacted via text to let me know whenever they were on their way and in my garden. Once completed they educated me on some of the plants and how to take care of them. I opted to have them come back for weekly maintenance to ensure my garden stays in tip top shape. They are definitely ECONOMICAL as well. Last year I tried to do my own gardening and ended up wasting money. I cant wait for what is to come. Oh and super EFFICIENT, I love it when a contractor/gardener/hired gets the job done well and fast and that is what they did. I decided to hire them for another project which is to make new brick planters for the front of my house. Words cannot express that i HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. (I wish I could post the before and after photos to do it some justice but thumbtack doesn't have that option yet)

California Jungle, Inc.
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Madelaine S.
Verified review

I call Chris the "Picasso of Plants". His innovative landscape designs have already won my home 2 awards. He's designed 3 homes on our street and all are completely different. He also offers gardener maintenance. His prices are very competitive. Truth be told, you get so much more than you pay for! HIGHLY recommend.

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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