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Norwalk Backyard Designers

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Regs Tree and Lawn Services
4.8
from 168 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 218 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.

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Manny Tree Care
5.0
from 142 reviews
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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He and his partner arrived 30 MINUTES EARLY! Very impressed. He did my backyard in 20 minutes and did a GREAT job. I highly recommend!!

Miss Landscape
4.4
from 110 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
June R.
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Mowed and trimmed backyard. Fast, efficient, and a job well done. Thank you for making the time to do it today. Happy holidays.

Domingo Moreno
4.6
from 104 reviews
  • 154 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.

Parker's Tree Services
4.5
from 76 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Charley P.
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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 47 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle Y.
Verified review

Falanisi and his crew did a great job building a cinderblock wall for us in the backyard. Falanisi was very responsive and answered all questions. I would definitely recommend them for your next hardscaping project!

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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blue T.
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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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Xpert Landscape
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fraya B.
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George and his crew did an excellent job. I had a deadline to have my property cleaned up for a photo shoot for a real estate listing, George made my backyard look picture perfect. He trimmed all the palm trees, fruit trees and various foliage, weeded, and hauled off the trimmings and he did it all for a fair price. He cleaned up the front yard as well so everything look pristine. I am very pleased with Xpert Landscaping's work and will use them again.

All Around Landscape LLC
4.3
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
Verified review

George and his team were awesome to work with. They completed our backyard project on time and on budget. Their prices were extremely competitive, and we felt like they delivered a great product. They did everything they said they would and even helped us fix a sprinkler in our front yard! I love waking up every morning and seeing our beautiful backyard! We would definitely recommend them.

  • 14 years in business
  • 48 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 👍🏼

  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Larous Z.
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trim all my backyard tree, very great job he done

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Marni B.
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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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HCC
4.5
from 27 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nutrix F.
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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!

Ramos gardens
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 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 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony S.
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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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The Masonry Company
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juan B.
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Felix does great work, I'm very happy with my driveway and can't for him to design my landscape for my front yard. All his work is guaranteed. Juan Colton, CA

Mora Landscape Inc.
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
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Rick Mora and his crew are fantastic professionals. I had a tight deadline to revamp my front yard landscaping in time for a holiday party. They took what was 1,000 square feet of weeds, crabgrass, invasive trees, broken sprinklers, and overgrown palms and planters and transformed it into a water-conserving, beautifully designed and welcoming landscape including drip irrigation. I wish I had a "before" photo (the yard was a giant mess) and these "after" photos show a lot of leaves from a neighbor's giant deciduous tree that moulted suddenly because of a rain storm last night so they really don't do it justice. Rick's team gave my 6 queen palms (that I thought were beyond help) a perfect trim (they're already showing healthy new growth), removed half of my water-wasting sod (more weeds than grass) and replaced it with drought-tolerant plants, removed some cement borders that did nothing except interrupt the flow of the design, and replanted a small section of healthy sod (I needed a place for kids to play). They did this complete transformation in a few days. The team worked tirelessly ...and safely ensuring the sidewalk was safe for my neighbors to walk past. All workers wore safety harnesses while cutting down the large invasive "volunteer" trees and had a co-worker monitoring them to ensure nothing dangerous would happen to them or to my home. I can't say enough positive things about Rick Mora. I'll be asking him to tackle my backyard next!

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Cutting Edge
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 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

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ada L.
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Being a homeowner for the last 9 years, I've dealt with many contractors for a variety of different work done on my home both inside and outside. Elite Artificial Grass are top notch in the industry and delivered as promised. There were some quotes I received that were both lower and higher in cost, and Elite were very competitive. However, with the clean and professional work I received, I definitely felt I received 5 Star quality work. Since my front and backyard has been done, I've referred quite a few family and friends. All are very satisfied customers. Thank you Elite for beautifying my yard.

AAlandscape Design
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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I hired Adja to design my home rose garden and vegetable garden. The design was great, although my gardener install it for, I have no regret using her design. She did a fantastic job.

Elite Outdoor Design Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda Z.
Verified review

I am beyond impressed with the work John and his team with Elite Outdoor Design recently completed of our backyard rondel. John was a true professional to work with, fantastic communicator and really helped us to chose great materials and ideas for the project. Additionally the crew was extremely conscientious, punctual and Work was completed ahead of original deadline! Finally the quality product they produced exceeded my expectations. The materials used are Grade A and high end, the Workmanship and level of quality are top notch. We are thoroughly enjoying our new backyard and are so pleased and impressed with this company! See pictures for yourself to see the beautiful results! Thank you again for the great work Elite and John!

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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