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Novato Custom Landscapers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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Valentin was the first to respond and scheduled a prompt appointment to come out and look at our broken sprinkler system. Two previous landscapers said it couldn't be fixed or would require tracking down an expensive part. At our estimate appointment, Valentin said he could fix it on the spot -- and he did, in just a few hours and for a rate that literally saved us thousands of dollars. We were so pleased with the work, price and his punctuality, that we are now hiring him to install some new sod and put footprints around our trees. I would recommend Valentin any day of the week.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Liam D.
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Matthew has done a number of projects for me and my wife. Deck repair, built some custom planters for our back yard and a few odd jobs inside. Excellent service

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline K.
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Wow! Came home to find my project completed with more quality than I expected! Carlos and his father Carlos and their assistant installed the irrigation for my new vineyard with high quality subterranean adjustable drip systems that I’ve never seen before so it’s great to turn down during too much rain and turn up when there are droughts. Carlos and Carlos installed new sprayers for my 1000 bulbs and planted rosemary and Spanish lavender. They trimmed the palm trees and fertilized the palms so beautifully just like palms you see in Los Angeles! Wow and then I asked them if they could fix my Christmas lights and said they don’t have much experience but they would figure it out by tomrw!!! Honestly I’ve had nightmare landscapers in the past and have had nothing but wonderful interactions and performance out of these guys. My warmest wishes to these hard working men. Merry Christmas 🎁🎄!!!

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Serene L.
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Custom designed, built and installed wood bookshelves in my living room. Jasper is great to work with, trustworthy (gave him a key and left him alone multiple times) and knowledgeable. Plus, he was fast! Job done well and right in 2 days.

West bay Gardening
4.2
from 46 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn R.
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Always nice when a contractor is punctual and does what he say's he'll do. If you need a landscaper, Jesus is the guy. He understands his best marketing practices, comes from referrals

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Poorna U.
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Miguel, Luis and team did an fantastic job at our new place. We wanted to get started with landscaping and maintenance but had to clean up the yard that had a lot of outgrowth, poison ivy, tall grass etc. Their quote was not the lowest but the most knowledgeable as they scoped it correctly. Miguel was in contact through the process and was sure to only eliminate the bad species. We are considering hiring them ongoing maintenance as well

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret U.
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I hired Duran Landscaping for a small job, repairing and replacing several sprinkler heads. The job was done quickly, on time, and at a very reasonable price. I would use their services again in the future.

Quintero Landscapes LLC
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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I can't say enough about the quality of work Pablo does. Always on time, stood by his word and the fence work he did for me was totally custom and never done before. You would have never noticed that at all because he nailed it. While he was not the lowest bid I felt he was the person who understood what I wanted and would deliver. I had people sending me bids without even looking at the space and a few that were under. I am very careful about the bidding process because many times that will speak volumes of the quality of work you get in return. Thank you Pablo. Looking forward to working on a few more projects!!

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom B.
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All Season Landscaping is one of the best company i work with . Jerry's and this team are wonderful. And hard working. And professional @ same time. And was on time. .. Also they are licensed and insured. Thanks jerry

Economy Home Repair
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Devon T.
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I ended up interviewing 10 different contractors for our exterior siding job because there were so many different opinions on what needed to be done and how best to do it. I'm so glad that we ended up going with Kris and his team. Great communication throughout, incredibly high quality of workmanship on a very difficult job (it is an older house that hasn't been maintained very well before we bought it). I really appreciated Kris' attention to detail and letting us know what was going on throughout the 6 week long process. Also did a great job working with the county inspector, which is never an easy process. These guys are pros - won't hesitate to hire them again for our next house project!

  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
John T.
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Install auto lawn sprinkler system with auto timer in approximately180 sq ft of lawn. Spread 3 cu yards of topsoil in area, cover with sod, install rock border along house. Rob did a very professional job, pointing out a number of issues that would be of concern down the road (i.e. mowing) and how to design so they would be simple and easy. I would highly recommend Rob. Clear and friendly communicator, spelled everything out in writing in a contract we signed before work started. Made good on all promises. I am, and my dog will be (area part of a dog run for my Allie four legged) very happy after the two week waiting period for the sod to take root. I highly recommend Quiet Elegance!!!

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike M.
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Ramirez Landscaping was absolutely great! Jose responded within minutes of my request. He visited the next day to provide a quote. After we agreed on pricing, he returned the following day with his crew and completed the tree trimming in one day (despite it being the hottest day of the year). They completed everything I asked and more. Were polite, friendly, on-time, quick, and very clean. I highly recommend them for tree trimming and yard maintenance.

  • 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.

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Erzsi S.
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Christel's design style is amazing and her work style is fantastic. She's responsive, understanding, thoughtful and smart. Can't recommend her more highly!

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JGLandscaping
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim K.
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JG Landscaping did a great job and was very responsive to my needs and I will hire them again. Jerman tackled a tough job with professionalism , punctuality, responsiveness, and a value for what had to be done!! Thanks Jerman for your work quality and cleanliness.

Pacific Garden Artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paul K.
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Pacific Garden Artistry is owned and run by Richard and working with him is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise difficult business to find true professionals in. His education, dedication to hard work and aesthetics, and professionalism is 2nd to none in the gardening and landscaping industry. You should be so lucky to be able and have him help you bring your overgrown, under utilized, unimaginative outdoor space into something beautiful. Do yourself a favor, hire PGA and Richard.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Noe's team did a great job clearing the brush off our hill. We've since hired them for monthly landscaping as well.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Vizcay Landscaping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ray O.
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Great job, very professional

  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Abram S.
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AC Services has the perfect combination of reliability and high-quality work!

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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