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Oakland Backyard Landscapers

Browse these backyard landscapers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

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Angele's Tree Service
4.9
from 235 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walt A.
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I had a 60ft eucalyptus tree removed from my backyard by Angele's Tree Service. His bid was the best, he was prompt, he said it would take 2 days and it did. When he was done my yard was totally cleaned up.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Vin ~ Tak
4.6
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Vin was super professional! we can finally use the backyard. 5 stars!

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Rosa M.
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I had a backyard pond & statue removed. Matt and I met first to go over the job. He called to confirm he was coming at the time we had set up and arrived on time. He removed it in less time than anticipated (it was hard work as it was concrete). He went about it in a logical and methodical way and was careful not to make a giant mess in the yard, and remained mindful of the plants nearby. He made it seem so easy, I wish I had done this years ago. I learned Matt is a carpenter as well and I would definitely hire him again.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 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 🎁🎄!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Larry M.
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I found THUMBTACK and used it for the first time to find someone to build a fence in my backyard that was to be seven feet high and fifteen feet long. Five people replied within the first three hours. I interviewed four of them on a Thursday. The bids were, $900, $1200. $1300 and $2200. Gustavo bid $1200 and I selected him over the cheaper bid for three reasons, first he was very precise about the details of the material costs, second he had two other men with him so I was quite confident he could get the job done in one day, and third he said he would come back on the following Monday morning between 9 and 9:30. He arrived on time and immediately got to work. The job was finished by 4 that afternoon and looks very good. I would hire him again without doubt. He is intelligent and hard working. He does what he promises and does a quality job. The two men who were with him was equally high quality. They are polite and professional. The only issue is that at times I was not sure we were communicating. His English is fair, much better than my Spanish.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Ron P.
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I was very glad that I found Milko Young. I am a landlord from Texas and I came to Berkeley to help with my daughter's move-in to a small house. I appreciated someone like Milko who is professional, honest, and easy to work with. He was great and is a true painter and handyman. His work included painting, fixing cracks in the ceiling/walls, installing various household items (ceiling fans, light fixtures), and staining the patio deck. He is also very thorough, he made sure fixtures like the smoke alarms were in working condition. I'm very picky about people who work for me and Milko went beyond my expectations. We are definitely planning to continue to have Milko do more work for us (landscaping & general handyman) in the weeks to follow. Thanks Milko!

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Gerald C.
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Miguel n his son did a great job on my backyard, haul away all the weed n grass. I would recommend them for future job

Castro Landscape
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 335 hires on Thumbtack
Karine D.
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I highly recommend Castro Landscape. I'm very pleased with the difficult hedging project they completed and appreciate their meticulous work. Miguel is professional and easy to work with and is able to schedule our yard work on a project by project basis that is convenient for us financially. Pricing is very reasonable for the quality work they do. We'll definitely be having them back for all of our gardening/landscaping needs.

Limon Landscape
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Kasey B.
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We needed a landscaper to install a small lawn in our backyard. Rubin and his team were great - Rubin had great suggestions to improve the look of the backyard, was always on time, very good at providing updates on plans and progress, and the resulting lawn looks great. We would definitely use Limon Landscape again for future landscaping needs.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Alfred P.
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Great job with my fence work. Such a great job, I had them do my grass-roots and backyard.

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth C.
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Ricardo was recommended by a friend & did a great job with my backyard. My backyard looked like a forest. Ricardo cleaned everything out & brought down a 20foot old tree that was dying. We then decided to go with decomposed granite with stone walkway. He added plants along the walkway for extra decoration. Looks amazing. 10/10

  • 9 years in business
  • 25 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.

Zárate Landscaping
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Subhadra D.
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We had a great experience with Jose. He and his wife came for an estimate the night before, were flexible and he was available the next day to do the job. Jose did a great job mowing, weeding and cleaning our front and back lawn. Work was great and clean. Would def hire him again.

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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Suyog R.
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Adam was easy to schedule and work with. The backyard looks great after the de-weeding and clean up job! Thanks Adam!

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmela G.
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Work in progress. Crystal has some good ideas for consideration. Easy to work with.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Suzy W.
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Gave a chance of my garden coming back to health as he replaced and added anther drip timer head and recheck, reline and connected so all my plants and trees now gets water! Relocated small trees to make better use of my garden place and trim off tree branch RSA’s well. Look for award to working with him on follow ups on my garden/front yard space. Happy camper!

Juan Torres
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joel Y.
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Juan and his father worked on cleaning up my garden, front and backyard. He is very punctual and very responsive on the correspondence may it be text or email. My backyard looks great and would definitely use Juan again.

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

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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