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Placentia Backyard Designers

Browse these backyard designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Placentia.

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Regs Tree and Lawn Services
4.8
from 174 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 225 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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Box Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 153 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayra A.
Verified review

what a wonderful experience. Not many business owners go out of their way to make sure the customer knows they are valued. Steve responded to our job and within a couple hours was in our backyard looking at the project which was taking out a thick load full of previously placed cement. With our busy schedules he was able to meet face to face with us the night before the project started and had great ideas for out back yard. We decided on moving forward with the project and by the next morning Steve and his team were tackling that removal. Checking in with me and my husband constantly was a plus. When the backyard was cleared out he made sure to show me what was done and what the next steps for our project world be. Moving foward I will hire Steve again. He's local, a veteran and such a hard worker. Thank you and your team for taking this project on.

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Manny Tree Care
5.0
from 144 reviews
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
Verified review

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!!

Domingo Moreno
4.6
from 107 reviews
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
Verified review

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.

Miss Landscape
4.4
from 111 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
June R.
Verified review

Mowed and trimmed backyard. Fast, efficient, and a job well done. Thank you for making the time to do it today. Happy holidays.

Parker's Tree Services
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Charley P.
Verified review

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 48 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 65 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
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blue T.
Verified review

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 35 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fraya B.
Verified review

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.

Coastal Handyman Connection
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dan F.
Verified review

I am not one who ordinarily takes the time to write a review concerning some work that I had done. In this case I am making an exception due to the experience that I had. I had some major backyard fence damage due to strong winds that also affected the adjoining neighbors on north and south side. Mark gave me a detailed invoice as to cost and labor and helped coordinate with my neighbors to split cost and he provided all of us with individual invoices that broke down all costs and labor. Mark is extremely knowledgable, very diligent and he constantly communicated with me to let me know about any concerns or issues that arose during the job. He has an engaging personality and a great sense of humor. His finished work was incredible. Better than I could have ever envisioned. His work ethic is outstanding. He started the work when he said he would and finished the work when he said he would, which has been an issue with other handyman contractors that I have hired in the past. I will hire Mark for every future job that I have and I highly recommend him to anyone that uses this site for referrals. I am happy to have been able to write this review and I know that anyone who reads this and hires Mark, will feel compelled to write their own glowing review. Thanks again Mark.

  • 14 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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 👍🏼

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Marni B.
Verified review

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
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nutrix F.
Verified review

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!

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Martinez Landscaping
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ludyn T.
Verified review

He did a very good job with my grass install. He also cut all my trees and put springers in my backyard. All and all he did everything he said he would do on time and very clean.

Conscientious Landscaping
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Christina M.
Verified review

I needed a tree removed from my backyard and Luis and another worker came to solve my problem. They were very professional, detailed, and courteous. They did excellent work and stuck to their estimated time that I was given in the quote. I will definately use their services again. Thank you guys!

Ramos gardens
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 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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Steve Fry Construction
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirk H.
Verified review

Steve put in a doggy door for us and did an amazing job! Even added a little patio step for the dog. Very personable and all round great guy. He will definitely be the person I hire to do all future jobs.

Battaglia Landscape
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
Verified review

Julie was wonderful to work with. She listened to my needs and created a beautiful garden that gives my house curb appeal. I will definitely call Julie back again for my backyard.

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

Form and Focus Landscape does phenomenal work and we highly recommend them to anyone who wants the highest quality work, responsiveness, and honesty! Jacob demoed our entire backyard and replaced it with beautiful, soft turf. He also put down stone for a BBQ area and ran the gas line under the ground so we could hook up a gas BBQ. All of his guys worked day and night (literally) to complete the job as quickly as possible. At the end of the project, everything was cleaned up so professionally. All of the numbers were told to us upfront and there were no surprises. We had an initial quote from Jacob, but weren't ready to move forward. He was so honest and did not pressure us to do anything. We contacted him a few months later with new ideas and he came back out without question or hesitation. Once we decided to move forward, Jacob was always available and punctional. The quality of work was superb. He stuck to his timeline (even finished early)! His partner Aaron was also very easy to work with. He made us a beautiful a/c cover from wood. We absolutely love our new backyard and we get so many positive compliments from friends and family! Thank you!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ada L.
Verified review

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.

Ecoworkz Inc.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Daniel S.
Verified review

My wife and I decided to have Synthetic Turf and Pavers installed in our backyard. We were getting married within a few weeks and we’re going to have our wedding reception in the backyard of the house we had just purchased. We reached out to Tom at Ecoworkz and he came out to check out our yard and gave us some ideas. Ecoworkz was by far the least expensive quote ( we received 3) and they actually finished sooner than what we were told. Can’t say enough good things about this company.

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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