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Richmond Backyard Designers

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Angele's Tree Service
4.9
from 230 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
Verified review

Juan and his team were fantastic and was able to help us top off a tall tree about 20' in our backyard. It was a very old tree, and we've already had a huge branch break, so it was due time we got that taken care of. They were professional, very responsive on Thumbtack to get an initial quote, and then quick to text back when we were arranging the job. We will definitely hire them again, as well as recommend them to friends.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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Arisel is a great communicator and is very responsive. I had him quote my backyard, but decided to only get the front yard done for now. I had so many weeds in the front yard that I needed it to be rototilled and for sod laid down. He came by to take a look, then scheduled the work to be done within a day. He gave me recommendations on how to maintain the yard and it's looking great!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary G.
Verified review

D' Franco landscape designed our whole irrigation system for our garden. The team was incredibly professional and very knowledgeable about irrigation. Great communication in regards to the planning and then reviewing the final project. Very happy we chose D'Franco landscape for our irrigation, excellent at what they do! Great value as well.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I am 100% satisfied by David's work to clean up my backyard, and I will definitely recommend him to my friends as well.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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Matthew did a great job building a step in our backyard. He is talented, good at communication, and prompt!! Will definitely hire him again.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

They did a great job clearing out our jungle of a backyard. They even came back a second day to level out the dirt. We would definitely recommend CRC Gardening and Landscaping.

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Smita K.
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Gustavo and his crew are outstanding in the quality of their work, their work ethic (reliability, promptness) and depth of experience. I had them do an electrical job for me (that had baffled 2 prior teams), a huge garden job including building planters and a compost bin for a new organic edible garden, irrigation, cover for the air conditioner unit, painting the backyard fence, misc odd jobs etc. I plan to hire them again for a large lighting job and other items on my to-do list.They deserve more than 5 stars!

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David F.
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To create some additional space in the top floor of my garden cottage, I wanted to take advantage of the high ceilings and have a loft space installed. It was important to me that none of the floor space underneath was compromised, and wanted to avoid using supports from the floor. Jasper came over, took the time to understand my needs & vision, and offered a tremendous amount of support and advice as we pursued the design. He presented me with different options, and was sensitive to my pricing considerations. Ultimately, we decided it was best to pursue a minimally viable solution, and then expand on it as my needs changed. Within a week, Jasper showed up with his friend, a truck full of lumber, and got to business. He showed up at noon, and was done by 8pm. He was happy to make adjustments and modifications I requested weeks after completion (at no additional charge), left my home clean, and really took pride in his work. He was friendly, professional, and stood behind his work 100%. It was truly a pleasure to have Jasper come and turn my loft space vision into a reality that was far better than anything I could have imagined at a great price and on budget. I look forward to using him again for my future projects.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Gerald C.
Verified review

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

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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I highly recommend Duralandscaping1 for your landscaping job! Fernando did an awesome job installing the sprinklers and sod at hour home in Sonoma. The backyard pool are looks amazing now. The quality and efficiency of the job was great.

  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Pashanae H.
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Marin is a pro! I had not felt comfortable going into my backyard due to overgrown weeds and stray cats that took over. He took down my garden beds, got out all the weeds, tree stumps and layed down tarp and mulch. He was very thorough with his work and I could tell that he has a passion for what he does.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Economy Home Repair
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Louis S.
Verified review

Big wind in Fairfield took a part of the backyard fence out. I had three people come to the house for quotes and Kris (with Economy Home Repair) came in with the most reasonable bid. He also came across as more knowledgeable and professional than the other two gentleman -- so we went with him and were VERY glad that we did! Top quality material and top quality work. Knocked it out quickly and cleaned up like they were never there at all. I look forward to his working on other projects for us. Thank-you Kris and crew!

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth C.
Verified review

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

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica S.
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We hired Ramirez Landscaping to clean up our front and backyard which had gotten completely out of control with weeds and overgrown plants and trees. They did an AMAZING job! We plan to have them come out twice a month for up keep. We highly recommend these guys!

  • 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.

Absolute Best Care
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
March L.
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Good and fair price; great results; Mike and his crew removed 3 trees in my backyard on time and budget.

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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Great work, great price, great guys! I was very pleased with the backyard and front yard mowing, weed wacking, and trimming, and I will hire them again.

Edible Ecology
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Paul S.
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Jeremy and Edible Ecology did great work on a small backyard clearing job. Jeremy was incredibly knowledgeable about different plants and trees. He clearly knew his stuff, and him and his team were also friendly. I highly recommend the quality of their work. The initial per hour rate per worker was also reasonable and competitive. However, I felt a subsequent quote to finish the clearing job and do other backyard work was way too high and was not in line with the initial hourly rate.

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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