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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Philippe J.
Verified review

Arisel handled a small hardwood repair job in our kitchen. First I'm grateful that he offered his services. Many contractors only bid big jobs. Second he followed on his commitments to me, being on time and following up the next day with a touch up. I did not have to follow up. He was good to work with. Third I think he did an excellent job with the conditions he had to deal with. I recommend him.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Mona G.
Verified review

Valentin has an extensive knowledge in his field of work and he provided us with many ideas and better solutions for our project. He was thoughtful and understanding about our family. He worked while trying to keep the noises to the minimum while our baby was napping, which I never saw from other contractors! He kept us involved in all the decisions and helped us to find the best options. He finished the project on time, did a great job in concealing the parts wherever it was possible and left the site in the best shape. We really enjoyed working with him and absolutely recommend him to anyones who need a professional for their project

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Lenietta B.
Verified review

I posted my job & within minutes David replied. We set up a consult Friday, he was here on time and not only quoted me but talked me through various options. I have a townhouse with a very small patio area that I wanted to enjoy. There were dead dried out weeds everywhere. I never opened my patio blinds it was so scary. In less than an hour David & his dad cleaned out the old weeds and transformed my yard to look twice as big. He was very affordable and just a real sweet spirit. His card is definitely saved on my phone so if I hear anyone looking for a landscape extraordinaire I'm referring him and his dad. I am so grateful. Oh, my kids came home Sunday and immediately start playing leap frong on the pavers. The only disappointment is that thumbtack doesn't have a photo before and after feature. #imstillcrying

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie V.
Verified review

Matthew Kelly is hardworking and honest. He strives to make the job go as well as possible. After other contractors said no or did not return my calls, he responded quickly on the weekend, and he completed the job in a timely manner. Matthew's operation is lean and responsive. He is pleasant to work with and has my recommendation.

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

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
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry H.
Verified review

I hired Gustavo for 1000-sq feet landscape project. I had him install paver stones, mulch, and clean out the remaining sections of the yard. Gustavo responded to my emails promptly and was able to come out right away to give me a very competitively priced estimate. Gustavo and his crew was very reliable and began work almost immediately. The work took about 2-weeks but his crew made sure to clean up after themselves at the end of each work day. Overall, I am very impressed with his professionalism and work product. Most of all, I am grateful for the little details that I see that he put into the work where some others would have simply skipped. His work is textbook perfect. Thank you Gustavo and I will most definitely hire you again very soon!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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John M.
Verified review

I employed Milko to powerwash and stain my redwood deck. I found that he had all the characteristics that I look for in a contractor - punctuality, responsiveness, and professionalism. He was really concerned about making us happy, as opposed to just finishing the work and getting on with his next job. He was the first one that brought samples of finishes (not just showed us pictures). We were very pleased with his work and will use him again when we have something he can help us with

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura W.
Verified review

Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Poorna U.
Verified review

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
Laura C.
Verified review

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
Zoraida D.
Verified review

Marin landscaping did an outstanding job at my house. He came and gave me a fair estimate. He completed the work while I was at work and when I got off and went home i was extremely impressed by the work he’s done. I will be using him again. He’s professional arrived on time for the estimate and left the area clean.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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John S.
Verified review

Jerry did a great job repairing a broken sprinkler pipe in my lawn. He contacted me soon after I posted on Thumbtack, came by and quoted the job, then showed up when he said he would to do the work. The area where the work was done was left clean and the system once again works great. I highly recommend All Season for any type of lawn care or landscaping work.

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

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
Nancy G.
Verified review

Rob did a wonderful job. I would definitely use him again. Both the front and back yards look amazing and we are totally satisfied. Here's the unique thing with Rob. He doesn't like to work with drawings or plans. So you either need to totally trust him or have enough knowledge about landscape design that you can have in depth conversations about your problem situations. For instance, even though we had just purchased the home, we could see we had drainage issues around the garage and needed to pay special attention in that area. We had actually previously paid a landscape architect to draw up plans, but we were not happy with how that relationship was developing. So, we paid her for her time and took the drawings such as they were. Rob barely glanced at them. At first this made use nervous. But, here's the thing...if you get too married to a drawing, it doesn't allow you to be fluid enough to adapt to the ever changing situations. Frankly, it worked out for the best. We ended up with a perfectly melded version of Rob's ideas blended with some of the best of our original ideas. Nevertheless, when developing the contract without drawings, you'll need to be a little more specific about things that would have otherwise been called out in the drawings, such as how many plants of what size, how many yards of mulch, how many tons of what kind of rock, etc. It's a leap a faith, but Rob wants to do quality work and make his customer happy, so it's a leap I'm happy we made. (I am incapable of taking decent photos, but Rob had professional photos taken. Please ask him to take a look. They really are beautiful.)

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon M.
Verified review

Great job by Ramirez Landscaping. We would highly recommend them!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene P.
Verified review

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
Daniel P.
Verified review

Jose and his crew did a great job in building a dry creek area for my front yard. Jose is a talented individual with imagination and great resources in creating beautiful and functional landscape projects. He can tackle many different projects --- from constructing new driveways with pavers to installing a water system for a beautiful waterfall and pond. An honest, sincere, kind, and caring individual who is dedicated in doing his best for his clients.

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erzsi S.
Verified review

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
Elizabeth H.
Verified review

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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Deborah P.
Verified review

Loved the job-- dedicated, great team! Lots of compliments on the landscape work!

Kalman Varga Design
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
Verified review

Kalman has been an absolute dream to work with! As a first time homeowner, it is hard to know where to even start for large projects. Kalman not only delivered an amazing landscaping design for our home, but has been extremely patient with explaining the process for getting contractors, and being our go to person for making all the necessary arrangements. The project is not complete yet, but the positive experience, and easy of working with Kalman, makes the process fun and exciting! If you are looking for a designer, Kalman is definitely the guy to choose!

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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