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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas C.
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We had a complete landscape overhaul project which we submitted on Thumbtack and received a prompt, courteous response from AA Cardenas. We had high-level plans for what we envisioned but also wanted to gain input from a professional opinion. During our initial meetings with Arisel Ortega (owner), he provided ideas and examples from other comparable projects that solidified he was the right person for the job. The estimates provided were comprehensive and reasonable. Arisel and his crew are extremely hard-working, and set realistic timescales for various stages of the project through completion. The attention to detail and overall quality of workmanship is high. We could not be more pleased with the end result. I highly recommend Arisel (AA Cardenas) for any landscaping need.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary G.
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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
Lenietta B.
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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Thumbtack Customer
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Carlos and his team did a great job on our backyard. They gave me good advice about layout and the types of plants that would do well. I would definitely recommend them!

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry H.
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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn M.
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Yong was reliable, helpful, knowledgeable, and went the extra miles for my client. Yong made my experience with this service amazing. I wish I could have a Yong in every city I work in. He will be my handyman in the Bay area. Thank you, Emma's & Pat Elite designs Jackie

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
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Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter R.
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We recently purchased a home and the previous owners had deferred maintenance on much of the landscaping. Miguel was very responsive. He and his sons did an outstanding job trimming trees and hedges, shaping bushes, and pulling weeds. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine M.
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I am very satisfied with the tree removal service I received from Fernando at Duran Landscaping. He arrived as scheduled and began work immediately. He is a no-nonsense professional that takes both the customer's and his time seriously. He (and his crew) completed the job in 3 hours... I thought it would take a good part of the day. I am definitely using Duran Landscaping for all my future tree and landscaping needs. I highly recommend him... you won't be disappointed.

  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Zoraida D.
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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon M.
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Great job by Ramirez Landscaping. We would highly recommend them!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Angel did a wonderful job pruning many, many trees for us and taking away the clippings! He was affordable.. professional and punctual! His quality and work ethic is awesome!! I look forward to working with Angel on an on going basis!! 👍🏼

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.
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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
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.

Edible Ecology
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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Jeremy and Edible Ecology did a great job on my front garden. Very knowledgeable and has great suggestions on plants etc... I may have Jeremy design and do the work in my back yard.... removing the lawn. Great crew.... got the job done right!

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah P.
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Loved the job-- dedicated, great team! Lots of compliments on the landscape work!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julia K.
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What a great partner in creating a natural, beautiful landscape! He is a terrific listener and very knowledgeable about what to plant where and when and how to create a cohesive, thriving garden. He is also working with me on a small construction project for my yard. I recommend highly!

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

Kalman is great to work with. He spent a lot of time listening to what we wanted and making multiple revisions to our landscape for our front yard. He was very responsive over email and came out to our home as well. After having the plants in for almost a full year, we are very happy with the results. He even helped us pick out a tree at the nursery when our first choice was not available. He goes the extra mile! We couldn't recommend Kalman more!

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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