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Riverside Backyard Landscapers

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

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Regs Tree and Lawn Services
4.8
from 164 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna P.
Verified review

I’ve had work done a couple of times by Andre and his crew. He is extremely punctual and does a great job for a decent price! They clean everything up and he even moved a shipment of pots and trees to my backyard that was delivered by Lowe’s. I highly recommend Andre and will use him again.

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Manny Tree Care
5.0
from 142 reviews
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany L.
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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!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett B.
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Thumbtack was great. I was contacted promptly by Chris Marich of Urban Gardener. I needed some lawn sprinklers repaired. Chris kept in contact with me periodically letting me know when he could do the job. That he was on his way. Really great service. And Chris is an extremely thorough and a very likeable guy. I am very pleased with both Thumbtack and Urban Gardener. I would definately recommend both of them.

Domingo Moreno
4.6
from 101 reviews
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
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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.

Lawn Works
4.5
from 64 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Rodolfo R.
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Nothing but excellent service, Ben will make sure you are satisified with the work that has been done before he leaves. No need to keep looking around for someone to take care of all your lawn and gardening needs, hire this guy and his crew. A+

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  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

Ray and his crew did a great job removing two large, dead maples, grinding the stumps, and planting a pair of citrus trees in the holes for me. Ray was punctual and professional with his quote, and explained the options and processes in a straightforward manner. In the end, it turned out part of the process was unnecessary, and he adjusted the price without issue. His crew went above and beyond, even cutting up some fireplace logs for me, and trimming an extra tree away from power lines at no charge. They arrived when they were supposed to, knew exactly what they were doing, were at all times polite and professional, and completely cleaned up the debris and sawdust, not only from my yard, but from my neighbor's yard as well. Well, done, Raygoza Landscaping and Tree Service!

  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Graham P.
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I recommend this landscape company for both regular upkeep and gardening tasks like lawn replacement, sprinkler repairs, and planting. They are professional and reasonably priced.

J&J Landscaping
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Blanca M.
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Complete sprinkler installation of front & backyard. Work was completed in 2 days in a very clean & professional manner! I was impressed with Ms. Santiago's hardworking crew and the fact that they all worked well with one another to finish the project. The project was huge to undertake due to the fact that the front yard is massive & I wanted to save some existing plants & shrubs. They worked around the areas that I wanted to salvage & I was very happy. New sprinkler system is amazing & all areas of the yard are now receiving water. Pressure is excellent & pleased with the quality materials she used for the job! All Rain-bird sprinklers! Norma also salvaged my old Rain-bird timer which she informed still had some years of use. Timer is complicated & expensive to replace. Very pleased that I was able to save some money in keeping my old timer! Bets of all Norma programmed the timer according to the city's water schedule!

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Xpert Landscape
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Xpert did installed Sod in our backyard and planted shrubs for our hedges. Everything was great! Communication was prompt and clear. The quality of the work is wonderful! We’re very happy with our lawn now!

All Around Landscape LLC
4.3
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sally W.
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I was getting discouraged with my local landscapers, then I found All Around Landscape. Terrific! George came himself beforehand to see things himself, and to make sure he was clear on exactly what I wanted. Then he sent his guys out to do the work and they were thorough and professional. They even took care of some things that I hadn't dared hope for!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Raymond G.
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Awesome!!! Integrity, Professionalism, and Quality. I reached out to Dave Gomez (DG Construction) to inquire about re-doing my backyard landscaping due to "letting it go" like many of us during the drought season. Dave responded to my request the same day to discuss my project. He communicated very professionally and was pleasant to speak with. He was very honest with me in conveying that due to his current workload, he unfortunately wouldn't be able to get to me for 4-6 weeks. He did, however, offer a reference to another contactor and was willing to personally get involved to provide oversight even though he was not getting paid to do so. This is unheard of in this day and age! In any event, when that reference fell through (too busy), he made it a personal goal to fit me into his schedule. Within two days, he came to my home, evaluated my needs, and provided me with a quote. He even offered me a Military Discount (Marine Veteran). Once agreed upon, he dispatched his team to my home and within 1 WEEK, transformed by backyard from a dead oasis to a beautiful, park like setting where my family could enjoy and relax (See Photos). During the process, his entire team was VERY CLEAN and orderly and made it a point to check in to ensure they were not disturbing the household in any way. Part of Dave's motivation to help me out was that I am a former U.S. Marine and have a special needs child that can really benefit from the peaceful setting he's creating for us in our backyard. He took this to heart and made sure to meet his commitments every step of the way. His customer satisfaction was legendary in that he welcomed various changes to the project as they came along (from my wife and I) and wasn't too concerned about "penny pinching". To quote his words, "My focus is delivering an experience to build lifetime customers and witnessing the positive outcome with them when doing so." I have to say that Dave has earned my business and respect moving forward and I would highly recommend him. There are very few contractors out there like him.....so get him while you can! :)

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Barragan’s Services
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah Ivette B.
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I had a very large tree in front of my first home I bought and I wanted it gone for our new landscaping plans. A few guys came by and checked it out and gave me a very expensive quote! Daniel removed our tree for a very reasonable price given the size and complexity of the roots. Everyone told me it would take 2weeks and Daniel did it in 1week! He was always respectful and Had great work ethic! I would highly recommend him!

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HCC
4.5
from 27 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike N.
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From the get-go, Keli was professional with his communication and preparedness. Getting an estimate was simple and fully detailed. Kelly worked well with my wife designing a vision for our small backyard and it turned out better than we imagined! He was able to answer all our questions throughout the process and kept us well-informed. The work was high quality and turned out beautifully!

Creative Landscapes
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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Martin and Cody did a fabulous job. He gave us great design ideas and we chose what worked for us. He did a dry riverbed ending in a pond with a dip system for the many plants and tree. We also did a walkway from my from door to the curb, widened the driveway and a small patio in the backyard. My neighbors are getting whiplash driving by its so beautiful.

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Cosyleon Landscape Concepts
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa T.
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Everything was excellent from start to finish. Very professional crew. The price beat all other quotes. The yard turned out better than we could have imagined. We are so happy with the results. Would definitely recommend Javier Cosyleon for landscaping.

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy L.
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Jordan and the rest of the crew from Boyes and Son did such an amazing job on my driveway extension project. I greatly appreciate their hard work and attention to detail. Jordan showed up everyday and walked me through what was going on and what would be done that day. Sure enough when I got home later that day the work would be done just like he said said it would. The whole project was completed well before the deadline. Now I have a beautiful driveway that my neighbors have said looks great. I will certainly be calling Jordan and crew again for future projects. Thank you!

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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I have had multiple landscapers in the past; however, Ramos Gardens quality of work and caring towards his clients is superior then previous gardeners I've had. I will continue to use and refer relatives and acquaintances for his services.

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The Masonry Company
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Jose Z.
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I hired TMC to demo my old fire place that was in the backyard to add a water fountain with beautiful decorative rock and it came out great! I definitely recommend TMC for any kind of cement,rock, wall work.

Form & Focus Landscape, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brad O.
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Form and Focus completed a full landscaping job for us this past spring. Our backyard began with all dirt, and by the end, we had attractive hardscape, redwood fences, artificial turf, a raised cement deck with seat wall, landscape lighting, a gas firepit, drip sprinklers, and complementary planter beds to accent the perimeters. From the design phase through completion, Jacob and his team were very professional, and especially responsive to our design change requests throughout. We would highly recommend Form and Focus for any of your landscaping projects.

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Cutting Edge
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimi W.
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We want to thank you and your landscaping crew for an exceptional job on our very distressed backyard. You should get an award for this project. We are very satisfied with the results. Our tenants and neighbors are amazed at the transformation. The work was done in a timely manner. And, you successfully worked with our budget! You are a highly knowledgeable guy that does not cut corners. We highly recommend Cutting Edge for any project and will use Ryan and his crew again and have already referred them to friends and neighbors. Chuck & Kimi, City of Orange, CA

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M&M Garden•Landscape
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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From the beginning I found Rebecca to be easy to work with. We appreciate that the business is a small business run by a woman. We are happy with the progression of the work and look forward to the grounds coming together.

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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