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Rodriguez Gardening
from 97 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
Verified review

We were so pleased with the work of Silvestre and his team. They were flexible in working with us to schedule our project and then completed the entire backyard redesign incredibly quickly. I particularly appreciated two things: 1) they brought the right resources for each stage of the project, and we were never slowed down waiting for a particular tool or more workers. This was particularly impressive because our project involved a number of steps, including turf removal, concrete removal, framing installation, planting, rocks, etc. 2) While Silvestre and his team were quick they were also thorough. I felt like they cared about how the project looked in the end and they invested time in clean-up and final presentation. We would strongly recommend them.

Thompson Landscaping
from 67 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
Verified review

Repaired large drip system in my backyard. John completed the work in a timely manner and was even willing to do a few additional jobs that I added once he got to my home. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Jose Miranda
from 66 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Jack S.
Verified review

Jose professionalism, responsiveness and value was great. After fixing the backyard piping/sprinklers, He double checked the entire system front and back making sure everything is in good working order.

  • 13 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Annette S.
Verified review

Benitio’s Landscaping was professional and great work quality. They came promptly at 8 am and finished my sod installation and replacing sprinklers by 2:00. My backyard looks beautiful and I am very happy. I will definitely be calling them again for other landscaping jobs.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristie L.
Verified review

Squeezed us in to his schedule and provided a great deal we couldn't turn down. Arrived about 15 minutes late - but stayed longer than scheduled to make sure the job was completed - and that the backyard was put back together. *We did not pay for the stump grindings to be removed - so I cannot comment on that part. Would reach out to him again for additional bids on future services if needed.

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Rucker's Landscape & Hauling
from 44 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Casey K.
Verified review

Rucker's has been nothing short of awesome. They have tamed our very unruly backyard that is filled with all different species of plants. Thanks!

Wright Landscape and Design
from 41 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
Verified review

I used Wright Landscape to perform some work in my backyard. I was amazed by the responsiveness and ability to get the job done quickly. The outcome was great! Excellent workmanship and very professional. I would hire them again and more importantly suggest them to my friends and family.

  • 22 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Patti S.
Verified review

My yard looks great! They even pulled my trash bins in the backyard because they came on a pick up day. It was nice pulling up to my driveway after work and not having to pull them in the yard. Anton knows a lot about landscaping and has great ideas. I look forward to working with him to get our yard looking even better and low maintenance.

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.

Limon Landscape
from 30 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kasey B.
Verified review

We needed a landscaper to install a small lawn in our backyard. Rubin and his team were great - Rubin had great suggestions to improve the look of the backyard, was always on time, very good at providing updates on plans and progress, and the resulting lawn looks great. We would definitely use Limon Landscape again for future landscaping needs.

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All Season Landscaping
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alfred P.
Verified review

Great job with my fence work. Such a great job, I had them do my grass-roots and backyard.

Prestige Lawn Care Company
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen A.
Verified review

I am so happy to finally have my backyard back! Prestige Landscaping did everything I asked and had the job completed within two days. Looks great!

AB Landscape Service
from 25 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis A.
Verified review

Issac, AB Landscaping, has been doing a fantastic job, for over a two year period. He takes directions, and always happy to render excellent suggestions. He has worked with me in landscaping my front and backyards, and always at competitive prices. Thank you Issac!

Fernandez landscape
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki H.
Verified review

Miguel Cervantes of cervantes landscaping cleaned up my front lawn and backyard, trimmed the tall bushes on the front yard, trimmed the tall trees in my backyard the next day after he took a look at my house. It was a real transformation and makeover for the curb appeal of my house, and the backyard looked 10 times better at a very reasonable price! Thanks very much, Miguel! I also decided to ask Miguel to help me remove a tree in a week, and look forward to Miguel's professional and meticulous work again!

Insight Builders Inc
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa T.
Verified review

Small backyard landscaping job laying flag stone and correcting a drainage problem. Provided a great landscape plan and the crew was outstanding. Excellent work!!!

Elite Riverside Landscaping
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonnie R.
Verified review

We needed our backyard to basically have an overhaul. The weeds were taking over. Dmitriy responded quickly, and came over that same day to give us an estimate. We set the date immediately. He did a great job and we now have him set to come twice a month for maintenance. Great job! We would highly reccommend!!!!

EcoCut and Trim LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dave T.
Verified review

EcoCut and Trim came and gave us a very reasonable quote. They were courteous, they listened, and they exceeded our expectations for sod in our backyard. We had a space that had a lot of crushed granite, had uneven ground, and required them completely replace the existing sprinkler system from the previous owner. They were able to do all of this and lay sod in a short period of time and guaranteed the sod and any broken sprinkler parts. Our sod is doing better than we expected, even with the extremely hot weather we've recently had with just a little watering. In short, we will hire this company again in the future, not only to construct a deck, but to do additional landscaping design and installation. Great job!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Green Quest is Fantastic! They came in a cleaned up my backyard, trees, shrubs and front yard when I moved into my home. My backyard is like a park but it looked like a dump before Green Quest showed up. I have almost a half acre in my back yard that had been horribly overgrown for many years before I moved in. Thanks to Green Quest it is the park like setting I knew it could be. Mr. Martinez and his team did a great job. Being eco friendly was a plus for me. He and his team were so efficient and great to work with. He understood perfectly what I wanted and his rates were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.

Maple Garden Design
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
Verified review

Helped me layout my backyard

Cypress Grove Landscapes
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lucette D.
Verified review

Amazing crew. Very respectful of my property and my time. Anton is a creative genius in design. My yard went from zero to hero and my value of my home increased by 60k because of the hard work an attention to detail they took. Thank you! They even maintain it after for you if you need that. Great quality service!

from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
Verified review

Mr. Lang and his crew did such an outstanding job with our backyard. We had such bad experiences with landscapers in the past and he was very responsive, professional and fairly priced. We will use him for all our landscape projects in the future. I love our backyard!!

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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Need landscape design

Sacramento, CA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: Yes, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: Yes, Drainage system: Yes, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard, Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    The front yard currently has a concrete wall around the raised yard.
  • $100
    Average price
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