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Greener Bay Landscaping
4.4
from 171 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
Laura O.
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Geovanni and his helper were wonderful! Got right to work and had my overgrown yard looking beautiful within 45 minutes! I couldn’t be more pleased!

Magnificent Landscape
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Magnificent Services lives up to the name. They did an excellent job with several landscaping and clean up jobs that I had. They were prompt, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable! So thrilled to have them as my regular landscaping service now!

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Espinoza Tree Care
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew J.
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Had a bunch of dead shrubs removed and several redwoods pruned. Espinoza was incredibly responsive, reasonably priced, and even went the extra mile in ensuring that our lawn was nicely weeded.

Tony's Handyman Services
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Steven V.
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Work with Tony’s Handmany service was great, work with me all the way. Help me with idea, him and his team was very professional and very hard working. My landscape was amazing transform it to a beautiful living space.

Ricardo's Landscaping
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus E.
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I never write reviews for sites, but I had to for this one. It's been hard to find a decent landscaper with good quality work and knowledgable about everything. Ricardo fixed my sprinkler lines in a matter of minutes. I then hired him again to do the rest of my landscaping. Would definitely recommend his work.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle C.
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Juan and his crew was great to work with. They took care of an entire row of stumps in our side yard. They were super efficient and even did some additional clean up and landscaping for me. I'd love to work with them again for future landscaping projects.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra C.
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These guys are Great! Not only did they do a beautiful job, they also gave me great advice which helped me plan my project. We also hired them to provide ongoing landscaping service for our small townhouse complex, and we have been extremely happy with their work and professionalism.

  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy K.
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David was very responsive and attentive. He was able to do an inspection on a same day request and got the job done within the next day. He and his team helped us with tree trimming and reinforcing a slope (due to a fall in a big oak tree) by laying boulders and net over the root area. After the work was done, David also followed up closely to ensure that we are happy with the job. I would highly recommend anyone who needs landscaping work to engage David and his team.

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DM Gardening
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel V.
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Damian was really professional while on the job. He performed quality workmanship by replacing my 3 sprinkler heads with new ones, and also adjusting a few to get better water coverage. He knows his job very well. I will retain his services again. I would also Highly recommend him to anyone in need of sprinkler or irrigation services. Daniel V.

ATR Landscape
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Heather T.
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Pedro is helping me overhaul our irrigation system, plantings and overall landscaping. He is professional, knowledgeable, responsive and an obvious expert in his field. I have been beyond impressed at his level of detail, documentation and the quality of his work. I have done complete home and extensive outdoor remodeling using 10+ contractors in the past 8 years. Pedro has by far surpassed my expectations for quality and value. I would highly recommend ATR Landscape and look forward to working with Pedro on many projects to come. He is a true professional and a joy to work with! I am so fortunate to have such an amazing resource to partner with on making our outdoor space even more fabulous for our family.

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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I can't say enough about Black Diamond Pavers - from their office staff, project managers and workers! If you are looking for top notch service and people who pay attention to detail - look no more. We had Richard Domanski as our project manager and couldn't have been happier. He held our hands as he drew a picture in our minds of what our backyard would look like, then he took all the measurements, showed us a 3D computer layout of what our actual backyard would look like when his job was completed. Then our project started and we had Angel has our lead guy. He was absolutely fantastic - knew what he was doing and gave his opinion when asked. I never felt weary of going with his ideas. We had 1,000 sq foot patio with a seating wall around the perimeter put in. Angel and his team showed up ready to work by 8:15 am and left when it got dark out. They cleaned up everything, everyday. We never had a mess. Richard was at our property at least twice a day - checked in on his workers before they started and then came by right before they left. I have never met anyone like Richard - he pays attention to detail and is a perfectionist in his work. If there is a problem that he has never encountered , he will rapidly research and propose solutions for us. He definitely goes above and beyond what is expected. He treats you like family and will guarantee his work 100%. I will not hesitate to call Richard and Angel and Black Diamond Pavers for all my future landscaping needs.

Landscape Construction
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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We had a fully overgrown small backyard with a nightmarish concrete drain dominating our our area and diminishing our enjoyment options. Victor was able to help design and subsequently build a the perfect yard extension and then integrate the drain with a perfect deck and stamped concrete patio. The efforts were fun and collaborative and workmanship exceeded expectations. All of this was completed during a busy construction season and on time. We are incredibly pleased and would recommend without reservation.

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D&B Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste K.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this D&B Landscaping. They were prompt, professional and courteous and did an excellent job!

Highlands Landscaping
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley K.
Verified review

Highlands Landscaping came highly recommended and they totally earned that review. I appreciated the consultation before my appointment to go over every detail of what I expected. The work in my backyard was expertly done within the time frame I was given. They showed up on time, worked diligently, thoroughly cleaned up and produced excellent results. I highly recommend Highlands Landscaping and would use them again.

Perfect Landscaping
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

Hi, my name is Jason and getting them to do my landscaping was the best decision ever. They are very efficient and work very hard to get the job done as nice and quick as they can. I was very satisfied with their work and pricing too. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone to do their landscaping.

  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Danny M.
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Had my backyard cleaned and sodded within one day. The crew was polite and on time. Yard looks great, I am very happy with this company. I highly recommend them. I will use them again in the near future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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I had a broken valve andpipes leaking water. He came as agreed. The price was as agreed. An additional problem su rfaced andhe gave advice onhow ro address it.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Indrajit G.
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I have worked with Summit Landscaping and Elaine for several landscaping designs at our house. I learned that she used to work for one of the world’s iconic retail store design teams, and this background is reflected in the sophistication and professionalism of the work. Most recent was a stunning front yard patio rock garden. We’ve had neighbors driving down this way to admire it. One told me it belonged in Sunset magazine... Elaine has an exceptional eye, and her designs will transform ugly and forgotten parts of your property into beautiful living space. She also chooses the best plants and flowers, integrated perfectly and suitable for our climate. Her crew is very reliable, and all our projects finished on time.

yanez gardening
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila S.
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We hired Yanez Gardening to do the landscaping and for building a deck for our new home. Raul Jr. and Sr. did an amazing job! They were both very respectful and professional in their approach. Their team worked diligently and finished the project ahead of schedule. They showed up with plants/shrubs and trees to choose from. The deck looks amazing and is very level (tested by the recent rains). The landscaping looks lush. They had a great attitude towards helping in as needed to move some debris out of the way, which was technically our contractor's job. Would definitely hire them again!

Penglin Landscaping
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Sonia K.
Verified review

Working with the Penglin team was terrific! They are always on time and Kevin & Prem we’re always able to answer my questions. We had pavers, grass, concrete and a pergola put in. You cannot go wrong with them, go with Penglin Landscaping!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie H.
Verified review

Great people to work with, highly recommend.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

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 look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.

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.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

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