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San Diego Modern Garden Designers

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Jose Torres
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

I have a cactus garden that was very overgrown. Dangerous work! I also wanted some of the cacti transplanted to my backyard. Mr. Torres came on a Sunday,started work and did not stop until the job was done. He is more a landscape designer,then just a gardener. His crew ,by his side he sculped my cactus and transplanted and shaped them into a beautiful garden. It looks beautiful.He wants to please his customers and he reaches that goal. I would highly recommend him.He is now my official cactus expert.!

  • 18 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
Verified review

I had a lady come by for the initial estimate. Her name was Jaeleah. She was an estimate manager. She was very nice and asked a lot of questions and took down a lot of notes and even left me with a business card. From there within the hour I received an email regarding the estimate and availability. I then, had a scheduling manager contact me to confirm details and day along with time. On the day of the actual clean up, I had a lead landscaper by the name of Catarino ( Cat for short) come with a young man named Kevin, Cat did not speak perfect English but he could communicate and tried very hard, Kevin spoke perfect English and helped me to confirm what I thought Cat was saying. The guys started the job which consisted of removing grass and weeds on a 3500 sq foot lot. I figured it would take the guys 2 days to do that kind of job. When I got home after work around 6pm the guys were actually finishing up. I mean, I was shocked. I walked the lot with them and we went over ideas and I mean I was so amazed by how hard and fast they got this job done. As soon as my husband gets back in town we are going to confirm what our next plant of action will be. Cat recommended I install new more drought resistant sod along with some gorgeous flowers he showed me that compliment the color of my home really well. He even showed me pictures of other sod and landscape designs he has done in the past and the work was exquisite. For the quality of work these guys provide and the professionalism these guys could easily be charging double if not triple the prices they charge. I am thankful I found you guys. Thanks for all the hard work you all did for us! We are excited for whats to come.

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

Thank you, John, for your fast response to my urgent request. You arrived when you said you would, and your team got the entire job done and completely cleaned up before noon. My 6' hedges needed cut back to the property line before a City Inspector's visit and the job had been left half done by my gardener. You know landscape design and cut the trunks and branches with skill so the new growth will come back looking its best. You have made me a very happy customer.

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenny M.
Verified review

Greg and his team arrived on time and did a TERRIFIC job on my trees! Looks great, and even helped me out with a little gardening! I highly recommend GM! Hope to have them work for me again soon:)!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
Verified review

Eric and his associate did a wonderful job transforming 3 of our wild and untamed planters into 1 patio extension an 2 beautiful flower beds. He also found and planted to small palms to match one we already had. Everything was done in a timely manner in time for a backyard party we had. Thanks Eric! (I'll add proper before/after photos when I get the chance and think about it)

  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
Verified review

I hired Coastline to plant trees, install irrigation, and do all of the planting for my backyard renovation project. The pricing was very competitive, and the quality of work was off the charts. Omar and his team were absolutely amazing to work with!! The team from Coastline easily handled everything I could throw at them. From design changes to working around other trades, and a homeowner providing most of the materials - you name it and they crushed it. The care and attention to detail of the planting was amazing. The irrigation has all my plantings well covered and the install was super clean and with high quality product. In addition to the general planting we built a fairy garden for my daughter. Omar and his team set the walkway, birdbath and fountain. They also made the dry river/rock path and handled all of the plantings. It's the most adorable natural play space ever. All of the crews that were on site over the course of the project were great to work with. Everyone of them was respectful, clean, and courteous. They were great with my kids, my dog, and everyday my property was left looking neat and clean - even for a construction site. The only regret I had on my project was not meeting Omar and Coastline before I had hired out the work for other parts of my renovation. I seriously can't say enough great things about them. If you are a home or business owner with a landscape plan to execute on - Omar and Coastline are your guys.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura J.
Verified review

We hired Reyes Waterfall Landscaping to remodel/enlarge the waterfall for our existing pond and in the process, also fix the large leaks in the original structure. They really worked with us to follow our design ideas rather than their own thoughts - which ended up making the fountain changes we really wanted, while keeping our costs down. They also were on board with our using donated rock from a neighbor's yard, which saved us a LOT on material costs and also enabled us to use local rocks/boulders which matched the original materials used in the existing pond and fountain. I have already recommended them to a friend, and would do so again!

EcoDesignSD
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

My experience with Veronica with Eco Design was amazing, she was very professional and great at working with all my changes. She started with a mess and we now have a beautiful garden, it is just what I wanted.

Bountiful Harvest Gardening
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kris T.
Verified review

Jake quickly responded to my request to hang a concrete wall fountain on an outside wall in front of my kitchen sink. He laid electrical in plastic piping inside a trench and helped to connect the fountain electrically. He purchased a BT timer at Home Depot. It’s simply gorgeous. I liked that he texted me when he left his office, when he expected to arrive, when he took off for a bite of lunch. Very considerate and professional (guess that’s what you get from a Minnesota native). He helped me with two other projects, one centered around his passion for building sustainable gardens for people. He will bring the custom trellises that he built tomorrow. They are designed to have cantaloupes grow up and hang.

Picket Fences Landscaping
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlos G.
Verified review

I’ve use Picket Fences 3 times to remodel our garden and aging pool. Due to water restrictions, we transformed to a drought tolerant landscape. Pool needed to re-tile some edge areas. They are knowledgeable and know how to tackle the with problems without hurting my budget. The landscape is great and now we enjoy more time outdoors with a great view.

  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Katie T.
Verified review

I don't know much about gardening so I really needed a professional who I can trust and who knows exactly what needs to be done. We recently had to do an overhaul in our yard, and Johnny gave me such a good price, so I knew I could use him for my bi-weekly maintenance as well. Johnny and his team are extremely reliable - they're always on time and on schedule, and he is easy to get a hold and to communicate with. Overall - just a great vendor to work with!

Garden Spirit Landscape
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Georgana W.
Verified review

I met Brian 2+ years ago at the SD Home Garden Show. Out of all the vendors I talked with, he stood out. He was easy to talk with...down to earth, sincere, and friendly, not at all like the others who were high pressure and quite expensive. I was an inexperienced gardener when I met Brian. I told him I wanted to be able to sit by my window and look out at a beautiful garden filled with birds and butterflies. Also, I did NOT want a lot of yard work to do! He accomplished that job magnificently and throughout the past two years I have called him back to work on other projects in my yard. For example, I have a very steep hill behind my house in University City. Brian suggested a "goat trail" on the steep hill so I would have easy access to the plants. Now I can easily walk the path and enjoy the shrubs and trees planted on the hill. My favorite project that Brian designed and created was the conversion of an in-ground spa to a tranquil quiet meditation space. When he finished the demolition of the spa Brian added a Buddha statue and soft down facing lighting to enhance the area. At night I can view the space from my bedroom. It is very comforting and relaxing before falling asleep. I wake up to birds singing every day. All the plants in my yard are drought tolerant, lush, and green and I water a maximum of 9 minutes total per week. I am so grateful that Brian had the foresight to think about the water issue when he planned my garden in 2013. His work crew is small but very hard working. They are friendly and polite. I got to know them very well when they worked at my house. The entire team is very knowledgeable about drought tolerant plants, irrigation systems, soil, lighting, etc. At the time they were working for me, they only worked at one address at a time so my projects were completed in a reasonable amount of time. At the end of each job, Brian spent time to help me to understand the particular details of each project. This has helped me a great deal now that I am actively caring for the entire area. Brian has an artistic sense that I find lacking in most landscapers. This creative talent makes his garden designs quite special. He has a way of blending a variety of sizes and species of plants and boulders, on undulating patches of soil, to create a beautiful pleasing environment. I am extremely pleased that I chose Garden Spirit to transform my backyard into a desirable happy place.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Da B.
Verified review

Andrew and his team gave us a new backyard, including a new modern concrete patio with board-formed concrete wall and planter beds, new grass and irrigation, and a fence. Andrew is easy to work with and we collaborated together in creating and designing the project. We love our new space!

Vintage Gardens
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bernard W.
Verified review

Deborah Austin is excellent. Spent a great deal of time with us, did a great deal of research, came up with wonderful options and we are greatly enjoying working with her. In addition to excellent work, her fee was exceptionally reasonable. We recommend Vintage Gardens without reservation.

Glen S.
Verified review

Nero's products are amazing. The concrete will go with the modern look and the craftstman look as well. Nero's service is very detail oriented and profession. I'd highly recommend him to anyone.

Grit and Grace
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Donna C.
Verified review

Love our beautiful downtown garden because of the expertise and great care Lesley and Sasha have given it.

Ecology Artisans
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
R and A K.
Verified review

In September 2015, we hired Ecology Artisans, which included Tigre Pickett, Chris Marciello and team, to create a more ecological and sightly landscape. [Our home was built by a known architect in the 1940’s, Pre-Mid-Century Modern and it was important that our landscape played off of the off the modern architectural lines and style while incorporating a natural look. In August 2014, we completed an extensive kitchen addition and home restoration and were selected by Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) as recipients of a 2015 People in Preservation award; SOHO was impressed by the care and detail put into the sensitive addition to our known architect’s designed home.] In hiring a landscaper, Ecology Artisans, it was imperative we hire a company which complimented and exercised the same level of care and detail as our recent addition and restoration. In September 2015, Ecology Artisans began the design process for a landscape makeover. This included Turf Removal, Irrigation Overhaul, and Water Wise Landscape Installation. In December 2015, demolition, construction and installation took place (more than $25,000 job) and Ecology Artisans was with us every-step-of-the-way. Tigre Pickett, Ecology Artisan’s Designer and Project Manager, is a bright and upcoming landscape design prodigy, whom contributed a wealth of influence, input and oversight into the project. The project was completed with the upmost degree of precision & quality, honesty & trustworthiness and integrity & professionalism. Ecology Artisans is the absolute best contractor we have ever hired; they are knowledgeable, kind & personable and meticulous to-every-detail, and always on-top-of-things and helpful to make challenging situations less-challenging. We highly recommend Ecology Artisans, Tigre Pickett, Chris Marciello and team and would not hesitate to hire them again! la Jolla, CA

Wright Landscape Designs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dorothy L.
Verified review

My husband and I asked Stephen to spruce up our patio and garden area. After hearing Stephen's ideas for building a water feature and planting incredible succulents in a garden display, we agreed to move forward with his vision and we could not be happier with the result! We consider Stephen a brilliant landscape architect with unmatched creativity and knowledge. Our garden setting is now our ‘Happy Place’ and we have Stephen to thank! ~ Dorothy and David Livingston

Garden Rhythms
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John G.
Verified review

We met Steve last year during a home tour in Fallbrook, where Steve had designed a wonderful succulent yard at a beautiful estate. We fell in love with the place, and we asked Steve to help us with our much smaller yard in Carmel Mountain Ranch. we were ripping out most of our old landscaping (grass, bushes and some trees) and bringing in succulents and boulders. Steve has a great design sense, and made many suggestions for us as to the types and numbers of plants we should consider and where everything would go. We made some trips to Waterwise Botanicals in Escondido to see all the varieties he was considering and gave him our preferences. The greatest thing about working with Steve, however, was his responsiveness and his desire to involve us in the process. When the job started (LandscapeOne from Fallbrook was our contractor), Steve brought many, many plants and placed them around the property for us to get a feel for how the final result would look. We would then talk with Steve and together arrive at a "look" that we were happy with. And he truly is a master designer! We loved his choices and his placement of the succulents. The end result surpassed all our expectations! Recently, we got Steve's help again to replace an area of rose bushes with more succulents and boulders. The end result again was spectacular! We'd be pleased to talk with anyone about our working experience with Steve McDearmon and show the results in our yard.

North Park Native Plants

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Our business focuses on the use of local native plants, plants which are completely naturalized to your area, as a way of dispensing with the need to water your garden.

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I provide horticulture services with planting advice and design. This includes any type of landscape services you can name! , water features , stone pavers , pathways and more

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