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Jose Torres
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

I have gone through many gardeners over the years and Jose is turning out to be one of the best. He does a beautiful job, does any extras I ask him to do, he will let me know if he can't show up - he has never missed a day so far. Very reliable and very easy to work with. I hope I never lose him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Alyanna S.
Verified review

I loved these guys! Super kind, hardworking and humble. I mean they actually closed my gate, took all trash, communicated with me, charged me a reasonable price and even offered me advice on my lawn. I mean the English was a little broken with one of the guys and then perfect English with the other but the effort these guys put into their work was great! I haven't worked with landscapers this caring in a long time. I have found my new landscapers and I am so thrilled because I have the entire family coming for the Holidays and now my yard is perfect. Thanks guys!

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

When many of the other contractors I contacted were not interested in doing our job because they considered it too small, Jose didn't hesitate to give us a fair price and follow up with professional work. The job required replacing about 30 sg ft of concrete and matching the surrounding concrete rock finish. I was a little concerned that matching might be hard to do, but Jose found the right color, size of rock and the result turned out great.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leo D.
Verified review

Chris did an excellent job! He's honest & his price is very fair! I would recommend him very highly to anyone that is looking for an affordable gardener! Thanks again for a job well done!

Lawn Works
4.4
from 70 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel L.
Verified review

Oh my gosh! I can't be happier! Ben and David are so professional, so nice, polite and respectful. We have several projects that can't wait to start on them! Looking forward in having a great landscaping work. Already told Ben that he is part of my family. Thanks for caring and being awesome guys!

  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
Verified review

Greg and his crew did a complete makeover on our yard and everything looks really beautiful and high end. Greg was patient with me and didn't rush me in making decisions after I had changed the layout a few times. Everyone at GM Landscaping was very professional, efficient, detail oriented (not missing even the tiniest of details), and helpful with offering suggestions to tweak the design to achieve our ultimate goal and happiness. I am a very picky customer and I can truly say that I would recommend GM Landscaping to anyone who is looking to get the best results on any of your landscaping and tree trimming projects.

R & R Services
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina M.
Verified review

Ricardo was incredibly professional and responsive from the get go. He responded to by initial inquiry straight away and worked with my crazy schedule to get a time locked down. His prices are more than reasonable and he did a great job making our front lawn look presentable. He showed up right on time and was very kind. I will be recommending him to neighbors and anyone who is looking for a great landscaper!

  • 16 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
Verified review

My whole cedar fence was replaced efficiently, fast, and they were very clean. It only took two days. They gave me a good price. My neighbors were also very satisfied with the work since we share the fence and are hiring them to replace the rest of their fences. I also intend to hire them again for other landscaping projects. I highly recommend them.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raimi O.
Verified review

100% pleased! Thank you for your excellent work. Excited to have a good landscaper to work with finally!!

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MP Construction
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy H.
Verified review

Matthew was very hardworking and easy to work with. We have .6 acres that had been neglected for over 5 months, so to say it was a big job would be an understatement! Our yard looks amazing! I would definitely recommend him (and already have) to anyone looking for a superb landscaper!

Charlie Company
4.2
from 40 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel V.
Verified review

Charlie did a good amount of landscaping and softscaping on my backyard this year. He also did some fencing, paint jobs, and installed pavers for me. He is reliable, takes directions well, and his prices are competitive. ~ Dan V. San Diego, CA

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Xpert Landscape
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
Verified review

George was informative, he provided options and did the job quickly at a reasonably price. He did irrigation work that another company had abandoned. I highly recommend him and will use him again. He is now my landscaping expert.

Rivera Gardening services
4.1
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Bev C.
Verified review

I needed a clean up of a badly overgrown garden that included a medium to small lawn with lots of crabgrass some hedges and an apex 250 sq ft slope with shrubs and ivy and some early daisies. It was a mess. I wanted a cleanup and a regular maintenance service set up. I called several gardners. Some through thumbtack. Alex was one, he responded immediately; set up an appointment to see the job. He was very knowledgeable. He listened to what I wanted and asked follow up questions. He gave me a very reasonable bid on the spot. His maintenance service bid was a little on the high side compared to the other gardners I saw. But he was very willing to take on the slope and keep it up so I felt the price was fair. I am so glad I decided to hire Alex he and Adolfo his helper have done a great job on the clean up. I am very very happy and am sure that the regular maintenance will be great too. Do yourself a favor call Alex.

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Cosyleon Landscape Concepts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim B.
Verified review

javier made sure every thing was working correctly before he left. cleaned up the entire area which does not happen often with contractors.

Ramos gardens
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
Verified review

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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Ramirez landscape ing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mandie G.
Verified review

My yard was about 6 months overgrown! These guys came in and made it look beautiful in just a couple hours! Will definitely recommend Ramirez Landscaping

Martinez Carpentry
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
Verified review

has done much work on my home, including interior paint, exterior paint, cement work, landscaping, installation of artificial turf, planters and sprinklers, tile work and a complete bathroom remodel. All work has met, if not exceeded my expectation. Luis is detail orientated a d takes pride in doing an excellent job. When I have had some ideas about what I would like done, Luis has presented several options for project, and has made sure my wishes are followed for the final product. I would defonetly recommend sup surfaces for any project.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Ronsi had a positive attitude and worked diligently to complete the tremendous task get our landscaping spruced up so that we can sell our house. I especially appreciated how he transformed our backyard from a daunting field of foxtails and fig leaves, to a cleared space ready for someone else to improve! He has a joyful personality and great work ethic! I highly recommend him! I included a before and after pic of the backyard.

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Green World Synthetics
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim R.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how my yard turned out. Ramon replied very quickly and after considering two other landscapers I came back to Green World Synthetics for new plants, appx. 750 sq. feet of pavers, a small surrounding flower bed wall and a new gate. It came out better than I could've imagined and it's transformed a once dead lawn into a whole new outdoor living space. It far exceeded my expectations and it was great to work with Ramon and his team who were hard working, honest, on time and a team I had complete trust in. We'll have them back again for the front yard but I can recommend them in full confidence as individual who has little to no experience with landscaping. 100% worth it and thousands less than other quotes I got.

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JG Lawns
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vance M.
Verified review

Great job done on what turned out to be more complicated than was expected. Would definitely recommend JG Lawns to anyone that has problems with lawn irrigation or any landscaping needs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney V.
Verified review

Robert responded immediately and came and gave estimate and could start immediately his professionalism was outstanding and he performed skills higher than expected I would use him again and recommend him and his team xoxo

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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