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San Marcos Home Gardeners

Browse these home gardeners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

Jose Torres
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 214 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.

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Herb L.
Verified review

Chris and his brother Taylor trimmed a 15-foot tree in my condo patio to perfection....they cut it down 5 feet and neatly rounded all the edges. they also cut down a pesky bush, cleaned out all the leaves in a garden area and left the work area spotless, hauling away everything. Before doing the work, Chris stopped by to estimate the time and amount for the job. It was very acceptable and I would hire his service again. Good service at a great price.

  • 18 years in business
  • 161 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
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
Verified review

Jose and his team took a back room down for me at my house. He quoted me a price, and was true to his word. His team showed up on time. They were professional, worked hard, and actually completed the job ahead of time! Jose had estimated it would take a couple of days for the work. He was able to complete the job in one day. I cannot state how important it is to hire people who are honest and honorable for work you do on your home. There are alot of dishonorables out there....Jose is one of the good guys. His team cleaned up before they left - i think my yard was actually cleaner than when they arrived. I will use Jose and his team again for other construction projects in my home!!

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

It was great! Chris did a great job fixing my water sprinkler valve/line! Quality work & his price is fair & affordable compared to other gardeners. He's honest! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good gardener with quality work!

Lawn Works
4.4
from 72 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph A.
Verified review

We've relied on recent gardeners to keep our yard together and in time, the overall appearance deteriorated. We need someone with remedies who can bring our yard back. We are confident with the knowledge portrayed today that Ben is the one to help.

  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hires 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:)!!!

R & R Services
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Lauryn G.
Verified review

Asked for a quote on thumbtack based on general descriptors. Had R&R out for a more specific, in-person quote and the price didn’t change much from what was quoted through thumbtack (differed less than $10). We’re having them out every two weeks, and will use their services for palm trimming as well. We just had our first service and WOW! First of all, we have dogs, who we need to 1) pick up after, before service and 2) secure in the house when a gardener comes. With that we’ve had major issues with (previous) gardeners showing up whenever, not showing up on scheduled days/times, not communicating, etc. R&R is NONE of those things so far! They’re awesome! We even got a “reminder text” the day before from Ricardo. Super stoked for that! Also they did a great job on the yard. We let it go about 6 weeks without care in between trying to find the right gardener, and it’s so nice having a freshly cared for lawn again. They threw everything in our green bin for us and we’re looking forward to reporting great things about them down the line. When we finally have them do our palms I’ll update on that service as well. Thanks R&R for exceeding our expectations so far!

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 71 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.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Timothy S.
Verified review

Eric was a very polite and knowledgeable gardener. Answered all questions I had for him and cleared the jungle growing in my yard

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  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica P.
Verified review

I always get really nervous working with independent contractors but Ronsi was very communicative and was on time both for the quote and then actual job. I had a lot of little things that needed to be done before my husband comes home from deployment: 4 trees planted, a large tree trimming, rock laid down, and 14 plants and succulents planted in rock planters. I also need help on the front lawn where part of it was dying, had already died and needed help in getting it back on track. He spent time fertilizing and then also adjusting my entire sprinkler system (which we desperately needed). ALL of that was done in about 4 hours...I was really impressed. They were really nice, professional and easy to work with. They did exactly what I wanted and left my front and back yard very clean. We will hire again and recommend for sure!

Aldape G. Landscaping
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jody V.
Verified review

Gilberto is very through. I had him come out for a broken sprinkler system and thought there was just one issue, found I had a few issues. He capped off the pipe that was shooting water and found another pipe broken that gophers had chewed on. He suggested some easy alternatives to get my garden palm trees watered and also ideas on how to save us some money on our water bill. I mean, who doesn't love saving money. We were so impressed, we are getting a quote on a larger project we need done. Thanks Gilberto.

Richard's Lawncare
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Eloise F.
Verified review

Great ! He has complete care of my landscaping . Pleasant,responsible, on time and takes initiative to do things needed without my asking . So far , Richard is a GEM ! !

Ramos gardens
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 18 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Joe V.
Verified review

We were very pleased with Abraham and his work. He was a pleasure to have in our home and his work was clean and high quality. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.. We will certainly call him again when we start some new projects.

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Ramirez landscape ing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana-Paula H.
Verified review

Juan and his brother have done an amazing job on our landscape. They fixed all the mistakes our previous gardener made and our yard actually looks like it was worked on. Amazing gents who do amazing work!!

Down Under Services
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Adam L.
Verified review

Their work is pretty good, and price is reasonable. We have switched from another gardener. In the process, I interviewed six gardeners and selected Down Under. We have been using them for about 6 months. So far, it has been a pretty good experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Charles S.
Verified review

I have a large ongoing landscape project with Sal who has been punctual and professional at every milestone. He goes into detail in explaining what needs to be done and the timeframe for each part of the project which is greatly appreciated in knowing what you are paying for. He gave plenty of feedback when choosing the materials we are using and there were a majority of choices to allow us customization to the landscaping for all aspects of the project. Even though I've still got the project ongoing, I've recommended Sal to other friends who have interest in starting landscaping projects and will continue to do so.

HP’s Gardening Service.
4.1
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
Verified review

I’d highly recommend Hector for your landscaping/gardening needs. I called him last minute to mow the lawn, trim hedges/bushes get rid of a lot of weeds that had grown. He was responsive and very professional. The yard looked great after he competed the work.

PB's Greenthumb Landscaping
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

I was having drainage issues. I had way too much mulch on my property.lots of maintenance. Peter came by. He worked with me on the pricing. Exceeding all my expectations. He graded and river rocked much of my beds. The new design of the existing beds with new plants look like the botanical gardens. Lots of great color. Service is quick. Work done is awesome.

Simply Done
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi M.
Verified review

I have used this service for years and could not be happier with Katie. She has always gone above abd beyond what any other service could provide. She takes care of every detail. My favorite day of the week is when she has been there while im at work. I walk in to my home and breathe a sigh of relief that everything is so perfectly spotless. Reliable and trustworthy, she has a key to my home and my alarm codes and I have never had an issue with her in 10 years. Amazing value and dependable consistent service. I believe she is the unquestionably the best service

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

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