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San Rafael Residential Landscaping Services

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas C.
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We had a complete landscape overhaul project which we submitted on Thumbtack and received a prompt, courteous response from AA Cardenas. We had high-level plans for what we envisioned but also wanted to gain input from a professional opinion. During our initial meetings with Arisel Ortega (owner), he provided ideas and examples from other comparable projects that solidified he was the right person for the job. The estimates provided were comprehensive and reasonable. Arisel and his crew are extremely hard-working, and set realistic timescales for various stages of the project through completion. The attention to detail and overall quality of workmanship is high. We could not be more pleased with the end result. I highly recommend Arisel (AA Cardenas) for any landscaping need.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert W.
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After 4 years of drought our landscaping looked pretty bad. We had Valentin come and give us some ideas about converting to a drip watering system and landscaping with more drought resistant plants. Valentin and his landscaping staff came up with some excellent ideas. We approved, they went to work and the finished product is better than ever dreamed. Valentin worked with us every step of the way and was always available to answer questions and give us good ideas.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Niral T.
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David Ramirez worked extremely hard to fix my unattended front and backyard. He is experienced, stays on his commitments and knows what he is doing. He is hard working, reasonable and clear in communication. I would definitely recommend David for his landscaping services.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew A.
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Matthew was thoughtful, informative and very communicative in the lead-up to my selecting him for some stair repair work. He and his team delivered on time and within budget, consistently providing unsolicited updates as he went. I could not be happier with the work or the interaction through project. I highly recommend Matthew for anyone seeking help with their residential reconstruction projects!

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Chunzi Z.
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I am very satisfied with the services. The team is very professional and on time. The price is reasonable. I highly recommend CRC Gardening and Landscaping Service!

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter R.
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We recently purchased a home and the previous owners had deferred maintenance on much of the landscaping. Miguel was very responsive. He and his sons did an outstanding job trimming trees and hedges, shaping bushes, and pulling weeds. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret U.
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I hired Duran Landscaping for a small job, repairing and replacing several sprinkler heads. The job was done quickly, on time, and at a very reasonable price. I would use their services again in the future.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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John S.
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Jerry did a great job repairing a broken sprinkler pipe in my lawn. He contacted me soon after I posted on Thumbtack, came by and quoted the job, then showed up when he said he would to do the work. The area where the work was done was left clean and the system once again works great. I highly recommend All Season for any type of lawn care or landscaping work.

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Quick Lawn Care
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Sejal G.
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Bin is exceptional and joy to work with - his focus on the customer and their landscape vision means that he and his crew put their heart into getting job done. Amazing experience! Very reasonable priced and they are not penny pinchers so they went above and beyond and did not fuss about quote. Bin is real deal and will make landscaping an enjoyable and personal experience! Highly recommend!

  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Inga K.
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I had a sprinkler emergency and Rob connected with me very quickly. Our back yard was literally flooding and draining our well. Rob came out the same day even though I am sure he had better things to do on his weekend and found the problem, which was not apparent, and fixed it the same day. We will be using Rob's services for other projects I am sure. Highly recommend.

San Francisco Urban Garden
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
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backyard maintenance and revamping the look of our garden. Dan has been responsive and easy to work with. He brought a lot of ideas I loved. Will update with photos once it's been done!

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharon M.
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Great job by Ramirez Landscaping. We would highly recommend them!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene P.
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Angel cared for all areas of our home including both sides, front and backyard lawn areas, pruned ALL trees and plants, weeded everything, and even hauled away all the leftover trimmings. He not only made it super easy to schedule the work, but to also meet for initial consult. I look forward to continuing to work with Angel for our lawn maintenance needs.

Jose Valencia Landscaping
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Henry C.
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Jose did a great job. He was punctual, responsive, professional, and extremely helpful. Jose came and worked on my landscaping project on a Saturday in the rain.

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Erzsi S.
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Christel's design style is amazing and her work style is fantastic. She's responsive, understanding, thoughtful and smart. Can't recommend her more highly!

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JGLandscaping
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrian M.
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Couldn’t be happier with our new lawn. The guys from JG Landscaping were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. They did a fantastic job at a great price. Would highly recommend them.

Pacific Garden Artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley M.
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Richard transformed my rough garden design ideas into a space that I truly enjoy. His attention to detail in construction and landscaping is impressive. Richard cleared the overgrown chaos, built a large planter box, 2 trellises and installed a feature paver and gravel patio. The fence was repaired and reimagined, trees and bushes pruned properly and a gravel pathway installed in the side yard. Richard took particular pride in his work, was punctual, professional, reliable and pleasant and always left the workspace tidy and ready for the next day's work. I highly recommend Richard and Pacific Garden Artistry for garden design and construction.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Noe's team did a great job clearing the brush off our hill. We've since hired them for monthly landscaping as well.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcello M.
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Great Price, Good Communication, Great quality of work. best all great customer service. showed up on time for their quotes and showed up early for the project. RR Landscaping gave me some great advice for the future. i would use RR Landscaping again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julia K.
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What a great partner in creating a natural, beautiful landscape! He is a terrific listener and very knowledgeable about what to plant where and when and how to create a cohesive, thriving garden. He is also working with me on a small construction project for my yard. I recommend highly!

Kalman Varga Design
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Kalman has been an absolute dream to work with! As a first time homeowner, it is hard to know where to even start for large projects. Kalman not only delivered an amazing landscaping design for our home, but has been extremely patient with explaining the process for getting contractors, and being our go to person for making all the necessary arrangements. The project is not complete yet, but the positive experience, and easy of working with Kalman, makes the process fun and exciting! If you are looking for a designer, Kalman is definitely the guy to choose!

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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