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Santa Ana Backyard Landscapers

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Regs Tree and Lawn Services
4.8
from 161 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna P.
Verified review

I’ve had work done a couple of times by Andre and his crew. He is extremely punctual and does a great job for a decent price! They clean everything up and he even moved a shipment of pots and trees to my backyard that was delivered by Lowe’s. I highly recommend Andre and will use him again.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayra A.
Verified review

what a wonderful experience. Not many business owners go out of their way to make sure the customer knows they are valued. Steve responded to our job and within a couple hours was in our backyard looking at the project which was taking out a thick load full of previously placed cement. With our busy schedules he was able to meet face to face with us the night before the project started and had great ideas for out back yard. We decided on moving forward with the project and by the next morning Steve and his team were tackling that removal. Checking in with me and my husband constantly was a plus. When the backyard was cleared out he made sure to show me what was done and what the next steps for our project world be. Moving foward I will hire Steve again. He's local, a veteran and such a hard worker. Thank you and your team for taking this project on.

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Manny Tree Care
5.0
from 139 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany L.
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He and his partner arrived 30 MINUTES EARLY! Very impressed. He did my backyard in 20 minutes and did a GREAT job. I highly recommend!!

Miss Landscape
4.4
from 108 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Nellie M.
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Warm, friendly and professionsal gardening services. I highly recommend them for your lawn and landscaping needs.

Domingo Moreno
4.7
from 97 reviews
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
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Domingo and his team did an excellent job at making our backyard look like new again. Backyard had almost two years of neglect with overgrown plants and dead grass and trees. Domingo gave a very reasonable price for the whole job and took only a day to complete. They cleaned up and also had good ideas and suggestions about plants and placement. Definitely hiring him again and calling him back for monthly maintenance. He is also very courteous.

Parker's Tree Services
4.5
from 73 reviews
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Bry P.
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My backyard had been over run with weeds, some that were even 3'-4' tall and I just don't have the time nor do I enjoy weeding. Chris came by to check out the yard, and see what I needed done. He is very knowledgeable, apparently have three different types of grass in my backyard and he knew what all of them were. We went over what I wanted and what he recommended and he provided me with a reasonable quote so I told him to schedule me whenever he was available. About a week later the crew came in and handle their business. When I came home from work, I was so pleased to see how great our yard looked. I was also relieved since this is my first time using his services and no one was home to keep an eye on things... He did EVERYTHING we spoke about, it was great. Highly recommend Chris, we are going to add him on to now do our regular monthly yard maintenance.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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David W.
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Ray and his crew did a great job removing two large, dead maples, grinding the stumps, and planting a pair of citrus trees in the holes for me. Ray was punctual and professional with his quote, and explained the options and processes in a straightforward manner. In the end, it turned out part of the process was unnecessary, and he adjusted the price without issue. His crew went above and beyond, even cutting up some fireplace logs for me, and trimming an extra tree away from power lines at no charge. They arrived when they were supposed to, knew exactly what they were doing, were at all times polite and professional, and completely cleaned up the debris and sawdust, not only from my yard, but from my neighbor's yard as well. Well, done, Raygoza Landscaping and Tree Service!

J&J Landscaping
4.4
from 45 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Blanca M.
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Complete sprinkler installation of front & backyard. Work was completed in 2 days in a very clean & professional manner! I was impressed with Ms. Santiago's hardworking crew and the fact that they all worked well with one another to finish the project. The project was huge to undertake due to the fact that the front yard is massive & I wanted to save some existing plants & shrubs. They worked around the areas that I wanted to salvage & I was very happy. New sprinkler system is amazing & all areas of the yard are now receiving water. Pressure is excellent & pleased with the quality materials she used for the job! All Rain-bird sprinklers! Norma also salvaged my old Rain-bird timer which she informed still had some years of use. Timer is complicated & expensive to replace. Very pleased that I was able to save some money in keeping my old timer! Bets of all Norma programmed the timer according to the city's water schedule!

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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Blue T.
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Custom made deck for our backyard. Extremely happy! Renato worked with us for a couple of weeks to ensure that we received everything we wanted and expected. It’s the perfect size and sturdiness. He even added sealant and a step up to the deck. Can’t wait to have him back for more projects. Renato is a must for your woodworking and construction needs.

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Xpert Landscape
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Xpert did installed Sod in our backyard and planted shrubs for our hedges. Everything was great! Communication was prompt and clear. The quality of the work is wonderful! We’re very happy with our lawn now!

Progressive Landscaping
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Aleem D.
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I switched to Aldo's progressive landscaping because I was not happy with my previous service person. Aldo came as a recommendation and he has been great! I can text him whenever I need to communicate to him, and his response time is very fast. Aldo and his crew do a great job at maintaining my garden/yard so I do not need to worry about it. I would recommend his service to anyone who has a busy schedule and looking to find someone you can trust to maintain your garden/yard.

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HCC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike N.
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From the get-go, Keli was professional with his communication and preparedness. Getting an estimate was simple and fully detailed. Kelly worked well with my wife designing a vision for our small backyard and it turned out better than we imagined! He was able to answer all our questions throughout the process and kept us well-informed. The work was high quality and turned out beautifully!

Conde's Gardening
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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My experience working with David and crew has been fantastic! He is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and reasonably priced. I appreciated his feedback and suggestions for my yard and look forward to working with him on future projects as well as continuing to have him maintain my lawn/garden.

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Martinez Landscaping
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
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Martinez Landscaping did an excellent job. We had an overgrown backyard due to all of the rain and Martinez landscaping came to the rescue! I recommend this company!

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Garciaslandscaping
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen S.
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I hired Garcias landscaping to clean up a very small yard. They removed old wood chips and laid the new ones I purchased and planted 6 small plants. The job was done to my satisfaction. Sadly I could not keep them for continuing maintenance. They are very expensive to cut the grass of a very small yard

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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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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Daniel Barragan
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah Ivette B.
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I had a very large tree in front of my first home I bought and I wanted it gone for our new landscaping plans. A few guys came by and checked it out and gave me a very expensive quote! Daniel removed our tree for a very reasonable price given the size and complexity of the roots. Everyone told me it would take 2weeks and Daniel did it in 1week! He was always respectful and Had great work ethic! I would highly recommend him!

Form & Focus Landscape, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brad O.
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Form and Focus completed a full landscaping job for us this past spring. Our backyard began with all dirt, and by the end, we had attractive hardscape, redwood fences, artificial turf, a raised cement deck with seat wall, landscape lighting, a gas firepit, drip sprinklers, and complementary planter beds to accent the perimeters. From the design phase through completion, Jacob and his team were very professional, and especially responsive to our design change requests throughout. We would highly recommend Form and Focus for any of your landscaping projects.

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Cutting Edge
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimi W.
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We want to thank you and your landscaping crew for an exceptional job on our very distressed backyard. You should get an award for this project. We are very satisfied with the results. Our tenants and neighbors are amazed at the transformation. The work was done in a timely manner. And, you successfully worked with our budget! You are a highly knowledgeable guy that does not cut corners. We highly recommend Cutting Edge for any project and will use Ryan and his crew again and have already referred them to friends and neighbors. Chuck & Kimi, City of Orange, CA

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keadrick W.
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Very professional and trustworthy. I’m all my experience in working with landscape and design architects, they offered the highest quality material, service, and craftsmanship. Transformed my entire backyard in 8 days! We’re already planning our next project!

Organic Harvest Gardens
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Saxon L.
Verified review

We hired Rod and Adam as a birthday gift for my sister, to have them come mend the soil and install an organic vegetable garden in her backyard. We were REALLY IMPRESSED with their extensive knowledge, professionalism, and consistently cheerful disposition throughout the entire process from exchanging emails to the finished (and beautiful) garden! My husband and I will definitely be using them for our own garden in the future, too. Very highly recommended!!

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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