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Santa Clara Landscape Designers

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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.

Magnificent Landscape
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
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I met with Magnificent Services to initially get an estimate for some landscape design ideas as well as to asses and fix a few things. I initially chose them for their excellent reviews. Sara showed up on time and gave me a rundown of all their services they offered which included gardening, landscaping, hauling, irrigation services, and much more. I was impressed. The ideas she gave me for my landscape impressed me as well. She had great ideas which we will work on implementing in the future. I ended up booking them for gardening services because of how well they communicated with me over email and phone, which to me is as important as the service itself.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary G.
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D' Franco landscape designed our whole irrigation system for our garden. The team was incredibly professional and very knowledgeable about irrigation. Great communication in regards to the planning and then reviewing the final project. Very happy we chose D'Franco landscape for our irrigation, excellent at what they do! Great value as well.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Lenietta B.
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I posted my job & within minutes David replied. We set up a consult Friday, he was here on time and not only quoted me but talked me through various options. I have a townhouse with a very small patio area that I wanted to enjoy. There were dead dried out weeds everywhere. I never opened my patio blinds it was so scary. In less than an hour David & his dad cleaned out the old weeds and transformed my yard to look twice as big. He was very affordable and just a real sweet spirit. His card is definitely saved on my phone so if I hear anyone looking for a landscape extraordinaire I'm referring him and his dad. I am so grateful. Oh, my kids came home Sunday and immediately start playing leap frong on the pavers. The only disappointment is that thumbtack doesn't have a photo before and after feature. #imstillcrying

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Liam D.
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Matthew has done a number of projects for me and my wife. Deck repair, built some custom planters for our back yard and a few odd jobs inside. Excellent service

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Carlos and his team did a great job on our backyard. They gave me good advice about layout and the types of plants that would do well. I would definitely recommend them!

  • 10 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Kedra G.
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So far so good. Walter was on time and professional. He was ready to work when he arrived. I needed a regular maintenance quote for the back yard and also a quote for the landscape job on the front yard. There were clear and fair prices and I look forward to working with him in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry H.
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I hired Gustavo for 1000-sq feet landscape project. I had him install paver stones, mulch, and clean out the remaining sections of the yard. Gustavo responded to my emails promptly and was able to come out right away to give me a very competitively priced estimate. Gustavo and his crew was very reliable and began work almost immediately. The work took about 2-weeks but his crew made sure to clean up after themselves at the end of each work day. Overall, I am very impressed with his professionalism and work product. Most of all, I am grateful for the little details that I see that he put into the work where some others would have simply skipped. His work is textbook perfect. Thank you Gustavo and I will most definitely hire you again very soon!

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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.

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Avi M.
Verified review

R/M landscape Design is a great company to work with. Ricardo was very reasonable with his pricing. Great professionalism & communication through project. Work provided was flawless. Everything came out just how I wanted. Crew also cleaned after each day of work. Definitely worth the 5 stars

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Abbey T.
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We hired Sam from life time remodeling with his crew to do a complete kitchen remodel. In the meeting Sam recommended a kitchen design that we like a lot. And it turned out to be fantastic just like I wanted. Between my job and this job he made the entire process very easy and seamless for us. I decided to have the remodel done while I was part time traveling overseas. A friend of mine told me we were crazy to have the job going when we were not there to check on it, but because they have a app that I can see all the time updates from process of the job i decided that it is fine and I went. the app they use is very easy to use it fits a construction company in Silicon Valley, that is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with this company :). Turners out, it worked out great Sam's crew did the job and moving along he sent me pictures from the job site to make sure I'm fully informed in all the details I returned to an almost-finished kitchen. The quality of the work and attention to detail was excellent. The team was conscientious about confirming the details with us before each portion of the job, making sure that each decision was agreed with me and were clearly careful in their work. Sam's crew was friendly and pleasant to have in my home with the kids. I decided the last minute to paint the entire interior house during the project, and asked Sam if he could book movers as i was overseas. Rather than hire movers Sam's crew packed up our entire house themselves, moved it to the garage, then moved it back just in time for my return!!! I thought for sure something would get broken but everything made it back upstairs in perfect condition. They even set out my son's toys for him to find when we got home which was much appreciated by a jet lagged preschooler. It was a small thing but showed the care and respect the crew has for their clients. I'm very pleased with the resolute on the paint and kitchen. I would not hesitate to use Sam or anyone from his company life time remodeling again or to recommend them to anyone :).

ATR Landscape
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Shawna F.
Verified review

I worked with Pedro in May 2015 to landscape my parkway strip and reduce the amount of water needed in that area. Pedro made himself available by email, phone, text, and of course in person, throughout the entire process. Pedro worked quickly to develop plans and integrate our own interests. The work was completed quickly and professionally. I look forward to working with him again in June to further reduce our water usage - shrinking lawn and creating a better irrigation system.

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica S.
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We hired Ramirez Landscaping to clean up our front and backyard which had gotten completely out of control with weeds and overgrown plants and trees. They did an AMAZING job! We plan to have them come out twice a month for up keep. We highly recommend these guys!

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Judy M.
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I had my entry, porch & walkway paved by Michael Martinez & Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape. The workmanship & professionalism was astounding. I wish to personally thank Michael Martinez for his oversight of the project. He was very professional & helpful with attention to detail. I was treated with courtesy & respect and enjoyed meeting Michael & his team. Michael’s interpersonal skills are highly appreciated. Thank you for the skilled craftsmanship & the overall experience. Michael periodically checks in with me. He visits and still makes sure the project is up to shape. His follow up over an extended period of time is highly appreciated too! Judy- Walnut Creek - Rossmoor

Jose Valencia Landscaping
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
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Jose and his crew did a great job in building a dry creek area for my front yard. Jose is a talented individual with imagination and great resources in creating beautiful and functional landscape projects. He can tackle many different projects --- from constructing new driveways with pavers to installing a water system for a beautiful waterfall and pond. An honest, sincere, kind, and caring individual who is dedicated in doing his best for his clients.

Perfect Landscaping
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Bill and his team helped me put in landscaping which met Santa Clara County's Landscape Rebate Program requirements. They did an excellent job! Nothing was too much trouble, even when I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to buy more plants (including a maple tree) and to add some flagstone. Would highly recommend Perfect Landscaping!

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Outside Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Barry H.
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I hired David of Genesis Concrete and Landscaping to completely overhaul our backyard. From the initial bidding to job completion and cleanup, David and his team were fantastic. Originally, my project included just a concrete patio and walkway. David gave me some great ideas and worked closely with me to create a beautiful, flowing design. His team put down the concrete like artists adding paint to canvess. The curving lines flowed beautifully and turned out even better than I imagined. In addition to the concrete, David showed me how spending a little more could totally enhance the character of my house. He made me an offer that was literally too good to refuse, and in addition to the concreate work I hired him to lay about 400 sf of artificial grass. His team spent a lot of time cleaning up the jungle which was our backyard, and he promptly removed debris and even power-washed my driveway at the end. Overall, the price was fair and the end result was so much better than before. I can't recommend David highly enough! For price, quality, flexibility and expediancy, David is hard to beat.

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RR Landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah P.
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Loved the job-- dedicated, great team! Lots of compliments on the landscape work!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
Verified review

It was great working with Edward. The work he and his crew did exceeded expectations. The deck and turf installation were done very well. There were a couple delays, from suppliers, but Edward kept us informed and put in extra hours to get the job done. He offered great value and was easy to work with. We will definitely call Edward for future projects.

Penglin Landscaping
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Sonia K.
Verified review

Working with the Penglin team was terrific! They are always on time and Kevin & Prem we’re always able to answer my questions. We had pavers, grass, concrete and a pergola put in. You cannot go wrong with them, go with Penglin Landscaping!

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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  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: Yes, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: Yes, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: Yes, Stump grinding and removal: No, Other: Potentially turf for a dog run
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I have some design ideas in mind, I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    I have a small square back yard with a dog run. It's no more than 20'x20' in the main part. I'm interested in planting trees in planters off the ground (I have dogs) surrounding a patio - perhaps large pavers spaced a couple inches apart with gravel between them for drainage. I'm also thinking of putting in a few italian cypress trees for privacy along the fence line and creating a space for a grill (unsure yet if I'll build an island for it or not). I'd also like to put down some sort of dog-friendly ground cover in a run alongside the side of the house (completely out of sight). Plants should be drought-friendly as much as possible.
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