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Santa Rosa Landscape Gardeners

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  • 12 years in business
  • 99 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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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon R.
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We hired Metthew to build a 40' long 3' high retaining wall and then move a LOT of soil, in order to level a back garden area. He was knowledgeable, reasonable, and exactly on time for all planning meetings and work meetings. Most notable was his very clear communication, ability to suggest solutions, and quality of crew and work product. Matthew is highly recommended and we will CERTAINLY work with him again!

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David F.
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To create some additional space in the top floor of my garden cottage, I wanted to take advantage of the high ceilings and have a loft space installed. It was important to me that none of the floor space underneath was compromised, and wanted to avoid using supports from the floor. Jasper came over, took the time to understand my needs & vision, and offered a tremendous amount of support and advice as we pursued the design. He presented me with different options, and was sensitive to my pricing considerations. Ultimately, we decided it was best to pursue a minimally viable solution, and then expand on it as my needs changed. Within a week, Jasper showed up with his friend, a truck full of lumber, and got to business. He showed up at noon, and was done by 8pm. He was happy to make adjustments and modifications I requested weeks after completion (at no additional charge), left my home clean, and really took pride in his work. He was friendly, professional, and stood behind his work 100%. It was truly a pleasure to have Jasper come and turn my loft space vision into a reality that was far better than anything I could have imagined at a great price and on budget. I look forward to using him again for my future projects.

West bay Gardening
4.2
from 46 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
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Very hard worker. Our yard looks 100% better Thanks West Bay Gardening

Duranlandscaping1
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marquetta E.
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Some of the work the gardener completed, he did an awesome job, what looked like a total mess is now full of color

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Nick Maimone PROJECTS
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob P.
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Nick is great. He has done excellent work for us, building redwood garden boxes, wheelchair ramps, and other carpentry projects. He has also contributed to a tiny house project, fixed doors, repaired irrigation lines, and consulted on plumbing issues. He is responsible, careful, and creative. He's also a pleasure to deal with. I am very confident you will be happy with his work. Bob Poole, Sebastopol

  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Boris L.
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Marin showed up on time and did a great job of clearing out our overgrown garden. We've hired him to do monthly maintenance as well!

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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These guys rock! They do it all from landscaping to tree cutting, they do any household handyman things you need done. Trustworthy, honest, kind, prompt, knowlegable, very nice guys. No need to look further. Have nice day! Karen, Fairfield, Can.

  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Diana M.
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Quiet Elegance Landscape did a beautiful job in my backyard. They were prompt, courteous and kept the job site clean. Rob was very informative on all phases of the job and allowed me to meet him at the nursery to see choices for plant materials. I am very happy with the job and would highly recommend him

  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jill V.
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The first thing that stood out about Stephen Rochlin is his landscaping knowledge. I had asked him to come to my parents' property for a consultation. (The property had been neglected by a landscaping company that seemed to care for the first few months but turned into another "mow, blow, and go" -- their service had gotten worse and worse.) While walking around the property with Stephen, I was immediately impressed by how much he knows about the various plants and trees, plus how they should be cared for. He evaluated the situation and gave us options as to how often and how many hours his crew could come to get the two acre property looking beautiful again. Stephen is good at prioritizing the tasks needed to care for and improve the property. He responds to requests and communicates clearly. He and his crew show up on time, work hard, and clean up after themselves. Stephen gives valuable suggestions as to what should to be done during each season. Because this property is owned by an elderly couple, it was very important to have a trustworthy person who would be patient in dealing with my parents and not take their money and do the minimum. Stephen is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Stephen Rochlin and PlanTerra Landscapes!

Thomas Landscapes
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sherinne W.
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Sean Thomas of Thomas Lanscaping was OUTSTANDING! He and his crew were punctual, hard workers, extrememly knowledgable in irrigation, drainage, and all aspects of landscaping. He found ways to save us money, and listened to what we wanted. He doesn't cut corners - does everything right the first time so we won't have problems later. Very customer service, polite, and the results were fabulous. Our backyard turned from a pile of weeds and drainage nightmare to a beautiful english garden. We are thrilled with the work Thomas Landscape did, and plan on using them again in the future for the front yard. Oh, Sean also worked with us to keep the job within the budget, but give us everything and more than we ever imagined. Best decision we made was to go with Thomas landscapes for this project!

Lotus Landscaping
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
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Tim was honest and hard working . He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Landscaping . I will Hire him again . Thanks Lotus

Azul Gardening
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah V.
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Hector is awesome! Prompt, thorough, friendly, affordable and our lawn and hedges look great. We had a lot of weeds to be taken care of and he got them all! I highly recommend him!

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JGLandscaping
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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JG Landscaping did a great job and was very responsive to my needs and I will hire them again. Jerman tackled a tough job with professionalism , punctuality, responsiveness, and a value for what had to be done!! Thanks Jerman for your work quality and cleanliness.

  • 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.

  • 36 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diane E.
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Hi! I had Johnny Davis over to help me with my garden, he works fast and seeing things with a new eye, and over all the garden looks much better and is much happier. I look forward to his next visit here to help out. I give him a five star rating for sure!!! Johnny knows how to fix things, and is a totally trustworthy person. He keeps his word and arrives on time. His cost is very fair for what he can offer.

JGLandscaping
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lea M.
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We hired Jerman for some landscaping at our home in Petaluma. We cannot say enough good things about him. He was punctual, very responsive and the quality of his work was just wonderful. He gave us great value for our project, and would definitely hire him again, in fact he will be doing monthly maintenance for us beginning in the fall. Hire him you will not be disappointed.

  • 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!

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AC Landscaping
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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So far, we've just had the initial estimate appointment and scheduled the yard clean up. However, my boss was very impressed and said, "I like these guys!" after meeting with them! Thanks, AC Landscaping, for making me look good in choosing you!

  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Abram S.
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AC Services has the perfect combination of reliability and high-quality work!

Vizcay Landscaping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie R.
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Nick was right on time and explained everyting to me of what needed to be done. Returned the next day and replaced the irrigation valve as promised!! Will use him again if needed!

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.

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.

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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