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Sunnyvale Backyard Designers

Browse these backyard designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sunnyvale.

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Angele's Tree Service
4.9
from 242 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
Verified review

Juan and his team were fantastic and was able to help us top off a tall tree about 20' in our backyard. It was a very old tree, and we've already had a huge branch break, so it was due time we got that taken care of. They were professional, very responsive on Thumbtack to get an initial quote, and then quick to text back when we were arranging the job. We will definitely hire them again, as well as recommend them to friends.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
Verified review

Arisel is a great communicator and is very responsive. I had him quote my backyard, but decided to only get the front yard done for now. I had so many weeds in the front yard that I needed it to be rototilled and for sod laid down. He came by to take a look, then scheduled the work to be done within a day. He gave me recommendations on how to maintain the yard and it's looking great!

Magnificent Landscape
4.8
from 134 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
Swathi R.
Verified review

Sara and team did a great job.They installed sod, mulch and gravel on a new backyard and we are very happy witHe the outcome.Highly recommend them!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary G.
Verified review

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 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I am 100% satisfied by David's work to clean up my backyard, and I will definitely recommend him to my friends as well.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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Matthew did a great job building a step in our backyard. He is talented, good at communication, and prompt!! Will definitely hire him again.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.7
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Neil C.
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Carlos and team showed up as scheduled for a free estimate and after agreeing to the price and project details started work in less than a week. The work was completed in 4 days much to our satisfaction. We had them remove some concrete pathways, a small yucca tree and all the old/dead grass. They did a great job and we really love the outcome. We have a new backyard that we love and can use now for our growing family. They walked us through how to use the sprinkler system and how to treat the new sod for the first 2 weeks. The place was left tidy and cleaned up. 5-stars would have been earned had they followed our original agreement on how we wanted the playground area border constructed. Finer details matter and that area just had a few things that we didn't totally love. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone. Good quality work and very competitive pricing. Just be clear on what you want, show example pictures and be sure the scope of work matches what you agreed on.

  • 10 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Pallavi P.
Verified review

Walter is very diligent and always on time. He always shows up on time and does a good job maintaining my yard. He also has recommendations on what can be done to make my backyard more beautiful.

  • 10 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Smita K.
Verified review

Gustavo and his crew are outstanding in the quality of their work, their work ethic (reliability, promptness) and depth of experience. I had them do an electrical job for me (that had baffled 2 prior teams), a huge garden job including building planters and a compost bin for a new organic edible garden, irrigation, cover for the air conditioner unit, painting the backyard fence, misc odd jobs etc. I plan to hire them again for a large lighting job and other items on my to-do list.They deserve more than 5 stars!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn M.
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Yong was reliable, helpful, knowledgeable, and went the extra miles for my client. Yong made my experience with this service amazing. I wish I could have a Yong in every city I work in. He will be my handyman in the Bay area. Thank you, Emma's & Pat Elite designs Jackie

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  • 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.

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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gerald C.
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Miguel n his son did a great job on my backyard, haul away all the weed n grass. I would recommend them for future job

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Quick Lawn Care
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayana T.
Verified review

Bin completely transformed our backyard with some small, but important updates. He and a worker removed the tin roofing from our pergola, sanded and painted an existing wooden bench, and replaced concrete pavers with grass. He also reinforced the pergola structure by replacing and adding a few new posts and refreshed it with a new paint stain. The concrete pavers were repurposed to lay a path on both side entrances of our backyard. Bin was professional and punctual in completing the work in the time estimated and responding promptly to feedback, all at a reasonable cost. We look forward to working with him again.

  • 29 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Annie L.
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Estate Scapes is excellent - friendly, flexible and reasonable fees with excellent service! I have never written a review before but feel that I need to do one for David, owner of Estate Scapes. With our children grew up and no longer use the pool in the back, my wife and I decided that we wanted to redo the backyard. At the same time we wanted to redo our fence and the front yard as well. Our goal was to have a minimal maintenance yard (we both hate to do any yard work) and low water use. After we have our in-ground pool filled up, we talked to several contractors and selected David because on 1st impression we felt that he was earnest and listened to our ideas. We were right all the way! Davis worked with us and responded extremely timely to our questions and requests including changes in the original plan such as changing the type of concrete we used, changing the design and materials use for our front brick wall, etc. He listened and gave us recommendations that worked really well with what we want. Our neighbor was so happy with his work on our fence that he talked with David to get his other fence done. We also was so happy that we hired David to redo our patio in the backyard as well as the front door steps. With the beautiful yard that David created for us we felt it was a crime to leave the old patio and front door step which looked so out of place with our new yard. David is finishing up on our patio now, just need to put up the gazebo we got from Costco and apply sealer on our concrete. I was going to write a review after everything was done but so excited about what David did that I could not wait. I highly recommended David to any one who wants to do any landscape.

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

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!

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth C.
Verified review

Ricardo was recommended by a friend & did a great job with my backyard. My backyard looked like a forest. Ricardo cleaned everything out & brought down a 20foot old tree that was dying. We then decided to go with decomposed granite with stone walkway. He added plants along the walkway for extra decoration. Looks amazing. 10/10

Perfect Landscaping
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
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I'm glad we chose Perfect Landscaping for our backyard project. Their price was reasonable and work was done with high quality. Bill is very responsive, flexible, easy to work with, knowledgeable and has some great ideas. The team fixed some fence, redid part of the pathway with concrete, installed synthetic grass, built three beautiful raised vegetable boxes, and simple and easy to maintain landscaping. The backyard is now my favorite place to hang out. Thank you Bill!

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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!

  • 20 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Ray C.
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I have known Duenas Landscaping for about nine years. I contacted them from a business card they left in my mail box one day. I tried them on cutting three trees in my backyard and I was totally satisfied and impressed. They cleaned up afterwards and hauled away the debris as agreed. I gave them another job later on in my front yard(re-paving my driveway, changing my car-port supports and landscaping). My neighbors were so impressed they asked me if I would recommend them. I did not hesitate to do. NOw, at least five of my neighbors have used Duenas Landscaping, some on a regular weekly basis. I would NOT hesitate to recommend them for any landscaping projects. They are reliable, trustworthy and clean. Manuel Duenas, the owner, is one good individual and a very honest person. You can call me for reference any time. Ray C. Belmont (591-3063)

Water Pivot Landscaping
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Manijeh H.
Verified review

I am very glad that I chose Water Pivot for my backyard landscape and hardscape. First off, he introduced me to Ali Atar, who did a 3D design for my backyard so I could see everything before it was done. Ali did a fantastic job and was very accommodating to my changes and request. Then, Milad and his crew did an amazing job on my backyard installing pavers according to the design. They were here everyday early morning and work very hard the entire day. They also changed all my irrigation systems and made my backyard garden beautiful by adding flowers and plants. They did such a great job that I asked them to also fix my driveways that had so many crakes.They installed pavers and turned my driveway like a brand new house. Now, that all my backyard and driveway looks brand new, I had to do something with my porch. Milad suggested that I install tiles and he brought one of his best contractor, Farzin Golpod to install the tiles. Farzin, is very detail oriented and takes his time to do his job not just good but great. Maild is very honest guy and it was a pleasure working with him. I would recommend Water Pivot to all my friends and neighbors who need a good landscape/hardscape company.

Valencia Landscaping
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steven R.
Verified review

Alfredo and team were super responsive and great at providing suggestions and recommendations to make sure we were happy with the backyard. They are affordable, accommodating and were all around great to work with. Took 1 week to build the yard start to finish. I would recommend his team to anyone.

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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