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Greener Bay Landscaping Inc
4.4
from 179 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
Carson P.
Verified review

Geovanni was a joy to work with. He and Kevin worked hard and fast to get my yard into good shape for gardening! They gave ample advice on how to grow and even threw in a free plant.

Magnificent Landscape
4.8
from 132 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 306 hires on Thumbtack
Yuwei J.
Verified review

I requested a lawn service via Thumbtack and Sara from Magnificent Services returned my inquires immediately. We spoke over the phone and met at my house the second day to inspect and provide estimate. Because I need my yard down rather quickly, I paid a bit more but also received service at the same day afternoon. I'd say that after seeing the work performed, they really did a great job on both front and back yard. Bushes and ivy in my back yard were also trimmed per my request and looked really nice. I'm satisfied with the service performed and would also ask them to do landscaping work for me.

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Espinoza Tree Care
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger C.
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They did a great job of trimming my trees and shrubs.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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They did a great job clearing out our jungle of a backyard. They even came back a second day to level out the dirt. We would definitely recommend CRC Gardening and Landscaping.

  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
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Gustavo and his crew did excellent work. He was professional and prompt with communication. They were diligent with their work. After loading all of the dirt into the truck to be hauled, they cleaned up our property with a blower and left it looking very good. We would definitely recommend them and want to hire them in the future for projects.

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Green Touch Gardening
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
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Renee and Carlos did a wonderful job installing grass to our front lawn and it looks amazing! We are super happy with the work they did and are going to continue to use them for landscaping help around our house!

Ricardo's Landscaping
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Kent C.
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Ricardo was very professional, showed up on time, was super friendly and now my wife and I are considering using him for all of our landscaping needs..

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle C.
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Juan and his crew was great to work with. They took care of an entire row of stumps in our side yard. They were super efficient and even did some additional clean up and landscaping for me. I'd love to work with them again for future landscaping projects.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra C.
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These guys are Great! Not only did they do a beautiful job, they also gave me great advice which helped me plan my project. We also hired them to provide ongoing landscaping service for our small townhouse complex, and we have been extremely happy with their work and professionalism.

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

Ricardo rearranged his schedule to provide landscaping service on short notice to accomodate our needs. He conducted himself with professionalism and showed flexibility in order to ensure we received the service on the day we needed. We were satisfied with the work and as a result are considering hiring him for monthly service. Cynthia CINTAS General Manager Assistant

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivian W.
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We hired Lifetime Remodeling in the summer of 2017 to do a first floor addition to our home in Millbrae. The project involved adding 400 square feet to our house, which included expanding the living room and adding a new bedroom and a new bathroom. It was wonderful working with Sam and his team at every step of the way. Their bid was very competitive compared to the many others I got, and the estimated time for completion (about four months) was much shorter than most of the other quotes. Lifetime's responsive customer service and attention to detail made our lives so much easier. Here are just a few examples of things they did to minimize our stress. When strong winds blew the construction fence over during off hours, they came out here quickly to get it back up and weigh it down with sandbags. When it came time to block off the parts of the house being demolished, they helped us move furniture and cover it carefully so that it would not get damaged or dirty during construction. When they needed to move the wiring for our internet access, they made sure to reconnect it promptly. The temporary wall they built was very sturdy and effective at blocking out dust, so we had no problem continuing to live in the house throughout the construction. Sam also closely inspected all the work and often caught adjustments to be made that I did not notice. For example, even though the interior painting looked fine to me, Sam decided that he wanted another coat. When we did point out other things that needed adjusting, such as leveling out certain fixtures, the team promptly fixed them. When I asked for a different design for our recessed lighting at the last minute, even after some of them had already been installed, Sam accommodated the request. Sam checked in with me often, so I always felt well informed about the next steps coming up and what I needed to plan for. This was awesome because I learned that it can be agonizing to pick out tiles, hardwood, hardware, etc. for a project like this, especially for someone like me doing it for the first time. It was also helpful to have Sam's recommendations for suppliers for the finishes and fixtures. We were really impressed that Lifetime finished the project pretty much right on schedule and with absolutely no cost overruns. To make this happen, most days, Lifetime had a team of two to four workers here by 8 a.m., and they worked steadily for the entire day. They also often worked on weekends. After Lifetime finished the addition to the house, we ended up also hiring them to do landscaping for our front yard and replacing our concrete driveway with paver stones. They also did a great job on this, and we are so happy with and amazed by how our house looks now. Remodeling inevitably involves many hard decisions and a lot of time, energy, and money invested by the homeowner! The last thing you need is a contractor who adds unnecessary stress, yet it seemed like everyone I talked to had horror stories about their contractors. We are so grateful that Sam and Lifetime made it a wonderful experience for us.

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DM Gardening
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angelique V.
Verified review

I highly recommend Damian and DM Gardening. I have been looking for a gardener for a long time, and DM Gardening was worth the wait. Damian and I talked about what I wanted for weekly maintenance of my yard, and he did exactly what I asked him to do. He is thorough and professional.

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Ojeda's Landscape
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Or Z.
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Front yard landscaping

Highlands Landscaping
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley K.
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Highlands Landscaping came highly recommended and they totally earned that review. I appreciated the consultation before my appointment to go over every detail of what I expected. The work in my backyard was expertly done within the time frame I was given. They showed up on time, worked diligently, thoroughly cleaned up and produced excellent results. I highly recommend Highlands Landscaping and would use them again.

Landscape Construction
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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We had a fully overgrown small backyard with a nightmarish concrete drain dominating our our area and diminishing our enjoyment options. Victor was able to help design and subsequently build a the perfect yard extension and then integrate the drain with a perfect deck and stamped concrete patio. The efforts were fun and collaborative and workmanship exceeded expectations. All of this was completed during a busy construction season and on time. We are incredibly pleased and would recommend without reservation.

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D&B Services
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste K.
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I would highly recommend this D&B Landscaping. They were prompt, professional and courteous and did an excellent job!

  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
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David and his crew did a fine job replacing our old front sidewalk. David is easy to work with, understood immediately what we needed done. I've done minor concrete work myself when I was younger, so I know what is involved, and I was pleased with the efficiency and worksmanship. The only minor glitch was a minor lack of communication about when the last phase of the work would be completed, I would have appreciated an extra phone call or e-mail when David got delayed. Still, I'll be contacting David if we need concrete or landscaping work in the future.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Naader H.
Verified review

I have been working with Anselmo for over 3 years for general gardening, pruning, fertilizing, and irrigation. Unmatched quality and exceptional job every single time. I am going to get him to do the landscaping project this summer. Highly recommend him.

Buzzy Bee Construction Co
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
Verified review

Dario arrived on time to bid the job. Very professional. The men that actually did the concrete work were neat and did a great job. Dario followed up throughout the job and was always available when I had a question. My son loves his new patio!

Miles Hack
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas D.
Verified review

Miles has a passion for gardening / landscaping and a great work ethic. He was a pleasure to work with on our project.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Luke F.
Verified review

I needed ideas to improve my front side yard and Edward came out right away and gave me a very competitive bid to install irrigation to connect to my existing system and put in sod, as well as topping off the bark in all the planter beds in my entire yard. Even better, he was able to start the job very quickly and finished it on time. Edward was super responsive, answered all my questions in person and via text/phone, and even put in some flowering plants (not part of the original job) for just the cost of the bags of planting soil he picked up.

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.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.

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.

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Scotts Valley, CA

  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard, Back yard
  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Details
    Interested in adding a patio, steps, retaining walls to front and back yards - cement or pavers also want to add perimeter landscaping in back yard
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