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Drake Kennedy
4.7
from 101 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

Drake was respectful, professional, and very time efficient. I'm very pleased with the way my backyard fence looks! I highly recommend his services & will be using him again!

J&G Landscape Services LLC
4.4
from 103 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Todd D.
Verified review

We hired J&G Landscape Services to blow out our sprinklers and were able to get them scheduled the same day, on a rainy day right before a snow storm. Our house doesn't have a standard sprinkler system setup, but J&G was able to figure out how to hook up to blow out the sprinklers anyway. As the sprinklers were being blown out, a leak was discovered, and J&G fixed it right away with only a minimal additional charge. We discovered that the backyard wasn't able to be blown out with the current setup, so we'll have to modify it in the future to be able to do so. J&G gave us some tips for protecting the backyard valves in the meanwhile. J&G was very helpful, and we'd recommend their services.

  • 5 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Andreas R.
Verified review

Joshua is a gem. Super passionate about his work, reliable, responsible and very hard working. Our previous contractor messed up our sprinkler system, our finances and nerves, and Josh came in and saved us. Finally a guy who is proud of his work and stands behind it! Josh and his nice crew did a great job bringing our backyard project back to life and they did so for a very fair price. We plan on hiring Green Bean's again and highly recommend them.

  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

I am so happy to have found Chris both for my personal projects and for my design clients.Chris wa professional, polite, responsible and really seems to know his stuff. I will definitely use him again.

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Down to Earth Landscaping
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

Down to Earth Landscaping removed old landscaping in our backyard, installed sod, and replaced/fixed irrigation. Hayden was great to work with, he made sure to keep us informed and helped us make final project decisions. It is clear that he's very knowledgable in his field. His team was efficient and very hard-working. We'd definitely hire Hayden and his team again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Omni built a retaining wall for us in our backyard, and installed a brand new sprinkler system in both our back and front yards. Scheduling was a breeze, and communication was excellent throughout the project. Omni's prices were quite competitive compared to other quotes I received. Big projects like this always have bumps in the road. We had some issues with the retaining wall block supplier, but Andrew and his team worked hard to find alternative blocks that worked for everyone. Our wall turned out great, and I was impressed with the quality work that went into the build. The sprinkler system is also first-rate, and Omni has been very helpful post-install with the system tweaks I've requested. Looking forward to working with Omni on out next big outdoor project!

  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie G.
Verified review

They were just great. Easy to work with and were open to anything we wanted done. They were spotless in their work and when they were done. I would use them again any time and recommend them to others. Very creative in their plans.

  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Hilarie A.
Verified review

Jose and his 3 men did an excellent job of putting in a new lawn in our backyard and also installing a sprinkler system. Our yard looks beautiful!

Front range landscaping CO
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

Martin and his crew did a tremendous job putting in landscaping in the backyard of my new home. They created a plan that worked with my budget, and were truly a one-stop-shop, providing carpentry, pet turf, sod, hard-scape, raised beds, trees, shrubs, and sprinklers/drip lines. They did beautiful work and were an absolute ease to deal with.

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Reliable Concrete
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzan B.
Verified review

Tony, Ismael, and crew did a fantastic job on laying new sod & new rock in my backyard. It looks great!! I would definitely hire them again!! Thank you for everything!

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Strohl Scapes
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milissa M.
Verified review

Matt and his team did a top notch job in preparing our yard for new sod. The ground was tilled five or six times, amendment was added and the sod was masterfully laid. They also did a great job laying new river rock in our backyard. I would easily recommend Strohl Scapes to anyone looking for a quality landscaping company.

Tierra Gardens GC, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Todd P.
Verified review

Luis was very professional and worked well joining both our ideas for backyard landscaping. He was great at giving us ETA's on completion. The only problem was the cost of a change order which he severely under estimated. Our backyard looks great.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ritika U.
Verified review

If I were to do any landscaping services I would also choose this company. They were professional, responsive with excellent work quality and a great value for money. You can see the pictures below. We have a tiny, tiny yard and they made it look so beautiful. Alex is an artist. I'm a big online shopper, so reviews are very critical and important to me and I'm very strict with my praises, but when someone deserves it - I have to make sure, I take the time give them the 5+ stars. Alex really deserves the praise and high-quality review. He completed everything so thoroughly and didn't rush anything because he takes pride in his work. Joel / Alex - I've already referred you guys to my friends in Bradburn, Westminster and Boulder. They should be in touch with you soon. Thanks again for making our backyard so beautiful! We really appreciate it.

Sparrow Grow
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
James P.
Verified review

Nancy and her crew did a full backyard landscaping project for me. Removed numerous trees, pull all the overgrowth and vines along the house, laid a huge rock garden, mulch front and back, and planted some beautiful flowers. I'd highly recommend her.

Gardens In Bloom Landscaping
4.2
from 16 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Abby S.
Verified review

We initially sought out landscaping help for the removal of a broken water feature and installation of two retaining walls in our backyard. Having recently purchased the home as a short sale, the yard was in desperate need of TLC and we discovered that it was a much larger project than we could handle. Dena from Gardens in Bloom came out almost immediately to look at our project and had a quote to us within a day or two- which we felt was extremely fast given it was during the peak summer season. During our initial visit we were impressed by Dena's energy and her enthusiasm for what she does; we were so impressed that we decided to add to the scope of work in the backyard (and then eventually the front!). What started out as a "little help" turned into a complete overhaul of sprinkler systems, rock beds, new sod, and flower beds in both our front and back yards, eventually creating a safe and beautiful oasis for our young family that we have thoroughly enjoyed! Dena and Mel have a crew of young men who were so pleasant and polite, and were always there when promised. We were also happy that Dena was present on site every day, making sure that everything was running smoothly and progressing as it should. Any issue or new idea that we had, she was always available and just a phone call away. As the work progressed, we added and changed and played with different ideas, and it was never a problem. We really felt like they wanted us to be 100% happy, even going so far as to have made multiple trips out to "tweak" and fine tune our vision after the project was complete. I can't speak highly enough of both Mel and Dena. They truly are kind people who we enjoyed meeting and we are beyond satisfied with the work that they did. We look forward to enjoying our yard for years to come!

Collins Construction
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Elia J.
Verified review

Ken redid a patio in front of our house. He was very personable, gave us good advice and options. He explained the budget and met it. He explained the project very well. His work was on time, on budget and was of exceptional quality. We would hire him for our next project.

Sunny Daze Landscaping, LLC
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Sonny and his team installed a brand new sprinkler system and sod in our backyard. He was accommodating to our schedule and we are really happy with the results.

Backyard Bliss LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

We needed sod installed in our front yard where there was a ton of weeds and dirt. Ben did a wonderful job installing our sod in the front yard and had the most professional and thoughtful proposal. The transformation of our front yard was incredible. Would hire Backyard Bliss again! Before and after photos attached below.

Mountain State Services LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke E.
Verified review

Nick did a great job leveling our backyard and installing sod. The finished product looked amazing. He worked very hard and finished it in a day.

Next Level Design and Build
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela S.
Verified review

Loved working with Adam, he did an amazing job in our remodel, everything from paint, flooring and electrical. Absolutely recommend him!

Great Fortune Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

Working with Mary Pat and her team has been wonderful. She is exactly the person I was looking for. Over the years, my wife and I had put in several landscaping projects to create gardens on three sides of our house. We discovered that while we love our gardens, we do not possess the time and expertise to properly care for and maintain them. Mary Pat was able to come in with her team and quickly bring our gardens back to peak health. Our plants look fresh and healthy again! While most landscaping companies are focused on providing a one time, very expensive “put in a garden and hardscape” project. Mary Pat has really filled a need for us, by providing on-going high quality care and maintenance for our garden. She also has been our “garden contractor”- finding good subcontractors to provide us with other services we need such as rebuilding a retaining wall and changing irrigation. She is easy to work with and has been an excellent communicator. I highly recommend Great Fortune Design.

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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Need landscape design

Denver, CO

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: Yes, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: Yes, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No, Other: patio
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I have some design ideas in mind
  • Details
    high traffic dog area; have to accommodate sewer line maintenance; like multiple textures, levels, want herb garden and perennials, potential gas grill built-in

Need Landscape Designer

Denver, CO

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: Yes, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design
  • Details
    Would like input on current trees - and ideas on new ones.
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