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David Carota LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
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I hired David to help with a clean up in my backyard. It was a surprise for my husband while we were on vacation. From the beginning he was very easy and honest to deal with. He kept me updated while he was working on his progress. My husband was speechless when we came home to a brand new backyard. It was so clean! No more rusty sheds, shrubs, tiles from construction etc. It was more then I could of asked for! We will definitely be using him again for our projects & I highly recommend him to anyone looking for great prices & a hard worker

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G and M Landscaping Services
4.6
from 74 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charise C.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with the work Mario Villasenor did at our house. He was very reasonable in price, prompt, and extremely easy to work with. He completed the job sooner than expected and my yard looks great. Our backyard wedding will now be a success. We couldn't have done it without him! I highly recommend G and M for any yard services. We will definitely be using his services again in the future!

  • 10 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Effie P.
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Gardening is a great joy to me, but I've been so busy with work my beloved backyard grew completely out of control. Joel and his team saved the day -- they weeded by hand, shaped overgrown bushes and trimmed trees, hauled all the garden waste away and left my place beautiful. Will definitely call him again!

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appeal landscaping
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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Jaime & his crew transformed my overgrown jungle into a beautifully manicured lawn & backyard. They were courteous,friendly & responsive to my needs.The price was very affordable, considering the scope of work. I will be using them to maintain my garden the rest of this summer & hopefully many years to come. Call them...you won't be sorry!

Plants Fashion Inc.
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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my project involved having about dozen new plants added to my backyard. everything was timely and neat and they did a great job. they even were able to get this done pretty quickly. no complaints at all.

Marvin's Landscaping Service
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Gisella B.
Verified review

Marvin was fantastic. He submitted his estimate almost immediately after my post and his price was very reasonable. I live in Florida, so we had to iron out the details of the job over the phone... He was always available, responsive and accommodative. His crew did a great job! They arrived right on time , cleaned up the backyard, mowed the lawn, and trimmed the bushes. I hired him for the remaining of the season and was very pleased with the work.

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Cresce et Flore
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina D.
Verified review

I really enjoyed working with Elena. She is very knowledgeable about plants and offered several design ideas for deer resistant plants that can survive in the shade. She worked within my budget and the job was completed in one day. I will definitely call her again when I’m ready to do more planting.

Porcida Landscaping Design
4.1
from 32 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sumon M.
Verified review

If you hear from Porcida Landscaping Design, look no further. I've hired Paul to cut a tree in my backyard. He is absolutely fantastic. He's responsive, hard working, and did a great job. I'm extremely impressed, and will hire him again for my future needs.

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Iberia masonry
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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INGRID R.
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Iberia masonry did a wonderful job on our backyard patio. We just bought our house and needed a new patio. We were under a deadline for an event and Iberia masonry got the job done in a very efficient and timely manner. The design of the patio was just what we wanted. We wanted round steps for the patio but he recommended square to match the patio lines, and we're so glad we heeded his advice. We highly recommend Iberia masonry. They were a pleasure to work with. We love our patio!!

CT Green Llc
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron Z.
Verified review

CT Green did such an amazing job for us. Nathan and his crew removed multiple trees on the side of our house and in the backyard. They were extremely efficient and finished the job in 1-day. Their staff are extremely friendly and personable. We highly recommend Nathan & CT Green LLC.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan S.
Verified review

Martin put a lot of care into our lawn and our property, in general. Very knowledgeable, incredibly responsive and always sought to ensure that we were happy with his work. Martin also comes to the table with creative landscape design ideas. Would highly recommend.

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Daniel Miller
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elise P.
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I’m so so glad I found Daniel! I wanted to put up lighting in my backyard but hadn’t no idea how to accomplish it. Daniel was prompt, professional, and gave thoughtful advice about options to consider and the pros and cons based on design and how it might feel in the space. He then drew up a sketch to map it out and plan what we would need. He came back the very next day and the end result of his work was beyond anything I could have imagined. He even helped me do some last minute planting while there because I had some plants waiting to go in. His work is clean, precise and very professional and a great value. He’s also kind, friendly and clearly has the mind of an engineer + designer, a rare combo to find. I plan to hire him back in the spring to help me with landscaping. Highly recommend!

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Tribeca Masonry
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Very creative in working around my budget. The owner was knowledgeable and able to adapt his designs to our needs and wants. The crew was also courteous, friendly, and had a clean work area at all times and paid attention to detail. Would recommend and hire again for future projects.

Jems Landscaping
4.0
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
Verified review

I hired Jems Landscaping to back fill my backyard with soil and reseed the entire backyard. They were great to work with and they all knew what they were doing. It's been a week since the project was completed, no grass just yet but time will tell and it generally takes about 2 weeks for any grass to start coming through.

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ACLANDCARE
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert R.
Verified review

Was in desperate need of a backyard makeover after buying my house 4 months ago and fighting nonstop to bring the yard back to life myself. I finally gave up and let the professionals handle it. Anthony, Chris and the team fought a downpour and delays but got the job done in a day, 1450ft of sod, planted grasses and plants and roses, mulched the flower beds, put in a walkway of blue stone pavers. I finally have a yard I am proud to look at. Cant wait to see it in about 2 weeks when the sod starts to grow and the plants roots take hold, thanks again guys

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DBRConstruction
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shari M.
Verified review

We recently hired Ivan to build a stone walk way and to re-grade our backyard, replace existing dirt and grass with sod. Ivan is absolutely the best landscaper I’ve ever worked with and has completely transformed our backyard! We’ve had our fair share of landscapers come in, unable to meet our standards. However, this was not the case with Ivan. Ivan is unlike anyone we’ve ever worked with and you can certainly tell that he loves what he does and that he is proud of his work. Ivan showed up on time to provide a consultation, and was quick to provide a clear and detailed estimate. Ivan and his guys started our work the next day. They were early, courteous and extremely professional. Ivan’s work is impecable, methodical, neat, measured and outright impressive! Ivan himself is extremely professional, personable and works hard to understand your vision; always asking questions, ensuring throughout the project that it is turning out the way we wanted and that we were satisfied, giving clear direction to his team. Ivan delivered the job on-time and delivered within scope and budget. We can’t wait to enjoy our outdoor living space this summer! I would highly recommend Ivan and his team for any and all future landscaping projects and have already committed to working with him to fence our yard and to put in a second walkway!!

KAPO Construction & Masonry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alison M.
Verified review

I have to say KAPO construction is the way to go! I just purchased a house in CT and I wanted to fix the outdoor patio since it wasn’t fixed when I bought the house. The owner of KAPo construction is super friendly and replied to my emails quickly. You can tell he truly cares about his customers. I loved the work they did in my backyard! Definitely will recommend them to friends and family!!! They made my dream patio come true!

  • 34 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Landscape Design & Garden Installation: “After living in our house for nearly 3 years we decided it was time to make some upgrades to the landscaping. By chance, we attended the Stamford Home Show in March and collected information from numerous landscapers. We followed up with a few and interviewed them at our house. All had years of experience and some good ideas but no one took the time and care to listen to what we wanted and come up with the kind of detailed and beautiful design that Denise Martin of AJM Earth did. From the first moment, it was obvious that Denise and Joe Martin not only offered a full service package of landscape design, hard scape design, execution and maintenance, but that no client was too small or unimportant. The other vendors could barely be bothered with us unless we would shell out a lot of money before even getting to know what their design plans would be. Unlike the other vendors, the Martins were never too busy to answer phone calls, emails, and texts right away. They lavished us with time and attention every step of the way. It was clear from the outset who had presented us with the best designs and who would provide the kind of customer service we needed. Throughout the process we were amazed at the attention we got. We can’t imagine any other landscaper spending as much time with us, being as available as Denise was, or taking the care with our property as if it were her own to get everything just right. Whenever there were unforeseen challenges along the way, Denise persevered, day and night, to make sure that the design was executed as promised. She always made us feel that our project was her passion. Cars slow down now as they drive by to take in the lushness of the landscaping. People who walk by stop to tell us how beautiful the garden is. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the landscaping. It is truly breathtaking! We can’t imagine working with a more talented, dedicated, patient, and kind landscaper. Clearly, we made the right choice.” Stephen Stamford, CT

  • 42 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Minuteman Land Services has been working with my property for 20 years. They have always been attentive to service for special landscaping projects, plantings, lawn care, walkways, stone walls and snow plowing in winter and every other garden project I have had. I would recommend their services for any and every landscaping/garden project and general maintenance of your property. If you have an emergency he is there to help you out. Give him a call. Jordan is the best and will work with you to make your yard beautiful at a price in your budget.

Greenwood Robinson
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ann T.
Verified review

Greenwood Robinson did a complete makeover for our 20X50 backyard in Brooklyn, including fencing and tree removal and with no direct access. Sam was extremely creative and innovative throughout the entire process. He had a great team as well, that we enjoyed working with. They followed through on time commitments and communicated well regarding any changes required. We highly recommend Greenwood Robinson. You will not be disappointed.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney B.
Verified review

Absolutely love my new pond. Perfect size for my backyard. The owner is professional and very hard working!

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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