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One-of-a-Kind Landscaping
4.6
from 163 reviews
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn T.
Verified review

Matthew and Teddy were super-kind and responsive to all my questions. They worked with me on a few invoices edits before we agreed upon every job to be perforned on site. All the landscaping work was performed within the time period specified (2 days) and looks amazing. My husband and I are truly happy with everything One-of-a-kind Landscaping did for our front and backyard, which included a lot a work with tall trees/palms/1 oak, crepe myrtles, and remulnching. We would definitely hire One-of-kind Landscaping for any future landscaping needs.

Flawless Arborist
4.7
from 132 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Deb D.
Verified review

Joe and his team were awesome to work with and very customer friendly! Flawless Landscaping sounds specific to grass, plants but what they did was transform my entire yard. Even neighbors said it looks like Yard Crashers was at your house! We surely will enjoy our backyard paradise this summer:)

United Sprinkler Inc.
4.7
from 117 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Brian D.
Verified review

Chris and Danny were great. They took our not-so-good sprinkler design and made it workable again. We will definitely be calling them again for any of our irrigation needs.

E Cleaned
4.7
from 83 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

Martin did a great job cleaning and repairing our gutters. He showed creativity in designing and implementing a solution for our problem downspouts.

ValleyCrest
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Rob T.
Verified review

Joseph came out to our house on time and did a fantastic job, especially for the first time out! He called and let us know he couldn't get through our gate to the backyard and even used our push mower so he could complete the job! Highly recommend Blades of Green!!!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
Verified review

Very Nice Woman! Can't wait to see what she comes up with as a Landscape Designer! She has a Great Vision and Enthusiasm in what the final Design will look like! I share her Enthusiam too! I will post before and after photos when the Job is finished so stay tuned!

  • 15 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy G.
Verified review

I couldn’t be any any happier with the absolutely gorgeous work that Lucian and his team did on my backyard!!! He was always available to answer any questions and was able to do my entire yard in just a matter of a few days! His team was just as respectful and hard working as he is!! They did everything and more than I asked for! He made sure that I was happy with everything and they took a great effort to make sure it was all done beautifully! He also had an excellent price! I would absolutely recommend him to any and everyone that needed any yard work or landscaping!! By far the best I’ve ever used!

New World Permaculture
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Lidia M.
Verified review

Justin dug up several shrubs and plants that I didn't want in my garden, planted some croton petras, a Pygmy date palm and some Hawaiian Ti plants for me. He was friendly, professional and took time to patiently answer all of my questions. Will definitely have him back for phase 2 of my garden make-over. :)

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luis Santos S.
Verified review

They first were responsible for grading my backyard, making sure it was even and that the natural water flow was suffice for flood prevention. Secondly, they brought in 2 pallets of sod and laid it all down effectively and efficiently. Very happy with the professional attitude and courtesy this company provided. The guys are honest and hard working and the work is quality. I would recommend them to anyone.

Everything Outdoors
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

Installed sod in our backyard. The team was great! They went above and beyond. My backyard went from looking like a trainwreck to an oasis.

Solo Pro Lawn Care
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
Verified review

Was prompt, professional and fair on pricing, couldn't ask for a better experience. Marc is to propose a backyard landscaping project. I also recommended him to my neighbor.

Chism Landscape Company
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ron G.
Verified review

New landscape design and install were creative and timely. Also appreciate how Chris worked within my budget to achieve a great outcome.

  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Adeel B.
Verified review

You will not be disappointed! Great service and more importantly great people to work with. We had our backyard transferred with palm hedges, some fruit trees and other plants. also added an herb garden. Every step of the way Robert helped us pick the best products and even tried to save us money along the way! You can't be honest work and a great product at the end. Everything has worked out great and we couldn't be happier.

Tampa Landscapes
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole G.
Verified review

They were prompt and handled our tree trimming to the specifications I wanted. Will likely hire again for optimizing our backyard landscaping.

  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin H.
Verified review

Nate and his crew were utmost professional. From the timeliness of his response to give a quote , the design presentation to the installation, I have nothing but great things to say. What went from the need to create privacy from new construction behind our home to a complete transformation of my backyard. We're so impressed with Paramount's work, we're looking into another project with them. We found our new landscaping company for jobs in the future.

  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn F.
Verified review

They landscaped my backyard around a huge hole my dogs had dug. And added stepping stones and pine bark. Its Beautiful! They were very professional and it was completed very fast. Thank you!!!

Allscape Patio & Landscape
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
Verified review

We had not had a patio in our yard for several years. I was both anxious and leary of the different options and contractors. We had several quotes but felt most comfortable with Dennis. On the first visit, he took pictures of out backyard and we talked about budget and what we wanted/needed. He returned with his computer and different layouts of what out patio could look like. Once we decided, he gave us a start date, weather permitting. Dennis was great with communicating and very easy to work with. My patio was started on a Wednesday and finished on Sunday. We decided on a stamped concrete patio. See picture. Don't hesitate to call them!

  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
Verified review

Earthworks Landscape Services came out to design a beautiful landscape for our front yard. Brian was quick to respond and great to work with! The team worked very quickly and everything looks amazing! Great value for everything that we got. I would highly recommend working with them!

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Paula O.
Verified review

Juan and his family did a wonderful job beautifying my front and back yards. Juan worked with us on the design and adjusted it until we were happy. He went out of his way to find the best plants for what we were trying to achieve at the best price. Installation was professional and well done. The fact that they are a family operation and will take care of the planting’s for the first month to be sure all is well is very reassuring. I highly recommend Magnolia Landscaping if you are looking for a dedicated group of people who are passionate about giving you what you would like to beautify your landscape!

Landcrafters Florida
4.1
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

After getting input from several contractors I finalized my landscape design but of the 4 I spoke with only Landcrafters followed through with a quote (why do contractors spend the time to go to a site, and then not even bother to quote?). They showed up when they said they would. The gentlemen doing the work were friendly, professional, and accommodating (spent time with me as we played around with placement). I was also happy with the price. I'll call them first the next time I need work done.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl R.
Verified review

We were very pleases with the landscaping in our backyard. It turned an eyesore to a place of beauty. It will only get better with growth.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need landscape design

Tampa, FL

  • 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
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    small yard
  • $2000
    Average price

Need landscape design

Tampa, FL

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: Yes, Tree/shrub removal: Yes, Flower beds: Yes, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    This is a townhouse which is NOT managed by an HOA. It is a small space, but it is need of a total make over.
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