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Tampa Modern Garden Designers

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

Teddy and his team were amazing during the entire process. They made time to come out on a Saturday morning for an estimate and worked around our schedule to have the work done. Their price was fair and they were done with the work earlier than expected. I am so thankful for the work they did as my front gardens look amazing now! I look forward to having Teddy and his team back in the future for other projects.

Flawless Arborist
4.7
from 132 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda E.
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Joseph is so awesome! He came to my house, and totaled educated me on my yard, my grass, my plants, my tress, everything! He is a total expert in his field. He gave great advise on my soon to be garden and all kinds of great ideas for how to add more curb appeal to the back and front of my house. I learned so much from him and I love his philosophy on how tress should be treated and his ethics. I only wish I would have record/or had taken notes.

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

  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott F.
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I hired full force landscape management to revamp my entire property. owner Michael designed a Beautiful low maintenance landscape design for my home couldn't be happier. My wife and I really stressed on the fact that we wanted low maintenance because we are not gardeners Michael came up with a colorful and tropical hardy plan for us. Definitely recommend!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Katy S.
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Charles, the owner, has incredible knowledge on all aspects of lawns, lawn care, trees, plants, shrubs, irrigation, and design. We feel very fortunate to have found him. He is also very friendly, courteous, meticulous, professional, and expects the same from his crew. We HIGHLY recommend "Simplicity Landcare Solutions, LLC. We will never go any where else.

  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Marie M.
Verified review

If I could add another star above, I would. Robert and his side kick Michael did an outstanding job creating a beautiful garden and waterfall for me. Honest, friendly and professional. I MUST find more for them to do!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Maude W.
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Andrew gave us a very clear estimate and completed all the work as he said he would. Very professional and kept to all his appointments. His assistant Dustin was very pleasant and a hard worker. Could not be more pleased with the results. We have decided to have him for regularly scheduled maintenance to keep the garden looking beautiful.

Tampa Lawn and Landscape
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gene P.
Verified review

Very professional, great ideas, very helpful in design ideas that met our specific needs and lifestyle - from designer meetings to planting - they were a pleasure to work with. They completely transformed our outdoor space and added value to our home. And, we couldn't be happier with the final results.

Terra Nova Outdoor Living
4.3
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Daniela N.
Verified review

Working with Mike from Terra Nova Outdoor Living was an unexpected amazing experience. He is very knowledgeable about landscaping and can exactly recreate the vision one has. Not only does he use modern 3D computer technology that gives you the first visual gimps of your new outdoor space but he puts all pieces together that in the end this stunning garden, pond and recreational area comes into existence that one only could dream of before working with Terra Nova Outdoor Living.

Orange Blossom Designs
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
Verified review

Very Professional. Stayed on time with the project and did an amazing job on my rental property. Even though I live out of town, I was kept up to date and informed throughout the entire process. Offered great ideas for the landscaping design and very helpful with unexpected issues (broken sprinkler system). Highly recommended!

My Designs Landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
Verified review

Excellent job, done as described. Very friendly and understanding of my idea and vision and executed it beautifully. I wanted a butterfly tea garden and he delivered what I explained. I really enjoyed watching my flowerbeds grow into a beautiful part of my landscape. I highly recommend My Design Landscaping to anyone who would like to have great work done at a reasonable cost.

Pickering Masonry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shell H.
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If you want a contractor of integrity, intelligence, honesty, and excellent work then hire Jared Pickering. From start to finish he was conscientious, courteous and kept the area clean, then cleaned up all areas he had to use for my project before he left. Before starting he gave me a break down of pricing for every aspect of the project, no hidden fees, and he kept that price though a glitch or so turned up during the job. His finished project, which required some design elements, was perfect! I can't recommend him enough. My friends witnessed his work, they are realtors, and they were so impressed they asked for his card so they could recommend him those in need with their listings. Look no further for your masonry needs, hire Jared Pickering and you will have no regrets.

  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Babette M.
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Peter and his crew did a wonderful job! I love the patio and little garden section he added. His solution for my water drainage problem is perfect! I definitely recommend him for anyone that is having problems with drainage due to rain. He was professional and completed the job in the time frame that was promised.

  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie A.
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Ryan and ttopical gardens have done a landscape design that earned my home "home of the month"in my community plus excellent weekly maintenance also. Highly recommend.

Boyle Landscape and Design
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim T.
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Boyle Landscape Design did a great job cleaning up and re-mulching our gardens at a very reasonable price.

Amber T.
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The best landscape designer and landcaper. You can trust him to do an amazing job! Worth every penny

The Lazy Gardener
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cliff R.
Verified review

We hired Ken to design a landscape theme for our back yard as well as do the planting. He worked with us and came up with plants that would look good but also do well based on water needs, sun location etc. In the end we got a beautiful low maintenance back yard. We will hire Ken for future projects and highly recommend him.

  • 19 years in business
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I am very good at organizing things, records, paper work, libraries, etc. I am also very good at interior designing, arranging furniture and gardening.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Attention to detail, always listening to our clients requests and concerns. Starting and finishing projects in a timely matter.

About

I tailor each job to the needs of the client. I strive to make each garden unique and special, reflecting the style and personality of the homeowner and the style of the home.

About

I'm a master gardener, certified horticulture professional and landscape contractor. I got my training from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg.

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.

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.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

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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