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Lawn Xpertz LLC
from 148 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
Tom Z.
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Excellent work! Aeration, top soil dressing, multiple plantings, leaf and yard clean up in half acre backyard, multiple beds of colored mulch...Alex and his crew were meticulously neat and organized. Left my property looking GREAT! Very accommodating to minor changes, A great attitude by Alex and his crew members on the job site. Fair prices, came on schedule, Will hire again for any and all landscaping jobs! Highly recommend!!

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El Maguey landscaping co.
from 91 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Conya D.
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We are so pleased with the service! We've gone through quite a number of landscaping companies and we are extremely impressed with the work. Our lawn is large and unleveled and they handled it quite well!

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Perez Irrigation
from 91 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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The guys came out on Easter Sunday to troubleshoot my irrigation system, they quickly diagnosed the problems and quoted me a price to get everything up and running like new. They showed up the following day, earlier than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. Very friendly crew and explained everything they were doing. The work was completed quickly and done well, the yard looked better after they left than it did before they came! Replaced all the pine straw and mulch and left no trace of the yard being torn up to complete repairs. Nery stuck to his quoted price and went above and beyond with parts and service. He has a new customer for life, can't thank him enough! It's always nice to find people who know what they're doing, and these guys do.

Davila Landscaping Inc.
from 83 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Vik S.
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I have been hiring Jesus and his team for my regular lawn maintenance this summer in East Cobb and they have been great with their service. He is honest and easy to work with and I would highly recommend them for any landscaping projects / regular maintenance work.

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from 71 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex G.
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He showed up as promised and did a great job . I am going to hire him for more landscaping and tree work. His price was good as well.

  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Bria R.
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I have been looking for a good landscaping company to take on my yard for almost 3 years. Every-time there seems to clash between them and my mother. Sometimes they don't do the work properly or over charge us. With Portillo Landscape they did neither. They were polite, understanding, and hard working. Our yard is not an easy feat and yet they were fast & diligent. We even signed-up for every two weeks. Which is saying something since my mother never agrees to that but she finally found a company she likes and is agreeable. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone.

De Luna Lawn Care
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren V.
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Our yard was no small job but joe was able to come that same day and give us a quote and was back the next day he did such An amazing job it looks like a new yard. We look forward to using him for all of our landscaping needs moving forward.

Eden landscaping llc
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Paul C.
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Eden Landscaping LLC has done a great job cutting our lawn, edging, blowing and trimming shrubs. The lawn is looking much better than last summer. I would highly recommend Eden Landscaping for your lawn care needs!

  • 23 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
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Daniel's crew came today, on New Year's Eve, and removed 4 huge trees , they worked 9 a. m. - 3:30. Not only were they skilled, and they worked well together and cleaned my yard perfectly before they left. I would highly recommend D. P. General Landscaping and Tree Service LLC. You will not be disappointed.

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Go Greener Lawns LLC
from 39 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rashmi G.
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Scott did a excellent mulch work in my yard.My yard looks great now.I would strongly recommend Go Greener Lawns LLC for landscaping work.

Athenscape Turf Management
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Raisa P.
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Great job! Very thorough and efficient. Mr Burgess was able to work with our time frame, needs and budget. I would highly recommend him for anyone's landscaping needs.

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from 26 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John E.
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Daniel was great to work with -- he was very responsive from the beginning of the process to the end. He and his crew finished the job in two days (grading, 7 pallets of sod, box drain installed) and everything looks great. I would definitely recommend DYG landscaping.

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O&J Landscaping services
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyse S.
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I hired O&J Landscaping to weedeat around my house and chop up a fallen tree. They did a great job! They arrived first thing in the morning and had both jobs done in about half an hour. Would hire them again.

216 Landscaping
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene C.
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Did a great job on my landscaping project. Went above and beyond.

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Atwood Contracting, LLC
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian C.
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Wesley and his team did a great job on my property. They built two retaining walls, a dry creek, concrete sidewalks, bricked front steps and landscaped front yard. It was a three day project but they worked hard to get it done in two days to beat the rain. Wesley personally came back a week later for final touch ups. I was impressed with their planning and quality. Would not hesitate to hire Atwood again.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
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James and his guys were fabulous. Very fast quote and fit me into the schedule within a week to get a house ready to list. They did full landscaping front and back and a ton of clean up and it looked so great. Im hooked on these guys now and so glad to have found them! Call them, you won’t regret it!

Vivid Service Group
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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We hired Vivid Service Group for landscaping work in a small area in the front yard of our townhouse...and the area was completely transformed ...They sodded the area, and added some bushes..We also had the small walkway redone with pavers...The work was professionally done, and timely...I highly recommend this Company, and Josh Allin..he was so competent, and helpful, and obviously experienced! I will definitely hire them for future projects!! ~ Mary Beth ~

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffanie C.
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Admittedly, I don't do a great job keeping up with lawn care maintenance, so I was a bit nervous about calling someone to handle it for me. I was worried about high prices and even higher judgement lol. Safari Landscaping was a Godsend! They definitely "tamed" my overgrown yard at a reasonable price, with quality work, and attention to detail. Mark was patient, knowledgable, on time, and quick to respond to my requests. I don't have to worry about my lawn becoming overgrown again, because I'll be calling on Safari Landscaping regularly! Don't miss out on this gem of a company!!!

  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke J.
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They were very professional and quick! I will be using them for all my landscaping needs!

Steele Lawn Service
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bruce G.
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Since Steele Pine Straw became our landscaper we have notice a major improvement in the quality and look of our property. The straw has a rich color that enhances our curb appeal. Great job guys.

Simply Lawns and Landscapes
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
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Just like clock work... Justen and his crew are always there, and there's nothing like coming home to a clean, freshly manicured lawn at the end of the day. His quick and easy payment methods also make doing business with him a breeze. I highly recommend Simply Lawns and Landscapes!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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