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Des Moines Landscapers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Dane B.
Verified review

I would strongly recommend Steven and his team. Very responsive throughout the whole process and very thorough with their work. I had them paint the exterior of our house and I wouldn't hesitate to hire them for any of the services they offer.

Iowa Premium Lawn Service
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Had a large landscaped area sprayed, re-sheeted, and mulched. Oscar and team were prompt getting it done, great quality of work and well-priced. Would use them again! Thanks!

Norwalk Seasonal Services
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Chris E.
Verified review

My yard provides extreme landscaping challenges, yet it looks better than it has in twenty years. Clayton listens and his crew is extremely hard working.

Cutting Hedge Services
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
Verified review

I needed to have some repair work done on stone steps in my landscaping and a new planter created. Russ explained what needed to be done, what it would cost and the time required. He estimated all of them correctly. He would not accept my payment until we walked through his work and I was satisfied.

TEAM Lawncare, LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Quick and reliable! Looking forward to his help with landscaping in the spring as well as mowing!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan R.
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Ignacio did a great job. He was quick and efficient. He even took the time to cut up some of the bigger branches and left for us to use for firewood. They left the yard cleaner than before they got here. We'll definitely call again for future yard and tree needs. 😁

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julia R.
Verified review

Troy is very dedicated to helping out with the yards and plantings of our many properties. We appreciate his ideas and hard work!

S&E Property Care
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Dave has been in charge of my lawn for several years now. We have had him do snow removal, mowing & trimming, weed control, and landscaping. Everything is done professionally, and my lawn is beautiful. I would highly recommend his company to anyone.

InExterior Property Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy K.
Verified review

Excellent job! I was surprised that the job went so smoothly because of the many facets Mark came in with a team of hard workers who pulled weeds, aerating,slice seeder grass seed, and trimmed all trees and bushes. They hauled away all the debris and cleaned up the yard. I would recommend highly recommend them

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex V.
Verified review

Ridgeview Lawn Care responded quickly to my call and was a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended!

RedBud Landscaping
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Justin D.
Verified review

Redbud Landscapes communicated well, and were able to quickly execute our drainage project. My wife an I were impressed at the timeliness and professionalism displayed from Redbud. -Justin

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I am an independent contractor, and my business is locally owned. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. I value quality, open communication and honesty.

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We are a group of hard workers who understand what it takes to be better than competing business. We offer discounts for military and 65+.

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Earl May offers a custom landscape to any customer, no matter how big or small. Earl May offers a 2 year plant garuntee with any landscape installation. Earl May is a full service landscape company. Landscapes, Hardscapes, Spring, Fall, and Season-long Maintenance, and Snow Removal.

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Professional lawn services... Mowing, aerating, hedging, clean ups, landscape, fertilization and weed control

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We specialize in lawn beautification. We give free estimates. We provide effective and efficient services. We also do tilling, mowing, retaining walls and gardening.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide all lawn and landscaping needs at a very competitive rate. Our services are 100% reliable with some of the finest quality the industry has to offer. We are fully certified and trained and would love to provide you with an estimate for your needs today. We are employee owned and operated.

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We do all kinds of landscaping work, including patios and walls of all kinds.

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I will do most handyman projects. I have worked on many different projects and am currently working on starting my construction business. My work is fast, and I genuinely care about the finished product and take adequate time to achieve a good result.

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We offer professional residential and commercial lawn maintenance and landscaping. We are prompt, neat, and dependable, with several years of experience.

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I am fluent with a multitude of different tasks and am always looking to expand my horizon. Whether it's being your personal assistant or cleaning/reorganizing your garages, basements, barns, and yards, landscaping, field work, or simply taking your critters on a walk. I'm here to help. Basically, the Odds N Ends of tasks you don't want to do...I Do Them.

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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Need Lawncare Services for a Large-Sized Lawn

Des Moines, IA

  • Lawncare type
    De-weeding & weed prevention, Seeding or overseeding, Fertilizer application, Aeration
  • Estimated lawn size
    Large (5,000-10,000 sq ft)
  • Frequency
    Other (Once a month for two months.)
  • Details
    We are hoping to move in 2 months and want to get the lawn looking nice this spring to sell.
  • $35
    Average price
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