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West Des Moines Landscapers

Browse these landscaping companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Des Moines.

  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Dane B.
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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.

Cutting Hedge Services
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
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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
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jiyuan K.
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I have used the lawn care service from Green Keepers Lawn and Landscape LLC. Ignacio is friendly and easy to talk to. He has reasonable pricing. I would highly recommend him.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julia R.
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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.
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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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler B.
Verified review

Colby the owner did great and will use him again for sure! Great rates , great timeframes and great work over all thank you so much

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

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Keaton F.
Verified review

Great service and he takes pride in his work.

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

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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.

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

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We do general carpentry, decks, handyman, painting, barnboard furniture, landscape design, retaining walls, patios, walkways and more.

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Free estimated competitive price experienced with skid loaders tractors exc great new equipment willing to do about anything to get the job done right and efficient

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

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Urbandale, IA

  • Lawncare type
    Seeding or overseeding, Other (repairing lawn)
  • Estimated lawn size
    Large (5,000-10,000 sq ft)
  • Frequency
    As needed
  • Details
    We recently moved into a new home and the builder put sod in. The ground underneath is not even, and some of the sod is not grown in while others have not merged together
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