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Chicago Backyard Landscapers

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Landscapes by David
4.7
from 91 reviews
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Rebekka B.
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Juan was excellent. He offered reasonable prices for high quality work and gave really good advice on what would work well for our backyard area. He also kept in touch and offered advice on my vegetable garden and reminded me to water the plants when it was really hot outside :-)

  • 12 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Desir M.
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We've had a great experience working with Julio's Lawn Care. He is responsive, dependable and professional. We needed the lawn mowed at our previous house before we moved out and were in a pinch. We contacted Julio that day and he was able to accommodate us. His crew also did a great job removing the weeds and cleaning up our backyard. We highly recommend Julio and his team!

Skylight Landscaping
4.5
from 53 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
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Linda and Robert did a great job leveling some land in my backyard and also installing a French Drain system. They were very neat, got the job done quickly and for a fair price. Very hardworking company, highly recommend

Lawn of the Land
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Cath C.
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Brilliant landscapers / gardening team! Will be using again and again!

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy K.
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I consider myself a rather particular consumer and Paul exceeded expectations. Thank you for a job well done. I'll be using you when we landscape our backyard.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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I loved the fact they were 2 hardworking college entrepreneurs. They were professional, on time, communicative and eager to please. Their cost was the best out there. They also perform other jobs such as moving and landscaping. I would recommend them to all out there and would not hesitate to call upon them again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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We received our first service yesterday, a Spring Clean-up and they did a fantastic job. Looking forward to working with Martell Landscaping and Tree Service this season.

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Bud to Blossom
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karren P.
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Linda always does a wonderful job on my landscaping. My plants and bushes flourish and are well taken care of her year after year. She starts and maintains my garden for me and I always have the best crop! You will not go wrong with services from Bud to Blossom!

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Diverse Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Working with David was wonderful,jet greatest Landscaper Designer I believe! They where easy to work with,they did a great job on a forest clean out that I had on my backyard and made new beds with fresh premium mulch, but also integrating my own plants , Just waiting on few plants until it gets warmer. But wow! Great team ! Highly recommend for quality work and attention to detail.

Brass Lawn Care Inc
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lani J.
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Brass Lawn Care fixed 10 posts on my backyard fence. They got everything done pretty quickly in one day, and they had by far the best price out of 5 other quotes. We've paid them by check and at this point in time, I am just waiting for the receipt which is to be emailed to me.

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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
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Great service, landscapers were professional and friendly.

West Lake Properties LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Janet M.
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The best lawn care company in Northwest Indiana. I’ll never use another property management company again. Thanks again Angie and Chris!

Supergreen Landscaping Corp.
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen K.
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I am extremely happy with the service. I barely know they where there ( all lawn furniture put back and more importantly our gate is closed) They are in/out in no time flat but the quality of work does not suffer for their quickness! The price is more than reasonable. My grass has never looked better. Would highly recommend.

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Culturelle3 Designs, Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie B.
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OUTSTANDING SERVICE! We could not have been more pleased with the hard work and dedication of Jose and his crew. Rain and all, they provided such a clean look to our landscaping. I am sure we will receive many compliments from our neighbors and those driving by on how nice our landscaping is. Carolina was wonderful to work with going around our busy schedules. She is very responsive... no waiting for answers. I have dealt with many landscapers here, in Wisconsin and Iowa and hands down, this company is the best. We look forward to working with them again. Many thanks for such wonderful service!

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Three brothers landscaping
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
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Did an excellent job cleaning up our backyard. The new sod looks amazing and they created a play area for our playset and sandbox. They were very helpful and also brought new mulch and built our playground. We will definitely use them again for any future landscaping projects we may have.

Daily Rain Inc.
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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Mario and his team were amazing. They responded quickly to this post, came out promptly for a quote and then were able to immediately do the work. The sprinkler system works perfectly now. They installed a Rachio system (which is recommended by Wirecutter) - it's very cool - works on wifi, and is a smart/eco friendly system that integrates the weather/rain into its schedule. Also, they were well below their competitors' prices. We couldn't recommend them more!

Endless Greens
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Julie N.
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Endless Greens did a fantastic job with my backyard. I am beyond happy : )

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Yuritzy #4 Corp
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frederick M.
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So far so good with our new landscaper! We had new sod laid, some new bushes planted and an overall spring maintenance, including new mulch. Yuritzy was responsive and the contract was detailed and through regarding the services.

  • 30 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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We have worked with Jerry for over 12 years. When he sold his company we were devastated. But he has started a new adventure in helping us design and coordinate. He has set us up with landscapers he personally guarantees. I wish him the best of luck and will be using him on our new house. Thanks, Mr. Hill Oakbrook

Yonnhy Landscaping
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Yonnhy came out within days to mow our lawn and did a great job.

M&M Landscape Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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The guys were great, and did a fantastic job. Recommend them to anyone for any of their landscaping needs. They’re great with detail. I have three other buildings for which I’ll be using them for. Very professional.

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.

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