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DeKalb Landscapers

Browse these landscaping companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in DeKalb.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve Y.
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Great work, very professional amd he knows what he’s doing. But wasn’t cheap though. Quality landscaping job for sure.

  • 12 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Natalia H.
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Great service and awesome lawn care, landscaping design. Highly recommended!

Whitetail Landscapes, Inc.
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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We are so happy with the landscaping project Kyle and his crew did off our patio! They had to did all the terrible clay out and put in a drainage system they then put in compost and the plants he chose look so great! Thank you so much for the wonderful garden! They worked so hard and cleaned up the site like nothing ever happened he even power washed our sidewalk! Thx so much we will definitely use whitetail again and tell all our friends!

Skylight Landscaping
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Tony D.
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Skylight Landscaping did some fairly large weeding, mulching and boulder projects around my house. Wonderful job done, exactly as I asked for. Very nice people to work with as well. Thank you!

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Paul, owner of PTL Landscaping, is truly great to work with! I needed my 95-year old aunt's lawn to be taken care of since I live an hour away and was selling her home. The close was postponed 3 times and Paul took care of the lawn each time I called him - sometimes at the last minute. There are tons of landscaping companies in the Bensenville area. I highly recommend PTL Landscaping because I experienced excellent customer service and fair prices by a truly caring individual whom I had called via the Thumbtack website. Thank you so much Paul you helped me when I was going through a difficult time. Susan Malizia

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Bud to Blossom
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jodi D.
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Linda is great! I know nothing about plants and she was so helpful. She assessed my landscape and measured. Soon after she scheduled a time to come back to my home with her ideas of plants to use in a personal board on Pinterest which I thought was great! I didn't have to do any research. Not only is she awesome at what she does she is extremely reasonably priced! I will definitely call her again for more landscaping as well as maintenance.

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Diverse Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Swathi A.
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David and team were easy to work with. Extremely knowledgeable and delivered a great service. We are happy with our new front yard and cant wait to see how it all grows! Highly recommend Diverse services for your landscaping needs.

Juan C. Landscaping
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Frank F.
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Juan cut down or tree and removed the stump. He was great! While he was there, we discussed some other landscaping issues and ended up hiring him to do some more things. He had some good ideas that helped us and did a great job for us at a reasonable price. Will definitely use him again if the need arises.

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

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Gonzalez f landscaping
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shuqin T.
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I was very happy about my experience with Gonzalez Landscaping. They are hard working people with excellent work ethics. They showed up on my property early in the morning, just as they promised they would. They started their job with good planning. Things went nice and smooth. They cut down four trees, chopped up the wood in firewood size, laid them neatly by the fence, hauled branches away, and even cleaned up the yard for me. Everything was finished in 2 or 3 hours. No damage, no mess. Four people coordinated very well, because they know what they are doing. I highly recommend Gonzalez and will use them again.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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George A.
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José from Sandoval Landscaping did a great job. He is truly a professional that knows his skill. Price, quality, and delivery are spot on! Will definitely hire him for future projects.

Ray Kay’s Lawn Service
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Angela R.
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Ray Kay’s lawn service was awesome - he was very responsive and great with communication. Also really appreciated the Veteran’s discount. The work was done in budget and made our tight deadline of cleaning up our landscaping and weeding before our family party. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service to a friend or neighbor - and I plan on using them again in the future!

Daily Rain Inc.
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Julie A.
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Fantastic service responsive and very fair pricing. Highly recommend this irrigation service. We had several quotes and many wouldn’t even come out because we didn’t have a previous contract with them. They were professional and diagnosed the problem right away. Received a detailed estimate and then even came back right away again when we needed more help with an unrelated problem. Other companies we called gave us a flat per hour rate and couldn’t even estimate the amount of time required and they are 4 star companies. Use this company- you will not be sorry. Even my picky husband was thrilled.

  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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The most reliable lawn service you will ever have! Fair pricing and quality work.

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Liz T.
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Joni did an incredible job with our landscape design. Will definitely be working with her again!

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Yuritzy #4 Corp
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Timothy K.
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He was prompt and met all our landscaping needs. Anytime I needed something he was there! Great customer service. Would highly recommend.

Anderson Davis Landscaping
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Victor A.
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Anderson Davis Landscaping is the company to go with for all things landscaping. They do excellent work. The owner is a stand up guy to work with. He is honest and true to his word, quick responses and his team shows up when they say they will show up. I refuse to use any other company other than Anderson Davis

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gonzalez f landscaping
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Don H.
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These guys were amazing. The work they did was top notch and much more affordable than other companies on Thumbtack. Our backyard beds were an absolute disaster. We gave them our vision and they made it happen...and they went above and beyond by doing some extra work they thought would look good. We are extremely pleased with our final product and would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking to do some landscaping!

  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis T.
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Did a good job will hire in the future

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terry K.
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Efrain and crew were friendly, courteous, hard working and knowledgeable. Fees were reasonable and the work was done very well. Spring clean-up and mulching top-notch.

Ground Maintenance Group
3.9
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
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Definitely would use again! German responded quickly to meet with us to see what landscaping we wanted done. The work crew was wonderful and everything was completed professionally, on time and as agreed. Even my neighbors stopped him to schedule landscaping for themselves!

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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