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5. Russel J Lokun Landscape
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Outdoor Landscaping and Design

  • Serves Elgin, IL
Since 1990, Russel Lokun has been in the business of creating landscape masterpieces, including adding beautiful custom brickwork to the design and installation of landscape projects. Complete Planning We are well equipped to handle projects from the most complicated, such as complete planning for new construction/remodeling, to the simplest, such as a perennial garden. Regardless of the job size, we provide the personal attention needed to each and every client. Our goal is to make your project personal - our pride and quality workmanship will make your next project perfect! Unilock Authorized Installer We are a Unilock authorized installer, licensed and insured. From driveways and walkways, to custom patios and outdoor kitchens, we have the creativity and the know-how to make your vision come to life. Contact Us today for a free estimate and start enjoying your new landscape this summer!See more
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Since 1990, Russel Lokun has been in the business of creating landscape masterpieces, including adding beautiful custom brickwork to the design and installation of landscape projects. Complete Planning We are well equipped to handle projects from the most complicated, such as complete planning for new construction/remodeling, to the simplest, such as a perennial garden. Regardless of the job size, we provide the personal attention needed to each and every client. Our goal is to make your project personal - our pride and quality workmanship will make your next project perfect! Unilock Authorized Installer We are a Unilock authorized installer, licensed and insured. From driveways and walkways, to custom patios and outdoor kitchens, we have the creativity and the know-how to make your vision come to life. Contact Us today for a free estimate and start enjoying your new landscape this summer!

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

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.

What is included in lawn service?

Full-service lawn care companies typically offer a wide range of lawn care services, including mowing, mulching, landscaping, leaf removal, tree and shrub care, and more. 

Companies may offer additional specialty services, depending on your location and the type of business. For example, a company may provide seasonal maintenance services such as aeration, hedge trimming and weeding, while another offers pest control, seeding services and grub control. 

Contact the best lawn care services near you to see what kinds of services they provide.

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.

Reviews for Elgin landscapers
Teri Y.
Brothers Landscaping was quick to reach out to me and quick to schedule my project once we agreed on a price. Their work was done in less than 2 days and they made sure to inform me that they would gladly return if needed in case I was not completely satified with their work. Price was very competitive and I will use them again for other landscape projects sure to come!!!
Brothers landscapingBrothers landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
As a new home owner, I am never short of projects. The overgrown trees in my backyard that were beginning to touch my house and the huge mature tree between my neighbor and I (which had 20 feet branches hovering over my roof) were clearly not DIY projects I could handle. After requesting several estimates from pronounced "reputable/reliable" local landscapers on google and being stood up several times for estimates or not called back at all, I finally came across Michael's company via Thumbtack. He promptly called me the same day I requested the quote and physically came to see the project to give me an estimate. He was professional, punctual and took the time to explain the work that needed to be done. His estimate was fair and reasonable. We set an appointment that day for the work to be done later in the week. Today was the appointment. Again, he was punctual, professional and informative. His crew got the work done and cleared away in just a few hours. Even my neighbor was so impressed by his work that he asked him for an estimate for some work on his house while his crew was clearing the last of the branches away. I would absolutely recommend Michael Janachowski to anyone looking for landscape work and will definitely use him again in the future!
Superior Lawn CareSuperior Lawn Care
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