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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
ANDREY G.
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I wanted to plant 7 trees. The guys came in three days and made this work very fast and professional. Excellent! I'm very thankful! I'll refer to this company again if I need to do some landscape works on my backyard. Affordable price.

Whitetail Landscapes, Inc.
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I am so happy with the landscape design and installion by Kyle and his team. The project could not have been smoother. Kyle presented a bid and design plan which was agreed on and that is exactly what was delivered on the day scheduled. I asked for a couple of changes to the plant material which was taken care of and did not affect the installation date at all. I was impressed with how quickly the project was completed, because I had anticipated weather issues. Would definitely recommend Kyle to my friends and plan to call on them again in the Fall.

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
Sandy G.
Verified review

They turned our backyard from a mess into a beautiful landscaped lawn with nicely cut curves for flowerbeds. All of the sod took root and is high quality. Roberto and team were thoughtful, knowledgeable, on time and thorough. I will try to share before and after pics. Highly recommend. Btw, I had to pay upfront to buy materials, which I get, but it made me worry at first, since I’ve never worked with them before. That turned out to be no problem at all. Everything went off without a hitch. And even after it was done, they checked in to be sure we were happy with it.

  • 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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Bud to Blossom
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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So far, it has been a pleasure to work with Linda. She emails or texts right back, she was interested in our project and listened to what we were hoping for. I am optimistic that we will be thrilled with our new garden area!

  • 12 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
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EM Landscape did a great job resounding by backyard. He used to grade sod. He also did a top job cleaning out an over grown bed. They do good job with weekly mowing.

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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.

New Design Hardscape
4.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Clay W.
Verified review

Fernando was great and a pleasure to work with. Any request that my wife or I threw at him was not an issue. He is so dedicated to his customers on my project he lost couple days due to weather and an unforseen problem with a place to take the dirt. He came on Easter Sunday to finish the job in the time frame he gave me. I would recommend him to any one. I have already given him a heads up that I will be using him to do my driveway in a year or two to match my gorgeous new patio.

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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.

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Culturelle3 Designs, Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meagan H.
Verified review

I talked with Carolina. She gave me a quote and I have talked to her on the phone. She is very nice, and double checked what needed to be done. The days were changed, but that's because Saturday's weather was rainy. She asked if it was okay if her guys came on Friday instead. I was very pleased and happy that she double checked with me. Jose and his brother came to my house. They did a wonderful job on my front yard. (That's all I asked for) A lot better than what I can do. Thank you Culturelle3 Designs, Inc. for doing a wonderful job and saving my back on this hard work. Will hire again.

T.R.Scapes
4.0
from 17 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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T.R. Scapes did a fantastic job with my backyard. It was in TERRIBLE shape! Overgrown big time and the whole yard looked like a jungle. They removed a tree stump, trimmed my tree's, took out all the weeds and buckthorn that was everywhere in the yard. It now looks completely different and so much bigger and clean looking. Looks fabulous. My only disappointment was that I had asked for sod for the entire front and backyard. I only received two areas of sod in the backyard. Overall they are fabulous for cleaning up your yard. Mine was a true mess. Everyone extremely polite, very hard working and professional.

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

Joni Pawlek of My Secret Garden redesigned my garden, and landscaped my back yard. She had great ideas, incorporating my ideas, and improving on them. The flowers she brought were beautiful, and healthy...they were thoughtfully placed in areas perfect for them in appearance, and based on their needs. After she finished with the back, I had her redesign the front of the house. Joni was a pleasure to work with. Pleasant, professional, and prompt. It was a good experience for us, and we will continue to give her our landscaping business.

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 : )

  • 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

ED tree service
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
Verified review

ED Tree Service Did A Fantastic Job. They responded quickly after two other Tree Services I made appointments with did not show up or call me back. ED Tree Service Provided A great price for 3 trees I wanted cut in my backyard and did a good job cleaning up after themselves. I will definitely recommend them for your lawn care needs.

M&M Landscape Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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M&M Landscape Design is an excellent company; they provide quality service at a fair price and they work very hard; they do a great job communicating all aspects of the job to the customer and they take great pride in their work; their owner Miroslav "Mikki" Momirovic is a true first class professional and a subject matter expert for anything and everything landscape design; I highly recommend M&M Landscape Design to anyone searching for quality landscape design services.

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gonzalez f landscaping
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don H.
Verified review

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!

D. Tellez Landscaping
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
L. L.
Verified review

Daniel and he crew were great to work with. Gave me good solutions to backyard . Thanks!! See you for fall clean up!

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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Need a Landscape Designer

Arlington Heights, IL

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: Yes, Tree/shrub planting: Yes, Tree/shrub removal: Yes, Flower beds: Yes, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: Yes, Outdoor lighting: Yes, Stump grinding and removal: No
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Entire property
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design, I also need a contractor to install the design
  • Details
    House is being remodeled and it has destroyed the current landscaping, and the foot print needs to be modified. We are also looking for recommendations on play area in backyard for the kids and how to configure landscape around this.
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