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5. Fredrick county tree Services
4.8 from 13 reviews
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4.8 (13)

Outdoor Landscaping and Design

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
I cannot provide enough positive feedback for this gentleman. Five stars definitely isn't enough to thank him for retrieving my drone from a large tree in the woods. I submitted an unusual request to have my drone retrieved from a tree in the forest and this man responded to me with a very fair quote and was able to come out the same day. He put himself at risk by climbing up a large tree and was able to retrieve my drone. I am happy to save that even after rain and 2+ days up in a tree, my drone still appears to be fully functional. If his tree services are anywhere close to the level of effort he placed in my unusual request, you have to hire this man! Thank you thank you thank you!
I cannot provide enough positive feedback for this gentleman. Five stars definitely isn't enough to thank him for retrieving my drone from a large tree in the woods. I submitted an unusual request to have my drone retrieved from a tree in the forest and this man responded to me with a very fair quote and was able to come out the same day. He put himself at risk by climbing up a large tree and was able to retrieve my drone. I am happy to save that even after rain and 2+ days up in a tree, my drone still appears to be fully functional. If his tree services are anywhere close to the level of effort he placed in my unusual request, you have to hire this man! Thank you thank you thank you!
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8. klawnandgarden
4.8 from 50 reviews
4.8 (50)
4.8 (50)

Outdoor Landscaping and Design

  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
I originally didn't want to give a review until the spring, when the bulbs Khamis planted would emerge from the ground and I would be able to see that part of his work. But Thumbtack prompted me so now I'm giving a review. Khamis did a nice job based on everything I can see. He cleared out all the weeds in my back and front yard, including dead plants, and planted new things--bushes and a tree that are now (Oct) visible above ground, and flower bulbs that won't be visible until the spring. I very much appreciated that he explained to me garden-technical issues along the way (something I like to know as I am ignorant in this field). If the Thumbtack system will let me, I will update this review in the spring for the reasons mentioned above.
I originally didn't want to give a review until the spring, when the bulbs Khamis planted would emerge from the ground and I would be able to see that part of his work. But Thumbtack prompted me so now I'm giving a review. Khamis did a nice job based on everything I can see. He cleared out all the weeds in my back and front yard, including dead plants, and planted new things--bushes and a tree that are now (Oct) visible above ground, and flower bulbs that won't be visible until the spring. I very much appreciated that he explained to me garden-technical issues along the way (something I like to know as I am ignorant in this field). If the Thumbtack system will let me, I will update this review in the spring for the reasons mentioned above.

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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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