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  • 12 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Anandit J.
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Anthony is an honest, hardworking guy who will also come up with design recommendations for the landscaping. I highly recommend Anthony, who not only did landscaping but the cost within promised budged and timeline.... good Luck ...

  • 18 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Kruthi V.
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Adelso was prompt and reasonable at giving us a quote. He was able to work around our schedule and worked hard on prettifying our backyard. He has done a great job and we will definitely continue to hire him for our future jobs!

  • 7 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Sid D.
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Obed and his team are experts at what they do. They were able to clean out our backyard, front yard, side yard all in one go with ease. They even cleaned up the Boston ivy that was creeping all over our yard. Attention to detail and getting the job done right is something that Obed knows. I'd hire him again on the future (I've already planned on it!).

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P.M.J. Landscaping
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia M.
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I couldn't be more thrilled with the job P.M.J. Landscaping did. He cleared out an area of my backyard that had been completely overgrown. It looks fabulous. Very professional and timely service. I will definitely call again.

Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
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excellent work! steve worked with us to design our project - priced it and hit budget. project included - install 3 granite steps - replace 2 concrete slabs with granite + build 2 paving stone walk aways

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  • 44 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad S.
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MSF Landscapes recently reconstructed our barren city backyard into a shade garden paradise. Initially they leveled the backyard then laid down the hardscape. This was followed by plantings, installation of a drip irrigation/sprinkler system, arbor (with natural log posts) and mulching of the garden. In total they did everything, no sub contractors necessary with this company. Mark was great to work with very responsive and always pleasant. His mason/project manager, Jay, was fantastic and a very talented worker. He was also amenable to subtle change and a pleasure to work with. The rest of his crew was very professional and a pleasure to have around. His crew went so far as to mulch our front beds when they happened to have extra mulch after completion of the backyard which was very much appreciated. In conclusion, the job was very high quality and well done. We are exceptionally pleased with the job. I will post

  • 15 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki Z.
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Great fast tree removal service. I made arrangements with Rony and he was very nice. I will need more work done in my backyard so I will be doing business again soon!

A.merida landscaping Inc
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Len C.
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I cannot say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with Anibal and his exceptional crew. He exceeded every expectation that I had in terms of quality, increasing the size of his crew to finish earlier than he originally quoted, not nickel dimming me when it came to small changes that were made, and perhaps most valuable, demonstrating a keen sense of design to match His craft. It is rare these days to find trades people who care as much as Anibal does when it comes to satisfying his customer. I look forward to working with Anibal on future landscaping projects. A joy to work with

Harvest Gardens LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Karla V.
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Excellent! Dan did an amazing job! On top of that he has great people skills A+ for Dan on customer service! We will definently have him come back for more gardening and landscape design.

Hernandez Landscaping
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Rita C.
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Very professional!!! I'm so happy with my new backyard. Highly recommend.

  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lars H.
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I was impressed with the work ethics of New Beginning Landscaping. They came out right away for an estimate and started to renew my whole backyard and upgrade my front flower beds the day that we agreed. The crew is hard working and even stayed over hours to finish the new grass project. I am planning to hire them again for my regular yard maintenance. I am glad I found them through Thumbtack.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Terry B.
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Mike was a pleasure to work with, from start to finish. Our yard was in very rough shape but Mike came and did all of the things I asked him to do (trim trees and hedges; cut back an overgrown lilac bush, remove any debris from the backyard, etc). Mike and his workman did an excellent job, and the price was very fair. I highly recommend Mike, and we will be hiring him again in the spring! :)

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Mass Lawn Pros
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard B.
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Alex did a great job clearing the back dirt lot of my property. I tried to get another contractor to the job, and they did not want to get involved, due to the lot being dirt and a steep slope. Luckily I found Alex to take on the job, and he got it done! Alex is very easy to deal with, and the price was better than expected. I will be using him in the future for more landscape/design work. I would highly recommend him, he’s very easy to deal with.

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disere construction
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliana P.
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Fernando did a nice patio on my backyard and a great rapair on my front stairs Thanks for the great job

The Finest Landscaping
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Liana S.
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Prompt response. Work hard. Competitive prices. Did an excellent job clearing large areas of weeds and prooning. Very knowledgeable about plants. Would definitely recommend.

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
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John and his team did an outstanding job taking out my backyard pond. The job was started immediately and they worked each day till it was completed. The completed job looks excellent and was done with high quality. He would check in with me each day and let me know how it was coming along. John’s Landscaping is efficient and thorough. They even made sure they cleaned up everything when they left. I would highly recommend them for services.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah S.
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Siedeh is completely amazing! She has a keen eye for beauty, and I truly appreciate the care with which she arranges a garden for my own benefit as well as the plants and the soil. Every spring for the past 8 years, I have hired her to build the garden in my small patio, and each year she creates a work of art. She works with me to decide the combinations of colors and types of plants, then designs a plan that will work with the lighting, condition of the soil, circumstance of the family dog needing toilet space, etc. On the day that she builds the garden, she involves my children and teaches them about caring for the Earth. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Siedeh and her work!

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
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Elio Solis came the day before to give me an estimate. The next day he removed my tree and stump and replaced the soil. He removed big tree limbs. He made some recommendations. His price was reasonable. I would definitely hire him again.

YardPanel
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gong K.
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The YardPanel team was truly a pleasure to work with. They did the front yard design and worked with our contractor to correct some of the existing plantings. We now have a front yard that is the talk of the neighborhood and people often stop to admire the waves of color that come throughout the season. I do my own maintenance and YardPanel is available whenever I had questions. We're looking to expand our front border again this year and are looking forward to working with YardPanel again!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Giliane T.
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On our first meeting, Mr. Barbosa was able to explain in very clear details the steps and duration of my project(installing a chain link fence in my backyard). The quote that he proposed in his estimate were reasonable compared to other estimates in the area. He is a very skillful and courteous contractor and the quality of his work is superior. I would hire him again for other landscaping projects and I also would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and dependable contractor.

Tile By Design, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
Mary R.
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Tile by Design did a great tile job in our kitchen. Mark was very quick getting back to us with a quote. The work was done in a timely and professional manner to our delight. We will probably hire them again to tile our bathroom.

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 landscape design

Burlington, MA

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No, Other: contemporary landscape design
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard, Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I need consultation on design
  • Details
    need ideas
  • $200
    Average price
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