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Detroit Backyard Specialists

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XXXLandscape & Lawncare
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Lionel W.
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I wanted to clear out some old dead trees and weeds from the backyard and clean up our Landscaping in the front yard. Benito came how to the house give us a great price and then put us on the schedule for the next week. I need a completed our project it was absolutely perfect I will be calling him again for another project for a soon. Thanks, Benito for your hard work and professionalism. If you’re looking for someone to do a lanscape project for a great price and great work Benito’s definitely the guy to call. Lionel

Gray's Outdoor Services
4.1
from 156 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Erin F.
Verified review

Tom was outstanding. Called for the first time Monday morning and by Wednesday at noon our backyard was done. Fast, professional and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone. We are already planning our next project we want him to do.

  • 12 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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Great experience with this company! I needed sod laid in my backyard and some arborvitae’s trimmed. They were very prompt and came out the next day and completed an excellent job! I would highly recommend this company to anyone and it was a bonus that they were out almost immediately! They were very polite and communicated very well during the process and keeping me informed.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe J.
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Very responsive and professional landscaping company. Did a great job in or backyard! Would definitely hire again for any future project.

Mr. B's Outdoor Services
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond S.
Verified review

The Guys came out and raked our leaves and we had a lot.....plus we have a large backyard. It saved my husband and I a lot of aches and pains. lol They did a great job and will hire them again :)

M of G Property Maintenance
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Zee R.
Verified review

Mr Sal was a true professional and estimated our backyard and patio remidelling.He was flexible and availaible to discuss the plan.We went over everything but unfortumately our project is on hold for now for our personal reasons. Mr Sal is a through professional and has exceptional ideas.

Encore outdoor services #1
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Removed the 20 ft. pine tree in the backyard. I was amazed on the care of not ruining the flower bed. I did not have to do any cleanup afterwards. Truly appreciated that!The job was done very professionally! Yes, I will hire them again!! A very happy customer!

ZLM Services, LLC
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie K.
Verified review

ZLM takes care of all my outdoor needs. From grass to snow and everything in between. They are always on time and very polite. Last year they removed and replaced all my landscaping in my front and backyard. They always go the extra mile to make sure I have the best looking yard on the block!

Hector Vazquez
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Debi B.
Verified review

Hector's expertise was extremely helpful when he first consulted with us about the job. He had great ideas that we would not have thought of on our own. We had some exposed aggregate decorative work done on our driveway and walkway to our front door. Hector suggested lights in the concrete along both and it looks incredible. Very happy with the results! Will be using his services again in the spring in the backyard!

Nico's Lawn Care
4.1
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
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Nico did a excellent job when he cut and edged my lawn. Part of my backyard was like a swamp and Nico had no problem mowing it. Good rates and amazing work.

Quickscapes Landscaping LLC
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Heather R.
Verified review

Alex was great! He was very quick to respond. Other companies I’ve contacted told me they couldn’t come out to the house until the following week just to measure for an estimate; but Alex was able to come the very same day! That same week he was able to schedule me to remove a ton of rocks in my backyard. He was very quick, responsive, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. My backyard looks great! Would definitely recommend!

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Elegant Lawn Care LLC
4.3
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua C.
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Needed lawn care in a hurry did great job

  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Dave B.
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I had a great experience with Hendrickson Property Maintenance. Jason is very professional and listened to the ideas that my wife and I wanted for our backyard landscape project. He quoted us a fair price and completed the work to our expectation. He was patient with our design changes and had great suggestions. I would hire him again for future projects.

N'Spire Landscape Services
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dominick W.
Verified review

I have been using Anthony for the past 2 summers to take of our entire landscape, including mulch, cleanup, trimming, and also a well done walkway in my backyard. He always makes sure to exceed your expectations at a great price compared to the other companies I used to have.

Shores Landscaping
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Norma S.
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He cut my backyard where no one wanted to and he’s wants to do good

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Travis lawn care
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob Z.
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I hired Travis to tear down an old play structure in my backyard. He came by and took care of the whole project within three hours. He did a great job for a very fair price.

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Potager Garden Design, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracey B.
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I needed guidance redesigning our front yard landscape. Jessica listened to my wants and obstacles (deer) and carefully designed a plan that included all the plants I love, while introducing me to new things as well. Her design incorporated items we already had, which helped our budget. Her plan was comprehensive, including a detailed plant list and soil instructions. We will definitely hire her again when we tackle the backyard.

  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Mark and his team have been cutting our grass for the last 3 years and have always done an outstanding job. All of his crews are very professional and courteous. If I have ever needed any extra work they are willing to help out. My backyard gate is too small for a ride on lawn mower so they have to use a push lawn mower and they have always been able to accommodate our landscaping needs. Thank you for the great service you provide at our home.

Bob's Lawn Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jalena B.
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Bob did an excellent job with my grass. It was cut perfectly, making my lawn look amazing. I am definitely keeping him as my lawn care specialist.

Leafers Lawncare
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
Verified review

John did a BEAUTIFUL job at a very reasonable price for me in my front & backyard with his Spring clean-up!!! With his mature experience, it’s a joy to see someone who pays meticulous attention to detail and works so hard on the job for you. He was very good about staying in touch by text since I couldn’t be home at the time. He sent me photos of his work before he left. He even swept up the curbside in the street in front of my house!!! John not only exceeded my expectations with his work, he offered up more landscaping ideas which I am taking him up on now!

Village Tree Service
2.3
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Bradley G.
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hello, i would like to jobs help worker clean up trees and brush so let me know if you need hired call me e-mail thanks brad

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.

How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed?

Regular lawn maintenance can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Professional lawn care prices will vary based on the regional cost to do business and regional cost of labor, the size of your lawn, and any additional services you may desire such as edging or mulching. The national average for lawn mowing costs is $30-$50. Pros may charge an hourly rate, a flat rate or by the square foot (an acre contains 43,560 square feet). Square footage rates factor in the professional’s time, the use of their equipment, and the gas to operate the mower. Distance may also affect cost: If you live outside the company’s standard service range, you may pay an additional travel fee. Here are some examples of average prices for mowing and lawn maintenance:

  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
    • Bimonthly: $40 per service/$80 per month.
    • One time only: $45 per service.
      • Prices include 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.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour (including travel, equipment costs and labor).
  • Lot size:
    • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35.
    • Half-acre lot: $50.
    • One-acre lot: $100.
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