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Grand Rapids Backyard Designers

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D&T Services
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany W.
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Doug and team removed my old hot tub from my backyard. They arrived on time and worked quickly. I could tell they knew what they were doing. I was very pleased with their work! I absolutely plan to call them again.

JH Lawn Care
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Jason A.
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I had an overgrown backyard and the crew at JH Lawn Care did a great job on the cleanup.

Top Notch Pros, Inc.
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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Honest work for an honest price! Andrew was professional, patient, and willing to work with our backyard vision. Our backyard has been completely transformed, but Andrew was always mindful of our costs.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kd M.
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5 stars is not enough!!! I was in a jam, my own equipment was down and the grass in my backyard grows frighteningly fast. I waited over a week for someone who showed up when I was gone, did half the job and never came back. No-one else would even consider helping me without my agreeing to an expensive weekly contract. Some never returned calls or messages. The grass in the back was overgrown (knee-hi) and it was busting hot that day. I know it took longer than they anticipated but they stuck to it. I don't have the words to express how grateful I am to the Greenscape's team. When I am able to hire full time service (I don't like yard work!) the first and only call will be to Gabriel. I will recommend Greenscape's exclusively whenever the topic of lawn maintenance/landscaping comes up. Greenscape's did an amazing job at a fair price!

Fish Creek Engineering LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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Great work in design, building specifications for Request for Proposal to meet Federal and State guidelines and project oversight including review of Federal Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Compliance. Very responsive to owner throughout the planning and construction of our project.

R&A Landscaping
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I have used R&A for two projects so far, landscaping and holiday lighting. Both projects were fantastic! My landscaping project began with a complete 3D design for foundation plantings of my newly constructed home. This design process and finished product was amazing and very well done. So nice to be able to see what my home would actually look like beforehand! I chose to do only the front yard in the summer of 2016. This included two large front planting beds and landscape lighting (lighting is so worth it! Gorgeous!). The finished product looks just like the rendering! Everyone that worked on my project was very professional, friendly and conscientious. They completed the project on time and their clean up was great. R&A was also very accommodating when I decided (after the first project was done) to add two additional beds near the street. The additional design was completed and the new beds were in within a couple of weeks! The holiday decorations are beautiful as well! The greenery is very life like and lush. I have never minded putting up my outside holiday decorations, you can usually find a half way decent day to do that and it's kind of fun. It was always the taking down in January that I dreaded, so cold!! This year, I don't have to!! Awesome! I don't have to store them either! What has amazed me with R&A is their customer service. They have called and checked on both projects several times to make sure all is well and that I am still happy. This doesn't happen with many companys today. Usually once they are paid, they are gone. With R&A, I feel that I could call at any time with any questions or concerns. I will continue to use them for future projects and I have already recommended them to several others. They do amazing work and are great to work with!

Tidy Tiffs
from 6 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

We LOVE Tidy Tiffs! The attention to detail & quality of work that they do is outstanding. It is such a relief after working a long day to come home to a clean, beautiful house. I have had past cleaning services that did not meet our expectations - (Sometimes we couldn't even tell that they had come that day!) Tidy Tiffs has exceeded our expectations and we just love their work.

MI Lawn and Landscape
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caleb H.
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I have worked with Jon and MI Lawn on a variety of different projects including landscaping and snowplowing. Their response to quote requests are very prompt, and working with them is a seamless process. Having seen and experienced multiple projects completed by MI Lawn, I honestly believe the general quality of work exceeds a large portion of the competition. The owner pays unique attention to important nitty gritty details, gets the big picture on how you want things to look, and also has a very good sense of design and asthetics.

Hollandia Outdoors
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chuck D.
Verified review

Ross and his crew are excellent. He listened well to our design ideas, and integrated them into a new and better design. Ross brings an "interior design" feel to exterior landscapes. The project began soon after, and on schedule, and was completed on schedule, too. His guys were fantastic - on time, hard-working, craftsman. I hope to have Ross do more projects for us in the future.

Jill V.
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Jon designer and installed a paver patio and sidewalk. After 2 Michigan winters, it has not settled or shifted at all. Super nice, polite employees.

  • 3 years in business
Scott S.
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Fair pricing and quality work. Trevor has an eye for detail and his help are equally as professional as he is. We look forward to having him do future design and garden care for us!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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My yard never looked so good last summer. So exciting to come home to a well groomed yard. Staff is awesome. Hard working, reliable and super customer service. I'm planning on lawnmaintance again this year including snow plow service. I highly recommend


I work with clients from various levels. I have experience in general contracting for residential homes, and helping clients design specific areas they need professional assistance on.


As a landscaping service area leader, most of our work comes from referrals. Our highly trained employees have a lot of combined experience in landscape design, landscape construction, maintenance, lawn fertilization, turf management, and seeding. We provide free landscape estimates, and there is no obligation.

  • 5 years in business

Hi Everyone, Im Noah the Owner and Operator of The Backyard Barber GR. The weather is getting warmer, that means Spring is upon us! Spring is the perfect time to get your lawn and landscaping back in shape! I provide.... *Pressure Washing $50 to $500 *Gutter Cleanings $50 to $100 *Dethatching 3x Mowers Service *Spring and Fall Cleanups $50 to $200 *Hedge Trimming $5 a bush *Mulch Installation $10 a bag or $50 a yard *Weekly Lawn Mowing Starting at $35 per cut! *Services for established RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL Thank You!!!!!


We are a design-build firm. We offer full-service grounds maintenance. We do design and installation. Our services are mowing, lawn service, and landscape design.


We do landscape design and garden coaching. If you are looking for some help with your yard and want to do the work yourself, we can guide you on all details and even help you set up.

  • 34 years in business

I have been in the landscape installation and design industry, combined school and field experience, since 1981. I am proficient in hardscaping, planting, and designing.


We work on new home design, redesigns of existing homes, or additions. We want to design your home into a livable space, just the way you always dreamed it could be.


If you need work done in your home, removing/installing carpet, landscape work, flooring, or even a professional mural done throughout the house, let us know! We will beat the competitors' prices with professional end product. If you don't like the work, we will fix it. If we can't provide the level of excellence you would like, don't pay us!


I offer the following services: * Landscape Design Build * Landscape Management * Snow and Ice Management * Residential and Commercial * Water Features * Decks and Patios * Fire Pits * Outdoor Kitchens * Landscape Design * Custom Fertilizer Programs - for lawns trees and shrubs * Pest Management * Mowing * Weeding * Mulching * Winter and Summer Pruning

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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