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Minneapolis Backyard Landscapers

Browse these backyard landscapers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Minneapolis.

Little Buddies Services
4.6
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Debra W.
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Lawn work,excellent

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Easy Landscaping LLC
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan M.
Verified review

Jacob is a quiet man of few words. However, his work speaks volumes. I couldn't believe the amount of work he accomplished in a single day. He completed the job the dates he promised. He removed massive amounts of weeds, created flower and shrub beds, planted flowers, a tree and shrubs along with some grading of land and sod installation. He mulched everything with a nice thick layer of cedar mulch. My yard went from the worst on the block to absolutely radiant! Jacob is incredibly organized. He broke down my work request by areas and type of work. He detailed prices for each area so that I could tweak things or opt to do some work this year and save some for next year's budget. His final work order was very detailed and he provided signed and dated contracts to sign so that you knew both parties were fully committed to the project. He was very tidy and left my yard organized at the end of each day. (Full project lasted about a week) I highly recommend Jacob and Easy Landscaping LLC.

Greystone lawn care
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Anne K.
Verified review

Job done well and on time. Juvenal had good ideas for solving a problem backyard.

Campus Labor
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea F.
Verified review

Campus Labor was incredible My wife is so picky on who we hire, who is near our home and near our children and she was at complete ease with these guys. They did a very good job of our landscaping. I had no worries at all. It looks like I paid a million dollars but they costed only a couple hundred. I would highly recommend these guys for your landscaping needs

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

B&B Pro Landscaping did an outstanding job! They removed our old sod, installed new sod throughout the full yard. They added details of pulling up our flower bed liners, cut out holes for our irrigation system, and even repaired a leak in our irrigation piping. We will definitely use B&B again. I would highly recommend B&B for any of your landscaping/lawn care needs!

Eco Oasis
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Excellent company! I felt I could trust the owner, Corbin, immediately and he did a great job. I highly recommend Eco Oasis for all of your landscaping and gardening needs.

True North All Season
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Eric M.
Verified review

Thrilled! Len and his crew did a spring cleanup on my yard. Raked, trimmed branches and mowed the lawn. All work done as requested and at a good price.

BLB landscape
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
Verified review

Hi, José Ortiz was wonderful to work with!! Ortiz Landscape did an excellent job on our backyard project and hit my deadline with weeks to spare!!!. Thank you José. Matt Smith.

  • 20 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dan K.
Verified review

Wasted my time. Agreed to do the work, then no-showed. Explained that they would be back this week, and then became unresponsive. Told them up front that we had time sensitive needs for the lawn to be done for sale of the house, they told us they could do it, then ghosted us.

Patios and More
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen I.
Verified review

We had our backyard landscaped by Patios and More. This included pavers, sod and a sport court. We were beyond pleased with their hard work and professionalism. Definitely would use them again, and will tell people how great they are! Home run! Thank you in particular Mike and Matt!

Shafranski Building Services
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan B.
Verified review

I am likely one of the most difficult customers out there. I demand prompt follow up and perfection. Shafranski Building Services came through every step of the way for me on a large landscaping project. I would recommend Zach and his team to anyone.

ColorScapes Landscaping
3.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
Verified review

Lency and crew were polite, professional and completed the retaining wall project as requested in April 2017. The pricing for the project was straight-forward and affordable compared to other quotes that we received. We are all around completely satisfied with the work performed and would definitely hire ColorScapes Landscaping to complete any other landscaping projects for our home.

AP- LANDSCAPING- DESIGNS
4.1
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
Verified review

They were great! They showed up on time to give us an estimate. Once we decided on the project, they got the permit and started the next day. They were very professional and listened to all of our concerns. They were always on time and I didn’t need to worry that they weren’t coming. This was a big job and we are so happy with the outcome. It is better then we could have imagined. Within 4 days we had an actual backyard, where our old swimming pool was.

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Tuma Outdoor Living Spaces
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayme R.
Verified review

Andrew was great, easy to work with, very accommodating, little interruption to existing landscaping. Highly recommended!!

Loring Landscapes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

I have had two wonderful experiences with Kevin. He helped shovel my driveway during one of the last big snows and he assisted with a small landscaping project in my backyard. Both times, he was quick to respond, showed up on time and as planned and charged a very reasonable rate for his services. I would highly recommend him!!

b.e. landscape designs
3.7
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
Verified review

Our garden needed a boost. We live in a townhouse community and didn't need a huge plan. Ben created a plan that was appropriate for the space and our budget. Ben also provided drawings as part of his service, while I was told by other Landscape designers that it would cost extra. Seeing the plan was important to me since it is hard to visualize what the plants will eventually look like. Ben's team was exemplary from prompt arrival to thorough clean up after the project was completed. We highly recommend Ben and his team for any landscape project you may be thinking about.

Landscaping and Lawn Mowing
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

Josh did a great job on a labor intensive project to re-grade part of my yard and lay sod. There were obstacles that he had to dig out. IT looks fabulous. He was reliable, kind and diligent. I highly recommend him.

  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Meg R.
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I had Clear Cut Tree come out to trim 4 trees. Brian was an excellent communicator, we had to reschedule once due to weather, but he was proactive and punctual on the date we rescheduled for. Getting a bid from him was quick and easy. He did a great job, cleaned up and hauled any branches away. My yard looks great!

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal B.
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Did excellent job on our small landscaping project. Would most definitely hire again!!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roslyn K.
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I greatly appreciated his responsiveness! He was the only one willing to repair my sprinkler system on a holiday weekend.

Izzys Landscaping
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mara P.
Verified review

Izzy's Landscaping communicated effectively, was punctual with meeting times, and upfront about all expenses. While our project is on hold, based on the experience of planning and estimates, I would recommend!

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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