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Newsom Design Build
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Newsom Design did a great job on the repair work I needed done to our bar. Plus, we had some cabinetry work that was not done properly and this was also fixed like it should be. Price was competitive and job was done in a very timely fashion. I asked for cards to pass to my friends. I highly recommend Newsom Design for small or big projects.

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

Great job. Prompt responses. Sound advice and design. Did everything that they committed to. Showed up every time. Cleaned up nicely. Retaining walls (2) look fantastic. 100% will use them again!

Greystone lawn care
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Anne K.
Verified review

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

  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sriram V.
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Redo/refresh of landscaping. Replaced some plants in front. Guillermo was very cost conscious - moved existing plants to the backyard and put new ones in front. Also redid some drain tile work in the back. Found and fixed issues. Reasonable cost. Very diligent in their work and does good follow-through. We would highly recommend them.

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
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Great job transforming the hill in front of our home from dead grass and weeds to a unique landscape. The rock wall that they installed was great, and the paver patio was done right (they diverted drainage through a plastic pipe in a trench they dug so rainwater would come out down the hill from the patio). Really happy overall.

Miller Lawn & Tree
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi P.
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Mike was awesome! We had a very urgent need to get sod installed in our backyard - by April 21st no less in MN! Mike found a way to make it happen - first sod cut of the year! Mike did exactly what he said - he came early to clear the yard and prep it for the sod and then picked up the sod a few hrs later and had it installed in just a few hrs. It looks fabulous!!! Thanks Mike!

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.

Patios and More
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen I.
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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!

Pro Lawn & Landscape
4.1
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
Verified review

Tim built a patio and repaired an existing deck. The workmanship is great! The design suggestions he had for the patio were the reason we chose him. The concrete product he recommended is very pretty and the finished look is exactly what we wanted. Tim was difficult to reach sometimes and there were some delays in getting the project finished, partly due to weather. Tim and his crew are hard workers and our satisfaction was important. If we have projects in the future, we would consider them again.

b.e. landscape designs
3.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 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.

Urban landscape solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlie T.
Verified review

Andy designed and landscaped our backyard. We loved the design and he and his crew did a great job! He is professional and personable and open to customer changes. I would and will recommend his company to neighbors, friends and family.

Green Oasis
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Louis S.
Verified review

My experiences with Green Oasis after hiring them in the Spring of 2016 to complete a major project around my house was outstanding. Ben Graf was extremely easy and pleasant to work with, and he listened to all of my needs and wants. I am very happy and pleased with all of there work. My front and backyard looks awesome, and I am very happy that I hired them. I will be hiring them again in the near future for more projects around my house.

Property Upkeep Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen K.
Verified review

They blew out all the pesky willow leaves from my rock covered foundation plantings and picked up the leaves and twigs in my large backyard. Looks really nice now.

Rain Gardens
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jannine W.
Verified review

We had Joe and Allen create a garden in our back yard, they're great guys and really know their stuff. Highly recommend.

Cady Handyman Services
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick And Mary Jo S.
Verified review

A bathroom remodel that included gutting everything except the vanity. Jim and those he works with were in constant contact and kept on track as promised with timing of the project. Jim will help you coordinate all materials with the best merchants to ensure the best price. He has relationships with all of them which ensures best prices possible for countertops, cabinets, tile (including design) as well as labor. We had no idea how to approach a bathrom remodel and knew we didn't want to act as our own general contractor. Hiring Jim to oversee it, helped us get the remodel done quickly, with good quality materials at a lower price than we would probably have been able to realize on our own. The tile installer was incrediblly meticulous. It looks perfect throughout the room from the shower to the bathroom floor and other walls. They took extreme care to keep the area clean and always cleaned up at the end of the day. We won't hesitate to work with Jim and Cady Handyman in the future for other remodeling. We highly recommend Jim.

Landspace Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terry P.
Verified review

Trent did a great jib on my landscaping. Remived a lot of rock, old bushes, added dirt, came up with a nice clean design... and did the work in 3 days! He wrote up a care guide for the plants and gave it to me during the final walk through. Excellent experience! Thanks Trent!

Artisan Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sarah D.
    Verified review

    We have used Gary for a number of projects in our home, both big and small. Complete bedroom and bathroom transformation, restoration and repair of floors, walls and ceilings, and general home maintenance. I wouldn't use anyone else!

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Urban Design Company LLC

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Urban Design Company is dedicated to creative designing and building long-lasting residential and commercial landscape projects with an emphasis on detail, while preserving an honest and loyal specialized customer experience. We do this by asking good questions, actively listening and bringing a "can do" attitude. Our team has extensive experience creating ponds and waterfalls, paver projects, and building retaining walls. Urban Design Company serves the south and west Twin Cities metro area. We provide free estimates and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your landscape project.

      • 24 years in business
      About

      I am very detailed oriented and believe that customer service is number one. I believe your home is your haven and everyone deserves to have a nice home no matter what their budget is.

      About

      We offer residential and business garden and landscape professional design and maintenance. We are a locally grown, greenhouse and flower mart and have been in business for 20 years. You ask and we deliver -- regular garden maintenance that fits your needs, o, we can turn your space into an outdoor getaway! We are specializing in consultation, maintenance, design and installation of the following: * Perennial Gardens * Annual Gardens * Theme Gardens * Container Gardens * Vegetable and Herb Gardens * Landscaping, Trimming and Pruning Our services include the following: * Installation * Garden Maintenance * Design Consulting * Garden Consulting * Flexible service options and special event garden services are available. We also offer the following: * Spring and fall garden cleanup * Soil preparation and soil amendment * Garden renovation * Outdoor seasonal and holiday decorating

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.