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O Fallon Japanese Garden Designers

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True Garden
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
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Alice helped us with a garden design for our front yard, and was great to work with. She had a good eye for design, was knowledgeable about the best plants to use, and was sensitive to making low-maintenance selections since she knows I'm a busy mom. Her turn-around time with the plans was fantastic. I'd recommend her in a heart-beat.

PlaysNDirt, Inc.
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Hired to redo sideyard and front gardens. Easy arrangement: met quickly and provided an estimate. They were able to work within my narrow schedule. Great work, the gardens look fantastic.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jesse E.
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Last summer I had Quiet Village do my landscaping my back and front yard. Dennis let me know about the Rainscape rebates available through the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance. They designed a rain garden with all native plants in my back yard, we diverted water from my driveway to the rain garden instead of down the sewer as well as rain barrels to collect water from my roof which I now use to water my tomatoes and basil. The design was selected by the Deer Creed Watershed Alliance and I got a $2k rebate check a few months later!! I couldn't be more thrilled with my experience and now my plants are well established and starting to flourish, it has been fun this year to watch everything bloom.

Natural Designs Landscaping
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos S.
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Mr. Fox designed 2 water features for us using our suggestions and improving upon them. He and his son were hard workers, timely and completed our projects to our satisfaction. We may show our water features in the annual water garden association's garden tour this year to show off his work.

Nature's Way Gardening
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Martha M.
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We were delighted with Katie and the work she did for us, beginning with coming to our home to provide an accurate estimate, showing up to complete the work when and how we had agredd, and staying very close to our budget. She also had lots of excellent suggestions for us to make our garden work well. A bonus was that her partner is an arborist and was able to trim a tree while he was here working on the garden. We would heartily recommend her for garden design and installation.

  • 19 years in business

Avant Gardens Landscaping specializes in landscapes, patio construction, driveways, walkways, decks, pergolas, walls, steps, fireplaces, fire pits, waterfalls, water features, outdoor lighting, outdoor rooms and kitchen designs. We are an experienced and innovative landscaping company that breathes fresh air into the industry and tends to your individualized needs. From rejuvenating your existing landscaping to brand new installations, we will work with you on making your property as individualized as you are.

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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