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Charlotte Modern Garden Designers

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Cornerstone Property Care, LLC
4.8
from 192 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 369 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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A wonderful experience with this company and will be keeping them on for continued work on my gardens. John and his wife are very knowledgeable about landscaping and gardens in particular - hard workers and am looking forward to them coming back in May for the next round of improvements!

Carolina Futurescapes, LLC
4.7
from 75 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

They framed out separate plots for a Community Garden using Landscape Timbers & Rebar. It turned out PERFECT! Thank you so much.

Charlotte Lawn
3.6
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Craig Y.
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prompt, efficient, and very professional.They did great outside maintenance & garden work. Would recommend.

Anu Landscaping and design
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

If you require a landscaper/horticultural knowledgeable person – Spencer Gordon with his Anu Landscaping Design are fantastic – I highly recommend his services. With his understanding of plants, shrubs and trees Spencer has the ability to suggest re-design and do maintenance turning any yard into an area of beauty. My experience has been very positive – we are going about changes methodically with on-going maintenance. Gordon has replaced many of the shrubs around my home – he designed and installed a decorative drainage system that solved a major water problem in my yard. I would not hesitate giving Spencer any outdoor project including irrigation and landscape lighting– let him come up with ideas ……….

Southern EEZ Landscaping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela T.
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I truly recommend Southern Horticulture (EEZ). They have done an outstanding job with my gardening and design. Very honest company.

  • 6 years in business
Kara H.
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I didn't think I had many options for a garden in my uptown condo but Philip was able to come up with a beautiful arrangement of planters for my terrace garden. Overall, very happy with the service.

NC Garden Coach, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Jamie S.
    Verified review

    Knowledgeable, practical, and eco-minded - that is what I love about Betty Houston and her landscaping/gardening services. She has years of training and knowledge so she is a virtual encyclopedia of plants, plant diseases and cures. She has a "keep-it-simple" plan - so the landscape/garden is easy to maintain. And Betty LOVES keeping the earth safe from the overuse of chemicals. Betty helped us years ago with a solution to stop rain water from washing away an embankment. Last year she diagnosed and treated a fungus on our azaleas. This year she helped us design a unique raised bed garden for our pier on Lake Norman. How innovative! I highly recommend Betty for your landscaping and garden needs.

    About

    Twelve years off experience in the industry. We have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

    About

    We provide urban garden design and installation, food plots for restaurants or small green spaces at offices. We offer sustainable landscapes and foodscapes. We offer contract production of heirloom organic vegetables. We also offer heirloom flower and vegetable seed sales. Check us out on Facebook and the web.

    About

    I make beautiful gardens happen. I start off with a design, then I amend the soil, and then, plant what I have envisioned.

    About

    Our design projects focus on residential landscape design, artistic composition and craftsmanship, horticulture finesse and expertise, and detailed site involvement, with the emphasis on concept through construction. Also, to create beautiful surroundings and raise aesthetic, environmental, and functional value of any hone.

    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.

    How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

    Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

    How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

    Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

    Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

    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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