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Durham Japanese Garden Designers

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JWE Designs
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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Great working with Rob and his crew. My fence went up (in Chapel Hill) in record time, and it is perfect. Rob was also able to accommodate several other last minute requests for other work on my property including tree and garden work, expansion of driveway and building a shed to accommodate trash containers-and I am so pleased with all. Rob was always pleasant and respectful and a pleasure to work with. Would happily hire him again in future. Thank you JWE Designs!!

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Carolina Garden Company
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marelda P.
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We are absolutely delighted with the work of Carolina Garden Company! Shelley helped us through each step of the process of reclaiming distressed spaces in the yard, and it is now transformed into an edible garden, fragrant flowers and beautiful trees! She is a deep listener, a creative thinker, and an expert in the field.

AMA Landscape Design
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stanley L.
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WOW! After an extensive search of local landscape design companies (online, google, and even joining Angie's List), we narrowed it down to 2 companies: AMA Landscape Design and one other local business. We called both businesses just to get a feel for what they were like to work with, as well as to inquire about an initial consult/estimate. The first thing that struck me when I called AMA Landscape Design was how professional AND personable Adam Fitch (business owner) was to speak with. Admittedly, I knew very little about Landscape Design and in retrospect, had a very vague idea at best of what I wanted for my home exterior. But Adam was patient and knowledgable enough to guide my wife and me through the process of figuring out what we envisioned for our home. He then created an amazing design plan that made us both happy, AND helped us fine-tune the details to remain within our budget. And so Project "Livingston Home Makeover" began. What impressed me and my wife about Mr. Fitch and his crew was that from beginning to end, EVERY person from AMA who came onto our property during the project was truly respectful (and I mean in speaking to us, never leaving trash or food wrappers to blow around the job site, and working HARD instead of just lazily waiting for their shift to end). Mr. Fitch regularly made sure we were up-to-date on the status of the entire project, including any progress made AND any hurdles/delays encountered along the way. But the very best part was, of course, the completion of the project. We are still just blown away with the home we have today- I actually enjoy coming home and pulling into the driveway, and so proud of our home. Welcoming company into our home used to start with a bit of a cringe until they got up the sidewalk and inside. Not anymore! From the lawn and landscaping, to the hardscaped updates and the overall easy to maintain exterior of our home has been such a blessing. I can't express just how highly I recommend Mr. Fitch and AMA Landscape Design, but we couldn't be happier with our experience. Photos to come!

R. M. Roy Designs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sue Q.
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I needed it all! Advice, design, planning for the future and implementation... Working with Rita was the best solution for all of my garden dreams...

Curb View Lawn Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diana M.
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Excellent job! He did what i wanted and went beyond! Highly recommend. Hard working gentleman and has awesome ideas on gardening and design.

Gardens By Ray
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eliza H.
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Ray has been working on my gardens for about a year now. The azaleas were wonderful this year, the camellias are thriving... and there has been a fantastic infusion of natives. Ray does it all... design to maintenance... and does it all well. (Should I mention she is highly reliable? I am often gone for weeks at a time and when I return home, everything looks wonderful.) I wish there were a way to add photos.

Morning Star Innovations
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Nicholas P.
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Emily is a diligent trustworthy warm likable Lady. it was a pleasure watching her working in my garden . I recommend wholeheartedly

Tip Top Home and Garden
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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Les Jardins Cachet is great - I am so pleased at how quickly our horrible jungle turned into a lovely, organized yard.Les Jardins is fast, responsible, knowledgeable, hardworking and friendly - everything you would want in a garden service. I highly recommend!

About

We offer residential landscape design/build specializing in creating outdoor spaces that help people reconnect with nature, each other and themselves while being responsible with the environment. We do this by creating gardens that are low maintenance, not planting nonnative invasive plants and using a lot of plants native to the southeast. We install patios, retaining walls and water features. Our gardens are teeming with pollinators, butterflies, and birds.

About

I am a garden designer with wide knowledge of plants and functional design. I specialize in native plants and personal garden experiences for clients.

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We are a fully licensed and insured landscape design firm. We are two NC State graduates in horticulture and landscape architecture with 15 years of experience. Check us out on Facebook!

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From landscape design and installation to patios, plants and pergolas, Colorful Gardens Design and Landscaping company offers the Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, and Apex homeowners quality work, beautiful landscapes, creative design, lasting installations, and superior craftsmanship!

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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