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peloncito
4.7
from 182 reviews
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
Andy C.
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Second time we've used Fausto for leaf removal/mulching and landscaping. Happy with the results, his prices are very competitive, and turnaround time is speedy.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael N.
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The whole process with Thumbtack was very simple and the results were excellent. Innovations Landscaping did an excellent job cleaning up a ton of yard waste for us and did an excellent job leaving the site in perfect condition. They were fast and on time, not to mention very professional. I highly recommend them.

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Raptor Valley Landscapes
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie S.
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James and his crew from Raptor Valley Landscape for a big cleanup and maintenance job at my house recently. The job took several hours and I was extremely pleased with the results! James made sure that I was kept informed of what they were doing and asked for my input when necessary. At the end of the day, James made sure that I was satisfied and offered to come back out if I found anything that I wasn't happy with. I would highly recommend James and his crew and plan to continue to use them for my landscaping needs!

Canopy Lawn Care
4.5
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
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I Love Canopy they do a great job maintaining the quality of my landscaping. For years I struggled with lawn service companies not maintaining the quality of my yard up to my high standards. I am pleased I made the decision to have Canopy manage my yard. Thank you!

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JWE Designs
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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Rob was wonderful, He was always on time, He did amazing work.He truly is a jack of all trades from landscaping to building and never leaves out the finishing details that make his work extraordinary!!! highly recommended

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The Sod Man
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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Absolutely great work! The gentleman that came out was very professional and very thorough. Definitely took pride in a job well done. I would recommend The Sod Man to anyone that wants landscaping done the right way.

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Tri-County Outdoor Services
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
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Tri-County Outdoor Services did a great job with my landscaping project. Needed drain installed, bush/tree trimming, mulch and plant installation. I’ve now hired them for regular lawn mowing, yard maintenance. Very pleased. Many thanks to Roger and crew.

  • 14 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Eoghan K.
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I hired Tapp'so to do some simple 10 yardsteps of mulch work and they also set and cut our garden timbers into the ground for us. They offered to repair and replace our 6' garden fence using wire and stakes and did a good job. Reasonably priced too. They are clean, experienced and detailed. I recommend them and will hire them back to finish our other landscaping projects too. Tray is very good at communicating.

Grounds Guys Of Cary
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Due to a sufdden need, Grounds Guys of Cary was able to mow my yard the very next day. Great to work with. My lawn looks great and now they are mowing my lawn on a regular schedule.

Danny's Lawn Care
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Rick G.
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Danny Smith and his landscaping crew have done a wonderful job with removing our leaves and putting down winter mulch. They come to our home on 2 separate occasions and had us inspect their work before leaving. You can tell that Danny likes the business that he is in. They have competitive prices and do great work.

FortSmith Lawn & Landscape
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Kyla O.
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I could not have been more pleased with the entire process of hiring Harrison & FortSmith Landscaping. It was a bit of an emergency & we really needed same day service. From the first point of contact he was immediate with his response. Within a few hours he arrived & did an amazing job on the lawn, which is uneven & has a large, steep hill. His pricing was such an amazing value & the quality & speed of his work was more than we could have asked for. We will definitely be using his services in the future! What a great guy! Thanks, Harrison!

  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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Pedro showed up when he said he would. He gave me fair and honest assessments of my lawn. He showed up on the first day and cut, trimmed, and cleaned my lawn. I am looking forward to a long committed relationship with Morning Irrigation and Landscaping. So far, I could not ask for anything more.

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Humble Tree (Veteran-Owned)
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia H.
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I was very pleased with the outcome of the job. Michael was very professional and got rid of my dead tree in no time. He also trimmed the shrubs in my yard very professionally and cleaned up perfectly. I was very impressed and can highly recommend his services. He has been the only landscaper and arborist I’ve met so far that really understands how to trim shrubs the professional way.

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  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherry T.
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I hired Mr. Cloer and his son to maintain my parent's yard. He has mowed, aerated, and mulched. He will be trimming and the hedges and trees. Very pleased with the quality of work. My mom has told me several times how nice & polite they are, and said they are "hard workers". This means a lot, because she was heartbroken when the last gentleman had to give up his landscaping business. Will continue to use their services.

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Over The Top Lawn Care
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin A.
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I hired Over the Top Lawn Care for grass seeding and landscaping. I was very pleased with the end results. Services were delivered timely and reasonably priced.

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Spry Lighting & Landscape
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara S.
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Spry Lighting and Landscaping provided me with exceptional service. We hired the company for lighting and mulch work. The lights have exceeded our expectations and we always get lots of compliments. Both jobs were reasonably priced and Jeremy ensured all the jobs adhered to our approval!

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Hernandez Lawn Services
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Virgilla G.
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I was in need of someone to come on the same day to cut my lawn. This was potentially a "one time ony" job which lots of people don't want to do, but I received a positive response from Hernandez Lawn Services and the job was done as promised. I would recommend this vendor.

  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda C.
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Mike and his crew were great. I had a couple of additions and theyare tackled it like a bunch of champs. I would recommend them for any landscaping work and will be calling them back soon. Thank you guys.

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Carolina Garden Company
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark P.
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Very happy with Carolina Garden company. They came out and assessed our needs within a couple of days and were very responsive to our design questions/ideas. Once we decided on a plan, they were out within days and their team did an amazing job. Brad and Shelley were super nice and even gave us watering instructions after the job was done. Will hire again!

V&H landscape & hardscape
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbi B.
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V&H Landscaping provided us with exceptional service and workmanship. Valeriano, along with two of his employees, re-did two brick walkways at our home--one in the front yard and one in the back yard. V&H also dug out an area for our stream and pond water feature. They carefully replanted five large blueberry bushes, and one month later, the bushes are thriving. I would hire V&H Landscaping again, and I recommend their services to you without reservation. Both of my parents are licensed general contractors, and they were very impressed with the work that Valeriano completed for us. Thank you!

Johnson Tree Experts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lamonte G.
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Came out the same day I requested a quote. Price was fair. Scheduled quickly and finished on time. I wasn't even there when they cut and trimmed some trees at 2 different locations and everything when smoothly.

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.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.

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.

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Durham, NC

  • Landscaping type
    Wooden structure (fence, deck, gazebo), Drainage system
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard, Side yard(s)
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