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Newark Backyard Landscapers

Browse these backyard landscapers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newark.

  • 10 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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I interviewed numerous landscapers and Joel’s Landscaping was the first company to display the professionalism I’ve been looking for. Look forward to working with him.

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Ozzy rototilling
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcie A.
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I am extremely happy with Ozzy Rototilling's landscaping/hedge trimming work! I will definitely look them up again for future jobs. Highly recommended!

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appeal landscaping
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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Jaime & his crew transformed my overgrown jungle into a beautifully manicured lawn & backyard. They were courteous,friendly & responsive to my needs.The price was very affordable, considering the scope of work. I will be using them to maintain my garden the rest of this summer & hopefully many years to come. Call them...you won't be sorry!

Plants Fashion Inc.
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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my project involved having about dozen new plants added to my backyard. everything was timely and neat and they did a great job. they even were able to get this done pretty quickly. no complaints at all.

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MRT Lawn & Landscape Design
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas D.
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Needed to find a new team for my landscaping / yard maintenance. These guys did great work, property looks good, would recommend!

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Rich's Top Notch
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Rich called me immediately and met me around my schedule. He gave me a great price for cleanup, planted shrubs and mulch for my beds. It came out great!! I liked it so much that I contracted him to cut my lawn. My neighbors liked him too and he got 2 more jobs on my street. Great sense of humor too!

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D Garcia Landscaping
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Pedro M.
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Douglas and his team of 4 did a great job building our patio in a difficult spot of our backyard. Around our pool/deck area. He offered me ways to save money and even worked with my budget. He didn’t nickel and dime me and even bought me some material without charging. He gave suggestions about how to further improve the backyard landscaping even though I didn’t employ him for that reason. Thanks brother I will certainly use you again.

Torino Home Repair, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Cathleen L.
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Luca confirmed our appointment and arrived on time. He cleaned our gardens and patio of the winter debris. He was prepared with equipment & worked diligently. He is a friendly, experienced man of "many hats".

Estrada landscape
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rich M.
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Jose and his workers are the most thorough and meticulous landscapers we have ever had. They are timely, careful, and dedicated to the job and our yard. They return on their own to check the health and condition of their work throughout the year. No one has shown more dedication to his job and his customers than Jose. He cares about his work, his materials, and his customers.

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The Contractors Group LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Chelsea S.
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We hired Jose to help us revamp our lawn in the backyard. He really did an exception job! Having myself lived in many homes...knowing a thing or 2, Jose is very professional, efficient and knows how to properly get the job done! He will leave you with a product that will last! We recently hired Jose to help with some dry wall. Again, he did a great job. We 100% recommend Jose and his team!

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Daniel Miller
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Elise P.
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I’m so so glad I found Daniel! I wanted to put up lighting in my backyard but hadn’t no idea how to accomplish it. Daniel was prompt, professional, and gave thoughtful advice about options to consider and the pros and cons based on design and how it might feel in the space. He then drew up a sketch to map it out and plan what we would need. He came back the very next day and the end result of his work was beyond anything I could have imagined. He even helped me do some last minute planting while there because I had some plants waiting to go in. His work is clean, precise and very professional and a great value. He’s also kind, friendly and clearly has the mind of an engineer + designer, a rare combo to find. I plan to hire him back in the spring to help me with landscaping. Highly recommend!

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LeCarcamix Landscaping, LLC
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Larry L.
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Pedro was prompt and attentive. He’s the first lawn professional I hired for my new home and certainly one of the hardest workers I’ve had to the property. I anticipated a small team, but Pedro assured me he could single-handed meet all of my needs. He worked consciously and meticulously for hours until he’d completed every request I made, including some last minute tree trimming and decorative edging. His pricing was reasonable and his demeanor was respectful and professional. I’ll definitely be hiring him again and I encourage you to do the same!

EW Landscaping LLC
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin L.
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We are very happy with the work EW Landscaping did on our backyard. Evan was very reliable and communicated with us throughout the project. He was also understanding of our budget and provided us detail options on how he could work with us. I would highly recommend EW Landscaping.

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Bella Landscaping
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Bijoy G.
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Awesome work by Tory. He himself comes over and work on your lawn. Give him your garden, he would lift it high in quality & beauty.

Kaplan Landscaping LLC
4.3
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired Kaplan to remove a pile of leaves in front of my home and they did a great job. Communication was great and pricing was very fair. I would definitely recommend Kaplan for your Landscaping needs.

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ACLANDCARE
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Jerry K.
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As part of the name states--LANDCARE and Anthony certainly took pride in his work as well as I did, in the finished product that he produced for my backyard. His customer service in informing me of the work schedule was outstanding. My wife and I are very pleased with his work and work ethic that I highly recommend you consider this firm for your gardening needs. I have told Anthony that I will be switching to his company for my landscaping needs next season. I am currently under contract with another landscaper and it would not be right that I cancel. I told Anthony the situation and he agreed. Next year I am definitely going to sign on with ACLandCare. The above is my experience with ACLandCare as of July 21, 2018, and I hope my experience helps some other homeowner who wants quality and dependability. Jerry Kearney Massapequa Park, NY

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  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzanne A.
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I highly recommend Marin Landscaping. Rogoberto is not only a hard worker but also homorable.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave T.
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H&E is currently working on my property and the experience has been great! Would very much recommend them. We have one backyard project underway and we'll be using them to spruce up the front.

Rizzolo landscaping
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Naren R.
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First time using Thumbtack and found Rizzolo landscaping to complete power washing for my deck. Communicated promptly, priced fairly, and did a great job. Would recommend without reservation. Thanks Alan!

Holiday Yards
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Adam G.
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Landscape service...removal of weeds, ivy, rocks etc. Great job. He took my over grown eye sore backyard corner and cleared it out completely. Looks fantastic. No harsh chemicals used. All organic

Greenwood Robinson
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ann T.
Verified review

Greenwood Robinson did a complete makeover for our 20X50 backyard in Brooklyn, including fencing and tree removal and with no direct access. Sam was extremely creative and innovative throughout the entire process. He had a great team as well, that we enjoyed working with. They followed through on time commitments and communicated well regarding any changes required. We highly recommend Greenwood Robinson. You will not be disappointed.

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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