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Ridgewood Backyard Designers

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David Carota LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
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I hired David to help with a clean up in my backyard. It was a surprise for my husband while we were on vacation. From the beginning he was very easy and honest to deal with. He kept me updated while he was working on his progress. My husband was speechless when we came home to a brand new backyard. It was so clean! No more rusty sheds, shrubs, tiles from construction etc. It was more then I could of asked for! We will definitely be using him again for our projects & I highly recommend him to anyone looking for great prices & a hard worker

  • 10 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Effie P.
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Gardening is a great joy to me, but I've been so busy with work my beloved backyard grew completely out of control. Joel and his team saved the day -- they weeded by hand, shaped overgrown bushes and trimmed trees, hauled all the garden waste away and left my place beautiful. Will definitely call him again!

Plants Fashion Inc.
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 70 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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Rich's Top Notch
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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Rich was very informative, and helped tame the jungle that was taking over my backyard! Definitely hire him!!

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D Garcia Landscaping
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
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We hired Douglas to do a walkway and patio with a fire pit. He was responsive, listened to what we wanted and gave us ideas as well. He gave us a good price, and his wife has a great eye for color and design. His team worked quickly and efficiently without sacrificing the quality of the work done. We will be hiring him again for some landscape projects. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their outdoor spaces!!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jose A.
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Manny was extremely professional, he took the time to really explain to me what the issue was and the best and most cost effective way to resolve it. In addition to that he was very respectful of my tenants property and time. Thank you Manny for providing such great service, I really appreciate you coming to my property and taking care of the frozen pipe on my tenants apartment. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family for all their plumbing needs. Thanks again and take care!

Porcida Landscaping Design
4.1
from 35 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Sumon M.
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If you hear from Porcida Landscaping Design, look no further. I've hired Paul to cut a tree in my backyard. He is absolutely fantastic. He's responsive, hard working, and did a great job. I'm extremely impressed, and will hire him again for my future needs.

  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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I had Charly from A.B.O do shrub removal, put new shrubs in, re mulch and replace some old sod. Had some nice ideas about the design, very reasonable in price and had the job done 2 days after we spoke. Look forward to working with him again.

Estrada landscape
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
John & Trudi E.
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It all started six years ago with an overgrown, unkept patch of potential that would eventually provide ongoing beauty throughout the seasons. We first met Jose when he & his crew delivered a Katsura to our home. Not only did he lead the install with meticulous care, but he checked on its progress beyond his contract obligations. From that point on we've received such attention to detail that he's contributed to many installs, clean ups, stonework, bed design, plantings & yearly maintenance.

CT Green Llc
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron Z.
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CT Green did such an amazing job for us. Nathan and his crew removed multiple trees on the side of our house and in the backyard. They were extremely efficient and finished the job in 1-day. Their staff are extremely friendly and personable. We highly recommend Nathan & CT Green LLC.

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Daniel Miller
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 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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The Contractors Group LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Twin Lakes Renovations, LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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NEERAJ T.
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Work was done using proper steps and techniques by book. They don’t cut any corners and take appropriate time to do things right. Very high quality delivery. David is Very professional and polite, he puts attention to details. We are very happy with the 600 sq/feet patio David and team constructed. Colors and design came through good.

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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ACLANDCARE
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert R.
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Was in desperate need of a backyard makeover after buying my house 4 months ago and fighting nonstop to bring the yard back to life myself. I finally gave up and let the professionals handle it. Anthony, Chris and the team fought a downpour and delays but got the job done in a day, 1450ft of sod, planted grasses and plants and roses, mulched the flower beds, put in a walkway of blue stone pavers. I finally have a yard I am proud to look at. Cant wait to see it in about 2 weeks when the sod starts to grow and the plants roots take hold, thanks again guys

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  • 13 years in business
  • 15 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.

Estrada landscape
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
William W.
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We hired Jose’s company to weed, clean out and cut back the front of our home. We also had him do the side and back yard. He removed some large bushes and a 40 foot tree branch that broke off my neighbors tree and landed in our backyard. Our front and back yard now look great. Nice and clean. And with the bushes removed there’s more room for our dogs to play and fewer places for them to hide. I highly recommend Estrada Landscaping. I could not be happier.

TRANSICIONES, INC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ace F.
Verified review

Mr. Brito did a great job. The design was wonderful, the plants healthy and thriving. He was always responsive, thoughtful, and fair. The prices were very reasonable for the high quality he delivered.”

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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I will say that my backyard looks amazing!! I am so pleased with the results. What would have taken myself and husband days too do this job was completed in 3 hours..

Greenwood Robinson
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 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.

Home Management Landscaping
3.6
from 7 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Pratik D.
Verified review

Very professional and knowledgeable about landscaping.

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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