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Albany Backyard Designers

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  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly N.
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Working with Jarrett has been absolutely painless. Communication via email? Check! Doing a great job mowing my jungle? Check! Reasonable prices? Check, check! Polite, professional, on time? Check again! And I'm a sucker for garden gnomes, so Jarrett also has the best profile picture I've seen. ;-)

Cap City Lawn Care
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
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I was very pleased with the work, so much so that I booked them for additional work in my backyard

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Bickford Landscaping, LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff S.
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Mr Bickford and his team designed the landscaping for our front yard. Their design was better than we could have imagined. It was a pleasure to work with them.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Damian R.
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The team did a wonderful job, the backyard never looked so clean!

Lawn Salon Pros
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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After my husband passed I could not keep up on the yard work. My front lawn and backyard were completely flooded with overgrown grass and vines 4 feet tall . After getting a recommendation from my neighbor Sheri to call Lawn Salon they completely took over right away. They treated me like family and took care of everything right away. Amazing people! Great work ethic! I will 100 percent be calling them back in the future for their help! Thank you so much, gentleman! ~AnaLouisa

LNR Customs LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Llarra M.
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Did a great job. Made good suggestions to make better outcomes in the design. Nick has a strong sense of what is right and wants the job done to his high standards and your satisfaction. We love our new porch and retaining wall!

Lewis Landscape Solutions
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth F.
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I highly recommend Lewis Landscape Solutions. The design for landscaping my home was impressive and his price, very competitive. They removed the old landscape surrounding the house, and it was replaced by a more pleasing and useful design. The job was big and it took several days to complete. Each evening, the work areas were cleaned up and made neat. Mr Lewis and his staff did such a professional job on the front walkway, I requested that he add a patio to the backyard. While this outdoor work was being performed, I was having my kitchen renovated. My contractor was impressed with the quality of work performed by Lewis Landscape Solutions. Mr Lewis is very easy to get in touch with if you have any questions.

Yard Work By Dan
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
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I had my yard designed and landscaped by Yard Work By Dan. He was very attentive and helpful. Job came out great. Thanks!

  • 9 years in business
Shimantika K.
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Sipe N Sons helped us plan and complete our finished basement. Ours is a 1991 built house, so there were structural issues that needed to be addressed and brought to code for us to create the finished space we wanted. Adam and his team worked with me and my engineer through all the challenging steps of designing, planning, permitting and final execution to complete our finished basement to our taste and requirements.Things took longer than we had expected going closer to 4 months.The Building Dept did not approve of several features for lack of code compliance. These had to be redone before we could get their final approval. Also, there were several rounds of upward adjustments to the budget which they overshot significantly. After working through all the glitches patiently and carefully, we got our finished basement exactly as we wanted it. Adam's team returned a few times to make sure all the touch ups and finishes were perfect, which we had always insisted on. Make sure you ask for a realistic budget and state your expectations clearly in terms of timeline and the look of the finished product.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Judy P.
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Her gardening skill and design are excellent.

Marais Creative
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Craig H.
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Mara was wonderful. She helped us with our renovation and acted as project manager while we were out of the country. She is extremely talented and creative and I have recommended her services to many people. Great Ideas!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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Job of taping was very well done in a timely manner. Very polite and punctual person.


I have a landscape design and installation business where I have over 35 years of experience in all facets of Landscaping. My services include consulting, design and installation, pruning, drainage, cleanups, lawn maintenance, and mulching. Whether you want just the design, or help finding quality plants, or help preparing the landscape beds, or consulting, I'll be there for you... I also design and install all facets of hardscaping such as natural pathways using irregular blue stone, in combination with river stone, moss or natural plantings, brick, pavers, or a combination of all. I also design and install all styles of patios and retaining walls. Home organization is also part of my business where I'll come in and design, install or consult on organizing your home office, basement, garage or attic. If it's just a quick cleanup and paint, I'll tackle that as well.


I'm a journeyman carpenter and master gardener. I love helping others have their dreams and designs come true.


originality and quality


Land Design, Inc. provides a wide range of landscape design services, including 2-hour consultations, master landscape plans, and project management. Our 2-hour consultations are perfect for small planting projects; they include a custom plant portfolio with photos. For larger projects with hardscapes, decks, walkways, pools and fencing, our design packages provide scaled plans, plant portfolios, and even 3-D simulations that allow you to virtually walk through the spaces before any work is done.

  • 4 years in business

At Nicholas James Enterprises, our goal is to provide beautiful designs to your home and yard while making the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a full-service design/build company with a wide range of experience, from landscape design solutions, yard upkeep and maintenance, to furniture design and construction, and home renovations. We are a fully insured landscaping and contracting company. Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied clients attest to our superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, clear communication, honesty, and integrity. We serve the Greater Capital District of Upstate New York. Call or email us for any design, landscape, or contractor needs.

  • 3 years in business

Here at moore's landscape we pride ourselves on professionalism and treat every job like a work of art we believe the customer is paying for a professional job and should be done as such we look forward to serving all your landscaping needs!


The owner of S and R is a Master Builder who has spent his entire carreer in the residential construction field and has mastered or knowlegeble of all phases of building, including design , working with manicipalities, and instalations of both old and new products. The profesoinals at S&R know that education in this field is never ending and changing and are continualy working to learn an adapt to new codes, products, and application procedures, providing the most up to date projects and quality.


We do kitchen remodeling, flooring, tiling, hardwood, lamination, office cabinetry, break rooms, and painting.


We are a full-service landscape business. We specialize in, but not limited to, landscape design, rip-out and installation of new landscape, planting, transplanting, edging, mulching, pruning/trimming, weeding, seasonal cleanups, sod/new lawn installation, hardscape construction, patios, walkways, retaining walls, and when the snow flies, don't worry, we are here for your snow removal needs as well. Commercial and residential snow plowing services are also available.

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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