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Rochester Backyard Designers

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  • 3 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly J.
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All Seasons came out today to mow and trim my very overgrown lawn. I am so happy with the job and already hired him to come back next week. Chris was easy to communicate with and a really great guy. I definitely recommend All Seasons.

The Grounds Guys
from 37 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Sharyl Z.
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Matt Green of the The Grounds Guys is easy to work with. His crew is friendly and skilled. The Grounds Guys did a complete demo, re-design, and planting of my front landscaping (hardscape and foliage). They also installed a patio and firepit in my backyard, including a rock wall with lighting.

MDM Home Landscape & Design
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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I highly recommend hiring Melissa Demaine as she made my garden creatively beautiful. She dug up 28 large Adirondack stones deeply embedded & stood them upright which reminded me of Stonehenge. She planted pretty flowers and placed patterns of white, gray & red stones over natural brown mulch. I was thrilled to do business with MDM Home Landscape Design. She was efficient and is a wonderful gardener!

Widger Landscape & Tree
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Michel S.
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There was a little issue with the start time but when Adam showed up, he did an excellent job pruning the tree in my backyard. He did everything according to what he explained before hand and his crew cleaned up all the debris. It was quick and professional. I would recommend using his services.

MIR Landscaping LLC
from 22 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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I met Mir through a colleague from work in June while he was working on a backyard landscape. Very friendly and professional and I never saw him take a break he was done. In August my above ground pool was on it's way out and we had him estimate the job along with a few other guys. Mir was about 30% less then the next closest quote. He took down the pool, did the topsoil and grading all in one day. About 10 days later I had pretty good new grass coming in. I would really recommend Mir to anyone that is paying too much or wants results fast.

SPB Custom Masonry Services
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lori P.
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We hired SPB to do a patio in our backyard. Even though Sean ran in to many problems along the way (because of our land) he was able to create a beautiful patio. We were very pleased with his and his crew's work and would definitely hire them again!

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Celtic patios and concrete
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanette G.
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Mike is very nice. He made a lot of suggestions for my backyard that I hadn't thought of . Will hire him again!

from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Felipe S.
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I hired JD to remove parts from an above ground pool from my backyard and some tree logs. His promptness and work ethic were unparalleled. Although he was unable to take the logs on the first trip, he will be coming back shortly to finish the job. The price was reasonable, and I would pay it again for the responsiveness and hard work. I am now looking to potentially hire them to clean up my backyard and revive the space/garden.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tammy W.
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We had our first floor renovated with new ceilings and drywall, in addition to replacement windows and doors. Josh is probably one of the hardest workers we have ever hired into our home. He was accommodating in scheduling and put in long hours to ensure that the completion of our project was done in a timely manner. As he left our home each day, he was conscious about cleaning up so that our living was as uninterrupted as possible. As our project completion approached, Josh sought our feedback on every aspect of the project and returned several times to ensure that everything was completed to our satisfaction. Additionally, we appreciated his suggestions as we planned and fine tuned our project. He was able to provide insight into the design and finishes that enhanced the finished look of it. We highly recommend Josh's company and will definitely be seeking his service as future projects arise.


I am an award winning architectural design professional and builder. We also offer interior design services, custom-stained glass, and repairs.


We are designing and installing brick walkways, patios, retaining walls and plantings. Call for a free consultation.


I am providing practical and aesthetic landscape solutions to clientele in the residential and commercial fields. i am available for a contract/freelance work in the following services: - Conceptual visualization - Planting design - Site grading and drainage - Storm water management - 3-D modeling in Google SketchUp - Autocad drafting - Presentation material preparations - Drafting/Sketching


attention to detail, quality materials, creativity, and over 15 years design/build experience from the San Francisco bay area.

  • 14 years in business

We are a premier landscape company providing professional services to the Western NY area for 10 years. Our services include landscape design, landscape installations and maintenance. Along with landscaping, we offer hardscape design and installations, paver patios, walkways and driveways. We also do outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and cooking areas as well as seat walls, retaining and garden walls. Let us design and build a patio you will enjoy for many years to come. Our patios come with a 5-year warranty, so there is no need to worry about the freeze and thaw conditions mother nature throws our way. Call now to set up a 15-minute consultation with our designers, and see what we can do for you. You'll be happy with your choice in JAS Landscape Designs, Inc. The staff conducts themselves in a friendly, polite and professional manner. You will be proud to have them bringing out the natural beauty of your home. In spring of 2014, we will be opening our display and supply center. You will be able to see some samples of pavers, wall block and outdoor fire place built in grills, seat walls and pillars. All are arranged in a unique outdoor patio display. Along with the display, we will be showcasing some do-it-yourself cash and carry fire pit kits. We will also be carrying bulk top soil and mulch for the green thumb gardener to complete any project.


We specialize in environmentally friendly tree services and landscape designs. Our professional, courteous staff ensures customer satisfaction through quality and affordability. Our tree and landscaping services include the following: * Takedowns * Tree trimming * Small lot clearing * Stump removal * Bobcat service * Mulching * Driveways * Filling of dirt * Sodding * Edging * Bush hogging * Tree planting * Bushes * Flower beds


Lakeside Kitchen Design is a kitchen and bath showroom located in Penn Yan, NY. We have been providing kitchen, bath, and home remodeling design and installation services in the Finger Lakes region since 1989.

  • 11 years in business

We never take a deposit. BEWARE OF CONTRACTORS THAT REQUEST A DEPOSIT. Final payment isn't due till town gives a code of compliance letter. Take credit cards for payment. Offer whole project financing.


Tallo Construction is one of Upstate NY’s premier custom residential and commercial contractors. With a focus on modern design and sustainable building services, our goal is to define the ideal balance between sustainability and aesthetic appeal. We have years of building structures and relationships have led us to stylish, current solutions that are sure to set our clients apart. We finished our product results in long lasting partnerships because we build our relationships of the same lasting quality as we work. Our proven growth is a product of our integrity, strong work ethic, distinct craftsmanship, and solid communication. We are excited for you to experience the difference. Our services include general construction, construction Management, Commercial Development, Custom Home Building, and Design Consultation. Our in-house design build team is made up of our own talented carpenters, designers, and architects. So you can always be sure you're getting the consistent service and quality that has made us the successful company we are today.


I design outdoor living spaces, including landscaping, hardscaping, retaining walls, lighting, grading and drainage for residential, commercial and municipal sites.


Gause Abstract Design and Consulting is one of the preeminent Landscape design-build contractors in the Rochester, New York, area. A Family-Owned and Operated business ran and operated by Landscape Architects Marcus Morris-Gause, and Bryant Gause we are a one-stop shop for a comprehensive selection of professional outdoor services. Our services include deck and screened in porch construction, landscape architecture, hardscape design and installation, front yard and backyard landscaping, and more.


We specialize in decorative polished concrete such as mantels, countertops and outdoor kitchens. We also do general construction.

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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