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Cincinnati Backyard Landscapers

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Corey B.
Verified review

Was very prompt to answer bid quote and always responded to text message quickly. We had a 100ft tree located in our backyard and Jeremiah came out THAT day to quote and the next to cut it down. Very happy with service and would recommend.

J.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
3.9
from 136 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Miranda W.
Verified review

We needed someone to mow our lawn very last minute, and they were able to take care of it for us the next day. My only complaint was that he cut the grass a little shorter than would be preferred and ended up scalping our lawn in a couple places. Besides that, how quickly he was able to get to us, and how long our grass was, we are happy with it.

Dreamscapes Unlimited LLC
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Larry W.
Verified review

Rich and his team did a great job cleaning up our backyard landscaping and power washing our house. We will definitely use them again

Double J Lawn and Landscapes
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

I hired Double J to mow the lawn, and they do an outstanding job at a fair price. I also had them do a one-time spring clean up of my flowerbeds, and removal of a dead tree in the yard. I'm very pleased with their work!

Ez lawn an landscape
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Kay B.
Verified review

John is a super nice guy and very professional. I did not need to manage him at all. He came when the lawn needed mowing, whether we were home or not. He is a perfectionist and made the lawn look fantastic! The trimming was also flawless and he even blew the grass clippings out of the flower beds and off the driveway and walkway. John is easy to reach via cell and was flexible to rearrange his schedule to accommodate me a couple times this summer when I hosted an event at my home. I highly recommend Ez lawn an landscape. John does a great job at a reasonable price!

Spectrum Lawn Care, LLC
4.0
from 43 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
Verified review

On time. Responsive to questions. Cleans up walks and driveway after mowing.

Ground Command Landscaping
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Norris R.
Verified review

Timely service. Easy to reach. Would recommend services to anyone looking for landscaping or yard work.

GreenBoys LLC.
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael H.
Verified review

We just built a new house in Mt Lookout and wanted to add some much needed landscaping around our pool and backyard. These guys did a great job. They were incredibly affordable and had terrific work ethic. I couldn't recommend them more highly and I will be using them again next Spring.

Monarch Maintenance
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal J.
Verified review

Dalton, was very professional, timely and affortable. He did an excellent job weeding and cleaning out my entire backyard. I will definitely be hiring him for future work.

Lawnscapers of Dayton
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher S.
Verified review

Weekly mowing: Front yard weed removal & mulching--Contacted Derek on Monday, Came to my house Tuesday. Gave a very reasonable quote. Explained in detail what services would be provided. I would highly recommend Landscapers of Dayton and I will use them again once I'm ready to do the back yard.

  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Joe O.
Verified review

Lawn mowing and landscaping work was excellent and at a reasonable price. Highly recommended!

A. J. Wilson Co.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn H.
Verified review

We had a pool we needed filled in and had called several companies for a price. We were receiving quotes in the $8,000 range because it was a large pool and there was no truck access to the back yard. So, that meant lots of fill to be delivered and lots of time to truck the fill to the back yard. Jared was the only one who mentioned that there was enough fill that could be used from the hill in the backyard to fill the pool. That saved us 1/2 the cost of bringing the fill in. We were so glad we had him come out. He saved us lot's of money, did an excellent job and was always on time and did what he said he was going to do. Kind of rare these days. I would absolutely hire him again!

Gribble Landscaping
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

Completed landscaping project promptly at our residence in Summer 2016. Installed plants around front, side and backyard. Looks great. Very friendly staff and reasonably priced. Will hire again for this Spring.

Campus Labor
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lovett N.
Verified review

I used Campus Labor today for two decent sized landscaping jobs. Their communication efforts were above average from the start. Today the workers arrived five minutes early, took a tour of what needed to be completed and then followed through with the plan. They cleaned out a large culvert drain and then trimmed, weeded, and neatened a huge flower bed that was overgrown. I was called when the work was completed (on time) for my inspection. I would love to use them again in the future.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
Verified review

Rios came in with a much lower estimate than the 4 other companies I met with. They just finished our hardscaping, & it looks amazing!!! The crew worked hard to get the job done in just three days. We are very pleased with the final product

Big Ox Pro Lawns
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maria I.
Verified review

Big Ox Pro Lawns has delivered a beautiful landscape for our home. They took care of everything in one day. After a few days, some plants were looking weak, and I send a picture and a message and a few days later everything was replaced to match the quality of what they had delivered since day one. A great company with personable service and care. We hope to work with them next year to add some more tress to the backyard and upkeep the rest of the landscaping. :)

Jamell Coleman
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn T.
Verified review

I have known Janelle for over 10 years and 3 years ago I asked him to clean my gutters. It turned out to be a n entire landscaping job. He was always on time and did an awesome job!!! :)

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scott H.
Verified review

Great landscaping work, done in a timely matter

Tremain's Lawn & Landscape
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie A.
Verified review

Professional, friendly service. Going to have more yard work done by them because I was so satisfied.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
Verified review

I had a rotted tree leaning towards my house that my neighbor and I decided we didn’t want to take down ourselves due to the risk of of it having close proximity to the house. They were very responsive and did a great job.

Brandon C.
Verified review

We built a new custom home in Ft Wright, Kentucky. After getting the interior close to finished and having our driveway poured we needed to dress up the outside. Scratch the Surface Excavating, owner Tom Audas was referred by one of our sub contractors. Tom designed and built our exterior landscaping/hardscaping and far exceeded our expectations. We built a full walkout on a hillside. Scratch the Surface excavated and installed a beautiful rock path from the back corner of the house to the front opposite corner of the house (130 feet) The rocks are enormous and fit together beautifully. He installed 20+ steps out of rock like they were cast for the application. Except they are real rocks! The back of our house was the one area that we didn’t have a clue how to handle. Scratch the Surface Excavating also did all of our grading,seeding, and sod applications. Tom also rerouted our sch 35 footer drains and ran the daylight pipes in the back of our house to make the area workable. Scratch the Surface Excavating is a class act!

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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