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The GRASS Man
4.4
from 42 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle W.
Verified review

While waiting weeks for the delivery of my lawn tractor, my 2.5 acre property was turning into a jungle. The grass was growing out of hand and getting thick and high. I hired L.N.C. Landscape & Designs to come out and mow the very high grass and do trimming. Chazz was very easy to work with as far as going over what needed done and planning the job. He was very prompt in responding to messages. Chazz came out the following day while I was at work and did a fantastic job! I believe his pricing is VERY reasonble and fair for the size of the job and the excellent work he did. The grass looks great! If my mower doesn't arrive soon I will definitely hire Chazz again. Even when I get my own mower I will also keep him in mind for any other landscaping needs I have in the future.

  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Everything we could ask for in our backyard. I don't think it could have turned out better! We gave Philip and his team a long checklist to include in their design for us and boy did they deliver! Our backyard looks like something from a magazine.

Top Pro
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
Verified review

Martin was AWESOME! He was quick to respond to my messages, super friendly, knowledable, and worked effortlessly to complete the job perfectly. So thankful for finding him on Thumbtack. Will definitely hire him again soon for more landscaping and design work.

Top Pro
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick E.
Verified review

Nothing but good things to say about Balco Landscapes! I had just completed two projects with separate big name contractors and the experiences were both horrible. Had I not been on home on several occasions, the work these other contractors did would have been done wrong and not to spec. So I was a bit uneasy when I realized that due to my work schedule, I would not be home for the entirety of the landscaping project with Balco. But, Balco Landscapes showed up every day, on time, and did the work they quoted. The work itself is stunning! The installed 2 flagstone patios over concrete base, a separate stacked stone retaining wall, and landscaped a garden bed horribly overgrown with weeds and planted agreed upon plants. Also planted a dogwood in the very back of the yard. Balco also pulled the necessary permits from Baltimore City (which in itself is no easy task). They quoted 2 weeks to complete the project and they finished in 1 week and 3 days. Harry and his team were nothing but courteous and professional from the moment they showed up in person to discuss design and requirements, through to the project's completion. The morning after the day in which it looked as though everything had been completed, I spoke directly with Harry to make sure they were done so I could finalize payment. Indeed they were... but Harry was already on his way to my house to shore up a joint line in one of the patios that "he wasn't happy with." I didn't ask him to do it... i didn't even recognize what he was talking about... but he came out on his own to take care of it. That is owning your workmanship. And that is respect for the homeowner. This is how working with contractors should always be!! They are already my decided choice for some additional work I'll have done in a few months. If you have landscaping needs, you'll be in good hands with Balco! A+ across the board.

Torres Landscaping
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Grace K.
Verified review

Torres Landscaping did a great job of topping and trimming the evergreen tree in the backyard. He was very responsive and communicated his plans regularly. He arrived right on time and cleared and hauled the trimmings away! I recommend him without reservation!

Lebanon Valley Tree Care
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin B.
Verified review

Great service!! He did a fabulous job removing our shrubs and roots!

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole Z.
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We initially had Tom out to give us an estimate on extending our fence so that we could fit our pool in our backyard and still meet the township requirements. By the time we got done talking, we also hired him to run the electric for our pool AND finish our huge basement. In two weeks, YES 2 weeks, they finished the fence, ran the electric, hauled away stuff from the basement that we didn’t want, AND not only finished our basement, but literally turned it into a basement that my entire family never wants to leave. Tom and his team were professional, responsive, and truly cared about every detail that they put into their work. They worked every single day (including weekends) to make sure that they not only meet their timeline, but exceeded our expectations. I have never had such a positive experience with a contractor and our family is completely IN LOVE with our gorgeous basement! Thank you Tom & team for making our basement dream come true at an extremely competitive price that we could afford. I’m almost certain we’ll be seeing you soon for whatever we decide our next project will be!

Ahern Landscaping, LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dyana C.
Verified review

They did what was asked and the outcome was as expected. My only comment is that the garden installers were left to their own sense of design and did not have a drawing or explicit instructions on plant placement to work from. This was a concern only because I did not get the feeling that they were as knowledgeable about garden DESIGN as they were about garden planting. But, it still came out very nicely and I received what I requested and paid for.

D and S Lawn and Landscapes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret W.
Verified review

Randy and his team did a great job on my little backyard patio! I would highly recommend them for your job. They had the best rate and went above and beyond what I was expecting. He gave me an estimate and a time frame, but was able to get the job done in advance of what I was expecting. I am thoroughly enjoying my new outdoor living space!

A Plus Landscaping LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John Y.
Verified review

Marcus and his crew did a fantastic job, they arrived on schedule and completed the remodel on the backyard. They did a great job and did exactly like I asked, and kept me informed during the entire project. I would highly recommend A Plus

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Edward O.
Verified review

Right from the start, I felt that we were on the same page and Randi understood exactly what kind of landscaping we were looking for. She contacted us promptly for a consultation and drew up a lovely landscape design that included some existing elements and some additional native plants that would grow best in our area. Randi and her helper arrived promptly on the rainy start date and worked diligently through the very rainy week until the landscape project was completed all the while with smiles on their faces. They reshaped and extended the flower beds to create a beautiful flow in the front yard and artistically incorporated rocks into the beautiful design. Randi and her helper were so pleasant and hard working and talented that we highly recommend them to anyone looking to beautify their landscape.

Green Acres
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matthew P.
Verified review

I had a difficult build that Green Acres handled with precision, integrity, and professionalism. Impressed!

Stephanie D.
Verified review

Very professional and great quality work. Couldn't be happier.

Ryan's Landscaping
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Bo L.
Verified review

Ryan and crew have been working off and on for me the last two or three years. He has done landscaping and also done block wall construction. He is always there when he tells you and he cleans up the area that he is working on when finished. There is never any extras for me to do when he is finished. He lets you know what to do with your plants and shrubs, like if there is any trimming or when they need to be cut down for the season. We have had a new plant or two not make it and Ryan has alway supplied us with a new one at no cost to me. He guarantees his plants and shrubs for one year and no cost for the labor. His crew is always looking out for the customer also. Great group of guys and I would and have recommend him over the years and have never had a complaint from people that have used him. What he charges for his work has always been better then others that I have gotten estimantes from. Keep up the great work Ryan and company!

About

I provide referral landscape design and installation services. I'm a private individual with over 30 years of professional landscape contracting experience. My work experience is the following: * 2 years in Klinger's Exteriors * 13 years in Buchart Horn, Inc. as a Landscape Architect I * 20 years in Shiloh Nurseries as a Landscape Designer/Sales * 2 years in J Franklin Styers Nurseries as a Landscape Foreman

About

People who I have done work for are very complimentary about my work. I have been also told that I am a hard worker. I stay with a project until it meets the customer's goals and more.

About

Real Design Landscape Architecture is a full-service landscape architecture and land design firm located in Hanover, Pennsylvania. We specialize in the analysis, planning, design, management, and nurturing of both man-made and natural environments. We serve clients within both the public and private sectors, and our clients range from land developers, private companies, and residential landowners to nonprofit institutions and governmental entities.

About

"If you dream it, I can draw it." I do drafting and design. I listen to the needs of my clients. Do you need house additions? Yes. Do you need drawings for permits? Yes. Do you need drawing for building? Yes.

About

I am willing to travel to whoever is in need of excellence in lawn care and maintenance, and I am someone who provides happiness and enjoyment of your land and areas.

About

The following services are available: * custom homes * remodeling * home maintenance * landscaping * interior design * hardscaping * property management * general contracting

About

We founded our business on "Quality" not quantity. Most of our referral come from "Word of mouth"

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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