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Cranston Backyard Designers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
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Thunder did a great job on our nasty weedy overgrown backyard! It looks beautiful and working with Anthony was a friendly experience

  • 18 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Kruthi V.
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Adelso was prompt and reasonable at giving us a quote. He was able to work around our schedule and worked hard on prettifying our backyard. He has done a great job and we will definitely continue to hire him for our future jobs!

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P.M.J. Landscaping
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia M.
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I couldn't be more thrilled with the job P.M.J. Landscaping did. He cleared out an area of my backyard that had been completely overgrown. It looks fabulous. Very professional and timely service. I will definitely call again.

Hernandez Landscaping
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Rita C.
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Very professional!!! I'm so happy with my new backyard. Highly recommend.

Coastal Masonry
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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Mike did a great job with our patio. His work is outstanding, he is very reliable, gets the job done on time!

Dogwood Designs
4.3
from 42 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Phil T.
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Eric did a great job and a very fair price. Will gladly use Dogwood Designs in the future for other jobs. No hesitation.

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  • 44 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad S.
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MSF Landscapes recently reconstructed our barren city backyard into a shade garden paradise. Initially they leveled the backyard then laid down the hardscape. This was followed by plantings, installation of a drip irrigation/sprinkler system, arbor (with natural log posts) and mulching of the garden. In total they did everything, no sub contractors necessary with this company. Mark was great to work with very responsive and always pleasant. His mason/project manager, Jay, was fantastic and a very talented worker. He was also amenable to subtle change and a pleasure to work with. The rest of his crew was very professional and a pleasure to have around. His crew went so far as to mulch our front beds when they happened to have extra mulch after completion of the backyard which was very much appreciated. In conclusion, the job was very high quality and well done. We are exceptionally pleased with the job. I will post

Harvest Gardens LLC
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Karla V.
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Excellent! Dan did an amazing job! On top of that he has great people skills A+ for Dan on customer service! We will definently have him come back for more gardening and landscape design.

  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lars H.
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I was impressed with the work ethics of New Beginning Landscaping. They came out right away for an estimate and started to renew my whole backyard and upgrade my front flower beds the day that we agreed. The crew is hard working and even stayed over hours to finish the new grass project. I am planning to hire them again for my regular yard maintenance. I am glad I found them through Thumbtack.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Jascha F.
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Jose did incredible work. Took a messy, overgrown backyard and turned into a neat, clean space in just a few hours (see photos). Friendly, responsive, quick, and a fair price. I strongly recommend you hire him!

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Terry B.
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Mike was a pleasure to work with, from start to finish. Our yard was in very rough shape but Mike came and did all of the things I asked him to do (trim trees and hedges; cut back an overgrown lilac bush, remove any debris from the backyard, etc). Mike and his workman did an excellent job, and the price was very fair. I highly recommend Mike, and we will be hiring him again in the spring! :)

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disere construction
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliana P.
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Fernando did a nice patio on my backyard and a great rapair on my front stairs Thanks for the great job

  • 9 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
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I was extremely impressed with Junielson and his team. They replaced our backyard fence and installed a patio for us. Despite both projects being more difficult than expected (there was a surprising amount of large rocks and concrete buried in the yard), they pushed through without complaint and worked late to make up for lost time. They are hard workers, reasonably priced, and delivered quality work. I recommend them highly.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony V.
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Baystate Group Associates recently finished our 750 sq foot basement and the end result far exceeded our expectations. Victor stayed engaged with my wife and I daily throughout the project and kept us updated on the progress daily. I don't think the basement would have come out as it did if Victor didn't make several great recommendations along the way in regards to the basement layout, fixtures, colors, and other specific details. The team's that were at our house at various times throughout the job made sure that everything was clean and spotless at the end of everyday. I highly recommend VIctor and Baystate Group Associates for any refinished basement, remodeling, or building needs.

Horizon Landscaping LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kyleen H.
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I had new sod installed in my small backyard. The job was quickly completed and I'm very happy with the results! I would recommend Horizon to anyone looking for landscape work.

Indigo Weeds/Painting
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Allison V.
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Maria did a great job on my flower garden. I needed someone who knew more than just how to cut grass and blow leaves. She knew what to weed and what not to weed and did extensive deadheading. My neighbor who has nothing good to say about anyone, said she was incredibly good about cleaning up afterward and was very nice. After being away for 2 months, I came home to a garden well-tended to. She came three times and spent a good four hours plus in the garden each time. It is backbreaking work and she was worth every penny to me.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Giliane T.
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On our first meeting, Mr. Barbosa was able to explain in very clear details the steps and duration of my project(installing a chain link fence in my backyard). The quote that he proposed in his estimate were reasonable compared to other estimates in the area. He is a very skillful and courteous contractor and the quality of his work is superior. I would hire him again for other landscaping projects and I also would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and dependable contractor.

GreenWork Landscape
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Saravanan B.
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The team from the green work landscape did a wonderful job and cleaned up my backyard and made it playable. It had a tall bushes. They cleaned it up nicely. Will recommend for any one looking for a good landcaping work.

Jaime
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy P.
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Taught us the meaning of “neatening”, pruning, and featuring plants in our garden design. He removed plants which were crowding the design. We used leaf mold mulch. You will need to order twice as much, as it decomposes into soil rather quickly.

Russell Stafford, Plantsman
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Seguin S.
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I look forward to ongoing work with Russell. He's tremendously knowledgeable and has a lovely garden aesthetic. After his initial visit to assess our situation he sent a list of possible plants and flowers to include in our plan. Russell has been very flexible with our ever changing calendar -- our water lines have to be dug up and the dates have been repeatedly delayed. Our long-neglected gardens will be glorious come Spring. Many thanks to Russell.

JACO Contracting Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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My husband and I had a challenging stonewall we needed constructed in our backyard with some natural stone. AJ and Riley took on the job with confidence and professionalism. We are very pleased with how well it turned out!

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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