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Houston Backyard Landscapers

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

  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
Tom J.
Verified review

I contacted Four Seasons to redo my front and backyard landscaping. They removed two very large pine trees, old shrubs, added new plants, mulch, flagstone border, and installed a new fence. I was very pleased with the landscaping and their professionalism. As a result of their great I am using them on a weekly basis to service my lawn. They are always offering great specials!

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littleshepherds services
4.8
from 100 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon J.
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Arturo and his team showed up early to set up and started promptly on time. They took down a very large palm that had died and also trimmed several trees in our backyard. Arturo and his team worked efficiently and were very courteous and thorough. They left our backyard clean and took away all debris and even went to our neighbors yard and picked up some of the palm branches that fell. We will definitely use them again in the future and highly recommend using them!

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Hoff Landscaping
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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Working with Lance was a great experience and he completely transformed my backyard. I shopped around and received 4 quotes from high-end professional landscapers. He delivered more at a very reasonable price compared to other vendors. Great people, great work, at a great price. I’m already planning my next project with Lance.

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Full Spectrum Services
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Shoreline completely renovated our system at a reasonable price. He was punctual and work was done perfectly. We had them also install rock landscaping

GRASS MONKEY SERVICES
4.6
from 69 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph M.
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Victor and his crew did an excellent job removing some very heavy debris from my backyard and getting leveled and sodded. Fair price, quick work--strongly recommended.

  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Diego J.
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David with Precise Landscapes was AMAZING! He was extremely knowledgeable and helped me come up with multiple design ideas for my front yard. He stayed inline with my budget and transformed my yard so much that the HOA is looking at hiring Precise for our community landscaping needs. Do not think twice and hire David and his crew.

Royal Landscape And Design
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary T.
Verified review

Alex is a hard worker and did a great job with our backyard. His level of communication, promptness, price and dedication to his work are second to none. We really appreciate his attention to detail and would definitely hire him again for future projects. Thanks again Alex!

All-Pro Services
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
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Oscar of All-Pro Sevices did an amazing job installing our sod and replacing landscape timbers. His work is great, he is on time,on budget and he has fair prices too. In addition to that he was able to work around our other contractors... He is also very knowledgeable about other home and garden projects. I wish I met him sooner!

Black Stone trees
4.5
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Hongmei Z.
Verified review

Very impressed. While I was away, Concepcion actually stopped by to water the lawn after sodding. Simply because I mentioned it to him once. He went above and beyond my expectation.

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SafeWater Services
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Alison F.
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Everything about David and his company was exceptional. I needed someone to give me some ideas of how to make some small changes to my landscaping on a small budget and he suggested changing out the borders of my beds with a different rock and it's beautiful. He also added much needed color with flowers and new shrubs. He and/or his crew always showed up on time and his prices were the best!

Larry Jones Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Some rock delivery. It was too small of a job for a lot of landscapers to bother with, but too big to do on my own. Larry came through with quality service at an honest price. They got the job done quickly and on time. They even installed the rock and hauled away the excess at no additional charge. Five stars for sure. Would hire again, and I recommend Larry to anyone.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Ishaan G.
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Brandon and his team did a great job with my backyard by clearing weeds, racking leaves, trimming branches etc. Very professional and reasonably priced. Great work by Great people! Will definitely recommend them to anyone!

  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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I can’t say enough good things about Clyde. He was quick to respond, and come out to give us an estimate. He is very knowledgeable about everything landscaping. Our project was pretty big, and everything turned out great! We are so happy to have a beautiful front and backyard.

  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
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I wasn’t home when my lawn was mowed but it was definitely done to my satisfaction. I’m very picky and fired my last lawn service because the quality of service dropped. I’m hoping that the quality will continue and I have a very long working relationship with this company.

New Roots Landscaping
4.0
from 24 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Robb W.
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Jim and team did a great job designing and implementing a landscaping solution for my front yard. Unlike other landscapers they were very responsive and always followed up even during the busy spring season. They used top organic materials and were priced reasonably compared to other estimates. I would highly recommend them and will work with them going forward for all of my landscaping needs.

Special Touch Landscaping
3.9
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Ayaz S.
Verified review

I hired these guys for installing our flower bed, patio and sprinkler system and these guys did an excellent job. They were very detailed, understood and patient to answer all of our questions and at the end, I was very pleased to see the job they did. Ahmad, the operations manager and the guys working for him, Jose and Scott did a great job in understanding our needs and turning our backyard so beautiful. I would definitely recommend these guys!

Al Castelan
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine C.
Verified review

Al has worked out great for my home Landscaping. He has many talents and skills, and helped us with a few other things around the house too. (Leaking water pipe, sprinklers, and lighting)

Mark 2 Landscaping
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robin R.
Verified review

Mark and his boys mowed and trimmed. Have asked him back to do some mulching and weed killing. Did a great job. Will definitely be using him for lawn maintenance for the summer. Highly recommend!

Green cares lawn services
4.1
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn C.
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quality work - done on time - very helpful along the way. Thanks for a great looking back lawn!

  • 5 years in business
Jessica M.
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Trained Eye did a phenomenal job on our trees! Not only were they professional and thorough, their price was also very fair! Highly recommend!

Razoscape
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny G.
Verified review

Nicolas came out and looked at my space and gave me a reasonable quote. We moved forward. The day of the job they showed up and knocked it out in a timely and professional manner. I would certainly hire him again for my landscaping and irrigation needs.

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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