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McKinney Backyard Designers

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  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah A.
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Dan was extremely helpful with taking my rough design idea and making my dream craft table for me! Very reasonably priced and great craftsmanship!

Eberardo's Landscape
from 121 reviews
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Trey R.
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Eberardo and his crew transformed our front and backyard with amazing care. He and his crew redesigned our front yard flower bed with new stone and brick, added brick and stone around the front yard shade tree and added a small Brick and stone lined spot to the front of the house to show off a big new crepe myrtle. In the back he designed a new big flower bed with bushes, shrubs flowers and two trees on each side. Thrilled with the results!

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David Benitez Landscaping
from 93 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob R.
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David and his team did a great job renovating the landscape in my backyard very professional don't hesitate to call him😎

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  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
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Jordan and Gracie were wonderful to work with. They took my overgrown backyard and cleaned it completely up. It now looks like a whole new backyard with all the new plants.

  • 17 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Jose and his crew installed a new drip irrigation system in my backyard. They came out to quote the project mid week, and were able to start/complete the entire project that Saturday. The quote was very reasonable. All equipment used met expectations - I went as far as to inquire another professional who is a family friend, and they noted they use the same equipment/brand, Rain Bird. Jose was friendly and answered all questions on how the system works. I will hire him again.

Erick's Lawncare Service
from 64 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
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Great job mowing the lawn but a backyard gate that I specifically requested not be opened and was left opened.

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Handy Andy
from 51 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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Andy with taking it outdoors installed an arbor and water feature in our backyard. I would like to say he provided an accurate quote, takes pride in his workmanship, and pays great attention to detail. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for landscaping.

CJ Lawn Care
from 50 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Sureshkumar G.
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Great followup in setting up the appointment. Was friendly and did a great job. Explained what could be done to make the backyard look better.

Bell's Lawn and Garden
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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I hired Bell's Landscaping for sod installation in my backyard, fence staining, and to remove an old sandbox and replace it with some new sod. I couldn't be happier with the work and the price was outstanding!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole M.
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You both did a great job at clearing the jungle that was my backyard. Thank you!!!

Waterfalls Land Care
from 45 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The work and service was excellent, Now I have a beautiful backyard! I really like it

  • 8 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Mike H.
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This was for a new shed and BBQ area in my backyard. Everything went as planned. The work quality is good. Everything is level and square. I'm very happy and will use Chief again.

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Land Turf Inc
from 38 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nam P.
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Land Turf was very thorough in explaining different turf options and my backyard project was a success. I would work with them again.

from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney Y.
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They were great! Our backyard looked like a completely different backyard when they were through. They were in and out! I will definitely use again!

Best in Concrete Service
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Peter L.
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This was a fairly large existing circular drive (~1600 SQFT) that was replaced with stamped concrete. In addition, we needed to repair the flagstone patio around our pool. My experience was very positive from start of the project to finish. Nepote was very professional in providing the initial proposal and explaining the project, options and schedule. His project crew was on schedule and completed the project on time and on budget even I made several changes to the design and concrete color during the project. Nepote even agreed to do some additional work at minimal cost while the team was there. He was trustworthy, very flexible and responsive to our needs throughout. I was pleased with the final outcome of our stamped color concrete patio!

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Clean Green, Inc.
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael M.
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Convert a bare back yard into a water feature ladened environment with waterfall, plants and trees, extend patio and create walkway to front of house. Gabriel did all we asked for in a reasonable amount of time and at a very reasonable price. We are purchasing a new house and Gabriel will be on the case again creating the perfect backyard oasis for us.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clifton P.
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Mark was very helpful with a couple of small fixes I needed to my backyard irrigation system. He was very quick to respond, showed up on time and did what I needed for a fair price. I'd recommend him and use him again if needed.

Top Pro
from 20 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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Great job. Rain cased some delays but they were overcome. Jeff from Alterra created the backyard from design to execution with our involvement from a vision we had which we were able to verbalize. Personally seeing and picking out the individual plants with the owner of the company was an example of the personal attention we received. It was my wife's project and she acted as Project Manager. But I got the majestic palm tree that I wanted!

Omar Perez
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diane Z.
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Omar responded to a request, for cleaning up neglected yard which needed the shrubs trimmed, several dead roses removed, grass cut, etc. He not only provided a time he would arrive to give an estimate...unlike others who no showed he confirmed the time AND came on time!! He provided us a more than fair estimate and followed up with a "Thank you" which in this day is sadly unheard of by any contractor or even professional. Prior to his designated work day, he reconfirmed again. The day he was to do the work....he again showed on time! Again...pluses for both my husband and I. Omar and his partner's quality of work was better than our previous landscaping contractor with a large crew was far superior. As well as their detail to the work they were preforming. The previous work we had, sadly caused us to loose several bushes due to lack of care. Where as this time, they were careful to due to continuing growth along with blowing of leaves along with weeds. We were so impressed, we are now having Omar do our yard. As well as will have him do additional work for us. He is a professional landscaper and provides a great value for his work. having found him, we are quite pleased and look forward to continuing working with him.

Valiant Outdoor Designs
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rusty O.
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We would highly recommend Valiant Outdoor Designs! There was clear communication throughout the process and they worked hard to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. The end result is beautiful and exceeded our expectations!

from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen L.
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These guys were amazing!! I had some weird woody plants pop up that made my backyard look like a jungle. They came out within 48 hours and took care of it. I cannot say enough good things about MCLandscape. Highly recommend them!

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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Need landscape design

Mckinney, TX

  • Softscape services
    I don't need softscape services: No, Grass: No, Sod Installation: No, Tree/shrub planting: No, Tree/shrub removal: No, Flower beds: No, Gardening: No, Sprinkler installation: No, Drainage system: No, Outdoor lighting: No, Stump grinding and removal: No, Other: Low maintenance, water saving, rocks/pebbles perhaps?
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard, Back yard, Side yard(s), Entire property
  • Design preparation
    I have some design ideas in mind
  • Details
    I will want to have a pet relief area but would like to reduce the amount of grass considerably.
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