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The Colony Backyard Designers

Browse these backyard designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in The Colony.

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  • 244 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!

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Benavides Electric LLC
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Miriam L.
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Joshua proved to be a good professional, dependable, with good communication skills and, with knowledge to discern the solution of electric problems. Josh and his crew not only installed 5 garden lights, but also fixed and improved the system by recommending better quality of parts, and a safer way of instillation. He did a good work at a reasonable cost.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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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😎

Crest Tree & Landscapes
4.7
from 103 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Don G.
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William was great to work with and he has a very hardworking crew. We worked together on a plan to add hardscape to my backyard and he delivered a great final product. This project utilized a lot of different types of materials and also required major tree trimming. Project was completed in less than three days to plan and even clean up was exceptional. I already have a few other projects in mind for William!

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  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Sants landscaping service
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan S.
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Santos was very prompt on giving an estimate and the price was outstanding. We hired him on the spot yesterday and he and his team git the job done today. We hired them to completely rehaul our front flowerbed and add a stone retaining wall around it. They were able to take out all the weeds and unwanted plants. Add more soil and mulch with new plants AND they were able to finish the stone wall as well. My wife and I are very pleased and are already thinking of more work for them in our backyard. Thank you so much Santos and your team. Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Jay F.
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Josh is one of the most reliable and professional people I have ever met. He and Daryl did two jobs for me (restructuring my backyard lights and installing an outdoor ceiling fan. They are easy to reach, honest in their assessments and very affordable.

  • 17 years in business
  • 110 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.

Langi Concrete and Masonry
4.3
from 83 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Lee O.
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Mosaia and his crew did a large backyard renovation for me. This job was done in a couple phases over about a month. They did a great job. Communication was excellent throughout the entire project. His prices are very fair. Here is a list of the things they did. Built a boulder retaining wall about 4ft tall by 80ft long. It turned out great. They also tore down the old wall of railroad ties. They took care of the permit and dealing with the city. It went pretty smooth Installed a new fence and gate on top of the wall. Looks great. They dug in drainage lines to stop the erosion in my back yard. Cut out a strip of the patio and installed some new drains to stop flooding. Installed OK milsap stone around all the back yard patio Installed a stone staircase thru the wall. It looks really good They moved the irrigation lines and fixed the broken ones Installed a flagstone path leading to the stairs Installed a new concrete pad for our pool pump and filter Built two flower gardens and filed them with potting soil. Laid new sod in the whole back yard. Mosaia handled all the procurement of the needed items. Everything from stones, concrete, wood, you name it, they took care of it. I will be having him do some more work on our yard soon. Their stone work is great.

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R & O Landscape Services LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Jared H.
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I hired R&O to remove a lot of yard work done in my backyard that the previous owners had put it. I needed the room for my kids to play. They offered the lowest price and removed everything (it was a LOT) and installed new sprinklers in just one day. A very great group of guys and they know what they are talking about. Highly recommend to anyone needing any form of landscaping work done.

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Handy Andy
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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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
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 79 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.

Southwest Landscape Services
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
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Eric listened to our preferences & requirements for our front yard flower beds make-over. Then he & his crew worked hard & did an excellent job at delivering exactly what we wanted making it more beautiful then we could have imagined. We have more landscaping needs in our backyard as well as many other projects in & outside our home. We'll be hiring Eric & his great crew for everything.

Waterfalls Land Care
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 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

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Land Turf Inc
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Alterra
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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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
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 19 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.

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Terra Vista Designs
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Roland P.
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I love my fence! I would recommend Terra vista designs to anyone and everyone. Daniel Black and Brandon Askins did a great job! They came out and gave me a quote, stuck to their time line. Daniel and Brandon are very knowledgeable and professional. We have already hired them for more landscaping work on our new home.

Polanco's Landscape
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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Oscar helped us with sod installation for a small backyard. We also had some drainage concerns which he helped to check on the 2 drains in question. He listened to our needs/problems and worked to help us out. Great work quality, friendly, hard working, and professional. The charge was very reasonable. Definitely will call for his service in the future, Oscar, thank you for helping us out.

Zip's Landscaping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Micki A.
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Zip's Landscaping did a great install of our holiday lighting. We had recently moved into our home and watched as they installed the holiday lighting on our neighbor's home. We were so impressed that we stopped Daniel Zipperlen as he was leaving and asked if his company could do our home, too. Even with his very busy schedule, he scheduled us, brought his crew and decorated our home. They did a great job! We were very grateful, and so very pleased with the results, that we asked them to schedule us in for 2015 and are very excited to work with them again. Highly recommend Zip's Landscaping - 5-star rating. Daniel and his crew are very professional, creative, respectful of your property, and do a very tidy install and take-down. Daniel gave us very good advice on design ideas and we plan to expand upon those this year. No pun intended, but Zip's Landscaping certainly made our family's holidays brighter and merrier! Ms. Micki, Southlake

  • 38 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Pam O.
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The best part about this project thus far has been working with Lawrence. Incredible listener and patient as you choose the landscape design for your home. He understands what a big decision this is and is so wonderfully helpful in the decision making and meeting the needs of the homeowner :-).

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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