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Seattle Backyard Specialists

Browse these backyard specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Seattle.

Duran Landscaping Inc.
4.4
from 98 reviews
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent M.
Verified review

Revived my backyard. One year later and all grass are alive and well!

Lake WA Services LLC
4.7
from 87 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Terry S.
Verified review

Sam built a patio and fire pit in my backyard. He did a beautiful job and conducted the project and himself in a true professional manner. Kudos Sam and I will recommend you to others.

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Herrera Landscaping
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie S.
Verified review

He started the job earlier than planned and was very thorough. It wasn't an easy job, as my grass/weeds were over 3-4 feet tall, and my backyard is a pretty decent size, but he did a great job. I have hired him on for continued maintenance every 2 weeks.

Carlos Landscaping
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Donna J.
Verified review

Marco was sent to prune our two Wisteria, each growing on 9 ft arbors. I wanted them pruned away from the house and trees where they have spread. I'm very pleased with the attention Marco gave to avoiding some above ground sprinklers in the garden areas. He cleaned up all the cuttings and leaves and took a blower to the entire patio / backyard area, making it look much better than when he came, Thank you Marco!

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  • 48 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt H.
Verified review

Gary built a fence,, paver walkway and filled part of the backyard with dirt and sod. Gary kept in communication with me during the entire process. Everything turned out great!

G&E Landscape Contractor LLC
4.5
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sherwyn S.
Verified review

We just did a complete remodel of our backyard. It was literally torn down to nothing and rebuilt. The job involved removing existing patio, cutting down a tree, clearing all the plants, removing steps, leveling the whole yard, building retaining walls, fence, gates, laying a fairly large patio area with pavers, building a fire pit area with flagstone, drainage, sprinklers and planting. I hired G&E based on the reviews on thumbtack and I couldn't agree more with some of the reviews about their professionalism. They are easily among the best contractors I have worked with. Reliability, Punctuality, Accountability, Flexibility, and Quality are some of the key qualities I was looking for and they fit it perfectly. We are very happy with how our yard turned out and it is better than what we have envisioned. I would definitely hire Polo and team again for any future work. If you are looking to get any landscaping work, don't think twice about G & E.

  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. S.
Verified review

The Pro arrived on time, completed the entire list of work recommended by the house inspector, and did everything which was required in a quite and professional manner. Highly recommended as a handyman or a specialist

The Paradise Landscaping
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha D.
Verified review

Oliver and Luis are excellent!! We had them clean our yard and had them turn our backyard which had a ravine to a flat usable backyard. They explained everything they were going to do every step of the way (3 week project). We would definitely use them again.

Herick's Landscaping
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa R.
Verified review

Erick and his team helped me with a backyard remodel, he showed up in time and finish it when he said. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. I will be calling him in the near future for another project! Thank you again!!

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GraysLandscape/design
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dianne J.
Verified review

Sheldon came for a visit to give me his estimate, and then when he was able to schedule me, he got my backyard weeded, my waterfall working, trimmed trees and shrubs, and mulched my beds. The job was completed after he spent a day and then a couple of hours the net day. He has many good ideas for continuing to make my yard look picture perfect. He is a hard worker and takes pride in his efforts. I plan to continue having Sheldon work on more projects for me. You will not be disappointed if you hire him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Farhad S.
Verified review

I hired Lucas Landscaping to install a paver patio for me (with firepit), a fence around the yard, and a playground pit. As well as creating flower beds along the length of my yard and back. It was a large project and Julio and his team transformed our plain backyard into our dream backyard. He was very detailed in his work and was always making sure things were done the way we wanted it. I would definitely hire Julio and his team again for future jobs.

WD Landscaping
4.2
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Cait M.
Verified review

Tim was great! My backyard was a disaster and he cleaned it up efficiently & effectively. Great work!

Green Giant Nursery
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Saharsh R.
Verified review

Arrived right on time and did a great job in uprooting the trees from my backyard.

Vision Landscapes
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Chaz L.
Verified review

Don and his crew redid our whole front and backyard, and in less time than they even estimated. Cleared old weedy, dead grass and laid new sod; weeded overrun planting areas; removed overgrown shrubbery and replaced with neat and tidy new ones; weeded graveled areas and laid down new gravel. Pricing was completely fair and the results are well worth the investment. One of the best elements of working with Don is that he answers questions, responds promptly, and is just an overall good guy to work with (his crew is polite and courteous too) - not high-pressure, wants to be sure you're comfortable with the plan and pricing. I've already passed along his info to my parents for work they were thinking of having done and will continue to work with Don for future needs. Neighbors have not only noticed their great work, but complimented it too.

King of Kings construction
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sianita N.
Verified review

I had a fence installation done on my backyard. Jim and his crew were very courteous and did a nice job. I gave him 4 stars since my gate's framework is done inside out.

  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

I hired Creative Effects to clear my backyard and lay new aggregate to extend my patio. Wilson gave me a very good estimate and came out very quickly. The guys did a wonderful job clearing...and did it SO FAST! The patio was not done correctly, unfortunately, and had to be torn out. Even though it was not done right, I appreciate that Wilson attempted to fix it, but more importantly...when he realized it couldn't be fixed and had to be torn out, he was gracious to admit it. He then ripped out all of the concrete and hauled it off and refunded all of my money. This shows incredible honesty and integrity and I definitely would recommend his services to others.

Hogar y Jardín
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
TODD R.
Verified review

Ricardo and his team did a great job on our backyard fence project. Very quick and professional, also very flexible in adding on additional work on the fly as well as accommodating our specific requests. The end product looks great and the pricing was very reasonable. Highly recommend, we'll definitely be using him again!

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Sarah did an amazing job on our backyard!

Nature Breeze Landscaping
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jagriti M.
Verified review

We hired these guys for just installing the sprinkler system, but the professional way in which Saul gave us the quote for our complete backyard redo, we totally loved it! He was very professional, very methodical, and very rightly priced. His guys removed our old rusting deck, Saul paved our entire backyard and did the grass cover on it, in addition to installing the sprinkler system! We love these guys so much, we are rehiring them for another project!

HawkNation Delivery Service
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dj P.
Verified review

I’m embarrassed to admit how much junk I had collected over the years in my backyard, I filled Hawk Nations whole boxtruck. I was ready to get it all out of my yard and Les did it for an amazing rate and worked around my schedule. Hopefully I won’t collect so much stuff again but if I do I will definitely have Hawk Nation come back. Thanks guys!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia Y.
Verified review

Javier and his crew did a fabulous job hardscaping part of our backyard with stairs. Professional and punctual and easy to work with.

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.

How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed?

Regular lawn maintenance can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Professional lawn care prices will vary based on the regional cost to do business and regional cost of labor, the size of your lawn, and any additional services you may desire such as edging or mulching. The national average for lawn mowing costs is $30-$50. Pros may charge an hourly rate, a flat rate or by the square foot (an acre contains 43,560 square feet). Square footage rates factor in the professional’s time, the use of their equipment, and the gas to operate the mower. Distance may also affect cost: If you live outside the company’s standard service range, you may pay an additional travel fee. Here are some examples of average prices for mowing and lawn maintenance:

  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
    • Bimonthly: $40 per service/$80 per month.
    • One time only: $45 per service.
      • Prices include mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour (including travel, equipment costs and labor).
  • Lot size:
    • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35.
    • Half-acre lot: $50.
    • One-acre lot: $100.

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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