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Shoreline Backyard Designers

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

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie J.
Verified review

Corey was timely and respectful. Our house, patio and fence looked great afterwards

Duran Landscaping Inc.
4.4
from 96 reviews
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent M.
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Revived my backyard. One year later and all grass are alive and well!

Top Pro
Herrera Landscaping
4.8
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 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
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle P.
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Carlos was at my place within 30 minutes, cleaned up the entire backyard. Did a fabulous job.

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darci B.
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Pedro is very professional. He was here the day I posted on Thumbtack to say I needed someone to mow the backyard. He quoted me a price and we agreed upon it. He showed up on the day and time he said he would be here and his work is fantastic. The backyard is beautiful. We look forward to having Pedro here once a week!!

G&E Landscape Contractor LLC
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 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.

C & C Lawn Service
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher R.
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Charles cleaned up my backyard and trimmed back some trees. He did a great job and left the yard and driveway looking very clean. I was very happy with the work and would definitely hire him again.

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GraysLandscape/design
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

Sheldon helped clear out our backyard and re-sod it. He provided a lot of great insight and suggestions on what could be done and was very responsive and easy to work with. He knows what he's doing and I would hire him again and recommend 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.

Rcc Construction llc
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Cara H.
Verified review

We hired R&R Hardscapes to build retaining walls and install a fire pit in our backyard. We also had pavers put down in the driveway. We are very happy with the work and will hire R&R Hardscapes again for future projects.

WD Landscaping
4.1
from 23 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cait M.
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Tim was great! My backyard was a disaster and he cleaned it up efficiently & effectively. Great work!

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

CREATIVE EFFECTS LANDSCAPE
4.3
from 19 reviews
  • 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.

King of Kings construction
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 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.

RockSolidAssets LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chad G.
Verified review

John, with Rock Solid Assets did a spectacular job with our flagstone patio and landscaped garden area. He truly has an eye for landscape design and helped bring our garden patio to life. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Holloway Habitats LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline R.
Verified review

Connecting with Oliana Gardening was superbly serendipitous. As an interior designer and landlord, my gardens need to be both aesthetic and highly functional, and preferably mostly native. I needed a landscaping establishment that was reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable about natives, the right price, able to do both maintenance and renovations, and, this was a biggie, artistically trained. Oliana Gardening is meeting all these needs beautifully. Reliable and trustworthy means appointments are kept, communication is good, work gets finished, and my property gets cleaned and locked up as it should be. Being able to trust Oliana Gardening as I do makes my life so much easier. Jumanji really knows her native plants, and helped me figured out a scheme for a sunny front garden that I was failing miserably with on my own. I’d spoken to other people about natives before, but they either couldn’t imagine an entirely native garden, or were so natives-oriented they seemed to sniff at my aesthetic needs. Jumanji supports my dual and sometimes conflicting requirements. For example, while it’s stressful on sword ferns to completely cut their old fronds, we’re compromising with selective trimming. The fact that Jumanji does both installations and maintenance is especially helpful because every act of maintenance from pruning to carefully placing excess leaves in the right spot all leads toward the overall garden vision. She’s not going to damage anything from ignorance or mess up what is working well like my clean gravel drive by getting dirt all over it as one “gardener” did. More, Jumanji keeps teaching me new things about gardening (like the nuances of pruning redtwig dogwood and serviceberry), which makes the process fun. To me, Jumanji’s greatest asset, is that is also an artist. Many companies have great plant knowledge or construction abilities, but their gardens often lack unity or artistry. I absolutely love collaborating with Oliana Gardening as one creative with another. Jumanji understands the creative process, creative angst, and “can we move it again?” Jumanji also has other equally talented colleagues, so when I wanted a border between my plants and gravel, she brought in an artist friend who can weld. Together they created a beautiful steel border and craftily installed it among carefully placed rocks to make everything look level and balanced (when the ground wasn't). Almost last, Oliana Gardening understands my garden ambitions aren’t backed by a big budget so existing plants, rocks, leaves etc. have been used to their utmost. To offset costs, we’ll figure out things I can do myself, we’ll work together for a bit (such as when she wrapped my tree with lights and installed some new rocks), or spread work out over several months. My garden has really come together since working with Oliana Gardening, and I look forward to working with Jumanji’s company long into the future.

Green Giant Nursery
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Saharsh R.
Verified review

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

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

Sarah did an amazing job on our backyard!

vegas landscaping
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sharon L.
    Verified review

    Baldo is an artist at designing yards that are easy maintenance and attractively functional. He is particularly skilled with stone retaining walls, curved stone walkways, and planting bed design. You won’t be disappointed.

    • 2 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.

    MLG Landscape Design, LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Clare I.
    Verified review

    We have worked with Matt for the last two summers, and will tackle the third and final phase of our project this summer, 2016. Matt and his crew installed a stone path with steps down to our back gate, and a stone staircase up a steep slope from our back yard to our front, on the side of our house. The design included planting beds and lighting. MLG selected plantings for the pathway, and made recommendations for future plantings. Matt also built three garden boxes for our yard, out of sturdy and beautiful juniper. We so appreciated Matt working within our budget, and helping us break up our project into workable phases. We are excited to watch as the plantings fill in. This summer will see the design and installation of a new back gate, and more landscaping. It has been a pleasure to work with Matt and his crew. They were timely, worked hard, and cleaned up as they went. Matt was easy to get hold of, and always responsive. A great experience!

    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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