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Milwaukee Backyard Specialists

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

Landscaping Image LLC
4.3
from 60 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela K.
Verified review

Hugo and his team were great to work with. Hugo was quick to respond to our post and came out a few days later to talk about options. We appreciated how flexible he was with pricing out multiple options for us. We ultimately decided to relocate our hosta plants to the sidewalk side of the backyard fence and then replace that area with new pavers. We also decided to have them weed out around the house. Once we agreed to the work, his crew came out 2 days later to deliver materials and to get started. They worked quickly and efficiently and we saw instant progress. Hugo was around to oversee the work and to make sure we were happy. The crew came back the following morning to complete the job and again Hugo came by to make sure we were pleased and also offered some ideas for future work which we appreciated and will definitely take him up on next spring.

  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

I had Balickis plant several arborvitae trees in my backyard. The install was done quickly with great quality trees used. The company provided input on the tree layout design which made the process extremely easy.

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Diverse Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

Working with David was wonderful,jet greatest Landscaper Designer I believe! They where easy to work with,they did a great job on a forest clean out that I had on my backyard and made new beds with fresh premium mulch, but also integrating my own plants , Just waiting on few plants until it gets warmer. But wow! Great team ! Highly recommend for quality work and attention to detail.

  • 24 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Mellisa J.
Verified review

Amazing work, got all the dead branches from 2 trees in my backyard. Cleaned up afterwards and left the yard looking great, they even took the time to re-hang a chair I have hanging from the tree! I highly recommend, they were the best price (I called around and got 5 estimates) and did amazing work!

DMT Property Maintenance LLC
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Dave and his team redesigned our backyard and it's beautiful. They were professional, timely and fantastic to work with. I would highly recommend DMT.

T&T Lawn Care
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Ted I.
Verified review

Great job on the lawn, an expert in getting it done. Anyone who needs his service will smile at his professionalism and punctuality.

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Bardo's Gonzalez Landscaping
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

Bardo did a great job with my backyard. I didn't think it could look so great! He was very accommodating with my schedule which was great. Absolutely would recommend this company.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

on time great lawn care

Millhouse Gardens
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Del L.
Verified review

Kelly is GREAT! We replaced our garage and re-designed the backyard. She was always there when needed, going out of her way to help us with choosing shrubbery, flowers, etc. She is very easy to work with and always ready to please... I highly recommend her for any landscaping needs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

I had a large tree that needed to be taken down in my backyard. Limbs and branches extended over the house and phone lines and it needed to be taken down very carefully. Not only did the tree get taken down without any issues or mishaps, but they did a great job cleaning up all of the debris as well. They could've done a little better job communicating when they'd be here, but overall the experience was great and they get 5 stars from me! I'll be using them for more landscaping work in early Spring due to the great job they did...especially at such a reasonable price.

D. Tellez Landscaping
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
L. L.
Verified review

Daniel and he crew were great to work with. Gave me good solutions to backyard . Thanks!! See you for fall clean up!

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Will H.
Verified review

Our backyard flooded with heavy rain. Efrain designed a system that carried away a 3” rainfall. Great brickwork too

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce S.
Verified review

Adam did a fantastic job at cleaning up the backyard for me. I had a ton of leaves and willow branches laying all over the yard and he cleaned it all and made it look very professional. I will definitely be hiring Adam again and would recommend him to anyone needing lawncare done!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Marcos is excellent! He is very professional and does excellent work at great prices. Highly recommend! He provided topsoil and sod, timber and concrete retaining walls, stone patio, grading, gravel, etc. He turned my front and backyard into an oasis!

Premier Service Group
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle E.
Verified review

We are currently in the planning stages of our project and will begin work in June. Thus far, Chris and Jason have been simply amazing. We are planning a total reno of our backyard and were not quite sure what we wanted to do. Premier Service Group came out and looked at our yard and within a few days came back with computer generated images of a base plan so we could envision how it would look. We discussed different options and they were very helpful with knowledgeable suggestions that made it a lot of fun to work with them, no stress. Chris went above and beyond in researching safe options for our pets and foster dogs to be around. We are so looking forward to working with this group, cannot wait to see our finished product!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Crew Cuts helped me last summer remove some old bushes and replace them making the front of our house look x100 better! We are now having him back this summer to redo our backyard and put in a retaining wall! Excellent service!

ace tree service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eva S.
Verified review

Julio and Jose's Company has an excellent service and professionalism..they offered me the best service at the best price...they have a lot of experience without doubt . We loved the service we received from this company from start to finish. They have removed a huge red oak tree in the backyard in just a couple hours and clean up the yard perfectly. We would definitely recommend this company . We found about them from a referral from a co-worker who was also very happy with the work they provided. Ace Tree Service was my best choice thank you guys.

Home Repair Specialists
1.0
from 3 reviews
    About

    We do interior and exterior painting and renovation as well as drywall and plaster repair. We also provide wood flooring and masonry services. We are neat and clean, and we complete each job in a timely manner. Our business comes exclusively by word of mouth. Our references are available to you so that you can understand the care we take in our projects.

    U.S. Siding

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We are an exterior and interior design specialists for over 35 years in the industry. We managed 174 apartments and we have been in business since 2001. No project is too small or too big! We also service in bathroom faucets and there would never be a problem. Customer satisfaction is our only goal!

      • 11 years in business
      About

      Midwest Home Remodeling Specialists Inc. is a full-service home remodeling/repair company. We are dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. All requests will be met.

      Everlast Green

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Landscaping services include the following: * planting * drain tile installation * planting bed repair, etc. Hardscaping services include the following: * retaining walls * seat walls * brick pavers (patios, driveways, pathways, fire pits, and much more) Soil preparation includes the following: * most kind of grass seed spreading * sod installation *de-rocking * lot cleaning Horticulture services include weekly, biweekly or monthly of the following: * planting bed weeding * edging * mulch installation (variety of colors) Waterscaping includes the following: * ponds * water fountain installation, etc. Tree services include small projects such as the following: * pruning * trimming * planting * some tree cutting, etc. Stone work includes the following: * retaining walls * shore lines * fire pits * planting bed rock installation (six stone, Mississippi River stone, etc.) boulders Sea weed cleaning includes off the shore line.

        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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