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Finding Good Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County CA

If you're having difficulty properly caring for your lawn and gardens, there's a plentiful resource available to homeowners like you for landscaping services in Ventura County. Landscape contractors and landscape designers in Ventura County incluce new landscape installers, garden designers, or landscape maintenance companies.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best landscape contractors & designers in Ventura County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated January 22, 2014

 The TOP 10 Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County CA

Finding Good Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County CA 

Landscape contractors in Ventura County are required to have a state contractor's license for your protection, such as the C27 license for landscaping specifically. Landscape designers are not required to be licensed so long as they are doing designs only and not any installation work.  If the landscape contractors in Ventura County have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection because if a worker is injured on your property and the company doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries. 

Landscape contractors in Ventura County are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all those bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their client in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10  such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Landscape Companies in Ventura County Perform Numerous Services
Landscape contractors, landscape designers, and landscape architects are equipped to perform a variety
of techniques to convert your drab yard into your ideal outdoor environment, whether it's a small garden design or a business park. If you need a complete landscape renovation, they'll start that landscape renovation process by removing and disposing existing vegetation, pests, and weeds.

Because a beautiful garden requires thorough maintenance, landscapers will build certain features into the infrastructure of the landscape that make it easier for future care. They'll improve the foundation and water efficiency of the yard by installing lawn irrigation and drainage systems, installing sprinkler systems, grading the plot, and laying down new sod. After the initial landscape work is completed, the best landscapers will begin to sculpt the design of your choice. They can work with several themes appropriate to Ventura County, creating Japanese gardens, deer resistant gardens, Feng Shui designs, xeriscapes, permaculture designs, or eco friendly designs.

Once the decorative process begins, certain landscapers can construct and install trellises, gazebos, or arbors to give the area some texture. They may also be able to do hardscaping like walkways and other hardscape features. When it comes time to bring your yard back to life, Ventura County landscapers can plant nearly any flora you prefer, including California natives, olive specimens, junipers, berry vines, or fruits and vegetables.

Good landscapers in Ventura County usually supply the basics as well, like groundcover, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. Other structural enhancements include stone hardscapes, terraces, lighting, firepits, outdoor kitchens,  and barbecues. Some landscape contractors  can also build a number of water features, including koi ponds, fountains, ponds, or waterfalls.

Landscapers even design and install systems to maintain your new water features or make your new garden design eco-friendly. Low moisture plants, drip irrigation, French drains, pond filtration systems, and water-wise irrigation systems can reduce your water bill and keep your yard looking good at the same time.

Many local landscapers in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura can arrange for future maintenance servicing as well, with follow-up visits that include rototilling, seeding, pruning, weed control, fertilization, erosion care, and arbor care. The best landscapers are versed in all aspects of landscaping in the Ventura County climate, so you can trust in their landscape designs and expert advice for your next landscaping project.

Even if your outdoor environment has never been landscaped or the landscape design was done by another landscaping company, a handful of local landscapers in Ventura County are willing to perform ongoing landscape maintenance services that include garden care, lawn care, grass cutting and more.

Synthetic Grass & Artificial Lawns in Ventura County
Many local landscape firms can install synthetic grass in Ventura County, often referred to as artificial turf, synthetic grass, artificial lawns or fake grass as an alternative to real sod. Uses for artificial grass include putting greens, bocce courts, playgrounds, sports fields, or other high traffic areas. Artificial lawns do still require some maintenance for the removal of organic debris, but maintenance costs are often still lower for artificial grass due to the lack of weeding and mowing service needed and water conservation. Some types of synthetic grass in Ventura County get hot with direct exposure to the sun, so the appropriateness of synthetic lawns in Ventura County depend on the site, the intended use, and exact material the artificial grass is made from.

Ask to make sure the landscape company you choose for artificial lawn installation already has lots of experience with synthetic grass and the issues that are specific to it. Also a company that can offer more than one type of artificial lawn gives you the advantage of options for cost and the material it's made from rather than be pushed into one kind of synthetic turf simply because the company only sells or knows how to install one type of artificial grass.

Synthetic grass and artificial lawns have varied lifespans so look at the manufacturer's warranty. Most artificial turf is warranted to hold its color and integrity for six years or more.  Common brands of artificial grass in Ventura County include Pregra Artificial Grass, SYNLawn, AstroTurf, FieldTurf, ForeverLawn, ProGreen, SmartGrass, Synthetic Turf International.

 

Some Landscaping Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County Are Better Than Others.
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these landscaping companies and landscape designers in Ventura County: Sunridge Landscape Maintenance, Western Sierra Landscapes Inc, Specialized Landscape Management Service, California Landscape Design, Quality Landscape Care. Other landscapers in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura CA that might still be in business include: Landscape By Jeffrey, CJ Vandergeest Landscape Care, M&R Landscape Constructions, Gothic Ground Management. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Landscape Designers & Landscape Contractors 



When it comes to landscaping in Ventura County CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the companies you're considering hiring:

• How long have they been doing landscaping in Ventura County specifically? (Different regions have their own

unique soil conditions and weather that will effect choices to be made among plants, sprinkler system design and irrigation. Lots of experience in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)
 

• How many projects have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, drought-tolerant, etc.?

• Can the landscape company give you names and numbers of clients who had similar project to yours

who you can call as references? (All landscape companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• What is their repair or replacement policy for plants that might die after installation and for how long?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All landscape companies in Ventura County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How will they determine pricing?

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All landscape 

companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed,

including the amount of the amount of material to be used, brand names if any, and product numbers if any? (This is key because cheap landcape companies in Ventura County often only appear cheaper by using less material or lower quality brands).

• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?

• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the landscape contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?


• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of

those companies?


When you've chosen the best landscape contractors in Ventura County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All landscape contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)







 

 

 

 

Research About Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Ventura County 

The following is a list of helpful associations and publications on landscaping contractors & landscape designers.

Associations & Licensing for Landscapers in Ventura County CA
ANLA American Nursery & Landscape Association (http://www.anla.org/)
APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers (http://www.apld.org)
ASGI Association of Synthetic Grass Installers (www.asgi.us)
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects (www.asla.org)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CLCA California Landscape Contractors Association (http://www.clca.org/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (www.cslb.ca.gov)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
ELA Ecological Landscaping Association (http://www.ecolandscping.org/)
IA Irrigation Association (www.irrigation.org)
IALE International Association of Landscape Ecology (http://www.landscape-ecology.org/)
LDA Landscape Design Association (www.ldaonline.org)
NLAE Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (http://www.nlae.org/)
PLANET The Professional Landcare Network (www.landcarenetwork.org)
WNLA Western Nursery and Landscape Association (www.wnla.org)



Web & Media Publications for Gardeners and Landscaping in Ventura County
Deck and Landscape Magazine
Fine Gardening Magazine
Flower and Garden Magazine
Green Industry Landscaping & Garden Magazine
Grounds Maintenance Magazine
Horticulture Magazine
Landscape Management
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
ProGardenBiz Landscape and Garden Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Landscape Companies in Ventura County within the following zip codes:

93044, 93010, 93002, 91361, 93007, 93034, 93005, 93009, 93032, 93004, 93094, 93066, 93042, 91359, 93040, 93021, 93020, 93035, 93041, 93001, 93062, 93024, 93099, 93036, 93033, 93060, 93003, 91320, 93031, 91362, 93015, 93012, 93063, 93016, 93043, 91358, 93022, 93011, 93065, 93023, 91360, 91319, 93006, 93030, 93061 and 93064

 


Landscapers Camarillo CA

Bischel Enterprises Inc Camarillo CA 93012
Complete Landscape Camarillo CA 93010
Griffin Brothers Landscape Camarillo CA 93011
Groundskeeper Inc Camarillo CA 93011
Jeon's Gardening Camarillo CA 93011
K O Landscape Maintenance Camarillo CA 93011
Lake Landscapes Camarillo CA 93012
Landscape Systems Camarillo CA 93011
Mike Muscarella Landscaping Camarillo CA 93010
Oakridge Landscape Inc Camarillo CA 93010
Sunridge Landscape Maintenance Camarillo CA 93010
Tommy's Landscape Inc Camarillo CA 93010

 

Landscapers Fillmore CA

California Land Care Fillmore CA 93015
Lawnmasters West Fillmore CA 93015
Pacifica Landscaping Fillmore CA 93015
Rock & Water Creations Inc Fillmore CA 93015
T Brothers Landscape Co Inc Fillmore CA 93015

 

Landscapers Moorpark CA

Delta Landscape Management Inc Moorpark CA 93021
Green Landscape Service Moorpark CA 93021
M & R Landscape Moorpark CA 93021
Performance Nursery Moorpark CA 93021
Verdant Landscaping Moorpark CA 93021
Waterfalls Etc Moorpark CA 93020
West Coast Landscape Co Moorpark CA 93021

 

Landscapers Newbury Park CA

B & L Enterprises Newbury Park CA 91319
Grounds Maintenance Service Newbury Park CA 91319
John Vander Geest Landscape Newbury Park CA 91320
M 3 Landscape & Gardening Newbury Park CA 91319
Pruter Enterprises Inc Newbury Park CA 91320
Rose's Landscaping & Gardening Newbury Park CA 91320
Stone Creek Landworks Newbury Park CA 91320
Stonecreek Landworks Newbury Park CA 91320
Twenty Four Kt Green Newbury Park CA 91320

 

Landscapers Oak View CA

Apollo Landscape Oak View CA 93022

 

Landscapers Ojai CA

Daley Landscape Inc Ojai CA 93024
Full Spectrum Landscape Ojai CA 93023
Haney Landscaping Ojai CA 93023
Johnson Landscapes Ojai CA 93023
Plantasia Ojai CA 93023

 

Landscapers Oxnard CA

Alex's Landscape & Home Service Oxnard CA 93030
Ayalya Earthworks Oxnard CA 93036
C & R Landscaping Oxnard CA 93036
Cal Art Landscape Oxnard CA 93031
Claudio's Lawn Oxnard CA 93033
Coast Commercial Service Oxnard CA 93033
Custom Landscape Management Oxnard CA 93030
Frank Fukumoto Landscaping Oxnard CA 93030
Instant Lawn Inc Oxnard CA 93036
Kaneko Landscaping Inc Oxnard CA 93030
Lawnscapes Oxnard CA 93030
Lopez Irrigation Ts Oxnard CA 93031
M V Landscape Oxnard CA 93031
Organic Greens Landscaping Oxnard CA 93033
Reber Landscape Oxnard CA 93030
Trim & Lively Landscaping Oxnard CA 93030
Turf Authority Oxnard CA 93035
Western Sierra Landscapes Inc Oxnard CA 93030
Willie's Landscape Oxnard CA 93033

 

Landscapers Santa Paula CA

Wright Landscape Santa Paula CA 93060

Design Concepts Landscape 93012

 

Landscapers Simi Valley CA

A G Productive Landscaping Co Simi Valley CA 93063
Austin Reed's Landscape Simi Valley CA 93065
Corpine Landscape Inc Simi Valley CA 93065
Dave Myers Landscape Service Simi Valley CA 93065
Designworks Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
Dreamscape Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
First Impressions Landscaping Simi Valley CA 93063
Gothic Ground Management Simi Valley CA 93063
Greg Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
Harold Jones Landscape Inc Simi Valley CA 93062
Jls Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
Kendall Design Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
Larsen Landscaping Simi Valley CA 93063
Meadow Landscape Simi Valley CA 93065
Nordic Landscape Simi Valley CA 93063
Sculptured Gardens Alive Simi Valley CA 93065
Serenity Scapes Simi Valley CA 93063
Servurite Services Simi Valley CA 93065
Specialized Landscape Management Service Simi Valley CA 93063
Stanford Landscape Simi Valley CA 93065
Swink's Creations Simi Valley CA 93065
Tate Enterprises Simi Valley CA 93094
Tru Green Land Care Simi Valley CA 93065
Turf Masters Simi Valley CA 93063
Usa Landscape & Maintenance Simi Valley CA 93065
Weed Abatement Brush Clearing Simi Valley CA 93063

 

Landscapers Somis CA

Bill Peterson Landscape Somis CA 93066
Lawn Masters Somis CA 93066


Landscapers Thousand Oaks CA

Anthony Marshall Landscape Thousand Oaks CA 91360
California Landscape Design Thousand Oaks CA 91362
Don Landscape Thousand Oaks CA 91358
Enhanced Landscape Management Thousand Oaks CA 91362
Fierro Landscape & Gardening Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Green Horizon Landscaping Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Ivory Coast Landscape Thousand Oaks CA 91360
James Dean Design Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Landscaping Arturo Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Map Landscape Service Thousand Oaks CA 91358
Sunset Landscaping Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Westlake Landscapes Thousand Oaks CA 91360

 

Landscapers Ventura CA

Bordwell Stephen Landscaping Ventura CA 93001
C & S Landscape Inc Ventura CA 93001
C J Vandergeest Landscape Care Ventura CA 93003
Design Consortium Ventura CA 93003
Dufau Landscape Inc Ventura CA 93003
E A Lyke & Son Inc Ventura CA 93003
Ellis & Sons Landscaping Maintenance Ventura CA 93003
Good Earth Landscape Co Ventura CA 93004
J & K Corsentino Ventura CA 93004
Jose's Landscaping Ventura CA 93004
Landscapes & Ponds By Josman Ventura CA 93001
M C Landscape Care Ventura CA 93003
Manuel's Landscape Inc Ventura CA 93007
Mirkwood Landscape Ventura CA 93003
Orion Landscapes Ltd Ventura CA 93003
Pacific Coast Landscape Ventura CA 93004
Plowboy Landscapes Inc Ventura CA 93002
Quality Landscape Care Ventura CA 93003
Rtc Landscape Ventura CA 93001
Salazar's Landscaping Ventura CA 93001
Scarlett's Landscape Ventura CA 93003
Sea Breeze Landscape Care Inc Ventura CA 93004
Stader Landscape Ventura CA 93004
Total Landscape Care Ventura CA 93007
Uribe's Grounds Keeping Ventura CA 93003

 

Landscapers Westlake Village CA

Bmc Landscape Management Inc Westlake Village CA 91362
Conejo Complete Landscape Westlake Village CA 91361
Josef Jacobsen Landscape Co Westlake Village CA 91362
Landscape By Jeffrey Westlake Village CA 91362
Tri-Valley Landscape Management Inc Westlake Village CA 91362