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Big Redds Landscaping And Lawn Maintenance

Big Redds Landscaping And Lawn Maintenance

5.0 (5)
   We pay close attention to detail and we try to deliver exactly what is asked of us. We work hard and is very reasonable when it comes to pricing each job.
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Heaven Green Landscaping

Heaven Green Landscaping

5.0 (4)
Heaven Green Landscaping has been in business for 2 years, however experience wise is 8 years. Some of our competitors are cheaper but our priority is to give our customers quality work and make them 100% satisfied. You may visit our website at www.heavengreenlandscaping.com for more information and to request a quote. 
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Jay's Lawn & Landscape Co

Jay's Lawn & Landscape Co

5.0 (3)
Jay’s Lawn and Landscape Co. was established in 1996, since then we have made our mission to create a business that handles all our client’s outdoor projects. We have continued to grow through education and services over the years. Our Company is truly one of the only full-service companies in the area. No matter what you may need from commercial snow services to an outdoor kitchen we are there every step of the way. Our team is readily available to answer all questions with permits, design, maintenance and much more. Let us guide you through your next outdoor renovation or bring your lawn to its full potential.  Jay’s ... View Profile
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FH Lawn Care & Construction

FH Lawn Care & Construction

3.0 (2)
We are the best at what we do. We give reasonable prices with the best work we can do 
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Clayton Plumbing Company Inc

Clayton Plumbing Company Inc

5.0 (2)
Very customer service oriented. Love making customers happy and providing quality work .
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American Premier Landscaping

American Premier Landscaping

5.0 (1)
American Premier is the preferred custom pool and patio business throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We strive to help you create the backyard paradise of your dreams; and we aim to provide you with a professional, timely and affordable backyard reconstruction so you can start bringing your dream backyard to life today.   Whether you’re looking to install a new fiberglass pool, patio, Outdoor Kitchen, fence, or landscaping look no further than American Premier.  ... View Profile
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Wildwood Timbers And Landscape

Wildwood Timbers And Landscape

5.0 (1)
Reasonably priced, free quotes, exceptional quality of work. We won't stamp the job as finished until you are COMPLETELY, 100% satisfied!
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Triangle Hardscape And Design Group, LLC.

Triangle Hardscape And Design Group, LLC.

5.0 (1)
a unique and eco.friendly approach w natural stone, the stone mason is a gifted talent who will transform your landscape into your dreamscape using the most cost effective, innovative approach--naturally sourced, hand selected quarry stone.. or, if you prefer, cultured stone or pavers..
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T & T Landscaping

T & T Landscaping

1.0 (1)
I provide quality lawn care maintenance. I work very hard to do the best job I can and make sure I am better than any other landscape company.
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Landco Landscaping

Landco Landscaping

5.0 (1)
We are one of Raleigh’s residential & commercial landscaping providers🌲🌸🌲. We do excellent work and are backed by the Home Depot pro referral. INSTAGRAM: @landcoscapes 919-307-7777
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Prime Tree And Landscaping

Prime Tree And Landscaping

5.0 (1)
We are very customer and safety oriented and we love the work we do
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Dragonfly Lawn Care LLC

Dragonfly Lawn Care LLC

We are a family business that specializes in personalized service based on our customer's needs. This is our fifth season in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC area. We have NC State Pesticide Application license.
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Perkins' Landscaping & Irrigation

Perkins' Landscaping & Irrigation

Established in 1968, We are a Design-Install-Maintain Landscaping Nursery.  The owners have a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from NCSU, a NCLCLB NC Landscape Contractors License, and a NCICLB NC Irrigation Contractors License.Perkins' Landscaping & Irrigation is a 'turn-key' company.  The services we perform are (but not limited to):  Horticultural Consultation; Site Evaluation (pre and post construction); For Buyers/Sellers---Landscape, Irrigation and Lighting Inspections (with written report);  Design; Grading; Hardscaping---walkways, patios, retaining walls; Irrigation and Lighting System installation; Install ... View Profile
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Visual Impressions Landscape LLC

Visual Impressions Landscape LLC

Small company that started locally and organically. We understand the value of quality. We strive to make dreams affordable. Our passion is to make a change in life's reocurring expenses. As a small company, we take joy in making dreams a reality and helping others.    Collectively, we have over 20 years of landscape experience in North Carolina. That being said, we are familiar with the climate and terrain we live on. We hope to grow over the years and branch our profits to help those in need. So as you can see, our mission is much larger than ourselves. So we hope to start this journey with you and hope to make a change one custom ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to regrade a lawn or level land?

Leveling a yard costs $500 to $1,000 for small lawns or $1,000 to $5,000 for a full backyard. Land grading costs $0.40 to $2.00 per square foot or $17,400 to $43,600 per acre. Fixing grading around a house costs $500 to $3,000.


What is grading land?

Land grading is the process of leveling the ground or contouring the slope to ensure proper water drainage. Grading often involves moving dirt from the highest areas of the yard to the lowest places to remove a slope.

  • Grading corrects the yard's slope to drain water away from the home's foundation.
  • Leveling is a form of grading that creates a smooth, even surface.

When do I need to regrade my yard?

Look for these signs that a yard needs regrading:

  • Pooling water on the lawn, hardscapes, or driveways
  • Flooding in the basement or around the foundation
  • Soil erosion
  • Spongy soil from too much water collecting in low areas
  • Mold, fungus, or dead grass and plants due to improper drainage
  • Heavily exposed tree roots
  • Uneven areas of cut grass due to peaks and depressions in the lawn
  • Installing a pool
  • Building a home, addition, or deck
  • Redoing your landscaping

When is the best time of year to regrade a yard?

The best time to regrade a yard is in the Spring or Fall during dry weather, or immediately with drainage issues. Pros recommend reseeding or laying new sod immediately after grading to hold the soil in place. Avoid grading during the rainy season as the loose topsoil may wash away.


How long does it take to level a yard?

Leveling a yard takes 3 days to 1 week on average, depending on the size, slope, and terrain complexity. Grading for smaller landscaping projects may take as little as 1 day.


Does land grading increase property value?

Land grading may increase property value for homes in flood zones or with steeply sloped yards. Buyers with children typically prefer houses with level backyards. Grading as part of a larger landscape design project can increase property value by 5% to 12%.


How to find local residential grading contractors?

Start by searching our list of yard grading services, then compare reviews and costs. Next:

    • Get at least three quotes to compare. Grading companies require an onsite visit to provide an accurate estimate.
    • Choose a company with extensive residential land grading experience.
    • Look for pros with Erosion and Sediment Control certification.
    • Look at their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
    • Select a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured.
    • Request a comprehensive grading plan detailing the landscaping, elevation, and drainage.
    • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
    • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
    • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions to ask grading companies?

When hiring a grading service, ask them the following questions:

  • How many grading projects like mine have you handled before?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Are you certified in Erosion and Sediment Control?
  • Do you own or rent your excavation equipment? Does the estimate include all equipment and delivery fees?
  • Will you flag any buried pipes and utility lines before work begins?
  • Does the estimate include fill dirt, topsoil, and dirt delivery fees?
  • Does the estimate include cleanup and debris removal?
  • What other costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • Will I need a grading surety bond? If so, will you help me obtain one?
  • How long will the project take?

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