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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does landscaping cost per square foot?

The cost of landscaping can vary widely based on the type of plants you wish to have, the amount of grading required, the condition of the land before work begins, and other factors. Adding in designer or high-end landscaping, as well as hardscaping such as sidewalks, walls, or patios will add to the cost. To find out how much your landscaping will cost, contact landscapers near you.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

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How much does landscaping cost?

The price of landscaping varies widely due to the range of choices that can be made, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $320 and $20,000 for your landscaping work. The national average cost for a landscaping project is $2,600. 

Factors like the choice of plants, the amount and type of hardscaping, the square footage of your landscaped area, and the region you live in will have a significant effect on your landscaping cost.

Where can you buy landscaping rocks?

You can shop for landscaping rocks from a variety of different sources. The first option is large chain retail stores specializing in home improvement and gardening. Often, landscaping rocks like slate and other slabs arrive on pallets and are sold in bulk, giving you a great deal. Your local landscaping store also carries rocks, and you may even have a stone or quarry seller nearby who can sell you the rocks you need. When in doubt, contact landscaping companies near you to see if they have rocks you can purchase.

What is landscaping?

Landscaping is the intentional placement and maintenance of living plants on an area of land or in your yard. This can include trees, lawn, flowers, bushes and other plant life and often incorporates mulch and other organic matter. The primary purpose of landscaping is to provide beauty to the house or building it surrounds. 

Many landscaping companies also offer design, architecture and construction services. For example, they can help you design a yard that incorporates a patio, deck, pool, fire pit, lighting, walkways, retaining walls and more.

How much does landscaping improve home value?

Landscaping your property can boost the value of your home between 5% and 15%, according to Better Homes & Gardens. They specify that this is the amount of value added when you upgrade the condition of your landscaping from poor to good, though these terms are subjective. 

What is landscape design?

Landscaping design refers to the art of analyzing an existing landscape, planning how to transform it through flora and fauna design and working with a client to ensure goals are met. Landscape designers may completely transform an outdoor space or make minor modifications to enhance it. They may also call for grading and the construction of hardscaping surfaces like walkways or patios to add to the enjoyment of the space.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Anniston landscapers
Kent d.
GREAT JOB! I'm out of town and needed much needed service. Hedgepeth Landscaping & Pressure Washing responded and did a EXCELLENT job! Quality work, great pricing, if I feel to lazy to do it next time will definitely reach out to this lawn care provider...
Hedgepeth Landscaping & Pressure WashingHedgepeth Landscaping & Pressure Washing
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Mr. Hedgepath had a crew that was not very experienced in all aspects of landscaping. I was very pleased with the Sod that was put down. The pressure washing of the sidewalk was great, but the house left me wondering if there was any cleaner in the solution and he forgot to do the back of the house. When he came back to finish pressure washing the back of the house, he didn't bring the pressure washer and only used a brush and my hose pipe to squirt the house. The landscaping and placing of new flower beds was somewhat of an issue. To just look at it , it looks good, but upon closer inspection, the landscaping fabric was not trimmed to fit and in some places was not spread flat. Also, some items that should have been removed prior to laying down the fabric were found under it after the job was done such as a drain hose for our washing machine. He was to remove the monkey grass along one side of the sidewalk and spray weed killer to keep it from growing back, but we noticed new growth on the edges within a couple of days. So again, I question the quality of product he used to spray. He sprayed again when he came back to finish pressure washing the back of the house, but it didn't kill anything! We had a disagreement in the end over him removing one pompass grass which had been included in the quote with removing landscaping timbers($75). When he came back to finish pressure washing and removing the pompass grass, he wanted to charge me again. I did pay the difference ($25) between what had already been charged ($50) for removing/moving the landscaping timbers but he had charged an extra $50 and I refused to pay that especially since we had to pay to have the fence post holes dug over again as discussed next. He was going to put up a vinyl fence and he did hire my son to help with this by digging the post holes. My son spent all afternoon digging the holes according to Mr. Hedgepath's direction and measurements. The project was not going to get done and Mr. Hedgepath was rushing to finish the project within one weekend so he asked if I could just pay my son to finish the fence. My son doesn't have hardly any experience putting up those fences, but we agreed as long as he showed him how to do it by putting up the first few panels with him. Well, it started to ran and was late in the evening and he didn't put up the first panel. We hired someone else to assist with finishing the fence who had experience and come to find out, all the measurements for the post holes were wrong and my son had to redig all of them. Plus there ended up not being enough hardware/posts/ materials to complete the entire fence, so we had to go an get the rest of what was needed. The person he subcontracted to cut tree limbs was outstanding and we were very pleased with them. I just feel like my project was a big one and that Mr. Hedgepath wanted to do it over only one weekend and it got rushed in the end. Maybe a lesson has been learned that bigger projects need more time and attention to fine details. I wish him well in the future and can say he is very nice to deal with in general.
Hedgepeth Landscaping & Pressure WashingHedgepeth Landscaping & Pressure Washing
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