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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Huntsville landscapers
Wendy C.
He did a great job. The landscaping looked great.
Marvin’s Gardens and LawnsMarvin’s Gardens and Lawns
Adriane V.
Nicki and Brandon responded very quickly to my request and helped me so much with my landscaping needs! Already planning on hiring them again for future projects. Thank you!!
Load It Up Junk Removal and HaulingLoad It Up Junk Removal and Hauling
Emily J.
10/10 would recommend Earthly Imagination! Stanley was very responsive and communicated with me through the entire process. His landscaping of our flower beds was excellent and the price fair and reasonable.
Earthly ImaginationEarthly Imagination
Thumbtack Customer
We used Steve's company to put in a patio and update our landscape in the backyard. We thought it was a 2 week job but it took about 1 month from start to the end time. The patio is complete and we are happy with it. The landscape irrigation still needs work which we are contacting someone else to come and finish along with minor other touch ups that didn't get completed. The quality of the workmanship seems to be good overall. He seemed to have a problem with managing his employees. Maybe if he could schedule his jobs so they don't coincide with a present job that would be helpful to him. We would like to have had the job completely finished before we gave him the last payment as it didn't get competed after that. Steve seems to be a good guy, he has good intentions and ideas with landscapes. We wish him well in all his future endeavors.
Ideal LandscapesIdeal Landscapes
Mario T.
Dustin and his team were very professional. He provided a sketch of his landscape design to better understand the work to be performed. His quote was very reasonable and he provided status along the way. Dustin performs excellent work and I will recommend him to others.
Cultivate Landscape & Irrigation LLCCultivate Landscape & Irrigation LLC
Sian N.
Tony and The Other Side Landscaping service is a very professional and fair business. I selected two other services for bids and they didn't even show up. Tony came when he promised, followed up like a true, professional businessman and delivered excellent, timely service and we are very pleased with their work. They are a reliable, trustworthy company and I would recommend them to anyone.
The Other Side Landscaping LLCThe Other Side Landscaping LLC
Rena G.
After about 6 months of trying to get someone to help me landscape my yard (many no-shows or never got back to me with estimates), I was fortunate to find Mateo. He responded immediately, did what he promised, and made my yard look 100% improved. I highly recommend Mateo for all of the above: work quality, professionalism, responsivenesss, punctuality and value.
Mateo PedroMateo Pedro
Lisa D.
Mark Patterson is amazing! He went way beyond the call of duty, aka the project I hired him for, to help me get my new trees planted. He also provided me with the guidance I needed to care for the trees properly. I hired him to dig some sizable holes in the hard Alabama soil, for some trees that I had just purchased. He was very professional and kind-- and hard-working. I will be calling him for other landscaping projects! Thanks, Mark!
Alabama Soil SolutionsAlabama Soil Solutions
Roger H.
Mateo did one heck of a job with my landscaping needs. He and his helper did more work in a 6 hour period than crews of 5 to 7 men would do in two days. He arrived when he said he would arrive. He did exactly what he told me that he would do. He work was very professional and his prices were very good. He will be doing all my yard work in the future. He also is capable of doing many other jobs around the outside of the house.
Mateo PedroMateo Pedro
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