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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Chandler landscapers
Lee H.
Highly recommend Bombero Landscaping knowledgeable and professional services.
Bombero LandscapingBombero Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Lenin did an amazing job at landscaping and tree removal for our home. He was made sure the work was done to our satisfaction. We would highly recommend him for landscaping services.
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups LLC
Ujjwal G.
I do not recommend the landscaping maintenance service provided by Carlos.
CK TRINIDAD LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPECK TRINIDAD LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE
Lori G.
I received a quality job with prompt service. Will definitely hire again for next landscaping job!
LIV Lawn and Construction LLCLIV Lawn and Construction LLC
Christopher B.
Fantastic experience. Sergio showed up, looked at the landscape, understood what I wanted and spent the next couple hours transforming the property. Will be using again and highly recommend you to do the same. If you are looking for a landscaper, try Sergio and you won't need another.
Laurean LandscapingLaurean Landscaping
John n.
I hired Carlos to bring my front yard back to life and he did a great job .... I don’t know much about landscaping and I had a lot of questions. He answered them all and helped me with ideas. I will be contacting him for future landscape jobs .
Moras landscapingMoras landscaping
Steve H.
Heriberto of LIV Construction and Landscape was very courteous and professional in both his appearance and work ethic. Excellent first time experience.
LIV Lawn and Construction LLCLIV Lawn and Construction LLC
Chris F.
I was searching for a new landscaper and within one a few days I was contacted and set up an appointment. The price was very fair and they did exactly what I wanted and the work was high quality. I appreciate the fact that they did not try to upsell me on anything and did not cut any corners. I will definitely use them again for any upcoming landscaping needs.
Smallscape Maintenance LLCSmallscape Maintenance LLC
Melissa A.
Carlos Landscaping cleaned up my yard that had been left for quite awhile. There were weeds, overgrown bushes and a lawn that needed a lot of work. Carlos responded to my requests immediately and did the work on the day he said he would do it. From my interaction with him on this one job, I hired him to do monthly landscaping for me.
Industrious LandscapingIndustrious Landscaping
Tim P.
Bombero has been the only landscaper that I have found to follow through and communicate with me on the various projects. I highly recommend him and will rehire him again
Bombero LandscapingBombero Landscaping
James M.
R & C Landscaping was very responsive to my requests. They were able to schedule the work quickly. The crew showed up early on the scheduled date and did a great job!
R&C landscaping and clean-upR&C landscaping and clean-up
Elizabeth B.
I have been very picky and disappointed with previous landscaping co. - this company was perfect! Professional, punctual, affordable-and very impressed with their work. I am hiring them again!
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups LLC
Roshini Y.
We had a great experience with TC Irrigation and Landscaping. They were the very communicative and easy to work with. Did a fantastic job and our yard looks amazing now! Would definitely recommend!
TC IRRIGATION & LANDSCAPING SERVICESTC IRRIGATION & LANDSCAPING SERVICES
Maria R.
Excellent work, came in early and everything was completed as per our conversation. This is a very satisfied customer that’s willing to recommend Trinidad Landscaping with eyes closed. Amazing job, thank you Carlos
CK TRINIDAD LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPECK TRINIDAD LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE
Thumbtack Customer
Robert Hall was the most professional landscaper I have ever met. Prompt, reasonable, meticulous, and thorough. My yard looked amazing and brand new when he left. Very courteous!!!!!!
Gideon Tree and PlowGideon Tree and Plow
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge did an excellent job of cleaning up the weeds and dead grass from my front and back yards and raked the rocks on my front landscaping. I would recommend Jorge without hesitation.
En Caliente Landscaping LLCEn Caliente Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Alfredo, the owner of this business, was awesome to work with! His insight and advice helped lead to a wonderful re-landscaping of my backyard. Honestly, my backyard looks amazing… I couldn't be happier. And he listened to all of my ideas, helped me transform them into even better than what I imagined, and left me almost teary eyed with joy at the outcome. Best of all, his price for work was BETTER than any other landscaping company. I highly recommend Alfredo's business.
Casa Bella Cantera LLCCasa Bella Cantera LLC
Yamil G.
Great experience, awesome customer service. I’ve never had to maintain landscaping before and Ambro was great to work with and made it easy. He did a great job with my messy front and back yards. I definitely recommend!
Bombero LandscapingBombero Landscaping
Cheyenne & Graham O.
Excellent service - arrived on time with a professional and respectful attitude to give us a quote. He was very knowledgeable and he arrived on time to do the work and did an excellent job. We will be using him for our landscaping needs from now on!
Bombero LandscapingBombero Landscaping
Marlo B.
From the first quote throughout the project it has been outstanding. Open communication, professional, respectful, timely, great crew and clean-up. Outside Solution's is the company that can make your vision come to reality. Highly recommend this landscaping company.
Outdoor solutionsOutdoor solutions
Beth b.
I contacted the Luna's landscaping and made an appt for 10:00am. I made several attempts to contact them. He said he was in Gilbert,az and he would be here in 15mins after the appt. He never showed up or attempt to reschedule. Not professional .
Lunas lawn care and stuccoLunas lawn care and stucco
Jessica P.
Bombero landscaping did an incredible job on my yard. The weeds were out of control and I had a dead tree that needed to be removed. He responded quickly and was able to get all of this done within a week of me reaching out to him. I will be using him for any future yard needs!
Bombero LandscapingBombero Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Roberto did an awesome job removing a Mesquite tree from my front yard that was badly leaning. He was able to get the work done quickly and He and his team were very professional. I highly recommended him to my neighbors and plan to have him do future landscaping projects.
Thunder LandscapeThunder Landscape
Ryan E.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the custom BBQ island and paver installation. Very happy with how it turned out and we look forward to lots of bbq/pool parties this summer. Highly recommend Yzagere Enterprises for any of your landscaping needs. Family owned business who does the job right. Much appreciated!!!
Yzagere EnterprisesYzagere Enterprises
Susan F.
Royal Lands has been very professional, and responsive to emails, and the yard looks great after our first service! We appreciated that they took time to understand what we were looking for before services began, and then walked around the yard with us after services too! We look forward to having them as our landscaper for bi-weekly services.
Royal LandsRoyal Lands
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