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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 Oro Valley landscapers
Ashley L.
Best on landscaping!
ERAPA Irrigation Systems and LandscapingERAPA Irrigation Systems and Landscaping
Richard W.
Desert Chrome Landscape, (DCL). I would highly recommend DCL to anyone. Other landscapers could learn from them. DCL did a fantastic job. My wife says the back yard looks like a park! If you need a landscaping company, hire Desert Chrome Landscape, LLC.
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We contracted Rick and Transformer's Landscaping through Thumbtack not knowing what to expect. What we got was honest, efficient service. The team was professional and courteous. I recommend Rick and the Transformer's landscaping team for your landscaping needs.
Transformers LandscapingTransformers Landscaping
Allen C.
They installed Large boulders to are landscaping looks great then before
Landscapes ServicesLandscapes Services
Gail C.
They had to reschedule from original date but they did an excellent job on our one-time landscaping job. We will definitely call GreenLife next time we need landscaping work done.
GreenLife Tree & Landscaping LLCGreenLife Tree & Landscaping LLC
Dan P.
Transformers Landscaping did a fantastic job trimming my overgrown Acacias!
Transformers LandscapingTransformers Landscaping
Tori R.
We love everything about our newly landscaped yard!! Forrest and his crew of young men worked so hard every day!! We will use them for all our future landscaping needs.. Thank you Forrest and Crew!
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Hollie G.
Saul is great to work with! He addresses all of our landscaping issues and exceeded our expectations!
ainza landscape servicesainza landscape services
Jon W.
ERAPA is an unbelievably good Landscaping Company. My wife and I got burned by one and they decided not to show up. I had such an easy time meeting with and scheduling with ERAPA, the crew showed up on time today and did an AWESOME Job. I absolutely recommend this Landscaping Company !
ERAPA Irrigation Systems and LandscapingERAPA Irrigation Systems and Landscaping
Suzanne R.
Our experience with Desert Chrome Landscaping was exceptional! Forrest and his crew were professional, easy to work with and very in-tune with our vision. They ensured the job was done right and insisted on perfection. The job included everything from a walkway, artificial turf, lighting, irrigation, landscaping and a flagstone patio. The transition was amazing! They were so thorough, they even sent in a cleaner to mop up the dust outside once the project was complete! We would definitely recommend Desert Chrome Landscaping and plan to use them for a future project!!!
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Ryan D.
Forrest and his crew did a great job landscaping my fourplex. During the initial inspection he was very thorough in explaining what needed to be done, as well as considerations for the future. During the landscaping process I was out of town, and Forrest send me several videos during the process to show me the progress and explain what was going on.
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jesus was professional, reasonably prices and did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a landscaper.
El BigotonlandscapingEl Bigotonlandscaping
David R.
Working with Forrest on my mess of a landscape job was great. There were a few snags on this monster job (property cleanup, tree trimming and bush/cactus removal), but Forrest was very responsive to those issues and ended up being a great overall experience. Not only would I recommend Desert Chrome, I plan on using them for all of my future landscaping needs.
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Jeffrey C.
Forrest and his crew are personable, timely and excellent to work with. We had large trees removed, new trees and plants planted and gravel replaced. Forrest is a perfectionist and has an artistic flare that helped us totally re-work our landscape. We could not be happier with the results!! We absolutely recommend him to our friends and anyone needing to hire a landscaper.
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired American Landscape to work on my large, overgrown front yard. This included pruning several huge mesquite trees that were full of mistletoe, removing palo verde trees, trimming up cactus, cleaning up and hauling away several trailer loads of debris. I am very impressed with the professionalism of Forrest & Steven. They communicated with me on every detail. Forrest went above and beyond what I expected, utilizing plants and rock that were available to create a beautiful, flowing landscape design. I have other projects I would like to begin. I will be hiring American Landscape again.
Desert Chrome Landscape LLCDesert Chrome Landscape LLC
Julie D.
I had an excellent experience with these Landscapers. They were on time and very professional. They left my yard great! I will definitely use and recommend them!
Green Earth Landscaping 358-1637 #Green Earth Landscaping 358-1637 #
Thumbtack Customer
Cody responded to my landscaping request immediately and made an outstanding effort to communicate quickly and provide a reasonable estimate. Will definitely call Monsoon Irrigation again.
Monsoon Irrigation, LLCMonsoon Irrigation, LLC
Mike M.
Flores Landscaping responded within moments of my inquiry, provided an on-site estimate, and had completed the work in less than a week. I recommend their service!
Flores landscaping tuc.LLCFlores landscaping tuc.LLC
Dennis C.
Rick and his crew did an amazing job on this turf install. Very professional and friendly crew and hard workers. Would recommend for any landscaping needs.
Transformers LandscapingTransformers Landscaping
Will S.
The fake grass looks perfect in are backyard near the pool give a good green pop to are landscape highly recommend install was done right and looks great
Landscapes ServicesLandscapes Services
Natasha R.
CEA Landscaping did an excellent job. The owner, Andres, made sure I was happy with the work performed. I would highly recommend CEA for any job. Natasha
GreenLife Tree & Landscaping LLCGreenLife Tree & Landscaping LLC
Barbara J.
My yard, front & back, looks so nice. All work was done as Rick quoted. I would hire Transformers Landscaping again & highly recommend them.
Transformers LandscapingTransformers Landscaping
Sandra M.
Our old patio had to be pulled up and a new elevation for drainage created. AZ Custom Landscapes quickly did this and thenrefitted bricks to perfection. The finished job looked great .
Az Custom Landscapes LLCAz Custom Landscapes LLC
Johnnie M.
Jose and his assistant did a great job in a timely fashion with my landscaping needs. I've given him a 5 Star review and would recommend him to friends and family.
Pochitos LandscapingPochitos Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I am very Happy with the work Z.L. Landscaping did for me. The owner is very thoughful and gave me great advise. The job was done quickly and professionally. Thank you!
Z.L LandscapingZ.L Landscaping
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