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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What flowers or plants grow well in Phoenix?

The hot, dry weather in Phoenix  accommodates a surprising number of flowers and plants. Flowers like fairy dusters, bottlebrush, bougainvillea and others will provide stunning colors to your desert landscape. You can contact the top-rated gardeners in Phoenix to discuss your vision, learn more about their gardening services and request free estimates for those services.

How do I find a gardener?

To find a good gardener near you, compare top-rated pros online. Read their profiles to find out what their specialities and list of services are. For example, do they offer:

  • Mulching
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Trees and shrub removal
  • Trees, shrub and flower planting
  • Weed removal
  • Etc.

Also, read their customer reviews and inspect photos that showcase the gardeners’ work. And contact several gardeners near you to compare prices and decide who’s the best fit.

How often should a gardener come?

How often your gardener should come depends on what you’re looking for and your budget. Typically, homeowners prefer a gardener to come once per week, several times a month or once per month. This may include services like tidying up the garden or trimming and tidying hedges. Some people hire these tasks out once per year. For more regular services like mowing the lawn, weeding and trimming, you could hire someone to come every week or every other week. If you do some of the work yourself, you can have them come out less frequently.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

Reviews for Phoenix gardeners
Jerry L.
Carlos was polite and punctual, but the final outcome was not up to the standard that I was expecting, especially for the amount I was charged. 1) I needed 3 sprinkler heads replaced on my front lawn. The replacement heads he installed were not the same type that I had and they do not provide any water to large areas on my lawn which now have to be hand watered. 2) He was supposed to repair any leaks in an existing irrigation system for my backyard plants. He repaired one leak which was quite noticeable but made no attempt to figure out where the remaining leaks were which were equally obvious. After he left it became clear that I still had 3 additional leaks which were not repaired which was one of the main reasons I had hired him. 3) He installed a new timer but did not bother to secure it properly to the wall. It hangs at a tilted angle and it is clearly hanging loosely on the wall. 4) Wherever there was digging that took place (sprinkler heads; underground leak), the area around it was not restored to the neat manner in which it was prior to his doing the work. 5) Finally, his team didn't clean up the mud tracks that they had left on my property. I found myself doing a lot of cleaning up after they were gone. There was a definite lack of attention to detail which is something that is necessary for a landscaper. Update on July 30th: On April 1st I contacted Carlos to let him know of my dissatisfaction with how he left my property (see above review). He said he would return in 2 to 3 weeks. He never showed up. On April 25th he said that the earliest he can come by would be May 20th. He never showed up nor did he contact me. On June 13th I again tried to connect with him. He apologized and said he would be over as soon as possible. Again, he never showed up nor did he try to connect with me. More than 3 months have passed and he has yet to return to my property to correct the problems that I had initially written about in my first review. I am convinced that Carlos is capable of doing simple gardening upkeep but when it comes to any major work to be done, he has shown himself to be a novice and extremely unreliable with no commitment to correcting any problems. He initially told me that the timer for my sprinkler system was fine and that the problems I was experiencing were due to bad valves. He ended up changing out all of the valves which was expensive and labor intensive. When he tested the newly installed valves, the same problem existed. He then told me that I needed to replace the timer which I had asked him multiple times before he started the job if the problem was with the timer. He always said it wasn't. I ended up paying for the valves which didn't need to be replaced and still having to buy a new timer. He cost me a lot of money and aggravation. He has made no effort in over 3 months to return to my property or to communicate with me after I had reached out 3 times to him. Everything about my experience with him has to be rated poorly! Especially after I gave him a chance to correct what I considered an unfinished job.
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