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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 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 Scottsdale landscapers
Kevin N.
Noel is my go to landscaper for my properties in Scottsdale. Noel and his crew are very hardworking and have been a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a landscaping crew these guys rock
NoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping serviceNoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping service
Matt B.
The landscaping crew worked very fast and left our yard looking great!
Ben's lawn Care and MaintenenceBen's lawn Care and Maintenence
Mason M.
Ben and his crew have been great. The landscaping has looked flawless each visit.
Ben's lawn Care and MaintenenceBen's lawn Care and Maintenence
Ajay S.
Brock is professional, reliable and responsible. Go with him for any landscaping job. Wish him the best
ModernScapes LLCModernScapes LLC
Lana H.
Jorge and his team did a great job! We are going to be working with them on future landscaping projects!
PTL Landscaping Services LLCPTL Landscaping Services LLC
Vanessa B.
Roberto and his crew were always on time, professional, detail oriented and the price was very reasonable. They did so well on the backyard we had them come back and do some work in the front yard. I highly recommend Bella’s Landscaping company for any and all your landscape needs.
Bella's LandscapingBella's Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Super job on making the yard look very tidy. I am adding continued maintenance with Noel’s Landscaping!
NoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping serviceNoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping service
Ashley K.
Felipe is so easy to communicate with. He is definitely someone we want to work with for all our major landscaping needs.
Lawnorderlandscaping mngmtLawnorderlandscaping mngmt
Tim B.
Excellent service as they keep.mw informed of things that can assist in my landscaping looking better. They communicate well and are always in time.
E&S Landscaping Services,LLC.E&S Landscaping Services,LLC.
Barbara B.
Great company to work with. Very hard working professional father and Son team. Perfection in their work. I highly recommend Graystone landscaping. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Greystone Landscaping & ConcreteGreystone Landscaping & Concrete
Lorena S.
We manage an ever growing group of AirBnB properties near Old Town Scottsdale that require a fair bit of landscaping upkeep. Noel’s is NOT the first landscaping company we’ve used and I don’t see that as a negative. We’ve been able to see the unfortunate results when working with a company that is only there for money but has no care for the quality of the work and no pride in their results. It’s a shame, but it happens. We contacted Noel’s on here and he was out the same day to discuss everything and showed up with his group a few days later to start. All of the property looked amazing! There’s nothing more satisfying to me than to walk outside and smell the freshly cut grass (luckily I have no allergies) and see how amazing everything looks! We are very pleased with the work this company is providing us! We hope to continue to have them taking care of our landscaping for a long time! Thanks Noel’s Landscaping!!
NoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping serviceNoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping service
Thumbtack Customer
Divine Desert Landscape did a great job saving our tree that nearly fell down from a recent wind storm. They pruned and trimmed the tree and pushed it straight. Ivan even gave us tips on how to water it so as to prevent this sort of thing happening again. I would recommend Ivan Moreno for any type of landscaping job you require. We will probably be using them again!
Divine Desert Landscape LLCDivine Desert Landscape LLC
Ricardo P.
Noel and his team completed our backyard landscaping within a single day. 2 palm removal, 150 feet of pavers & 620 feet of turf. Place looks amazing.
NoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping serviceNoelSynthetic Grass LLC and landscaping service
David A.
Luis and his crew saved the day and did great working prepping and laying sod after a different contractor backed out on me. Highly recommend for any landscaping needs.
Luis LandscapingLuis Landscaping
Sandon N.
5+ Star Review: I'm SO impressed by Angels Lights & Landscaping. Angel & Jorge are hard working, responsive, & very professional. They respond quickly, show up on time, & do everything with a smile. My yard clean up was extensive & they handled every aspect with excellence! They went above & beyond to clean up a very big yard. Great value from a Great Company! Hire them for ALL Your landscaping needs, yard clean up, tree trimming, & more!!!
Angels Lights & LandscapingAngels Lights & Landscaping
Shane D.
Thank you so much! Very professional and they didn’t absolutely amazing work! I’ve had 10 landscapers in the last 7 years and these guys are definitely the best!! Look forward to our future projects!!
J J Lawn Care and Landscaping LLCJ J Lawn Care and Landscaping LLC
Julie B.
This company is the absolute best in the landscaping and maintenance business! They are always punctual, responsive, courteous, efficient, honest, and go above and beyond to get the project perfectly completed. I am so happy with them, and highly recommend!
Ponce landscapingPonce landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Ivan was very professional and easy to work with. He showed up on time, did the work promised, and cleaned up the mess. I liked his work so much that I've hired him to be my full time landscaper.
Divine Desert Landscape LLCDivine Desert Landscape LLC
Rajeswari B.
They did an excellent job in laying artificial turf in our backyard. They responded immediately, Came over the next day to give to give an estimate. Actual job was done in just two days with absolutely no issues. Totally recommend PTL landscaping.
PTL Landscaping Services LLCPTL Landscaping Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ricardo came right out and gave me a bid on work that included fixing a fence that others would not touch. His landscaping bid was lower than the other bids and he put me on the schedule first thing. Very prompt
PalmTop LandscapingPalmTop Landscaping
Vera w.
I am so happy with my services with angels lights and landscaping! They showed up promptly, did a beautiful job with the trimming and clean up. The men were friendly, and professional. Already referred them to several people! Highly recommend them!
Angels Lights & LandscapingAngels Lights & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge and his crew installed AstroTurf in our back yard and we couldn't be happier with the results. He was on time, stayed within the budget, thorough and very knowledgeable about his job. I would recommend him in a heart beat for any landscaping needs.
JM Concrete ProsJM Concrete Pros
Brenda T.
Unreliable. I would not recommend them. Had them for quite a few months and in that time they were not consistent with coming out. Also they charged even when they didn’t show up and also did not respond when I had questions. Move onto the next landscaper
Ben's lawn Care and MaintenenceBen's lawn Care and Maintenence
Gerald T.
Gerald Mindock I spent hours researching Artificial Grass and the companies that install it. The best prices for your money on Artificial Grass is C-V Landscaping which I hired and I found them on Thumbtack. Eli, owner, of C-V Landscaping was very professional, personable, very hard working and will work with you on your project. After 40 years in teaching I retired and I feel I’m good at judging the character, honesty, and the overall nature of a person which Eli fills the bill. Eli really impressed me on how he took my design I wanted for my backyard and it turn out exactly how I wanted it to be. Eli is easy to work with and is excellent in his communication skills. He really wants to please you and make sure things are right. Some of the comments by other reviewers on Thumbtack seemed to lack patients and really never tried to work with Eli on getting their project started. I would hire Eli in a heartbeat to do future landscaping projects that I would want to have completed in my yard. I Rate Eli with FIVE STARS!
c-v landscapingc-v landscaping
Jenny D.
Very impressed! I got a response almost immediately after posting the job request. My front and back yard was covered in weeds and my lemon trees needed trimming! Wonderful job, very kind and great work ethic! Will continue to hire for my monthly landscaping!! Below are some Before and After
Javier’s prestige landscaping & irrigationJavier’s prestige landscaping & irrigation
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