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  • Serves Alameda, CA
Aaron J. says, "Highly recommend BAYSL for fencing installation services! We recently engaged with the company to install a fence for our outdoor space, and we couldn’t have been more satisfied. The work was completed in a timely manner and the team was professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The process started off with an initial consultation with Danny and his team. They listened carefully to our needs and proposed an excellent design that perfectly suited our tastes and budget. Just as importantly, Danny provided an honest assessment of what we could expect from the project - no hidden fees or unexpected timeframes - which gave us great peace of mind. The team delivered on its promise: they completed the job quickly while maintaining a high level of quality workmanship. The finished product looks beautiful and sturdy - it truly has added value to our home. Plus, the crew was very respectful of our property during their installation; they left behind no messes or distractions. We'd also like to add that Danny is one of the most honest professionals you'll meet in this industry. He always had tremendous integrity in mind when approaching each step of the project - he would check in regularly to ensure that everything was being done according to plan and exactly according to our desires. If you're looking for fencing services, look no further than BAYSL - trust us, you won't be disappointed by their quality workmanship!"See more

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Alameda gardeners
Becky R.
Kimberly is absolutely a joy to work with. We had her come to our new house to help us clean up the yard and identify plants that the previous owners had put in. In record time, she turned our overgrown yard back into the beautiful garden we had bought. She helped teach me the difference between a weed and a plant, dug out the dead stuff, caught a disease in one tree early (so it'll be ok), and most importantly, she's awesome with our dog. It was great to work with someone who understood our goals and was happy to make sure the yard was totally dog safe. Her enthusiasm for what she does is so genuine and comes through in her work. So I'm happy to call Kimberly our gardener and anyone else who works with her is in for a beautiful yard.
Kimberly CrispinKimberly Crispin
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