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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.

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 Antioch landscapers
Elias S.
Extensive front & backyard landscaping needs. Accumulation of palm tree branches, pine tree debris, removal of several varieties of trees, bushes, trimming of plants, anti-siphon valve replacements, etc…. Overall the condition of the landscaping needed attention & TLC. The landscaping is much cleaner & not as densely overgrown.
Gilbert PerezGilbert Perez
Theresa W.
Nicasio’s Landscaping is amazing! First clean up today. Very professional, thorough, efficient job AND polite!! Pulled the small creeper weeds that had grown between landscape rocks after recent rains followed by warm weather - other gardeners ONLY trim the weeds with an edger which grows back within in 3 days. Nicasio’s Landscape also trimmed shrubs, mowed and edged the lawn, and cleared debris. Cost is reasonable. Definitely found my new gardener!! Highly recommend.
J. GardeningJ. Gardening
Carol K.
We had Munoz Landscaping install our lawn. He did a great job. On time and professional. Really enjoyed working with him. Very happy customer!😊
Munoz landscapingMunoz landscaping
Heaven W.
This review is long overdue, a major oversight on my part. Francisco and his crew are wonderful! Francisco has been providing us outstanding service for nearly two years. He communicates regularly confirming when he will be onsite and beautifully manicures our yard. Francisco and his crew provide A1 level care of our yard for which we are grateful. Honestly, our yard is the best on the block all thanks to Greenry Landscaping. We couldn't be happier. We look forward to Greenry Landscaping taking on other projects on our to do list.
Greenery Landscaping & MaintenanceGreenery Landscaping & Maintenance
Joyce R.
Luis responded within 10 minutes of my search for a landscaper. He arrived within an hour. I wanted my back yard to look better and my husband said parts of the drip system was broken. Luis gave us a very reasonable price and did a fantastic job!
Two Martinez landscaping & tree serviceTwo Martinez landscaping & tree service
Yvonne S.
Luis was very responsive to any questions We had. He started on the day promised and finished earlier than he indicated. I am very pleased with the outcome. He was polite and respectful. He and his workers cleaned up everyday. I would highly recommend Martinez landscaping
Two Martinez landscaping & tree serviceTwo Martinez landscaping & tree service
Therese K.
Machado Landscaping revitalized our backyard area by installing new sod after our old lawn had died, repairing the irrigation system and installing a dependable timer. The work was done in a very professional and timely manner, from initial consultation through final cleanup. Very pleased with the workmanship and happy to have a beautiful new lawn area again!
Machado Landscaping & Olga's Janitorial ServiceMachado Landscaping & Olga's Janitorial Service
AnnMarie B.
Munoz landscaping did an amazing job with our backyard! They listened to what we wanted and give us ideas and suggestions that worked out perfectly. The communication was great and the it turned out even better then we imagined. We couldn't be happier and we will be using them again. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for good quality work!
Munoz landscapingMunoz landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication and overall results. I was very difficult in changing my overall project plan and in the end he delivered above expectations. I am happy he was able to accommodate my request and he left a great impression and will be out go to landscape team in the future. He repaired and enhanced my lawn sprinkler system and successfully removed an old dead bark tree which was an eye sore before selling my home. I look to work with them again soon.
All Around the Garden Landscape Co.All Around the Garden Landscape Co.
William s.
I just had M&J Landscaping do quite a large redo on the front side and back of our house. I have never used Thumbtack before but decided to give it a try. Jacob the owner was the first and the only one to respond and he responded within 15 minutes of my placing the add. He was very professional and asked if I was home that he could come by in twenty minutes. And sure enough 15 minutes later he was here. We talked and he measured how much materials he would need and the next morning he emailed me his quote. It was extremely reasonable for a large job and at that point I was convinced he was the man for the job. He arrived on time at 7:00 AM with him and his Dad and Uncle who all own the business and by 4:30 PM the job was completed and that was after adding more work because at the last minute we decided to do part of the backyard. They worked hard they made sure not to make a mess and I was astounded at such a great job he did. I actually hired him to be our Maintenance company since my previous Gardner was doing a very poor job. I can recommend Jacob and his family business to take care of all of your Landscaping and Maintenance needs. You will not be sorry. We sure aren’t. Thanks Jacob for a job well done.
M&J LandscapingM&J Landscaping
Usha r.
Mario is a consummate professional. He is so knowledgeable about his trade and the best products available. He gives honest opinions and feedback, and his commitment to quality work was apparent right from the beginning. He is approachable, flexible, and easygoing. He brought our backyard back to life after years of being twice-baked by the unforgiving inland sun. We love spending time outdoors now. He even made special landscaping considerations to accommodate our new high-energy dog! I couldn't recommend Mario more highly. Thank you for giving us a beautiful backyard to enjoy the summer!
VM. Landscaping and Artificial TurfingVM. Landscaping and Artificial Turfing
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