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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 Berkeley gardeners
Constance S.
I highly recommend Mendez Gardening! Excellent and efficient gardeners. Very pleasant to work with. Always on time and hardworking… and most importantly they produce great results!
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Cece B.
Great response time, communication and wonderful service!! My garden looks great!
Gonzalez lanscape.netGonzalez
Annie J.
My garden was in need of major de-weeding and now it looks amazing. They also fixed my fence!
Marin Reyes Gardening ServicesMarin Reyes Gardening Services
Heidi T.
Excellent work at a fair price. Mendez gardening is a pleasure to work with; really nice folks and they do a great job!
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Lf W.
Thank you! Mendez Gardening did a fantastic job. They quoted the job quickly, got the work done quickly and on short notice, came exactly when they said they would, and finished everything we needed done. We also added some more tasks last minute and they were responsive and flexible. Our garden looks amazing. We’ll definitely be calling again the next time we need help. Can’t thank you enough!
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Jeff A.
Zak showed up on time and helped clean up my yard and garden area. He knew what he was doing and did it quickly. I would definitely hire him again.
Zak BloomZak Bloom
Valerie C.
Steve Rubenfaer's work in my garden is great. The difference between before and after is significant. Steve works well and doesn't use leaf blower, which I appreciated. I would highly recommend his services.
Steve RubenfaerSteve Rubenfaer
Ben K.
I highly recommend Cesar as a gardener. We made a plan together and he had great ideas for improvements. He was very easy to communicate with and made everything go very smoothly. He also has lots of contacts for additional jobs I would like to do as well.
Cesar’s Tree ServiceCesar’s Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't be more pleased. Pablo submitted a very reasonable quote, started work promptly and worked steadily until the job was completed. I am completely thrilled with the work he did. I cannot recommend this friendly, competent, hardworking professional more highly. I'll definitely ask him again to help with my lawn and garden projects. Really excellent.
Quintero Landscapes LLCQuintero Landscapes LLC
Christopher K.
Hector's group has done an initial cleanup, and will now do maintenance gardening. I was delighted with their initial cleanup, which they did beautifully, using only quiet equipment (per my request). He has been extremely responsive as well. I decided to hire him after I got in touch with a couple of his current clients, who were both delighted with his work.
Gonzalez lanscape.netGonzalez
Julie H.
Eddie came to amend the soil in my small patio area before doing some planting. He weeded, tilled the soil, added some top soil, and even planted some of my plants for me because my son woke up from his nap early! He was very helpful in getting me started in my new gardening journey, and gave me many tips to keep my new plants happy. Thank you very much!
RIOSyard and junk removal/ hullingRIOSyard and junk removal/ hulling
Samaan M.
I hired Hector a few month ago. He has come a few times and I am very happy with his work. He has a great personality and it’s always a pleasure to see him. He works on general cleaning but also trimming and has a good eye for the right shape. I can’t wait to work with him in the spring for planting! Once - one of my tree fell and he came to the rescue right away. I would recommend him after having worked with several gardeners ners who were unresponsive, did a quick clean job without paying attention to details or had a bad attitude. Hector is a great fit for me and my expectations!
Gardening CruzGardening Cruz
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