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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 East Palo Alto gardeners
Xin A.
I hired Carlos to do routine maintenance for my garden. It's been a few months and everything is great. Carlos is very responsive and take care of my garden with attention to details. I'm happy to continue working with him in the future.
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Thumbtack Customer
I am a property manager and would highly recommend Alicia's gardening service. Bertha is good in communication and avoiding misunderstanding. Francisco is punctual in meeting appointments. Please call them and start using their service. William
Alicia's GardeningAlicia's Gardening
Ramakrishnan K.
Carlos has been taking care of our garden for the past few months and has done an amazing job. Very professional and punctual and does a great job in keeping our front yard and backyard looking amazing
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Guy W.
Carlos starting doing maintenance for us last month and we can't say enough good things about their work! They are the best gardening service we've had in at least 20 years. Proactive, professional, smart, and real doers!
CRC Gardening & LandscapingCRC Gardening & Landscaping
Corinna G.
Carlos did a great job cleaning up our very neglected yard. He gave me a very good price and did not try to sell me on more regular maintenance service. I will call him again for any gardening needs.
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Yoli W.
I’ve just started working with Carlos but have been impressed by his attitude, responsiveness and work quality. We are new to gardening and didn’t really know what is needed to take care of our yard. Glad we found him to help with our yard!
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Carrie G.
Really appreciate how quickly and professionally the team responded. They were able to quickly transform our garden to get it ready before the rainy season—including some seriously needed weeding, laying mulch, etc. We can’t wait to do more projects with them after the rainy season!
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Eric M.
Christina and SLG Gardening were fantastic. They went above and beyond from start to finish. When heavy rain made the rototilling less than optimal, they rescheduled when convenient for me. They showed up on time, did a bang-up job, and cleaned up everything upon leaving. In short, they left no stone unturned, no detail left to question. I'll hire them again!
June W.
Moises and Sulma helped me to clean my front and back yards recently. They did a great job! My yards look so nice and clean after they finished the work. They paid attentions to all details and were very serious about being punctual to show up at my house. When they got traffic and only a few minutes late, they texted me to let me know in advance. I'm very happy with their work and have decided to let them continue the maintenance of my garden.
Sulma&moises gardening serviceSulma&moises gardening service
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