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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Elk Grove landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome landscaping job
Wright Landscape and Design
Art C.
Needed to reroute landscape drain line after pool excavation destroyed the existing drain system. Benitos landscape delivered on short notice at a reasonable price.
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Annette S.
Benitio’s Landscaping was professional and great work quality. They came promptly at 8 am and finished my sod installation and replacing sprinklers by 2:00. My backyard looks beautiful and I am very happy. I will definitely be calling them again for other landscaping jobs.
Benitos landscape and maintenanceBenitos landscape and maintenance
John L.
Issac does a great job! His depth and breasth of knowledge with Lawn Care is amazing! I recommend Issac for your Landscape needs.
Premier Garden & LandscapePremier Garden & Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Wright Landscape & Design were a life saver and Kimo and company did and GREAT job. I've enlisted their help to work with me on a regular schedule as a result. :-)
Wright Landscape and Design
Scott T.
I am very pleased with how are yard turned out, we interviewed 3 different landscaping companies before we decided to go with Damian. Damian's bid was very competitive and the work was done on time and surpassed our expectations. I am looking forward to having Damian and crew transform our front yard for next years outdoor project. Thank you Valencia Landscaping for a JOB WELL DONE.
Judy R.
Jose was super helpful and easy to work with. He completed a long list of projects both landscaping and as a handyman. Ive also called him back to help with with a pipe leak.
JEF's Landscaping & Handyman ServicesJEF's Landscaping & Handyman Services
Kristen A.
I am so happy to finally have my backyard back! Prestige Landscaping did everything I asked and had the job completed within two days. Looks great!
Prestige Lawn Care CompanyPrestige Lawn Care Company
Brandy L.
Thank you to Elite Riverside Landscaping! Very professional, prompt, friendly service. They made sure my yard was done right and made successful suggestions when needed. Put all of their energy into their work and it shows. Very fair and honest with the estimate and pricing.
Prestige LandscapingPrestige Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Benito's business provided landscaping to the front and backyard. They were on time and worked diligently to complete the task. I was extremely pleased with the results. Benito made sure I received exactly what I wanted. I would recommend them to anyone who needs this type of job done.
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Thumbtack Customer
Benito is an honest and profesional landscaper. He comunicates well on times he will be doing the work and is there when he says he is going to be. He helped us make design decisions on our yard and completed the work beautifuly. I highly recomend him and his crew! We are very happy with our new yard!
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Jim L.
Benito came the same day I called for a estimate. Started the job when promise and finished ahead of schedule. They did a fantastic job. Benito was a a pleasure to work with and helped me with the things that I was unable to do. I would definitely recommend Benitos Landscaping to anyone. I will have some more work done next year by him. The price was reasonable.
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Karen S.
Oscar is a very hardworking and responsible person. He got our rental property ready for a photo and will be maintaining the landscape bi-weekly. He went out of his way to pick up a yard of rocks for us to save the delivery fee, and came back on a weekend to finish up the work. He’s very kind, and I really appreciate how he asks for our opinion before making changes. Great communication and strong work ethics. We hope to build a long-term relationship with his business.
Elizabeth F.
Where do I start! I hired Benito to do a full demolition of my front yard and replace with rocks, planter box & pour a small concrete patio. I imagined the project to be stressful & drawn out, Boy was I wrong!!! Benito showed great detail to his work, professionalism & his humor made this project fun!! Although I challenged Benito with several changes on my design layout...he kept his smile, had a positive attitude and patience of steel! I would highly recommend Benito to do your landscaping project! I can't tell you how much I enjoy my new yard & the overwhelming compliments from my Neighbors! Top Notch Service!!
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Anna M.
I had my backyard done yesterday. Benito and his crew were punctual. I had 4 different quotes two of them gave me a lower price. They were Benito's and another landscaper who gave me the same price but because Benito's had better review I opted for him and I'm glad I did. I was skeptical at first about his quote because it was cheaper than the rest and might change when the job was done but at the end of the day his price didn't change. He is honest and true to his word. After he was done he made sure that he set up the sprinkling system to make sure the lawn will be watered twice for the first month and he showed me how to adjust the timer for the next month. I will recommend him 100%.
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Matt Y.
I had a great experience working with Benito! I just had a pool put in, so my side yard, backyard and irrigation system were completely wrecked. After spending the money on the pool, we didn’t have a big budget left for landscaping. We also didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do with the yard. I gave Benito a rough idea of what we wanted, and asked him what he thought would look nice in our space. He had some great ideas, and we ended up going with his plans. Our yard is amazing! Much better than what we originally had in mind. His pricing was more than reasonable. He and his workers are very friendly, and they finished the project quickly. I highly recommend him and would definitely use him again.
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