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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 Fremont landscapers
Dolly R.
I hired Ramirez Landscaping to remove some old bushes, clear debris, and maintain my yard. They arrived in time, were courteous, and left our yard with quality work. I will definitely look them up for my next landscaping project. Thank you so much!
Ramirez Landscaping ServiceRamirez Landscaping Service
Viraj B.
started routine maintenance with Ramirez landscaping. Initial responsiveness and quality was good. Will update as i have more maintenences.
RAMIREZ LANDSCAPINGRAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
Sapna R.
David and his team did a very good job in our front and back yard. I would highly recommend him for the landscaping projects.
Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.
Dianne C.
So easy to work with! Great attention to detail. Did NOT rush through the job. Yard was transformed. Highly Recommend The Ramirez family for your landscaping!
RAMIREZ LANDSCAPINGRAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
Thumbtack Customer
I know I made the best choice of Ramirez Landscaping. I did not encounter a problem setting an appointment. David and his dad came and assessed my backyard. It was an eyesore at first but after they did a very good job, it feels like im in a different place. They even did extra job clearing places that is beyond our agreement. They were practical and professional in negotiating. I highly recommend Ramirez Landscaping. Kudos!
RAMIREZ LANDSCAPINGRAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
Soniya H.
Sanem was very punctual and did not mind to visit even though we were looking for consultation service. She gave a very good landscaping suggestion also an affordable one.
ToolBox DesignToolBox Design
Alex G.
Dan did an excellent job with my front lawn at a reasonable price and was able to finish ahead of schedule. I would definitely hire him again on future landscaping projects.
G&C LandscapingG&C Landscaping
Arshad H.
Ojeda’s Landscaping spent several hour fix my old irrigation system. Cut over grown bushes per my requirements. Overall did an excellent job. Very happy with their service.
Ojeda's LandscapeOjeda's Landscape
Ken P.
Juan would have time to communicate with me thru the text since I’m deaf. He did what I want for him to do the landscaping project. He and his crew were so pleasant and worked pretty hard to satisfy me with my dream project.
Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.
Nandini k.
He was honest, sincere and dedicated! Didn’t try to give me a sales pitch or overprice! A genuine guy that loves landscaping. I watched him and his crew devoted to my garden. This was the first visit so I am excited about other work like new fences and pavement!
Agosto Home Services & LandscapeAgosto Home Services & Landscape
Miaoyin W.
Den is very nice and professional. He brought samples of grass options for us, and measured all dimensions carefully. He has good price and high quality work. Anything special during the work he will inform and ask us. Overall I like him very much and would ask him for more landscape projects.
G&C LandscapingG&C Landscaping
Shigeko O.
Agustin Beas completed an awesome job on my front and back yard. He is very flexible and open. My estimate for the mulch quantity was not exactly right, but he was willing to make additional trip to the landscape supply place. His work is very detail oriented and the finish was flawless. I will definitely use him for future pruning and any additional garden work. Thanks.
Ojeda's LandscapeOjeda's Landscape
Monica L.
Bryan is very pleasant to work with, he’s very responsive, answered all my questions. I was doing multiple different renovation on my house so I got lower budget on my front yard. He was very patient with me changing projects. Bryan and his brother are very hard working people. They finished the job on time! They work with very positive and polite attitude, that’s really a plus. After the job, they clean up the area really well! I definitely hire Angular Landscaping again for my future job around my house!
Angular LandscapingAngular Landscaping
Zaid A.
What a wonderful and great experience! Jr’s landscaping came to the rescue at the last minute and saved the day. I highly recommend their service and will always be reaching out to them for my projects in the future. First Juan stopped by and assessed the work required The negotiations phase went smooth and Juan was very professional Timelines, expectations, and dates were set Work started the next day as agreed upon. Very professional team that handled everything professionally from start to finish Once the project was done, the place was cleaned and extra dirt was hauled away Couldn’t be more happier Please see before and after photos
Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.Jr’s landscaping Palo Alto.
Thumbtack Customer
Just hired magnificent landscape to do my biweekly gardening. They did a great job on the first cleanup. So far every interaction with them has been very professional. They have great attention to detail. They asked whether I wanted my bushes natural or boxy, whether I needed to keep the trees tall for privacy...they asked about my irrigation system, what type of weedkiller I was comfortable with... I just loved how much detail they put into the job without any prompting from me! They have also been perfectly on time for the two times they have come so far.
Magnificent Landscape Inc.Magnificent Landscape Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I posted my job & within minutes David replied. We set up a consult Friday, he was here on time and not only quoted me but talked me through various options. I have a townhouse with a very small patio area that I wanted to enjoy. There were dead dried out weeds everywhere. I never opened my patio blinds it was so scary. In less than an hour David & his dad cleaned out the old weeds and transformed my yard to look twice as big. He was very affordable and just a real sweet spirit. His card is definitely saved on my phone so if I hear anyone looking for a landscape extraordinaire I'm referring him and his dad. I am so grateful. Oh, my kids came home Sunday and immediately start playing leap frong on the pavers. The only disappointment is that thumbtack doesn't have a photo before and after feature. #imstillcrying
RAMIREZ LANDSCAPINGRAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
Thumbtack Customer
From my first interaction with Sara over TT to when she met me at my home to provide a quote was ah-mazing. She knows what she is doing. I was doing my due-diligence and got 3 quotes from other landscapers (including Magnificent), their quote and energy was the best! When you find good people you know it! So this is how my experience went: Submitted what I was looking for via TT Got a message from Sara Scheduled a time for her to come out to give a quote Got a quote the next day Approved the quote and scheduled a start day which was 3 days after Paid my deposit, they got started The estimated time was a week, but they did it in 72 hrs aka three days. Was and am I happy! ummm yea! I got exactly what I wanted and made some really cool friends. That's a Win-Win! ============== If you are looking for good people, good service, good everything - use these folks!
Magnificent Landscape Inc.Magnificent Landscape Inc.
Linh V.
Our large backyard sloped steeply, making it mostly unusable, hard to keep grass growing evenly, and a danger when operating a lawn mower. A retainer wall was needed to level it. After considering several "Thumbtack" site referrals, we contacted Shaping & Restoration Landscaping. The project included walls, walkways, stairs and grading. We researched the technology, reading many technical documents before contacting Anselmo, so we had some knowledge of the job. Anselmo responded quickly and answered our questions, some of which were involved. His communication, patience and flexibility were all excellent from the beginning, in sharp contrast to other responders who had little time to discuss and whose responses were short and imprecise. So we worked with Anselmo, whose crew consists entirely of his hard-working, long-time-experienced and very likeable family members. The project grew somewhat as it went on, and materials suppliers were hard to rely on, but Anselmo understood and adjusted with skill. He managed crew size based on material arrival. He educated us on best drainage practices, materials qualities and costs, and reliability and longevity of the result. He also understood our preferences and changes of heart, and took those in stride too. Anselmo himself not only has a wealth of technical knowledge and skill, he also has an excellent eye for detail and aesthetics. This too sets him apart from most tradesmen--he was as keen to achieve an amazing result as we were...and yet he did it efficiently with a superb work flow. With his additional understand of horticulture he was able to ensure that surrounding trees all would have what they needed, and he even replaced a few that needed replacing while he was at it. He creatively designed custom features of the project in his head and together they executed with no false steps. His crew (including his brother Fernando and all the others) are skilled, strong, honest and polite. They arrive in the early morning as needed, and work until dark if necessary to hit a milestone, so that things were queued up and ready for material arrival early the next day. I even worked side-by-side with Anselmo on a couple of small tasks and found him a great person to be around and a hard man to keep up with. He has the necessary equipment and can do it all--he follows through when we ask for something, and he's smart--he makes good decisions in advance that avoid concerns later in the project. He understands the importance of can-do communication with the client, no matter what. He finds a way. These guys are pros--they clean up the site, protect vegetation, and provide excellent value in every way. We’re very pleased with the result--best we've ever seen for miles around. We highly recommend Anselmo and his expert team. They are the best someone could ever find.
SHAPING & RESTORING LANDSCAPESHAPING & RESTORING LANDSCAPE
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