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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.

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.

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.

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 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 Fresno landscapers
Gretchen T.
I’m very pleased with Rock Art Landscape, my backyard looks really clean and nice. Miguel and his team did a great job, they’re all professional and very nice people. Will highly recommend them to my fiends/family needing a landscape service. Thank you Rock Art landscape!!!
Rock Art LandscapeRock Art Landscape
Susan G.
I’m very pleased with my choice of Rock Art Landscaping for my yard! They are marvelous!!
Rock Art LandscapeRock Art Landscape
Julio G.
Eduardo install artificial lawn on our back and front yards of our home. He removed four trees in our back yard and landscape with new irrigation system. New plants were planted in the back yard. Eduardo also made a walkway on the side of our home. Our front yard was also landscape with artificial lawn and rocks. He worked with us in the design of both our yards.
Swift creations turf and landscapingSwift creations turf and landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Gustavo did a great job meeting all our expectations. At the start, we had an idea of what we wanted to do, but nothing really planned out. Gustavo worked with us and gave us feedback design ideas to create a functional and great back yard landscape. If you need landscape work done and your not quite sure what you want, Rodea's Lawn Care will work with you.
Rodea's Lawn CareRodea's Lawn Care
Rob E.
Good honest guy. Timely and did what he said he would do. Fair price and landscape turned out great. I would use him again and recommend him to others.
Rodea's Lawn CareRodea's Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I was happy with the work done on my front lawn and sprinklers. My lawn was completely gone and Carlos was able to revive it quickly. He also fixed all the sprinkler lines as well. I would recommend Green Acres for anything landscaping.
GreenAcres/LawnGreenGreenAcres/LawnGreen
Thumbtack Customer
First impression after meeting the landscape professional, was very positive, he seemed genuinely knowledgeable about his craft. I was impressed, and will strongly consider recommending him to my neighbors and friends, based on his first work go around. Thanks 'thumbtack...!!!'
Double J Landscape MaintenanceDouble J Landscape Maintenance
John P.
My wife and I were looking for a reputable landscape company and put an inquiry on thumbtack. Gustavo responded the same day and advised he could meet me at 6pm. He was punctual and very knowledgeable as i peppered him with questions about the job. He gave me a quote that was far less than the competition. I called him the following day and advised we decided to hire him for the job. He is currently performing the work at my home and is going above and beyond our expectations. He did some work on my sprinkler system that was not even stipulated in the contract. I highly recommend Rodeas to anyone looking for great quality work and customer service. You will not be disappointed.
Rodea's Lawn CareRodea's Lawn Care
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