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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 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.

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.

Reviews for Irvine gardeners
Thumbtack Customer
Look forward to working with this experienced gardener.
Domingo MorenoDomingo Moreno
Alex M.
Will definitely use this Golden State Gardening services again!
Golden state gardening servicesGolden state gardening services
Ravi V.
Alfredo responded right away to my call and came and looked at my garden which is huge and gave a competitive quote. He and his team are very pleasant to work with. He is also very knowledgeable gardener.
Golden state gardening servicesGolden state gardening services
Ann B.
Very punctual, honest, respectful gardener. I will use him again.
Domingo MorenoDomingo Moreno
Dotsie B.
So far I am having an excellent experience working with Luis and his team. They are going to be keeping my garden up twice per month and I am really excited to see its growth. Luis is a true master, a horticulturalist, not just a gardener. He really takes pride in his work and knows the planet world really well.
Conscientious Landscaping "Gardening Specialists"Conscientious Landscaping "Gardening Specialists"
Patrick Z.
Oscar's very knowledgeable about gardening has been very good about advising me on what to do. Polite and friendly and easy to work with. Looking forward to working with him more.
New horizonsNew horizons
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely reasonable rate to come out and tidy/weed/trim my patio garden every two weeks. Crew of two, headed by Domingo's brother Marco. He listens to my wishes, he's put in some flowers I bought at the garden center beforehand, and today he was very considerate about sweeping/cleaning by hand and not blowing or stirring up dust to make sure he didn't get dust in my neighbor's patio grill while she was cooking.
Domingo MorenoDomingo Moreno
Christopher Q.
The ladies at Hex & Root are nothing less than amazing! I had a last minute rush to save my newly planted garden before an event at my house and they accommodated me with such short notice. They are very knowledgeable, professional, informative and pleasant to work with. I will be using them for all my gardening needs. If you are trying to figure out who to hire, don't think anymore and reach out to Hex & Root. They will not disappoint and you will be happy you did. Thanks again Hex & Root!
Wild & TameWild & Tame
Alaina R.
Just had Luis come for the first time and he did an excellent job. I was worried because past gardeners had over trimmed but he made sure to trim enough so everything looks clean again but not too much. He was also super easy to schedule. Thanks Luis!
Lindsay T.
Wow!!! Luis and his team went above and BEYOND what we could’ve dreamed of. Our front lawn was previously all desert plants (I attached a photo so you can see before/after), and Luis/his team completely transformed it into this gorgeous cottage-style garden and lawn. They were extremely professional, made all adjustments that we asked for as we went along and tweaked what we wanted, they worked very hard, and we couldn’t possibly be more happy! He always stayed in touch with me about where things were at, what was happening next and what time they’d be here. He’s so kind and you can tell he and his team truly care about their customer’s happiness and a job well done. We would give 10 stars if we could!! Don’t waste your time looking for anyone else! Thank you Luis 🙏🏻👏🏻
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