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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 Laurel landscapers
Noah c.
I hired Osorio Landscaping to redo my front yard and I couldn’t be happier with the final results. The project entailed removing my grass lawn and planting a drought friendly ground cover. Levin was very communicative throughout the whole process. He was also punctual and completed the project in no time. I would absolutely recommend for any of your landscaping needs.
Osorio landscapingOsorio landscaping
Wei-Pei C.
Bin and his team were so good and fast with the landscaping and gardening we requested. We had a horrible backyard covered in weeds and construction debris that they were able to clear up and replace with child-friendly mulch, and they constructed a beautiful trash enclosure and landscaping paths and other features that improved the look of our home tenfold. We would highly recommend their services to anyone who needs yard care.
Quick Yard CareQuick Yard Care
Allison O.
JJ&B Landscape Services checked all the boxes including great value and punctuality. They were thorough and completed all of the work before they left and invoiced me. Superb
JJ&B House Cleaning/Landscape ServicesJJ&B House Cleaning/Landscape Services
Annemarie l.
Work Quality: My experience with Cruz Landscaping is still evolving. Hector is very pleasant and he comes across as wanting to provide a good service. I used Cruz Landscaping to make some improvements (rocks, mulch, plantings) to a large yard, and I will use their services for ongoing maintenance. Cruz Landscaping yard improvement work has been good enough that I will use the company for maintenance, and it helps that Hector is very accommodating. The overall results are ok but lack detailing. I will report again in a couple of months when I have a better sense of how ongoing maintenance is working. Value: There was some confusion around the pricing for the projects. Overall, I found it difficult to understand what I was being charged for, and, in the end, I felt the cost was a bit high. The monthly maintenance cost seems reasonable but it is just getting started.
Gardening CruzGardening Cruz
Albert A.
David laid artificial turf in the backyard of our home with some other landscaping work. The quality of the work was top notch. I would recommend him and hire his team again for any future work.
Quality Landscape Solutions Inc.Quality Landscape Solutions Inc.
Forrest W.
Team did a great job of sprucing up our landscape: replaced our lawn, found and repaired leaks in our irrigation system, transplanted a tree, new plantings, mulch. Plus repair of crushed granite steps. Looks great!
Green landscapeGreen landscape
Dustin W.
Bin and his team did a excellent job. Our landscaping needed a lot of help and his team came in got it all cleaned up quickly. They went above and beyond what we were expecting. Will definitely continue to them.
Quick Yard CareQuick Yard Care
David V.
David and his crew were excellent. They did an outstanding job, were prompt, communicative, transparent, and friendly. I would 100% hire them again for any future work, and very highly recommend them to anyone looking for landscaping work.
Quality Landscape Solutions Inc.Quality Landscape Solutions Inc.
Bryce W.
Updated review: Bin did a great job on the initial cleanup of our yard, and I thought I'd finally found a landscape company that was reliable and did good work. We hired him to do monthly yard cleanup on this and another property. His crew did a not-so-stellar job on the first monthly cleanup and we communicated some issues. They did a similar not-so-stellar job on the second monthly cleanup and after that he stopped responding to any emails or phone calls. Was pretty disappointing. Have since found someone else who I've been very happy with. Original 5-star review: Bin did a great job with our yard. He and his crew were incredibly thorough with the cleanup and maintenance of all the landscaping, and they did a great job removing two trees in tricky locations. Will definitely use them again.
Quick Yard CareQuick Yard Care
Elizabeth S.
Levin was incredibly responsive. He was able to come out quickly and did a beautiful job cleaning up areas of my yard that have been neglected for years. I had an outdoor photo shoot at my home and he transformed my space. I had several people comment about how beautiful the landscaping was. I would highly recommend Levin. He’s very talented and professional.
Osorio landscapingOsorio landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Steve to landscape our yard. I've been planning for the project for a year now and had very high expectations. Steve and his crew exceeded them! The yard used to have several large palm trees, acacia trees, and a huge banana tree. Although the trees were removed before he started, he and his crew had to remove large tree stumps. In addition, he also did the following: - Built 4 feet tall stone retaining wall - Leveled through ground in front and behind the retaining wall (they had to remove A TON of soil) - Planted 4 trees and several smaller shrubs - Set up irrigation drip system - Poured gravel over rest of the yard This is a lot of work! Steve and his crew worked tirelessly for a week. They had a great attitude and took pride in making sure every task was done perfectly. For our next landscaping project, we'd definitely ask Steve first!
Valleycrest Landscaping incValleycrest Landscaping inc
Ani N.
I highly recommend GSLD with no reservations - you would be lucky to work with them as they are very busy! I had reached out to Miguel and GSLD after receiving a couple of other bids for a ground-up hardscape/landscape project in our front yard. And I am so thankful I did! Miguel, the owner, was immediately responsive, transparent with options and costs, highly collaborative, and made the entire bid-to-design process extremely pleasant. When it came time for project start, the whole crew showed up for the necessary demo and foundation work, were extremely efficient and straightforward with any new discoveries that could impact the overall outcome, and very reliable. Tito, Miguel's partner and lead of the crew, was absolutely stellar to work with, being very flexible with quick design changes and adapting accordingly, as well as suggesting innovative ideas to enhance the overall final outcome. The combined knowledge and passion that these guys have are a true boon to any homeowner looking for absolute quality, reliability, and competitive pricing for any hardscape/landscape needs. I will be continuing to work with Miguel, Tito and the rest of the crew for our backyard project.
Golden State Landscape DesignGolden State Landscape Design
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