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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 Long Beach landscapers
Jon T.
Did an excellent job and was very punctual. The price was definitely reasonable. Excellent choice for landscaping.
V.Guillen’s Landscape & Garden servicesV.Guillen’s Landscape & Garden services
Sara E.
I'm very impressed with Luis' knowledge about landscape care and his willingness to take jobs that can't be done with power tools.
Luis' Landscape and MaintenanceLuis' Landscape and Maintenance
Daniel L.
Friendly, thourough and made the job very easy to see through. I'd recommend camarena to anyone looking for landscape or tree trimming. Thanks guys!
Camarena LandscapesCamarena Landscapes
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Camarena Landscapes could not have been better. Thomas was professional and responsive from the outset. He listened to my ideas and implemented them beautifully. The work crew was professional and responsible, and the work was completed in a timely fashion. All my questions were answered regarding cost, on-going landscape maintenance, and timeline. There was appropriate and professional follow-up after the completion of the project. Most importantly, the work looks great, and at a reasonable and competitive price. I would highly recommend this company!
Camarena LandscapesCamarena Landscapes
Thumbtack Customer
We couldn't figure out where our leak was coming from.. Matt was patient and knowledgeable. He came out on a Sunday as well! I would recommend miss landscape to my friends and familt
Miss LandscapeMiss Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Matt of Miss Landscape starts tomorrow, so I can't rate him yet. However, he seems polite, knowledgeable and corresponds via text very well. He gets back to us within 1 day. My expectations are high and I hope that he meets them.
Miss LandscapeMiss Landscape
Irene C.
I am very pleased to have hired Adrian/AG Landscaping! Pros: hard-working, courteous, prompt with communicating back and forth, knowledgeable, efficient, reasonably priced and mindful of prices for items to be purchased. For special mention: Adrian seems to really care about plants, how they are treated and pruned, what's best for plant/tree health, soil and other many factors that go into being a real gardener in the context of other landscaping factors (hardscape, irrigation, etc.) The work is not yet completed, as it will require several work days. If yesterday's day #1 is a sample of the rest of the work, then I could not be more satisfied. Adrian listened to my description of the overall results I wanted and also to the specific items I wanted in the final result. He advised me on what he thought would not work and why, and, alternatively, on what would be good to do, which parts he could do and which ones would be best for other professionals. I know this process would not work for others, but it's perfect for me, because I am figuring out as I go the redesign of our landscaping. I will add to my review after the project is completed.
AG landscapingAG landscaping
Paul A.
To start, I got 8 different bids before selecting these guys. Awesome service and great people to work with. Extremely easy to communicate with even if you ask a million and one questions. They were competitive with pricing and the product is the same many others use, just branded with a different name (watersmarts name for the product differs from actual manufacturers name). They completed the job in one day, helped me re-level my AC unit, remove my water softener so they could turf under it, let me borrow some tools to make a case fit around my tankless water heater, and re-planted my dwarf Meyer lemon tree. They went above and beyond what the job entailed. Other companies I looked at were: 1.) Elite artificial grass: good product, horrible process and infill for pets, DOUBLE THE COST. Also, the sales rep was a dick (to put it nicely) never even bothered sending me the full quote. 2.)Grizzly Turf: larger company same product same process, more expensive. Less personal because it’s a larger company. 3.) Silver Crest Landscaping: similar product, wanted to use a weed barrier (huge no no for turf used for pets, as it holds the scent of urine). Cheaper cost, but the company either isn’t educated enough on what it’s selling or they don’t bother to research what is actually best to use per application. 4.) Easy Turf: all around good company, however, price was an issue. They were way more expensive than multiple other bids for similar products. Those were the ones I saved the emails from so it’s easy for me to remember and explain the differences.
WaterSmart Turf SpecialistsWaterSmart Turf Specialists
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