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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 Mar Vista landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Great job upgrading landscaping at a reasonable price.
Conde's GardeningConde's Gardening
Taylor B.
Angela was wonderful to work with and did an amazing job landscaping our backyard:)
Eden CondensedEden Condensed
Suzanne S.
Patricia was very professional, creative and did a magnificent garden landscape design for us.
Dirt BeautyDirt Beauty
Lily K.
If you're looking for a landscaping company that is reliable, resposive, top quality and easy to work with, J. Valdivia Landscaping is the one. They also use good quality materials at very reasonable price. They send you itemized invoices so there is no price guessing. Highly recommend!
J. Valdivia LandscapingJ. Valdivia Landscaping
Al H.
Arrived on short notice and did an excellent job. Check out DM Landscaping for your next project.
DM LandscapingDM Landscaping
Yesika a.
Hernandez landscape was professional and quality of work excellent. I will be hiring them again for future projects! Thank you.
Hernandez Lawn CareHernandez Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I hired J. Valdivia Landscaping for regular yard maintenance, and have been very happy with the results. Highly recommended!
J. Valdivia LandscapingJ. Valdivia Landscaping
Maxim K.
I was very impressed with how professional jimmy is. He was on time very knowledgeable. I cant wait to start the landscape.
Evergreen Construction GroupEvergreen Construction Group
Daniel M.
Complete Gardens was great! They did everything they said they would plus more. They landscaped front and backyard. Eddy and his crew are nice and respectful and even helped me dismantle a old shed we had been wanting to get rid of. He will be maintaining our new landscaping now. I will recommend him to everyone!! Daniel McCabe
Complete Gardens LandscapingComplete Gardens Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Patricia was prompt, organized and beyond helpful in reorganizing and landscaping our large patio. Patricia worked within our budget very creatively utilizing existing plants while adding new life to the landscaping. She also helped reorganize the space into a more welcoming patio for entertaining guests, and using ourselves regularly. We would highly recommend Dirt Beauty.
Dirt BeautyDirt Beauty
Vanessa S.
My garden has never looked this good! What an amazing job he did on landscaping and fixing my sprinkler system! Rare find.
J. Valdivia LandscapingJ. Valdivia Landscaping
Daryl R.
Solid, efficient and very personable. This was my first experience with Thumbtack and if Our Community Landscaping is representative of your vendors, I will enthusiastically use your services.
One Community LandscapingOne Community Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Angela Price was thoughtful about our landscaping needs and budget, and delivered on her proposal. I look forward to watching the garden floursih with good winter rains!!
Eden CondensedEden Condensed
Thumbtack Customer
Juan Valdivia did a fantastic job on a very difficult landscape on our property. We are so pleased and recommend him for any project you have in mind.
J. Valdivia LandscapingJ. Valdivia Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend David Conde!! He is nothing less than AMAZING!!! My husband & I bought our home and completely renovated, from top to bottom. We also replaced the landscaping around our entire property. We had hired other gardeners to maintain the grounds. Needless to say, they destroyed our landscaping. I found David & asked if he could take a look at our property & meet with our new landscaper, as we had to replace what the last gardener had killed. David was more than willing to talk to our landscaper & offer his advice too. We are so happy with David. If we are not home when David arrives, he calls us in the evening to explain what should be taken care of. He is a perfectionist & I'm grateful we found him. Our yard is finally starting to look beautiful again. He is very reasonable in price & very punctual too.
Conde's GardeningConde's Gardening
Thumbtack Customer
We just hired the Progressive Landscaping for our condo's yards. They are doing a great job! Much better than our previous gardener. We are very happy hiring Progressive.
Progressive LandscapingProgressive Landscaping
Claire R.
Incredible service, interaction, and work. I highly recommend their excellence to any yard project or revamp you may have in mind. I can now enjoy the beauty of my landscape!
A Greener Tomorrow Inc.A Greener Tomorrow Inc.
Ian T.
A+++++! If you are looking to do anything with landscaping PLEASE please do yourself a favor and contact Lomas Verdes Landscaping and ask for Miguel!! *****Fast response times, extremely professional, GREAT COMMUNICATION, BEST QUALITY, extremely sharp skillsets/knowledge/YEARS of experience. The most efficient/pro team I've worked with. An EASY PROCESS from start to finish***** After messaging them, they came out the following day for an onsite quote and in 2 days the team was out trimming, clearing, and weeding everything discussed without hiccups and took all plant/debris with them. Every step of the way there was nothing but respect for me/my family/my property. Best experience. Thanks Miguel, Lomas Verdes Landscaping! -Ian T PS. Here are a couple before/after pics:
Lomas Verdes LandscapingLomas Verdes Landscaping
Sandra P.
A++++ work! Josue and his team were absolutely amazing! He is beyond professional. He is a class act!!! The communication and transparency was top notch. The installation of new sod was done impeccably. He worked with our schedule and we were able to keep in contact as we proceeded to the landscaping. We are so happy with the way our yard came out and couldn't be more satisfied. We will definitely use Josue and his team for any other future landscaping projects.
All American reliable servicesAll American reliable services
Thumbtack Customer
Reid was fantastic to work with - a virtuoso in landscaping. We were moving into our new home and wanted to overhaul the patio design and landscaping by the back yard and pool. Reid was sensitive to budget, applied superb creative acumen, and was incredibly vigilant with time management and meeting deadlines. He marshaled the project from inception to completion and we could not have been happier. The project was complete by the time the moving trucks arrived at our new home. Charming, courteous, respectful - we can't wait to work with Reid again. Bravo Reid!
Reid Freeman LandscapesReid Freeman Landscapes
Gladia R.
Ryan at Elite Escapes has transformed my dismal and depressing front yard into a beautiful and relaxing looking landscape. He removed all the weeds and dead grass, installed a full irrigation system, and placed sod, bushes and roses in my landscape all in 5 days. He has come back multiple times to adjust the irrigation system as necessary and we are waiting on one more plant to arrive for him to install. He was extremely professional, timely and affordable. I would recommend Ryan to anyone.
Shannon R.
We hired Ricardo and his team to held with hardscaping and landscaping out hillside backyard. They did a fantastic job and kept everything within our budget. Always on time and communication was great. Very happy with the results.
Silver Crest Landscape Inc.Silver Crest Landscape Inc.
Jennifer R.
Imeldo and his employees have done a wonderful job in the short time that they have been tending to my large landscaped area in the front of my home. They are consistent, hard-working, friendly, and would recommend them to others.
Rainforest Gardening Services & LandscapeRainforest Gardening Services & Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Leo is very good. He added landscaping, put in garden edging, fixed some problems with my irrigation system and now maintains my property. I really like him and would recommend him to anyone.
Gonzalez LandscapingGonzalez Landscaping
Ed C.
Great crew knowledgeable in every aspect of landscaping you tell Camarena what you want and he and his crew will make it better than you imagined. They have the tools to complete any size job and they are on time if not early.
Camarena LandscapesCamarena Landscapes
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