Find a gardener near Mission Viejo, CA

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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 Mission Viejo gardeners
Mahsa G.
He was very good and the begging and do our monthly gardening for couple of month. But since last month he started to not show up without notice and not responding to his text and phone call. After few attempts, he showed up one time and then again he did not show up again and not answering his phone and responding to the text messages. Might need to consider other gardener if he continues to ignore and not be professional and responsive.
New horizonsNew horizons
Bev C.
I needed a clean up of a badly overgrown garden that included a medium to small lawn with lots of crabgrass some hedges and an apex 250 sq ft slope with shrubs and ivy and some early daisies. It was a mess. I wanted a cleanup and a regular maintenance service set up. I called several gardners. Some through thumbtack. Alex was one, he responded immediately; set up an appointment to see the job. He was very knowledgeable. He listened to what I wanted and asked follow up questions. He gave me a very reasonable bid on the spot. His maintenance service bid was a little on the high side compared to the other gardners I saw. But he was very willing to take on the slope and keep it up so I felt the price was fair. I am so glad I decided to hire Alex he and Adolfo his helper have done a great job on the clean up. I am very very happy and am sure that the regular maintenance will be great too. Do yourself a favor call Alex.
A/G Lawn maintenanceA/G Lawn maintenance
Tammy S.
When I interviewed Domingo, I was very impressed and hired him. He said he would come periodically to check his guys’ work, but he didn’t do the actual gardening. Unfortunately, Domingo over promised and underdelivered. We hired him in July and have not seen him; his two employees have been coming once a week and do the bare minimum of what I ask. If I’m not out there to give direction, it’s a “mow and blow” situation. After many text messages and phone calls, Domingo came clean and said he was out of town and wouldn’t return for 2-3 months. We paid $1275 for new sprinklers. The original quote was to include the entire property and he was going to plant some new plants. We ended up having someone else do the planting and the backyard sprinklers. Domingo refused to discount the cost, given that the scope of the work had decreased. The problem he left us with is that he didn’t install enough sprinklers so the coverage is inadequate and we are losing expensive plants. We asked for a small refund so we could hire someone else and he was less than willing to come to a resolution.
Domingo MorenoDomingo Moreno
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