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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Oakland gardeners
Alison H.
Mendez Gardening has so far done an excellent job getting my garden in great shape! There was a lot of work to do, and they immediately dug in and shaped bushes, pulled weeds, and other pruning to make everything look gorgeous! They worked hard and have been very reliable. My neighbors tell me constantly how great my garden looks. Mendez Gardening is still getting settled in and I am excited to be working with them. Looking forward to a long relationship.
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Jeanette G.
They did an amazing job! My garden pathway looks perfect!
Martínez landscapeMartínez landscape
Peter C.
Great crew. Responded quickly, gave a great price and did the work within a few days. It was a simple garden clean up but Mendez Gardening made it a totally hassle free process. I’ll be using again for sure.
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Stephanie s.
I was very pleased with the work that bright essence gardens provided. They were punctual and professional!
Bright Essence GardensBright Essence Gardens
Paul k.
Mendez Gardening was quick to respond, very easy to work with, and the least expensive bid to clear my raggedy, overgrown garden. The worked quickly and got the job done. They didn't get every last detail taken care of but they were perfect for what I needed!
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Brendan D.
Really responsive to emails and texts so far. Great rate and so far garden areas are looking awesome!
4 Seasons Gardening & Landscaping4 Seasons Gardening & Landscaping
Philip D.
Mendez Gardening was a joy to work with! We had let our yard go and decided that we needed professionals to help with catching up (and making sure our yard wasn't an eyesore). Mendez gardening helped with clean-out, plant selection and planting, weed barriers, and mulching. Their communication, work quality, and price were all outstanding!
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Lauren T.
The Mendez Gardening team has been great to work with. They have made our front and backyards look beautiful with their attention to detail.
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Thumbtack Customer
Marin showed up on time and did a great job of clearing out our overgrown garden. We've hired him to do monthly maintenance as well!
Marin Reyes Gardening ServicesMarin Reyes Gardening Services
Jennifer L.
MC left my garden looking beautiful, she had great ideas, communicated with me clearly and is a warm and friendly person. I’m looking forward to her coming again!
MC GardensMC Gardens
Holly H.
I relax that my yard is in good hands with Mendez Gardening. Lisbeth & Ernan listened to what I wanted and then executed perfectly. Never a bad surprise! They are fair, resourceful, punctual--a dream to work with.
Mendez Gardening & FenceMendez Gardening & Fence
Pamela K.
Will is honest, hard working and very friendly. I’ve appreciated the work he’s done in my garden to combat a years worth of overgrowth and he’s been helping me diagnose some issues with some of the fruit trees.
Bill Timmons Landscaping and GardeningBill Timmons Landscaping and Gardening
Trish P.
Marin and his crew were great. He was thorough and did a great job. There were some challenging areas of the garden to deal with that he had to come back with different tools to finish. I appreciate that he did that, very professional service.
Marin Reyes Gardening ServicesMarin Reyes Gardening Services
Frances D.
What can I say? Jane is like no other. She is low-key, earnest, honest, doesn't use chemicals or blowers or weedwackers; she is a gardener or looks for beauty in everything. She may not be for everyone, but she is perfect for me and my neighbor.
Finely Detailed WeedingFinely Detailed Weeding
Jenna L.
Can’t say enough about the great work Hector and his team did at our house. He was meticulous, quick, an effective communicator and extremely cost effective. I would HIGHLY recommend!!! We are now doing hi-monthly work with Gardening Cruz!!
Gardening CruzGardening Cruz
Anca R.
Francisco and his team cleaned my two garden areas today and I’m really impressed with the backyard in particular. I’ve long ignored it and today for the first time I actually look forward to spending time there. Great value, pretty fast in my opinion, polite and responsive. Thank you!
Martínez landscapeMartínez landscape
Dustin R.
Excellent Job! Marin was very professional, fair, and prompt. He listened to and delivered on everything I asked for, and did not insist on adding any extra work to stay within budget. He was early on the job and although it started raining halfway, he powered through and finished on time! I would hire him again for my next gardening project. Definitely five stars!
Marin Reyes Gardening ServicesMarin Reyes Gardening Services
Danielle C.
Moises is awesome! We contacted him to see if he could clean up our garden. He was very responsive and quickly organized a time to give us a quote. He completed the job while we were at work so we were so happy to see the amazing job he done when we returned home. We will definitely be using his services on a regular basis.
Sulma&moises gardening serviceSulma&moises gardening service
Caroline D.
My husband and I moved into our house a year ago and hadn't done much to the garden so it was in need of some serious work. Bin responded to my request almost immediately, came by to check out the garden about an hour later, and came with his crew to do the job within a few days. They worked very hard, did a great job, and have reasonable rates. Bin and his crew mainly helped with major clean up (including getting rid of all the vines that had grown over our fence from the neighbor's yard!), inspecting our irrigation system, and replacing our weed cover. He also had good ideas for what we could do in our back yard to make it a bit more usable and accessible. We have a ton of projects in mind (including fixing the fence the vines destroyed!) and are looking forward to working with Bin again soon.
Quick Yard CareQuick Yard Care
Miguel C.
I want to thank Jane She is an excellent gardener she takes her work very seriously she is very punctual responsible and efficient we hired her to do the work for our company she did an excellent job and went above and beyond what one expects from yesterday's work I want to recommend her to all of you because its price is very cheap it is very satisfactory and the work is of a high quality I am going to recommend if her work because we are still going to continue hiring her weekly she does a phenomenal job congratulations Good job
Finely Detailed WeedingFinely Detailed Weeding
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