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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 Orinda gardeners
Tiantian H.
Thanks for the great trimming/cleaning job, as well as planting a mini shrub in the front yard! Revo gardening was really responsive and easy to work with.
REVO GARDEN - Leaf Cleanup / Gutters Clean outREVO GARDEN - Leaf Cleanup / Gutters Clean out
Jing Y.
Jose is doing a great job of maintaining our landscape! We are first-time homeowners with no gardening experience. Jose also gave us good suggestions for keeping our lawn and trees beautiful and healthy. I highly recommend him!
Nicasio’s landscaping & gardeningNicasio’s landscaping & gardening
Samantha P.
Really unprofessional job and overpriced. We hired them for two separate jobs. The first job was simple enough: trim back the bushes and branches growing into the street in front of our house and haul away the cuttings. They arrived without much equipment, and needed to borrow our tools. When they were finished all the bushes looked very uneven, and some branches still needed trimming. In addition our green bin was stuffed full of the cuttings they were supposed to haul away. We had to take the time to finish the job right ourselves, but even so we were willing to give them another chance and have them come back to clean our backyard and plant several new plants one day before an event we had planned being held in our backyard. I tried contacting them many times the week of the event to confirm they were coming but didn’t hear back from them until a couple days before when they the message “we’re not coming, best to find a new gardener”. I have to assume it was because we sent them a message saying we were unhappy they didn’t haul everything away and still charged us for it. It was extremely unprofessional and left me SO much extra work before our event.
Mendez GardeningMendez Gardening
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