Find a gardener near San Clemente, 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 San Clemente gardeners
Christine P.
Of all the gardeners I contacted for estimates, Fernando with Ramos gardens was by far the most reasonable and responsive. Very prompt with scheduling. He did a fantastic job sprucing up my yard. In fact, liked his work so much I have asked him to continue doing bimonthly maintenance for me.
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Rene D.
We contacted several gardening services and , by far, Francisco from Ramos Gardens, was the most responsive and professional. He was punctual for our initial scheduled visit where he spent lots of time looking at our front/back yard, answering questions, taking notes and writing up an estimate. There was no charge for this first visit. His estimate was reasonable - and freely told us what items he highly recommended and which were optional - which demonstrated his honesty. They arrived promptly on their scheduled day to do the work - cleaning our garden beds, trimming trees and bushes, servicing our palm trees and treating the grass. All was finished in one day - the workers were respectful, and left the grounds clean and tidy. Francisco will also be back to service our yard twice a month. He gets FIVE+ stars - I highly recommend!
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Lauren R.
Ramos gardens was very easy to work with, and they did an excellent job. I hired them to take care of my front yard, courtyard, and backyard. They left it looking amazing and will definitely have them back regularly to upkeep my space.
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Sally A.
Terrible. Phone tag no show. I drove over 2 hrs to meet Alex. I live in a few homes. Texted days he's really strange. Likes to meet at night. We don't do that. b4 the morning of. And again the morning of. He confirms. A 10:15 appointment dies not mean 6:59 or 7:15 pm. We reschedule again and again. Alex likes night appointments. What gardener gardens in the dark? The guys a no show. I'm not hard up for workers . Alex does not not appriciate my time or business. To be just aloof. No call back no text. To just call back when he needs money. Not my kinda guy.
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Angie M.
It’s been a wonderful experience working with Ramos Gardens. Francisco responded to my inquiry right away, and came out to do a free consultation the same day. My yard needed some serious clean up, and he and his crew came out a few days later to do a total cleanup of over grown palm trees, bushes, shrubs, flowers, and other various large and small trees. They also helped us get our sprinkler system up and running adequately. They were punctual, professional, fair on price, and addressed all of our questions on how to upkeep our yard. I am looking forward to working with them for ongoing maintenance and I highly recommend.
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