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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 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 Diego gardeners
Nicole L.
Good for digging trees etc..but detailed gardening work was disappointing. I wouldn't use them for garden maintenance.
Down Under ServicesDown Under Services
Timothy S.
Eric was a very polite and knowledgeable gardener. Answered all questions I had for him and cleared the jungle growing in my yard
Andrade Landscape & MaintenaceAndrade Landscape & Maintenace
Atif K.
Agustin is a great communicator and very reliable. He did some fence repair and gardening tasks for us. Will continue to do work with him.
El Toro Handyman & LandscapingEl Toro Handyman & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
When the regular gardener for my home and the condo common areas became ill just before my scheduled surgery, I really needed to find someone reliable quickly. Steve responded quickly, came by to meet with me, review the garden and common areas, and discuss the temporary job. He was polite, knowledgeable and professional. We worked up a written description of the services, schedule and payment arrangements, and everything went simply and smoothly. Everything got done per the agreement, with just the right amount of communication - which is exactly what I needed. The other homeowners were pleased as well. Steve was even respectful of the regular gardener's work, taking care to use a light hand so as not to alter things
Pacific Beach Lawn & Garden CarePacific Beach Lawn & Garden Care
Thumbtack Customer
Jack is very honest! He is sincere. He did what he said he would do. He came to my home and reviewed the area to be gardened. He did not just “blow stuff around”!!!amazing. he is a real gardener. He knows his plants and treats them with respect. I highly recommend Jack and his gracious Father.A great team! He spent a great deal of time here and the results are amazing.He will do what you ask and more!!!
Monji Gardening ServiceMonji Gardening Service
Sophie D.
The BEST gardener I’ve met in terms of communication, quality of work, and friendliness. The owner was willing to help with my treacherous yard that needed a fresh start. I had some concerns about certain parts of my yard as well as the cost. With great service, we came to a quick agreement and I won’t be hesitating to recommend them! There was lots of work to be done and with only one person they did it in a fantastic amount of time. They were considerate about my dog in terms of tools used and closing gates for just incase. They left exactly what I told them not to remove and removed everything else! Here’s a before and after of one section! Don’t hesitate to message Aces Lawn Care, he responds super quick as well and doesn’t keep you waiting like others I’ve considered hiring! A+
Ace Lawn CareAce Lawn Care
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