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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does landscaping cost?

The price of landscaping varies widely due to the range of choices that can be made, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $320 and $20,000 for your landscaping work. The national average cost for a landscaping project is $2,600. 

Factors like the choice of plants, the amount and type of hardscaping, the square footage of your landscaped area, and the region you live in will have a significant effect on your landscaping cost.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

How much does landscaping cost per square foot?

The cost of landscaping can vary widely based on the type of plants you wish to have, the amount of grading required, the condition of the land before work begins, and other factors. Adding in designer or high-end landscaping, as well as hardscaping such as sidewalks, walls, or patios will add to the cost. To find out how much your landscaping will cost, contact landscapers near you.

What is landscape design?

Landscaping design refers to the art of analyzing an existing landscape, planning how to transform it through flora and fauna design and working with a client to ensure goals are met. Landscape designers may completely transform an outdoor space or make minor modifications to enhance it. They may also call for grading and the construction of hardscaping surfaces like walkways or patios to add to the enjoyment of the space.

Where can you buy landscaping rocks?

You can shop for landscaping rocks from a variety of different sources. The first option is large chain retail stores specializing in home improvement and gardening. Often, landscaping rocks like slate and other slabs arrive on pallets and are sold in bulk, giving you a great deal. Your local landscaping store also carries rocks, and you may even have a stone or quarry seller nearby who can sell you the rocks you need. When in doubt, contact landscaping companies near you to see if they have rocks you can purchase.

What is landscaping?

Landscaping is the intentional placement and maintenance of living plants on an area of land or in your yard. This can include trees, lawn, flowers, bushes and other plant life and often incorporates mulch and other organic matter. The primary purpose of landscaping is to provide beauty to the house or building it surrounds. 

Many landscaping companies also offer design, architecture and construction services. For example, they can help you design a yard that incorporates a patio, deck, pool, fire pit, lighting, walkways, retaining walls and more.

How much does landscaping improve home value?

Landscaping your property can boost the value of your home between 5% and 15%, according to Better Homes & Gardens. They specify that this is the amount of value added when you upgrade the condition of your landscaping from poor to good, though these terms are subjective. 

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

Reviews for San Diego landscapers
Blanca T.
Coastline Landscape Development did an amazing job redoing our front and backyard. Before we went with Coastline Landscape Development we had several companies come by and give us ideas or suggestions for our landscape. A lot of companies presented dull designs for big bucks. We were about to give up but not until Omar came by was when we were blown away by his design and precise selection for plants to combine with the hardscape we wanted installed. Omar and his crew installed pavers, retaining wall, irrigation and brand new drought tolerant landscape. All the investment was worth it at the end. I trully recommend Coastline Landscape Development!!!
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Jayden P.
It was great working with Coastline Landscape Development. The design was very different compared to all other drought resistant landscapes we see in the neighborhood. Omar's design brings a lot of color to our home and a very nice curb appeal. The color of the pavers really gives direction to the rest of the landscape. The choice on plants was really planned out. Omar provided additional information on the maintenance of the plants which helps out a lot and makes it easier for me to maintain the plants. For anyone looking for a different design I would recommend Coastline Landscape Development.
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Mari B.
Coastline Landscape Development was terrific since our initial appointment. Omar listened to our every need and managed to develop a design that would significantly amaze us. From the selection of plants, material and detail, everything came out according to plan. We love the work performed by Omar and his crew. My front yard and backyard is now what we call an oasis in our perspective just as Omar said would happen. Everything is drought tolerant so no need to worry on the landscape side and as well in the hardscape everything is smoothly installed with Orco products such as joint sand, paver sealer and etc just to insecure proper installment. I am surprised by the knowledge such a young man can provide in the landscape construction industry. I would definitely recommend Coastline Landscape Development to anyone who is looking for new landscape designs.
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Daniel J.
Great work! Would recommend to anyone looking for any type of landscaping or yard work done.
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Jacob M.
JF Landscaping did a very nice job clearing our overgrown front and back yard.
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Raimi O.
100% pleased! Thank you for your excellent work. Excited to have a good landscaper to work with finally!!
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Patrick E.
Completely satisfied. Frank was very punctual and responsive. He kept me updated about what he was doing throughout the landscaping project I desired. All in all, I would hire him again for further projects since he’s capable of handling all your landscaping needs.
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Joshua H.
Tino did an exceptional job on landscaping my backyard. Upon request, Tino came out that day to give me an estimate then started the next day. He and his crew worked tirelessly to ensure everything was done correctly and built to last. I plan on going back to Tino and his crew for all my landscaping needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Duran did my front house landscape, and i am very happy with the job, i would definitely recommend him.
Carla T.
We wanted a paved patio in our front yard. Prestige Exteriors Landscape did an outstanding job. Robert was very professional, was not only prompt with the estimate, he and his crew finishe the job in 3 days . I am so happy the the job they did !! I got exactly what I wanted !!! THANK YOU PRESTIGE EXTERIORS LANDSCAPE !
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Kevin E.
Did what he said for the price quoted and I am VERY happy with the work, I highly recommend him and JF Landscaping.
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Terry H.
Omar and his crew were wonderful and really easy to work with. CLD installed a beautiful design, also done by Omar himself. They installed pavers, artificial turf, retaining wall, fire pit and a drought tolerant landscape. The outcome of the whole project was perfect. They followed through in every single detail. The selection on plants brings color to my backyard. The detail Omar has for plants and hardscape is tremendous. The communication was on point and as well the patience to deal with someone like me lol. I will definitely have Coastline Landscape Development back to renovate my front yard. I definitely recommend Coastline Landscape Development!!!
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Catherine N.
Jose was great! He was very honest with me and helped me to decide the best solution for home landscaping which saved me time & money!
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Gerald T.
A true landscape artist, out did himself with design and excellent work ethic. His design and work were beyond what we expected.
Julie J.
Tino is an outstanding landscaper and handyman. He installed artificial turf in a large backyard, even replicating a customized design I created. He fixed and restored a tilting wrought iron fence, removed hedges and repaired my irrigation system as well. Tino is highly competent and attended to each request in a timely cost effective manner. I highly recommend Tino's landscaping service.
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Dan G.
After a conversation with Matt about our xeriscape landscaping he understood exactly what was needed. It's one thing I don't have to think about.
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Eddie P.
Omar's work is always outstanding. He had previously renovated our front yard and now he just finished renovating our backyard. The work they do is just simply amazing. They not only do landscaping but also hardscape. They did a fence, BBQ pit and pavers job for is and now we love speding most of our time in our backyard. I strongly recommend Omar's crew and Coastline Landscape Development.
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Mara F.
Kurt and Alec didn’t just exceed our expectations, they surpassed our hopes for any contractor. They were unbelievably responsive, professional, consistently punctual, helpful and downright pleasant. Their pricing was fair but the service was great. They made suggestions that ultimately improved our plan to get us the landscaping that matched our space and vision. We would not only recommend them without reservation, they are the only landscapers we would use in the future.
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Seema b.
Excellent experience, work was done timely, quick response and excellent job, reasonable price and very punctual and polite. I would highly recommend San Diego Landscaping.
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Jennifer S.
Working with Armando was a great experience. He listened to my vision (remove desert landscaping and make my yard green), made practical suggestions (turf, higher upfront cost, but overall cost over 20 year turf life is significantly less than grass), and executed the project professionally, on time and on budget. Very responsive, easy to work with. Will be contacting him for any future landscaping needs and highly recommend. [[Photos to come]]
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Thumbtack Customer
The job of taken down big bushes in our garden was done well and completely in a reasonably time. We are very happy with Artistic Solutions Landscaping and would hire again in the future.
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Justin J.
Had a great experience with these contractors, they did a great job, were very professional and accommodating to our design requests; turf, digging out new post holes and landing posts for a future pergola, laying stone, moving planter boxes, reconnecting the irrigation, letting me put landscape lighting in after they laid the granite, everything came together really well at a reasonable price. Definitely keeping their contact information on file for future landscaping projects.
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Jocelyn G.
Omar and his crew were excellent. Everything was accomplished up to the last detail. The price was fair for the excellent work they did. I wouldnt think twice in suggesting Coastline Landscape Development.
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Rose M.
I am happy with my experience with Stay Green and Clean Landscaping Services. Laura is well organized and kept me informed about some changes to the original schedule and the work was done as promised.
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Kevin L.
R&R Services kept appointments and completed the landscaping project ontime. Ricardo had great suggestions and our lawn looks great. I will use R&R Services in the future for other projects.
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