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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

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.

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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Jacob M.
JF Landscaping did a very nice job clearing our overgrown front and back yard.
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Thumbtack Customer
I had previously tried toncontact several gardening services, with most never returning my phone calls. I own a home that was professionally landscaped and needed a new gardener. Mueller Landscape quickly repsonded to my inquiry and offered fair prices for the services I need.
Raimi O.
100% pleased! Thank you for your excellent work. Excited to have a good landscaper to work with finally!!
Andrade Landscape & MaintenaceAndrade Landscape & Maintenace
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.
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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Gerald T.
A true landscape artist, out did himself with design and excellent work ethic. His design and work were beyond what we expected.
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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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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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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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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Gonzalo H.
Excellent work! Completed project as requested and more. Came out better than imagined. Will definitely use again. Already have other projects/landscaping services lined up for the near future.
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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.
R  R ServicesR R Services
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! Fast, professional, and payed attention to detail. If you need any landscaping done Ezekial and his crew will take care of it. The live up their company name. I am 100% satisfied.
ER Quality LawnsER Quality Lawns
Rebecca R.
Danny and Need for Build created a beautifully landscaped front yard for me. They helped me with the design, explained all of the high end materials and process, and completed the job early. There were no surprises and I got a great price!
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Jessica L.
I am a new client for Andrade Landscape & Maintenance. They just came for the first time to my home and I am very satisfied with the work so far. They were timely when responding to my inquiry and very professional.
Andrade Landscape & MaintenaceAndrade Landscape & Maintenace
Thumbtack Customer
I hired John Landscape to trim 5 tall birds of paradise trees on my back hill and they did a great job and worked hard the entire time. I highly recommend these guys and will be hiring them again in the near future.
John LandscapeJohn Landscape
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