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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 Francisco gardeners
Kearo C.
Professional, kind and suited for the work! Left with a aura feeling fresh after the gardening and cleansing to my backyard garden
Rooting 4URooting 4U
Laura D.
Nate is a fantastic gardener and we are so thrilled with his work. Looking forward to having him keep up our garden.
Nate SilinNate Silin
Star L.
Great gardening knowledge and very responsive.
Great Green Gardening ServicesGreat Green Gardening Services
Jackson w.
Great gardeners, really know their stuff
Great Green Gardening ServicesGreat Green Gardening Services
Kacey B.
Steve's gardening work was fantastic and he was so friendly to work with!
Steve's Gardening ServiceSteve's Gardening Service
Thumbtack Customer
We hired BWD Gardens to get our garden back in shape after a hard winter and to maintain the garden monthly going forward. We have had two visits by the BWD team & both have met our expectations which are fairly high. Their team has pulled weeds, trimmed hedges & trees, replaced several plants & mulched. BWD also came up with several plant suggestions that make the garden more interesting. I really enjoyed the inclusiveness of the design process. Their team is professional and prompt.
BWD Gardens Inc.BWD Gardens Inc.
Jacob P.
Bill did a great job getting our garden cleaned up and in shape!
Bill Timmons Landscaping and GardeningBill Timmons Landscaping and Gardening
Suzy W.
Gave a chance of my garden coming back to health as he replaced and added anther drip timer head and recheck, reline and connected so all my plants and trees now gets water! Relocated small trees to make better use of my garden place and trim off tree branch RSA’s well. Look for award to working with him on follow ups on my garden/front yard space. Happy camper!
Bill Timmons Landscaping and GardeningBill Timmons Landscaping and Gardening
Sarah C.
Easy to work with, super responsive, excellent job tidying up my garden. Will definitely hire again.
Steve RubenfaerSteve Rubenfaer
Silvia E.
Matt did a wonderful job in my back garden and patio area. He was prompt, brought beautiful plants over to liven up my garden and cleaned up the weeds nicely. I was so impressed that I have asked him to return for maintenance of the space. Highly recommend him!
Susan N.
Great experience with Omar and his staff! They were easy to schedule, punctual and did a wonderful job in our garden!
O_R s Landscape and maintenanceO_R s Landscape and maintenance
Yennie F.
Within 24 hours of messaging Reyes Gardening, my back and front yards were fully serviced and look amazing. Reyes Gardening was quick to respond, did an excellent job with our landscaping (including the pesky bamboo we have), and was reasonably priced. I will definitely be using them again and highly recommend!
Reyes Gardening servicesReyes Gardening services
Loretta G.
From the first phone conversation I knew he was versed in all aspects of gardening and that was confirmed when he came for my gardening project.He knew how to make choices for planting, tailoring to my particular needs, made a great selection, offered helpful and educational advice.It resulted in a beautiful job that I'm pleased with.
Steve RubenfaerSteve Rubenfaer
Nicholas B.
Matt did a fantastic job cleaning out our garden and helping us select new plants for the space. He’s an expert in knowing what kinda of plants will thrive in the unique climate of San Francisco, and we really appreciated his insights into how to grow a healthy garden in our windy and hilly backyard. Would definitely recommend his services!
Thumbtack Customer
Dan Is very professional, knows his stuff and is very efficient. He obviously has a passion for what he does and that makes all the difference! We have a huge yard (by San Francisco standards) with already established plants, bushes and trees. They hadn't been tended to in a while and needed quite a bit of cutting back. Dan made quick work of it and knew what to do. He, also, fixed our irrigation that wasn't installed properly, fed the garden and now we're in the process of letting the garden grow. What a relief to know our garden is in good hands.
San Francisco Urban GardenSan Francisco Urban Garden
Nic D.
They did a fantastic job. They were on time and tamed the jungle that was our backyard. They removed weeds and cleaned up the rest of the garden. Highly recommended.
Martinez's Gardening & LandscapeMartinez's Gardening & Landscape
Kylea B.
Made a last minute appointment with Nate to maintain and do general clean up for a client's garden for the next day. He was able to confirm immediately, was on time and provided great communication. All debris was cleared from the patios, light pruning to existing plants and a pressure wash for stairs and deck. Would highly recommend Nate for anyone looking for a reliable gardener/ landscaper!
Nate SilinNate Silin
Molly W.
Adam is responsive, polite and does and excellent job. I have worked with many gardeners and I will work with this one again and again. Highly recommend!
Great Green Gardening ServicesGreat Green Gardening Services
Patti K.
Anthony did an awesome job! Our back garden was a disaster, overgrown and filled with weeds. Once he was finished it was like new! Thanks again to Anthony.
Captain Planet Tree ServiceCaptain Planet Tree Service
Peggy G.
A lot was responsive and very punctual. He does the work and followas directions very well. He did a ter4ific job on the garden and cleaned up on sit3 afterward.
Quintero Landscapes LLCQuintero Landscapes LLC
Jenny L.
backyard maintenance and revamping the look of our garden. Dan has been responsive and easy to work with. He brought a lot of ideas I loved. Will update with photos once it's been done!
San Francisco Urban GardenSan Francisco Urban Garden
Heather S.
Luis was prompt in communicating. Our initial project was was completed most professionally and efficiently as was of great value. We have committed to regular service and look forward to having our garden well cared for in the future.
Martinez's Gardening & LandscapeMartinez's Gardening & Landscape
Mary F.
J. Davis showed up on time and got the work done effectively and efficiently. He did a great job cleaning our garden, trimming hedges and clearing away leaves. I plan to hire him again.
J. Davis Garden ServicesJ. Davis Garden Services
Annika I.
A pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended: Professional, prompt and worked very hard. Garden looked great and best of all, this company did the job for a far more affordable rate than many quoted. Would absolutely use again. A++
Zoe M.
In general I found Steve to be knowledgeable, professional, hardworking and responsive. I was, however, quite disconcerted by him not wearing a mask during our interactions (I did not mind him not wearing a mask while he was outside alone in the garden).
Steve RubenfaerSteve Rubenfaer
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