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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire the best landscaper in San Francisco?

An online search is the easiest way to find and hire the best landscaper in San Francisco. You can quickly view ratings, Top Pro statuses indicating superior work and customer-uploaded photos showcasing the pro’s quality of work. 

When you’re reading the customer reviews for San Francisco landscapers, look for signs that the pro was punctual, completed the project on time, had great communication with the customer and provided high-quality work. Looking at customers’ project photos can help you determine their quality of work. 

Make sure the landscapers you’re considering have enough experience for your project. For example, ask the landscapers if they have experience adding flowers, trees, gardens, walkways, water features, misting systems or any other features that you want for your yard. Also, find out if the pros have any licenses, certificates or other credentials. California regulates landscapers through its Contractors State License Board

After you’ve identified several pros in San Francisco who seem like a good fit, ask for free estimates. Compare all the quotes you receive, and figure out which landscaper is the best pro for your landscaping project.

How do I hire the best lawn care service in San Francisco?

Going online is the quickest and easiest way to find the best lawn care services in San Francisco. Read the companies’ profiles, reviews and ratings. You should also make sure that the company you hire offers the specific services you need, such as ongoing seasonal maintenance or eco-friendly seeding.

Don’t be afraid to ask the lawn care companies if they can provide you with copies of their licensure, insurance or other credentials. You may also be able to find some of this information online.

Hire a pro only after you receive multiple price estimates from several lawn care services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for San Francisco landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Landscaping in the backyard was done on time and on budget. Great work.
ToolBox DesignToolBox Design
Thumbtack Customer
They were thorough, neat and knowledgeable. Will definitely hire Castro Landscape again.
Castro LandscapeCastro Landscape
Tom S.
I would hire Anthony again to do other landscape work.
Captain Planet Tree ServiceCaptain Planet Tree Service
Napoleon T.
Very happy with the work from Castro Landscape. They removed some annoying vines that were 30ft tall.
Castro LandscapeCastro Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Landscape. Cleaned up yard. He was very professional and made sure I was happy with his work, which I was .
Jose ZunigaJose Zuniga
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely professional, upfront and efficient. We have already hired him to do a far more extensive landscaping remodel. Highly recommend!
Limon LandscapeLimon Landscape
Beth D.
I just moved into a new house and the previous owner hadn’t maintained the landscaping in a decade. It looked like nature was trying to reclaim the property. Carlos was quick to come give me an estimate, and was able to come out and clear everything before the end of the week. In a few hours my place didn’t look like a jungle anymore. I’ll definitely be calling Carlos when I’m ready to figure out the landscaping.
CRC Gardening & LandscapingCRC Gardening & Landscaping
Andrew A.
We wanted to landscape our backyard, in an eco friendly and easy maintenance way. So we chose artificial grass, although you couldn’t tell by looking or feeling it! Eco Smart was always on time, set expectations and was well priced. After hiring numerous contractors, we only wish they would all conduct business this way. The end result was better than we expected, we highly recommend Eco Smart Landscaping.
Eco Smart LandscapingEco Smart Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I had some landscaping items that needed work. Benny was fantastic. Great communication & price. He sent me photos of the job as soon as it was done, which was very helpful for me. I will definitely hire him again in the future.
8(a) Biz Guide8(a) Biz Guide
Molly P.
Dave did a great job on our backyard landscape project. He went above and beyond for us and continues to follow up to make sure our irrigation is working correctly and the plants are healthy (which they are). I would highly recommend him!
Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.
Marcel J.
Will is a genuinely nice guy and very professional. He has been working on an extensive weeding job in a challenging landscaped garden, and it is evident that he not only he knows his plants and what he is doing, but that he is a real perfectionist. Extremely reasonably priced, punctual, and responsive. Highly recommended!
Rooting 4URooting 4U
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
Gina F.
I am so thrilled with the work David and Chris did. My yard was an unwelcome space before they came. Now my only wish is for better weather to spend more time out there. So happy with the work I keep peeking out my window to look at it. Highly recommend David for all landscaping needs.
Buzz LandscapingBuzz Landscaping
Peter B.
Dave and his crew did great work on my front and back yards. I recently moved into a home with an 80 year old Bird of Paradise Palm tree that was over grown. Dave trimmed the palm and fixed our drip water lines. His crew also took care of other plant trimming, weeds, and general landscaping. Would hire again.
Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.
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
Thumbtack Customer
Adam was very communicative throughout the entire process. He was punctual and competed everything we discussed. He did a clean out of our yard and we are also hiring him monthly for maintenance. His website has a lot of great pictures of what he can do and in talking with him, it is clear that landscaping as a passion. I highly recommend Adam for any yard job.
Great Green Gardening ServicesGreat Green Gardening Services
Thumbtack Customer
Miguel showed up on time and worked very efficiently. He was done in 2 hours and we had projected 3. I am hiring him again to do more yard work - primarily cares cutting English ivy and trimming back hedges to a manageable state. Of all goes well, I hope to keep him and his team as a regular yard work crew and landscape consultant.
Castro LandscapeCastro Landscape
Michael M.
I would highly recommend Dave and his team for any of your landscaping needs! They were communicative, punctual, thoughtful, and creative throughout the end to end process. They really listened to our ideas and came up with a design that surpassed all of our expectations for what our backyard could look like. They did everything from irrigation, plant selection, hardscaping, and more. Great attention to detail and extremely hard working.
Buzz LandscapingBuzz Landscaping
Leah G.
**Updated to verify these were two separate jobs, not one time waster as the Pro indicated. ** I manage a few residential projects in SF area. I reached out to CL for a small, one day project that my client soon canceled as he elected to have it done via a handyman. I contacted Castro again for a different client needing ongoing landscape service and design. Castro said I cost them a whopping $30 for the lead and was wasting their time. Two separate jobs, one foul attitude.
Castro LandscapeCastro Landscape
Sana A.
Omar and his colleague did an amazing and thorough job with my backyard! We had neglected the weeds and overgrowth for a while, and the rain made things worse. They went in with the right tools and also hand-pulled each and every weed from the soil - I cannot tell you how much a difference their hard work, care, and attention to detail made. The difference was night and day! I found them to be extremely professional and knowledgeable, even providing advice on how to best maintain my yard. I would 100% use them again for any of my future landscaping needs!
O_R s Landscape and maintenanceO_R s Landscape and maintenance
Tamera W.
Elisio was punctual, clean, a great communicator, fairly priced, considerate and did great work! I would recommend him for landscaping work. My small San Francisco back yard was a weedy mess. I showed him a picture of what I was looking for and he executed perfectly. He laid a nice brick patio, brought in new topsoil and built a fence all to my liking. H needed to use my neighbor's driveway to access and each time he asked me to thank my neighbor. I will use his services again!
Bay Area Green DesignBay Area Green Design
Thumbtack Customer
Ruben and his crew were excellent. Ruben is exceptional at what he does and always surprised us with his deep knowledge of just about every aspect of landscaping and caring for an outdoor living space. What's also wonderful is he has a beautiful eye for what would look great in your area. He is willing to take your instruction or also happy to give opinion on what to do if you have no idea! It is so evident that Ruben loves what he does. We had such a great experience working with Ruben that when we do more with the yard he will be our first call.
Limon LandscapeLimon Landscape
BRIAN B.
Dave replaced a tree that gophers had murdered in our front yard, and also planted a line of cherry laurels along our back fence. There wasn't much space but he and his crew were able to manage and run a soaker hose along them so we are all set now. We initially were going to go with arbs, but saw a cool hedge on vacation and took pictures and he was able to identify and order for us. He was great to work with, discussed different options with us, was flexible in work dates and times, and stuck with the quote. He will do all of our future landscaping projects!
Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.Alexander Pacific Landscape & Building co.
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