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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 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.

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.

Reviews for San Jose gardeners
Brandon D.
I recently hired Gardens Choice as my front yard and back yard were in bad shape. They did an outstanding job, and I was amazed at how much they accomplished on the 1st visit. If you are looking for quality work, a great price and friendly gardeners, then Gardens Choice is definitely worth calling.
Garden's ChoiceGarden's Choice
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, did a great job on my garden!
Diamond Garden KeeperDiamond Garden Keeper
Sam K.
Agosto Home Services did a decent job to our garden.
Agosto Home Services & LandscapeAgosto Home Services & Landscape
Karthik G.
Francisco was quick to respond and showed up as promised. He gave a few options for setting up my garden and answered all my questions. Looking forward to working with him to setup our garden. Thank you, Francisco!!
Sean's Landscaping serviceSean's Landscaping service
Thumbtack Customer
David is extremely responsible and easy to work with--we are working with him on a biweekly gardening schedule.
Sharon W.
Diamond Garden has been providing great gardening services to us for about a year. Alberto is very detailed with his work and responsive to our various requests. I can't find a more easy-to-work-with gardener than him in the south bay with a reasonable price. As needed to build new fence after rain damaged the old ones, he found us the good help at short notice and for a great price. I strongly recommend Alberto!
Diamond Garden KeeperDiamond Garden Keeper
Chris B.
We are happy to have found what appears to be a rare thing in gardening these days. Someone who cares about the garden upkeep and appreciates the value of spending time hands on instead of the usual mow and blow that we usually get. It’s early days but so far the signs are positive.
Vintage Lawn ServiceVintage Lawn Service
Rekha G.
Steve was able to help us with our garden requirements and completed the job timely. I would recommend Steve.
Steve RubenfaerSteve Rubenfaer
Kari D.
Easy to work with, did exactly what we asked and more. Responsive and intuitive for a complex garden and landscaping cleaning and pruning. Will definitely hire again!
LO Landscaping & GardenLO Landscaping & Garden
Craig H.
DM Gardening was a good choice! Damian was responsive to my initial inquiry, waisted no time in being pro-active to come out and survey and assess the job. His pricing is fair and consistent with the demands of the job, and he has the right tools and professionalism to provide an outcome as expected. He was open to my feedback as the job neared completion, making certain that I was satisfied with the results. Damian is a professional that conducts himself in a manner beyond what I have experienced in this realm. His approach is a refreshing change and stands above the competition. He is personable and understands what is necessary to satisfy his customers. I highly recommend DM Gardening for your landscaping needs. I am a satisfied customer who intends to involve DM Gardening in future projects. Do yourself a favor and give them a call. I doubt you will regret your experience with DM Gardening.
DM GardeningDM Gardening
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely happy with Magnificent Services. Their attitude is professional and they do an excellent job. The team is willing to listen , with with you with changing seasons and the extra garden work needed. Strongly recommend them.
Magnificent Landscape Inc.Magnificent Landscape Inc.
Jonathan W.
Carlos and Rene did a great job. They responded quickly to my messages and gave a very good quote for the amount of work required. I will be using them again for all my future gardening needs!
Magañas GardeningMagañas Gardening
Thumbtack Customer
They are my regular gardeners. I have had a couple visits so far and they've been great. The tackled a couple big projects too, trimming a giant overgrown ivy covered fence and pulling out giant vines.
Magnificent Landscape Inc.Magnificent Landscape Inc.
Henry R.
Walter is very nice and walked me through his gardening process. He was more than willing to negotiate on price and his team cleaned up my yard in less than one day. It is pristine now. Great company, don't hesitate to hire them.
Agosto Home Services & LandscapeAgosto Home Services & Landscape
Birgit H.
Today was Ricardo's first visit and I think he will do a great job in the future months/years to come. He was very punctual and did a nice job from what I saw today. He is very professional and I'm looking forward to having him as our 'regular' gardener.
Ricardo's LandscapingRicardo's Landscaping
Andrea V.
DM helped us planning the modifications to do to our garden, he kept in touch on a regular basis until the day of the job came, he purchased everything that was needed and executed quickly, no mess, he cleaned up everything and took all the trash away with his truck - may seem expensive but if one wants to do the same job then one has to buy the tools - so in the end good value !
DM GardeningDM Gardening
Sunanda M.
Jacob came for the first visit to tend to our front yard and backyard. He moved the lawn and also help trim some plants and remove some unwanted ones. We plan to have him come on a weekly basis , as there is more work to be done in the backyard. We liked the fact that he cared for the plants and also was giving valuable inputs on how we can tend to the garden in better ways. Looking forward to working with him to get our backyard in shape.
Vintage Lawn ServiceVintage Lawn Service
Mitchell C.
We hired him to do some transplanting, new plants, gardening and yard clean up. The day before the job I decided to text him to go over the project. He claimed we didn’t speak of what I had hired him to do such as removing old mulch, mowing the lawns. I reminded him we did and let him know he can search through the texts. I had the plants ready for this project and he cancelled the night before. Very unprofessional. Would not recommend him.
GMC ServicesGMC Services
Emily R.
I would choose all five items if I could! Karla was extremely prompt in helping set up an appointment to walk the scope of gardening project and give a quote. She texted in advance of arrival with Andres, came promptly, walked our front and back yard to talk about scope of work and gave an immediate verbal quote. Andres came back the next two nights - executed quality work, was extremely professional, and left the front and back yard clean and in beautiful shape. This was extremely good value for yard work that we just couldn't find time to get done. I highly recommend AR Landscaping!
AR LandscapingAR Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I had Rich come to my business and give me an estimate. He arrived on time, and was very professional. I decided to go with Magnificent Landscape Services, because out of all the people that quoted me from thumbtack, he was the only one who was licensed and insured. He spoke fluent English, and not only acted professional he looked professional. I have a pretty large building, and I wanted to make sure he does not subcontract. Magnificent has their own employees, and Rich checks the job site regularly, and he said he even has his own routes he takes care of. I liked that he had a proposal agreement sent over to me by his assistant Sara, by the end of business day for me to review. It was simple, and self explanatory. It is stated exactly what they will be doing, and a set price. I was able to sign it through my email, and Rich and his crew came the next day. I plan on hiring Rich for my home gardening needs, along with my rental properties. Magnificent is GREAT!
Magnificent Landscape Inc.Magnificent Landscape Inc.
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