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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.

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.

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 Leandro landscapers
Alamgir M.
Joaquin was able to pick up and complete my half-done landscaping COVID project in 4 days flat with exceptional quality and workmanship. Would hire him again.
JR Landscape inc.JR Landscape inc.
Gezel F.
Osorio deserves more than 5 stars! He was the only landscaper that allowed us to explain what we wanted and how we wanted our yard/patio to look like. He is very patient, works really hard and fast! Overall it what we got was more than worth what we paid! THANK YOU Levin! Here are the before and after pics!!! 😊
Osorio landscapingOsorio landscaping
Dana E.
We're very happy with the work that Dan did on our backyard. He understood our vision and made it a reality, plus gave us a great price (we met with 4 different companies to make sure we got a great value). He was prompt, quick to reply, and finished the project in less than 1 week. I would definitely recommend Dan to any friends and family looking for landscaping work.
G&C LandscapingG&C Landscaping
Gail I.
Munoz Landscaping did an exceptional job on my front yard for a fair, reasonable price! Joaquin and his wife Ena, work together as a team and really listen to you what you want and what you are looking for. They offered different options & examples to help with my yard. After getting 2 previous estimates, Munoz Landscaping outbid them both. They came out on a Sunday afternoon to asses the job, started the prep work on Wednesday, which included ripping out the existing lawn & existing old sprinkler system and dug up trenches for the placement of my new sprinkler system. On Friday, my new sprinkler system was installed and the new sod would have been done on the same day but there was a slight delay with getting the sod. But by Saturday morning at 8 am, to my surprise they finished everything and cleaned up any mess, like they were never there. I am extremely happy with the work they did! I would definitely recommend their work to anyone........You will be glad you hired them!
Munoz landscapingMunoz landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Elder listen to thoroughly to my suggestions. He showed up early with sketches in hands for ideas that actually went well with ideas that I had. his quote was extremely professionally written, and very transparent. It was easy to see the things that we can omit in order to stay in our budget. It's the kind of way I love working so I knew upon meeting him that it was going to be a good business relationship.The work has not been completed yet. I'll review once it's completed but so far I'm very happy at the choice we made for landscape artist.
Micro ResortsMicro Resorts
Ben S.
I contacted Levin for a yard irrigation project. There several pieces of the project from changing the main line from our well, laying new pipe, electrical and creating multiple zones. From the start Levin was quick to respond, when he scheduled time for the site visit he was on time (big points!), had the best price of 3 quotes, and completed the work perfectly. After the project he cleaned up all the work areas to better-than-before condition and checked in with me to make sure I was happy and didn’t have any concerns or questions. From start to finish Levin was professional, punctual and provided excellent customer service. I’d highly recommend Levin for any landscape needs you have and would be happy to provide a reference.
Osorio landscapingOsorio landscaping
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