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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 Santa Monica gardeners
Thumbtack Customer
Loved working with Patricia! She was fast and professional! I love my garden!
Dirt BeautyDirt Beauty
Atma S.
🌳🌸🌿🌻GARDENER EXTROIDINAIR🌻🌿🌸🌳 i had a fruit tree and a couple of smaller plants on hand that needed planting right away. and i also had some big gardening plans. these divine earth mothers at Hex and Root were able to consult clearly with me over chat and showed up totally prepared. they were so patient as they listened to all my ideas for the garden. they totally got the scope of what i was thinking and were able to gracefully and generously add to it and fix the holes in my ideas. they took the time to educate me on plants i didn't know about like medicinal herbs i could use in teas and what could be planted together to create harmony for the plants and the environment. they gave me new ideas on how to enhance the things that are already bringing me joy, and they even helped me figure out the best way to build the planters i envision for future gardening projects. they got to work right away on what i had so far and finished the job beautifully, cleanly and super quick! they left me with great instructions on how to care for my new plants and even gave me some fertilizer to care the whole garden! mostly, the vibe i got was that not only do these women have a deep understanding of and a great care for the plants and their habitats but they also have an incredible intuition of knowing what works best for the customer, their aesthetic and their enjoyment. wisdom and skill like this isn't cheap and i wouldn't have anyone else trampleing around in my garden😉 i feel so lucky to have found thesese women of Hex and Root who can help me create and care for the plants in and around my home garden and am looking forward to continuing the work on my big gardening plans with them!!!
Wild & TameWild & Tame
Frederick K.
Honestly, if you're looking for prompt, yet professional gardening services, I highly advise going through Joaquin. He was very responsive (within a matter of minutes) and got the job done properly. Highly recommend working with Joaquin. He's the best.
Joaquin’s LandscapingJoaquin’s Landscaping
Jason L.
Hired Art after letting go of my gardener and I couldn't be happier, he was very knowledgeable with all my plants, trees, and shrubs. Very professional and extremely responsive through Thumbtack as well as text. Showed up right on time and loved what he did to our front yards and side yard. Can't wait to work with him on maintenance and getting my landscaping back into shape. 100% would recommend.
Argo Landscape LLCArgo Landscape LLC
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