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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 Simi Valley landscapers
Penny M.
We purchased a home on a large lot with overgrown trees and shrubbery. Maravilla's Gardening & Landscaping did a great job of making our lot beautiful! They took the time to walk the property and collaborate on which trees and plants we wanted to have removed or trimmed. They brought in their team of landscapers and worked long hours to get the job done. We are very pleased with the outcome of the project.
Maravilla’s Landscape Tree ServiceMaravilla’s Landscape Tree Service
Steve M.
Rene and his crew are the hardest working crew I have ever hired. From the time they arrived they went to work and completed our job in record time. The quality of their work is outstanding and everyone in Rene’s crew was very kind and courteous. Rene’s price are reasonable and they can do everything you could ever want done to your yard from landscaping to hardscaping. Very happy with RB Landscaping. Thank you!
RB Landscaping & HardscapingRB Landscaping & Hardscaping
Thumbtack Customer
We have been using Meathead Landscape for our weekly maintenance for two months now and could not be happier with their services. Otto and his employees are extremely courteous, professional, and thorough. In addition to the weekly maintenance, they just completed a project for us running new sprinkler lines, testing and relocating current lines, and removing two trees. The precision and care they took was outstanding. It was a big job (they were there over 10 hours) and they didn't leave without ensuring that everything was correct. I definitely recommend Meathead Landscape to anyone looking for maintenance for project work. A+++
Meathead LandscapeMeathead Landscape
Michael G.
Jovian and his father Miguel revived my entire yard. Due to a relocation by my previous landscaper, we were left to find a quality, professional and fairly priced replacement. The Maravilla family came to our rescue. My yard looks fantastic. We can finally see the ground again. They spent over 5 hours making sure our yard was trimmed, groomed and watered. Our next project is a redo of the entire drip system. We're confident we will receive the same 5 star treatment as we've received today. We recommend the Maravilla landscape and Maintenance company 100%
Maravilla’s Landscape Tree ServiceMaravilla’s Landscape Tree Service
Karen S.
This landscaper scheduled an appointment with me for Saturday between 4-5 pm. I waited around and he never showed. I tried contacting him and he didn't respond. I wasted valuable time waiting for this person to have them not show up.
Gabriel's Lawn n Landscape servicesGabriel's Lawn n Landscape services
Lynn L.
Maravilla’s has been doing our landscaping for a few months now. They do really nice work and I appreciate the details they take care of. They even move my waste bins to the street curb and that’s a huge help for me. My yard looks wonderful since hiring on this company.
Maravilla’s Landscape Tree ServiceMaravilla’s Landscape Tree Service
Lynda M.
Fred at American Icon Landscape has a truly admirable work ethic. Professional, high-quality work. He listened to what I wanted and offered great suggestions. He completed the job in 2 days. I am very happy with the results and look forward to working with him again. Highly recommended. Thanks, Fred, for making my backyard look so great!
American Icon LandscapeAmerican Icon Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
I had 45+ roses that had not been tended to for 3+ years. They needed a proper winter pruning and seeing the pictures I posted, promptly responded and we met the next day. After checking out the Roses and explaining his plan, I hired him on the spot. People told me to just do it myself it's really easy. It's been my experience that sometimes you just need a professional. Meathead landscape was just what I needed, a professional to do the job right.
Meathead LandscapeMeathead Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Jose Silva to cut down some trees remove a lot of old bushes and lay new sod in the backyard where just dead crabgrass was growing (or dying). We were not only happy with his service, we were ecstatic over the work done. He was on time and finished a day early. He went above and beyond what we hired him for which was completely unexpected and we could not be happier with the result. The price was perfect, the workers were just great and we have now hired him as our gardener a couple of times a month. He will be doing the front of our house in the next moth or so and we can't wait to see the outcome. Hire Silva Landscaping. You will not be disappointed!!!!
GREEN OPS LANDSCAPINGGREEN OPS LANDSCAPING
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