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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What flowers or plants grow well in Denver?

There are many plants and flowers that grow well in Denver's climate. Russian sage’s purple blooms and low watering requirements make it a popular choice. Yellow alyssum is a perfect flower for providing some late-spring yellow cheer, while zinnia is popular for producing bright, beautiful flowers. The columbine is also perfect for the climate and is easy to nurture (plus, it’s the state flower). 

Denver’s top gardeners can help you decide which plants to add to your garden and help you maintain them. Contact several pros near you to get price estimates for their services.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Denver gardeners
Nicole A.
Gardening Angels are wonderful! They weeded our garden to perfection!
Gardening Angels, Inc.Gardening Angels, Inc.
Kelly C.
Did a fantastic job on my overgrown garden.
Steve's RototillingSteve's Rototilling
Thumbtack Customer
Olivia is awesome! She is very knowledgeable on plants and dealing with garden bugs and other plant problems. She came in and totally put our extensive garden into shape and cleaned out the overgrowth, trimmed the hedges, and discussed with us some ideas for next spring planting all in a timely manner. We will continue to use her as our weekly gardener.
Leafing Out Professional GardeningLeafing Out Professional Gardening
Thumbtack Customer
Steve was great. Easy to work with. Reliable. On-time. Fair in his pricing. Steve rototilled a large garden area and his work exceed our expectations. The garden has never looked as good as it does now. Thank you!
Steve's RototillingSteve's Rototilling
Rebecca Y.
Garden Angels are great, professional, come when they say they will and do an excellent job!
Gardening Angels, Inc.Gardening Angels, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They actually declined my job as too small after the first gardener quit. Did it myself.
Leafing Out Professional GardeningLeafing Out Professional Gardening
Cordia B.
She is very knowledgeable about plants, soil, insects, fertilizer. And that is what I was looking for, an honest-to-God gardener.
Youngblood LandworksYoungblood Landworks
Melissa K.
Molly was awesome! She got our irises planted and gave us some great tips for getting our backyard garden going.
Youngblood LandworksYoungblood Landworks
Thumbtack Customer
Steve was prompt and got my garden looking great and ready for planting. I would definitely recommend Steve and will be using him in the future as well!
Steve's RototillingSteve's Rototilling
Thumbtack Customer
Luis was great to work with. Listened to what we wanted and offered sound advice on changes. It all looks great. Would definitely use Tierra Gardens again in the future.
Tierra Gardens GC, LLCTierra Gardens GC, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nancy and Kyle did a great job. I would recommend them for small jobs (they lined our patio wall with hops). Cleaned, swept, gardened and awesome folks to work with. Thanks!
Sparrow GrowSparrow Grow
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did a great job and we plan to use him for more of our gardens, not only this year but years to come. It is so nice to find someone who will do this type of work and do it right!!! Thank you, Karen
Steve's RototillingSteve's Rototilling
Rebecca Y.
I hired Bobby because I was looking for someone to do regular garden maintenance on a bi weekly basis for the long term. He agreed to that and the first couple times he did a good job. The third time he was sloppy and not thorough, and the fourth time he simply didn't show up at all without any notice. After a week I texted him and he told me he wasn't doing garden maintenance anymore. When I asked if he was planning on telling me this, he simply didn't text back. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend this person.
Robert’s Lawn CareRobert’s Lawn Care
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