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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What flowers or plants grow well in D.C.?

Washington, D.C.’s mid-Atlantic climate makes it hospitable to a wide range of different flowers, plants and vegetables. Some plants and flowers you might want to grow include: 

  • Peonies 
  • Milkweed
  • Gladiolus 
  • Hydrangeas 
  • Clematis
  • And more

Get free estimates from the top gardeners in D.C. if you need help choosing plants for your garden and taking care of them.

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 Washington gardeners
Thumbtack Customer
Gold Coast did an excellent job of cleaning up my disorderly garden, cutting back old growth, and planting new flowers. My garden looks terrific again.
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful team. Very professional. Quick. My Spring garden looks gorgeous.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Elisabeth D.
Excellent work from Antonio. The price was very good compared to others and the quality of the garden work was top notch. Will definitely be hiring for future work!
Antonio Gonzalez LLCAntonio Gonzalez LLC
Kate C.
David provides outstanding service and I highly recommend him. He provided a quote over the phone based on pictures and showed up on time and complete the gardening job better than I expected.
David landscape serviceDavid landscape service
Robert C.
Elliott & team transformed an overgrown row house front yard into a clean and elegant space. His attention to detail is unparalleled. Elliott’s keen customer focus guarantees that his results will exceed expectations. No question about who I will turn to for all my gardening needs - Elliott!
Gardens C/O ElliottGardens C/O Elliott
Vasu M.
Excellent work! Very happy. Joshua was knowledgeable about the range of plants and was very mindful of plants we already had and didn’t want disturbed. He was respectful, friendly, flexible, capable and got the job done! Garden has never looked better. We will definitely be hiring him again.
S. Pacific Garden MakersS. Pacific Garden Makers
Joanna T.
Alonso was great. Came same day to give me a quote which was very reasonable and scheduled for a few days later. Showed up on time and got to work straight away. Removed deep bamboo roots and then laid top soil and mulch. Had to carry everything through my house as no other access to garden and was very careful. Would definitely use him again and highly recommend.
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job. He was a little difficult to get ahold of in the beginning. But then he gave us his cell and was very receptive after that. He gave us a very reasonable consultation and worked with us to get the job done the next day! His team that came out were extremely courteous and did a great job with the flowers we wanted. We are planning on using them again for maintenance and more gardening later.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Laura L.
Communication is key on any project, and Klawn & Garden agrees. Had a thorough walk through with Khamis before job started. Appreciated his recommendations and his listening to my ideas/concerns. This communication continued throughout the job. Job involved removing a lot of overgrown ivy/other invasive plants/plant divide & transplanting/thinning of existing ground cover/small tree removal/pruning/mulching. His crewmen are top notch! Highly recommend!!! for your unique job like mine here.
Klawn and garden serviceKlawn and garden service
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