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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 Bradenton landscapers
Dormilee h.
Happy with my landscaping results!
Venice LandscapeVenice Landscape
Janice M.
We had a wonderful experience with Magnolia Landscape. They were professional and timely throughout the project. We had a complete overhaul of the landscaping in the front and back of the house and Juan’s design ideas were beautiful! The landscape lighting just pulls everything together at night and gives our home a warm inviting look and feel. We couldn’t be happier with Magnolia Landscape and Turf.
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Dianne G.
I highly recommend Hardy Landscaping LLC. Garrett kept in touch with me throughout even sending me photos of the supplies he planned on using to get my approval before doing the job. My yard looks beautiful and I am sure to enjoy it for many years. I would not hesitate to use Hardy Landscaping again.
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Irene K.
Very professional , polite and hard working landscapers. I let Ricardo know what flowering plants I’d like in the front flower beds and he found and planted beautiful healthy plants. The flower beds look wonderful. They also mow my lawn and I’m real happy with their work. I would definitely recommend Ramirez Landscaping to anyone!
Ramirez LandscapeRamirez Landscape
Blake N.
DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!! After working with Garrett and his team, I will never contact another landscaper! I needed a huge project done quickly and they didn’t hesitate. I know nothing of landscaping so I told Garrett to do what he thinks would look the best. This I did not regret! I had a huge baby shower for my wife at my house the very next day and every single person commented on how beautiful it was. We look forward to working with Hardy landscape in the future! The pictures they put on their website of my house look absolutely amazing!!
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Andrew G.
New landscaping in the backyard including soil amendments, plants, mulch and aggregate material. That was all done cohesively with new irrigation lines to make watering more effective and less costly.
Cyclone Irrigation, Landscape & Lighting, INC.Cyclone Irrigation, Landscape & Lighting, INC.
Linda B.
Christian was great!! We had a small landscaping job. He was very reasonable with the price did the job quickly and it looks beautiful!! I would definitely hire him again
Christian’s Landscape & Maintenance LLCChristian’s Landscape & Maintenance LLC
Sabrina B.
My husband and I have been searching for a professional landscaper to redo our front and back yard for over 3 months. To say we thought we found 3 qualified businesses before we found JRJ was laughable. James (the owner) was immediately responsive, knowledgeable in what we needed and able to meet our guidelines for our HOA and provided sketching as well as out the box ideas to make a one of kind look for our home. He has been constantly in communications with us as the the new landscaping takes mold and I’m excited to see the final product when it’s all done. His passion for his work clearly comes thru and we will certainly refer JRJ to our neighbors, friends and family for landscaping.
JRJ Landscaping Company, LLCJRJ Landscaping Company, LLC
Richard R.
We had an unsightly front yard covered with weeds that we could no longer control . Juan and his crew sat down with us, and drafted a far reaching creative landscaping plan. The plan included variations of rock design bordered with curbing that highlighted the contours of our property. Magnolia used the highest quality products. Their crew performed the job professionally at an extraordinarily reasonable cost. So if you have an unsightly yard ,with problems you just can't resolve, call Magnolia landscaping.
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Sandra L.
Marco did a great job, was sure to see that we were happy with his work, and was completely professional. We will gladly have him back when we need more landscaping work done.
Marco LandscapingMarco Landscaping
Blaire H.
We had a wonderful experience with Venice Landscapes! They were professional and worked extremely hard. We are beyond pleased with the work they have done. They grappled with our backyard and roots. And cleaned up everything afterwards. Highly recommend!
Venice LandscapeVenice Landscape
Paula O.
Juan and his family did a wonderful job beautifying my front and back yards. Juan worked with us on the design and adjusted it until we were happy. He went out of his way to find the best plants for what we were trying to achieve at the best price. Installation was professional and well done. The fact that they are a family operation and will take care of the planting’s for the first month to be sure all is well is very reassuring. I highly recommend Magnolia Landscaping if you are looking for a dedicated group of people who are passionate about giving you what you would like to beautify your landscape!
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We were in need of a extensive landscape cleanup. After discussing our needs and expectations we agreed on a price that was responsible. Jake's did a great job delivering exactly what he promised. Our place looks great now and we will use this service in the future.
Jakes Name Your Price Lawn CareJakes Name Your Price Lawn Care
Bill W.
We are new to FL, but Magnolia is the only one we will ever go with. They were patient, took us through the process of removal, picking landscape and design. Fantastic, we are ecstatic with the results, very professional and efficient. The Magnolia Team enhanced the beauty of our new home, impressive!!!!
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
David R.
Juan and his crew did an excellent job of preparing a level foundation for my hot tub and did it with a quick turn around. They also planted several Palm trees in my yard and made the backyard really stand out. I would definitely recommend using them for your landscape needs.
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Alan W.
I knew within ten minutes that I’d hired the right company. The workers came in and attacked the old landscaping to remove it as we were doing a complete makeover. These guys are hard workers but if I need a question answered Elijah would always stop and answer no matter how busy. Great group of guys.
Shady Lady Horticultural ServicesShady Lady Horticultural Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mario came out and listened to what we wanted with our landscaping and added some great ideas. We actually needed our irragation system updated because it's 16 years old and they were able to do that as well. Great service and we felt very reasonable pricing Thanks Mario
M. Ramirez Lawn Service LLCM. Ramirez Lawn Service LLC
Mike B.
We selected Magnolia Landscape based on previous reviews and we are very glad we did. Juan came out the same day we put in our Thumbtack request. He is polite, positive and professional. We are extremely happy with the work he and his team did for us and we highly recommend him and Magnolia.
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Kevin J.
Venice Landscape did an outstanding job. They exceeded my expectations with their professionalism, promptness and attention to the details. The shrubs and flowers they selected for the project were of top quality. William made sure that I was completely satisfied and went beyond the scope of the project to enhance the work. They clearly separated themselves from the competition. I would not hesitate to use them again for future projects.
Venice LandscapeVenice Landscape
Katie C.
We hired Venice Landscaping to replace gravel with shell mulch. Will went above and beyond to provide exceptional service. We requested the job to be done by Friday because we had some guests coming in to town the next day. They fit us in their schedule, even staying until dark on Friday to get it done. We’re very happy with the quality of work and plan to hire Venice in a few months to replace the gravel in our back yard too!
Venice LandscapeVenice Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
He was the 1st landscaper to respond on thumbtack, which speaks volumes. It is always a plus, when dealing with any type of subcontractor, to have great communication. And he did, consistently. He came out to my house, gave me great suggestions and then he got me the quote by the next day. The price was very right and he got the job. He came out and got the job done quickly and it looks fantastic. He is prompt, responsive and communicative. He is friendly, professional, and great at what he does. He makes your house look like it should.
Mowses Home Services LLCMowses Home Services LLC
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