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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 Cape Coral landscapers
Annie S.
Gary from Legacy Landscaping, was able to take my landscaping vision and bring it to life. This company along with their professional landscaping team, provided expert advice and quality service throughout the project. I would definitely recommend them for any landscaping project.
Legacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod  ServicesLegacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod Services
Donald B.
Did a good job laying sod and landscaping an area of my yard.
A&S Lawn and Landscape SolutionsA&S Lawn and Landscape Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Legacy Landscaping did an outstanding job for my husband and I. I choose to have our yard landscaped as a Father's Day gift to my husband and they did a remarkable job. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Legacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod  ServicesLegacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod Services
Matthew B.
Did my sod in one day came out beautiful would recommend A&S lawn and landscape in a heart beat
A&S Lawn and Landscape SolutionsA&S Lawn and Landscape Solutions
Marge B.
Knowledgeable, informative regarding selection and presentation of landscaping project. On time and gave us updates on the project outcome. Extremely happy with his professionalism and passion for a job well done. Would highly recommend him. A rare find in Florida!
Fishtail Landscape Company, LLCFishtail Landscape Company, LLC
Diego C.
We were very lucky to find Alan available to do our landscape needs, he was absolutely amazing during the Communication and set up process as well as performing the job. We will definitely recommend his company for future work with friends and family
My New Landscaping Company LLCMy New Landscaping Company LLC
Christy S.
Mattscapes did an excellent job sodding our backyard. We had an awful dirt pit and they made it look great. The quote was very competitive and they completed the job 2 days later. I will be using Mattscapes for all my landscaping projects in the future. Highly recommend!
Ian M.
Michelle is a great, hands-on working owner. I found her to be very personable and easy to get ahold of. Communications are quick, pricing is competitive, and quality of work is top notch. I have already made personal recommendations to a handful of friends. I would definitely use again for any landscaping needs.
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
Eileen C.
Brian did a great job! Although the job was relatively small (removed existing shell base and replaced with mulch, transplanted 1 desert rose bush, bought and planted 4 new small bushes), it was done very cleanly, neatly and professionally. Would recommend Fishtail Landscape to anyone wanting to make their home look great!
Fishtail Landscape Company, LLCFishtail Landscape Company, LLC
Tony A.
BM landscaping are absolutely the best lawn care specialists I've had the pleasure of doing business with! In just a few short hours, they turned my backyard from a weeded, overgrown mess, into a yard that is coming back to life. Thank you BM crew, I will recommend them to anyone that's in need of quality mowing, or like me, a total "yard lift"
5 BM's Lawn Service5 BM's Lawn Service
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely pleased with the professional services provided by Legacy Landscape. Gary was very thorough and accommodating to our coordination of scheduling services with other contractors. His great team lead by Juan did an amazing job sprucing up our front yard and totally redoing our back yard. Trees were cut down, bushes were pulled out, weeds were sprayed and grass was pulled up to prepare for our newly planted sod and Royal Palms. Juan's team was very diligent and cleaned up after everything. You would never even have known they were here. After planting 2 beautiful Royal Palms I decided I wanted 2 more and Gary had them installed the next day! We love our backyard Oasis and highly recommend Legacy Landscaping to anyone in Cape Coral. Thanks again, Gary, Juan, JP and the crew!!!
Legacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod  ServicesLegacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod Services
Thumbtack Customer
Some people are a jack of all trades but a master of none. However, Gary is a master at landscaping and irrigation. The project at my house can only be described as fantastic. The house now has great curb appeal. Most business owners come out, write a proposal, and then the only people you see are the hired help. Gary was involved in every aspect of my project. He just doesn't stand and supervise. He worked along side his men to deliver a product that exceeded his proposal and my expectations. I also had some ongoing irrigation problems that no other company could solve. Today, my entire property is getting the appropriate amount of water...problem solved. I could only think of the money I wasted with other companies. If you want to be guaranteed a great outcome with a landscape/irrigation project, Gary is the man to call and hire. You will be glad you did.
Legacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod  ServicesLegacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod Services
Carol T.
All Around Tree put in new sod, irrigation and landscaping for me. What a wonderful family business! As a widow I was concerned about being taken advantage of or having to check up on things or watch over them to get the job done. It was so hot and muggy outside yet they continued to work hard to get the job done. They completed everything they said they would do, on time, at the price we agreed upon. My yard looks beautiful. Michelle, Ryan and Brian not only did a good job, but were friendly and couldn’t be more helpful. They even offered to carry my groceries in and did change the batteries in my smoke detectors! How much more could you ask for? They also hooked me up with other honest businesses with fair prices which was invaluable to me. You won’t go wrong letting this company take care of you landscaping needs.
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
I had different landscapers come by and told them what I was looking for- some never even walked the entire property they just threw out numbers nothing in writing, no estimate. All Around Tree Specialist are Professional, Knowledgeable, and truly the Nicest People. I got a sense of honestly and trust immediately….very impressed. All my questions (and I had many) were answered, really worked on finding the best for my vision and my budget. They were successful in both! They had a lot of work and completed in (as promised) 2 days. I love the way everything turned out and if you had a 10 star rating they have my vote. To Their Success!!!!!!!
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely pleased with the landscaping job completed by Gary and his team. Gary takes time to look at the property with you and help you decide what will look best. He is organized and communicates when his team will be on site to do the job and even makes suggestions for other areas if interested at a later time. Gary even came back to my house to make sire the job was up to his standards and had his men come back to fix a few minor overlooks. If that wasn't enough he came back to help me figure out how to get my sprinkler system up and running to support the new plants he planted in my yard. So overall Gary cares about the work he does and you can't fake the caring.It shows in his actions and follow up. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get professional work with a personal touch. Jensen
Legacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod  ServicesLegacy Landscaping,Irrigation, Sod Services
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