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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 Melbourne landscapers
Thomas M.
I am very happy with a job well done. I recommend Jake to anyone needing landscaping.
JPF Property RenewalJPF Property Renewal
Edwin B.
Nate did great work. Was able to relocate a palm tree and pot various other plants. I would definitely recommend him for your landscaping needs.
Nate's Lawn and Landscaping ServiceNate's Lawn and Landscaping Service
Renee k.
Had front yard landscaped. Nate and his crew did a great job! Will definitely call next time I need work done. Very professional and reliable!
Nate's Lawn and Landscaping ServiceNate's Lawn and Landscaping Service
Jessica P.
Neil gave a very reasonable quot. He even mowed the lawn and cut back some overgrown landscaping the same day we agreed to starting service. Very impressed!
Genesis Lawn and Landscaping LLCGenesis Lawn and Landscaping LLC
Erin D.
Very hard work wrong Company! They have the customer service in addition to their quality work! Absolutely would recommend them for any landscaping work. They even cleaned up walkways at the end of the work day!
JPF Property RenewalJPF Property Renewal
Mike S.
Other landscapers refused to remove a stump on my property because too many service lines and pipes crossed near that particular spot. Mr. McWilliams brought clean, well functioning, professional equipment with the experience to use that equipment expertly and quickly without damaging anything, and at a great price. He has my highest rating.
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Elizabeth F.
Needed tree trimming and some landscaping done to provide backyard privacy as well as a bit more curb appeal. Nate provided an estimate and worked with me on the ideas I had on our flower beds and yard. After some small hiccups in plant availability and scheduling, Nate worked hard on providing me an exceptional service in what we discussed. Look forward to working with him in the future.
Nate's Lawn and Landscaping ServiceNate's Lawn and Landscaping Service
Rich f.
First and foremost I would like to say that Nate and his great crew did an outstanding landscaping job at my residence. Not only was the job a success but because of his experience and knowledge he was able to offer some new ideas and advice I had not thought of. They worked hard and diligently, cleaned as they went and my yard was immaculate when completed. My neighbors were giving me the thumbs up as they drove by. Nate and his crew will be called in the future for any other jobs in the future. Thank you Nate for a job well done. Richard
Nate's Lawn and Landscaping ServiceNate's Lawn and Landscaping Service
Jason C.
I contacted Trey from T&S Landscaping because my tragically overgrown yard needed some serious TLC. My teenaged daughter was in ever present and increasing danger of getting hopelessly lost in the forest my yard had turned into, and I became increasingly suspicious that a coven of witches had taken refuge there and would soon attempt to recruit my youngest daughter into their dark ranks. Aside from my daughters mortal peril, the neighbors were starting to get restless. I was hearing murmurs of “the beast who lives beyond the haunted forest” and realized that it was only a matter of time before they took up pitchforks and torches and used their vigilante justice to purge the neighborhood of the malign darkness behind the tall grass. Our situation dire, and our time more and more limited as the native grew more and more restless, I messaged Trey and explained the situation to him. He valiantly showed up the next day and got our lawn to a place less hospitable to the nefarious, and more socially acceptable. The neighbors smile and wave now thanks to my perfectly edged walkways and weed free rock beds and my kids are much less likely to become witch fodder. Work was reasonable priced and quality of work was excellent. Highly recommended even if your situation isn’t quite as harrowing and precarious as ours was.
T&S Landscaping SolutionsT&S Landscaping Solutions
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