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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.

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.

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 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 Sarasota landscapers
Jeff L.
I would highly recommend Jimmy’s for your landscaping needs.
Jimmy's Landscaping ServicesJimmy's Landscaping Services
Rob T.
Had an out of control landscape from some summer neglect. They provided me with a competitive quote. Showed up ready to work, had a clear vision of how to get the landscaping done and were able to exceed my expectations with their efforts! They were even willing to help with a follow up job needed prior to a potential storm coming in! I would hire them again for my yard and landscaping needs!
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
David R.
I first hired Juan and his crew to do a labor intensive project of removing, cleaning and placing a landscape grade mesh under the white marble rocks around my property. They arrived as scheduled and completed the job in less time than promised. I have since hired Magnolia Landscape for five more projects and have been happy with all the work they have done. I am happy to recommend them to anyone needing quality landscape work done in a timely manner for a fair price.
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Kaitlin Y.
Hire Lopez for all of your landscaping needs! He is quick to respond, has great ideas for how to make your property look great, and executes those ideas perfectly. He is so easy to work with and takes all the stress out of landscaping. He will always be our go-to guy for all things lawn related!
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
Karen R.
The Goat Lopez is an excellent landscaping company. They are very professional, prompt, great communication and an overall great value. They go above and beyond!! Would highly recommend. A+++++++
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
Forest B.
Eric’s company has been the best experience I’ve had with a landscaper in 20 years. I find it fascinating to watch the mind of a creative, conscientious young professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Southern Sunshine LandscapesSouthern Sunshine Landscapes
Jeff M.
I highly recommend this landscaping company! Prompt service, fair prices and top quality work. I know exactly who I will call for my next lawn project.
Irrigation SolutionIrrigation Solution
Edgar A.
Very pleased with the work done by Hardy Landscape, quick response, helped us with the design and ideas. Garrett was very communicative and answered all of our questions. Definitely would recommend!
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Natasha r.
Mario was punctual, & knowledgeable about our lawn maintenance and landscaping needs. He discussed options with me and was attentive to my vision while offering his own professional insight.
Adrians Lawn ServiceAdrians Lawn Service
Tanuj B.
I highly recommend Venice landscaping. They are highly professional and responsive. If you need sprinkler repair or installation, don’t use anyone else! I will use them in the future. Top notch!
Venice LandscapeVenice Landscape
Ivory G.
Wow I can’t say enough about my great experience with Hardy Landscaping. I barely recognize my new piece of paradise. They did a beautiful job. I highly recommend
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Basil E.
totally responsive and anxious to determine and do what was needed. Reasonably priced, prompt and efficient Recommended to anyone needing landscaping, including relatively small jobs. 100% satisfaction. Couldn't wish for better service.
Christian’s Landscape & Maintenance LLCChristian’s Landscape & Maintenance LLC
Alyssa S.
We are really pleased with how phase 1 of our multi phase landscaping project turned out. The entire crew worked hard and fast to achieve our vision. I highly recommend Magnolia!!
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Ina R.
I can’t say enough about how HAPPY we are with end result of our landscaping. Choosing Hardy Landscape was the easiest and best decision we made throughout the stressful project of building a pool. This is a one of a kind business thats hard to find with their competitive pricing, superior work quality and just all around great team of guys. We had to add more sod and needed a broken pipe fixed which was done on the spot without hesitation. I highly recommend this company!
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Suzanne M.
Juan was a pleasure to work with. His crew was quick and cleaned up after the work was done. I did not like one plant that was delivered and he quickly brought a new one. Our home looks so much better after the spruced the area up! I would recommend Magnolia Landscape to anyone!
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Jacqueline S.
Could only add three items per the response. But, for J & M, all five items are applicable: 1.) Work Quality,; 2.) Professionalism; 3.) Responsiveness; 4.) Value; and 5.) Punctuality. This TEAM, is Truly reflective of their name, J & M Landscaping and MORE! We recently moved to Sarasota and were looking for such a company. Best to Jim & Michelle, William & Jacqueline
J&M Landscaping and MoreJ&M Landscaping and More
Linda B.
We had a side yard that was pretty much void of grass. Garrett and his crew provided prompt service and installed new sod. He was very professionally and knowledgeable about all grasses here in Florida and we feel we made the right choice with his expertise. They did a great job and we would definitely use him again for all lawn and landscape needs.
Hardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/InstallationHardy Landscape LLC. Landscape Design/Installation
Elizabeth F.
I highly recommend Matt for any landscaping needs! He was very professional and did an amazing job on our front yard. He prepared the soil for new sod(removed old rocks, mulch, and old sidewalk), placed new sod, and added new rocks/mulch. It doesn't even look like the same house. Would use him again for any projects and recommend him to others. 5 stars!!!!!
matthew southwickmatthew southwick
Anita H.
Juan was scheduled an appointment immediately and arrived on time. I was looking to make the current landscaping look nice on a budget. Juan walked the property and gave me budgetary options and solutions to improve the looks. I left him take measurements and he calculated an estimate on the spot. He advised me he could start the project in a coup,e days, but would come by later to start treating areas immediately. I hired him on the spot. We had some storms come through and Juan was in communication with me. I was leaving for a bit and he was in constant communication. He would also provide me with picture updates. I would highly recommend them. Professional, great at communication, attention to details, provides design solutions for landscaping, completed the project on time, provides you with the an estimate at which the most it could cost and does NOT come back and tell you later its going to cost you more. Put down new crushed shell in the driveway, back yard, walking paths, outlined paths in stone, added new mulch, trimmed all current trees, arranged fern plant area...
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Robert T.
Juan and his crew arrived before the scheduled time and proceeded to work right away. They did an excellent job from removing a tree, trimming a tree, planting several new bushes, removing old landscape timbers, replacing them with new timbers and adding new crushed shell all in less than 8 hours. I can't thank these guys enough for an excellent job. I would highly recommend this company for any project. Juan, thank you again for a great job!
Magnolia Landscape & Turf LLCMagnolia Landscape & Turf LLC
Torey G.
Bulmaro is THE MAN. As a woman, I'm exhausted by contractors, handymen, and landscapers coming around thinking they can take advantage of my "ignorance." I do my homework thoroughly and get multiple quotes on all of my projects so I can gauge the field, and when I met Bulmaro, the trust was INSTANT. He spent over 45 minutes going over all of the options of how to make my garden dream-worthy, and when I told him I knew of a place out of the way that had gorgeous plants that were discounted, he didn't hesitate to spend the time to get them (and at night, no less)! Can't say enough good things. His pricing is out of this world, as is his work ethic and personality. Thank you, Bulmaro!
Adrians Lawn ServiceAdrians Lawn Service
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