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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does landscaping cost per square foot?

The cost of landscaping can vary widely based on the type of plants you wish to have, the amount of grading required, the condition of the land before work begins, and other factors. Adding in designer or high-end landscaping, as well as hardscaping such as sidewalks, walls, or patios will add to the cost. To find out how much your landscaping will cost, contact landscapers near you.

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.

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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.

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.

How much does landscaping improve home value?

Landscaping your property can boost the value of your home between 5% and 15%, according to Better Homes & Gardens. They specify that this is the amount of value added when you upgrade the condition of your landscaping from poor to good, though these terms are subjective. 

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 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.

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.

Reviews for West Palm Beach landscapers
Yeri L.
Natural Designs Landscape Co. is a wonderful company. They did an amazing job with my client's landscaping. They were very knowledgeable about landscaping and plants. We would highly recommend their services to anyone who needs reliable and quality service for their landscaping, garden, and yard work. They even pressure-washed parts of the house!
Natural Designs Landscape CO.Natural Designs Landscape CO.
Gary L.
Willie's completed landscaping project was beyond our expectations. He was easy to work with, professional, and results showed his attention to detail. We would highly recommend him for your landscaping needs.
Bestcare landscaping & pressure washingBestcare landscaping & pressure washing
Julie H.
Julian is a superior landscape artist. We highly recommend Xtraordinary Lawn Care.
Xtraordinary Lawn CareXtraordinary Lawn Care
Laura R.
Recommend highly. Hard workers, skilled and reliable. We’ve gone through 3 landscapers before.
La Familia Lawn ServiceLa Familia Lawn Service
Michelle P.
Very responsive, SVRC took care of our landscaping needs on extremely short notice. Reasonably priced.
M&N Landscaping Services LLCM&N Landscaping Services LLC
Stephanie M.
Contacted Company to help with my new home landscaping and clean up. Carlos responded quickly and the work was done within a few days. Great work! My yard looks much better and I will for sure use them for my maintenance and landscaping moving forward. Highly recommend!
Crown Pest Management and Landscaping  incCrown Pest Management and Landscaping inc
Candace S.
Are you in desperate need of a nightmare landscape to a dream landscape? Please give Gabriela and Adolf a call. These two kind and seasoned professionals will transform your worst nightmare lawn into a dreamy landscape you will be proud of. Their attention to the details and we can attitude is unmatched. Adolf worked tirelessly to make sure I was completely satisfied with my project with a warm smile and boundless energy. Let Gabriela’s warm spirit put you at ease. Check out the pics and you’ll be convinced Palm Beach Designs is ready to fulfill your needs.
Palm Beach DesignscapePalm Beach Designscape
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely pleased with the beautiful front and back yard Roots Landscape Services built for us! John and his associates did a fantastic, well planned and executed landscape on the front, side and backyard areas of our home. There was a true coordination of work and great communication throughout the entire project. We have received so many compliments for our neighbors and we thank you for this. I will not hesitate recommending you to anyone interested in a quality job and working with professionals.
Roots Landscape Service, LLCRoots Landscape Service, LLC
Erin V.
What an absolutely wonderful experience! My first time hiring a landscaper and it won’t be my last with this company! Kind, knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with. He did an immaculate job at my house and I would recommend his company to anyone!
Palm Beach DesignscapePalm Beach Designscape
Megan P.
Wow! So impressed with Jose! He quickly answered my message, showed up on time and did an phenomenal job! Highly recommend him for any of your landscaping needs! Remodeled my house from basically the ground up and Jose was hands down the best person I hired.
Jose Cardenas lawn serviceJose Cardenas lawn service
Liz A.
Julian did an amazing job with my landscaping! His work was meticulous; he was very professional. Highly recommend - I will definitely use Xtraordinary Lawn Care in the future and recommend them to my family and friends. So excited to have finally found a lawn care service that I can reply upon!
Xtraordinary Lawn CareXtraordinary Lawn Care
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