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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 Winter Springs landscapers
Ben M.
Outstanding service, outstanding coordination and communication, and an outstanding completion of just what I wanted in a renovation of the landscape. Robert could not have been more helpful. His design was exactly what I wanted and he went out of his way to incorporate what I had expressed. I will always use Robert and Premier Outdoors Landscape Design for landscape work. Great company that cares!!
Premier Outdoors Landscape & Design, LLC.Premier Outdoors Landscape & Design, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Big Mikes service was excellent. The estimate was reasonable. They arrived on the agreed time, competed the work efficiently and removed the refuse. I will use Big Mikes again and I recommend him to anyone needing landscape services.
Big Mike's Tree ServiceBig Mike's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
We got Eddie to remove an island of landscaping in the back yard that was attracting bugs and insects. He got it done quickly and within a reasonable price. We would definitely hire Eddie again if the need arises.
Rodas Outdoor Services (Facebook)Rodas Outdoor Services (Facebook)
Rose S.
IronClad Landscaping it was a true pleasure to meet with your company I appreciate the honesty and professional service that was provided don’t find too much of that anymore. People do like to take advantage of senior citizens especially females so I Thank You for your polite honest advice. Rose
IRONCLAD LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENTIRONCLAD LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Stephen G.
Tim and his team did a great job presenting us options for redoing our landscaping while keeping it simple and affordable. He did a good job keeping communication open and keeping us aware of the project's status at all times. The finished product came out great and you tell they take pride in their work.
Lush LandscapesLush Landscapes
Tom L.
The entire experience with Km Landscaping has been exceptional. I have been impressed with responsive communication, quickly getting a quote (which was VERY reasonable), as well as having them show up on time and get the work done quickly. I have hired them for Sod instillation and sprinkler repair. I have now gotten a quote and have scheduled tree trimming and mulch.
KM Landscaping, Inc.KM Landscaping, Inc.
Sana S.
The quality of the trees that were planted were terrible. The work that we agreed upon was not delivered even after I drew the landscaping work out and he confirmed that he understood what I wanted. We were ripped off tremendously. The work done was so sloppy. I have grass growing from Underneath the mulch and he left two huge holes which should have been replaced with sod from the areas where new holes were made. I requested and paid for 15 gallon palm trees and he brought 7 gallon palm trees and never mentioned anything until I called him out on it. We were suppose to have stones and mulch across the wall of a long fence and he never delivered what we agreed upon (no mulch and no stones)
KM Landscaping, Inc.KM Landscaping, Inc.
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