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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 Decatur landscapers
Brad B.
Reliable landscaping service at a reasonable price
Lalo's Landscape LLCLalo's Landscape LLC
Terry S.
Excellent communication. Great recommendations for low maintenance landscape.
Regency Landscaping & Pro Hardscape ServicesRegency Landscaping & Pro Hardscape Services
Zdany C.
The bottom line…if you have a landscape project large or small, look no further than El Maguey Landscaping. Adrian and his crew were punctual, professional and the final results are amazing. The before and after pictures tell the story (I added the mulch later). You won’t be disappointed!!!
El Maguey landscaping servicesEl Maguey landscaping services
Tae W.
Was in the market for a new lawncare company and reached out Lalo’s Landscape. Great service and value. Will be using them going forward!
Lalo's Landscape LLCLalo's Landscape LLC
Violet J.
Grover is a great landscaper. He knows a lot about his craft. I contacted him for just trimming up the yard. He was able to take care of the weeds and fertilizer as well. Just after two visits my dandelions are almost all gone and my grass is looking a lot healthier. Highly recommend GP Landscape.
GP Landscape LLCGP Landscape LLC
Jamal H.
Great service and thankful to have found Daryl’s company to regularly mow my lawn and take care of other landscaping needs.
Reuben T.
Very professional project coordination and personalized attention to details. I look forward to continuing projects with Greenlife Landscaping. I am so pleased with their work!
Greenlife Garden LLCGreenlife Garden LLC
Ashvin P.
I was very satisfied with Juan's work in laying new sod and plants in my front yard. He is very knowledgeable and responsive. Highly recommend him for your next landscaping project.
Portillolandscape & masonry workPortillolandscape & masonry work
Kelly G.
We needed our business serviced quickly. They responded promptly to all communication. The team did a good job. We are looking into continuing this relationship. I highly recommend NB Landscape.
NB Landscape & Remodel LLCNB Landscape & Remodel LLC
Amy J.
Germain was excellent! He tidied up our leaves promptly and did mulch in our yard areas. It looks so much better, and was great value for money. We will be using Germain for all our landscaping needs!
Germain Landscaping LLCGermain Landscaping LLC
Nathaniel T.
Adrian was absolutely a pleasure to work with. I had a lot of questions regarding a landscaping design and the installation of my garden. Adrian responded quickly and was very patient with me. I appreciated that. Adrian came to my home and provided me with an affordable quote and also provided me with some wonderful suggestions. Adrian arrived on time to our service appointment and completed our project quickly and efficiently. I was very pleased with the outcome. Because he did such an amazing job we also hired him for the landscaping services of our business. Thanks again Adrian!!
El Maguey landscaping servicesEl Maguey landscaping services
Michael M.
El Maguey and the crew did an amazing job install sod in my backyard! They were affordable, punctual and accommodating given all the obstacles they were faced with while doing this job. I’m definitely going hire El Maguey again for my future landscaping projects.
El Maguey landscaping servicesEl Maguey landscaping services
Lisa G.
Arturo helped me develop a plan to revitalise my landscaping on the front and sides of my home. It was overgrown and he removed the old shrubs, rebuilt beds and planted new shrubs. He did it on time and on budget. I highly recommend him and will use him again.
Aguero’s HardscapesAguero’s Hardscapes
Laura M.
Regency Landscaping did a great job. We needed our side yard filled in, leveled out, and we wanted gravel put down over the dirt. I put in my Thumbtack request on Thursday and by Monday afternoon our project was complete! The work looks wonderful and they went above and beyond for us.
Regency Landscaping & Pro Hardscape ServicesRegency Landscaping & Pro Hardscape Services
Sandra A.
The Hermano Landscape crew did a wonderful job of sprucing up my property for spring. They mowed and edged lawn. Pruned shrubery around and even put mulch around shrubery. I am so pleased with the results and the price, I have decided to let them do lawn service on a monthly basis.
Hermano Landscape LLC.Hermano Landscape LLC.
Katherine K.
James and his guys were fabulous. Very fast quote and fit me into the schedule within a week to get a house ready to list. They did full landscaping front and back and a ton of clean up and it looked so great. Im hooked on these guys now and so glad to have found them! Call them, you won’t regret it!
Complete Landscape Specialist, LLCComplete Landscape Specialist, LLC
Maggie H.
Jason was awesome! After a lot of trial and error to find someone to help us get our yard under control he was amazingly quick & efficient with his communication, showed up as promised and did a terrific job. Can't say enough great things about the quality of his work and attention to detail. We hope to have him back out to assist with landscaping needs and improve the overall quality of our outdoor space!
YAWD Boy Consultation and Lawn ServiceYAWD Boy Consultation and Lawn Service
Thomas H.
The Mike’s Landscaping crew were great. I put in a booking on the App and I got a call within 10 minutes to confirm the booking scheduled for the following day. They communicated and gave notice when they were en route and were on time for the appointed booking time. After a quick walk down to review the job we agreed on a price and they got started right away. We had a large oak that had dropped leaves all fall and winter and we had let it go too far. The entire yard was covered in a thick layer of leaves so deep it had developed a thick wet under layer. The guys picked up the entire yard and hauled the refuse off. The whole job was done in a couple hours and would have taken me and my wife all day, maybe even part of another day. I would recommend these guys for any of your landscaping and yard work needs. Sharing before photos, no after because my grass is absolutely dead and gone for letting these leaves get so bad!!!
Mike’s Landscaping And Pressure WashingMike’s Landscaping And Pressure Washing
Justin M.
Mr. Chris did a phenomenal job on our sod. Our previous landscaper had backed out at the last minute and we were up against a hard deadline, Mr. Chris was able to complete the project on time, working through a holiday to get it completed. Not only that, but he did an amazing job, the sod looks amazing and bright green after just a few days of watering! Very grateful we found Mr. Chris definitely recommend him for sodding!
Dynamic Demolition LLCDynamic Demolition LLC
Demetra F.
David is a hardworker and a pleasant guy to work with. He was respectful, not only to me and my property, but also to his workers. I had several other landscapers come in to review my project and many never provided a quote. David came in, reviewed the project and provided a quote on the spot. His quote was good. And, he even did a few extra things that we had not previously discussed. He had a couple of delays getting started because he was busy with another project and then there was some rain. As someone who has completed several projects, I lnow firsthand that things don't always go as planned. But, my patience paid off. Once he got started, he and his crew worked tirelessly until completion. My project was a pretty big project and I think that is why many of the other contractors were hesitant to take it on. But, David embraced the challenge and worked to ensure customer satisfaction. As with any major project, there were some setbacks along the way, but David seemed to always have a positive attitude and continued to move forward until the job was complete.
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