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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 Meridian landscapers
Timmi P.
Ruiz landscape exceeded our expectations
Ruiz landscape llcRuiz landscape llc
Jordan S.
Did a great job at our office doing some landscaping! Highly recommend
WildHawk LandscapeWildHawk Landscape
Jan B.
Steve and his company are 'one-in-a-million! Can't say enough about them! So glad we found Greatest Scapes Landscaping through your site.
Greatest Scapes LandscapingGreatest Scapes Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Landscape technologies has been quick at responding with quotes, setting up meeting times, and starting lawn care for our yard. They have been professional and easy to work with.
Landscape TechnologiesLandscape Technologies
Terri G.
Steve was very personable and professional. He gave me prompt responses to all of my questions and scheduled my sod installation/ landscaping before most other landscaping companies even called me back. I had a very small (but necessary) job to complete and many companies apparently did not want to be bothered with my business when there were much bigger, more lucrative jobs out there. Much appreciated. He is very experienced and even returns to make sure everything is as it should be and makes adjustments where needed. Highly recommend.
Greatest Scapes LandscapingGreatest Scapes Landscaping
Kam B.
Tyler is a joy to work with, he is punctual, thoughtful, listens to your ideas, makes suggestions, provides plans and pictures of the materials - very collaborative and professional. Would definitely recommend. Our project: The landscaping we had from the builder for our new house was sparse, with several deciduous trees and some pretty uninteresting plants. We wanted to block an obtrusive lighted school board behind our house, plant more trees, and make the overall landscape more colorful and lush. Tyler drew up a great plan for the whole yard (front and back) and we made some tweaks because I decided I wanted a tall trellis to block the sign board and rock water feature. He came up with a great plan that included different textures, colors, and plants that won't require a huge amount of maintenance. I love it! I hope to post more pictures as it grows and fills in. (We removed some curbing we moved to provide more room for the trees and water feature area and I hope to post more pics after that is replace - please excuse our spotty grass -- the joy of dogs!).
WildHawk LandscapeWildHawk Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Thumbtack as I had a dead pine tree that was just put in April; & I was not having any luck with the landscaper getting it changed. I received an email immediately from Corvera's & they immediately sent me some pictures of a few pine trees to choose from, told them which one I liked & they picked it up for me; took out the dead pine tree & planted the new one. This was done all in a day! Jose & his father Saul were very polite & professional & after talking with them & finding out how long they have been in business & what they do in the way of gardens, ponds, etc; I hired them to finish out this season & for the 2017 season. I would highly recommend them!
Corvera's Mowing & LandscapingCorvera's Mowing & Landscaping
Toni F.
We were building a new house and wanting to find someone who would be able to do our backyard the day we bought our home, especially since we have two fur-babies and wanted them to have a yard of grass to be able to run around in. Tyler was the first person to give us a quote and was well priced considering the big job that we had. He gave us a quote and a drawing of what we first had wanted just a few days after meeting with us. After some thinking we decided to change some things and Tyler gave us his input and suggestions of what would be best in the long run and was patient with us as we kept changing things. The project was done in a timely manner and finished on the deadline that he gave us in the beginning. Also, even after the project was all done he still came out a few more times (at no cost) to help us adjust our sprinkler timer and to give us some suggestions on how we can keep our new yard healthy! We highly recommend Tyler for any of your landscaping needs as he was patient, punctual and professional. We (including our fur-babies) are extremely happy with how our backyard turned out and will be in touch with Tyler as we plan to finish the rest of the yard with trees in the future!
WildHawk LandscapeWildHawk Landscape
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