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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 Arlington Heights landscapers
Jim W.
Bardo and his team did excellent work for a landscaping project. Highly recommend.
Bardo's Gonzalez LandscapingBardo's Gonzalez Landscaping
Sean C.
We hired Green Season Landscape to put in a putting green. Ruben and team were fantastic to work with! He was very responsive and helped me figure out the right path to take for the install. He was able to get it done all in one day and we couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out. I'd highly recommend Green Season Landscape for your project.
Green Season Landscape & Irrigation ServicesGreen Season Landscape & Irrigation Services
Diane R.
EM Landscape did a great job resounding by backyard. He used to grade sod. He also did a top job cleaning out an over grown bed. They do good job with weekly mowing.
REM Landscaping GroupREM Landscaping Group
Thumbtack Customer
Mina removed several dying perennials and planted 10+ bushes into a pre-made landscape bed. Her team was prompt, professional, and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend her services and will be using her again in the future.
Mina's Lawn & LandscapeMina's Lawn & Landscape
Swathi A.
David and team were easy to work with. Extremely knowledgeable and delivered a great service. We are happy with our new front yard and cant wait to see how it all grows! Highly recommend Diverse services for your landscaping needs.
Diverse ServicesDiverse Services
Shannon H.
My yard was an absolute disaster before EM Landscaping came and made it look good again! Thanks! UPDATE - His initial job was good however no one returned for several weeks to cut the grass and i had to do it myself. The village was called by a neighbor and I will be looking for a new company.
REM Landscaping GroupREM Landscaping Group
Thumbtack Customer
Edgar and his team arrived a little early and called to notify me. I was very pleased with that. They worked very quickly and did a quality job taking a smaller tree down. They cleaned up very thorough after the tree removal. The communication prior to the appointment was great. I texted him some pics of tree and he gave a quote after reviewing them. I love thumbtack because of experiences like these! I would highly recommend Northern Illinois Landscaping and Tree Removal.
Northern Illinois Lawn CareNorthern Illinois Lawn Care
Bill S.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EM Landscaping. Rodolfo responds promptly. He shows up on time. He gives a professional opinion on the work that needs to be done: he did not try to convince me I needed other things done. He actually suggested that I delay one of the projects I wanted done due to weather and timing. I WILL be calling him back to finish that project at a later date. The thing that I noticed and liked the most was that he takes pride in his work and takes time to do it correctly. You won't be disappointed.
REM Landscaping GroupREM Landscaping Group
Michael K.
Alvaro and his team at SuperGreen Landscaping is hands down one of the best hiring decisions I have made to do a large project. The work he performed included removal of weeds that had grown out of control (3 ft), properly regrade a lawn with poor water drainage, resod about 6000 sq ft, add shrubs/perennial plants to all the planting beds, and regrade and add river rocks/stones to the poorly draining areas. He and his team were very professional, work extremely hard, and also pay attention to the quality of their work. During the project, Alvaro took me through step-by-step process and made certain the design and implementation were acceptable by me, as well as, kept me up-to-date on his progress. The design and products he put installed (shrubs, perennial plants, stone, mulch) were top notch, and you could tell it came from a nursery. He and his team completed the entire job in 3 days, working 10-11 days to get job done for us to enjoy. He also followed up with sending me information on properly caring for new sodded lawn with watering instructions, which I appreciated. Finally a company, that I truly felt that was honest, fairly priced and most of all, performs quality work. My neighbors stopped by to compliment the new landscaping, and also inquired who I had hired that did a fantastic job. THANK YOU, to you and your team for the exceptional service!!
Supergreen Landscaping Corp.Supergreen Landscaping Corp.
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