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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 Indianapolis landscapers
Michael A.
James came out to give me an estimate to mow and landscape. Ended up mowing the same day and we scheduled the landscape work for the following week. Very pleased with the cost and his responsiveness.
Strictly Lawn CareStrictly Lawn Care
Jonathan K.
Great experience with WL Landscaping. I'd definitely hire them again.
WL Landscaping & Cleaning. Junk RemovalWL Landscaping & Cleaning. Junk Removal
Heather B.
Great job on my landscaping project. He took pictures of anyone wants to see.
Wolverine Project Services LLCWolverine Project Services LLC
Nichole S.
Marin’s Landscaping responded quickly and professionally, offered fair pricing and did greats work.
Marin’s LandscapingMarin’s Landscaping
Shaunda S.
Rudy done an excellent job on my landscape. Will can him again. Thanks Rudy!!!
Rudy's landscapingRudy's landscaping
Mandy O.
The team was prompt and very hard working. Definitely would recommend the wonderful men at WL Landscaping next time.
WL Landscaping & Cleaning. Junk RemovalWL Landscaping & Cleaning. Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with my first Thumbtack hire. Would highly recommend Hugo and his team at Uniqueview landscaping!
Uniqueview Concrete SpecialistUniqueview Concrete Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Gus and his crew's work made a tremendously positive impact on the overall landscaping of my home. They were on time, courteous, and left all work areas tidy and clean! If you have landscaping, or other lawn improvement needs, contact these gentlemen....you'll be glad you did! I know I will again!
Solar Earth Lawn CareSolar Earth Lawn Care
Anna R.
Milestone LLC did a wonderful job of cleaning up the landscaping around my walkway. No complaints. Would hire again.
Milestone Landscaping LLCMilestone Landscaping LLC
Richard C.
High Quality work, Responsive to questions, Value for all the work that was done. Always Punctual. I recommend 3 Crowns Landscaping with 5 stars.
3 Crowns Landscaping3 Crowns Landscaping
DeAndre T.
Snipper Z greatly improved the curb appeal of my home!!! He worked on my landscape while I was at work and saved me so much time!
SnipperZ Lawn CareSnipperZ Lawn Care
ANGIE R.
3 Crowns Landscaping was so responsive and profession. They showed up on time every time they came. They’re communication was top notch. We will definitely use them again.
3 Crowns Landscaping3 Crowns Landscaping
Lindsey J.
Hired them to update our rock landscaping. They were very responsive with all my questions, arrived on time and completed excellent work. Would highly recommend and hire again.
Franklin Brothers Landscape, LLCFranklin Brothers Landscape, LLC
Amy H.
Rudy did a great job! He removed my very overgrown landscaping and replaced it with new shrubs and flowers and river rock. It looks great now! I definitely recommend him.
Rudy's landscapingRudy's landscaping
Julie W.
It was a pleasure working with Elizabeth and Raul. Elizabeth I was responsive and kept me informed. Raul was punctual and did an excellent job on my project. I would highly recommend three crowns landscaping.
3 Crowns Landscaping3 Crowns Landscaping
Carrie P.
Great job creating a parking spot in front of our house. They came out the next day and got it done in one morning. Very impressive! Will definitely be calling them in the future for other landscaping projects.
Milestone Landscaping LLCMilestone Landscaping LLC
Christina P.
Hired to complete a landscaping project including mulching and planting all new plants in beds. Within 1 week weeds were everywhere popping up through the mulch, and plants were dying. We’ve hired many landscaping companies in the past and have never had such a poor outcome. It was obvious the beds were not cleared or treated properly before mulching or planting. Gus attempted to rectify the situation by offering a weekly weed service, but never came back to complete the work. This resulted in us picking weeds daily until we could hire another landscaper to resolve. Given the amount we paid compared to other quotes, we were expecting a higher quality. Gus is a nice enough guy but is not managing his sub-contractors or projects to ensure quality outcomes for customers. I would not recommend.
Solar Earth Lawn CareSolar Earth Lawn Care
Charles P.
My wife and me are very pleased with the work completed. They cleared away all of the debris leaving us a most lovely backyard and suggestions of further improvements. Will definitely rehire for any more landscaping projects here at our house.
Milestone Landscaping LLCMilestone Landscaping LLC
Cody J.
When I needed a landscaper to prepare my house to sell, I contacted Milestone. I was very happy with their work. They worked diligently all day pulling weeds and cleaning up the yard. I will use them again in the future.
Milestone Landscaping LLCMilestone Landscaping LLC
Sally m.
They did exactly what I wanted with the materials I wanted and the price I was looking for. They were responsive, prompt in getting job done and my yard looks great after their hard work. I highly recommend Milestone Landscaping LLC.
Milestone Landscaping LLCMilestone Landscaping LLC
Jamie B.
They came out & gave me an estimate within 24 hours of my request and then completed the work within a few days! They were prompt, courteous & did great work! I will definitely use them again for my next landscaping project!
GreenGoldGreenGold
Rebecca D.
Jeremy and his team did a great job! He is very detail oriented and passionate about what he does. His passion shows through in his work. I would suggest JW Lawn and Landscape to any of my friends.
Greenlife Landscape services LLC.Greenlife Landscape services LLC.
Jim S.
Chris and his guys did an awesome job. The landscaping looks better than I could've imagined. The price came in less than two other estimates and had more plants and edging added. I already have Chris planning another project.
A touch of heaven landscapesA touch of heaven landscapes
Lily J.
He is very professional my yard looks the best it has looked since we moved here 5 years ago. He always makes sure I am satisfied and promises to return if I am not. I highly recommend Green Effect Lawn and Landscape Management!!
Green Effect Lawn And Landscape Management LLCGreen Effect Lawn And Landscape Management LLC
Patrick M.
Randy was a dream to work with and performed high quality work for a great value. He was very communicative and upfront throughout the process and went above and beyond in what was asked of him. I would no doubt work with Randy again, and highly recommend his services for any of your landscaping needs.
RS Property SolutionsRS Property Solutions
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