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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.

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.

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.

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 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
Kent v.
Did a great job on are landscaping Will definitely be using him in the future.
Jorge's landscape businessJorge's landscape business
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
Audrey S.
Js Landscaping did a fantastic job removing very rooted weeds in my yard. The area is now perfect and ready for plants. He did the best job I could ever ask for and I would highly recommend him for all landscaping needs!
Js LandscapingJs 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
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'll be glad you did! I know I will again!
Solar Earth Lawn CareSolar Earth Lawn Care
Melinda M.
David was very honest with me on my landscaping project. He could haa as vs told me I needed this and that but he actually saved me money! I highly recommend D Landscaping. Very honest, professional and all around a very nice man . Give him a call for your lawn project
D Brand LandscapeD Brand Landscape
Natisha C.
Thank you so much for your quick response and quickly of work! I’ll be in touch for future landscaping work as well.
LawnScape IndyLawnScape Indy
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
Darlene B.
I have enjoyed Emerson and he’s is doing a wonderful job with our yard and light landscaping. Thanks so much!
Salmeron landscaping LLCSalmeron 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
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
Natisha C.
I hired Cowherd’s Ground Service to mow my lawn. You did a great job, I’ll continue to work with your company for my landscaping needs. Thanks!
Cowherd’s Grounds ServicesCowherd’s Grounds Services
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
Jonathan K.
I’m extremely pleased with Rudy’s Landscaping. They were very prompt, professional, and completed the work within days of my initial quote. I will definitely be using them again in the future.
Rudy's landscapingRudy's landscaping
Linda O.
The landscaping work completed by this company was totally outstanding! Awesome, detailed and precision work….. we are so pleased and grateful….. thank you so much and would recommend you to everyone…..
Jorge's landscape businessJorge's landscape business
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
Lana T.
Excellent service from initial contact through completion. The team were quick, efficient and left my yard looking great. Will definitely use 3 Crowns Landscaping for other projects. Thank you!
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
Megan W.
I've used 3 Crowns twice now for fall leaf removal. Each time they have been Amazing to work with and always professional! I'm planning on reaching out regarding their landscape design options as well!
3 Crowns Landscaping3 Crowns Landscaping
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