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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.

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 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.

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 Saint Matthews landscapers
Viviane A.
Beautiful landscaping.
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Dan P.
Great landscaping results.
JR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLC
Thomas C.
Best Landscaping Company hands down!
R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.
Howard S.
Our new landscape is the talk of our block. We love the way this project turned out
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Brandon K.
Efren and his brothers are top notch. I Would recommend to anyone looking for hard working, honest, fair priced yard work. They can take care of your entire lawn needs. Very punctual and efficient. Initially hired to mow lawn, then hired to redo front and back landscape, and have hired a third time to plant a couple trees as well as several landscape bushes. Extremely professional and will recommend their services to anyone in need of any yard/landscaping needs at a fair price.
JR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLC
Gary G.
Eric was wonderful to work with. He designed our front yard landscaping to fit our budget. He is very knowledgeable regarding plants and landscape design. He completed the work in a timely manner and wanted to make sure we were pleased with all aspects of the job. I recommend him to everyone!
E T LAndscapeE T LAndscape
Matthew T.
Big landscaping project at my house. Completed in one day and it looks beautiful. I will hire again for additional projects.
JR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLC
THERESA F.
Donald designed my new landscape and it is BEAUTIFUL! The crew was very appreciative, professional and polite. I would reccommend their work and will hire again.
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Patricia A.
I recently bought a home in the Highlands. The landscaping was kind of old and needed a lot of updating. I hadn’t planned on doing as much as I did initially but I’m glad I did. Eric and his team did an excellent job on my landscaping. They “under promised and over delivered” ! I changed things several times and Eric was very accommodating and met my needs,as far as the landscaping requests went as well as considered my “preferred plants”. His team was clean, neat and they worked efficiently. I believe the value of was very much in line with what it should’ve cost. And they completed the work sooner than expected. I highly recommend them.
E T LAndscapeE T LAndscape
Joe R.
Very pleased with Quality Landscaping. They showed up on time and did an excellent work at a fair price. Great communication before and during the project. Will absolutely use them again.
Quality landscapingQuality landscaping
Kathy B.
We had a great experience with Quality Landscaping! They were very helpful and patient with our recent landscaping project and made sure all our concerns and questions were taken care of and addressed. Great communication. We were very impressed with the quality of work and attention to detail. Our yard looks 1000% better and our neighbors are very complimentary of the makeover. We are very happy with the outcome of our project and will definitely use them again!
Quality landscapingQuality landscaping
Kiley P.
Very happy with the work they did with our landscaping. I asked for a few specifics during the process and they took care of it right away. Very friendly and great to work with. Will definitely hire again!
JR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLC
Terry S.
R.C. LawnScaping is the best landscaping company I've encountered. They work hard to get your job done right and are super friendly. They completed a job to clean up my mom's back patio by removing weeds and brush, removing old river rock, pulling up an old weed liner and put down a new liner, new plants and mulch. The space looks like new. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have some landscaping work done.
R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.
Mark D.
Nick is a nice guy. He was very prompt in bidding and starting and had great follow-through on the work he did for me. His landscaping plan was very professional and well executed. I will use him again and recommend him highly.
Big Guys Professional Services, LLCBig Guys Professional Services, LLC
Jack C.
I normally do not write reviews, but Donnie and his professionals did such a great job I would recommend them highly. After waiting on a previous provider of landscaping for 3 months, Donnie got the job done in 10 days. Thanks, Donnie.
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Dennis L.
Harrinsons Landscaping was truly a wonderful experience. Quality of work met expectations and beyond. They were on time and took great care of the details which is hard to find. Very professional and polite. I would gladly recommend them to anyone knowing they would make that customer as happy as me.
Harrinson‘s landscaping and maintenanceHarrinson‘s landscaping and maintenance
Monica H.
Did exactly what was requested and pleasant to work with. I needed over growth in the front yard removed, shrub trimmed and mulch. It looks so much better. Quick response and showed up when requested. Would request again when I have any landscaping needs.
Quality landscapingQuality landscaping
Michelle L.
Jr. Gallegos Landscaping responded quickly to my request for a quote. Came out gave me a quote in the same day...started and finished the work less than a week later. Thats tree removal, complete rockscape, and several trees trimmed. No issues...great team, great value.
JR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLC
Alicia B.
If I could give more stars I would! I absolutely LOVE the work Quality Landscaping did on our front yard! We had the most pleasant experience working with them and are already planning to hire them to redo our backyard! Hands down the BEST! Thank you!
Quality landscapingQuality landscaping
Bethany B.
Wonderful to work with! We had fresh sod and mulch put down and it looks beautiful. They even went above and beyond and trimmed up some of our bushes. Great value and I really appreciate the professionalism. Would definitely recommend and look forward to using them again for future landscape projects. Thank you!
JR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS & LANDSCAPING, LLC
Jim Q.
In a sunken area along side our drive way with the soil dig up from under the deck and put down some sod. The did was a very high quality. We plan on using Novak landscaping new spring to do more work. I would recommend Don and his crew for anyone doing a small to large job.
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Jim Q.
In a sunken area along side our drive way with the soil dig up from under the deck and put down some sod. The did was a very high quality. We plan on using Novak landscaping new spring to do more work. I would recommend Don and his crew for anyone doing a small to large job.
Nowak Landscaping and Tree ServiceNowak Landscaping and Tree Service
Addy B.
We interviewed 4 lawn services. Chose R.C. LawnScaping as he seemed to have the best overall plan for helping us with our new home landscaping. So far we are happy with our choice. We had a slightly rocky start due to miscommunication and Chris totally made it up to us. Would recommend anyone give them a shot.
R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.
Jocelyn B.
I cannot say enough good things about working with JR Gallegos! They made recommendations based on my price point and needs, and provided a detailed quote for the work they would be completing. No surprises the day they showed up and I *love* the work they did! I will absolutely work with them again in the future and I highly recommend discussing your landscaping needs with them as well!
JR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLCJR GALLEGOS LANDSCAPING, LLC
Pamela F.
I had the most amazing experience with R.C. Lawnscaping. Chris contacted me immediately and came out to see our previous landscaping the same day. He asked lots of questions to get a feel of what I wanted. He also gave me so many great options and ideas. The make over he and and his crew did for us is just short of miraculous. Chris is simply amazing.
R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.R.C. LawnScaping, LLC.
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