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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 Methuen landscapers
Donna G.
Eduardo and his team did an amazing job on our landscaping. I highly recommend
Eduardo Landscape services incorporatedEduardo Landscape services incorporated
Diana S.
Manolo and his crew were professional and knowledgeable, they were punctual and work was done on schedule, they did some hardscaping and landscaping along with yard services and my yard looks brand new better than I had imagined. I'm already planning to hire them again for some more work that I need done, highly recommended
Iron Hardscape & Masonry LLCIron Hardscape & Masonry LLC
Eileen p.
I am totally satisfied with my experience with Silviano. This is their busiest season; however he replied immediately gave me a quote the next day very reasonably priced and completed the work the following week juggling several jobs. The place looks great for my daughters graduation party!!!!! Thank you you will be my go to for all outside work cleanup and landscaping.
Professional Tree Removal & Landscaping Inc.Professional Tree Removal & Landscaping Inc.
Laura R.
Please read this before hiring Marc did an ok job, with what he completed, which was at the end, a mulch bed with stones, replacing a grass area with mulch, and planting some trees. If you’re ok with not knowing when he’ll be working, or a close estimate of when your project will be done, he’s an ok choice. But if you’re like me and like to be a little bit more aware, then he is not the right person for you. Excuses and Timeline - I understand that landscaping is dependent on weather, but he used this excuse too many times, and at times when it wasn’t even raining. Also, on days that were sunny he didn’t even show up. I told Marc I’d be using his services on May 1st, and he said he could start working as soon as May 4th. He did not start May 4th. After many delays, some due to weather, some due to him having personal conflicts, throwing his back, etc. he was officially done and asking for immediate final payment 5/24. Estimate - I asked Marc multiple times to provide me with written estimates, which he never sent. In hindsight, I’ll take responsibility for accepting to work with someone who didn’t provide this information up front. I tried recapping through our text messages what the prices we had talked about in conversations were, and we never seemed to agree with what had been said. This project specifically was a little bit complicated, because we had added some work after our initial conversation, which is why I tried to summarize the costs when I could. Communication - My experience with communication was probably the worst part of working with Marc. I had to be constantly asking him when he’d be coming to my property to do work, asking him about the status, and when he could expect the project to be finished; this last one was especially always not what he said. On the last day I saw him and I went next door. He then sent me a text saying “I sat at ur door for 5 minutes so I expect to get paid since I'm finished”. He knew I was next door, and he did not come to find me, he also did not call my cellphone. As soon as I got his text, I went outside and he was already gone. Payment - please note that Marc doesn’t accept checks or credit card payments. I paid him using Venmo. He requests 50% of the payment upfront, and the rest and the end, which is standard practice from what I have seen. Overall, this experience left me very dissatisfied, and will do more research for whoever I hire on the future.
E JG Landscaping & DesignE JG Landscaping & Design
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