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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 Waltham landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Adelso did a fantastic job on our landscaping project! He was prompt, friendly and very thorough. I'll definitely be calling him again for any future landscaping needs.
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Kim s.
Came by and very nice to work with, listened and gave ideas. Getting proposal together. Will update if hired for landscaping/hardscaping project about their work.
Zacarias tree & landscaping incZacarias tree & landscaping inc
Emily C.
Luna Landscaping did an amazing job on our property for a very reasonable value. They are professional, reliable, and thorough. I would definitely recommend them!
j Luna Landscaping service inc.j Luna Landscaping service inc.
Kim s.
Came by and very nice to work with, listened and gave ideas. Getting proposal together. Will update if hired for landscaping/hardscaping project about their work. Lovely person!
Jon S.
Contacted Adelso and he responded same day to take a look at the job. Showed up on time and did a fantastic job! Would not hesitate to hire Adelso again for any future landscaping needs.
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
Wei L.
I found Luna landscaping company from “thumbtack.com”. Mr. Jorge responded and estimated quickly. On next day finished cleaning up front and back yard with his teams. We are very satisfied.
j Luna Landscaping service inc.j Luna Landscaping service inc.
Cosmo G.
We were punctually contacted. AC owner follow up was good. Workmanship was professional and of high quality. Our tenants are also extremely pleased with the outcome. We highly recommend AC Landscaping and Construction.
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
Vrej A.
AC landscaping did my spring cleanup and they did a fantastic job for a great price. I also hired them to do my weekly maintenance because they did such a great job on the cleanup. Adelso is very nice and understands exactly what you need for your house. He knows what he’s talking about. 👍🏼
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
Samantha R.
Adelso was great to work with! Within a week of requesting an online quote, he came out and provided a more thorough quote and completed the job. His guys are super hard working and do a great job! He completely transformed my backyard to usable space. He put down grass seed and said he would be back to water to ensure the grass grows. No other landscaping company stands behind their work like Adelso. Thank you !!!
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
Olivia S.
I wish I had taken some before pictures! AC landscaping responded to our post quickly, gave us a quote and began work the next week. Our yard is pretty small, but it was overrun with weeds, unlevel and difficult to use. In two days, the AC team cleaned out the entire area, leveled it, and laid new sod. I'm thrilled to have an outdoor space we can enjoy! Price was very reasonable and the team was responsive to our requests.
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
M. N.
It is my pleasure to write a review for V&S landscaping. I think they have done an excellent job on our front and back yard. They were appointed for spring cleaning and on regular basis for lawn mowing I think they worked with professionalism and did a high end job They were responsive in a time dependent manner and I found them highly reliable They did a great job and I value the quality of the work they did. I am happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking out for lawn care this season
V&S landscapingV&S landscaping
Akshay S.
Within minutes of my request, Jorge reached out to me and was at my home the same day to take a look at the space and give me a quote. Clearing out my mess of a lawn and trimming all of the weeds sticking out of the paver stones in my driveway were done the day after we met. Sod was installed a few days later. I mentioned I was going to be out of town for a week after the sod was installed and since it is extremely important to water the lawn frequently after, he came by every day to water it. They were a very professional, kind, and hardworking team. I would absolutely consider working with Luna landscaping again.
j Luna Landscaping service inc.j Luna Landscaping service inc.
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