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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 Gaithersburg landscapers
Eva M.
Knowledgeable in Landscaping. Personable, Professional. I was absolutely pleased.
God’slove GreenlandsGod’slove Greenlands
Kevin S.
I would highly recommend Alex for cleanup and landscaping projects.
Alex.P Full service landscapingAlex.P Full service landscaping
Jeremy R.
David did an awesome job. He was punctual and provided the landscaping services discussed on our initial conversation.
Paz LandscapingPaz Landscaping
Saar D.
Montoya Landscape and Stone was very responsive and they did great work for a fair price. I will definitely do business with them again!
Montoya Landscaping & StoneMontoya Landscaping & Stone
Mark a.
Paz Landscaping was quick to respond, and did an amazing job with the leaf removal. Their price was very reasonable and I would definitely recommend them.
Paz LandscapingPaz Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with MC Landscaping. They removed and replaced the bushes along the front of my house. The price was reasonable, they did a great job, and I would highly recommend this company.
MC Landscaping LLCMC Landscaping LLC
John D.
MC Landscaping did an amazing job sodding approximately 200 square feet of my lawn. Juan was extremely responsive and had the work done the next day, as promised. Would highly recommend!!
MC Landscaping LLCMC Landscaping LLC
Elijah W.
They came out and did an excellent job. I plan on continuing to contract with them and even referred them to my neighbor who then hired them as well! Now both of our landscapes look spectacular!
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Ron was very thorough. He helped selecting shrubs for the landscape. When he ran into problems uprooting a large tree he brought his own equipment to finish the job. Very happy with the work. Highly recommend!
VonNahr LandscapesVonNahr Landscapes
Alexander M.
Sorto Landscaping did an excellent with my backyard. They came on time and installed all new sod and really cleaned up the yard. They went above and beyond expectations. I highly recommend using them for your next project
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Marissa F.
Green Art was amazing! Francisco was on time, professional, friendly, and did incredible work. The hostas that he originally planted were not growing, and he came back and replaced them at 7pm one evening. We will be using him for ALL of our landscaping!
Brightside Landscaping LLCBrightside Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ismael was a complete pro. He was the first to be able to come out to my home for an estimate and completed my entire landscaping project in 1 day. It looked amazing and the price was much lower than other bids. I will definitely be using his company in the future.
Aventura Tree ServicesAventura Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Israel was amazing to work with. He was professional, communicative, and very accommodating. I felt like I didn't need to worry about a thing. He provided creative solutions to re landscaping our front and back yards and revamping our patio that looked great and kept us in our budget.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Thumbtack Customer
Gold Coast Landscaping was wonderful. They cleaned up the entire yard, mulched the gardens and put in sod. The area that they sodded had been an old "playground area" with mulch chips and a large railroad tie area with sand. They prepared the entire area and did a wonderful job!! I highly recommend and would definitely hire them again!
Joe M.
I had a great experience working with Alex. He a great job trimming all the plants around my home and aerating my lawn (which ended up being not such a simple task). I reached out to him on Sunday and work was completed on Wednesday. I plan on using him for all of my landscaping needs moving forward.
Alex.P Full service landscapingAlex.P Full service landscaping
Aaron A.
Sorto landscaping is awesome. Karla and Santos came to my house the next day after my request and gave me a very competitive and honest estimate and Karla has been very responsive during the whole process. Although I didn't end up moving forward with my project for some personal reasons, I will not hesitate to hire these guys at all.
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
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