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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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Laurel landscapers
Natalie S.
Cruz Landscaping did such a great job with my landscaping! They provided design advice, high quality and very efficient! I will use them for all of my landscaping needs!
J.C Landscaping ServicesJ.C Landscaping Services
Mark Z.
Dave did a great job and I will use him again for other landscaping projects.
Dave’s LandscapingDave’s Landscaping
Gail T.
Great experience working with Sorry Landscaping. They translated my not completely clear wishes into beautiful, lo
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Holly a.
We are very pleased with his work. He did more than necessary . He knows what is doing with the plants etc. He is a very nice and gentle man. We highly recommend him for landscaping.
RTB Landscaping LLCRTB Landscaping LLC
Kelly A.
They did a great job! Dave responded and came out for a quote very quickly. He identified some problem areas for us and also did the front landscaping and lawn cleanup we requested. Work quality was excellent and they were very timely and professional.
Pro Lawn Care LLCPro Lawn Care LLC
Abiola a.
Dave is amazing! He went above and beyond in helping us with seeding, fertilizer, mulching and replacing our dead bushes with new ones. Drove 2hrs to get stones for our landscaping and saved us over 200$. Highly recommend Dave for his wonderful and professional service. He’ll be back again to help us with step stones! Attached are before and after pictures.
Dave’s LandscapingDave’s Landscaping
Shelly N.
Dave and his team were exceptional. The time between receiving an estimate via Thumbtack and getting the work done was less than a week! The crew was careful, courteous, efficient and knowledgeable about their craft. They advised options ahead of time and even sent photos of the types of plants and shrubs they recommended. We are so happy with the refurbished landscape of the front of our home. Look no further, these guys know their stuff!
Pro Lawn Care LLCPro Lawn Care LLC
Jay R.
David and his team did a great job designing an entry landscape in a challenging area with a mix of direct sunlight and deep shade. He was knowledgeable of the specific species that would work well and look good in our space. He was very responsive via email and text and went out of his way to ensure we were satisfied with his service even after the job had been complete.
Pro Lawn Care LLCPro Lawn Care LLC
Rodney J.
I normally don't give reviews but C&E's work propelled me to write something. We hired C&E to install a brick patio and not only are we pleased with the results, we will definitely hire them again. Admittedly I was anxious at first because I believed only Landscapers could execute such a task but C&E put together a great team and executed wonderfully. The staff are friendly and professional and I look forward to hiring them again.
C&E General Contractor LLCC&E General Contractor LLC
Lynn M.
I have been using the landscaper services for about a year. I texted for a service that I thought was included (because it had been with all other companies I have used) I was answered with an additional fee, which at first I said no to and then after some research deemed fair. I offered an apology and offered to proceed with an estimate. I was answered with a call telling me to find someone else because they did not want my business. All I could say was wow. Very disappointed on the customer service, this should have been handled much differently
BJB Landscaping Services, Inc. INSURED & BONDEDBJB Landscaping Services, Inc. INSURED & BONDED
Benjamin B.
I had asked for companies in Thumtack to give me an estimate on what my options were for landscaping around my house. David Nutter was excellent to talk to about everything. He explained everything, patiently answered all my questions, and advised me what to do and what not to do. I would highly recommend David and Pro Lawn Care LLC. He responded quickly to all my requests and questions. We were able to schedule a time for him to come out quickly as well. I ended up getting a design plan from him and look forward to working with him more.
Pro Lawn Care LLCPro Lawn Care LLC
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