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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 Detroit landscapers
Kwaku O.
TEEK Landscaping is one of the best contractors I’ve ever worked with. They were extremely professional, provided fair pricing, and most importantly to me, punctual. TEEK was extremely communicative leading up to the project and very communicative daily throughout the landscaping project. The sod looks phenomenal and greatly enhances the curb appeal of my home. I look forward to using TEEK for any future landscaping projects.
TEEK LandscapingTEEK Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Jared and Landscape Giants did a great job. I would highly recommend them!
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Denise F.
Cody was flexible and did a fair amount of research to make sure that the correct plants for my landscaping job were selected and purchased. He replaced an existing bush, which was overtaking my flower beds, added dirt and mulch, and planted the new bush and plants. I would recommend him to others needing landscaping work done.
ACL Landscape & PaintACL Landscape & Paint
Ace B.
A wonderful gem indeed.She was extremely helpful with designs for my landscape as well as getting me a great value on equipment.Courteous and friendly.I would highly recommend her services!
This N ThatThis N That
Katura B.
My experience with TEEK landscaping far exceeded my expectations. My front yard was destroyed due to an excavation to repair a water line problem, this included my lawn and a customized walkway. I live in a historic community (Indian Village) and I wanted to ensure the work was pristine and up to par with the neighbors. Needless to say, I was anxious about getting it repaired. TEEK was on top of everything from the day we agreed to move forward, to the completion of the project. The owner walked me through options, and the best solution for me, which was important. It was clear from the start that he's well versed in landscaping and hardscaping, and this is key because I needed a SME to provide the best solutions, without attempting to upsell. Additionally, his team was very professional and polite, they arrived everyday in the morning and left when it was dark, regardless of weather conditions. For each stage of the project they offered to walk me through what they were doing and why, which really put my mind at ease. Lastly, the team working on the project appeared to be in great moods all the time. It's the small things that make a huge difference!! On top of that the project was completed ahead of schedule which is an added bonus. I will be recommending TEEK to all of my neighbors, family and friends. For anyone reading this, with a landscaping project that requires attention, I promise you....TEEK is the first and only company you should call. I've dealt with others in the past, and there is no comparison.
TEEK LandscapingTEEK Landscaping
Larry C.
VERY knowledgeable, creative, and a good eye for detail. She came out and provided a lot of information, planning, and cost effective options. Definitely recommend if you want curbside appeal and suggestions/critiques on what's best based on the landscape. She puts a lot of attention and effort in making a plan that works for YOU. Didn't get a chance to follow through with our project - had complications with Covid in the midst of our project, but she knows what she's doing and is accommodating!
This N ThatThis N That
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