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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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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.

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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Minneapolis landscapers
Amanda A.
The team at Native Eye Landscapes has been taking care of my landscaping for over a year. All my plants are healthier and growing better with the right treatment before winter and in early spring. And they consistently ensure weeds within the landscaped areas are gone. I appreciate the flexibility they offer for my size of yard and the recommendations they offer
Native Eye Landscapes, LLCNative Eye Landscapes, LLC
Iris S.
I am very pleased with the end result of my newly landscaped low maintenance garden!!!
Eco OasisEco Oasis
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Excellent price. I was so impressed that I will not call anyone else for landscaping work.
B&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow RemovalB&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Melanie N.
This team did a great job on my yard and landscape clean up. Really professional and friendly. Will hire again.
Show Me The Yard llcShow Me The Yard llc
Sun Y.
Justice Landscaping was great to work with! Responsive and helpful and did a great job on my lawn — with dirt leveling and sod install.
Justice Landscaping and Services, LLCJustice Landscaping and Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
After our long time, go-to landscaping company moved out of town, we contacted Easy Landscaping. Jacob was very communicative and professional, and the job was completed as communicated. Actual leaf removal was adequate for the price, but about 15% of our leaves were left in the yard. A more thorough leaf removal would be resulted in 5 star review.
Easy Landscaping LLCEasy Landscaping LLC
Collin R.
New to landscaping, i had no idea what to expect. Awful communication. Promised updates that were never met. Starting from scratch now.
Black Bull Landscape LLCBlack Bull Landscape LLC
Andrea M.
Tyler came to my house to clear out a very over grown landscaping bed. He was very knowledgeable and helpful, and his work went above and beyond my expectations. Excellent job! Very efficient and left the yard so clean! I am more than pleased with Chores360,LLC! Would hire him hands down for any future landscaping needs!
James L.
Joe was extremely easy to work with. We had a couple companies bid out our project and MN Landscape was by far the most reasonable price. They were easy to work with, dependable and did great work. I was surprised to see the owner of the company come out and actually do the work for us instead of subcontracting it out. We are excited to hire MN Landscape again for a much larger project in spring.
MN LandscapeMN Landscape
Debra R.
I recommend Roy L Landscapes for his professionalism, quality of the project he did for me, and value. He is a hard worker, and did a great job in a timely manner.
Sage EnterpriseSage Enterprise
Alec J.
The guys did a great job on some landscaping and mulch, as well as a patio repair for me. They showed up on time, we’re great to work with, and the price was as agreed. Highly recommend!
Black Bull Landscape LLCBlack Bull Landscape LLC
Patrick W.
Andy did a great job of clearing soil and concrete from a corner of my property. The area was completely cleared. I would highly recommend Andy for your landscaping needs.
GOAT LandscapingGOAT Landscaping
Mara P.
Izzy's Landscaping communicated effectively, was punctual with meeting times, and upfront about all expenses. While our project is on hold, based on the experience of planning and estimates, I would recommend!
Izzys LandscapingIzzys Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
B&B Pro Landscaping did an outstanding job! They removed our old sod, installed new sod throughout the full yard. They added details of pulling up our flower bed liners, cut out holes for our irrigation system, and even repaired a leak in our irrigation piping. We will definitely use B&B again. I would highly recommend B&B for any of your landscaping/lawn care needs!
B&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow RemovalB&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Deb H.
This team is ready and willing to take on your landscaping needs with precision and enthusiasm. The soil in our yard is mostly clay an that didn't deter them. They are prompt and courteous. I'd recommend them, for sure.
Show Me The Yard llcShow Me The Yard llc
Jeff B.
I have worked with other landscape companies in the past and have never had the great outcome that I had with Genesis. The design work that Maria did was so advanced from the others. They provided a detailed plan with a graphic design using actual photos from my yard. They were prompt, courteous, and you would never know they were here working for two days after their cleanup. I would recommend Genesis 100% to anyone who is considering landscape work.
Genesis Outdoor & Construction Services, LLCGenesis Outdoor & Construction Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent company! I felt I could trust the owner, Corbin, immediately and he did a great job. I highly recommend Eco Oasis for all of your landscaping and gardening needs.
Eco OasisEco Oasis
Francine O.
Jordan did a fantastic job laying sod i our backyard! He's very knowledgeable, professional, and definitely offers fair market value for his tasks. We highly recommend Justice landscaping. .THANKS Jordan!
Justice Landscaping and Services, LLCJustice Landscaping and Services, LLC
Mahin F.
Absolutely satisfied with Scott Landscaping ! Their two-person team effectively and efficiently mowed, trimmed, pruned, deweeded, and cleared my entire yard to specifications, and they even planted several shrubs as a complimentary service. Their professionalism and work ethic are highly commended.
Add Some Raz LLCAdd Some Raz LLC
Cindy G.
Dennys was professional and followed through with what he said the company would do. He was on time, and cleaned up very nicely afterwards. His crew was polite, friendly and they did quality work. I would use them again for a landscaping job!
B&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow RemovalB&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Amber M.
Crosscut did an excellent job redoing the landscape border around my house. They removed the shrubs an ferns I wanted gone and moved some hostas in to replace them, weeded and mulched. Very happy with the end result. Hard working and nice guys
Crosscut lawn serviceCrosscut lawn service
Katie S.
Black Bull Landscape was great to work with! They answered my request right away and was able to fit me into their schedule! Our yard looks amazing! Hiring them saved us hours of work. I will absolutely hire them again in the Spring and years to come!
Black Bull Landscape LLCBlack Bull Landscape LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Picture Perfect Tree and Landscaping did a beautiful, quick, and reasonably priced job on pruning 2 large trees, removing vines from a 100-year-old pine tree, and removing a box elder. Clean up was spotless and our neighbors are happy too. Thank you!
Picture Perfect TreePicture Perfect Tree
Julie R.
I love my new patio and fence! The team at B&B Pro Landscaping were hardworking and on task despite the heat and humidity on several days during the process. Dennys and Natalia, owners, and their team were pleasant and accommodating during all of our interaction. Thank you!
B&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow RemovalB&B Pro Landscaping Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Ellie S.
We were so happy with Greystone Landscaping! They were extremely responsive to our request and had great recommendations on what we should have done. The team was hard working and even wrapped up the job on a weekend. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for work done on their house.
Greystone landscapingGreystone landscaping
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