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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 Saint Charles landscapers
Corvenia G.
Vail Landscape was good.
Vail Lawncare and LandscapingVail Lawncare and Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
A & M Landscaping and Hauling is wonderful. They arrived on time, completed the mulching and our lawn looks beautiful! I highly recommend them and have asked them to give me a quote for another property! I will be calling them back year after year!
A&M's Landscaping & Hauling LLCA&M's Landscaping & Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chris did an excellent job. My yard looked so nice when completed. I could always contact him when needed and he was always very pleasant and professional. Received many compliments on the landscaping and flagstone sidewalk. Would definitely recommend Tri-County Hardscapes.
Tri County Hardscape GroupTri County Hardscape Group
Karla B.
I can't compare regarding pricing, since this is my first ever professional landscaping project. In every other way, however, I really believe that I got the best deal out there! Chris had many of his own ideas, but was interested in mine, too. The most important thing to note, perhaps, was that when a few things went wrong, Chris fixed them, and at no additional cost to me!
Tri County Hardscape GroupTri County Hardscape Group
Tim R.
Be warned, this is one of the companies that will promise more on the phone and write less on the contract so that they can reply to a bad customer experience and BLAME THE CUSTOMER. If you are looking for a landscaper that will work with you, then look elsewhere. When I asked them to do something, they said "No problem". They never offered any additional services, like they now claim to offer. They did not try to upsell their services. Too bad when you say you want something removed, they will not say anything like "well, we can remove what you see here, but what you really want is our three month service..." I guess its easier to hope that the customer is too dumb to notice the smoke and mirrors sales technique. Read about my experience here and look at their response below. We did not try to add anything that was not asked already as they claim. Unfortunately we trusted them to setup the contract according to our conversations. Learn our lesson, and read the contract carefully to make sure that they write what they promise.. Shame on them for responding this way, and for arguing with us so much on the phone. In the future I hope they take honest customer reviews as a learning experience instead of blaming the customer that was looking for honest people who wanted to help with their landscaping. ORIGINAL REVIEW: They came out to review my project (a short brick wall that became pavers after discussion and a few plantings) and give a quote. Almost all communication with them after that was by email. So it took a long time to get all my questions answered and the quote finalized. They finally came out to discuss some details after I gave the down payment, refused to come out before. Their hype guy said things like "our guys do great work", but I think they just showed pictures to the workers with vague details because they didn't seem to understand everything we wanted when they came out. They didn't really speak English and no supervisor came out with them. Had to call the salesman back a couple of times to get them to do some of the specifics, like removing existing ground cover as discussed. I warned them that our area was mostly clay and salesman said they would make sure there was enough dirt for the plantings. We killed a few new trees trying to plant on our own... Didn't see them adding anything to help with irrigation so my fingers are crossed that they were telling the truth about their quality of work in that regard.. Even though I remember the salesman saying that they would use landscaping fabric (because they only do quality work he said) they got into it with my wife when she asked why they didn't use it. They only use fabric if the customer requests so be warned. They argued about the effectiveness of removing the existing ground cover rather than focusing on customer service. They even called me after talking to my wife and left a voicemail trying to explain to me WHY she was wrong, not very good for customer service at all and not pleasant to resolve any issues.. Took several weeks of waiting to get them to come back out and finish the one thing about the project I stressed, that the bricks would not move. Salesman said they would use a concrete mixture to hold them down and the concrete was there but was not mixed with water. After, I think too much concrete was used because you can see it coming up the sides of many of the bricks.. Overall work was completed and it looks okay, but the entire process left a sour taste because of the communication issues trying to get the quote finalized and because they argued afterwards with us. Not planning to hire again. ORIGINAL RESPONSE FROM IRRECO: Tim Romero in St. Charles contacted us to do some work. We get a couple of customers like this every year. They sign up for a few minor things and then try to add more services once we arrive. That is why we make everyone sign a contract. They signed up for simple vine removal and that is what we did. Tim and his wife called after the job was completed and said we did not remove 1 foot of soil from all of their beds and did not put landscape fabric put down. Removing of soil was never discussed. Nothing in their contract states we will also be doing fabric or soil removal. We explained to them that weeds, ivy, and all plants do grow and the bed will need to be maintained throughout the growing season before the work started. We also said we are willing to do anything they want but they will need to pay for any additional services. To much concrete may have been used for the edging but we came back out and fixed the problem. He was satisfied with the solutions. The customer said that everything looks okay so we completed what was agreed upon. They wanted more work but didn't want to pay for it.
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