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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 Cary landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
He's done a wonderful job with a variety of landscaping tasks, good communication. He's been very helpful in terms of suggestions for improving the overall landscape. Very professional.
Pro Turfs by PatinoPro Turfs by Patino
Shlok P.
Blue Jay Landscaping and Construction is one of the best landscaping company that I have worked with. Jose and his team did a great quality work in building our cinder block vegetable garden at a very reasonable price.
New Rose 🌹 Landscaping & ConstructionNew Rose 🌹 Landscaping & Construction
Nicholas S.
Texas Landscapers did a great job moving two Holly bushes for me. I would happily hire them again.
Texas LandscapingTexas Landscaping
Crissy H.
Quick landscaping update to help sell our house! What a change! Love what was done and will use you again for our next house!
Grounds Guys Of CaryGrounds Guys Of Cary
Diane W.
I hired Harmony to redo a previous resod gone terribly wrong. I had 4-5 other landscapers give me different estimates and recommendations for drainage and irrigation solutions and even hired yet another that didn't resolve my issues. Jada runs an efficient operation, and her husband is a true pro that is honest and earnest. After being taken advantage of by folks that were not, I cannot say enough good things about Harmony Irrigation and their integrity which apparently is a rare commodity in the landscape business!!!
Harmony Irrigation and LandscapingHarmony Irrigation and Landscaping
Mark W.
Tri-County Outdoor Services did a great job with my landscaping project. Needed drain installed, bush/tree trimming, mulch and plant installation. I’ve now hired them for regular lawn mowing, yard maintenance. Very pleased. Many thanks to Roger and crew.
Tri-County Outdoor ServicesTri-County Outdoor Services
Idaliz B.
Perry Mitchell was awesome! He gave multiple suggestions for ways to turn a drainage area I had back into usable space in my backyard. The project was completed in a day with him and his crew being very knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend Perry Mitchell for future landscaping projects.
Perry MitchellPerry Mitchell
Natalie S.
Peloncito was fantastic to work with in aerating, seeding, and fertilizing my yard! He was professional, punctual, super-responsive, and very reasonably-priced while also providing excellent quality service. I will definitely call on Peloncito for other yard projects and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a company to partner with on yard and landscape projects!
Jim F.
I had sod ordered when the person who was to help me had to work. Short notice, do I try to find someone or cancel order? Logged on ThumbTack and put in request. Supplying eliminated several. Lemus Landscaping replied to my request. Told him I had sod coming Tuesday and help was unavailable. Asked SF, was area prepped, and start date. Checked his schedule and said Tuesday was fine, just text when sod delivered. Got here from Sanford quicker than expected. Larry and his crew went to work positioning and laying sod. Obviously knew what they were doing because they finished rather quickly. Larry then walked area to make sure everything was satisfactory. Reviewed watering schedule. I was very pleased with the job and would recommend Lemus Landscaping for any sod project. Given the time constraints I had, I could not have been more pleased.
Lemus Landscaping SodLemus Landscaping Sod
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