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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 Charlotte landscapers
Chrystal w.
Garcia landscaping is a great service. Very knowledgeable, good pricing and responsive.
Garcia's landscaping INCGarcia's landscaping INC
Marques M.
Great service by Chad. Will use him in the future for my landscaping need!
Turf Pro SolutionsTurf Pro Solutions
LaToya F.
I had two no call, no shows in the process of getting my landscaping done.
Garcia's landscaping INCGarcia's landscaping INC
Paul B.
The team at Garcia’s landscaping was responsive, fast, efficient and fair. Would highly recommend
Garcia's landscaping INCGarcia's landscaping INC
Jarail S.
Great experience! Excellent service, I will be using Evergreen for all my landscaping needs!
Evergreen Landscape and Tree WorkEvergreen Landscape and Tree Work
Laurey W.
Gillespie Landscaping did a beautiful job! Professionally presented his plan and followed through with it!
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Jessica F.
We had a great experience using Gillespie Irrigation and Landscaping. He was on time and prompt in the work.
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Sue S.
I used Gene last year to begin landscaping my front yard in my new home. He did a great job and I am having him complete the front garden bed this week. I would highly recommend him for any landscaping needs.
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Victoria T.
Healthy Leaf Landscaping did an excellent job offering fast and quality service along with great communication. They cleaned up - leaf removal, removed wired fence, trimmed bushes, and cut tress. Overall great experience and will hire again. Thanks again Healthy Leaf Landscaping!
Healthy Leaf LandscapingHealthy Leaf Landscaping
Stephanie P.
Landscape looks amazing. Very pleased with Gene’s responsiveness and quality of work. Would definitely use him again.
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Jon H.
Justin went above and beyond - Excellent recommendations to improve landscaping to help house sell faster. Definitely will use for future jobs.
JG Outdoor SolutionsJG Outdoor Solutions
Linda H.
Garcia's Landscaping is very reasonably priced yet quality work. They went beyond what I had asked them to do.
Garcia's landscaping INCGarcia's landscaping INC
Jeff M.
They framed out separate plots for a Community Garden using Landscape Timbers & Rebar. It turned out PERFECT! Thank you so much.
Carolina Futurescapes, LLCCarolina Futurescapes, LLC
Blair W.
Incredible work by Justin and his crew excavating and doing our entire lawn and landscape. Punctual, efficient, and high quality. Highly recommend!
JG Outdoor SolutionsJG Outdoor Solutions
Gerald f.
Great experience with Robert. He was able to answer all my questions and helpful with choosing and displaying our landscaping. Highly recommend Robert
Robert Hobbs LandscapingRobert Hobbs Landscaping
Marie D.
100% would recommend Rob! We had a great experience working with him to landscape our front and back yard. He was so helpful and knowledgeable in everything from designing the landscaping to installing it. He is very communicative and the whole project took less than a week. We are so happy we went with Rob for this project and our yard looks amazing.
Robert Hobbs LandscapingRobert Hobbs Landscaping
Shelby W.
Chad did an awesome job on my landscaping project! What a transformation! I’m very pleased & would highly recommend Turf Pro Solutions.
Turf Pro SolutionsTurf Pro Solutions
Jesse J.
Miller’s Green Team did a excellent job with my landscaping project and is now my go to team for future projects. Thanks for a job well done !!!
Miller’s Green Team, LLCMiller’s Green Team, LLC
Lisa T.
Gillespie Lawn and Landscape did a very nice job, and will continue to maintain my garden routinely. I am happy with the work, and would recommend this company.
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Patrick M.
Chad is great to work with and he made sure the project was completed on time and at a fair price. I will hire them for all my future landscaping projects.
Turf Pro SolutionsTurf Pro Solutions
Artem G.
I was very satisfied with the work Igor From Pro Cut has provided me! My new Sod looks absolutely beautiful, seamless and I couldn't be happier. Outstanding work! Igor was on time, polite, and very professional throughout the whole process. I have been searching for a good landscaper for a while now and I have definitely found the one. Will be using Pro Cut for my future land care needs and lawn maintenance and would recommend them to everyone! If you need a landscaper, "Pro Cut Lawn and Landscape" should definitely be your first choice, you will not be disappointed, I wasn't. Thank you Igor!!
GreenView Lawn and LandscapeGreenView Lawn and Landscape
Vondecee R.
Matt was polite and friendly. He provided me with options for my upcoming landscaping project. He was very helpful and suggestive with ideas to enhance my front yard.
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Ariana W.
I just want to say thank you thank you thank you. You all are the only folks who came out and helped me. The flower beds look amazing and continued to work even when it was raining. Please do not hesitate to contact them for landscaping needs. They are friendly and the absolute best. I will continue to do business with them and will refer anyone I know to them for any landscaping needs.
Paradise Green Lawn Care & LandscapingParadise Green Lawn Care & Landscaping
Harvey Y.
Gene and his team designed and built out a fantastic landscaping project for our front yard. They also put in a drainage solution for our backyard. Excellent work.
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
Greg W.
Gene was very responsive and easy to work with. He customized my landscaping needs and provided just the right solution. I would definitely use him for future jobs
Gillespie LandscapeGillespie Landscape
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