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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 Greensboro landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Sod and landscaping. Very professional and courteous.
Triad Weed Free, LLC.Triad Weed Free, LLC.
David T.
These guys rock! I hired Mike for various landscaping needs for my yard and am very pleased. I would hire Mike and his crew again as well recommend them to anyone that needs landscaping services!
Cutting it Close Complete Lawn CareCutting it Close Complete Lawn Care
Joseph B.
We had a great experience with Cecilio’s landscaping. We had a Hugh pile of leaves in the front yard. He was quick to respond and quick to get the leaves up! While still giving us a clean quality job. I’m going to hire him as my full time landscaper in the spring.
Cecilio’s Landscaping LLCCecilio’s Landscaping LLC
Ashley L.
Quality Mowing did an excellent job taking care of all our landscaping needs! Highly recommend, they are great to work with.
Quality Mowing Lawn CareQuality Mowing Lawn Care
Bernice b.
They came and did my landscaping and I am very happy. I will use him again and recommend him to other people. A satisfied customer.
Greenprint LLCGreenprint LLC
Matt C.
Deep Green did an awesome job with my landscaping project. Understood my needs and completed the project in a timely and efficient manner. Would wholeheartedly recommend!
Deep Green LandscapingDeep Green Landscaping
Thomas W.
Jose is an all-around quality, landscaping professional. He worked quickly and hard and delivered what he promised. I will employ him again in the fall.
Sharika G.
Hired LA Designs after being scammed out of my money by Pride Landscaping. LA Designs worked with us to gain our trust and fix what was done incorrectly. LA Designs had no problem going behind another company and fixing all the issues and working with us to design new plans for landscaping. They stand behind their workmanship and kept their word. I would hire them again.
L.A. DesignsL.A. Designs
James A.
Excellent job. I needed some landscaping atop my retaining wall where weeds had grown out of control and they did a fantastic job. Professional. Will be hiring again.
Heri’s Landcare Service
Brittany E.
Bryan does amazing work. He came and cleaned our backyard and has recently started helping us with landscaping. With a great attitude and great prices we will definitely be working with him in the future.
Bold Believer Lawn Care LLCBold Believer Lawn Care LLC
Lisa Robert G.
Cole is a really great guy. Our project had a few twists and turns but once Cole understood what we wanted he worked really hard to get a fantastic finished landscaped yard.
Lawn Creations LandscapesLawn Creations Landscapes
Aguilar Landscape and Fencing did an excellent job removing leaves from my roof and yard. They did it in a timely manner as well. Great job guys! I will hire them for their services again. Thanks!
Aguilar Landscape and FencingAguilar Landscape and Fencing
Melinda C.
Mike and his crew were great. I had a couple of additions and theyare tackled it like a bunch of champs. I would recommend them for any landscaping work and will be calling them back soon. Thank you guys.
Cutting it Close Complete Lawn CareCutting it Close Complete Lawn Care
Lee s.
We have been trying to find a lawn care group for several years we could actually depend on.. K N C are a great group.. we have alot landscaping that needs done n so far no complaints. Very professional. We have more projects. Very satisfied.
K and C Lawn Care and LandscapingK and C Lawn Care and Landscaping
Chrystal C.
Josh need a marvelous job. Listened to all our concerns and provided knowledgeable feedback. Willingly worked around our busy family schedule. He seems to have a pride in his work. Looking forward to see our lawn flourish under his care. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their landscaper.
Cutting Edge Triad Lawn Care and Maintenance LLCCutting Edge Triad Lawn Care and Maintenance LLC
Judith L.
Bryson responded to my inquiry immediately. He came to the house for a consultation and gave me excellent suggestions for landscaping. The project was completed just as he had described. His work is beautiful; and I couldn't be more pleased with his work. I intend to have him come twice a year to keep the yard looking as wonderful as it does. I'd recommend him highly.
Garland LandscapingGarland Landscaping
Tonya M.
We had a project to prepare our house for sale. Kenya and his team were great to work with, responsive, professional and friendly! They cleared out YEARS of over growth in our front and back landscaping, added mulch and made it look beautiful. They also power washed the driveway, walkways and the house...to a shine! Would recommend and use them again. Thanks! ~ Tonya
James S.
Our lawn needed some work to prep for the winter months and return healthier in the spring. Steven is very knowledgeable and was helpful with both advising a plan and treating our lawn to get it looking how we want next spring. He is extremely professional and cares about the quality of his work. Would highly recommend Deep Green Landscaping and look forward to working with him in the future!
Deep Green LandscapingDeep Green Landscaping
Nikki b.
Great job! Recently purchased a new home-didn't know anyone in the area..found Thumbtack on the web..OnThe HorizionHome Improvement responded almost immediately. Most respectful, polite and punctual William came out the very next day and had our yard springfully beautiful-matching our neighbors. Lucky for me, he agreed to be our regular landscaper! Thank you OnThe HorizionHome Improvement!
OnThe HorizonHome ImprovementOnThe HorizonHome Improvement
Cindy B.
I was very happy to find Raptor Valley Landscaping to remove the leaves from my yard. I hire a teenager to mow in the summer and he did blow leaves a couple of times but it was too much work for one guy. Raptor Valley responded quickly and came out the following day to take a look at the amount of leaves, size of my lawn and size of entrance gate (which is too small for large equipment to enter). After we worked out a fair price they came out the following day and blew the leaves off my yard and pretty quickly. We knew more leaves were going to continue to fall but it would not be as big of a job as the first one . After 3 weeks I asked them to come out again which they did the following day. They did a great job at removing the leaves and I would not hesitate to hire them again. I highly recommend Raptor Valley Landscaping. And I plan to look into the other yard services they offer.
Raptor Valley LandscapesRaptor Valley Landscapes
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