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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.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Huntersville landscapers
Emily S.
My backyard needed help! Palma Lawn and Landscape was amazing! I am using them for bimonthly maintenance!
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John C.
Chad was fantastic! Professional, responsive and easy to do business with. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has landscaping needs!
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Norbert O.
It was a pleasure working with Brayan! He did a great landscaping job around our patio! We accepted his suggestions and the result met our expectations.
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Mariko S.
Great quality work with great value. Palma lawn and landscape is extremely professional and easy to work with. Very happy with my decision to hire them to take care of my lawn.
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Shawn A.
The work was good, but expensive. After several attempts I am unable to get a receipt from S&J for the work which was needed to prove the landscape work to address HOA violations. This is not good service.
S&j landscape llcS&j landscape llc
Jennifer M.
Palma lawn was quick and responsive. They completed a big job in which existing shrubbery was removed, 6 trees planted, landscaping fabric Placed (which ended up being plastic), and area mulched. I was not 100% pleased with materials used and method in which the trees were planted. I was told that the way my trees were planted is how they always do it. I’m not a landscaper but i didn’t think the root ball should be exposed. They did come and fix one of the trees. I’m hoping the trees live and all will be well.
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Tineal G.
Matthew is AWESOME! Responded to my message and completed the job in a timely manner. I appreciate him giving me options and him being patience with me as I have no clue about landscaping. I will use him again!!!
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Karen a.
Palma Lawn & Landscaping helped us with very short notice to till yard and install sod when the other person we had arranged was a no show. We also had then aerate and over seed the rest of our yard. Highly recommend.
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Andres T.
Paradise Green did a phenomenal job on my sod installation. From day one they were super responsive and attentive. Thank you for making this a great experience. I would totally recommend Paradise Green for any of your landscaping needs!
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Tosha W.
Chad did an amazing job with our landscaping pries. He also corrected an ugly French drain issue that previously exposed a gaping hole/stream along side our house. Most of all, Chad is am all around pleasure to work with - knowledgeable, hard working and friendly. I would use Turf Pro again and recommend to others.
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Janine B.
Garcia’s landscaping did a job for me early/mid May, 2021. They were not able to finish it, as they did not have enough mulch. I paid in full and got their word that they would return soon to finish installing mulch in a small area near my house and around a bush. After a week of not hearing back, I contacted them to find out when they would return. This then led to four attempts, on my part, over one month’s time to get them to come back to finish the job. Each time they said they would come on a specific day and they did not. Not only did they not come, they didn’t communicate with me at all about not showing up. All communication done was on my initiative only, not there’s. Excuses given included truck troubles, being behind, and the admission, “I forgot.” Personally, I would not have minded waiting for the job had they been honest about things and simply communicated with me. This is unfortunate, as they did a decent job. When they offered to come back a fifth time, I declined. I was done with waiting and being disappointed. I was offered no refund.
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