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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 Raleigh landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Jaime did an excellent job landscaping my yard. Highly recommended.
Thumbtack Customer
Season to Season Landscaping was prompt and professional. Dallas and his team completed the work quickly and cleaned up after the job was complete. As this was my first time using any landscaping company, I cannot compare prices, but his quote seemed reasonable.
Season To Season Landscaping & Lawn CareSeason To Season Landscaping & Lawn Care
Elise M.
Excellent service. Quick turnaround. Very Responsive. Would highly recommend Associate Landscaping.
Associate Landscaping & Tree Service LLCAssociate Landscaping & Tree Service LLC
Haminat O.
Tellez Landscaping did an amazing job on my yard. We had a consult and within one day they were able to secure the supplies and completed in less than two hours. I could not have asked for a better landscaping team. High professional, punctual, hardworking.
Boyz Landscape and FencingBoyz Landscape and Fencing
Clark J.
All communications with Declan from Oxford Landscaping have been responded to immediately, he arrives when or before he said he would, price is very very competitive and the work is top notch. I am very happy to have hired Oxford Landscaping for my yard and landscaping needs, he does excellent work and I look forward to him transforming my yard into something nice regardless of how many years I have neglected it...:) Highly recommend.
Oxford LandscapingOxford Landscaping
Jenna S.
Jada and the crew from Harmony Irrigation and Landscaping were a great and very easy to work with! Would recommend!
Harmony Irrigation and LandscapingHarmony Irrigation and Landscaping
Tracy D.
Landscaper fully explained the impact of my request to trim back a bush. Also, they were efficient and very quick.
American Landscape ProsAmerican Landscape Pros
Alvin A.
VH team built a great retaining wall for my property. I will use them again for outdoor landscaping needs.
V&H landscaping & hardscaping LLCV&H landscaping & hardscaping LLC
Gabriel W.
Very happy I hired Lemus Landscaping to work with us. They did a great job! Very professional, easy to talk with.
Lemus Landscaping SodLemus Landscaping Sod
J. K.
I highly recommend Patino Landscaping. He provided a free estimate and performed the work that we agreed to. I am completely satisfied.
patino landscaping LLC.patino landscaping LLC.
Tara D.
Jose and his crew were great and make sure you are getting the landscaping you envisioned. Good communication and good price for a wonderful job.
Hernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLCHernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Over the Top Lawn Care for grass seeding and landscaping. I was very pleased with the end results. Services were delivered timely and reasonably priced.
Over The Top Lawn CareOver The Top Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
The yard cleanup looks GREAT! I can't wait to have them come back and landscape my yard for the spring. Perfect combination of great personality & skill.
Season To Season Landscaping & Lawn CareSeason To Season Landscaping & Lawn Care
Alexa W.
They did such a great job! I am an avid gardener but I do not own the equipment necessary to till a large area. They tilled, added compost and tilled again so that I have a nice sized garden ready to go for spring. Sergio and his team were prompt and worked quickly. He was very knowledgeable. I will definitely use Patino Landscaping in the future and I recommend them to anyone with landscaping needs!
patino landscaping LLC.patino landscaping LLC.
Pam R.
ALLTURF was very knowledgable about our landscaping needs and was able to address our needs on short notice. I would definitely use them again for other projects.
ALLTURF LandscapingALLTURF Landscaping
Mary L.
Rita did exactly what I wanted in that she walked my property and made excellent recommendations for my overall landscape. Really appreciated her service and counsel.
R. M. Roy DesignsR. M. Roy Designs
Dylan S.
Greg did an excellent job re-doing our front yard. Scope of work entailed building up a natural stone wall, pavers, as well as re-doing all of the landscaping. The project took a bit longer than initially communicated, but that's because Greg's attention to detail is very high and he doesn't settle for any result but the best. I would definitely consider hiring Greg again for all landscaping needs.
Landscape Solutions by DesignLandscape Solutions by Design
Kelsey D.
Jose and his team were amazing- professional, high quality and great communication. From day 1, Jose was very responsive and helpful in listening to my ideas and helping shape them into a plan. His hardscape work is extremely detail oriented and does not cut corners anywhere. We went through 4 landscapers before finding Jose who was reliable, timely and fairly priced. We plan to use him for all future landscaping needs.
Hernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLCHernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLC
Rhonda M.
I honestly don’t know if Patino Landscaping can do a good job. They never bothered to show up or call to reschedule. Do yourself a favor and find another company that communicates with
patino landscaping LLC.patino landscaping LLC.
Delresa W.
Great group of hardworking men. Very responsive to our timely request for landscaping service. Finished in two days as promised. Has all necessary equipment and manpower to compete the job. Would highly recommend!
American Landscape ProsAmerican Landscape Pros
Carole T.
Our landscape committee believes the owner of this company understood our needs best. He came on site and created a design that we thought would work well. The work is planned for this Thursday, weather permitting.
Grounds Guys Of CaryGrounds Guys Of Cary
Iris H.
Mr David did a great job with my yard and will be coming out regularly now. I'm very pleased by his work, and ideas to landscape my yard. His pricing is very reasonable. Absolutely recomendable!!
Yard TherapyYard Therapy
Chris D.
Had a great experience with Texas Landscaping. Were able to get my job quoted quickly and showed up on time and did a great job. Very happy with the quality of work and the communication. Would hire again!
Texas LandscapingTexas Landscaping
Chris D.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ox Landscaping. Very responsive and took care of my leaves the very next day. It was clear that doing the job right was more important than doing the job quickly and I really appreciated that.
Ox LandscapingOx Landscaping
Charyn a.
Fausto was my savior — he, and his team, cleaned, planted and mulched, did some hard landscaping and repaired a walkway in the course of a few hours. I am delighted with the results and my townhouse has much nicer curb appeal for selling.
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