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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 Winston Salem landscapers
Ricky L.
Sam did a great job on my landscaping. I am very pleased with the quality of the work as well as the overall look of my landscaping. I would highly recommend H & H for any landscaping work needed. I will definitely use their services in the future.
H&H Landscapes LLCH&H Landscapes LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Rick pruned all our bushes and current landscape as the first step in our process. I was impressed that he did not recommend or ask to take out all plants/trees/bushes and start from scratch. He heard our desire to save some of the landscape and not spend a fortune! He broke the project down into phases to see 1) what could be salvaged and 2) then designed a new landscape incorporating the "old" plants that were saved. He asked what we pictured our yard looking like, promptly provided a design and asked our opinion on the design. We are still working together, and I am comfortable with his knowledge and follow through.
Benfield LandscapesBenfield Landscapes
Dustin C.
Grass Masters Lawn and Landscaping has been providing lawn cutting and weedeating services to our small home community (5 duplex units) for the past 2 months. In all ways, Tim McNabb and his team at Grass Masters Lawn and Landscaping met or exceeded my expectations for a quality, affordable lawn care service. Tim has been very helpful, the prices are reasonable, and they do good work. I highly recommend them.
Grass Masters Lawn & Hardscaping srv.Grass Masters Lawn & Hardscaping srv.
Gerri B.
Working with LA Design has been a wonderful experience. My yard was extremely neglected when I moved in and the landscaping and design that they did is absolutely gorgeous . My neighbors are constantly complementing me on how beautiful my front and backyard landscaping looks. They are also excellent at power washing and they also put in a French drain around the perimeter of my house averting the water from coming in my basement . The drain system they put in totally got rid of the rain water coming into my basement. I plan on using LA Design again and again!!
L.A. DesignsL.A. Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Andres did a wonderful job! He put down mulch and pine straw and our yard looks great. His price for the work was reasonable and he worked quickly. Andres is very knowledgeable about landscaping and we will be hiring him again for future jobs.
Andres' Lawn care ServiceAndres' Lawn care Service
Carolyn A.
Mary and Matt did an unbelievable job on my landscaping. I am so thrilled with the beauty they restored to my yard. They are so professional and personable. I will have them routinely keep the beds in perfect condition.Their charges are very affordable Thanks Thumbtack for advertising this company.
Matticulous LandscapesMatticulous Landscapes
Thumbtack Customer
The service was fantastic love love love! The design the colors. We plane to have Rick back next spring to landscape our back yard. I would Highly recommend Rick he is easy to work with and there to help with what ever your questions or concerns may be. Wonderful job well done!
Benfield LandscapesBenfield Landscapes
Jake M.
Nick did really good work for us! He gave us good ideas for what we can do with our lawn and gave us good advice on the future landscaping. He's quick, flexible, responsive and affordable. I've had him back to do more for us already and will continue to use him in the future! Thanks, Nick!
Nick's Masonry & Landscaping LLC.Nick's Masonry & Landscaping LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
I had landscaping done in my front yard. I was left with a bald patch in the lawn in front of the new flower bed almost the same length and width of the bed. Nick's solution was to cover with pine straw and paint the straw green. I was expected to be thankful that I wasn't charged for the cost of materials for that "solution". He also planted some plants as an "experiment" (his word choice) to see if they would work in that space. Those plants along with a row of others aren't thriving and I was advised to give them time. They look awful. Also, there's grass sprouting up within the mulch of the new beds. I received several bids for this project before deciding to go with Nick. He wasn't the cheapest, but I liked his ideas. I'm disappointed and tired of people asking me about the "finished" area.
Nick's Masonry & Landscaping LLC.Nick's Masonry & Landscaping LLC.
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