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Find a gardener near Rochester, NY

Find a gardener near Rochester, NY

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Find a gardener near Rochester, NY

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a gardener?

To find a good gardener near you, compare top-rated pros online. Read their profiles to find out what their specialities and list of services are. For example, do they offer:

  • Mulching
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Trees and shrub removal
  • Trees, shrub and flower planting
  • Weed removal
  • Etc.

Also, read their customer reviews and inspect photos that showcase the gardeners’ work. And contact several gardeners near you to compare prices and decide who’s the best fit.

How often should a gardener come?

How often your gardener should come depends on what you’re looking for and your budget. Typically, homeowners prefer a gardener to come once per week, several times a month or once per month. This may include services like tidying up the garden or trimming and tidying hedges. Some people hire these tasks out once per year. For more regular services like mowing the lawn, weeding and trimming, you could hire someone to come every week or every other week. If you do some of the work yourself, you can have them come out less frequently.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

Reviews for Rochester gardeners
Thumbtack Customer
Joe is a hard worker and is a very capable gardener. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
Small jobs and Granite counter repaires.Small jobs and Granite counter repaires.
Thumbtack Customer
Kristin took on the task of our unruly over weeded garden and she did it with a smile, with promptness, with meticulous attention to detail, and with pure joy!
Lost Trowel Garden CompanyLost Trowel Garden Company
Darrell G.
Melissa and her crew did a great job weeding out my gardens. They were very responsive to my needs and followed up with my requests.
MDM Home Landscape & DesignMDM Home Landscape & Design
Robert F.
Working with Tracy and her team was simply fantastic. I would and will be working with them without question. Their work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value and punctuality where beyond my expectations. Our garden beds look fantastic and I'm going to have Tracy come back for periodic maintenance. I recommend them to anyone in need of gardening support. Thanks Tracy, looking forward to working with you.
That’s My AssistantThat’s My Assistant
Thumbtack Customer
Kristen was able to come work on my garden within just a few days of my first contacting her. I was extremely happy with the job she did.
Lost Trowel Garden CompanyLost Trowel Garden Company
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend hiring Melissa Demaine as she made my garden creatively beautiful. She dug up 28 large Adirondack stones deeply embedded & stood them upright which reminded me of Stonehenge. She planted pretty flowers and placed patterns of white, gray & red stones over natural brown mulch. I was thrilled to do business with MDM Home Landscape Design. She was efficient and is a wonderful gardener!
MDM Home Landscape & DesignMDM Home Landscape & Design
Moira G.
They came on time They were friendly. They are professional. I was very pleased with their work. Gave good suggestions for someone who doesn't know anything about flowers and gardening. I will hire them again.
Beautiful BotanicalsBeautiful Botanicals
Stephanie P.
Mel was great! I will use her again on upcoming garden projects. She cleared out a bunch of weeds, laid down weed preventer, to make it easy for me to plant new things. She provided helpful suggestions as well. Thanks Mel!
MDM Home Landscape & DesignMDM Home Landscape & Design
Rachael T.
Erica and her crew were wonderful. Did a big excellent cleanup job on my neglected gardens and squeezed me in quickly after I failed to plan ahead. I am going to hire her again at my new house and my in laws are calling them too.
Beautiful BotanicalsBeautiful Botanicals
Leslie B.
Tracy was very enjoyable to work with. She helped me plant a number of plants last minute even though she was fully engaged with her own projects & other gardening jobs. I appreciated her fitting me in quickly. I would recommend her & look forward to having her work on my garage in a couple weeks.
That’s My AssistantThat’s My Assistant
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