A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a landscaper near Cincinnati, OH

Find a landscaper near Cincinnati, OH

9 near you

Find a landscaper near Cincinnati, OH

9 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 8 Landscapers near Cincinnati, OH

Q & A

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 Cincinnati landscapers
Jerry D.
I am very pleased with the landscaping work RNR did for me. They were friendly, communicated well, and worked steady. I'll be sure to call them should I need landscaping help in the future.
RNR Landscaping/Richard EnterpriseRNR Landscaping/Richard Enterprise
Raji J.
I called them for landscaping work and they did an excellent job.
Pri's Property ServicesPri's Property Services
Kendra B.
They did cleaned up our landscaping and everything looks very nice
Schroer's Property Solutions LLCSchroer's Property Solutions LLC
Alaine N.
Tim and Mary were helpful in advising us on landscaping a shade garden in our yard.
Plant World Nursery And Landscaping LLCPlant World Nursery And Landscaping LLC
Kelly C.
Highly recommend for any landscaping needs! Love the way ours turned out, great quality work!
KPS Architecture & Landscape, LLCKPS Architecture & Landscape, LLC
Whitney H.
BJ did a great job cleaning up my landscaping! Very excited to hire SOL for future projects.
S.O.L. Cleaning Services, LLCS.O.L. Cleaning Services, LLC
Anthony I.
Alex did incredible work, designing an inviting landscape to fit my needs. He was very kind, professional and answered all my questions.
Dees Landscapes & HardscapesDees Landscapes & Hardscapes
Emily W.
KPS did a stunning job on our project. They really cared about the long term results of our landscaping and gave our lawn a lot of attention and care.
KPS Architecture & Landscape, LLCKPS Architecture & Landscape, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Bo is an excellent landscaper. I received a quote from him around 4:00pm and my yard was completed by 8:30 pm that night. Wonderful service and I would highly recommend them.
GreenBoys  LLC.GreenBoys LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Thrilled with the work by Craigslist from Ground Command. I called him with a last minute landscaping job- he responded promptly with an accurate, reasonable quote and completed the work the next day. Quality exceeded expectations!
Ground Command Landscaping LLCGround Command Landscaping LLC
Mark H.
Although I did not hire Craig, that was not his fault, there were extenuating circumstances on my end. Craig was great about coming to the house promptly and providing me with solutions and quotes. Would recommend somebody contacting Craig for their future landscaping needs.
Ground Command Landscaping LLCGround Command Landscaping LLC
Cindy M.
Russ and his men did an outstanding job for us! We needed our backyard re-graded so water would run away from the house. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work and Russ’s prompt and professional service. We look forward to using Russ again on our next landscaping project!
Schroer's Property Solutions LLCSchroer's Property Solutions LLC
Ryan C.
Tom and his team were wonderful to work with. They completed a fairly large landscaping project for me. Communication was great and I had no surprises at all. Tom was professional from start to finish and offered a very fair price. The workmanship was awesome and the team was courteous. I highly recommend Pri's Property Services and will be using them again myself.
Pri's Property ServicesPri's Property Services
Thumbtack Customer
We just built a new house in Mt Lookout and wanted to add some much needed landscaping around our pool and backyard. These guys did a great job. They were incredibly affordable and had terrific work ethic. I couldn't recommend them more highly and I will be using them again next Spring.
GreenBoys  LLC.GreenBoys LLC.
Prabu R.
Keith performed the job really well. He was honest about the pros and cons of the job and provided suggestions which turned out to be really valuable in making my front yard look great. He worked with me on pricing and was very flexible on the time and length of work as well. I would certainly recommend him for landscaping and yard work.
ProWorx Lawncare Ltd.ProWorx Lawncare Ltd.
Mindy R.
Greenboys did an excellent job on my home landscaping. They went above and beyond and gave me the quickest turn around time. Bo kept me up to date and let me know about the progress of the job- kept me well informed, which I appreciated. I'm beyond happy with the results and will use them again in the future.
GreenBoys  LLC.GreenBoys LLC.
Kim G.
Rios landscaping changed the whole look of our yard for the better - new flower beds, new flagstone sidewalk, and a complete overhaul of the overgrown back yard. We could not be more pleased with their work. The team worked with us to listen to our ideas and to offer suggestions when we weren’t sure what direction we wanted to move in. Highly recommended.
Rios Landscaping And Lawn ServicesRios Landscaping And Lawn Services
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.