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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 Westerville landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Auspicious Lawn and Landscaping did a GREAT job with my landscaping!!! They were timely, did excellent work and cleaned everything up when they were done! Definitely will refer friends and neighbors!!!
Auspicious Lawn and LandscapeAuspicious Lawn and Landscape
Mike M.
Awesome work at fair price - will hire again for any landscaping needs -thank you
A.V.LandscapingA.V.Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Jason and Ben are the best we've seen. Both did exactly what needed to be done -- and then some. We are on their schedule for next spring, and will gladly recommend them to friends and family for all landscape work.
First Responder Landscapes LLCFirst Responder Landscapes LLC
Danielle M.
We requested a quote Thursday and by Saturday the work was done. Omar came and met with us right away. He took the time to go over what we wanted and what challenges we had. He was honest and up front about the work to be done. His quote was reasonable at first and exceptional once we saw the completed project. He transformed a neglected landscape into a beautiful home again. He team was respectful and efficient as they worked and went beyond our expectations. Omar was a pleasure to do business with. We are certainly glad we hired Mercy Tree and Landscaping.
Mercy Tree and LandscapingMercy Tree and Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Look at our beautiful new front paver patio and landscaping! Thanks to Darwin Designs for making my dream of a front yard gathering place come true! (I wanted to add additional photos but the uploads failed) They got the work done in a timely manner, too.
Darwin DesignsDarwin Designs
Randa S.
Iam glad I choose Hoewischer Landscape Joe showed Obama time as expected did the job smoothly with his team . I was so glad and satisfied by their work . I would highly recommend him . Finally some one honest and professional at his work .
Hoewischer Landscaping LLCHoewischer Landscaping LLC
Rhonda S.
McCord Landscape did a fabulous job. Gave the estimate one day and within 3 days it was done. No more ugly front yard. I highly recommend this company to anyone who is interested. Professional, hardworking and informative. Love the yard now and I’m sure the neighbors do too. When I’m out watering they all complement as they walk by. Thank you so much. God bless.
McCord Landscape, LLCMcCord Landscape, LLC
Jillian M.
Awesome!!! Jared responded quickly to my request and was able to get out right away! My house is for sale and I needed a patio step leveled out due to settling. It had rained so he got delayed at another job, but he kept me updated that he’d be late and stayed until after 9pm to finish job. Very professional and affordable! I will for sure be reaching out for future landscaping needs! Thanks Jared!!!
JM Lawns and Clean UpJM Lawns and Clean Up
Thumbtack Customer
Landscape edging. The work was satisfactory, but they didn't call b4 digging and cut my Internet line! Our office is in my home and this was a big inconvenience! I saved them a $600 bill which was the quote from AT&T, but my husband talked to them, and they didn't charge us. Then I asked for a discount for the trouble, the response was "I apologize, I gave you a discounted rate and it was a "small " inconvenience, pay immediately! Not the point! I would have been ok, without a "discount", but it was "how" he responded. And he said he had the ability to block my review. First time using Thumbtack, never again!
Brutusdawg fence llcBrutusdawg fence llc
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