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Your burning questions: answered

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.

How much does landscaping cost per square foot?

The cost of landscaping can vary widely based on the type of plants you wish to have, the amount of grading required, the condition of the land before work begins, and other factors. Adding in designer or high-end landscaping, as well as hardscaping such as sidewalks, walls, or patios will add to the cost. To find out how much your landscaping will cost, contact landscapers near you.

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.

How much does landscaping improve home value?

Landscaping your property can boost the value of your home between 5% and 15%, according to Better Homes & Gardens. They specify that this is the amount of value added when you upgrade the condition of your landscaping from poor to good, though these terms are subjective. 

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 Harrisburg landscapers
Russel C.
Mr. Torres provides great customer service and excellent landscaping results. We have used his services three times now - he’s our go to landscaper!
Torres LandscapingTorres Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Idalbert arrived on time the day of my appointment. He performed all the work we had previously discussed, in a timely, professional manner. He is a hard worker dedicated to his landscaping business. And his prices are very reasonable. It's difficult finding a good landscaper in this area. I've found a great one in Idalbert. I will most definitely be hiring him for all my landscaping needs.
Torres LandscapingTorres Landscaping
Kimberly T.
We hired Edgewater Landscapes improve the appearance of the front of our house. He did an excellent job. We had him remove old bushes and do some edging and put down mulch. And cleaned up after they were done. And the cost was reasonable. Great job!! We are very pleased! We would recommend hiring Edgewater Landscapes!! Great work at a great price!
Edgewater Landscapes LLCEdgewater Landscapes LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Removal and cleanup of weeds and one bush, bush trimming and mulching. These guys did a fabulous job! Completely satisfied with the results. If you need landscaping hire Edgewater. Outstanding!
Edgewater Landscapes LLCEdgewater Landscapes LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dave did an excellent job! He did exactly what I wanted done with landscaping my back and front yard. It is beautiful, my place never looked this good. I recommend Dave to anyone that wants the job done right. He was nice, professional and completed the job timely.
Edgewater Landscapes LLCEdgewater Landscapes LLC
Russel C.
I was so happy I hired Greg to take care of my yard. He did a fabulous clean up and bush removal as well as edging the sidewalk. We live on a corner lot and it’s a lot of work. My husband was really impressed. I will continue to work with him for all my landscaping needs. Excellent business!
Square and Plumb Property Care, LLCSquare and Plumb Property Care, LLC
Ryan S.
Martin not only came to my home on a Sunday to give me a quote, he started our landscaping project the next day and had it done in two days times. Very knowledgeable guy and came up with great ideas, which when delivered had a great end result. I will only be using him going forward into the future.
Martins garden solutions - PennsylvaniaMartins garden solutions - Pennsylvania
Sabre J.
I did not hear back from this landscaping business. I seen the reviews and thought very outstanding and superb.. I've called left messages and texted my information and no response. Very unprofessional, not prompt, attentive, nor responsive as far as getting back to their potential customers. If I could give this company millions of - 0's I would. Horrible just horrible!!!!!
BB LandscapingBB Landscaping
Jacques D.
I was very impressed with how he was able to take on a priority job for me immediately and finish it within 24 hrs. He has a great eye for design/layout and was able to work with me to quickly redesign significant portions of my landscaping and then take care of it right away - I thought major parts would have to wait until another date, but he accomplished it all in record time and with a great looking outcome.
Martins garden solutions - PennsylvaniaMartins garden solutions - Pennsylvania
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Them to do some landscaping and spring mulch bed clean out. I worked with Jason Tierney, who does the outdoor type jobs. He was so wonderful to work with! The job took waaaaaay longer than he expected it to (underestimated how many bushes he had to cut weed block out around and his helper ended up going out sick for several days on the first day). Even though this was the case, he was always in communiction with me to let me know what was going on. He was kind and professional, and my yard looks BEAUTIFUL. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Signature Painting and Construction Inc.Signature Painting and Construction Inc.
Sabre J.
Mr Torres I was not please of your work. You told me old mulch shouldn't be taking out but yes it should be twice or once a year. I only get this done once a year too. Another thing you priced $200 in which you agreed to but changed up I didn't appreciate that because once you price it it was priced u cannot turn around and raise it higher. I didn't even have a big square footage. As a professional y ou should be distinct with your prices not change up at the last minute. Another thing you did not blow off the mulch in some areas in my landscaping. Very sloppy and disgusting job. I looked at some of your work on Facebook and it looked very professional you should approach every job like that big or small. white or black. The trench and beds were awful and you did not put weed killer under the new mulch. If I could give you a lesser score than 0 I would. Approach every job the same way no matter who the person is that's my advice to you. 😤😠😤😠
Torres LandscapingTorres Landscaping
Chrystal F.
First, my quote came when he said it would. For me this is a big deal. If you can't get the basics right, how can I trust you'll get the work done as promised? I had my firepit reset, 5 huge bushes ripped out and the land prepped for grass, edging and mulch around my pool area, 50 tree stumps removed and grass planted, and my garden fence fixed. This wasn't all in the original plan but once I saw the quality of work and the fair price, I added projects. My neighbors have been raving about the consistent hard work he did and the transformation to my property. I have yet to find a landscaper I'll stick with due to work not being complete right and the high cost. Not only was the work I asked for done correctly, he also did a few things just to make sure it looked good. He trimmed and shaped the overgrown bushes, removed the forest growing around my kids play area, and set my tiki torches in place. This is a hardworking group who goes above and beyond what they promise. Two of my neighbors have already asked for the information for next year solely based off of how hard they worked. Once I added how fairly priced they are, I think it sealed the deal. This will be my go to company from now on. Small business owners make it happen because their livelihood depends on it. This is evident in the work they put in. There are alot of people who claim they are family owned and operated. This one actually is. Hire them, you won't be disappointed!
Helping Hands Property Maintenance, LLC.Helping Hands Property Maintenance, LLC.
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