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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 Columbia landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Cody was very prompt and have recommended him to people who are in needed of landscaping and lawn care. Pro Green Landscape & Lawn Care is a great company for your landscaping needs.
Pro Green Trees & LandscapePro Green Trees & Landscape
Harold H.
Landscape maintenance
Luxury LawnsLuxury Lawns
Tillman B.
Great landscaping and maintenance services! I use these guys for maintenance and had them design a landscape plan for my yard. Excellent work and always on time!
Boston Lawn ServicesBoston Lawn Services
Thumbtack Customer
Good Service feom Ben at D&D Landscape.
D&D Lawn Care/LandscapeD&D Lawn Care/Landscape
Bill Z.
Good job on phase 1 yard waste disposal. Disappointing on phase 2 landscaping.
Total lawn care & landscapingTotal lawn care & landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Quality, professional workers. Great work and attention to detail. I have found my landscape contractor.
Palmetto ProsPalmetto Pros
Shelly M.
Service was timely, reasonably priced, and timely. Very professional and courteous, if you need help with landscaping this is the one to call.
Taylor's Pressure Washing and Lawn Care LLCTaylor's Pressure Washing and Lawn Care LLC
Rasheed J.
This contractor is by far the best that I've worked with in handling my lawn care and landscaping needs. They are honest and take pride in the work that they do. Thank you!
Boston Lawn ServicesBoston Lawn Services
Adrienne G.
Nuk's Landscaping planted several flowers and transformed my mini garden.. I would gladly recommend him again. They were honest, professional, outgoing. I gladly use them again.
Nuk’s landscaping and irrigation llcNuk’s landscaping and irrigation llc
Myeesha L.
My experience with total lawn care and landscape was AMAZING Chris was very perfessional and answered all questions and concerns I had about my yard. Him and his team were promot, professional, with excellent quality service. The first three pictures show how bad our dogs dig up the original sod that was not laid properly which left big holes around the yard the we even placed bricks to fill in some of the holes in the fence line. If you need a quality lawn care and landscaping I highly recommend them.
Total lawn care & landscapingTotal lawn care & landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Idris and his crew were prompt, well priced and very efficient while doing a fairly involved yard project for me recently. Would very much recommend he and his crew for any landscaping needs you might have!
Gardening by DesignsGardening by Designs
Tom H.
Anthony and his team did a great job with the irrigation system, clearing of overgrowth and laying of sod on our property. A week out and the zoysia sod looks fantastic. The project was also delivered on budget as well. Would definitely hire him again and ask for quotes for future landscaping needs.
Nice N Neat Landscaping & Lawn, LLCNice N Neat Landscaping & Lawn, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony and his team did a fantastic job putting our yard back together after we built a swimming pool. Five pallets of sod were installed along with plants, trees, and mulch. They then built a flagstone walkway that was exceptionally well done. I would hire him again in a minute for any landscaping need.
Nice N Neat Landscaping & Lawn, LLCNice N Neat Landscaping & Lawn, LLC
Jennifer L.
OMG, I don't usually write reviews but I was so impressed with the work Jayz Landscaping did for me. The price was really great and my yard looks the best ever. I plan to use him on a regular basis. I would refer this company to anyone. So impressed with the work they did for me on Monday (02/04/19)
Speedy Handyman ServicesSpeedy Handyman Services
Dennis F.
I highly recommend this company. I hired Chappells Nursery and Landscaping to remove my grass, install a new irrigation system, sod and shrubs. I was embarrassed to let visitors see my backyard but now I can't wait to show it off to everyone. I am very happy with the work they did and am already planning my next project with them.
Chappells Nursery and LandscapingChappells Nursery and Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a lot of shrubs and small trees cleared from my lot. Ben was very responsive to my request and quoted a fair price. He also cut my grass and edged. He did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend him for any landscape project that you have. He left everything spotless and my yard looks great.
D&D Lawn Care/LandscapeD&D Lawn Care/Landscape
Ken W.
I had Ken pick up 2 1/2 yards of compost from the city and deliver to my home to fill two raised beds in my backyard. He arrived on time as we had prearranged the week before and wheelbarrowed The compost to my beds. Ken is friendly and carries a good conversation while he works. He will be doing some additional work for me in the future. I highly recommend his landscaping services.
Metro Lawn Care ServicesMetro Lawn Care Services
Alison M.
Chris was great! I would recommend him to anyone looking to make improvements to their landscaping. I was impressed with how quickly he responded to my messages and how fast he completed the work. What took me a weekend to do on my own, he finished in 2.5 hours. He listened to what I wanted for my backyard and then provided great recommendations that fit in my budget. I was extremely pleased with his work. If I wasn't selling my house, I would definitely hire Chris again.
Total lawn care & landscapingTotal lawn care & landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was great to work with! He replied to my inquiry very quickly and was able to complete the work within less than a week from when I contacted him. He took my requests into consideration while also making suggestions that he felt would work best in the space. And the quality of the work was spectacular. He was able to take my yard, which had been extremely overgrown, and turn it into a space that I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in. I would definitely hire Chris again and highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking to have their yard landscaped!
Total lawn care & landscapingTotal lawn care & landscaping
Valerie A.
It has taken me two days to come up with the right words to express my satisfaction with back2 new cleaning specifically father and son lawn care. Travis Jones is the absolute best. I received a txt that he would arrive in 20 minutes. We previously discussed what I needed and want. After an hour I assumed he cancelled. I went to my front door only to find thst he was half way finished with the project!! I didn't havevto ask or remind him of anything. This young man was absolutely remarkable. Actually, after meet h with him initially, I passed him on yo several people because of his talent, prromptness, honesty, care, professionalism, and mannerisms. I highly recommend Travis to anyone that needs landscaping work. I'm totally pleased with his work. And if you give him a try, I assure you, you'll be totally satisfied. Valerie Allen
Back 2 New Cleaning Services,LLCBack 2 New Cleaning Services,LLC
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