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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 Summerville landscapers
My landscaping was completed in a very professional manner.
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Jillian H.
Very very happy with Ariel Landscaping! Ths company came every two weeks and did an amazing job on my yard. I would highly recommend!
Ariel LandscapingAriel Landscaping
Dawn L.
Very happy with my new lawn. Damon was very knowledgeable about my landscaping needs. I would definitely recommend using his services as he is also a pleasure to work with.
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Cecelia T.
Damon was very prompt in giving me a detailed estimate and was quite open to my ideas and questions. He started when he said he would and worked to complete my landscaping project in a timely manner. All during the process, Damon was available through texts or email to answer any questions or concerns that I had. I am extremely satisfied with using Curb Appeal and Damon and will definitely call upon him again for future landscaping endeavors.
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Omar R.
Allinlandscaping is a professional organization. They laid sod in my yard and it looks outstanding!!! These guys pay attention to detail, are fairly priced, and have great communication. I will hire them for all of my landscaping needs in the future!!
Robert N.
Damon, with Curb Appeal Landscaping, was creative in providing a plan for our yard. Once we decided upon all the plants and trees we wanted for our yard, his price was fair and he even worked with us to get it more in line with our budget. He started the work on time and finished the same day after working the entire day into the late evening. The results were absolutely beautiful and we love the quality of our plants and the way the yard turned out. He is professional and polite and I would highly recommend him for your landscaping needs.
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Jerome C.
My experience with Curb Appeal Landscaping was the absolute best!!! I’ve tried several landscaping and Lawncare companies over the 20 years I’ve been here in the low country and they all pale in comparison to the outstanding work provided by Curb Appeal. Response time was very impressive. I got a quote the same day, and the work was completed shortly thereafter, with a very fair pricing. Damon’s knowledge on his profession is unmatched and his selflessness in sharing that knowledge was much appreciative. He has earned all of my future business and my absolute highest recommendation. We are thoroughly pleased with the quality of workmanship and the new look of our yard!!!
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Damon was very professional and patient with us. We changed our layout and plant selection a few times. Our original layout was over our budget and Damon worked extremely hard and came up with different alternatives to help us get what we wanted at a price we could afford. The best part was we did not have to settle for something we did not want, just to stay in budget. Damon did a great job of mixing and matching to give us a fantastic looking landscape at a price we could afford. He went above and beyond to be sure we were happy with what we got. I would recommend Curb Appeal to anyone looking to improve their landscape at a reasonable cost from a true professional. Frank Richards
Curb Appeal LandscapingCurb Appeal Landscaping
Fred K.
Bill came to the house at the time he said he would arrive. He told us what the job would entail and his price. He has done work at our house twice as scheduled and both times his work was excellent Bill is a true professional and I would recommend him to anyone that needs landscaping work.
Four Corners Landscaping and property maintenanceFour Corners Landscaping and property maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
I trusted this company to get the job done right the first time. We had an issue with our lawn back in June, and the people that came out made it worse. After that, we sent in a request on Thumbtack for two landscapers. Bruce came in July with his company and laid down new sod. As instructed to do, my husband and I busted our tails for two weeks watering our lawn every 45 minutes - over 5500 sq. ft. After two weeks of watering, my husband and I noticed there were bare spots in the areas on the side of our house, which was very upsetting. The rest of the lawn looked good. After making attempts to call the company back, Mr. Bruce came back and said he would replace the bad sod, but would not fix the bad spots on the side yard because it wasn't his fault. I went to my lawyer and he told me to get a second opinion, so I did and I was told that Mr. Bruce did not put down enough topsoil, and that's why we were having the bare spot. My lawyer sent me a letter so I could prove that this was done. Mr. Bruce lied to my lawyer, saying that he could fix the problem, but we would have to pay him $400 even though we already paid him in full for the job, and that we declined to do so. He never told us that. If I had known all this would have happened I would have gone with another professional. He still has not fixed the problem.
Greatest Scapes LandscapingGreatest Scapes Landscaping
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