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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Franklin landscapers
Megan M.
I’m so happy we chose Martinez Landscaping. We needed major help with the overgrown landscaping in the front and back of our house. They provided weeding, trimming, and mulching services, and they also hauled off all of the brush, so we were able to come home to beautiful, fresh landscaping. They deserve more than five stars for the quality of their work—if you have any landscaping needs, they’re the pros for the job.
Martinez landscapingMartinez landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Josh Poteete at AFA Lawn Care completed an exceptional job for our front yard landscape. He met with us to understand our landscape vision, communicated well, completed the job & did all the clean-up.
AFA Lawn CareAFA Lawn Care
Gail W.
This was undoubtedly my best experience with a landscaping project. Their knowledge of plants, overall design, professionalism and collaboration with me to achieve my goals, was above and beyond my expectations. I would undoubtedly recommend AFA Lawn Care for your landscaping and design needs.
AFA Lawn CareAFA Lawn Care
Jai V.
Diana and her team fantastic job. Will recommend Diana for landscape service. Thank you
Castillo landscapingCastillo landscaping
Mary Beth R.
I would highly recommend Martinez Landscaping! Mr. Martinez came out the next day to do a quote and quickly got us scheduled. He helped with plant selection and also purchased the mulch. They completed a lot of landscaping in 2 days. Will definitely use again!
Martinez landscapingMartinez landscaping
Stacey C.
Great experience! Josh is very service oriented, skilled landscaper and wonderful person. I highly recommend him!!
AFA Lawn CareAFA Lawn Care
Derek l.
Martinez Landscaping did an incredible job in our backyard. He responded and reacted to our needs within hours and provided exceptional service at a very reasonable price. We will be using their service for all of our landscaping projects going forward. By far the best service we’ve received since moving to Nashville. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for improvements. To say they went above and beyond would be an understatement. Thank you!!
Martinez landscapingMartinez landscaping
Rod F.
Nefi is an outstanding landscaper and worked diligently to get the yard done and looking great! He will be working each week on our home and we could not be happier. Thank you Nefi for the outstanding service!
Hernandez lawncareHernandez lawncare
Venkatesh R.
We hired Alexender Lawn to re do our front landscaping bed. They gave excellent suggestions in designing the bed with reasonable price. They are quick to respond and completed the job on time. Would definitely hire them again.
Alexander Lawn & LandscapingAlexander Lawn & Landscaping
Jackie C.
Josh and his team came today to accomplish the landscape job we had. They were extremely professional. The plants look healthy and the crew was very easy to work with. They arrived on time and accomplished the job quickly. Thanks Josh!
AFA Lawn CareAFA Lawn Care
Bruce L.
I requested an estimate for a complete landscape redo. Communicated via Thumbtack and email to set up an appointment. Two separate times were set up but no one showed. I realize issues come up, especially with contractors. But my expectation is that if a contractor is unable to meet a pre-coordinated time, then a simple communication to that effect is appropriate rather than me taking a day off from work and no one shows. In my opinion, this speaks volumes to a lack of reliability and quality of work. Therefore, I am seeking a more reliable landscaper for my project.
AFA Lawn CareAFA Lawn Care
Stephanie B.
Austin did an amazing job on our landscaping!! He responded back to me within an hour and was able to start working the next day. He was very professional and easy to work with, I would highly recommend his services.
Lancaster Land ServicesLancaster Land Services
Dawn R.
I inquired about planting my entire large lot with privacy trees. Martinez landscaping was quick to respond, easy to schedule and they worked with me on finding small trees to make the project affordable. They did quality work and I’m happy with my baby trees.
Martinez landscapingMartinez landscaping
Bruce L.
Had an initial meeting a month ago for a major landscape redo. Said they would get an estimate to me, but never heard back. Reached out to them twice....no response. If the lack of response is any indication of the quality of work, my suggestion would be to look elsewhere.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Jelayne H.
Martinez Landscaping planted Emerald Green Arborvitae, Dogwood trees and Jane Magnolia to create a beautiful privacy fence on our property. He also planted multiple shrubs along our back fence. We are looking forward to having him come back for more planting projects.
Martinez landscapingMartinez landscaping
Larry O.
9/24/2017: Antonio just finished our landscape project. My wife and I are very pleased with the quality of work performed. Antonio was very punctual and he had no issues implementing the additions/changes we made along the way. We will will certainly use him again as needed and highly recommend him. Larry/Pat-Franklin, TN
Antonio's lawn care serviceAntonio's lawn care service
Michael F.
If you are looking to get some help in your yard or with landscaping, don’t look any further! They did a fantastic job with tree and hedge trimming, thatching/aerating/over seeding the lawn, transplanting existing bushes and adding new plants. I was out of town on business while they performed the work and they were true pros. Do them a solid and buy them lunch when they work for you! They are worth it
Alexander Lawn & LandscapingAlexander Lawn & Landscaping
Kelsey G.
Edy & his team are the best landscapers we’ve ever hired! They were extremely communicative, professional, their rates are fair, and they work FAST. They asked for our opinion at all the appropriate times and took special care to make sure we were happy every step of the way. They transformed our yard from kind of dumpy to beautiful in just a week. We would hire them again and again.
Edwin lanwcare LLCEdwin lanwcare LLC
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