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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 Maryville landscapers
Rose P.
We're sorry we hired Diverse Landscaping to do our job. To start with, we were told we'd have 3 men for a fixed price per hour. The clean out was way under bid. We were estimated 10 hours for 3 men. 16 hours were billed with two men and 1/3 of the cleanout job was completed. The scope of the job changed as the job went along as foilage was covering problems that needed addressed. The hill was too steep for the rock we originally wanted. We then, upon their recomendation, hired them to put in a retaining wall. Continually throughout this process product was under estimated and inadequate equipment was used. If a wheelbarrow broke while moving rock then the men would go into replace the wheelbarrow on our time. Work was slowed because chainsaws broke while taking out juniper bushes and work continued slowly without proper equipment. The owner was rarely on site and was not a backup to the men supplying them what was needed as should have been the case. I think he bit off more than he could chew with this job and wasn't professional enough to just say so. Near the end of the job I caught a 3 hour overage of hours charged. When questioning the original hours charged he got angry and said we got a good deal for the work done and he was tired of me questioning things and he's had a rough week. 57 paid hours went into this job. And we still had to finish the job ourselves. We ordered an additional 4 yards of bark and it's still not covered. Weed plastic was put on sloppily and is already sliding down our hill. It was put on in a way that it's over the limbs of our plants and too close to the base and bunched up and not overlapping edges...in otherwords it's sloppy and not going to block weeds. Weeds are already coming up in an area where weed cloth was laid without being tucked into the edges. The upper retaining wall was built on sand level with the ground without any material pushing onto it from the outside and without being put into the ground. A week into it and the underbase is starting to erode and the blocks are unlevel. When questioning the owner he said it's because it hasn't rained and we shouldn't be walking near it...which we had to do in order to finish covering our hillside with bark. He obviously doesn't intend to do anything about it. He answers any questions with defensiveness and misdirection. We're left with a huge mess that we are now going to have to redo and figure out ourselves. The upper retaining wall will not do what it was intended to do. The guys did work on days we were told they would and were very amiable to be with. Unfortunately, they didn't have the back up support they needed and we have no doubt that the work that was done will not last. In otherwords...hire someone else. I've tried adding photos but for some reason am unable to.
Diverse Landscaping and Exterior ServicesDiverse Landscaping and Exterior Services
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