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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 Baytown landscapers
Camila L.
Our investment company remodels 3-4 houses per month. We have a regular landscaper that we use, however he was tied up on one of our other jobs. We decided to look online and try out someone who had good reviews. We met Jasper and his associate at our property for a walk-thru and spent about 30-45 minutes walking the property and detailing what we needed and what out expectations were. It was a Friday when we met and requested the bid for the job by the end of the weekend. He stated that it was his birthday that weekend so to give him some time, which we obliged. That Sunday we received the bid through this site and it was one full price. This is not how our normal bids are laid out. Any vendors we use will itemize the invoice based on the scope of work. I had to request a revised invoice and received it shortly after. He also mentioned that his Uncle passed away that same weekend. I told him not to rush since I knew he was going through something. The work started that following Thursday (soonest he could start) and the same day that work began, was the same day that we began to have issues. During our initial walk-thru, I was very clear about the clean out that was needed on various parts of the property. Therefore, when I received a text showing me only one area that was cleaned and cleared of trash, I was confused. We had spoken of other locations needing to be cleared and hauled off. He admitted that there must have been a misunderstanding. I simply asked him that next time he please be sure of the work required. This led into our next issue which was the scope of work itself as well as the pricing. He stated that he underbid the job and he was going to need an additional $1,200 to complete everything. As someone in the remodel business, I heavily rely on budget numbers and on my vendors being 100% accurate when they bid out a job. I understand that if I request more work then this will change the initial bid, however this was not the case. Jasper had 3 days to look at the property to ensure his price. I asked Jasper to meet me at the property the next morning to discuss his text regarding his price adjustment. Upon arrival at the property, we noticed the mulch had been laid, some flowers planted (not what we discussed) our bushes had all been completely cleared out, and the wrong plants had been planted in some areas. We also noted that there was a trailer at the property full of shrubs and leaves that was to be dumped. Jasper and I spoke back at my office and I paid him his initial deposit since I wanted to pay him for the work he had already done as that is only fair. He apologized and said he wasn’t in the correct mind frame to bid. I really stressed how important it was to be sure of these bids especially when someone is using your company based on your reviews. He said he understood and he was sorry again and he was just not in the right mind frame. That following Monday, I arrived at the property to meet the new landscaper and saw that Jasper had his crew empty out the shrubs, branches and leaves that they had already loaded into their trailer, onto the driveway of our property. I sent him pictures and he said I had not paid him to dump and so that’s why he left the last haul of branches and shrubs. He stated in his text that I said I know landscaping so I underbid it. This was extremely disappointing that the blame was placed back on us. I believe he was genuinely going through something, however we believe that it does not excuse him not using the correct plants or bushes in some areas, taking out all of our bushes and shrubs, leaving his last haul for us to clean, adding to his original bid, and then placing blame back on us.
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