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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 McKinney landscapers
Thumbtack Customer
Frank's Landscaping did a wonderful job remodeling our backyard landscape. His team was very professional and they were quick to respond. It was a pleasure working with them I would highly recommend their service.
Frank's Landscape & MaintenanceFrank's Landscape & Maintenance
Mark G.
Fidel and Angie did a great job with my landscaping, I will definitely use them again.
Fidel HernandezFidel Hernandez
Scott M.
Amazing! I am now hiring this company for all of my landscaping work at 2 different properties.
Chihuahua's general landscapingChihuahua's general landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
David and his helper worked on my yard for 6 hours and did a great job cleaning up my landscaping.
David Benitez Landscaping  Drainage and sprinklerDavid Benitez Landscaping Drainage and sprinkler
Thumbtack Customer
I am beyond satisfied with the outcome of my landscaping project. Marcello went way above expectations to produce quality work in a timely manner. His professionalism and responsiveness is admirable. Marcello kept me informed of details and asked questions as he walked me through process to ensure my expectations were exceeded. Marcello even fixed a few sprinkler heads at no cost and corrected some of the landscaping errors of my pool company! I would definitely hire Waterfalls Landcare again and recommend them for any of your landscaping needs.
Waterfalls Land CareWaterfalls Land Care
Thumbtack Customer
Waterfalls Landscape performed all the services contracted and was eager to add to my request for additional service. Waterfalls pricing was competitive and response was quick.
Waterfalls Land CareWaterfalls Land Care
Thumbtack Customer
Professional landscapers. They completed the job on time and they did a very good job. I would hire them again. Jose is easy to work with.
Optimal Lawn CareOptimal Lawn Care
Adrienne T.
From beginning to finish, our experience with Lary and his crew was top notch! He developed plans for landscaping my backyard and was able to picture what I wanted and execute it perfectly, even incorporating some of my existing plants and flowers that I wished to preserve. I couldn’t be more pleased, and plan to continue working with him to expand my vision of the perfect backyard landscape!
Land Turf IncLand Turf Inc
Vicki W.
Jared is very creative and was able to bring my wishes and vision into reality. He is prompt and reasonable in costs. I highly recommend him for any landscaping job!
Trinity Lawn & LandscapeTrinity Lawn & Landscape
Wendy G.
I can’t say enough about Torres Landscaping. They did a thorough job removing all of our old grass and putting down new sod over the entire yard. Very happy with the work they did. It was all done in a timely and professional manner. They even went above and beyond with watering all of the grass afterwards. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Torres Landscaping to anyone interested in getting your yard work done right.
J. Torres Landscape and IrrigationJ. Torres Landscape and Irrigation
Frank P.
David and Tyler were great. I loved that they own the business and they did the work. Everything about the experience was spot on and the next time I need any landscaping work or simple maintenance, I’ll be calling them back
Primo Lawn CarePrimo Lawn Care
Deborah S.
I needed some assistance with unloading some landscaping materials. Jeff answered quickly, was able to help me quickly and did more than I expected. Would recommend highly. Would use his services again.
Divine LandscapingDivine Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
We had Michael & Son Landscapes put sod in our backyard and alongside the side of our house after some foundation work. They were quick and it looks awesome! Great work! I would definitely hire them again if we need additional work.
Michael & Son Landscapes
Felecia D.
Chris and his team were great to work with. Chris found and suggested economical ways to get the most out of our budget. The team did a wonderful job whipping on our front and backyard landscaping into shape. We now have the prettiest yard on our block! We couldn't be happier with the results.
Perspectiv GardensPerspectiv Gardens
Ginger M.
Victor and his crew did an amazing job laying our St Augustine sod. He was responsive, always keeping us in the loop on weather and best days to lay the grass, and his crew was on-time and worked efficiently. The backyard looks awesome. Would highly recommend and we’ll definitely use him again in the future for landscaping needs.
Startex Tree & Landscaping LLCStartex Tree & Landscaping LLC
Brian S.
It started pouring rain the day they were installing stone retaining wall. I was concerned about the quality of work since instead of waiting until everything was dry, they completed work in the rain. There were numerous issues with the concrete mortar in areas around the landscaping wall. Hopefully company will come back out and repair and correct workmanship. Price was also high compared to other companies in the area.
Waterfalls Land CareWaterfalls Land Care
Sarah W.
Jose did an amazing job for our Day Care Center "Trails of Ivy" in McKinney. He came out for a free quote very quickly and gave us a great price for the work to be done and was able to even help work out the plans to make the landscape look its best. I would recommend his team to anyone. Very professional, quick turn around on project time and great pricing. Thanks Jose.
Vasquez Lawn Service LLCVasquez Lawn Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had St. Augustine sod installed on the sides of our yard and in some bare spots in the backyard. Michael was very thorough and friendly. The installation was delayed a few days due to all of the rain we have been receiving, but Michael kept us up to date from the time the sod was cut all the way through installation. We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. We highly recommend Arbor View Landscape Services.
Arbor View Landscape ServicesArbor View Landscape Services
Paul B.
I can't say enough about how much we liked working with HCM. Bryan is quick to respond, and asked a lot of pertinent questions about things that I hadn't even considered. He and his family - yes, this is a family business - removed the old landscaping barrier and put in a split level chop stone wall, then mulched one part and laid sod on the other. Their work took exactly as long as they said it would and the price was definitely reasonable.
Oaken RidgeOaken Ridge
Angela L.
He mowed lawn, trimmed shrubs, pulled shrubs, planted new shrubs, laid mulched in landscaping, dug dirt for rock/stones layout and moved dirt to level out ground. He did a very good job for a reasonable price!! I would highly recommend him!! He had attention to detail which I really liked. Referred him to my next door neighbor and parent's. You can always contact me for a referral reference.
Thumbtack Customer
Great Consultation! He understands the soil, plants, design elements, and budgetary limitations. Santo helped us understand what was occurring in our landscape that was failing over and over. The other contractors just wanted to throw a job together, however when problems occurred they were nowhere to be found. Santo is easy to reach, easy to work with, and "Listens to your needs" with various options, and lets you be in control of your decisions. His execution of our project was phenomenal. He is a keeper and will be continuing to work with our property.
Sants landscaping  &   roof serviceSants landscaping & roof service
Thumbtack Customer
Lewis called us at 7:30am this morning to tell me he was headed to nursery to show me the palms they had. He facetimed with my husband and I at 8am. He showed us the $250 each palms and I told him to pick out whatever palms were part of our agreed upon $850 to plant 3 small windmill palms and dig two beds. He said it may cost a little more then said he would need to buy some dirt. I told him we couldn't spend much more than what we agreed to. 10:13am, no Lewis. I texted him and he replied, "Hi am waiting for them to prep the gallons and load I'll text you when am 25 mins away." 12:08pm, no Lewis. I texted him because I needed to run errands. He replied, "Go ahead run errands it's packed over here there having bob cat problems". My husband stayed at home and waited all afternoon. No Lewis. My reply to Lewis at 5:12pm. "Lewis - I am sorry you did not show up or try to call or text us to let us know you were not coming. We waited all day. My husband and I will be having someone else help us with our landscaping needs." Lewis never responded. Bottom line...when he couldn't get us to spend more than the agreed upon $850 we were dropped. If he had done the job he had promised to do we would have used him for the other phases of our pool landscaping project. Very disrepectful to us and unfortunate situation, overall.
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Steven J.
Nothing but positive feedback from my experience with this company. They aggressively bid, for a very reasonable, even below average cost, including adding landscape(flowers and bushes) that really made my to be for sale property pop. Gracie personally inspected the property adding great ideas in areas other companies just brushed over, sent an impressive email quote, adding pics and descriptions of each step and even the plants they suggested. They immediately were able to squeeze us in, and Jordan and crew, wow..rare to find such dedication and hard work these days. After project was finished, Gracie again personally reviewed entire project at site, and guaranteed our satisfaction. Sometimes great things come in small packages, but they are a fantastic team, you will not be disappointed hiring them. Had numerous very positive curb appeal comments after there ideas and work.
Green Landscape and MaintenanceGreen Landscape and Maintenance
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