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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 River Oaks landscapers
Andrew D.
William did some landscaping for me and it looks great. He is a great guy, fun to talk to, has a great team, and has an eye for landscaping and what needs to be done. Extremely knowledgeable, and trustworthy as well.
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Mike R.
William and his crew did a great job on our entry path for a great price. I would definitely recommend Crest Tree & Landscapes to my friends and family and would hire them again for all my landscape projects.
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Anthony E.
Tony and Luis @ Mucho Landscape went above and beyond just a basic landscape service job. Tony came out and gave me an honest and fair price, and even went so far as performing a bit of extra work for me. That’s a rarity! It’s hard to find honest and dependable people nowadays. Tony, Luis and Mucho Landscape are now my go-to providers and I’ll be recommending them to anyone looking for “GOOD” people that do “GREAT!” work. (Before and after) Note: pardon the sidewalk. Picture was pre power washing. Trust in Mucho Landscape!
AB&C Home RenovationAB&C Home Renovation
Kevin M.
I had a great experience and would recommend him to anyone looking for a good landscaper!
Patriot LandscapingPatriot Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was everything you would want in a landscaper! He does beautiful work! I will call on him again!
Tri J Lawncare, LLCTri J Lawncare, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jeffs work is both great quality and affordable! I highly recommend Jeff for any of your landscaping needs!
Tri J Lawncare, LLCTri J Lawncare, LLC
Mitch S.
William was great to work with and very knowledgeable regarding landscaping and other aspects of construction. I will definitely hire him in the future.
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Daniel D.
I so much appreciate the work that Omar and his crew did for me. They transformed my landscape from a brushy jungle to a clean, beautiful and manageable landscape. They did it all in 1 day,now I only hope I can keep it alive! He posted the before and after pictures, thank you Omar.
Omar PerezOmar Perez
Maria H.
Fidel did a great job installing landscaping fabric in my garden, and on very short notice! I’m very happy with the work.
Fidel HernandezFidel Hernandez
Mary M.
A very professional landscape service, I give them a 5 Star rating. I look forward to using them again!
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Briana J.
Crest was amazing to work with. I'm pleased with the work they did on my yard. I would definitely recommend them for your landscaping needs.
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Tasha N.
Crest Tree and Landscape did an awesome job cleaning out my flower beds and trim my tree. Took no time to do the job ..
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Sara H.
Patriot Landscaping did an excellent job on my project. They were thorough, progressional and courteous. I would absolutely recommend them and use the company again.
Patriot LandscapingPatriot Landscaping
Dennis M.
We hired Chris Poore to completely redo all of the landscaping in front of our house. He did an outstanding job. Chris and his assistant removed all dead and unwanted bushes, removed rocks, laid topsoil and weed barriers, replanted a combination of bushes and new perennials, and finished with a nice layer of mulch. Chris made excellent suggestions regarding a nice variety of colorful, hearty, and sun friendly plants and bushes, devised a plan for laying out the new landscaping, incorporated our input, and professionally executed the new landscape plan flawlessly. Our front yard was transformed from one of the worst looking in our neighborhood to one of the best. Neighbors have commented on what a great job he did. Chris's prices were very fair, he was a pleasure to work with, and the final product exceeded out expectations. We highly recommend him for your next landscaping project.
Poore's Concrete and LandscapingPoore's Concrete and Landscaping
Steve S.
Santos and his crew did an awesome job with my landscaping needs. I had sod installed in the back yard, tree rings put around 2 trees and had a tree trimmed. They completed all that and did a few minor additional things on their own. Santos gave me a very reasonable quote for this work. I would definitely recommend them and I will use them again if I have any landscaping needs.
Sants landscaping  serviceSants landscaping service
Glenda T.
Working with Fidel was an absolute joy. Quality of work and value were top shelf. He and his team brought my vision to life. I will be using him for additional landscaping projects.
Fidel HernandezFidel Hernandez
Melinda v.
Omar did an excellent landscaping job at my house. He answered all my questions and helped me choose the plants that suited my needs. He and his crew were punctual and everything looks awesome.
Omar PerezOmar Perez
Bob H.
I am very happy with my new lawn. they did an excellent job installing the sod. They also educated me on type of grass {St.Augustine], and to care for it. I highly recommend them for any landscaping needs. Bob H.
Dfw's J&A Landscapes IncDfw's J&A Landscapes Inc
Wei N.
Samuel is a great person to work with. He's a hardworking person and reasonable with his quotes. He responsed well and provide a good quality for the work he quote. I'll be inviting him again for my other future landscaping project.
Samuels landscapingSamuels landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Great landscaper... He did all I ask and more, he went above and beyond what was need to insures I would have a great looking lawn. Class a service, Also came back quickly for a touch up.
Sants landscaping  serviceSants landscaping service
Thumbtack Customer
Crest Tree Services did a great job on my front yard. William gave me some good ideas on the project such as design, budget and so on. I highly recommend Crest Tree Services for any landscape project. Very professional!
Crest Tree & LandscapesCrest Tree & Landscapes
Albert m.
Fidel was ahead of time for my appointment he came an hour early which I really liked that his work was magnificent both me and my wife is very pleased with the landscaping need did to our yard will not hesitate to use the company again kudos for Fidel!!!
Fidel HernandezFidel Hernandez
Marie F.
Lu and his team were Amazing! Professional and fast. He heard everything I said and delivered more than expected. I liked his work so much I hired him for a second job. I highly recommend this landscaping company. Great folks!
Amazonas Landscape, LLCAmazonas Landscape, LLC
Davi N.
Sant provided my wife and me with a very fair quote for landscaping (flowers/grass) and cutting down 6 trees and grinding 7 stumps. We accepted his proposal on the trees/stumps and he and his crew quickly came out and did the work. They were great, timely, and very professional. I felt comfortable and knew the job wasn't too big for him and his crew. He showed no worries with my neighbor's fence being right next to the trees. We definitely plan to use Sant again for our landscaping. If you want someone timely, professional, and that does great work for a fair price, give Sant a try! - Sam & Chandavy
Sants landscaping  serviceSants landscaping service
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Clark's Landscaping to install river rock border around our backyard, plant some trees and bushes, and put in stepping stones. Jeff Clark worked painstakingly on this project until it was completed and even gave us some advice. We could not be more pleased with the service provided.
Tri J Lawncare, LLCTri J Lawncare, LLC
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