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How do I find a gardener?

To find a good gardener near you, compare top-rated pros online. Read their profiles to find out what their specialities and list of services are. For example, do they offer:

  • Mulching
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Trees and shrub removal
  • Trees, shrub and flower planting
  • Weed removal
  • Etc.

Also, read their customer reviews and inspect photos that showcase the gardeners’ work. And contact several gardeners near you to compare prices and decide who’s the best fit.

How often should a gardener come?

How often your gardener should come depends on what you’re looking for and your budget. Typically, homeowners prefer a gardener to come once per week, several times a month or once per month. This may include services like tidying up the garden or trimming and tidying hedges. Some people hire these tasks out once per year. For more regular services like mowing the lawn, weeding and trimming, you could hire someone to come every week or every other week. If you do some of the work yourself, you can have them come out less frequently.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

Reviews for Alexandria gardeners
Amy B.
Renaildo was excellent. Really good communication. He was quick, efficient, polite, had a great rate and most importantly did a terrific job. I will be calling him for all my gardening needs!
Del Ray LandscapingDel Ray Landscaping
Howard m.
From the start of the project to its completion (clearing front garden — including some really tough-to-move shrubs— planting, and mulching), we were just SO pleased to have the boys from Craigie’s onboard. NOTHING was too much to ask; job done swiftly; really nice guys to talk to, also! We are getting them to do the back garden/yard. Good people to find in any trade isn’t easy. These guys are a REALLY GREAT find. WITHOUT HESITATION, get in touch with them!!! - Howard: Alexandria VA.
Craigie’s Landscape Solutions LLCCraigie’s Landscape Solutions LLC
Jumana A.
By far Gabe is the best gardener I hired. He is nice, professional, responsive, punctual, patient, helpful and collaborative. He responded right away to all my messages, came on time, was wearing a mask and keeping his distance, brought everything with him, didn’t ask me to provide him with anything, worked quietly and followed exactly what I asked him to do and more. He cleaned the entire area next to my garden. Also he helped my neighbor in moving some plants (that I was planning to throw them away from my garden) and planting them in our neighborhood court. And thank God he did because I felt guilty throwing them away. I highly recommend Gabe and I would hire him again in a heart beat. (I included pictures here for before and after) ... I’m happy with the end results!
DiMarco Landscape & GardeningDiMarco Landscape & Gardening
Shaye B.
I was super happy with the responsiveness, flexibility, and level of support. They were able to clear and re-sod my front yard, replant all of my border bushes, and trim and mulch my garden beds around the house in 2 days. I'm really happy with how my yard looks now.
J.C Landscaping ServicesJ.C Landscaping Services
Christine C.
Adrian of Salas Landscaping was a great choice. He responded quickly (the only one of three choices), was quite professional, transparent and did an outstanding job! When he and his helper were done I couldn't help but burst into a great big smile. My little garden was just as I had pictured it for so long. They worked quickly and cleaned up spick and span. His price was reasonable and I have no regrets. I recommend his company highly!
SalaslandscapingSalaslandscaping
Karen P.
I am thrilled that I hired Garden Trust Consultants. As a result of our initial conversation in February, I was able to start gathering supplies and planters. Heather selected the right plants to fit my environment, and in April she delivered the plants, and worked with me to pot the plants. My small balcony space is now a peaceful green space for sitting at the end of the day and sipping a nice glass of wine. Finally, even if you have just a balcony, you can make it beautiful. Heather taught me a lot about keeping my green space consistently beautiful.
The Thoughtful GardenerThe Thoughtful Gardener
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