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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 Chesapeake landscapers
Evangeline B.
Highly recommended! S&RP landscaping is very professional, and provide excellent quality of work. I wil hire them for my landscaping needs again !!!
Leigh S.
If you need landscaping done don't miss out on hiring this company. True professionals that takes pride in their work and to make the customer happy. Luke (owner) was very responsive with great communication skills that kept us informed on the task, progress and offered landscaping suggestions that resulted in outstanding results. Additionally, I interviewed several companies and the reason I hire Sunnyside Landscaping was their responsiveness to my request for quote and communication but a byproduct of this outstanding company is their value. I highly recommend Sunnyside Landscaping, you will not be disappointed. Clay and Leigh
L & K landscape renovationsL & K landscape renovations
Tyler P.
Submitted a landscaping job. They were the first to respond and we're at my house the very next day I was available. The other landscaping companies were no shows or just stopped responding...Job was done great as well.
Pit Bull RestroPit Bull Restro
Stephanie R.
The work was done very well and looks great. I would recommend Right Coast Landscapes to anyone.
Right Coast LandscapesRight Coast Landscapes
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Paul to clean out landscaping beds that were overrun with weeds, to extend one bed, and to prep an old landscaping bed to be returned to grass. He arrived promptly, and completed the work in record time! It would have taken my husband and I an entire weekend! I was beyond satisfied with the work and the price quoted. Will definitely call him again if I need his services in the future.
Botanical Landscape ManagementBotanical Landscape Management
Debbie M.
Coastal Edge has been a great experience. Ryan worked his magic to accommodate our scheduling needs. We loved his design plan and are very happy with the end results. His staff were very hard workers, polite and also accommodating to our needs. I would highly recommend them for your landscaping needs. We have already scheduled a second Landscape project with them. Very Happy!!!
Coastal Edge Landscaping LLCCoastal Edge Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The landscaping was great, better than I had hoped for. The only thing that kept me from a 5 star rating is that I am still waiting on the one special plant request I made.
Woodland  Outdoor LLCWoodland Outdoor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with ARE LLC, was great. They were very professional and did a quality job on my landscaping. I was also very pleased that they thoroughly cleaned behind themselves. I will be using them for upcoming projects.
James B.
The company's owners, Scott and Kelly are true professionals. They arrived at my home, on time and prepared to get any job done at a fair price. I hired them for landscaping and drainage. Scott and his crew did an excellent job, they showed up on time and work 2 1/2 full days to get the job done. Both my wife and I were completely satisfied and would recommend Woodland Outdoor to anyone who needs landscaping, drainage or any backyard work. We have since used them again, and we are again on there schedule for additional work. Scott and Kelly are the BEST.
Woodland  Outdoor LLCWoodland Outdoor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My yard looks AMAZING! Ryan and his team did a fantastic job cleaning out the old landscaping and putting in new within three days. He was quick and professional and I would highly recommend him! The pictures don't do it justice but the work truly speaks for itself.
Coastal Edge Landscaping LLCCoastal Edge Landscaping LLC
Tyrone J.
Man let me tell you about this guy. One word. AWESOME! He is a true professional and has a very caring attitude and passion on what he does for his customers. I can say that he is officially my go to guy going forward with my landscaping projects.
Family Claros landscaping & Cleaning ServicesFamily Claros landscaping & Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
The company did a wonderful job planting 37 Thuja giant trees on the border of my property in order to form a natural privacy wall. The work was done professionally and timely. I appreciate the extra care and detail that Scott provided in all aspects of this rather large project! I would recommend Woodland Organic Outdoor for your landscaping projects.
Woodland  Outdoor LLCWoodland Outdoor LLC
Melissa K.
I was really surprised he took on such a small job, but he did and it was excellent. Extremely responsive, very professional, kind, punctual, and most importantly did a beautiful job laying sod in my backyard and worked to squeeze me in so I didn't have to wait too long...can't say enough good things. Highly recommend and would hire again for landscaping.
Right Coast LandscapesRight Coast Landscapes
Vanessa C.
Sean contacted me immediately and was extremely patient with my many questions. We decided to go with rubber mulch because my parents had found success with that material in another state. Sean was able to give me a quote for 3" depth which I appreciated, and gave me an alternative of a different depth if I needed to save money. He was very courteous and professional - I barely knew he was here until I took a look outside at my beautiful gardens. He put down landscape fabric, weeded, trimmed hedges, and did edging. I was expecting to pay around $5-6k but Sean offered $2k which was a happy surprise considering the huge size of my property. We are definitely using him again in the future for lawn mowing and tree removal.
Jacqueline G.
I decided to use Coastal Edge Landscaping LLC due to the overwhelming number of positive experiences and reviews I found here. My experience was anything but positive. I understand that we have had a lot of rain and heat this year and that has resulted in many projects being pushed back by weeks. My first issue was the complete lack of communication. I took two days off of work only to have no one show and no word as to why. My project got pushed back over 4 weeks and the only time I got information was when I reached out to ask if there was a timeline. This project was one of a number of things we were doing in preparation for a Rehearsal Dinner at the beginning of August. From the time the team showed up to start my project it was a nightmare. Mulch and stone were dumped in the middle of my front lawn. The team worked short hours and made it clear my project was less important that others. They promised every day the next day would be the final day. The mulch sat in my yard for SIX days. I had to reach out to Ryan find out when the team was coming back. The team rushed through the work and it showed. My fiancé had to take a day off from work to baby sit the crew and as was the trend they didn't show up. Ryan finally showed up on day six but only by coincidence as his team didn't tell him they were coming back because we were unhappy with the work. In fact they reported the job was complete and I received the bill before my job was done to my satisfaction. No customer service. No real apology. No real offer to correct my now dead grass. And these so called landscapers mowed down flowers in an existing bed rather than mulching around them. When it was reported nothing was done. I would not recommend them to anyone.
Coastal Edge Landscaping LLCCoastal Edge Landscaping LLC
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