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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 Newport News landscapers
Harriet W.
Very professional and knowledgeable couple. Will definitely use them for future landscaping needs.
Eastridge Lawns and LandscapesEastridge Lawns and Landscapes
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Mack did a great job. On schedule and within estimate. Would hire again if I need landscape work.
Personal TouchPersonal Touch
Ellen P.
The quality of work was great, they were very professional and the value was excellent. Responsiveness to phone calls and punctuality gave me cause for concern but in the end they got it all done and I did get an offer on my house within 10 days as they predicted I would. Great comments on landscaping from all who have looked at the house. I would hire them again and will hire them to landscape my backyard as soon as I recover from sale of this house expenses. Thank you Luke and Kenny.
L & K landscape renovationsL & K landscape renovations
Candice S.
They were very fast to respond and set up service. I also appreciate landscapers that can bill and pay online. Great work and my yard looks excellent. I will be using their services again. Thank you!
ChesapeakeBay&Brundog LandscapingChesapeakeBay&Brundog Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
First meeting went better than expected. On time, very friendly, understood my frustrations from previous landscaper and was willing to do what I asked without hesitation. Can't wait to see the dream be reality.
Coastal Edge Landscaping LLCCoastal Edge Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Micah's team to install sod and landscape our back yard. Micah and his crew were prompt, professional and did outstanding work! We couldn't be happier! We will definitely use them again for our outdoor needs!
Easton OutdoorsEaston Outdoors
Matt B.
Ruth was very responsive, reasonably priced, and the work was great. We had so many leaves in our yard from several trees, and she and her team cleaned them out immediately. I would highly recommend her services and will call her with any landscaping needs in the future.
Learning Bubbles LawncareLearning Bubbles Lawncare
Chantal R.
Renee and his Team are Awesome! Renee went out of his way, and responded like the professional he is. During his consultation with me, he took the time to listen to my ideas, and then gave me the suggestions on what he could do to achieve my vision at a very reasonable rate. Graceful Landscapers, have my future business as well as all those that I refer to them. BOOK THEM TODAY!
Graceful Landscapes LLCGraceful Landscapes LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Micah and team did everything as expected. Arrived the day and times they said and cleaned up when the job was done. Professional and courteous. Knowledgeable as well. Micah knew his team could handle the large job; unlike Pro Lanscape--who gave me the run-around. Micah came by to make sure job was completed as drawn up in the proposal. We now use them for grass cutting. We are very satisfied. Will definitely use for landscaping again.
Easton OutdoorsEaston Outdoors
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