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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 Richmond landscapers
Lucy H.
Great landscaper
Yards Plus LLCYards Plus LLC
Steadfast P.
Great job landscaping with shrub removal. Quick, timely and affordable service.
Oddly Handy ConstructionOddly Handy Construction
Jacque O.
Juan's landscaping services were excellent. He and his crew were very professional.
Juan Landscaping ServicesJuan Landscaping Services
Bonnie N.
Blue Skies did a great job making over my landscaping!! I love it!! Thanks Ayana!!
Blue Skies Eco-Scaping, LLCBlue Skies Eco-Scaping, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Gibson Landscaping prepared my front yard for sod and installed it. The crew worked hard and did an excellent job.
Gibson LLCGibson LLC
Blair L.
They were easy to work with, communicated well, did a great job. Would definitely hire again. They redid the front landscaping of our home and it looks fantastic.
Ebb Tide Lawn and LandscapesEbb Tide Lawn and Landscapes
Caryn H.
Thie Stepping Stone team was very professional, prompt and did a great job with the landscape design just as we discussed during our estimate/ design mtg. I will recommend them!
Stepping Stone LandscapingStepping Stone Landscaping
Emily P.
Such a phenomenal experience! We had a short timeline to complete multiple projects and Brandon swept in to complete every last one while exceeding our expectations and within budget. Highly recommended! All star landscaper!! *****
Mix Family Landscapes, LLCMix Family Landscapes, LLC
Chuck R.
Bradley provided a very reasonable quote for the work we needed done. His communication was prompt and professional. The work was very well done, ahead of schedule. Will definitely recommend him to neighbors or others looking for help with their lawn and landscaping needs!
Cardinal Creek Grounds ManagementCardinal Creek Grounds Management
Janine E.
What a great experience working with Ayana! She is creative, professional, ecologically knowledgeable, and a delight to work with. After talking to several landscapers, we found her to be heads above the others. Her plans and ideas were beautifully presented and her daily contact made the entire experience rewarding and fun! Thanks to Ayana and her entire team!
Blue Skies Eco-Scaping, LLCBlue Skies Eco-Scaping, LLC
Myisha B.
I wish I found them earlier in my landscaping endeavors...they came to give me estimate and then did work same day. I killed my garden and decided to have them pull my bushes and mulch. My lawn looks fabulous as well...I am very happy with everything that was done! Thank you soooo much!!!
TeamVision LandscapingTeamVision Landscaping
Brianne N.
Joel and his team were prompt to answer my work request and came out to give me a quote the next day. The quote was comparable monetarily to others I received, but included more services. The work was scheduled very quickly once I decided to proceed, and they worked efficiently to get my yard into great shape. I highly recommend TeamVision for your landscaping/lawn service needs!
TeamVision LandscapingTeamVision Landscaping
Brittaney D.
TeamVision did a great job on my property. They cut the grass, removed vines from my fence and installed mulch in my flower beds. Those changes made a huge difference in my curb appeal! Carlos worked really hard and I was pleased that he was able to get so much done in only a couple of hours. I won’t hesitate to call Joel again for my landscaping needs. Thank you TeamVision!
TeamVision LandscapingTeamVision Landscaping
Amanda D.
Nicolas responded promptly and was able to come out and evaluate my property quickly! They quoted my French drains at about half of what other landscaping companies had quoted me - in part because they were able to find an alternate solution to routing some drainage that others had not thought of. They were able to squeeze in my job quickly and guaranteed the work for a year! They worked all day and I'm looking forward to enjoy my yard without a swamp this Spring and Summer!
Dogwood hardscapesDogwood hardscapes
Jerome G.
The TeamVision Landscaping team did an awesome job! I live in a neighborhood with massive, old trees that cause my yard to be blanketed by leaves in the autumn. The TeamVision team got me a quote within a day of speaking with them and had the work done in one day. I’d estimate they cleared about 20000 sqft of dense leaves and cleaned my roof in less than 7 hours with just one worker on site. I felt the price was fair and the work was excellent. I will definitely be hiring them again in spring!
TeamVision LandscapingTeamVision Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew and his crew did an excellent job on me and my wife's landscape project. They were professional and knowledgeable and were able to do everything we asked them to do including removing small trees and installing a drain to help avoid standing water and damage to our fence from rain when it falls from our gutter. Andrew spent time helping my wife pick out just the right type of plants and hedges to plant after some of our old bushes were removed. They were very efficient and completed the work in a timely manner. My wife and I are very pleased with the results and would definitely use them again.
A&N LandscapingA&N Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I could not have been happier with my Gibson Landscaping experience. Last summer I hired a company off of Craigslist and they didn't do half of what they quoted (and I paid for). They also broke my fence gate (which is still broken) so that I can no longer lock it. I was really concerned about hiring someone again and am so thrilled I found these guys. I will use them for everything from now on. They were enthusiastic about the project, showed up when they said they were going to be here, were friendly and fun to talk to, did a beautiful job, went above and beyond what was expected, stayed on estimate, and left a really great impression. I could not recommend them more.
Gibson LLCGibson LLC
Annie R.
Charles and Will were friendly, on-time, professional, and thorough from the point of first contact. Charles explained that he needed to put his hands into the existing garden (granted, it was overgrown with ivy) so he could feel around - as he worked - to know what he wanted to do. THAT was what sold me on wanting to hire Charles and Will. There was no one size fits all mentality about our garden! Will took notes on the project as Charles and I talked freely. Will reviewed the plan at the end of the walk-through to make sure I liked what he had summarized. Will also created the estimate on the same day we met and emailed it to me. Charles and Will had a hot, long day on 4/21, to complete the project. They fulfilled and then surpassed my view of how I hoped my garden would look! Bravo, Stepping Stone Landscaping!
Stepping Stone LandscapingStepping Stone Landscaping
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