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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 Tacoma landscapers
Jo Q.
Awesome work, very knowledgeable about landscaping and lawn maintenance.....will definitely be a repeat customer!
Boulderbrothers.Lawn care & landscape designBoulderbrothers.Lawn care & landscape design
Kellie H.
Angel and his crew did an excellent job of landscaping my yard and making is beautiful. They got rid of the shrubs, plants, and weeds, and put in beauty bark. I am very happy with how everything turned out. I will most definitely use AL Landscaping LLC for future projects.
AL Landscaping LLCAL Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Duran and his crew are INCREDIBLE! We are extremely pleased with the work and we can't wait to have Duran Landscaping, Inc back on a regular basis! The crew was conscientious and communicated throughout the process. Our yard hasn't looked this good in a long time. We highly recommend Duran Landscaping, Inc,!
Duran Landscaping Inc.Duran Landscaping Inc.
Cliff C.
Hardworking Guys!! Very professional and always on time.. I will be having them back to do more landscaping in my backyard..
Edwin and his team did an amazing job. They were prompt, friendly, and very respectful of our property. Looking forward to doing more business with TR landscape services in the future. I highly recommend them!
E n H landscape servicesE n H landscape services
Hugh W.
I couldn't be happier with the work these artists performed. What they created, from a basic design I submitted, is pure magic. I highly, and unequivocally, recommend this company. You won't find a better company to meet you landscape dreams.
Orange Trees Garden and LandscapeOrange Trees Garden and Landscape
Kelly R.
The first time we spoke with AL Landscaping LLC, we had an instant calmness about hiring them. Beyond the great communication, their work ethic was incredible! I’m looking forward to keeping a business relationship with them, thank you sincerely The Rife’s.
AL Landscaping LLCAL Landscaping LLC
Ian S.
Geovany was very responsive and quick to get a estimate done and complete his work. He showed up exactly on time and finished ahead of schedule! I highly recommend using him for any and all landscaping needs. We would definitely use him again!
Arianne M.
Grays Landscaping did such an amazing getting my yard all cleaned up and looking so great!! They removed multiple large trees, cleaned out shrubs and then did an amazing job of laying down rock and bark in a beautiful layout that flows so amazing with the lawn and rest of the trees. Highly recommend these gentleman!!
Erik N.
He showed up the same day I posted on thumbtack to give me an estimate. Great value and did the work right then. He worked very quickly and did a great job. I also added another small project in which he accomplished quickly and cheaply. I highly recommend Carlos Landscaping!
Carlos LandscapingCarlos Landscaping
Val B.
I needed pea gravel put down in a green house and a 4x40 foot area. Antonio answered quickly and showed up on time to give a bid. Another date was set to start the job, then he contacted me saying he could be here a day earlier. He showed up on time and started working and got the job done quickly. If I need more landscaping work I would hire Antonio again.
Antonio Landscaping and ConstructionAntonio Landscaping and Construction
Kelsey M.
Hired Damian and his team for some major yard work that I needed done urgently. Not only was Damian available to provide a quote same day, his pricing was very fair and he began work immediately. I even discussed some extra landscaping work I had been considering and Damian was able to include this extra work into my original bid. The final results were amazing!! Couldn’t be more thrilled and will definitely use his service again for future needs.
Orange Trees Garden and LandscapeOrange Trees Garden and Landscape
Briana O.
Anthony made the process so easy for me! I’m in the military and am gone a lot for work, but he still came even though I couldn’t be home at the time of the job. He was very flexible in his scheduling and allowed for a free quote walkthrough over FaceTime. He was extremely nice, patient, and provided a truly great service! My yard and bushes looks great and gave me instant peace of mind! Would definitely recommend All-in-One Landscaping to anyone needing some sort of lawn maintenance service!
All-N-One Landscaping & Property MaintenanceAll-N-One Landscaping & Property Maintenance
Hope h.
Although we started off a bit slow, Jordy and his assistant did an outstanding job! The job included mowing a very large lawn, then fertilize, edge, and spray for weeds in our long driveway and our extensive flower beds. It took a couple of trips to complete everything we requested mainly due to wet weather, but they finished when the weather allowed. We were so very happy with their work that we have hired them to return and maintain the yard for us every 2 weeks to keep our yard looking as good as maintain the yard while my husband recovers from a heart attack. Jordy is still new enough to the professional landscaping profession (2 or 3 years I believe), that he tries very hard to make sure everything is done correctly and on time; he even offered a discount on his written estimate for not making a deadline! That was a first for me! His work was professional and thorough; he kept in touch with me via email on Thumbtack as requested; his price was comparable with the other bids received, but Jordy bent over backwards to come out and give us his bid the same day when others did not. The longer Jordy is in the landscaping area, his professionalism and time management skills will grow with him. He obviously takes pride in his work and it shows. I am looking forward to working with Jordy in the future now for a long time.
JB Landscape ServiceJB Landscape Service
SuAn B.
Carlos was quick to respond to my request and came out the same day for an estimate. His quote was very reasonable and he was able to schedule my job within a few days. I was so amazed at the quality of the work they did. I expected them to spray weed killer on the weeds in my rock bed but they literally used a pick to dig out all the weeds under about 100 feet of river rock. All of the weeding and trimming was done beautifully and the mulch also ended up looking beautiful. They worked for 8 hours on a day that was pouring rain off and on. It was way more than I expected. I am so impressed and would highly recommend. I will definitely keep his card for future landscaping work.
Carlos LandscapingCarlos Landscaping
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