Find a landscaper in San Mateo, CA

Find landscaping companies in San Mateo, CA

Find landscaping companies in San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 landscapers in San Mateo, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Mateo landscaping companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hibiscus Studio

Hibiscus Studio

Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Amber says, "Jen is knowledgeable, thoughtful, down-to-earth and listened to our needs. She's wonderful to work with!" Read more
De León Gardening Services Inc.

De León Gardening Services Inc.

17+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Jane M. says, "Sylvestri DeLeon is the most attentive gardener we have ever met. He really knows how to set up a sprinkler system and do weekly maintenance. He doesn't waste time, he is very professional, and he gets the job done. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good gardener on the San Mateo coastside.5 star garden maintenance " Read more
Urizar Landscaping

Urizar Landscaping

14+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Lisha A. says, "Good service thank José" Read more
Redwood Landscaping

Redwood Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
i think cause we do great work our costumers kerp recomending us thats i get the jobs for Recommendations i love what i do that's why always have sn ideas for my clients when they don't have a design for their project see my clients happy at the end of their project
Elite Concrete Solution

Elite Concrete Solution

New on HomeGuide
9 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
I have been in the construction industry for 25 years. My experience varies in many different areas that include in all types of concrete work, landscaping, stucco, masonry, returning walls and foundations. For many years working in the construction industry I have always had a passion for the work I do. Every project I work on I always make sure to put my all into it and make sure my clients are happy with the finishing work.

Your Landscaping questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do landscaping services cost near me?

Residential landscaping costs $4 to $12 per square foot, depending on the job's size and requirements. Landscapers charge $50 to $100 per hour for smaller jobs like lawn care or tree trimming. Large landscape design and installation services cost $3,000 to $15,000. Landscaping maintenance costs $100 to $200 per month.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscaping contractors build and install hardscaping or softscaping design plans, maintain plantings, trimming the grass and trees, mulching, weeding, and other tasks to keep the landscape looking great. Licensed landscapers are experts in soil drainage, grading, irrigation, and choosing the best plants and materials for your area. Residential landscape companies also pull permits and design plans that comply with building codes.

What are the different types of landscaping companies?

Knowing the different types of professional landscapers is important before hiring. These roles tend to overlap as most landscaping contractors offer many services.

  • Landscape designers and architects design and plan functional landscapes, residential areas, and gardens to give you an idea of the placement of trees, shrubs, and perennials.
  • Landscape contractors implement the landscaping design plan and may also create designs themselves.
  • Landscape gardeners provide landscape maintenance and lawn care after installation.

Do you tip landscapers?

Landscapers do not expect a tip. However, if the landscaping crew goes above and beyond or spends more time than expected, a tip is appreciated.

Does residential landscaping increase home value?

Proper landscaping is worth the upfront cost and can increase a home's value by 5% to 20%. The return on investment depends on the landscaping design and the plant size, maturity, and diversity. Updating and installing new landscaping counts as a tax-deductible capital improvement for commercial properties.

How do I find the best local landscaper to hire?

Start by searching our list of landscapers near you. After researching and contacting potential candidates:

  • Compare at least three estimates from professional landscapers.
  • Select landscaping companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Look at their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a written contract, warranty, and detailed estimate.
  • Be cautious of cheap landscapers as quality may suffer.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the most affordable and best landscaper near you.

What questions should I ask nearby landscapers before hiring?

When looking for the best landscapers, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been a landscaping contractor?
  • What do your landscaping services include?
  • Are you and your employees licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are the workers your employees or subcontractors?
  • What license(s), training, and affiliations do you have?
  • Do you charge by the hour or by the project?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Can you provide me with references or customer referrals?
  • What can you start and finish the landscaping work?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What happens if you go over budget or there's changes to material price?
  • Do you offer work guarantees?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Do landscaping companies offer financing?

Some landscaping companies offer in-house financing for large projects. Otherwise, there are home improvement loans or general personal loans available. However, the interest rate on landscaping loans is high, making your project more expensive.

Reviews for San Mateo landscapers

Recent success stories from people in the San Mateo area.
Sharon S.
Very collaborative process, Jen listened to our needs and pushed our thinking. Very concerned about quality and value. Love our new yard!
Hibiscus Studio
Angela B.
Sylvestre De Leon, of De Leon Gardening Services, was great to work with. We needed an estimate for sprinklers and he arrived on time and was thorough beginning to end. Thank you Sylvestre! I would recommend him highly.5 star gardening service
De León Gardening Services Inc.
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