How Much Does Landscaping Cost?
When planning a landscaping project for your home, it’s crucial to establish a budget before breaking ground to help control how much the landscaping costs. In the north Dallas area, landscaping projects costs typically range between $3,000 and $25,000. These costs vary depending on the size of the area to be landscaped, whether your project includes hardscape elements (stone work, concrete, water features, and outdoor living areas), the extent of the irrigation work needed and whether or not you require a professional landscape designer for your project.
How Much is a Landscape Design?
How much you pay for a landscape design is determined by the scope of your project and whether you require a landscape architect or a landscape designer. Most of the time, your established budget for the landscaping project will determine if you use an architect or designer. Landscape architects are generally hired for large-scale projects such as public parks, commercial builds or residential projects that require significant grading, construction and drainage designs. Landscape designers are usually employed for residential projects that include plant design, garden bed creation and outdoor living spaces. For a completed design, you can expect to pay $2,000-$6,000 for a landscape architect and between $400-$800 for a local landscape designer.
Most landscape designers in north Dallas are employed by professional landscaping companies who offer rebates on their landscape designs if you hire them to do the installation work.
Cost of Front Yard Landscaping
Front yard landscaping is usually the least expensive as most projects are typically plants and stone work.
Project Budget $3,000
A $3,000 front yard landscaping project budget can buy new landscaping plants, mulch and irrigation.
Project Budget $6,000
For a $6,000 front yard landscaping project budget, you can add stonework or flower bed borders around garden beds to the plants and irrigation mentioned above.
Project Budget $10,000
With a $10,000 front yard landscaping project budget, you can add stonework around trees, brick or Lueders limestone cap to stonework, boulder accents to the garden bed stonework, plants and irrigation mentioned above.
Cost of Backyard Landscaping
Backyard landscaping is typically higher due to patio and outdoor living space in addition to plants and stone masonry work.
Project Budget $5,000
A $5,000 backyard landscaping project budget can buy 1-2 new landscape beds filled with new landscaping plants, mulch and irrigation.
Project Budget $10,000
For a $10,000 backyard landscaping project budget, you can add a medium-sized paver patio or concrete patio and maybe sodding the backyard or some custom stonework to the beds, plants and irrigation mentioned above.
Project Budget $15,000
With a $15,000 backyard landscaping project budget, you can add an outdoor kitchen or pergola to the patio, stonework, beds, plants and irrigation mentioned above.
Does Landscaping Add Value to a Home?
Landscaping adds value to your home by enhancing the way you live in it. A well conceived and professionally installed landscape will welcome you home and invite you outdoors. Furthermore, landscaping can increase your property value between 5-13%. While investing in landscaping may seem costly upfront, it certainly pays for itself when it’s time to sell your home.
Given the scope of landscaping possibilities as well as the potential investment, estimating how much landscaping costs will be different for each project. You should consider your budget carefully and hire a professional landscaping company to help you with design, stone and plant selections for the landscape design as well as installation.