One of the most effective ways to improve the curb appeal of your home is to upgrade your landscaping. Whether you’re trying to brighten up your property for your own benefit, or preparing to sell, a quality landscape design can immediately upgrade the look and feel of your property.
Nationally, average costs for landscape design vary from $2,000 to $6,700 dollars. If you want to estimate how much landscape design would cost for your property, there are several factors to consider, including size of property, extent of landscaping, features and elements, and design source.
The most obvious factor to consider is the size of the property. The larger the area included, the more it is likely to cost. An average property is typically around 10,000 square feet. Larger areas are more expensive to design for, while smaller ones may cost less.
Another consideration is the extent of the design. Do you want someone to redesign your entire property, or are you looking for something more limited? If your budget is limited, you might choose to focus on the immediate perimeter of your house, a backyard recreation area, or your front yard.
Landscape design costs will also be influenced by the elements you want to include. If you want to add an irrigation system, a coy pond, or a pool, your designer will have to account for the systems that support them. Building a new patio, outdoor fireplace or pergola may require permits.
Finally, you need to consider who you will hire to do your landscape design. Some landscaping companies offer free design services to homeowners who use their maintenance services, but your design choices may be limited. Some builders, likewise, will offer landscaping as part of new home construction, but the quality of their offerings can vary. Your best choice is a professional landscape designer, who will work with you and your budget to create a detailed plan for your property.
Few things affect the look of your property like landscape design. Investing in a quality plan by a professional designer will help you to capture the look and feel that you want, on a budget that works for you.