Landscaping Considerations

Budgeting for a Landscape Design

Budgets for landscaped designs can vary wildly depending on the size and scope of the project. Installing large trees, patios, decks, irrigation and other elements can be time and labor intensive. Likewise, small projects require far less work. Whether your budget is $5,000 or $15,000, our landscape design and installation team will deliver high quality results from inception to completion.

Below are some items to consider when thinking about creating your ideal outdoor space. You can review a few of our favorite landscapes with installation estimates for guidance when planning your budget. Remember, landscaping can always can be done in phases. If time or budget constraints won’t allow for an instant paradise, you can complete the project one piece at a time.

Landscapes $5K and under – For a modest budget, our team can install wrap-around landscaping for the front of your home. We’ll create large areas for shrubs, small trees, and vibrant flowers.

Landscapes in the $6K to $10K range – These projects typically include flagstone patios and pathways landscaped with native plants and flowers to give your home extra dimension and add year-round interest to the yard.

Landscapes in the $10K to $15K range – Projects often feature trees, patios, walkways, and stepping stones surrounded by colorful, drought-resistant landscapes of native and well-adapted plants for easy maintenance and care.

Landscapes $15K and over – As with all things, the larger the budget the greater the possibilities. From outdoor kitchens, to secluded seating areas, fire pits to selectively planted wide open spaces, we can create anything you desire. If needed, we can install landscaping features over a period of time to make your dream home a reality at an affordable price.

 

Hardscaping & Outdoor Living

Patios, Fences, Paths, Ponds/Pools/Spas

When deciding on a design for any outdoor space, the primary consideration is, “How will you use your outdoor space?” Do you love to grill and eat outside? Do you often entertain friends and family? Will the space be used by adults or children or both? Do you have pets to consider? How does the summer sun and heat affect your yard? Do you want or need increased security or privacy? Knowing the answers to such questions will help you determine what hardscape features you may want to include in your overall design.

In landscaping, hardscape refers to anything in an outdoor space that isn’t plant material (grass, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.).

There are countless possibilities to consider. Outdoor kitchens are all the rage right now, and there are some very nice designs available. If your yard is small, a movable grill and a fire pit offer the most flexibility, allowing for the best use of space. If you have a larger yard, built-in grills with counter space and a dining area make a perfect area for entertaining. Living walls, tall fences, and trees are invaluable during the summer months for shade. Dogs love eye-level fence windows to see what is going on beyond the fence. A variety of fence styles are available to provide security and privacy.

Landscape Lighting

Lighting is another factor to consider when formatting a design. Today’s efficient landscape lighting allows you to transform an attractive garden into a true work of art, extend your hours of enjoyment, and provide increased security . Enjoy a new space for evening social gatherings with up-lighting and down-lighting in trees or directed at fountains, water features, or garden art. Enhance your safety with the illumination of steps, pathways, address blocks, pool or spa equipment, outdoor cooking and eating areas, and more. Current technology offers many great choices of LED or low voltage, energy efficient lighting that you’ll want to include in your landscape design.