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A landscaping project can cost anywhere from $5,000 to over $100,000. When deciding on a budget keep in mind that investing in professional landscaping will greatly add to the value of your home. A general rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home's value on landscaping. So, if you have a $400,000 house then a landscaping budget of $40,000 is appropriate.

Factors that Impact Landscaping Costs:

  • The size of your yard
  • The features you desire (i.e. patio, outdoor kitchen, pool, etc.)
  • The materials and plants you select
  • Where materials are sourced from
  • Your location
  • Local labor costs

Projects Under $25,000

Asian Courtyard

Coming in at just under $20,000, this zen-inspired Florida courtyard features a Coral Stone bench, Asian lanterns and smooth black river rock in place of grass.

Covered Outdoor Kitchen

This custom outdoor kitchen and pergola cost around $22,000. It features a stainless steel grill and sideburner, as well as a sink and raised bar.

Desert Courtyard

The budget for this landscape was $21,000. Features include stucco walls, a flagstone patio, retention basin, indigenous boulders, low-water plants and lighting.

Projects Under $50,000

Philly City Garden

This urban garden transformation cost less than $50,000. Features include a privacy fence, a furnished dining and entertaining patio, container plantings and a fountain.

His & Hers Garden

Revamping this front yard cost $30,000. Features include a decomposed granite path with brick inlays, large boulders, native plants, young trees and a small lawn.

Entertaining Patio

A budget of $42,000 got this Colorado homeowner a paver patio complete with a custom gas fireplace, brick raised beds and plantings.

Projects Under $150,000

Arizona Pool

The cost of this backyard pool project was $100,000. Features include exposed aggregate decking, three concrete fountains, stucco walls, and cantilevered coping.

Lakeside Backyard

Transforming this Illinois backyard cost $100,000. Features include a multi-level deck, resurface patio, natural stone steps and walls, a large fire pit and granite boulders.

Backyard Terrace

This Ohio landscaping project was $80,000. Features include a custom fireplace, natural waterfall, bluestone patio and seat walls and plantings.

Projects Over $300,000

Estate Landscape

The landscaping for this property cost over $500,000. Features include a full-length lap pool with underwater speakers, spa, travertine paving, a large lawn and more.

Entertainers Delight

Landscaping this backyard cost $450,000. Features include a pool and spa, rope swing, waterslide, multiple fire features, basketball & bocce courts, and an outdoor kitchen.

Backyard Resort & Bar

The budget for this luxury backyard was $1,500,000. Features include a glass mosaic pool and spa, covered sports bar with five TVs, fire pit and fireplace.

Working with a professional landscaping company will help you understand what is possible within your budget. For example, a designer can show you three fireplaces at different price points—an affordable prefabricated model, a mid-range customizable kit and a high-end original design. Being upfront about what you want to spend will help your designer suggest features and materials in your cost range.

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