much does landscaping cost? Top-rated companies explain
how far your dollar stretches when it comes to enhancing
your home’s curb appeal.
you survey your property, you might wonder what type of
landscaping additions or upgrades fit your budget. Well,
wonder no more.
List asked landscapers about the most popular projects
they offer in various price ranges, so all you have to
do is decide which one suits you best.
in mind, though, always to verify a landscaping company’s
insurance and applicable licensing information. What
they’re selling may sound like a bargain, but you
might end up with a raw deal if they’re not following
can I get for $50?
at this price range you might be looking at more DIY-type
projects, such as buying and spreading your own bags of
mulch. But there are a few tasks you can hire a pro to
Eyre, owner of Dan’s Landscape and Tree Service in
Cypress, Calif., says $50 will cover the cost of
programming a sprinkler’s timer and an operational
options include a flat of seasonal spring flowers, such
as begonias, planted and mulched by a landscaper.
one application of fly repellent for an average-sized
lawn, according to Kronda Thimesch, co-owner of Green
Meadows Landscaping in Lewisville, Tex.
application lasts four weeks, and it deters flies in the
yard," Thimesch says.
can I get for $500?
McIntyre, owner of Landscape Solutions in Los Gatos,
Calif.-, says he typically charges a minimum of $500 for
irrigation troubleshooting, repair services or other
miscellaneous landscaping work that takes around eight
slogan is ‘great landscaping designed to budget,’ so
we’re familiar with the importance of good design and
getting the most for your money," he says.
says some of the services she offers in this price range
Nine applications of a fertilization and weed control
Lawn mowed, trimmed and edged weekly for four months,
for the average half-acre lot.
A 3-D design of your landscape plan. "It takes the
guesswork out of what the trees and plants will look
like in your yard," she says.
can I get for $5,000?
Johnson, owner of Johnson Creek in St. Paul, Minn., says
homeowners with this kind of budget can expect a wide
variety of finished projects, including patios and
type of patio or wall, materials and size all play into
the final cost.
option is revamping a home’s front foundation
landscape, which involves removing most — if not all
— of the debris and plants already in the beds. Then
those beds are reshaped and given a new planting palette
to complement the home, increasing its overall curb
project we work on is as unique as the homeowner and
their house," Johnson says. "So it’s
difficult to place a hard-and-fast cost on a custom
says this budget will get a homeowner a complete
irrigation system in both the front and back yards,
including a new timer, valves, heads and also the
installation of 1,000 square feet of sod.
options our landscaping experts mentioned include:
Privacy and border plantings
Arbors and trellis work
Engelhart, owner of Your Personal Gardener in Ostrander,
Ohio, says a customer spending $50 should expect the
same service as one spending $500 or $5,000.
should get the same commitment to showing up on time,
the same quality of work whether done in one hour or a
hundred, and the same level of honesty on the invoice or
work order," he says. "Customers should insist
on, no matter the price range, details on their
invoices, including materials and quantities."