Landscaping with a proper design in mind is the best way to plan and eventually implement your dream outdoor oasis. The price of landscape design is not always set in stone, fluctuating by thousands of dollars because of the wide variety of services. In this article we’ll examine the average costs for landscape design in your front yard, backyard, and both combined.
Landscape Design Plans
Landscape design plans are detailed maps contractors craft to plot your property and the planned upgrades. These blueprints help landscaping companies visualize the work they need to do and precisely where to set up each installation. They also help you picture your property’s appearance before construction begins; that way, you can request adjustments before your new features are permanent.
Design plans require extensive preparation and skilled illustration, so they can add anywhere from $200 to $800 to your service costs. For example, most contractors offer 2D and 3D drawings, with the former providing less detail and costing roughly $250 and the latter being upwards of $350-$400 or more.
Landscape design plans also cost more depending on the exact scope of work.
Front Yard Landscape Design
Front yard landscape design is beloved for enhancing a property’s curb appeal and resale value. The final cost of front yard designs will often depend on the size of your property and the work you want your landscape contractor to complete. The primary reason it’s generally cheaper is because most homes have smaller front yards than in back, and beyond curb appeal, it’s not the primary focal point of a homeowner’s outdoor space.
Backyard Landscape Design
On average, backyard landscape design costs between $500 and $1,500, but some situations can lower the overall cost. Much like any other design project, the more features and elements, the more it will cost. For example, if you’re looking to design a backyard focused on a wide open space for your kids to play and it only involves sod, planning planting beds with mulch and a walkway right off the back of your house, the design service for that will be much less something more extravagant such as planning out a full removal of the old landscape and putting in a patio with outdoor kitchen and fire pit plus landscape beds surrounding.
Complete Landscape Design and Installation
Extensive landscape design projects that cover both yards, have detailed plans and include the complete construction can cost anywhere from $3,000 on the low-end to upwards of $25,000 – $50,000 or more, this of course is dependent on many factors such as features, existing terrain, etc.
If you’re located in Upstate South Carolina and are looking to renovate your property to build out a landscape or outdoor living area, contact the expert team at CollinsBrooke Landscape Construction today to schedule a consultation for your next project.