Looking into doing the landscaping for a new home? It’s vital that you do it right, as your landscaping efforts will affect your home’s curb appeal!
One part of the landscaping process that many people tend to forget is the budgeting. Unless you’re rich and can spend however much you want on your landscaping, you’ll need to establish a budget.
But how much will your landscaping cost you? What’s the average cost of landscaping for a new home?
The cost of landscaping can run you anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 for a brand new home. It all depends on how fancy you want the landscaping to be, and how particular you are about certain elements. The simpler your landscaping, the lower the cost.
Now, one very important thing to keep in mind is that you get what you pay for! Many people try to skimp out on their landscaping costs, and they end up with shoddy work done by less-than scrupulous landscapers. If you really want quality, you’re going to have to be willing to pay for it.
Before you can set a budget, call in a landscaper and have him give you a rough estimate of how much it will cost to do the landscaping for your home. Have him go over the basic elements you want for your yard, garden, and lawn, and get a written estimate. You’ll want to take a look at the breakdown of the estimate, evaluating the costs of the grass, the trees, the labor, and all the other elements. This will give you a clear idea of how much you may end up spending on your landscaping, making it easier for you to establish a budget.
In Part 3, we’ll talk about how to know what to make a priority for your landscaping…
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