Spring is around the corner, and this is usually when homeowners begin to consider the landscaping they are going to get once the weather breaks. Once fall and winter have passed, your yard is generally left looking a bit worse for wear, which is usually when you are ready to pick up the phone and call a landscaper. But how much is this going to cost? That’s a question that has a relatively broad answer. First, it depends on how you define landscaping and the work you are looking to have done.
Are you just looking to spruce up a few areas, or are you ready to completely redesign your yard? Are you adding pavers, natural stone, or a patio? Maybe you just want to get rid of some overgrown shrubs and add a few new plants to your current design? No matter what you choose to have done, the biggest and most important concern is often related to cost. While each company will have its own associated costs, and you should get a few estimates from various landscapers, there are some ballpark estimates that you can keep in mind as you plan.
The Average Costs
Yes, landscaping is not a one-size or one-price fits all type of service. However, there are some average costs that you can keep in mind to get a better idea of the prices that you are going to consider. Two major factors that relate to the price of a job are your yard’s size and how many landscapers the company will need to finish the job. For smaller services, like lawn care or tree removal, the average prices are anywhere from $50 to $100 per hour. Larger projects, such as full installations, are charged around $4 to $12 per square foot, with most of them totaling between $3,000 and $16,000.
Cost Per Hour
Smaller or more specialized jobs are typically charged per hour. Prices usually range between $50 to $100 per job and $25 to $50 per crew member each hour. Because these jobs tend to be more labor-intensive, their cost structure is based on the required labor. This type of cost is associated with having your lawn cut, trees cut, and other forms of lawn care.
Cost Per Square Foot
A few things to keep in mind when completing are large-scale landscaping project, like an installation, is that the price is dependent on the size of your yard, where you live, and how much labor is required to complete the job – the more complex, the longer it takes, the more landscapers are needed to finish it properly. When considering similar jobs, expect to be $4-$12 per square foot and 115% more than the cost of plants and sod.
When you are considering the costs and your budget that come with a landscaping project, it is essential to remember that landscaping adds exponential value to your home – it is all about curb appeal. On average, your landscaping contributes about 10% of your home’s total value to your property. Take your time finding the right landscaper for your home, and remember that sometimes a cost that is a bit higher leads to exponentially better quality.
If you have any questions related to landscaping costs, feel free to call us at 425-549-5147. For more information about our landscaping and construction services, visit www.bearcreeklandscaping.com or stay connected with us by following our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bearcreeklandscaping.