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Landscaping Cost

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An outdoor project can cost anywhere from $5,000 to over $100,000+. When deciding on a budget keep in mind that investing in Designer Outdoors landscape 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 for return of investment. So, if you have a $400,000 house then a landscaping budget of $40,000 is appropriate. If the outdoor project is strictly for your enjoyment and not return on investment then the sky is the limit.

Below are a few estimated costs for popular outdoor project features:

  • Fire Pit: $1,500 to $6,000
  • Pergola: $7,000 to $15,000
  • Sitting Wall: $1850 to $4500
  • Water Feature: $5,000 to $18,000
  • Outdoor Kitchen: $5,000 to $30,000
  • Swimming Pool: $25,000 to $65,000
  • Foundation Planting: $2500 to $6500
  • Patio: $4500 to $20,000+
  • Deck: $3500 to $16,000+
  • Outdoor Lighting: $1800 to $5500
  • Furniture/Accessories: $1000 to $5000

Money Saving Tips for Connecticut Landscape Design

Reduce Plants Size:

Every plant of the same species used in landscaping today will mature at a specific height and diameter. For example, a pin oak matures at 40 feet tall with a 25 foot diameter. This is true whether you start it from seed or plant an expensive specimen for a small fortune. Big budget projects where instant landscapes are desired allow Designer Outdoors to buy plants from specimen growers who specialize in very large plant material with a price to match. Though their pin oak will be installed at a large size, yours will eventually reach the exact same size for a fraction of the price.

Avoid Specialty Construction:

One of the best things about today's landscape industry is the growth of prefabricated amenities. These are factory made portable units that take the place of expensive onsite construction, offering enormous savings on both masonry and mechanical. The most well known innovations are plug-and-play fountains, pergolas, and gazebos. Other outdoor landscape items include outdoor kitchen units, swimming pools, ponds, patio covers and fire pits.

Remember that all of these features don't have to be installed at once, take your outdoor project in budget friendly chunks. Start with the hardscape and plant installation. A patio cover and built-in kitchen or any other amenity can be added a year or two down the road. Contact us for your Suffield landscaping needs today.