How Much Does It Cost To Landscape a Front Yard?
Are you planning on landscaping your front yard? Well, you may want to be aware of all the fees. Often times when planning a project when can forget to budget in somethings that we may need along our journey.
Here you can find information on how much it may cost to landscape your front yard.
What Exactly Are You Wanting To Landscape?
Of course your front yard! The better question is do you plan on doing the entire front yard? Sometimes there are areas in the front yard that are already laid with brick or other materials. The question is how large of an area are you planning on landscaping.
What Do You Have On Hand?
Sonoran LanDesign's Arizona landscaping (website), says if you have any plants or garden ornaments that you would like to replace in your front yard go ahead and pull all that stuff out. This can greatly reduce the price. You may have plants already in your yard that you will want to keep.
Tip: Be careful. Before you cut anything down check behind those weeds. You may find a plant you will want to keep.
Plan Your Budget.
See how much you want to spend on landscaping. When you go to landscape your yard you can spend as much or as little as you would like. Sometimes that means putting a lot of extra work into the yard yourself. Sure, it will be more work, but it will cost less.
A tip for you: Do note that sometimes a professional will be needed. By trimming a bush the wrong way you can result in costing yourself more money than what you intended. Sometimes a professional is just a better option.
What Is The Average Cost?
You are probably wondering what the average cost is. This can range greatly depending on what you want to be done and if you want to do it yourself. Did you know that the most average cost of landscaping for a homeowner was between $1,500 to 5,500?
At www.homeadvisor.com you can find more information on the average costs.
What Are Some Items You Would Like In Your Yard?
Certain items will cost you different prices. To better help, you come up with the cost of landscaping you can do a few measurements and have the basic price of what it will cost to landscape your own front yard. Check out the average prices below.
Price Of Landscaping Items:
- Outdoor Lighting. -If you plan on putting lights in your backyard then you may want to know what the average cost of it would be. It can range a whopping $80.00 to $300.00. Of course, this is all dependent on which type of fixtures you get.
- Outdoor Water Fountain.- An outdoor water fountain can cost $250.00 for a small version. F you want larger fountains the price just keeps going up. Some outdoor water fountains can cost a total of $10,000.00.
- Plants. - They can cost anywhere from $2.00 and on up. The price can grow quickly.
What About Grass?
If you are planning on putting grass seed down it is important to know the difference in the prices. The prices can range greatly if you plan on buying seed versus sod. Sod is rolls of grass that can be laid down. You have instant grass basically. Check out the grass prices.
Prices For Grass:
- Sod can cost up to $3.50 per square foot.
- Hydroseed can cost anywhere between $0.50 to $1.00. ( much less expensive than sod.)
- It can cost $60 to prevent weeds per application.
What About Fencing?
Fencing is a price all in itself. If you plan on putting up a fence when you do your landscaping then you should check where your property line is with the county you live. It is important to know where the fence can be placed. This will save you a lot of money in the end. Below is the common cost of fencing.
- A chain link fence can range from $6 to $8 per foot.
- A vinyl fence can cost $20 per foot.
- A wrought iron fence can cost $20 to $30 per foot.
If you are wanting to add a sprinkler system that can be an additional cost that some people do not consider until they have landscaped their yard. It is good to know if you want a sprinkler system beforehand. A system is much easier to install before the sod is placed.
You can check out more information at www.landscapingnetwork.com.
Before You Get To Work.
Remember it is hard work and may cost a shiny penny but in the end, your yard will be perfect. Just the way you want it. If you are interested in learning more about landscaping you can check out this informational youtube video.