What is landscaping and how much does it cost?

Garden landscaping is not just building some individual structures in your garden. This is the entire process of shaping your living space. It requires the coordination of the work of a team of specialists which have a wide range of skills, qualifications and experience in joinery, carpentry, groundwork, masonry, bricklaying, tiling, gardening and many other areas.
From administration and desing, through logistics, to installation works, it is a complex project management process which aims to achieve the final effects visualised at the design stage.

We often get asked:

"How much does landscaping cost?"

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And as with the cost of a house or a car, it’s just as hard to answer it without knowing the context. Everything depends on the size, design complexity and the materials used. Therefore, the landscaping of a medium-sized garden may cost anything from £10000 to £50000 and more. That is why it is so important to determine what you want to achieve and how much you are willing to spend at the design stage. This will allow the efficient use of space, the appropriate selection of materials and thoughtful spending. There is nothing worse than unplanned, clueless actions without precisely determined goals. They usually cost twice as much and yield terrible results.

Some sources say that in order to properly design and landscape the whole area around the house you need to spend around 5-10% value of the house

Hard landscaping (paving, walls, and joinery) is more expensive than soft landscaping (turfing, planting). Adjusting the ratio of those can make a significant difference.

  • Our experience shows that it costs between £7000 and £12000 to design and landscape a small garden (up to 100m2).
  • The same process in case of a medium suburban garden (100-200m2) would range between £12000 and £17000.
  • The cost goes up when dealing with larger areas or where the complexity of structures is high.

However, the most important is to work out how much you can afford to spend. Use professional advice in order to maximize the budget for the best result.

If you are not sure about the budget needed to carry out your project, you can use our PROJECT COST CALCULATOR as a guide.

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