As an expert team of landscapers, we often get asked the question, "How much does Garden Landscaping cost (UK)?"
And as with the price of a house or a car, it’s hard to answer without knowing the context. Garden landscaping is not just building some individual structures in your garden. It is the entire process of transforming your outdoor space. The cost of your project depends on the size of your space, design complexity and the materials needed.
It requires the coordination of the work of a team of specialists who have a wide range of skills, qualifications and experience. Joinery, carpentry, groundwork, masonry, bricklaying, tiling, and gardening skills are just some of the elements needed to complete a landscaping project successfully.
Therefore, the landscaping of a medium-sized garden may cost anything from £10,000 to £50,000 or more.
What is landscaping?
Landscaping is the process of cultivating, designing and refining your outdoor space. This could be a small garden landscape, artificial grass, garden design, driveway paving or even a pool or water feature.
It isn’t just a case of adding a few garden plants. From administration and design, through logistics to installation works, landscaping is a complex project management process that aims to achieve the final effects visualised at the design stage. This can mean a large scale overhaul of the layout of your garden space or a simple cosmetic transformation like paving or lawn shaping.
It is a complex process that requires the expertise of highly skilled individuals. Luckily, our landscape gardeners are impeccably trained in their field and will be there to support you through the whole process.
It is crucial to determine precisely what you want to achieve and how much you are willing to spend at the design stage. If you don’t yet have a clear vision, your landscaper will help you with some garden landscaping ideas and suggestions. Depending on your project, they might draw up digital images of your dream or create a planting plan for garden upgrades. We offer this service online.
Having precise plans will allow you to plan and budget accordingly and allow efficient use of space, the appropriate selection of materials, and thoughtful spending. This is why it is always best to hire an experienced tradesperson to advise you. Unplanned, clueless actions without determined goals can result in a long, costly and messy process. Without clear objectives, the project will cost twice as much and often yield terrible results.
We provide the following services, all of which vary in cost:
- Garden Design
- Artificial Grass & Walls & Planters
- Patios & Garden Paths
- Turfing & Planting & Decorative Gravel
- Ponds and water features
- Joinery and decking (seating areas)
- Outdoor lighting
- Tree Services & Fencing
- Outdoor Living & Canopies
Hard landscaping (paving, walls, and joinery) is more expensive than soft landscaping (turfing, planting). If you’re working to a budget, adjusting the ratio of those can make a significant difference.
Over the last year, we’ve seen a considerable shift in the way people use their outdoor areas. No longer a dead space without a function, they have become places to entertain, eat, work and relax.
You can truly optimise the space you have with our luxury outdoor products. We provide garden rooms such as outdoor kitchens, living rooms and dining areas. Even small urban gardens can come equipped with fire pits. These features are sure to make a significant impact and elevate your space from a simple outdoor area to a functional living space.
So, how much will it cost for landscaping?
As it differs entirely from project to project, it's challenging to work out an average cost.
Some sources say that to design and landscape the whole area around the house correctly, you need to spend around 5-10% of the property’s value.
In our experience, it costs between £7000 and £12000 to design and landscape a small garden (up to 100m2). The same process for 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.
A budget is key
However, the most important thing is to work out how much you can afford to spend.
If you are not sure about the budget needed to carry out your project, you can use our PROJECT COST CALCULATOR as a guide.
Budgeting for a large scale project like this can be daunting, but it is important that we understand the parameters we are working within. Our team of experts are very used to working to specific requirements. Whatever your budget, we are here to advise you every step of the way.
It’s always best to talk to professionals to determine exactly what will be possible within your budget. We’ll help you optimise both the money and the space that you have.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for advice on maximising your budget for the best results.