Landscaping is the planning and construction of an outdoor space to enhance the appearance and functionality.
A beautiful outdoor space can really inspire an emotional connection to a property or even catch the eye of a potential buyer, but how much does landscaping cost in Sydney?
There are a variety of factors that influence the actual price of your landscaping project, including the size, the features you want, the plants and materials you choose and the difficulty of the task. We break down the average price ranges you can expect when landscaping in Sydney below.
When selling a property, first impressions go a long way. A professionally landscaped property will help increase the selling price of a property much higher than the cost of the landscaping. Real estate studies have stated landscaping can increase your property’s value by as much as 5% to 15%.
The potential value increase to your home is definitely an incentive, but you might not be wanting to sell your home. Popular reasons for landscaping, include:
The cost of a landscaping projects is influenced by many factors. The main factors that affect the cost of a design include, the overall size of your property, the materials and plants you select, the features you want to include in the landscape, and the available access to the site.
The overall size of your property is a large contributing factor to the price of a landscaping project. The larger your property the more material and time is needed to complete the project. Generally the larger your property the more features will be to include in the landscape, such as a swimming pool for example.
A good quality landscape involves the use of a variety of materials and plants. Plants and materials are quite costly but definitely worth their cost, as they will greatly enhance the value and beauty of your home. The costs of plants and materials vary depending on where they are sourced. Keep in mind that professional landscapers get substantial discounts from retailers and also know the best places to source plants and materials.
What features do you want in your landscape? The more features that are included in your outdoor space such as a water feature, swimming pool, privacy screens, front fence, decking, statues etc. the more time and money it will take to produce your landscape project, and therefore the expensive it will be.
Another consideration for landscaping costs is site access. Often it is too difficult to get landscaping machinery into a site or there is too much risk of causing damage. Another consideration is the difficulty in getting materials onto a site. All of these can add to the costs.
Landscaping your existing outdoor space on average will cost anywhere between $2,000 and $20,000 being estimated for a front and backyard landscape makeover.
For instance, expect to pay:
For a complete landscaping job (new plants, trees and lawn on an empty outdoor space), the general rule of estimating the cost is finding 5% to 10% of the value of your home. For example, if your home is valued at $1,000,000, the recommended amount to set aside for landscaping would be $50,000 to $100,000.
Landscaping cost in Sydney can cost anywhere from $2,000 to over $100,000. However, when deciding on a budget keep in mind that investing in professional landscaping will greatly add to the value of your home.
No matter how big or small your upcoming landscaping Sydney project is, we’d love to speak to you.
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