Landscaping costs vs. house costs

JBob

Knows the Ropes
If I buy a house for $200,000 and it has no landscaping, how much should I budget for bushes and flowers to dress it up? Is there a set amount one can plan on?
 

Zappa

TREF Member
Wow, that seems like a lot. Would that include labor and mulch and all?

I would think so. a couple thousand for plants. couple thousand labor and some money for hardscape.
It would make you a great landscape.
Of course, you could shop hard for plants and DIY and save some money, for sure. Or do it in stages as you can pay for it.
 
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Johnysam

TREF Guest
A landscaping project can cost you anywhere between $5,000 to over $100,000. While deciding on a budget keep in mind that investing in professional landscaping will greatly add to the value of your home. I must also share a general rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home's value on landscaping.
 

Chuck Finley

Poster to the Stars
I would think so. a couple thousand for plants. couple thousand labor and some money for hardscape.
It would make you a great landscape.
Of course, you could shop hard for plants and DIY and save some money, for sure. Or do it in stages as you can pay for it.
if you hire a good professional landscape designer, you can have a really gorgeous landscape for less money than you would think. :cool:
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Both are right on the money! A good plan will get you great bang for your buck.
 

Chuck Finley

Poster to the Stars
A landscaping project can cost you anywhere between $5,000 to over $100,000. While deciding on a budget keep in mind that investing in professional landscaping will greatly add to the value of your home. I must also share a general rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home's value on landscaping.

You had me right up to the "10%" rule of thumb.
$20,000 in landscaping on a $200,000 house? I don't think so.
 

Mike Jaquish

Owner, Realty Arts
Staff member
Landscaping is such a contribution to the curb appeal and initial perception of the property, it's smart to make a reasonable investment.
10%? That is way over the top.
 
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