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How to plan outdoor projects with a landscape designer
When you look out the window, you want to see a peaceful landscape that complements the aesthetic of your home. If you’re looking to give your backyard’s design a beauty boost, brighten up your driveway, or plant a front yard garden, enlist the help of a professional landscape designer. These qualified, certified landscaping contractors can provide a blueprint for how to make a beautiful backyard garden. Jump start your journey to landscaping success by following these three simple steps:
How much do landscaping services cost?
Basic maintenance work like mowing and seasonal mulching will cost less than employing a landscape designer or architect to develop and implement a plan for realizing more extensive landscape ideas. Generally, your price will depend on the average cost per hour of landscaping services, the square feet of exterior area, and the type of project. A landscape designer will often charge by the hour for their services. No matter the nature of your project, ensure you compare quotes from landscaping companies to be certain you’re getting a fair price.
|Type of renovation||Predictable budget|
|Lawn care and yard maintenance||$300 – $1000|
|Front yard renovation||$10,000 – $15,000|
|Backyard renovation||$15,000 – $30,000|
What’s typically included in a landscaping project?
Do you have a portfolio of front yard landscaping ideas, but find yourself confused about how to work around your driveway? Or are you at a loss for how to fix your backyard after a snowstorm did away with your favourite tree and your gazebo in one fell swoop? Landscaping projects can range in scope and complexity from mowing a lawn to installing an ornamental flower garden with a koi pond as its centrepiece. Your desired improvements may require the involvement of skilled masonry contractors, carpenters, or electricians.
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Top front yard and backyard design ideas
Most homeowners start out with a broad vision for a dream backyard garden or have a collection of front yard landscaping ideas curated on Pinterest to present to their landscape architect. Consider adding these top Canadian landscaping ideas to your design portfolio.
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