How Much Does a Garden Project Cost?

How much does a garden makeover cost? Find out the key determining factors that impact your construction investment and how you can budget for your garden project effectively.


Taylor Gee

4/3/20232 min read

A garden project can be a wonderful addition to your home, providing a serene retreat, a functional outdoor space, and an opportunity to connect with nature. But before you dive into the exciting world of garden design, it's important to consider the cost. This guide will help you understand the factors that impact the cost of a garden project and how to budget for your outdoor space.

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Factors that Impact Garden Project Cost

  1. Size of the project: The size of your garden project will play a major role in determining the cost. A larger garden will require more materials, labour, and time to complete, which will increase the cost.

  2. Type of materials: The type of materials you choose for your garden will also impact the cost. High-end materials such as Italian porcelain, composite decking and decorative bricks can be more expensive, but they may also increase the value of your home and last longer than more budget-friendly options such as sandstone, timber and gravel.

  3. Complexity of the design: A complex garden design may require more specialized skills, tools, and materials, which will increase the cost. Simple garden designs may be less expensive, but they may also lack the impact and visual interest of a more complex design.

  4. Location: The location of your garden project will also impact the cost. Urban areas, for example, may have higher labour costs due to traditionally limited access, while rural or large properties typically having more ample space and storage facilities to enable landscapers to store goods loose on site and use heavier machinery. This will reduce waste, labour and material costs.

So with all of this in mind, how do I best assign a budget to my garden?

Budgeting for Your Garden Project

  1. Set a budget: The first step is to know your maximum. Determine how much you are willing and able to spend on your garden project. This will help you prioritize the aspects of your design that are most important to you and avoid overspending.

  2. Hire a professional: A professional garden designer, like Design Only Gardens. We can help you create a budget-friendly design that meets your needs. We can also help you identify cost-saving opportunities and provide you with an estimate of the cost of your project and help save you money on costly design errors or regrettable hard-landscaping placement that are costly to change but easily amended during a design process.

In conclusion, the cost of a garden project can vary widely depending on a number of factors. By setting a budget and hiring a professional, you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that fits your budget.