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How to Budget for a Landscaping Project

How to Budget for a Landscaping Project
Budgeting for a landscaping project takes strategy. Michael Bryan Landscapes can help!

Landscaping is one home improvement project that never fails to make a major impact on curb appeal. The back, side, and front landscaping all play a part in gracing the property with beauty. Making that backyard dream come true, however, requires having a budget. How does one budget for a landscaping project? Find out here!

10% of Your Home Value

The budget for a landscaping project can vary greatly, being as low as a few thousand dollars to over $100k. However, a good rule of thumb is to invest about 10% of your home value in landscaping. For example, if your home costs $450,000, then you would spend around $45,000. To help make it manageable, you might divide the costs into different projects.

Look for What You Have

One can save money by looking for what they already have on the property. Repurposing is highly popular these days and highly practical as well. If you have a plant buried in ground cover, you could transplant it to a more prominent position. If you have old bricks, you could repurpose them for your walkway. If you are handy, you can perform some projects yourself.

Hire a Professional

However, you will likely want to hire a professional landscaping company to help you draw out a plan and make it happen for truly professional results. Landscaping requires looking at the whole picture before even setting a shovel in the ground. Plus, you can avoid costly mistakes with an expert by your side.

Be Upfront About Costs

When working with your landscaper, it’s best to be honest and upfront about costs. If keeping an affordable budget is your priority (which it should be), don’t be shy in discussing this with your landscaper so you can work together for the best results.

Plan Wisely

The simpler the design, the better. In this case, it would mean implementing the landscape features you most want, the ones that have the maximum value to you. Invest in major pieces, whether it be a flower garden, a fish pond, a breathtaking view, an outdoor kitchen, or a swimming pool. With Michael Bryan Landscaping, it is all possible.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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