How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

Landscaping project costs range from $300 for tree stump removal to $16,300 for patio enclosures. Need to install landscaping? Expect to pay around $3,200. Want to build a deck for your backyard? Those average about $7,300. Find more landscaping project prices below.

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  • Install Landscaping
    National Average $3,370
    Typical Range $1,331 - $5,647
    Low End - High End $250 - $12,000
  • Build a Deck
    National Average $7,680
    Typical Range $4,083 - $11,279
    Low End - High End $1,500 - $20,000
  • Install a Patio or Pathway
    National Average $3,608
    Typical Range $1,868 - $5,349
    Low End - High End $800 - $12,000

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Install Landscaping
(22,622 projects)
$3,370 Average National Cost
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Build a Deck
(15,497 projects)
$7,680 Average National Cost
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Install a Patio or Pathway
(14,170 projects)
$4,110 Average National Cost
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Repair a Deck
(11,202 projects)
$1,848 Average National Cost
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Remove a Tree Stump
(10,921 projects)
$329 Average National Cost
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Seal or Waterproof a Deck
(8,203 projects)
$894 Average National Cost
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Install Sod
(7,983 projects)
$1,975 Average National Cost
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Seal Asphalt Paving
(5,598 projects)
$492 Average National Cost
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Repair a Driveway
(4,989 projects)
$1,685 Average National Cost
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Reslope a Lawn
(3,865 projects)
$1,983 Average National Cost
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Hire a Land Surveyor
(3,692 projects)
$513 Average National Cost
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Deliver Soil, Mulch or Rocks
(2,978 projects)
$729 Average National Cost
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Hire a Landscape Designer
(2,761 projects)
$4,478 Average National Cost
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Install an Awning
(2,367 projects)
$2,739 Average National Cost
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Build a Patio Enclosure
(2,262 projects)
$16,568 Average National Cost
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Install a Retaining Wall
(2,056 projects)
$5,631 Average National Cost
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Install Drainage
(1,639 projects)
$3,860 Average National Cost
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Excavate Land
(1,594 projects)
$3,264 Average National Cost
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Install Turf
(1,496 projects)
$4,849 Average National Cost
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Repair a Patio or Pathway
(1,363 projects)
$1,384 Average National Cost
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Install Stamped Concrete
(1,160 projects)
$4,383 Average National Cost
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Remove Concrete
(1,090 projects)
$1,043 Average National Cost
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Clear Land or Prepare a Construction Site
(1,027 projects)
$3,149 Average National Cost
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Install Landscape Curbing
(815 projects)
$1,253 Average National Cost
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Build a Pergola
(569 projects)
$3,931 Average National Cost
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Install a Water Fountain
(503 projects)
$2,656 Average National Cost
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Install a Pond
(498 projects)
$3,364 Average National Cost
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Repair an Awning
(417 projects)
$697 Average National Cost
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Deliver Concrete
(272 projects)
$4,954 Average National Cost
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Repair a Gazebo
(151 projects)
$1,113 Average National Cost
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Build a Gazebo
(129 projects)
$5,860 Average National Cost
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Install an Outdoor Misting System
(79 projects)
$2,715 Average National Cost
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Construct a Dry Well
(76 projects)
$3,060 Average National Cost
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Hire a Landscape Architect
(60 projects)
$2,399 Average National Cost
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Repair an Outdoor Misting System
(49 projects)
$440 Average National Cost
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Test Soil
(43 projects)
$1,360 Average National Cost
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Average Landscaping Cost Estimate

Annual estimates for landscaping projects range anywhere from $50 to $700 or more if you combine them. These annual tasks maintain your landscape, lawn, plants and trees. Some annual projects you might consider include:

Landscape Service Pricing List

LandscapingAverage Cost
Landscaping Installation cost (from scratch)$1,400 - $5,700+
Lawn Seeding Cost$425 - $1,550
Sod Installation Cost$1,050 - $2,800
Mulching Cost$100 - $300
Lawn Grading Cost$1,000 - $3,000
Artificial Turf Installation Cost$2,800 - $6,700
Sprinkler System Installation Cost$1,750 - $3,550
Pea Gravel Installation Price$300 - $400
Landscape Curbing Cost$750 - $1,850
Lawn Mowing Costs$50 - $220
Misting System Install Costs$2,050 - $3,400
Pond Installation Costs$1,300 - $5,600
Water Fountain Installation$1,000 - $4,700
Tree Trimming Costs$75 - $1,500
Tree Removal Costs$200 - $2,000
Landscape Designer Fees$2,000 - $7,000

Grading or Resloping

Resloping a lawn costs $1,000 to $3,000. Consider grading in conjunction with your landscape design. In this way, you create a functional and aesthetic landscape without drainage issues.

Water that doesn't drain correctly away from your home's foundation can cause water damage and moisture issues, such as mold and mildew, in your basement and crawlspaces. Even a little bit of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage. To protect your property, you must grade your yard away from your home's foundation.

Landscaping Cost Per Square Foot

Basic Services$4-$6 per square foot.
Intermediate$6-$10 per square foot.
Full Tear Out and Remodel$10-$40 per square foot.
  • Basic services include things like thatching, aerating, flower planting and other basic maintenance style services you’ll get on a yearly basis.
  • Intermediate levels include more detailed work, like installing landscape curbing, flower beds or raised gardens.
  • A full tear out and replace usually includes a complete exterior design, demolition of the lawn, tress and any structures, regrading and installing all new sod, fencing, plants, trees and shrubs.

How Much Do Landscapers Charge?

Landscapers charge anywhere from $1,000 to $40,000 or more for landscaping services, not including basic lawn care maintenance. For projects, you’ll get a quote for the entire project along with a timeline and any guarantees. Make sure to get at least three quotes before settling on a landscaper.

Landscaping Prices Per Hour

Landscapers charge $50 to $100 per hour for a crew of two. However, you’ll almost never find hourly rates from larger companies, who prefer project pricing. If you hire a general laborer, you might find hourly rates for maintenance and smaller projects.

Backyard Landscaping Cost

Backyard remodeling costs tend to run from $1,000 to $40,000 or more, significantly higher than most front yard projects since it includes most of your outdoor entertainment areas. For complete outdoor entertainment and relaxation, you’ll want to consider the following:

Backyard Remodel Cost

A total backyard renovation costs $15,000 to $50,000 on average. For a modest remodel, including new sod, bushes and plants, you’re looking at $5,000. On the high end, you can easily break $100,000 with a pool, patio, outdoor kitchen and lounge area.

Cost of Landscaping Front Yard

Landscaping a front yard costs $1,500 to $5,000 on average. They’re both much smaller than your back yard and don’t usually have large structures like patios or kitchens. At most, you’re looking at a basic job of sod, trees, bushes and plants. However, if you need to reslope and add any hardscaping, like walkways, you might push that number to $10,000 or a little more.

Landscaping Costs for New Home

New landscaping costs $3,000 to $15,000 for the basics of sod, walkways, bushes and trees. However, a couple things you’ll probably need with a new home that you wouldn’t otherwise include:

Landscape Architects and Other Pros

Landscape pros range from $50 to $150 per hour. The key to a beautiful and successful landscape lies, in large part, in the planning. It can help you make the most of your landscaping dollars. Even those who like to do their own planting can find professional help on the planning stage immensely valuable.

  • Landscape architects cost: $70-$150 per hour. They help you choose plants that play well together. One plant, for instance, can repel insects that would otherwise eat away at its neighbors. They also can help with creating the most interesting and beautiful designs that will say within your budget.
  • Landscape designers cost: $50-$150 per hour. Keep in mind, while they can help you decide placement of a pond or the types of plants to purchase, some landscape designers will not help with the installation. 
  • Land Surveyors cost: $400-$1,000. Get a survey done anytime you have boundary changes or land division, ownership transfer, erection of fences or structures that are related to a property boundary.

DIY vs. Hire a Professional Landscaper

For most landscaping, you can DIY much of the process, hire a professional to do it all, or a little of both. If you have the time and desire to get a little dirty, some parts of landscaping make excellent DIY projects.

Some things you’ll want to leave to the pros include:

  • Drainage installation. Messing this up can cause yard and basement damage.
  • Resloping your yard. Same as with drainage, plus it requires heavy equipment operation.
  • Design and architecture. Some plants go well together, others don’t. Some materials work well outside, others don’t. Do you know which are which?
  • Things like pools, patios and kitchens require experience and skill to pull off correctly.
  • Tree trimming and removal. Most places require a permit for this, not to mention it’s dangerous and can cause significant damage if done improperly.

There are a few great DIY projects you can do on your own. But know that messing these up, while not catastrophic, can cost you in more materials. These projects include:

  • Aerations and thatching.
  • Tree and shrub planting.
  • Sod installation.

Not sure what you need done? Contact a local landscaper for quotes and consultations.

FAQs

How much does it cost to have a landscape designed?

You’ll spend anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 to have your landscape designed.

How much should you spend on landscaping?

You should spend as much on landscaping as you feel necessary to achieve the look you want. Most people spent between $3,000 and $15,000.

How much does landscaping cost monthly?

Monthly landscape maintenance might cost anywhere from $50 to $300 depending on the size of your yard and what you need done.

How much do landscapers charge to mow?

Landscapers charge $25 to $50 per hour per worker to mow. Most yards only take 30 minutes.

How do I landscape my front yard on a budget?

To landscape your front yard on a budget, consider pitching in with a professional or taking on the smaller projects, like planting, laying sod, aerating and thatching.