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what to expect to pay for design?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grass disaster, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,640

    ok so i have a big project. i', looking for ideas on landscaping.

    i have a skid loader and i'd like to do most of the install myself.

    i'm lookng mostly for design. i have a couple ideas but am open to new and better ideas.

    what can i expect to pay a local lanscaper to give me a design?

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  2. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    area is down on the oter side of the road
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,555

    What is the scale of the project? A simple 5k design should run $200 but a 50k design with topo maps, buildings and trees to scale and hardscapes can run you $1000+
     
  5. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,852

    It just totally depends on the area you live in, and what the scale of the design is.

    But in general terms, I don't know any designer in my entire area who would do any size landscape design for less than $650.00. Most of them would be around $1000-$1500 for an average residential design. If it was a larger project, then it would be more like $1500-$2500.
     
  6. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,640

    Looking to do just trees,grasses,maybe some wild flowers.
    No pavers or waterfalls..haha
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  7. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    depends also if you have LA or free lance designer or design/build company bid on the design. You'll have 3 different price ranges. If I do a design in house this time of year, I'm going to need $50/hr with a $400 minimum.

    When I hire a free lance designer to work with me on certain jobs, its usually over $200 for a front foundation or similar area.
     

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