Landscaping Cost on HIREtrades

$4,800 - $50,000

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How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

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If you’re thinking of having some home improvement done or including landscape work for your new home, expect the average landscaping cost (for a home with no landscaping) to range from $4,800 to $50,000, depending on the size, scale, and work involved.

Whether it be a few flower boxes or a well-manicured lawn, many homeowners choose to invest in a beautiful yard or garden with landscaping costs adding to property value and enjoyment.

It’s great to have an outdoor space to retreat to after a long, tiring day, the greenery is relaxing to look at, and it makes a great first impression when you have people come over.

How Much Does a Landscaper Charge in Australia

Professional landscapers design, plan and maintain your yard or garden. They ensure the plants are healthy, hedges are in good shape, weeds are kept under control, and the lawn is maintained.

Landscapers also draw out plans for outdoor spaces, source the materials and plants, install features like a fountain, pond, a sprinkler system or a retaining wall.

If you have any landscaping ideas or garden design in mind, share this with your landscaper so they can determine if it’s a feasible style.

How much landscaping costs per hour will depend on your location.

Location Landscaping Cost Per Hour
Australian Capital Territory $60
New South Wales $60
Queensland $55
South Australia $55
Victoria $60
Western Australia $60

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Landscaping Feature Cost Guide

Professional landscaping costs are determined by the elements or features you choose to include.

If you’re looking at putting in a swimming pool, the cost will depend on the extent of the excavation work, type of swimming pool, tiling, pumps, heaters, filters, and labour.

If you prefer to have pavers installed, the landscaping cost will be based on the materials, the complexity of the paving arrangement, prep work for the surface, size of the area, and labour.

If you want to expand your outdoor space with a deck, the cost will also be determined by the size, complexity, materials, design style, foundation requirements, and labour.

Cost to Dig a Swimming Pool

The average cost of installing a swimming pool ranges from $4,000 (if it’s a portable pool) to over $100,000 (for an inground pool).

An inground swimming pool is more expensive than an above-ground pool because of the excavation work.

Expect to pay $25,000 to over $75,000 for a fibreglass pool and around $35,000 to $100,000 for a concrete pool.

Cost to Have Pavers Installed

The cost of pavers ranges from $12 to $100 per square metre, depending on the material you choose. You can go with concrete, limestone, brick, quartzite, granite or flagstone.

The labour cost for installing pavers ranges from $20 to $100 per square metre.

Another additional landscaping cost is the paver foundation. A 50 m2 area requiring minimal prep work and having straightforward access will set you back $1,500 to $1,800 for a crushed rock base and $2,300 to $2,800 for concrete.

Cost to Build a Deck

The cost of building a deck ranges from $3,400 to $9,000. Again, this depends on the size of the deck, design specifications, type of materials, and finishes used.

You can opt to use timber, composite, synthetic, or treated pine. You can also put in a roof, stairs, lighting, or include outdoor seating.

The construction will also require the necessary building permits, which may entail additional costs on top of the decking cost.

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How Much Does Backyard Landscaping Cost

How much backyard landscaping costs vary, based on the size of your backyard, the type of materials you will use, the prep work involved, and labour.

Your total landscaping cost also depends on the features you want to install and your personal design preference. Labour cost per hour is based on your location.

You’re looking at an average landscaping cost of $4,800 to $50,000, with labour per hour typically from $40 to $50.

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How Much Does Garden Landscaping Cost?

The cost of landscaping a garden is determined according to the garden size, the features you want to include, and your location. You can expect a garden design service to cost you between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on the size of the work required.

The extent of your softscaping (the types and number of plants) and hardscaping (the man-made features made of hard materials such as retainer walls, paving, or fences) will also affect how much you will spend.

Labour costs range from $20 per hour for simple gardening jobs and can go as high as $350+ per hour for more complex projects.

Other Factors that Affect the Cost of Landscaping Job

Other factors that can affect the cost of a landscaping job include the site, climate, and personal preferences.

1.  Site

Your total landscaping cost will depend on how big or small the size of your yard or garden is. A bigger area can accommodate more features and a grander plan, and a small space can limit the design.

2. Climate

Not all types of plants can thrive in certain climates, so your landscaper needs to plan out any landscaping design.

3. Personal choices

A more detailed and custom landscape design will come out more expensive than basic landscaping, so expect a higher cost.

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