What are the costs of landscaping?

A well thought out landscape or garden design is an integral part of any architectural plan and with good reason. When it’s done right, you’ll get a great return on investment (ROI) – an investment in a professional landscape design can pay handsome dividends.

 

Professionally designed and executed landscaping will not only add value to your home, it can beautify your outdoor areas, help to screen off traffic or neighbours, add security for your family and pets and create a stunning outdoor entertaining setting to relax in at the end of a busy day.

 

To find out how to calculate the costs and the ROI of your landscape read more here..

Large Space
Plan Package

Includes

 

Initial Consultation
Detailed fee proposal
Site survey
Meeting with other consultants
Subdivision planning approval/Resource consent/Building consent
Plan Presentation meeting
1:50 plan
1:100 plan
Renders and elevation perspectives
3D images of landscape features
Follow up face to face meeting
Samples and site visits to other projects
Material supplies
Construction details and set out days
Detailed Investment Proposal
Final approved drawings

$7,500 – $10,000
Medium Space
Plan Package

Includes

 

Initial Consultation
Detailed fee proposal
Site survey
Meeting with other consultants
Subdivision planning approval/Resource consent/Building consent
Plan Presentation meeting
1:50 plan
1:100 plan
Renders and elevation perspectives
Follow up face to face meeting
Detailed Investment Proposal
Final approved drawings

$4,000 – $6,000
Small Space
Plan Package

Includes

 

Initial Consultation
Detailed fee proposal
Site survey
Plan Presentation meeting
1:100 plan
Detailed Investment Proposal
Final approved drawings

$2,000 – $3,000

You are protected by our three guarantees

Once we have drawn up an investment proposal for your project, this price is fixed for the duration of construction.

 

This covers you for any unforeseen issues with groundworks, irrigation, or for the cost of construction materials during the build.

All of our work is covered by a quality construction guarantee for ten years warranty after construction is finished.

 

We also offer a twenty-four month replacement guarantee on all irrigation parts and labour of irrigation system installations.

We offer a promise that the plants we install in your OuterSpace will remain healthy after we have completed your project. We promise to replace all plants supplied that fail to survive for a period of 12mths after bedding in, provided plants are managed according to guidelines or in conjunction with our designed irrigation system.

Interview with Landscape Architect Danelle Doré

What is the most important thing to know before you start?
It’s certainly a great idea to get some inspiration from magazines, catalogues or projects that we have done. However, if you do not know much about landscape design – do not stress, as I will be able to suggest something suitable for your outdoor living. Whether it is entertainment areas, swimming pools, we cover it all. Once we are clear on what we are trying to achieve, we then take care of the rest: site surveys, planning, practical design, working with budgets and construction process, along with maintenance plans.

 

Do I really need a landscape architect to design my space?
People can have great ideas of their own, but when it comes to putting the whole plan and spaces together, it is important to get a landscape architect to design the spaces around your home. This way, we will ensure you have dead space in the correct areas and spaces work functionally with the house. When it comes to the other outdoor spaces, it is important to increase indoor-outdoor flow whilst ensuring the design works with budget, council requirements and the look/style of your home.

 

What are your favourite types of project?
Who doesn’t love a good entertainment area? I wouldn’t say I have a particular favourite, I love working with clients to get their dream outdoor spaces.

 

How do I choose the right style for us?
At the initial consultation, I will ask you questions to get a full understanding of what you are wanting to achieve, as well as looking at the style of your home. From showing you a few photos and asking you questions, I can pretty quickly get a good idea of the style you like. Sometimes husband and wife have different styles, so I work with that to incorporate both styles into one look that make it work – all about compromise.

FAQs: Landscaping and starting right

How do we initiate a landscape design with Outerspace Landscapes?

Just email us at [email protected] or call us on 0800 100 750 to speak to one of our experts. We will arrange to meet with you to meet to discuss your project. Meetings can be at our offices or onsite. At the initial meeting, we suggest that you bring your house plans, your great ideas and any other information relating to your property’s landscaping.

What’s the next step after my initial meeting with Outerspace Landscapes?

When we meet with you, we’ll talk through your project and your ideas. We’ll ask plenty of questions and we’ll suggest the best solutions for your space.

 

With this process, we develop an understanding of your requirements and of what solutions will work for your landscape design. We create a fee proposal for your landscape design and upon acceptance of the proposal we start the first concept drawing for your outer space.

How long does it take for you to create a full landscape design for my garden?

A full landscape design typically takes 6 weeks from the date of the first site visit to a completed concept plan with a planting plan. For projects with tight deadlines we can often shorten this period.

 

If you are building a new home or renovating, we recommend that you engage us for your landscape design earlier in the process as this allows time to work with the architects or house designers. That way we can have the landscape plans completed to meet your deadline.

If Outerspace Landscapes creates my landscape design, do I have a choice as to who constructs it?

That’s entirely your choice. Most clients are very satisfied with the Outerspace Landscape design process and the resulting design so they ask us to proceed with construction. Sometimes a builder constructs part of the landscaping and sometimes the home owners tackle the project themselves.

 

Any questions or for more info, please call 0800 100 750, email [email protected] or talk to us via live chat – see bottom of your screen.

I’ve had a design done by another landscape architect – can you construct it?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive construction service.

I don’t live in Christchurch. Can you still do a design for me?

We undertake landscaping projects throughout Canterbury as well as in Queenstown and Wanaka.

Do you work with architects?

We prefer to work in with your architect, the earlier in the project the better.

Can I have a landscape concept plan designed without a planting plan?

Your landscape design doesn’t necessarily require a planting plan to be created at the same time. We can provide you with a landscape concept plan to allow us to move to the pricing process.

 

Creating a planting plan once construction is underway can give a better perspective of the specific plants that will work best for your Outer Space.

Take the first step today.

Book a FREE architect pre-plan meeting.