One of your greatest assets may be in your own backyard. Creating an outdoor living area is one of the best improvements you can make to your home, increasing your property value significantly. Investing in your landscape gives you a beautiful outdoor living area to enjoy, helps your home sell more quickly, and boosts the sales price. According to Smart Money magazine, investing in landscaping could add as much as 15% to the value of your home.
A well-designed, professional landscape can increase your family's living area for a much lower cost per square foot than construction. By incorporating options like water features, outdoor fireplaces, dining areas, and artwork, we can create a stunning paradise that is warm and inviting. And who wouldn't enjoy coming home to your own private outdoor sanctuary?
Why pay for a professional design? Planning is crucial. A professional landscape designer will design a landscape that not only looks wonderful, but also is functional and suits the design of your home and your family's lifestyle. Whether it's a formal look or a native xeriscape, a designer will be able to suggest plants that are suited to your property's soil, light, drainage conditions. Unlike interior design, a landscape is a living design. It changes with the seasons and with the passing of time. A designer is able to provide a landscape that not only looks great when it's installed, but will look good through the seasons and the years. Consulting a professional can save you frustration and money in the long run.
Before we begin your landscape design, you need to have an idea of how much you can spend. With the myriad of choices available, landscaping can run from a couple of thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. A general rule of thumb is to allot 10-15% of the cost of the home for landscaping. By having a reasonable budget in mind, we can guide your choices to help you spend every penny wisely. Remember, this is an investment you'll recoup when you sell your home.
The Lawn Mowgul, Inc. offers several levels of services and pricing to help people of any budget level create an attractive landscape that will provide years of enjoyment. The following prices are average starting prices based on average sized lots in Dallas or Collin Counties. Prices will be determined based on the size of the property and scope of the project.
Walk Through Consultation - $50-$75
Suited for homeowners in need of on-site advice concerning landscape ideas they have, horticultural needs, suitable plants and hardscape for certain areas. Generally takes 1 - 1.5 hours. The homeowner acts as note taker during the walk through. Creating an entire design is not feasible for a consultation, but some design ideas can be discussed. It is helpful for the owner to provide copies of plot plan for quick sketches.
Master Landscape Plan - $350 front or back
Includes a scaled conceptual drawing of your property with plant and bed design as well as other hardscape considerations such as patios, arbors, water features, retaining walls, etc. The design is easy to understand and keyed for identification. Custom plans are presented in color. (1st hour consultation fee waived and 50% of Master Plan is credited if The Lawn Mowgul, Inc. is contracted to install the project)