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$ 1200
Jun 2006
Mesa, AZ
Relandscaping the front yard  more... close row
$ 262
Mar 2008
Montpelier, VA
Mulch for flower beds and new ground cover  more... close row
$ 50
Jun 2006
Phoenix, AZ
One time landscaping fee  more... close row
$ 500
Apr 2008
Cranston, RI
Landscape designer had excellent ideas  more... close row
$ 480
Mar 2007
San Diego, CA
Landscape design and detailed notes  more... close row
$ 275
Apr 2008
Weidman, MI
Simple relandscaping with new trees  more... close row
$ 400
Apr 2008
Lincolnton, NC
High school students can be low cost alternative  more... close row
$ 800
Mar 2007
Dallas, TX
Landscape design in front and back yard  more... close row

Description of service

As we were making changes to the inside of our house, we decided that the landscaping in both the front and back yards needed some improvement, so we asked some friends for the name of a good designer, and met with three of them before we hired one. For the fee of $800, he spent about an hour with us to discuss our budget and present his initial ideas for the space. He then drew up some alternatives and we talked and made a final choice, which he then finalized and presented to us and the company doing the landscape work. He also met with the project manager to confirm the details and be sure that the design would be implemented properly.

Review of Service

Initially, we thought we could handle our own design, but we soon realized that we had to have help, and we were very happy with our choice of a landscape designer and the work that he did. He was able to completely transform the front yard into a unique and attractive space, and made the backyard into a functional but clean-lined area that we now use for entertaining and family events. The cost of $800 was fair because we felt that he listened to us and considered our budget and concerns in his design, and we were really pleased with the service and attention that he gave to the project.


As you prepare your budget for a landscaping project, include the designer as one of the costs that you can't avoid. It will make you feel better about spending the money on a landscape designer and let you focus on the final result instead of the various fees. I also suggest meeting with a few designers and viewing their work to see if it fits your style and expected look for the property.

$ 200
May 2008
carmel, California
Enjoyed landscape design very much  more... close row
$ 150
May 2006
New Edinburg, AR
Designed layout of garden  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2006
West Jordan, Utah
Design for sprinkler system and landscaping  more... close row