A landscape designer costs $50 to $150 per hour with a minimum consultation fee of $100 to $200. The design plans cost $700 to $3,000 according to the project size and the number of revisions. Some landscape design packages include videos with computer imaging to illustrate the finished look.
Hiring a landscape designer is especially worth it when you have a large yard that needs a detailed plan to manage maintenance costs. However, a designer's fees can be excessive if you have a small lawn and want a simple plan.
The benefits of landscape designers include:
A landscape designer's services include any of the following:
However, each designer offers different things according to the level of their training and whether they work with a design-and-build firm.
You should hire a landscape designer when:
The biggest differences between a landscape designer and landscape architect are that the architect must have a degree and typically works on bigger commercial projects. Hiring a landscape architect costs $100 to $250 per hour minimum. An architect makes official building plans required to get permits for bigger landscaping projects.
Important: Landscape designers don’t have all the qualifications to make detailed construction plans to get permits from the building department.
The most common landscaping projects are a combination of:
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