Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

by Susan Schlenger

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Overview

Landscaping Costs by Susan Schlenger

Landscaping Costs provides prices for many areas of landscaping, including hardscape (bluestone, pavers, concrete, brick and stone), plants, fencing, ponds, pools, etc. It eliminates any fear you have of planning landscaping while not knowing the costs.

After all, how can you move forward if you don't have a clue as to whether you can afford it or not? Now you will know.

There are 28 pages on specific pricing for almost all landscaping items. Photos are included for many elements so that you can see what something looks like. A good example would be hardscape materials. When I provide the costs for bluestone steps and stone risers, for example you will see a picture of this.

You will find out the costs of all the following items!


Plants - trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcover, in various sizes.
Lawn - seed and sod, including some topsoil.
Mulch - per cubic yard, installed.
Soil - per cubic yard, installed.
Grading
French drains and other drainage piping.
Plant removals, including trees.
Hardscape removals.
Patios , walkways, driveways - by materials, such as concrete, asphalt, tar and chip, brick, pavers, bluestone and travertine. (Prices are for both dry laid and wet laid installations).
Steps - stone, pavers and brick.
Seat walls and retaining walls - priced by different materials, such as stone, brick, and decorative block.
Pergolas
Outdoor Kitchens
Natural Ponds
Fencing - various materials such as wood and aluminum.
Lighting- low voltage - per light, installed.
Swimming Pools - concrete and vinyl liner pools.


How do I know the costs? For over 14 years I have had experience with project estimating and also reviewing landscape proposals for my clients. I have been involved in the pricing of many, many projects.

I designed and wrote this book because I understand that many homeowners have no idea how much landscaping costs. Everyone has a certain amount of money they are prepared to spend, no matter what their situation…even the most wealthy. With this book, your questions will be answered so that you can plan your landscaping in a realistic way. For example, you will discover that a 400 square foot patio will cost approximately $6000 in pavers, but only $3200 in concrete. That is just one small example!

There are sites that offer this information, but they provide huge price ranges. The costs you will find in this book are specific. Just know that they might be adjusted slightly due to where you live, your contractor, the economy etc.

Landscaping Costs will provide you the information so that you can finally judge for yourself approximate costs of your project. This is a unique book!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013490826
Publisher: Susan Schlenger
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Susan Schlenger is a professional landscape designer with a degree in Landscape Architecture. She works in New Jersey but also provides landscape designs for homeowners throughout the U.S.

Susan has had over 14 years experience with designing landscapes, estimating and reviewing landscape proposals and is now sharing much of that information in her book Landscaping Costs.

Many of her designs have won awards and she has been featured in numerous publications, such as the Robb Report Collection, Backyard Landscape Magazine, Lawn and Landscape, etc. A design was also featured on the Nate Berkus show in 2011. Website:www.landscape-design-advice.com

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