A good landscape designer can help you make sensible decisions about where the money should go to be most efficient with your project budget.
A couple of ways to forecast costs for landscape construction are to look at average costs of materials and also to look at average costs per m2.
Some examples are:
- Paving – between $90pm2 for plain concrete through to around $500pm3 for fancier finishes
- Garden decking – around $300-400pm2
If you want to make a cost estimate based on the size of your space you could use these benchmark rates to give you an idea.
- A simple residential garden with majority softscapes with some hardscapes might cost around $150pm2
- A higher quality residential garden with hardscapes and softscapes will cost around $300pm2