How much should you expect to pay for a new garden?
If you’re considering investing in your garden, one of the first questions you’ll have is …. How much is this going to cost me? Searching online for images of gardens as inspiration will show you amazing looking gardens from all over the world, but unfortunately give you no indication of costing. Sadly many garden make-over programs also give a false impression that gardens are quick and inexpensive to put together and do not discuss landscaping prices.
At First Light Landscaping, we feel it is important to give you as much information as possible to help you understand what a realistic investment might be to create the garden you always wanted.
Things to consider when deciding what to invest in your garden;
RAISING THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
It is useful to consider your new garden as an investment cost - as with any other home improvements such as a new extension, kitchen or bathroom. A bespoke, attractively designed and practical garden has the potential to raise the value of your home by 5-12% - just as a new kitchen or extension would! Also, if the time ever comes when you decide to move house, it can make selling much easier, after all the garden can be the first thing people will see.
IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE
We feel that today we could all benefit from spending more time outdoors and investing in your garden will allow you to do just that. Creating a new garden gives you a beautiful outdoor space in which to relax and unwind. It also creates a space to dine and socialise with friends and family. For kids, a new garden can be their adventure playground and somewhere for you to spend all important quality time with the family.
MORE FREE TIME
Today, we are all busier than ever and a lot of our clients are looking to reduce the time they have to spend maintaining their gardens and increase the time they spend enjoying them! A well thought-out garden can save hours every week in maintenance time.