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When comparing similar homes, how much should you factor in for landscaping?

Asked by Neophyte, 92108 Sat Aug 1, 2009

How much does it cost and how long would it take to convert a yard full of weeds to a nice lawn?

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It really just depends. If you are just looking to lay down new sod, it really isn't to pricey, especially if you are comparing homes and you are talking about a difference in price of the $10,000 or more, then go with the home that needs the work. Honestly, new sod should not cost that much. If you looking for an estimate, I have a friend who owns a landscaping company that can help you at no cost. If you are interested, feel free to contact me or visit my website. I hope this helps.

All the Best,

Chris Placencia
Great Life Realty Team
Prudential California Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 19, 2010
Opinions on this can vary since there are endless scenarios/variables to consider when landscaping. The best thing to do is to consulate a landscaper and get an estimate. I have a couple landscapers that I use. I can forward your info to them if you would like. All the answers here are true. I have seen lanscaping completed from $5,000-$50,000. Good Luck!

Alex Saavedra
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 14, 2010
Could be a few hundred to a few thousand. This can increase your curb appeal and could bring up your house value around $10k-$30k depending on how big and what is done.

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 12, 2010
Hi Neophyte,

The answer at the end of the day is it depends. How much in landscaping are we talking about, Yes you could spend $50,000 on landscaping on an average home. However, you could also do something simple like grass, sprinklers and few trees and plants for about 10-15 thousand dollars.

The time could be pretty quick with some help from friends and family to convert everything in few days. Or perhaps some day laborers if you feel adverntures.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 28, 2009
Hi Neophyte,

When considering landscaping into the price of a home, it is always adjusted against comparable homes that have sold in your area (within a mile) within the last 3 months,

The difference between NO landscaping and professionally finished landscaping for a homes value could be anywhere from $50,000 in a place like Clairemont to up to $200,000 in areas like La Jolla.

Justin DeCesare
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 1, 2009
Well it just depends. How big is the yard? 10x10, 30x40, an acre, 10 acres. What type of landscaping do you want, grass, trees, shrubs, palms, etc.... It's a very open ended question. My advice it to call 3 licensed landscapers and have them bid the job out exactly how you want it. Then you'll have 3 bids to base any decisions on. Good Luck.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 10, 2009
Hi Neo,
Well, my opinion is that landscaping is as important a component as any other aspect of home improvement. How much it will cost depends upon how elaborate you go with the landscaping, and what your budget will allow. In order to convert a yard full of weeds to a lawn, you will have to destroy the weeds, and turn over all of that soil and add soil amendment. Will you be adding a sprinkler system? (recommended).That's additional expense, depending upon who installs it. Grass can be seeded (takes a few weeks to get going) or you can lay out sod like a carpet. Takes a full day but is more expensive.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 1, 2009
It really does depend on whats done and what you are comparing it to. If you have nothing...people usually spend $10,000 and up. Some of the value is...do you like it? If you don't, you will be pulling it out. Right now, no one is watering their lawns very well, so I would plan on it being fall/winter before you put a lawn in. If you do it yourself, it will take longer, but cost less. I have been working on mine...for 9 years, and still have some weeds. My neighbor dropped in a lawn...no weeds...yet.

Joan Wilson (Realtor, SRES, Ecobroker)

California Cool 4 Sale
Prudential California Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 1, 2009
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