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Landscape Design Services

Does your outdoor space need a makeover? If you are dreaming of stylish surroundings with lush green plants, a seating area and even a pool or fire pit, a landscape designer could be just what you need. They will develop a plan for your backyard or front of house landscaping that is functional, attractive and boosts the curb appeal of your home. Before long, you will be relaxing in your beautiful new yard.

How it works

Finding the right professionals for your front or backyard landscaping is easy when you use Handy. Just enter your zip code and some quick details about what you want for your project. You will then be connected with local yard design businesses who can provide you with a free quote.

Landscape designer costs

Most landscape designers charge by the hour, with prices starting at around $50*. The cost of full detailed plan or yard design starts at about $300*, but the overall cost of your project will depend largely on the size and complexity.


Cost breakdown


The cost of different backyard patio designs depends on the size and material you choose. Prices for concrete patios range from $4 to $12* per square foot, including labor.



Adding a pond to your yard can cost between $2,100 and $3,200*. The more expensive projects are usually those that include additional ornamental features, such as a birdbath or water fountain.



The right lighting can make a real difference to your yard. Average prices for outdoor lighting are around $4,500*.


Fire pit

The cost of installing an outdoor fire pit starts at $300* to buy a preconstructed unit that sits above the ground.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a landscape designer do?
The job of a landscape designer is to plan your new front or backyard. They will have plenty of horticulture and design expertise, but you will need a landscape contractor to carry out the physical work of installing your new outdoor space.
What should I expect to pay for materials?
The material costs of your new outdoor space are separate to the design costs, but your landscape designer will be able to offer ideas for suitable and cost-effective materials for your space. Some of the least expensive materials include sod, which starts at around 30 cents per roll, while stone tiles can cost up to $15* per square foot.
What are some good modern landscaping ideas?
Modern landscaping often involves a geometric, uncluttered look, with hardscape – including stones, tiles, and patios – providing structure and plants treated as decorative elements. Your landscape designer will be able to advise what features will work best with your existing space. 
How much does pool landscaping cost?
Adding a pool is one of the most expensive parts of revamping your outdoor space, and the cost will depend on the size and materials you choose. The average cost of an inground pool is just over $51,000*.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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