Landscaping is more important than you may think. It can be a major part of a home’s curb appeal. Depending on where you live, landscaping can also be a crucial part of helping to control wildlife, and reducing energy costs by providing things like shade. If you want to update you landscaping without breaking the bank, here are five upgrades that can be done for less than $1,000.
1. Fertilizing the lawn
Fertilizing the lawn is a fast and low cost way to help improve the way your whole yard looks and feels. At the end of a long winter, fertilizer can help revive your grass, helping it green up faster, and providing a more lush surface. Some fertilizers can also kill weeds, which can further help improve your lawn’s appearance.
Cost:The average cost of fertilizing your lawn is $0.03 a square foot, assuming a 6,000 square foot lawn.The total range of costs is between $0.02 a square foot for a DIY job, to $0.04 a square foot during peak season.
2. Tree Planting
Planting new trees on your property has a lot of advantages. Trees help prevent soil erosion, while also providing shade and cleaner air. The right trees can also help you improve your home’s curb appeal, and complement the rest of your landscaping at the same time.
Cost:The average cost for planting new trees is $106 per small tree delivered and planted, with a minimum of five trees. The total costs range from $75 a tree for five small trees delivered off site and planted DIY to $2423 per large tree delivered and planted with a minimum of five trees.
3. Stain Your Deck
The deck is a major part of your home’s curb appeal, as well as enjoyment of the property. Sun, wind, rain, hail, and snow can all pay a heavy toll on your deck’s appearance, however. Over time, old stain may fade, crack, or peel, exposing the wood below to the elements, which in turn can mean the rotting of the wood on your deck itself. Applying a new coat of stain can help maintain not only your deck’s good looks,but also its integrity.
Cost:The average cost to stain a deck is around $2 a square foot, including labor and equipment such as pressure washers and the stain itself.
4. Fountain Installation
Fountains add a lot of interest and tranquility to your yard and landscaping. The sound of running water is often enjoyable for many people using the space, while the look of a fountain can increase your curb appeal. There are many different types and styles of fountain available, which can increase your chances of finding one that fits your needs.
Cost:The cost of a fountain installation depends largely on the type of fountain you’re installing. The least expensive option is a standalone bird bath, which costs between $150 and $300.Another inexpensive option may include a wall fountain with costs ranging from $600 to $1,200.
5. Fence replacement
Fencing can not only enhance your landscaping and curb appeal, it can offer a lot of other benefits as well. Pet containment, privacy, and creating a safe place for children to play are all great reasons to consider installing a new fence or replacing your old one.
Cost:The average cost to install a new fence is $13.26 a linear foot for galvanized steel chain link fencing. Total costs range from $7.02 a foot for a DIY installation to $28 per foot for a redwood split rail fence.
Source: Fixr Cost Guides
Author:Salvatore Defrisco Phone: 561-644-0052 Dated: April 6th 2016 Views: 112 About Salvatore: ...
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