What is the Cost of Landscaping in Winnipeg?

Summer months in Winnipeg are short, which makes each summer day very valuable. One of the best ways to enjoy our special summer months is by enjoying it in your own custom studio b designed backyard paradise.  

Your very own special place designed with all the amenities and luxuries tailored to suit your lifestyle. 

So how much will my Winnipeg Landscaping project Cost?

The reality is it is very likely gonna cost more than your budget.  We are all guilty of wanting more than we can afford, it’s only human nature.

But don’t worry! You can still get your dream project completed.  Although most of us have limited budgets we can still control the time we take to complete the project by phasing.

Phasing your project over a few seasons from a well designed Landscape master plan will actually save money.  This approach will also allow you to enjoy each phase and tailor future phases.  

The majority of our clients complete their landscape renovations in phases.

Return on Investment (ROI):

Most research reflects that spending 10%-20% of your home’s value on landscaping and outdoor improvements can add value within 3-5 years.  If you plan to move within 3-5 years we will recommend minimal improvements that address drainage and minor cosmetic changes.

Other factors that influence the price are your taste and style.  

Most people fall somewhere between classical and natural to controlled modern minimalist; your gardening skill level – green thumb or “never touched a plant in my life”; your hands-on ability – full DIY mode or leave for vacation and come home to a finished project are all parameters that a good designer will considering when helping you create the master landscape plan.

So what does it all cost?

Broadly speaking a typical residential landscaping project can range from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the scales and features being developed in the space.

Landscape features are generally priced per sq ft, per linear ft and per item.

Here are some general ranges to help you budget.

Hardscape features (Patios,walls, paver edging and anything masonry related):

Patios can range from $6000-$40,000 depending on the total sq ft being paved, the product and generally run between $20-$30/ sqft.  The majority of the costs are associated with the labor to excavate, prepare and pave the area.  Typically the labor to material split is about 40/60

Driveways can range from $10,000-$80,000 depending on the total sq ft being paved.  Typically the more sq ft being paved the better the price per sq ft.

Retaining walls help section off portions of your yard as well as add height and dimension to your space. For a standard wall 1’ high, prices start around $90 a linear foot and go upwards based on material selection or increased height.

Paver edging is typically $25/lf which includes a limestone base and snap edging to keep the paving stones in place, as well as polysand between each stone. However, you’ll want to budget about $29/lf to account for sod repair that is typically required from damaged sod around the working area. 

Carpentry (Decks, fences, pergolas and privacy screens):

Pergolas can vary in price depending on size and materials used such as wood or aluminum with a mechanical Louvered roof.  Prices can range from $8,000 – $40,000

Decks start around $40/sqft for treated brown or green material, up to $70/sqft for Cedar or a composite material. 

Fences have a wide range, based on chain link or treated wood, cedar or vinyl. Generally speaking, a fence is between $30-$70/linear foot, up to $90/linear foot for aluminum. 

Additional yard features:

Rain drains are one of our most common items that we instal. They help control watershed and drainage issues from your eaves to direct and keep water away from your house and foundation. Product and installation is $350 per rain drain, but can be lowered if multiple are being done on your property.

Softscaping features ( sod, rock/mulch/soil gardens, shrubs and perennials): 

Sod, Rock, Mulch, and soil gardens are also priced per sq ft averaging anywhere from $3-$6-$8/ sq ft.  A typical yard can be developed with softscape areas for anywhere from $2000-$20,000 depending on the total area.

Boulders $400-$600 depending on the quantity, size and type being installed.

Trees $450-$750-$800 depending on the quantity, size and type being installed.

Perennials and shrubs are priced per item anywhere from $40-$65/plant depending on the quantity, size and type being installed.

Backyard lighting can do a lot to transform your space. Varying based on design, cost to light up your yard space can range from $4000 to $15,000+ for more detailed or large scale electrical work.

Pool pricing can change drastically based on size, shape and depth and is different for each client. If you’re looking to install a pool, you’ll want to budget anywhere from $40,000-$100,000 depending on your style and taste. 

A fireplace can range in price anywhere from $20,000 upwards of $50,000 for more custom pieces. In comparison, a fireplace can start around $2000 and go up in the range of $15,000.

So what is the most important feature that will provide you the Most return on investment (ROI)?   

The Landscape Master Plan.

Why?  A well planned project minimizes your contingency and change order saving you thousands during construction.  It costs 5-10 times as much to make changes during the construction phase then to figure it out in the design process. 

We recommend you budget between 8-10% of your overall construction budget towards the design process where you can work with our design team to create a virtual model of your dream space.  Let’s be honest a few clicks of the mouse are much easier than moving boulders and bricks around your backyard.

So what does a landscape master plan cost?

Our design build firm charges between $2500-$5000 for a typical residential yard but if the scope and scale of the project is larger then we can be charging up to $15,000+.

Don’t worry there is no commitment and we always provide a general ballpark price of what we think your project costs to determine our design services prices prior to any collected payment.  

With that in mind, details of costs can be discussed during the complimentary consultation we offer when you choose to book with Studio b – B. Rocke Landscaping. To contact our team and arrange a time for us to come down and check out your space, fill out the form below.