What does garden landscaping cost? Explore what you can afford

garden of self build house
(Image credit: Fiona Murphy/Mark Brocklebank)

Garden landscaping costs might not be your first priority when self building, renovating or extending, but it really does pay to set some of your budget aside for this aspect of your home. There is far more to planning an outdoor space than plants and trees so to avoid nasty surprises later down the line, it's best to plan in advance. 

No home is not complete until the garden design is finished; it makes the world of difference having anticipated the needs of your landscaping before you move in or open the doors for visitors. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.