Landscape and Irrigation Ardmore OK
Landscape and Irrigation
Smart Watering Costs Whether you're adding a simple water timer for $40 or contracting for a professionally installed irrigation system that will cost thousands of dollars, smart watering options can always fit in the annual household budget. It's best to set your budget first and then decide on the right approach. If you have, say, $5,000 to devote to irrigation and shrubbery upgrades, a landscape architect can tell you exactly what that will buy.
Hourly rates for landscape architects range from $50 to $100 per hour, depending on your location. Some homeowners may want to skip the architect altogether. An experienced landscaper and crew might well be able to address your irrigation and garden upgrade for roughly half the hourly cost of a landscape architect. However, you run the risk of the landscaper overlooking crucial subtle visual and lifestyle aspects of the job, aspects that a landscape architect is trained to address.
For the truly cost-conscious homeowners, there are do-it-yourself options. Taking this route, that same $5,000 could buy all the equipment for a complete irrigation system for the average three-bedroom home on a quarter-acre lot, with some money left over for plants. But you're in for a lot of hard work, and should probably plan on using up most of the summer's weekends to do the job. You can combine some measure of all three approaches, of course, using a professional landscape architect, landscaper and yourself. How well you use that $5,000 is up to you.