How much does landscape design cost in Tauranga?

full backyard landscape transformation with outdoor kitchen and firepit

Here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, our gardens are a natural extension of our homes and, with the temperate climate we are fortunate to live in, our backyards can be enjoyed all year round. But if your garden is overgrown, or its current design no longer suits your family’s lifestyle, it might be time to consider getting a landscape design.

At Zones, our landscape designs can provide you with a blueprint to create the ideal backyard. Whether you’re looking for designs and planting or poolscapes and outdoor entertainment areas, getting a backyard landscape design and understanding the cost of landscaping services are the first points of call to transforming your backyard.

How much does it cost to get a landscape design in Tauranga?

Are you landscaping or poolscaping? Building a deck or sowing new grass? Adding a retainer wall or creating the ultimate outdoor entertainment area, complete with BBQ, pizza oven, covered seating and surround sound?

There’s no one answer to this question of how much a landscape design costs. That’s because every landscape design in Tauranga is different and that’s how our Landscaping Consultants like it. Why? Because it enables them to provide you with a fixed quote accurate to your landscape plan.

Although there may be no one answer to this question, there is a short one… book a consultation with your local Zones Landscape Consultant. During this free initial meet and greet, you can explain your backyard design ideas and our experienced consultants can provide you with a cost to turn your ideas into reality.

That’s exactly what this Te Puna homeowner did when he wanted to undertake an outdoor entertainment renovation at his property. With a budget of $100,000, old terracotta pavers were removed from the original pool area and fresh concrete was poured. An old wall was painted black for a more modern aesthetic and a louvre roof was added to the space. The result is a contemporary outdoor space that can be enjoyed by family and friends. 

The design of this entertainment area in Te Puna was completed by one of our landscaping consultants in Tauranga

What are the benefits of hiring a landscape designer?

Ideas, inspiration, and intel are some of the benefits of hiring a landscape designer. As are planning, preparation, and project management. Whether you’re working from a blank slate or an already established garden that you want to create a more modern feel to, there are numerous things to consider.

If your landscape plans are to build a pergola, or a deck, perhaps a retaining wall or a new boundary fence, then having the services of a local builder will be high on your list. If you’re replanting around the pool, putting in a hedge, wanting to plant for privacy, or adding colour to your greenery, then selecting the right plants to flourish all year round will be essential.

This is where the value of a landscape designer comes in. If you have backyard design plans on a budget, consider hiring a landscape designer as this can help ensure you don’t make any costly mistakes. 

This Papamoa homeowner worked with her local landscape designer to bring South Island scenes into her property’s landscape transformation. Heavy railway sleepers and a laser cut steel screen now form part of this attention-grabbing front landscape. The homeowner was thrilled with her unique new landscaping, which cost $35,000.

Questions you should ask your landscape designer

If you’re considering hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape plan in Tauranga, here are some important questions to ask. You also want to ensure you and your landscape designer work well together, so take time getting to know them. After all, the best working relationships are based on respect, understanding, and a shared sense of humour!

  • Why do you enjoy landscape design?
  • What are some examples of your work?
  • What is your process for bringing a landscape design to completion?
  • How much is a landscape design?
  • What factors influence landscape design costs?
  • What are the areas I can save money on?
  • What ongoing maintenance will be involved?
  • What ideas do you have for our garden?
  • Do you have testimonials from other clients you can share?
  • What does your landscape design package include?
a landscape design from above with plant garden, seating areas and outdoor kitchen

What does a landscape design package include?

A landscape design package will include working plans that enable everyone working on your garden to see what needs to be completed to bring your ideas to life. This will include specific references to any construction or engineering requirements, a detailed outline of plants - how many and where they need to go - and any contours of your garden that need to be taken into account. In other words, it’s a bird’s eye view of what your garden will look like.

Most landscape designers will prepare your landscape plan in sketch format, although more and more are using 3D renders to help bring your garden plans to life. This is an exciting way to see what your garden will look like, but also gives you an opportunity to make any changes prior to starting your project.

At Zones, our landscape design services include the project management of your garden plans. We like to work from concept to completion to ensure you get the best result for your backyard while also sticking to schedule and budget!

These Tauranga homeowners utilised the services of Zones to create a personalised native garden retreat on a budget of $25,000. A new pathway was laid, planting added, irrigation installed and mulching laid all in the space of two weeks.

A new pathway and garden in Tauranga

Transform your Tauranga backyard into your landscape dreams!

Ready to make plans for your backyard? Get in touch with your local Zones Landscaping Consultants at Zones. They’ll work with you to create a backyard oasis that enhances your property and your lifestyle.

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