In Austin, TX, a young couple had a rectangular backyard space that was 50 by 12 feet, but they didn’t want to move. They also had a part-time business baking cookies and liked to entertain clients. With a few thousand dollars, they decided to transform their backyard. With the help of Native Edge, they transformed this space into a beautiful outdoor living area that accommodates eight adults and four children. After hauling in 24 yards of pea gravel, they laid a paver patio and added native plants.
To save money on materials, Cathy and her husband tore down their old fence and repurposed the pavers from the ground. They also built a cedar walkway and garden beds. They also added pea-sized stones and cedar. The whole project took four weeks to complete. Check out the complete breakdown of the costs below. For further inspiration, you can watch thousands of YouTube videos on backyard makeovers Stylishster.
The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends budgeting between five and 10 percent of your home’s value to landscape your backyard. With sod roll lawns, you can expect to pay about 25 cents per square foot. If you plan on adding a patio, a fireplace, or hardscaping, you’ll probably need a landscape designer. These services can cost up to $2,000 to six thousand dollars, and permits are necessary Tishare.