People often choose to redesign their property according to their choice and requirements. It becomes important to prepare an estimate including all factors of landscaping before commencing with the plan so that the property owner has a transparent picture of the total cost involved in the project. It also becomes important to focus on the areas which are most important and accordingly allocate funds to it from the total budget. It helps in distributing & monitoring the cost of the landscape. Negligence in the estimate or preparing a landscape without an estimate can result in non-completion of the project.
This article includes templates, worksheets, and examples related to landscape estimate for use and ready reference of the readers.
Landscaping requires skill and is carried out by professionals. Individuals request agencies to prepare an estimate according to their requirement for a landscaping project. It helps them in managing their finances. This file is a comprehensive three-page template on landscape bid estimate. One can easily add details about the company preparing the estimate and also add details about the clients in the template. It is possible to directly compare the bid prices of two different companies. The estimate has three major sections labor, material, and plant. One can conveniently modify the sections according to the design plan by downloading this template in six file formats.
If one has adequate knowledge about landscaping and requires the work to be done in a considerably smaller area he/she can easily prepare a landscape estimate for the same. Although, precautions and allowance in all sections of the project have to be taken, to avoid any financial or design mistakes. The above file is a one-page landscape estimate worksheet template available for download free of cost. The format includes sections like preparation, lawn installation, stonework, and water features. Labor details in the required section can be added in the table easily.
A landscape estimate has a standard format. It becomes difficult for small companies to hire experts and pay for the professional charges for making a format. This file is a one-page general template of landscape estimate sheet with flexible editing options. It is designed with grey color on a white background. It can include details on sections like description, item, quantity, price, and total. Additional description or comments can be also be added on the sheet along with signature and date.
The two major factors for owning a landscape is its preparation and maintenance. If one spends a lot of money and creativity in the preparation of a landscape but fails to maintain the same then the entire project fails. Maintenance helps the landscape in surviving for a longer duration. This file is a one-page editable template of landscape maintenance estimate available for download in four file formats. One can capture information on three main sections viz. property maintenance services, additional services, and fertilization services. One can also modify the headers as required.
This file is a twenty-five page informative PDF document titled How to estimate the cost of landscape planting and irrigation for a typical university campus. It is a technical paper and is published to provide the reader with necessary information on factors involved in preparing an estimate for the landscape planting and irrigation in a university campus building. One can learn about technicalities and fundamentals of making an estimate from this file. It can be downloaded for free.
Preparing a landscape estimate requires in-depth study, experience, and skills. Practicing with basic fundamentals and working with professionals can help one in independently formulating a landscape estimate. This file is a fifty-three-page comprehensive file on Landscape Design, Cost Estimate, and Management plan published by the California State University in 2012. The project demonstrates the knowledge process of evolving a bleak landscape for guidance and understanding of the readers. It includes an overview of aspects like drainage plan, construction plan, irrigation layout drawings, and others.
Experts working on the landscaping projects and its estimate take various factors into consideration depending upon the nature of the land, weather conditions, and also predictions about the fertility of the soil. Generating an estimate and working on a project is no simple things because even a minor error can lead to a loss of thousands of dollars. The above document is a twenty-three-page file on Landscape Architecture PS & E Guide with specifications and estimates.
One must always emphasize on generating a detailed estimate for a landscaping project. By adding all the relevant details in an estimate, all sections of the project can be understood easily by any supervisor who is assigned for the project. This file is a two-page example of a Pheasant Hill Landscape Estimate file for reference. One can use this as a sample estimate during the preparation of a similar file.
The above file is an agreement on estimate regarding the maintenance of a landscape. It is a four-page document divided into ten sections viz. insurance, non-discrimination, e-verify, attorney fees, timelines & termination, records, severance, contract documents, the scope of work, and payment. This agreement bounds both the parties by law for performing the mentioned tasks. It can be downloaded for understanding and learning purpose.
This document is a twenty-three-page file on Landscape Unit Planning and Implementation Cost Estimate published by the Venture Forestry Consulting Inc. It provides an analysis of the expected costs for implementing biodiversity elements of Landscape Unit Planning like Wildlife Tree Patches and Old Growth Management Areas. The document includes six sections viz. introduction, methodology & results, opportunities for minimizing cost, mechanism, non-calculated cost, and conclusions. One can download this report and learn about landscape estimates in detail.
This file is a design retainer document by PA Landscape Group Inc. It includes brief details about designer retainer process in six steps i.e. initial consultation, budget estimate, retainer fee, design, contract, and fees. General terms & conditions are included in the document and specific terms about the budget estimate are also included. Necessary space has been provided to include client details. This file can be downloaded in PDF format to learn about the estimate pattern and format.