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All Things Softscapes

Updated: Mar 21



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Diving into the world of landscaping can be quite confusing. As a homeowner, you want to be informed and educated so you can make the right choice for your home and yard. This blog will answer three frequently asked questions: What is softscaping? How much do softscape projects cost? And is there a way to get softscaping near me?


What is softscaping?


To define what they are, we need to look at what they’re not. Projects that involve stone, bricks, concrete, patios, and other more permanent installations would be considered hardscapes. That’s not to say softscapes aren’t going to be a lasting addition to your home, but they don’t have the same permanent nature of hardscapes.


Softscapes are more concerned with adding a gentler beauty to your yard. They can often include stones or bricks such as a border around a garden, or a stepper path through your yard. But unlike hardscapes, the main focus and body of the installation isn’t on the stone, but rather the plants, mulching, and other horticultural elements. Simply put, softscapes are a way to add foliage and beauty to your yard, without all the mess and required maintenance that comes with hardscaping projects. Many homeowners prefer softscapes because we design them to work with the pre-existing yard, and they tend to look a little more natural than hardscapes.


How much do softscape projects cost?


The short answer: Softscaping projects have quite the range of prices. Small jobs can go for as low as $500 including materials and installation, and they can get as high as $10,000+.

The long answer: Generally speaking, smaller jobs will end up costing around $500-$1,400. Medium sized jobs $1,400-$2,200. And large jobs cost anywhere above $2,200. The cost of materials, hours needed, and other factors all go into determining how much a softscape project will cost you. The best way to determine how much a job will cost, is to book a free landscape consultation with us, where we’ll give you an estimate and talk over design details. To schedule, contact us today!


Is there a way to get softscaping near me?


Yes! If you want landscaping in Woodbury, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Afton, Hudson, River Falls, or any other suburb east of the twin cities, SunKissed Landscapes is here to help. Our company specializes in installing and maintaining softscapes that you'll love. We work with homeowners to get ideas for landscaping projects, and want to make your yard as beautiful as it can be!


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