How Much Do Landscaping Rocks Cost?
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Landscaping rocks are going to add some much needed beauty to make your yard look complete. There are many landscaping rocks from artificial ones to larger rocks that are brought in by a crane. The cost of these landscaping rocks is going to depend on the size, the type, the quantity, and the service selling them.
How much is it?
- On average, most landscaping supply companies are going to charge either by the ton or by square footage. Since there are so many rock types out there, the cost can vary from $200 to $800 per ton, or $5 to $20 per square foot. This is all going to depend on the type of rock, the style, as well as how rare they are.
- Wallstone rocks can cost $170 to $350 per ton. Boulders can cost upwards of $800 per ton. For example, a volcanic rock can cost $600 per ton. An artic white boulder can cost $150 per ton.
- Natural stone edging that is ideal for gardens and walkways can cost $200 to $600 per ton.
- A single boulder that measures 36″ x 26″ x 16″ can cost $150 to $300 each. A boulder that is larger in the range of 44″ x 36″ x 28″ can cost upwards of $285 to $450 each.
- Natural rock steps can cost $80 to $200 each.
- Faux landscaping rocks can cost $45 to $100 or more for a single rock that stands around 1 to 2 feet high.
- A small bag of rocks, such as lava rocks or pebbles, will cost $2 to $5 for a bag that covers 0.5 cubic feet. These bags can be found at retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. Decorative landscaping rocks such as river rock and bryan red rock can cost $4 to $8 per bag that covers .5 cubic feet.
What are the extra costs?
- Most landscaping rock companies will charge a delivery fee unless a minimum is met. Most delivery charges can cost from $50 and up depending on the lot.
- Some supply companies will charge extra if you want to have the rocks or boulder wrapped in plastic during transportation. Plastic wrap can vary from $7 to $35 per rock. Wired baskets can also be added to protect the smaller rocks from moving around in the truck while being transported.
What is going to be included?
- Local nurseries or stores may deliver right to your doorstep if a certain price tag is met.
- Some nurseries may wrap the rock or provide the bags of rocks on a pallet if more than 50 bags are purchased.
How can I save money?
- Compare prices with at least 3 nurseries. Be sure to ask about delivery, as well as get a good look at what the rock is going to look like. Many nurseries will allow you to take the samples home to match it up with your yard.
- If shopping locally, consider waiting for a deal or coupon to pop up in the local newspaper or even online. Since this is a relatively competitive field, it never hurts to wait for these sales.
- Consider checking out local landscaping dumps. There are landfills that can have various items such as larger rocks as well as other rubbish. With permission, consider checking these areas out to see what’s available.