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Padova in Orchard Hills
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:29:09 AM »
New posting regarding all things at Padova for homeowners and would-be homeowners.

Question - any good landscapers anyone would suggest?  I have a 4k lot with 3k house.  Existing Padova homeowners encouraged to share!  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 01:43:57 PM »
Before selecting a landscaper, one must established a budget. A good rule of thumbs is to have a proper ratio of landscaping cost to the price of the home, otherwise you may over spend and not getting a good ROI, or under spend and it will cheapen your house look and feel. For the amount of house purchased, the landscaping budget should be at 10 % of the cost of the new build. Padova is at 1.5M so the budget should start at around 150K for Landscaping, lighting, t
and plantings. From there walk around the neighborhood and start talking to your neighbors and a few neighbors in close by development for references. It will be well worth your investment if time to talk and speaking to your neighbors about their landscape experiences. Otherwise you will have a lot of heartaches.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 02:34:38 PM »
I don’t think you need to spend anywhere near 150k for landscaping. The walls are like 10 feet away from the house if they are lucky. You probably need 50-60k

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 09:44:11 PM »
150k for a Padova 4k lot? Not a chance should anyone spend close to that. That landscaper is taking you for a ride. Even 60k is if you're being fancy.
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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 02:19:11 AM »
Anyone try to cram a swimming pool in or recommend a pool contractor?

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 05:47:09 AM »
One big variable on landscaping cost is how large the lot is. With the average sized Padova lot, I think a budget around $50k is probably reasonable.

I'm actually in the process of completely redoing my front and rear landscape, including redoing my pool, and I'm talking to a few new home buyer clients to see if they want to team up to try to get a better deal with a landscaper as a package deal. Once I get the City of Tustin approval for my landscaping plans I will begin getting quotes from several landscapers.
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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 07:15:51 AM »
10 feet from wall to the back of the house. Minus the 3 feet required for from the back of the wall to the hardscapes for plants and shrubs all around the backyard. That leaves about 6-7 feet of walkable space and at most a small patio table.


Yup, can’t get too creative with the design given the postage size lot. If you can live with that, you will loose out on privacy but save big bucks on yard budgets.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 08:38:28 AM »
I'm on the same boat as you Woomen, although my plan 3 won't be completed until April/May.

Most of the Padova homes are about 15 feet from back of the home to wall, would be really interested to see if anyone out there has fit in a spool in a similar sized lot.



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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 02:49:40 PM »
I'm on the same boat as you Woomen, although my plan 3 won't be completed until April/May.

Most of the Padova homes are about 15 feet from back of the home to wall, would be really interested to see if anyone out there has fit in a spool in a similar sized lot.

Don't do it--looks terrible when pools are shoe-horned into lots that are not big enough for them, and you lose the room to use it for anything else. I've always wondered, how do people who install pools on tiny lots manage to have the required safety fences around them? It's not safe to have a pool so close to the house, and you will turn off a lot of buyers who have kids at resale time.  You need to have enough room to walk around it and do landscape maintenance without falling in.  Very few Irvine single family houses are on lots large enough to do a pool well. 

 

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 02:52:51 PM »
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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 04:51:08 PM »
What would you say is a minimum lot for a pool?  Assuming a box shape, not one of those random ones split by a weird house angle.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 04:53:46 PM »
What would you say is a minimum lot for a pool?  Assuming a box shape, not one of those random ones split by a weird house angle.

depends on the sq ft of the house and the footprint. On a 3500 sq ft home, i'd want at least 6500+ sq ft lot to make a decent sized pool with space to walk around

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 12:30:49 PM »
We also bought in Padova and our home should be ready around Feb/March 2021. We're finalizing our landscaping plans and am leaving them a deposit to get on their calendar for next March.

Cost came out to $47-48k for pavers on the sides and half the backyard, with faux grass, square cement tiles on the other half, plus laying tile in the California Room. This also includes a rear 1.5' wall that'll decorate this hill we're backed up against, plants, lighting, and a built in BBQ. The front landscaping is super basic with the min. required plants and mulch. Figure we'll tackle that in year 2.

$150k is nuts!

DM if you need a referral. My brother used our guy on a couple homes and they did great work with reasonable pricing. 

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 12:46:23 PM »
We also bought in Padova and our home should be ready around Feb/March 2021. We're finalizing our landscaping plans and am leaving them a deposit to get on their calendar for next March.

Cost came out to $47-48k for pavers on the sides and half the backyard, with faux grass, square cement tiles on the other half, plus laying tile in the California Room. This also includes a rear 1.5' wall that'll decorate this hill we're backed up against, plants, lighting, and a built in BBQ. The front landscaping is super basic with the min. required plants and mulch. Figure we'll tackle that in year 2.

$150k is nuts!

DM if you need a referral. My brother used our guy on a couple homes and they did great work with reasonable pricing.

Was just about to email you to come post on this thread. If you don’t mind for context for other buyers, would you say your lot size and how long you plan to stay with the home?
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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 01:41:09 PM »
Sure, it's the Plan 4, home is about 3400 sq ft, lot is about 5300 sq ft. If it were up to Kris - the home would be up for sale already and I'd be looking in Newport Beach - ha!

Probably thinking we'll be here minimum 5-7 years, since our primary reason to move was for family and kids. Want to slow down the moving around a bit and grow some roots.

 

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