Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Pergola or trellis work

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Pergola or trellis work £250 £500 £250 £500 £250 £500

Pergolas and trellis work can provide a useful framework for growing in your garden, as well as breaking up the layout or hiding plain fences with greenery. Pergolas are uprights that have crossbeams or lattice work across the top, allowing plants to grow to form natural shade. These are the ideal place to house a garden bench, which can make a great place to rest after doing some weeding or pruning.

Your landscaper should be able to advise you which climbers will be most suited to covering your pergola, as well as the best position to build it. Winter is a good time to do this kind of work, with climbers needing attention and pruning every spring to make sure they renew well. Roses, clematis and honeysuckle are all great plants to use on your pergola.

Trellis growing

Trellis makes a great environment for climbers, but without the space or the effort needed to install a pergola. Your gardener should be able to install trellis on your fence without too much difficulty or planning, although they will take sun exposure and shade into consideration.

When installing pergolas or trellis work you will need good soil at the base and your gardener will make sure that the soil and compost mix is good there before working to train the plants up the structures. Once installed, the structures should need very minimal maintenance themselves.

Rated People surveyed 107 of our gardeners across the country to give you an idea of the approximate costs for a range of work in your garden. Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact one of our local gardeners and garden designers.


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