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W Harris

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

W Harris Garden and Tree Services is a fully insured, company based in Southampton, (Hampshire) with a safe and professional approach to all aspects of tree and garden work.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by JANE on 18/2/2018

Wayne was very efficient and helpful. His quote was precise and he kept to it although the work was pretty arduous and actually made a brilliant job of clearing the overgrown shrubs, a border and taking everything away. I asked him to return the following day to do even more jobs, again at an agreed price, and the completed work including spraying weed killer and a ton of weeding was done so well. I was very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to call him again - and will this time next year if not before!

have over 20 years experience in supplying satisfied customers all over Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire with quality workmanship. We offer fair and competitive prices for the products we install and all work is guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Debbie on 17/2/2018

You never bothered to quote and it seems you told the Rated site that I didn’t give opportunity to quote! Not happy at all!

General builder,all types of walling, Harling, pointing, slabbing, drainage and groundwork .Free quotes

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Mhairi on 17/2/2018

Very easy going and accomodating. Very good job.

We at Elite Building Services North undertake all electrical, plumbing, joinery and plastering work. Quality work at reasonable price assured.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 17/2/2018

Don’t trust

Not many people these days actually have the time or patience to tend to their gardens.Thankfully, MKJ THE GREEN TOUCH is here to help. Whether you want to spruce up your garden for that upcoming barbeque or create a haven to sit and relax,

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Demolition, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Alison on 17/2/2018

Marc has just completed this job for me. Excellent work, quick, tidy and just what I wanted. Have got him to quote for another job. Highly recommended

Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

G and D building services. We have 30 years experience. Our projects have ranged from small works up to barn conversions. No job is too small. We are a very friendly company and offer advice when needed.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Demolition, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Knowledgeable, tidy and and skilled. We're already thinking of other projects they can do for us in the house.

As joinery

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

A.s joinery and maintenance ltd all aspects of joinery lock smithing and maintenance work undertaken at grate rates

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Geoffrey on 17/2/2018

Andrew did a good job - I am happy with the result.

I am a soul trader so I do all the work myself. I've done building work all my working life and as you can see I now mainly do repointing, but I also do gutter repairs and renewals, brickwork repairs, roofing and lead-work repairs and general maintenance.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Garden Wall, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Michelle on 17/2/2018

Mick has just finished repointing our 1935s front wall and I have asked him to do all the house once the cavity wall work is completed. We are delighted with the wall which looks like new. His price was competitive and the quality of work is great. He works really hard. Mick is a lovely, reliable man and we would highly recommend him.

Alin Diac

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

I want to be judged by individual performance and I want be rewarded for my efforts based on their my to execute.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet Cleaning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular

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Reviewed by George on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Highly recommended - thank you!

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Gardeners / Landscape gardeners - what you need to know

What a gardener/landscape gardener can help with

  • Laying decking or paving.
  • Laying woodchip or gravel paths.
  • Laying new turf.
  • Planting, weeding and pruning.
  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Hedge trimming or removal.
  • Installing lighting (uplighters, LED lights in patios, lamp posts).
  • Adding a water feature.
  • Adding a pergola/trellis.
  • Pressure washing outdoor spaces.
  • Getting rid of a shed.
  • Creating borders and building raised beds.
  • Levelling or sloping a garden.

 

Gardening jobs can be divided into two – garden maintenance and garden landscaping. Gardeners can help you carry out the sort of jobs that will keep your garden looking neat and tidy, like trimming hedges, mowing lawns, weeding and pruning plants.

Landscape gardeners tend to focus more on the design of your garden. They can come up with detailed drawings incorporating new features and once you’re happy with the plan, bring that vision to life. They’ll let you know which plants will bring some scent or colour into your garden and can add water features, lay woodchip or gravel paths and install lighting (whether that's a couple of uplighters or something a bit fancier like inbuilt LED lights added to a patio). If you’ve got something specific in mind like creating a garden to rival the ones you see on Christmas cards, they can help you make that a reality.

Gardeners tend to be busier during the summer months when the weather’s good and we’re all spending more time outdoors, so it’s a good idea to book a gardener or landscape gardener in before the rush. That way, you’re also more likely to get a better rate for the work. Some gardeners may also offer deals for repeat work, if you wanted to get them in to mow your lawn regularly.

Costs for common gardening jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common gardening jobs.

Some typical jobs Low High
Laying decking £700 £1200
Lighting £250 £600
Earth work (levelling or sloping a garden) £300 £650
Laying woodchip or gravel £250 £650
Laying turf £300 £700
Planting £300 £550
Creating borders £200 £300
Building raised beds £300 £700
Pergola or trellis work £250 £500
Hedge trimming £100 £100
Removing hedges £150 £300
Lawn mowing and edging £50 £100
Weeding £50 £100
Pressure washing £100 £200
Shed removal £100 £200
Pruning £50 £50

What’s garden irrigation?

Irrigation is the watering system you use to keep your plants and grass healthy and help them grow. You can either water them by hand, or you can use an automatic watering system to take care of the watering for you – handy if you’re planning on going on holiday in the warmer months. A gardener can help advise on and install a system that best suits you and your garden.

These are the 4 types of automatic watering systems:

  • Drip irrigation – good for flowerbeds, vegetable patches, hanging baskets and potted plants, this releases water slowly through a drip emitter to give the plant time to soak up the water. By slowing down the release of water, there’s less wastage.
  • Micro spray jets – these spray water over a larger area (covering a radius of up to 2 metres) so they’re great for watering multiple plants at once. They’re ideal for flowerbeds, borders and landscaped areas and can be directed downwards into a greenhouse. A water timer can be added to make it automated or you can turn the jets on and off as and when you want.
  • Mini sprinklers – similar to micro spray jets, these are a lot more powerful. They have a rotating jet which provides a heavy soaking spray, covering a radius of up to 5 metres. Because of this, they’re ideal for larger areas like large vegetable patches.
  • Pop up sprinklers – these are based underground and pop up when they’re being used. They have the best coverage and are the most efficient when it comes to reducing water wastage. You decide when you want your lawn watered and an electronic water timer takes care of the rest.

Planning permission for gardening jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally needed for your average garden job but you may need to review this when building or installing decking, fences, walls and gates.

You’ll need planning permission if:

  • Your decking is higher than 30cm above the ground.
  • The decking or any raised platforms would cover over 50% of the total area of the garden.
  • A fence/gate/wall would be over 2 metres, or over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or a footpath next to the highway).
  • The fence/gate/wall forms a boundary with a listed building or land.

If you live in a listed building or want to pave your front garden, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for gardening work

There’s no legal obligation for gardeners to be insured but many gardeners choose to get public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a gardener

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of previous work?
  • Do they employ or consult specialists? (For example, horticulturalists to know which plants would work best in the garden.)
  • If garden design work is being carried out, can they give you a scaled design/drawing of what the finished garden will look like?
  • Will they be carrying out the work themselves? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last? Are there separate guarantees for individual plants?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking gardeners

Gardening ideas

We have a range of garden articles that tackle subjects like choosing decking, replacing or repairing a garden fence and lighting your garden .  If you’re looking for ways to transform a small space, our big ideas for small gardens https://www.ratedpeople.com/blog/big-ideas-for-small-gardens/ might give you some inspiration.

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