Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local Gardeners / Landscape gardeners

This page has everything you’ll need to know about finding and hiring a local gardener. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

Browse Gardeners / Landscape gardeners

Take a look at our Gardeners / Landscape gardeners profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

Reliable and Professional services.

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

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jonathan on 18/2/2018

A great service at a great price. Two really nice guys, very focussed on finishing every job to the best standard. Would very much recommend and will be using them again for a number of jobs moving forwards.

Phoenix BHI

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Time served full carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with advanced craft qualification. 25 years experience in the building industry mainly kitchen and bathroom floor and wall installation. Working to exacting standards at all times.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by andrew on 18/2/2018

Fantastic Job, very professional quote and no unexpected costs. The guys turned up bang on time and finished on schedule. I have asked them to come back and do my 2 bathrooms I am that pleased with their work ! Thanks so much chaps .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Dean did an excellent job with my TV wall. Would thoroughly recommend his services.

We are a small family run business with over 35years of experience in tree care gardening and landscaping

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Disabled Access / Mobility Service, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by James on 18/2/2018

Did a very honest job at a very honest price. Really pleased and would use again.

I'm Leon. I'm a time served carpenter with NVQ 1,2 and 3 qualifications.I have more than 10 years experience in Construction, I am new to rated people that's why I have no ratings.I can garantee quality, reliability. I look forward to your business.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Tina on 18/2/2018

Leon, did a great job of correcting shoddy workmanship by a previous so called joiner. He basically put the both of them to shame. He was professional from the outset from the initial quote and communicating timescales, materials etc. I was so impressed, I've asked him to do a few more jobs for me. I would highly recommend Leon, you will not be disappointed A*

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Steven on 18/2/2018

Walter turned up when he said he would and, in the course of a day and a half, jetwashed a path and patio and turned a messy, tired, end-of-winter garden into a smart, neat garden ready for summer. He pruned, weeded, replaced the garden edging and re-barked the garden. I couldn't have been happier with the result. More than happy to recommend him.

OSK plumbing drainage & surfacing's is a family run business with over 25 years experience in solving all your plumbing drainage and surfacing problems. Fully qualified. We undertake all types of work from plumbing maintenance to new bathroom installations. Blockages and drain cleaning to rain water gullies installed. All types of groundworks & surfacing from tarmac to paving. No job to big no job to small. Free advice and quotations we are here to help.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jaya on 18/2/2018

Ollie fitted my toilet quickly and efficiently with minimal mess. He was very friendly and I would highly recommend him. Thank you

R.L.G property services are here to help, we take on outdoor and indoor work. Range from landscaping your garden to doing your patio or decorating your property and much more, no job to big or small. specialize in paving

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Sue on 18/2/2018

Would thoroughly recommend Ryan

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

The quality and beauty of a work go hand by hand.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet fitters, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Floor Sanding & Finishing

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Craig on 18/2/2018

Great job by a very skilled tradesman. I’m very happy with the end result.

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

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.

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Regrass front garden

I want stones removed soil put down and then re turfed. I also need paving slabs put down to from door, side gate and bin area. I also need a large...

could you please give me a...

could you please give me a quote to grit my back garden path as flag stones are down at the moment and to take the flag stones.

Services required: pruning,...

Services required: pruning, hedge trimming Approximate length of garden: 10m to 20m / 30ft to 60ft I would like the tradesman to take care of waste...

Need a small front garden cut...

Need a small front garden cut possibly today. My mower broke and garden has a lot of weeds and has grown double with all the rain.

We have allowed our heap of...

We have allowed our heap of leaves etc to become too big for a bonfire and would like it removed

Services required: lawn mowing...

Services required: lawn mowing and edging, hedge trimming Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft I would like the tradesman to take care of...

Cutting grass and weeding the...

Cutting grass and weeding the garden

Services required: lawn mowing...

Services required: lawn mowing and edging, weeding, pruning, hedge trimming Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft I would like the...

CLEARANCE OF BRAMBLE AND WEEDS...

CLEARANCE OF BRAMBLE AND WEEDS

To top conifers in back garden...

To top conifers in back garden

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.