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Find a local gardener

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.

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.

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
Paving £800 £1500
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 £150
Removing hedges £150 £300
Lawn mowing and edging £50 £100
Weeding £50 £100
Pressure washing £100 £200
Shed removal £100 £200
Pruning £50 £150

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:

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:

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 an gardener

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking gardeners

Garden landscaping 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 might give you some inspiration.

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    Gardener / Garden Designer

    Just clean up the back garden.

    Added 22/03/2017

    Just clean up the back garden.

    £100
    CM23, Bishop's Stortford Silverleys

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    Added 21/03/2017

    Need the removal of fridge, 3 materesses, tramperline, table chairs and few bags of rubbis...

    £250
    DH6, Sherburn Village

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    Services required: lawn mowing and edging...

    Added 21/03/2017

    Services required: lawn mowing and edging Approximate length of garden: more than 20m / 60ft...

    £100
    KT6, Surbiton Hill

    Gardener / Garden Designer

    Services required: remove hedges / shrubs...

    Added 21/03/2017

    Services required: remove hedges / shrubs Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft I...

    £250
    NP44, Ty Canol

    Gardener / Garden Designer

    Services required: hedge trimming Approximat

    Added 21/03/2017

    Services required: hedge trimming Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft I would...

    £250
    B71, Charlemont With Grove Vale

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    tree pruning

    Added 20/03/2017

    some trees/bushes/hedges need brought under control.

    £250
    G61, Bearsden

    What other homeowners are saying

    Gardener / Garden Designer
    Posted by Jan on 03/23/2017

    Very honest, our fence had been blown over, David suggested repairing the panels rather than replacing with new. Would highly recommend. Chelmsford May 2015.

    Gardener / Garden Designer
    Posted by on 03/23/2017

    Excellent throughout. Clear quote well presented, open always to questions. Work carried out on time, and as required. Would not hesitate in recommeding, one of the best tradesman I have dealt with

    Gardener / Garden Designer
    Posted by Maciej on 03/23/2017

    Good communication. Supplied list of materials required. arrived on time and delivered perfect work within the quote.

    Gardener / Garden Designer
    Posted by Jacqueline on 03/23/2017

    Jason and his team were absolutely brilliant at transforming our field into a beautiful garden. They were extremely professional at all times and their work was done to an extremely high standard. Nothing was too much trouble. Would certainly recommend their services.

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    Posted by Victoria on 03/23/2017

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