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Finding a gardener/ landscaper

Finding the right tradesman for a garden or landscaping project can be a difficult process. You need to have confidence that your choice has the right skills and experience to suit your needs. Plentific can help you narrow down your search by generating a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer gardening and landscaping as a service. It also gives you quick access to customer reviews for each of your options to help you make the right choice.

What do you need to think about when finding a gardener/landscaper?

The most important thing to know about garden design and landscaping is that it requires a great deal of planning. You need to be sure of exactly what you want in terms of materials and new structures, and you will need to have a strict budget. This is where a gardener or landscaper can help, showing you what is within your budget and where you can save money.

You need to make sure the garden or landscaper that you hire is sufficiently experienced and qualified when it comes to designing or working on your garden. They should be able to provide customer feedback from previous jobs, or even pictures of completed projects. You can also ask them to provide evidence of any qualifications they possess, or if they are part of any tradesmen organisations. These will help vouch for their skills, as such groups usually enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members. Check that workers have Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards (CSCS), as these will prove that they have completed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.

Personal satisfaction is very important for garden design and landscaping work, so be sure that whoever you hire has guarantees in place in case you are dissatisfied with their work. You should also make sure they have adequate insurance in case of accidental damage.

What does a gardener/landscaper do?

Your local gardener or landscaper could offer a variety of services. Their specialisms extend to the installation of decking, balconies and balustrades. They could also install patios, block-pave driveways, fencing and ponds.

Your local gardener/landscaper could also work on pergolas, garden walls and pathways. This is in addition to the more traditional tasks of planting schemes, children’s play systems, bark areas and tree houses.

How much does a gardener/landscaper cost?

It is hard to give an ‘average’ cost of garden design or landscaping, because the price will depend on several specific elements. The cost of materials, what work is involved, whether you are adding new structures, your location in the UK and the condition of the site itself all influence costs. It is also likely that you will have to hire a skip. If there is inadequate access to the site this can also drive the price up, as it can prevent workers from using certain machinery. Services like garden cleaning and soil irrigation could cost over £200 each. Usually you should allow yourself around £100 per square meter at least when putting together the budget for your project.

That being said, there are ways you can save money. You can do certain jobs yourself, such as cleaning the site and disposing of waste materials. Part of the appeal of hiring a garden designer is that they may be able to save you money overall, so be prepared to listen to their ideas regarding your plans. For smaller projects worth around £12,000, a garden designer’s services will represent around 20%, though this percentage will decrease on projects worth more. Get multiple quotes before making your final choice as this will help you make sure you are making the most cost effective decision.

Latest Gardener / Landscaper Jobs

Audrey Q. in RH11

little grass at the side and back and some at the front estimated about 45-1 hour job

Deborah W. in TW12

Garden Maintance. Trimming plants, weeding etc.

Chrispin in SE17

I require garden decking 2.4 x2.4 metres.

Shailesh in HA8

removal of shed + re-fencing of about 4 panels. access only through the house, also hoping to have lawn at rear cut every 2-3 weeks. Must be local.

Latest Gardener / Landscaper Reviews

by Bfilzek ..
What is outstanding about the men that work for LD Property Services is the personal qualities they bring, they are polite, kind, thoughtful and so hard working. They take pride in their work and will stay later to finish something off or prepare for the next day, they've also worked a couple of Saturdays.
by Adina P.
Great work from Metin on fixing a few things around the house, including installing TV bracket and shoe cabinets, trimming and sanding down door frames and installing new door frame floor separators. Metin was very professional and attentive to details, he advised on best course of action and left the areas cleaned after the work. Would definitely recommend him.
by Aviava ..
Fantastic service, Lucas and Darota are an amazing professional team always reliable and our kitchen extension is to an exceptional standard. Darota offers an amazing interior design service. The builders have been punctual, worked really hard and when we have come home from work the house is always tidy so we don't even feel the house is being renovated. We offered LD Property services more work after our kitchen extension/complete refurbishment to include a complete renovation of all our home including garden and driveway. The project has been managed brilliantly as we work full time this has been really helpful.
by Jasmin E.
Nothing short of amazing and professional designers. One year in and I can't believe my home belongs to me. Very practical and so so stylish. Anyone I invite home always has something complimentary to say about our home. I will always use and recommend MID