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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

Craig M.

10' x20' decking patio. Repair one broken decking plank clean and treat rest of patio.

Lalini D.

We are looking for someone who can help us advise us, help with the design and landscape our garden.

Karen D.

I want a gardener for about 2 hours a week to try and get on top of the weeds and rather sad lawn. There is rubbish to remove but I could probably do this gradually.

Anna in N1

We are moving out and are looking for someone to clear our garden (trimming etc.)

Latest Gardener / Landscaper Reviews

by Esther M.
I hired millennium Interior Designers to renovate my house in South East London and they did a fantastic job. They were professional and they completed the task quickly.
by Matt C.
I hired Lucas and his team to fully refurbish a 2 bed flat that included fitting new windows, bathroom, kitchen with decoration throughout. Lucas gave a good first impression, he turned up when he said he would, provided some ideas and provided a competitive estimate. I have not been at all disappointed with the work he completed, he and his team were very reliable. They were flexible and under took other jobs on an adjoining flat that I owned. After selling this flat, a couple of things showed up on the survey (not related to the initial work) and Lucas was happy to complete these smaller jobs as well. I would definitely recommend Lucas to others and will use him again when the opportunity arises.
by Emma O.
The work Sharrina and her team provided far exceeded my expectations. They were very transparent and took us along throughout the project via weekly reports and scheduled viewings., they stuck to budget and the end result was so beautiful! My house looked like a magazine home. Additional bonus was Sharrina was such a pleasure to work with!
by Stephanie A.
The team repainted my two bedroom flat throughout and replaced the carpets in both bedrooms and a small computer room. I was really pleased with the work they did. Everything went smoothly from the start and I didn't have to do anything after delivering the keys to the decorators and letting them get on with it! Thank you!