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Find a tradesman for garden design and landscaping

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 garden design 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 know about garden design and landscaping?

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 garden designer can help, showing you what is within your budget and where you can save money.

You need to make sure the tradesmen you hire are 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.

How much does garden design and landscaping 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.

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Chris J.

I have a small front garden which is currently largely mud and weeds. I would like to see what options I have for changing it into a low-maintenance option which is aesthetically decorative, incorporating a bin shed/area for the bins. The size is 12 x 14 ft.

Cyrus Z.

to redesign front and the back garden, introducing new paving, shrubs, trees etc...in a semi residential property with direct access to the garden.

Chris J.

I have a small front garden which is currently largely mud and weeds. I would like to see what options I have for changing it into a low-maintenance option which is aesthetically decorative, incorporating a bin shed/area for the bins. The size is 12 x 14 ft.

S.Smith in SW16

Remove grass, lay AstroTurf supplied. General tidy up and ongoing maintenance

Latest Reviews

by Tom T.
Dinu and his team have been great. I needed new Laminate flooring fitted, as well as some boxing in of exposed pipes. Dinu walked me through every step that he and his team were taking. They helped out when we needed more materials and finished the job to perfection. In total there were two bedrooms, Large living room and an awkward hallway to fit the flooring. Dinu and his team had this all completed within three days. This included the trim, boxing in of three rooms and adjusting the doors to close over the flooring. All of which was included in the original quote. I would highly recommend DC Development and Maintenance for their hard ward, attention to detail and professional service.
by Ellen J.
Work was done by Millenium Interiors, which I would highly reccomend. I needed all my rooms Interior designed which included: Livingroom, bathroom, and 3 bedrooms. The company gave useful advice with the style and decor that was required. I was then able to sell the property with maximum results. The duration of the project took 5-6 weeks. I am very happy with the results.
by R Z.
EPS successfully tiled the bathroom and it was also fitted with a modern ensuite. Plumbing entailed fitting a powerful pump and modern power shower as well as chrome fittings. The quality of the work & the speed it was completed at was very impressive. Although I was traveling overseas at the time, Nadeem managed to communicate & project manage this upgrade on a timely basis. Through the use of instant messaging I was given regular photo updates as well as being able to provide input as the work was being done. I cannot recommend Nadeem and his team highly enough. I look forward to working with him again as I upgrade the rest of my home!
by Tenny O.
MID is very professional with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the market. I will always come back to MID. Sharrina is such a wonderful personality and a delight to work with. She is very experienced in the field and knows how to deliver luxury at relatively good price.