sunday telegraph
the sun

UK LANDLORD

Property Professional

Why do you need a landscape gardening specialist?

Landscaping your garden or outdoor area will almost always add value to your property and improve its appearance. Just like with your house, renovating your garden is a long-term investment. However, not everyone has the right skills — not to mention the time — to landscape their garden on their own, as this task requires specific knowledge and experience, which only trained professionals possess.

Whether you want to design a new garden, redesign and restructure your existing garden, erect a building or structure, or simply irrigate the soil and plant seeds to eliminate weeds and maintain your garden, a local landscape gardener can help.

What makes landscape gardeners unique is that they are the only gardening professionals capable of combining knowledge of both design and plants. Hiring a professional who can effectively combine all the necessary expertise for the proper development of your garden — in terms of both the design and construction — means that you don’t have to engage subcontractors to perform additional work, which saves you valuable time and money, not to mention admin.

What do landscape garden designers do?

How do you know if a landscape gardener is the right professional for you? Will they be able to correctly irrigate and prepare your soil? Are their design and building skills good enough to match your expectations in terms of the final product? The answer to these questions is a resounding “yes”, but only if you engage the services of an experienced and reliable landscape gardener. Unlike a normal gardener, landscape artists dedicate a large amount of time to not only selecting and planting the right flowers, but also designing the layout of your outside space. Their responsibilities can include:

  • Planting: Landscape gardeners are familiar with many plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials and a wide variety of flowers. They are also familiar with laying turf or rose beds, and possess extensive knowledge of plant science. This means they know precisely what plants need and where they will grow best — for example, some need extra shade, while others require regular watering or pruning.
  • Paved areas: Landscape gardeners can design and construct courtyard entrances, and paths and terraces. This is among the most complex garden work required by homeowners. These professionals will also regularly carry out masonry and paving work.
  • Outdoor facilities: Landscape gardeners build and maintain outdoor facilities of all kinds. They can design private gardens, public parks, urban green spaces, traffic islands and pedestrian zones. Their skills are even in demand at play, sport and leisure facilities. For example, when it comes to implementing a playground according to a specific blueprint, they will enquire whether all playground equipment is properly installed and whether toxic plants grow in the area. This allows you to benefit from their extensive plant knowledge and their craft skills.

How to find a landscape and garden designer near you?

To find a landscape gardener near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting where you are from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with recommended landscape gardeners in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to gardeners in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job. Compare landscape gardening rates and prices to help choose the specialist who is right for you.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read local landscape gardener reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Are you looking for a landscape gardener near you? Get started and find a trusted, rated tradesmen today using HaMuch. Our directory lists qualified specialists capable of performing the job you need, from weeding to pond maintenance.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Charnwood£23£180
Bridgend£25£178
Oldham£30£191
London£35£221
Bury£31£199
South Somerset£26£225
South Bedfordshire£37£235
Caerphilly£24£175
Newport£25£183
Wycombe£32£230

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Elmbridge£36£223
Amber Valley£27£188
Wakefield£24£175
Rotherham£22£170
Chester£25£167
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£21£165
Huntingdonshire£34£209
Bolton£26£184
Caerphilly£23£180
Macclesfield£36£196

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Nuneaton & Bedworth£36£236
Vale of White Horse£37£218
Bradford£31£219
Lancaster£28£214
Fife£31£220
Bassetlaw£28£234
Windsor & Maidenhead£41£255
Doncaster£28£216
Halton£29£210
Thanet£29£210

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Reigate & Banstead£31£232
South Gloucestershire£23£178
Wychavon£254£199
Warwick£16£126
Calderdale£23£134
Horsham£34£242
Mid Sussex£37£220
Carmarthenshire£15£125
Basingstoke & Deane£21£158
Gateshead£39£254

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Preston£58£283
Walsall£62£338
Canterbury£28£165
West Lothian£22£205
Bradford£36£290
Bury£44£247
North Lanarkshire£15£98
Nottingham£37£267
St Helens£40£215
Gloucester£50£175

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£14£110
Slough£18£128
Plymouth£15£107
Ipswich£15£122
Northampton£21£172
Bolton£14£108
Wigan£13£103
Solihull£15£168
Poole£16£84
Wolverhampton£16£115

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broxtowe£36£278
Luton£43£245
Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£232
Salford£36£226
Calderdale£34£185
Blackpool£60£150
Vale of White Horse£35£200
Blackburn£34£128
Bournemouth£43£338
Renfrewshire£10£50

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wolverhampton£39£228
Elmbridge£56£288
Stroud£40£277
Bournemouth£43£274
Gedling£39£232
East Hertfordshire£47£270
Nottingham£38£237
Arun£45£256
Torbay£36£261
Manchester£37£230

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bath & North East Somerset£40£254
Rotherham£32£219
Peterborough£36£248
Epping Forest£52£278
Aberdeen£34£253
Ipswich£62£298
Broxtowe£37£235
Newbury£53£271
Dumfries & Galloway£29£220
Norwich£39£234

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Trafford£22£165
London£29£191
Dacorum£39£212
Scottish Borders£22£162
Leicester£18£153
North Wiltshire£20£160
Oxford£44£179
Kingston-upon-Hull£16£142
Maidstone£25£176
Portsmouth£27£171

HaMuch's offical partners include:

Danfoss Delta Dore Devi Drayton Fernox Franke HIP Magazine Pegler Polypipe SPARKS Magazine SureStop Wago