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How much will it cost to maintain the garden in my home?

A well-maintained garden will add value to any home as well as an attractive entrance leading to the front door. To reduce the stress when deciding on your project, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep thinks running smoothly during the gardening project to how much to budget as well as how to find the right gardener for you.

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your gardener

When choosing a Gardener or Landscaper try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered at what price. For general tidy up maintenance work, search for a gardener but for hard landscaping suck as patios, decking, fencing, find a landscaper to quote (if a landscaper quotes for cutting and watering the lawn it would be more expensive than a gardener’s quote). Most gardeners won’t be vat registered but if you are getting a landscaper in, they might be, so do ask if VAT has been included on your quote. For your own safety to avoid any arguments over payment, insist on being given a ‘written quote’. Agree payment terms, which might be per visit of the gardener. If you are committing to a serious of visits, ask if you can have a discount for weekly or bi-weekly visits. A lot of gardeners may only accept cash and not have card payment facilities, so have a chat before-hand about their preferred method of payment.

When receiving a quote, discuss if the quote includes the gardener bringing their own tools, such as a lawn mower, rake and spade, or if they intend on using tools that you will provide. While working in the garden, garden waste will be generated, so remember to discuss before the job commences whose responsibility it will be to remove the garden waste. If your gardener is coming to do a once off job, (e.g. cut the hedges back and remove some shrubs) they may include in the quote a trip to the local tip to clear the waste. If it is a regular lawn mowing, edging and tidying while removing weeds, the gardener may ask you to arrange a regular garden collection from your local council.

Ask for references from previous clients and investigate whether the gardener has been reliable showing up on said days as well as finding out how tidy they are in the garden. If it is for a landscaping job, e.g. a pond construction or placing paving in an area, ask for ‘before and after’ photos of similar projects carried out recently.

Ask if the gardener or landscaper will be using a sub-contractor, team or colleague around as you will want to know who will be working outside your home and if you are paying extra labour charges.  If you live in an area where street parking is metered, agree before-hand who will pay for the parking as over a long period these costs can add up.

Defining the quality and detail of the gardening job

When your chosen gardener arrives at your home to quote the job, be clear what project you need doing, whether you are wanting general garden upkeep of lawns, hedges, weeding, tidying flower beds or a construction of a garden creating a happy space filled with colourful planting flowers. If you are wanting a garden formed, let the gardener know an idea of how you envision your garden to look; how many flower beds you want constructed, if you want them raised or flat, where or what shape you want the flower beds, whether you would like a water feature (pond or fountain), if you want an easy to maintain hardy garden or if you don’t mind a garden that will need attention from you.

Draw on inspiration from neighbours’ gardens and visit a garden centre, even B&Q and Homebase have a great variety of beautiful plants. Walk through the garden centres and take note of colours that appeal to you as well as some shrubs for all year-round greenery in the garden. If you are having a gardener lay lawn for you, discuss the different types of grass available and which grass would best suit your needs.

For wood structures that you might want help with (i.e. fencing, shed, gate, pergola or gazebo) make sure the gardener will have access to the area in your garden where you would like the structure repaired or erected. Ask for advice on types of products available e.g. if discussing fencing, ask about feather edge, picket fencing, overlap panels vs closeboard panels.

We have compiled a list of jobs that a gardener does with an estimated price. We also have a table which shows the gardener rates around the UK. At HaMuch we are trying to help you keep your costs down so search wisely and good luck.

Rough guide for how much basic gardening in your home costs;

Job Job details Estimate
Clearance gardener Once off clearance - removal of ivy & weeds, hedge trimming £80
General gardener General garden maintenance, based on 2 hours of tidying £50
Jet cleaning High pressure jet cleaning paths, drive, gutters, walls, patio £110
Landscaping Levelling some of the garden, creating flower beds & a pathway £400
Lawn Clearing a garden to lay grass £20 p sq/m
Path Levelling out a section and laying slabs to create a pathway £300
Patio Digging out & levelling the area, laying slabs to create a patio £300
Pond Dig a section of the garden and create a pond £400
Tree removal Cutting down a small tree and removing the trunk as well as digging out some of the roots £300
Turf Clearing a garden and laying artificial turf down £60 p sq/m
Wooden fencing Replacing an old wooden fence for a new fence £500
Wooden shed Erecting a wooden shed on an existing base £200

Rates for other trades

Gardener Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gardener near Aberdeen£25£200
Gardener near Amber Valley£17£120
Gardener near Arun£29£218
Gardener near Ashfield£17£133
Gardener near Aylesbury Vale£20£150
Gardener near Barnsley£51£215
Gardener near Basildon£23£204
Gardener near Basingstoke & Deane£27£183
Gardener near Bassetlaw£21£198
Gardener near Bath & North East Somerset£29£215
Gardener near Bedford£23£150
Gardener near Belfast£20£130
Gardener near Birmingham£153£127
Gardener near Blackburn£32£220
Gardener near Blackpool£24£197
Gardener near Bolton£29£202
Gardener near Bournemouth£30£255
Gardener near Bracknell Forest£27£195
Gardener near Bradford£48£181
Gardener near Braintree£27£142
Gardener near Breckland£15£120
Gardener near Bridgend£30£120
Gardener near Brighton£31£189
Gardener near Bristol£27£212
Gardener near Broadland£15£120
Gardener near Broxtowe£18£126
Gardener near Bury£32£201
Gardener near Caerphilly£23£149
Gardener near Calderdale£24£133
Gardener near Cambridge£20£150
Gardener near Canterbury£25£220
Gardener near Cardiff£24£146
Gardener near Carmarthenshire£15£125
Gardener near Charnwood£20£213
Gardener near Chelmsford£29£188
Gardener near Cheltenham£31£258
Gardener near Cherwell£25£200
Gardener near Chester£34£323
Gardener near Colchester£26£144
Gardener near Coventry£16£133
Gardener near Crewe & Nantwich£27£201
Gardener near Dacorum£34£240
Gardener near Derby£20£180
Gardener near Doncaster£22£190
Gardener near Dover£27£230
Gardener near Dudley£142£127
Gardener near East Ayrshire£12£85
Gardener near East Devon£18£142
Gardener near East Dunbartonshire£26£220
Gardener near East Hampshire£20£170
Gardener near East Hertfordshire£26£194
Gardener near East Lindsey£15£120
Gardener near Eastleigh£28£192
Gardener near Edinburgh£23£176
Gardener near Elmbridge£33£221
Gardener near Epping Forest£37£244
Gardener near Erewash£20£173
Gardener near Exeter£24£144
Gardener near Falkirk£17£140
Gardener near Fife£20£160
Gardener near Flintshire£24£184
Gardener near Gateshead£38£242
Gardener near Gedling£18£131
Gardener near Glasgow£26£220
Gardener near Gloucester£35£300
Gardener near Guildford£24£187
Gardener near Halton£31£274
Gardener near Harrogate£15£97
Gardener near Havant & Waterloo£24£158
Gardener near Highland£28£210
Gardener near Horsham£34£241
Gardener near Huntingdonshire£20£160
Gardener near Ipswich£19£170
Gardener near Isle of Wight£23£159
Gardener near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
Gardener near Kirklees£23£129
Gardener near Knowsley£29£252
Gardener near Lancaster£20£200
Gardener near Leeds£55£193
Gardener near Leicester£20£213
Gardener near Lisburn£20£130
Gardener near Liverpool£30£262
Gardener near London£38£252
Gardener near Luton£30£211
Gardener near Macclesfield£30£176
Gardener near Maidstone£24£190
Gardener near Manchester£25£173
Gardener near Mid Bedfordshire£22£161
Gardener near Mid Sussex£39£229
Gardener near Middlesbrough£15£112
Gardener near Milton Keynes£24£170
Gardener near Neath Port Talbot£24£162
Gardener near New Forest£32£280
Gardener near Newbury£23£188
Gardener near Newcastle-under-Lyme£27£181
Gardener near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£37£248
Gardener near Newport£22£177
Gardener near North Ayrshire£23£177
Gardener near North East Lincolnshire£15£100
Gardener near North Hertfordshire£22£166
Gardener near North Lanarkshire£26£274
Gardener near North Lincolnshire£15£150
Gardener near North Somerset£26£219
Gardener near North Tyneside£37£248
Gardener near North Wiltshire£44£233
Gardener near Northampton£21£156
Gardener near Norwich£15£120
Gardener near Nottingham£18£126
Gardener near Nuneaton & Bedworth£18£157
Gardener near Oldham£24£164
Gardener near Oxford£20£150
Gardener near Perth & Kinross£20£200
Gardener near Peterborough£30£280
Gardener near Plymouth£14£100
Gardener near Poole£22£160
Gardener near Portsmouth£24£158
Gardener near Preston£30£221
Gardener near Reading£26£186
Gardener near Redcar & Cleveland£12£50
Gardener near Reigate & Banstead£35£226
Gardener near Renfrewshire£31£252
Gardener near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£25£157
Gardener near Rochdale£20£144
Gardener near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120
Gardener near Rotherham£22£179
Gardener near Salford£24£166
Gardener near Salisbury£35£350
Gardener near Sandwell£133£125
Gardener near Scarborough£50£400
Gardener near Scottish Borders£49£382
Gardener near Sefton£18£188
Gardener near Sevenoaks£25£208
Gardener near Sheffield£22£182
Gardener near Slough£31£223
Gardener near Solihull£154£139
Gardener near South Ayrshire£12£85
Gardener near South Bedfordshire£23£150
Gardener near South Cambridgeshire£19£175
Gardener near South Gloucestershire£25£190
Gardener near South Kesteven£28£280
Gardener near South Lanarkshire£25£520
Gardener near South Oxfordshire£38£232
Gardener near South Somerset£15£120
Gardener near South Tyneside£38£242
Gardener near Southampton£25£204
Gardener near Southend-on-Sea£21£186
Gardener near St Albans£40£259
Gardener near St Helens£32£279
Gardener near Stafford£20£100
Gardener near Stockport£30£196
Gardener near Stockton-on-Tees£15£112
Gardener near Stoke-on-Trent£27£181
Gardener near Stratford-on-Avon£15£130
Gardener near Stroud£28£247
Gardener near Suffolk Coastal£15£143
Gardener near Sunderland£36£233
Gardener near Swale£29£235
Gardener near Swansea£20£178
Gardener near Tameside£28£181
Gardener near Teignbridge£17£136
Gardener near Tendring£16£148
Gardener near Thamesdown£29£200
Gardener near Thanet£27£235
Gardener near The Wrekin£15£120
Gardener near Thurrock£27£220
Gardener near Torbay£19£152
Gardener near Trafford£25£168
Gardener near Vale of Glamorgan£27£130
Gardener near Vale of White Horse£22£150
Gardener near Vale Royal£24£184
Gardener near Wakefield£48£183
Gardener near Walsall£18£125
Gardener near Warrington£36£319
Gardener near Warwick£14£108
Gardener near Waveney£15£120
Gardener near Waverley£21£150
Gardener near Wealden£19£153
Gardener near West Lancashire£23£228
Gardener near West Lothian£20£170
Gardener near West Wiltshire£44£233
Gardener near Wigan£36£297
Gardener near Windsor & Maidenhead£26£191
Gardener near Wirral£23£218
Gardener near Wokingham£25£188
Gardener near Wolverhampton£20£136
Gardener near Wrexham Maelor£21£204
Gardener near Wychavon£334£195
Gardener near Wycombe£25£178
Gardener near York£20£160