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Landscaper charge per hour

Landscapers specialise in creating beautiful gardens, whether it’s using hard landscaping through things like retaining walls or soft landscaping through laying turf. The average landscaper hourly rate is £28, but it can range from £12 - £111. Rates usually differ based on where you live.

See our landscaper rates table for more hourly rates broken down by location. Or, post your job on HaMuch and get a more accurate quote for free.

Landscaper day rate

If you want to re-landscape your entire garden, including laying turf or artificial grass, adding beds and building retaining walls, your landscaper will probably charge you a day rate. The average day rate for a landscaper is £205, but as you can see by our table, the price can vary between £114 - £485 based on your location and the type of job.

If your landscaper has lots of employees or is part of a national company, they will probably charge you more than a landscaper that’s a sole trader as they’ll have more overheads.

Check our rates table for landscaper day rates in your area.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a landscaper

Getting the cheapest quotes from landscapers requires careful planning, research and effective communication. While you want someone affordable, you want to ensure that the landscaper offers quality work and can meet your needs. Here are some tips to help you get the best value for money when looking for a landscaper:

Define your needs: Clearly outline your landscaping project's scope and requirements before getting quotes. Having a detailed plan or a list of specific tasks will help landscapers to provide more accurate and competitive quotes.

Get multiple quotes: Reach out to several landscapers in your area to get multiple quotes. This allows you to compare prices, the services offered and expertise, which will help you to make an informed decision.

Ask for itemised quotes: Request itemised quotes that break down the costs for individual tasks or components of the project. This will help you understand what you’re paying for and identify any potential cost-saving opportunities.

Ask about materials: If the project involves specific materials (for example plants, paving stones or mulch), ask about the options available and their costs. Some landscapers might offer different material choices that could impact the overall price.

Consider the timeline: If possible, be flexible with your project timeline. Some landscapers offer lower rates for off-peak seasons or when they have gaps in their schedule.

Negotiate and ask for discounts: Don't hesitate to negotiate with landscapers, especially if you've received multiple quotes. Some may be willing to offer discounts or match a competitor's price to win your business.

Verify insurance: Ensure that the landscapers you consider hiring have appropriate insurance coverage. Working with insured professionals protects you from liability in case of accidents or property damage.

Remember that while getting the cheapest quote is important, it's equally vital to choose a landscaper with a proven track record of delivering quality work and excellent customer service. Balancing affordability with professionalism and expertise will help you achieve the best outcome for your landscaping project.

Choosing a landscaper

Choosing the right landscaper is crucial to ensuring that your landscaping project is successful and meets your needs. Here are some key pieces of advice to help you make an informed decision when choosing a landscaper:

Review portfolios: Look through the landscaper's portfolio to see examples of their previous work. Pay attention to the variety of projects they’ve handled and whether their design style aligns with your preferences.

Read reviews and testimonials: Check online reviews and testimonials from previous clients to get a sense of the landscaper's reputation and their customer satisfaction levels.

Conduct interviews: Set up meetings with your top choices to discuss your project in detail. During the interviews, ask about their experience, qualifications, approach to landscaping and how they handle challenges.

Evaluate how they communicate: Pay attention to how the landscaper communicates with you during the quotation process. A good landscaper should be attentive to your needs, responsive to questions and open to suggestions.

Request detailed quotes: Ask for detailed quotes from the shortlisted landscapers. The quotes should include itemised costs for labour, materials and any additional services required for your project.

Compare quotes and services: Compare the quotes and services offered by different landscapers. Avoid choosing solely based on the cheapest quote and take the overall value, reputation and expertise of the landscaper into consideration.

Contract and warranty: Once you've selected a landscaper, ensure that all the project details are documented in a written contract. Review the contract carefully before signing and make sure it includes warranty information for their work.

Trust your instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts when you make a decision. Choose a landscaper you feel comfortable working with, who understands your vision and demonstrates professionalism and competence.

Landscaping ideas and costs

Garden pond cost

Garden ponds are a great feature for large gardens. You can build one to attract wildlife or to keep goldfish or koi carp in. Garden ponds take a lot of manual labour and there are lots of stages, so how much it costs will depend on a few factors:

  • How big you want the pond to be
  • What materials you are lining it with
  • Whether you want a ground-level or raised pond
  • Whether you want additional landscaping features around it, such as borders or plants

Retaining wall cost

Retaining walls are crucial for properties where the garden is built on a slope to prevent soil erosion. They can also be used to retain flowerbeds. Retaining walls can be built from a variety of materials, including railway sleepers, concrete blocks, brick or dry stone.

How much a retaining wall costs will depend on:

  • The material you would like to build your retaining wall out of
  • How big the retaining wall will be
  • How deep any trenches need to be to keep the wall stable
  • Your location in the country

Rates for other trades

Landscaper near Aberdeen£25£210Landscaper near Amber Valley£26£196Landscaper near Angus£21£203Landscaper near Arun£30£214Landscaper near Ashfield£25£194Landscaper near Aylesbury Vale£28£196Landscaper near Barnsley£27£186Landscaper near Basildon£30£213Landscaper near Basingstoke & Deane£29£209Landscaper near Bassetlaw£30£221Landscaper near Bath & North East Somerset£30£229Landscaper near Bedford£31£197Landscaper near Belfast£24£166Landscaper near Birmingham£41£175Landscaper near Blackburn£30£212Landscaper near Blackpool£25£199Landscaper near Bolton£29£203Landscaper near Bournemouth£33£219Landscaper near Bracknell Forest£33£230Landscaper near Bradford£23£141Landscaper near Braintree£29£186Landscaper near Breckland£20£177Landscaper near Bridgend£27£175Landscaper near Brighton£29£203Landscaper near Bristol£29£225Landscaper near Broadland£20£178Landscaper near Broxtowe£25£191Landscaper near Bury£29£199Landscaper near Caerphilly£30£192Landscaper near Calderdale£24£159Landscaper near Cambridge£27£202Landscaper near Canterbury£27£220Landscaper near Cardiff£30£194Landscaper near Charnwood£22£184Landscaper near Chelmsford£30£206Landscaper near Cheltenham£31£239Landscaper near Cherwell£32£228Landscaper near Chester£31£266Landscaper near Colchester£27£172Landscaper near Conway£22£170Landscaper near Coventry£21£177Landscaper near Crewe & Nantwich£30£214Landscaper near Dacorum£34£236Landscaper near Derby£25£202Landscaper near Doncaster£28£202Landscaper near Dover£28£226Landscaper near Dudley£41£173Landscaper near Dundee£21£203Landscaper near East Ayrshire£19£171Landscaper near East Devon£26£172Landscaper near East Dunbartonshire£27£229Landscaper near East Hampshire£31£237Landscaper near East Hertfordshire£33£227Landscaper near East Lindsey£16£125Landscaper near East Riding£19£161Landscaper near Eastleigh£31£221Landscaper near Edinburgh£25£189Landscaper near Elmbridge£36£241Landscaper near Epping Forest£36£241Landscaper near Erewash£24£196Landscaper near Exeter£26£175Landscaper near Falkirk£23£192Landscaper near Fife£26£202Landscaper near Flintshire£28£224Landscaper near Gateshead£36£242Landscaper near Gedling£26£189Landscaper near Glasgow£27£231Landscaper near Gloucester£32£243Landscaper near Guildford£33£228Landscaper near Halton£31£247Landscaper near Harrogate£21£129Landscaper near Havant & Waterloo£32£237Landscaper near Horsham£32£225Landscaper near Huntingdonshire£26£186Landscaper near Ipswich£23£184Landscaper near Isle of Wight£31£216Landscaper near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£154Landscaper near Kingston-upon-Hull£19£161Landscaper near Kirklees£24£161Landscaper near Knowsley£30£242Landscaper near Lancaster£24£195Landscaper near Leeds£22£139Landscaper near Leicester£20£185Landscaper near Lisburn£24£171Landscaper near Liverpool£29£246Landscaper near London£36£243Landscaper near Luton£33£227Landscaper near Macclesfield£28£198Landscaper near Maidstone£30£225Landscaper near Manchester£28£197Landscaper near Mid Bedfordshire£31£206Landscaper near Mid Sussex£31£219Landscaper near Middlesbrough£17£117Landscaper near Milton Keynes£28£197Landscaper near Neath Port Talbot£25£178Landscaper near New Forest£31£225Landscaper near Newbury£29£210Landscaper near Newcastle-under-Lyme£30£210Landscaper near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£36£239Landscaper near Newport£30£198Landscaper near North Ayrshire£25£210Landscaper near North East Lincolnshire£17£127Landscaper near North Hertfordshire£33£219Landscaper near North Lanarkshire£25£217Landscaper near North Lincolnshire£19£161Landscaper near North Somerset£29£226Landscaper near North Tyneside£36£240Landscaper near North Wiltshire£36£266Landscaper near Northampton£25£172Landscaper near Norwich£21£188Landscaper near Nottingham£25£189Landscaper near Nuneaton & Bedworth£21£179Landscaper near Oldham£27£190Landscaper near Oxford£34£235Landscaper near Pembrokeshire£18£156Landscaper near Perth & Kinross£22£197Landscaper near Peterborough£28£210Landscaper near Plymouth£17£138Landscaper near Poole£32£215Landscaper near Portsmouth£32£231Landscaper near Powys£20£160Landscaper near Preston£28£210Landscaper near Reading£31£221Landscaper near Redcar & Cleveland£18£114Landscaper near Reigate & Banstead£35£238Landscaper near Renfrewshire£28£233Landscaper near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£30£193Landscaper near Rochdale£27£189Landscaper near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120Landscaper near Rotherham£28£198Landscaper near Salford£28£198Landscaper near Salisbury£32£257Landscaper near Sandwell£41£177Landscaper near Scarborough£40£310Landscaper near Scottish Borders£60£485Landscaper near Sefton£26£229Landscaper near Sevenoaks£33£235Landscaper near Sheffield£28£201Landscaper near Slough£35£239Landscaper near Solihull£42£175Landscaper near South Ayrshire£19£171Landscaper near South Bedfordshire£31£197Landscaper near South Cambridgeshire£32£199Landscaper near South Gloucestershire£28£218Landscaper near South Kesteven£25£214Landscaper near South Lanarkshire£25£223Landscaper near South Oxfordshire£34£235Landscaper near South Somerset£24£190Landscaper near South Tyneside£36£241Landscaper near Southampton£31£226Landscaper near Southend-on-Sea£27£204Landscaper near St Albans£36£241Landscaper near St Helens£31£245Landscaper near Stafford£26£198Landscaper near Stockport£27£196Landscaper near Stockton-on-Tees£17£117Landscaper near Stoke-on-Trent£28£204Landscaper near Stratford-on-Avon£22£176Landscaper near Stroud£31£238Landscaper near Suffolk Coastal£21£174Landscaper near Sunderland£35£237Landscaper near Swale£29£227Landscaper near Swansea£23£187Landscaper near Tameside£27£193Landscaper near Teignbridge£27£179Landscaper near Tendring£23£172Landscaper near Test Valley£31£230Landscaper near Thamesdown£32£259Landscaper near Thanet£27£226Landscaper near The Wrekin£23£167Landscaper near Thurrock£32£224Landscaper near Torbay£27£188Landscaper near Trafford£28£201Landscaper near Vale of Glamorgan£33£206Landscaper near Vale of White Horse£33£239Landscaper near Vale Royal£28£229Landscaper near Wakefield£23£148Landscaper near Walsall£24£181Landscaper near Warrington£30£234Landscaper near Warwick£21£172Landscaper near Waveney£22£194Landscaper near Waverley£31£222Landscaper near Wealden£28£209Landscaper near West Lancashire£28£230Landscaper near West Lothian£24£193Landscaper near West Wiltshire£36£266Landscaper near Wigan£31£233Landscaper near Windsor & Maidenhead£34£235Landscaper near Wirral£28£238Landscaper near Wokingham£32£227Landscaper near Wolverhampton£25£181Landscaper near Wrexham Maelor£29£234Landscaper near Wychavon£111£194Landscaper near Wycombe£33£229Landscaper near York£21£146