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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 hourly rate and daily rate
Landscaper: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2024 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Landscaper near Aberdeen£25£210
Landscaper near Amber Valley£26£196
Landscaper near Angus£21£203
Landscaper near Arun£30£214
Landscaper near Ashfield£25£194
Landscaper near Aylesbury Vale£28£196
Landscaper near Barnsley£27£186
Landscaper near Basildon£30£213
Landscaper near Basingstoke & Deane£29£209
Landscaper near Bassetlaw£30£221
Landscaper near Bath & North East Somerset£30£229
Landscaper near Bedford£31£197
Landscaper near Belfast£24£166
Landscaper near Birmingham£41£175
Landscaper near Blackburn£30£212
Landscaper near Blackpool£25£199
Landscaper near Bolton£29£203
Landscaper near Bournemouth£33£219
Landscaper near Bracknell Forest£33£230
Landscaper near Bradford£23£141
Landscaper near Braintree£29£186
Landscaper near Breckland£20£177
Landscaper near Bridgend£27£175
Landscaper near Brighton£29£203
Landscaper near Bristol£29£225
Landscaper near Broadland£20£178
Landscaper near Broxtowe£25£191
Landscaper near Bury£29£199
Landscaper near Caerphilly£30£192
Landscaper near Calderdale£24£159
Landscaper near Cambridge£27£202
Landscaper near Canterbury£27£220
Landscaper near Cardiff£30£194
Landscaper near Charnwood£22£184
Landscaper near Chelmsford£30£206
Landscaper near Cheltenham£31£239
Landscaper near Cherwell£32£228
Landscaper near Chester£31£266
Landscaper near Colchester£27£172
Landscaper near Conway£22£170
Landscaper near Coventry£21£177
Landscaper near Crewe & Nantwich£30£214
Landscaper near Dacorum£34£236
Landscaper near Derby£25£202
Landscaper near Doncaster£28£202
Landscaper near Dover£28£226
Landscaper near Dudley£41£173
Landscaper near Dundee£21£203
Landscaper near East Ayrshire£19£171
Landscaper near East Devon£26£172
Landscaper near East Dunbartonshire£27£229
Landscaper near East Hampshire£31£237
Landscaper near East Hertfordshire£33£227
Landscaper near East Lindsey£16£125
Landscaper near East Riding£19£161
Landscaper near Eastleigh£31£221
Landscaper near Edinburgh£25£189
Landscaper near Elmbridge£36£241
Landscaper near Epping Forest£36£242
Landscaper near Erewash£24£196
Landscaper near Exeter£26£175
Landscaper near Falkirk£23£192
Landscaper near Fife£26£202
Landscaper near Flintshire£28£224
Landscaper near Gateshead£36£242
Landscaper near Gedling£26£189
Landscaper near Glasgow£27£231
Landscaper near Gloucester£32£243
Landscaper near Guildford£33£228
Landscaper near Halton£31£247
Landscaper near Harrogate£21£129
Landscaper near Havant & Waterloo£32£237
Landscaper near Horsham£32£225
Landscaper near Huntingdonshire£26£186
Landscaper near Ipswich£23£184
Landscaper near Isle of Wight£31£216
Landscaper near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£154
Landscaper near Kingston-upon-Hull£19£161
Landscaper near Kirklees£24£161
Landscaper near Knowsley£30£242
Landscaper near Lancaster£24£195
Landscaper near Leeds£22£139
Landscaper near Leicester£20£185
Landscaper near Lisburn£24£171
Landscaper near Liverpool£29£246
Landscaper near London£36£244
Landscaper near Luton£33£227
Landscaper near Macclesfield£28£198
Landscaper near Maidstone£30£225
Landscaper near Manchester£28£197
Landscaper near Mid Bedfordshire£31£206
Landscaper near Mid Sussex£31£219
Landscaper near Middlesbrough£17£117
Landscaper near Milton Keynes£28£197
Landscaper near Neath Port Talbot£25£178
Landscaper near New Forest£31£225
Landscaper near Newbury£29£210
Landscaper near Newcastle-under-Lyme£30£210
Landscaper near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£36£239
Landscaper near Newport£30£198
Landscaper near North Ayrshire£25£210
Landscaper near North East Lincolnshire£17£127
Landscaper near North Hertfordshire£33£219
Landscaper near North Lanarkshire£25£217
Landscaper near North Lincolnshire£19£161
Landscaper near North Somerset£29£226
Landscaper near North Tyneside£36£240
Landscaper near North Wiltshire£36£266
Landscaper near Northampton£25£172
Landscaper near Norwich£21£188
Landscaper near Nottingham£25£189
Landscaper near Nuneaton & Bedworth£21£179
Landscaper near Oldham£27£190
Landscaper near Oxford£34£235
Landscaper near Pembrokeshire£18£156
Landscaper near Perth & Kinross£22£197
Landscaper near Peterborough£28£210
Landscaper near Plymouth£17£138
Landscaper near Poole£32£215
Landscaper near Portsmouth£32£231
Landscaper near Powys£20£160
Landscaper near Preston£28£210
Landscaper near Reading£31£221
Landscaper near Redcar & Cleveland£18£114
Landscaper near Reigate & Banstead£35£238
Landscaper near Renfrewshire£28£233
Landscaper near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£30£193
Landscaper near Rochdale£27£189
Landscaper near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120
Landscaper near Rotherham£28£198
Landscaper near Salford£28£198
Landscaper near Salisbury£32£257
Landscaper near Sandwell£41£177
Landscaper near Scarborough£40£310
Landscaper near Scottish Borders£60£485
Landscaper near Sefton£26£229
Landscaper near Sevenoaks£33£235
Landscaper near Sheffield£28£201
Landscaper near Slough£35£239
Landscaper near Solihull£42£175
Landscaper near South Ayrshire£19£171
Landscaper near South Bedfordshire£31£197
Landscaper near South Cambridgeshire£32£199
Landscaper near South Gloucestershire£28£218
Landscaper near South Kesteven£25£214
Landscaper near South Lanarkshire£25£223
Landscaper near South Oxfordshire£34£235
Landscaper near South Somerset£24£190
Landscaper near South Tyneside£36£241
Landscaper near Southampton£31£226
Landscaper near Southend-on-Sea£27£204
Landscaper near St Albans£36£242
Landscaper near St Helens£31£245
Landscaper near Stafford£26£198
Landscaper near Stockport£27£196
Landscaper near Stockton-on-Tees£17£117
Landscaper near Stoke-on-Trent£28£204
Landscaper near Stratford-on-Avon£22£176
Landscaper near Stroud£31£238
Landscaper near Suffolk Coastal£21£174
Landscaper near Sunderland£35£237
Landscaper near Swale£29£227
Landscaper near Swansea£23£187
Landscaper near Tameside£27£193
Landscaper near Teignbridge£27£179
Landscaper near Tendring£23£171
Landscaper near Test Valley£31£230
Landscaper near Thamesdown£32£259
Landscaper near Thanet£27£226
Landscaper near The Wrekin£23£167
Landscaper near Thurrock£32£224
Landscaper near Torbay£27£188
Landscaper near Trafford£28£201
Landscaper near Vale of Glamorgan£33£206
Landscaper near Vale of White Horse£33£239
Landscaper near Vale Royal£28£229
Landscaper near Wakefield£23£148
Landscaper near Walsall£24£181
Landscaper near Warrington£30£234
Landscaper near Warwick£21£172
Landscaper near Waveney£22£194
Landscaper near Waverley£31£222
Landscaper near Wealden£28£209
Landscaper near West Lancashire£28£230
Landscaper near West Lothian£24£193
Landscaper near West Wiltshire£36£266
Landscaper near Wigan£31£233
Landscaper near Windsor & Maidenhead£34£235
Landscaper near Wirral£28£238
Landscaper near Wokingham£32£227
Landscaper near Wolverhampton£25£181
Landscaper near Wrexham Maelor£29£234
Landscaper near Wychavon£111£194
Landscaper near Wycombe£33£229
Landscaper near York£21£146