Garden Maintenance Charges Prices and Costs

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How much does it cost to have a gardener do regular maintenance in the garden?

Garden maintenanceBy regular maintenance we mean the following:

  • Grass cutting and feed
  • Hedge and bush trimming
  • Pruning
  • Leaf blowing
  • Weed removal
  • Watering
  • Patio and driveway cleaning

While larger jobs are usually priced via a fixed quote, most maintenance work can be done per hour.

What is Included/Excluded in the Maintenance Quotes

When we contacted the gardeners to quote for maintenance work, we asked lots of questions about what is included/excluded from their quotes. While the response from every company was different, here are the notable inclusions/exclusions:

Typical gardening costs and pricesIncluded:

  • 2 x employees* per working on a per hour basis
  • All tools and equipment that is usually carried in the landscape gardeners van (hedge trimming, grass cutting, leaf blowing and general tools etc)
  • VAT

Exclusions:

  • Most of the gardeners we contacted would only quote for a minimum of two hours work
  • Heavy machinery/equipment
  • Waste disposal
  • Materials such as patio slabs/fence panels

(*excludes quotes we received from “one man type businesses”)

Variations in Price Explained

We noticed a big difference in the costs charged by self-employed gardeners and those who were running a business that employed other people.

Obviously there are additional costs that are involved with employing people, especially when expensive vans and equipment are involved. Small “one man” type businesses can charge just enough to cover their wages and limited costs such as fuel.

We also saw a big difference in the prices from London based gardeners to those further up north or south west. This is normal and something we have seen in almost all of the quotes we gathered from across all of the trades. Living in London is just more expensive than living up north, so the trades have to charge more, not just to cover business expenses but also to maintain the lifestyle in the pricey capital.

Garden Maintenance Costs

Here are the results of our research into garden maintenance prices, charges and costs. We have averaged the figures we obtained and displayed them in a table to reflect the approximate differences in location:

LocationMedium Sized BusinessLarger Business (5+ employees)
London Area£45 per hr£50 per hr
South, SW and Midlands£40 per hrN/A
Outer Region and North£N/A£35 per hr




For Large Jobs – Get a Fixed Quote

We also enquired about getting a price for larger jobs, nearly all of the landscape gardeners we contacted preferred to give us a fixed quote rather than “per hour” cost.

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7 Responses to “Garden Maintenance Charges Prices and Costs”

  1. jessie gardenerFebruary 19, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    I am a qualified gardener I work in the Norh Devon area. A lot of unqualified people have set up as gardeners and charge 15 pound’s per hour , I. charge Between 170, to 190 per day this is for garden tidy or pruning jobs, planting jobs, this for my rate eith a man working with me it is 100 pound a day extra, I have work as my customers like the quality for my work.

  2. Skoulin lunchOctober 12, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Rip of twat I charge 100 pound a day and I’m qualified up to the bollocks

    • Skoulin lunchOctober 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

      Well said skoulin regards Jacob crackers

    • JohnApril 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

      Your selling yourself short pal! Now who’s the twat! : D

  3. wickedwariorJuly 8, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    sorry mate but if u r that qualed why r u only charging 100 ? bit silly .

  4. Filippo Fior CaraffaAugust 24, 2017 at 12:19 am #

    I work in London, I am pretty qualified (horticulture + garden design + continuous self learning) and charge £20/h. The quote above refers to 2 people so in my case it would be £40/h! I should charge a bit more!

  5. LeoOctober 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    I charge 25ph in London, and I’m busy every day. If people are silly enough to work for peanuts then they must be monkeys. Time I’ve paid costs and tax 25ph is not a lot.

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