Thank you for visiting our website here at Quotation Check! – We regularly check prices and quotes for a wide variety of gardening and building jobs. We then post an average price on our site so you can get a rough idea how much these jobs should cost. This page forms part of our series into common landscape projects and general gardening maintenance.
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How much does it cost to have a gardener do regular maintenance in the garden?
- Grass cutting and feed
- Hedge and bush trimming
- Leaf blowing
- Weed removal
- 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:
- 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)
- 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:
|Location||Medium Sized Business||Larger Business (5+ employees)|
|London Area||£45 per hr||£50 per hr|
|South, SW and Midlands||£40 per hr||N/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.
Below are some examples of the prices you can expect to pay for landscape gardening jobs:
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