If you always have a busy schedule that you have no time to clean your garden, you should hire a gardener. You can either hire them on a regular basis or give them a one time job.
What services do gardenes offer?
Gardeners offer different services. There are specialist gardeners who do extra activities. Gardeners who have expertise in garden design do things such as planning the garden, planting, and landscaping which involves installing low retaining walls, laying pavers and many other things.
How much do gardeners charge?
Garden cleanup cost is not expensive if it needs fewer skills like weeding and clearing garden refuse and can start from $30 per hour. It can cost you $60-$80 per hour on garden activities that need more skills. Gardeners can give a flat rate after visiting your garden.
Gardening activities such as lawn mowing depend on the size of the area that you want to be mowed. For better rates on lawn mowing, hire a gardener on a regular basis.
Cost of lawn mowing
- Mowing your lawn once: $60
- Mowing your lawn regularly: $40-$50
- More for a ride on lawn mowing service: $120
Cost of other gardening services
- Fertilising: $30
- Weed spraying: $35
- Removal of rubbish: $55
- Hedging: $65
- Slashing: $80
You might need services of a specialist if you want gardening work like landscaping. If you have a large tree that you would like to remove an arborist would do that perfectly. Tree fellers also cut down trees.
What should you look for when hiring a gardener?
To get the right gardener, ensure that you ask the following questions:
- Do you have a valid licence?
- What variety of services that you offer?
- Do you have referees that I can follow?
- Can you give me a written quote?
After getting the kind of answers that you need, ask for a quote and try to get at least three quotes from different gardeners before hiring one of them.
Don’t be in a hurry to hire the cheapest gardener before checking the quality of his services. Hire a professional gardener in order to get high-quality services.
Use the costs and prices in this article as a guide as they are indicative and vary locally.
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