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There are plenty of good local landscapers in Reading who come well recommended by your neighbours.
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How much does it cost to hire a landscape gardener? That depends on the scale and complexity of the garden landscaping project that you hire them for, and what services you need them to provide. The bigger the garden and the more complex the project, the higher the cost of a landscaper.
Common landscape gardener costs
When planning a landscaping project, here are some of the average landscaping costs you can expect to pay for a landscaper in the UK:
Real grass – £10 - £30 per m2
Artificial grass realistic installed – £30 - £60 per m2
Levelling – £20 per m2
Terracing (10m long, 1m deep) – £800 - £1500
Flagstone Paving (inc. base, supply and installation) – £45 - £75 per m2
Decking (per m2) excl. handrails – £50 - £100
Brickwork – £35 - £45 per m2
If you need to hire a garden designer for your landscape project, you’ll most likely be quoted a cost as a percentage of the total garden renovation – usually around 10-20%. To find out more, check out our guide on garden design consultation fees.
Landscaper cost per hour
The average garden landscaper cost per hour is somewhere in the region of £50 - £200 per hour, depending on their experience and the scope of your landscaping project.
Quotes for landscaper costs
To get accurate garden landscaper costs in your area, we always recommend getting at least three quotes from local tradespeople near you. By shopping around you can make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work.
Thankfully, our request a quote tool makes getting multiple quotes super easy. Simply post details about the work that you need help with and we’ll send it out to the best local landscapers in your area, who will contact you directly. Try it out – it's quick and easy!
When it comes to hiring a landscaper, you want to choose the right person for the job. After all, landscaping a garden is usually a pretty big project and you want to end up with a finished result you’re happy with.
5 top tips for how to choose a landscaper
Here are our top tips for finding the right landscaper for you:
1. Choose a qualified garden landscaper
There are thousands of gardeners out there, but not all of them have professional qualifications and experience in landscaping. Ideally, you want to hire a landscaper with a recognised qualification, such as RHS certification, NVQ, HND or NPTC.
2. Always ask for references
One of the best ways to be confident you’re hiring a quality landscaper is to ask for references from their previous customers. Good quality landscapers will be happy to provide you with contact details of previous or existing customers for you to follow up with.
3. Read their reviews and ratings
As well as references, it’s also a good idea to check reviews and ratings from the landscaper’s previous customers. Checking their Checkatrade profile is a great way to see their most recent reviews quickly and all in one place – you can then contact them directly from their profile.
4. Check their insurance
Landscaping work often involves a lot of physical exertion and using heavy machinery, so you want to make sure that the landscaper you hire has appropriate insurance. This is important for them as a professional but also for you in the event of an accident or damage to your property. Reputable local garden landscapers will have a number of relevant insurance policies in place to cover their work, including public and third party liability insurance. Ask to see proof of their insurance before they start any work for you.
Need help with your landscaping project?
Whether you’re planning a small garden makeover or you want to landscape a large garden, it’s always helpful to get advice from local garden landscapers before you get started.
Find the best local landscaping specialists near you with our quick and easy online search. Or request a quote and we’ll reach out to multiple local landscapers for you and they’ll get in touch with you directly.
Each landscaper will have their own way of doing things, but you want to make sure you hire the right person who’ll work to a professional standard. Here’s a quick rundown of how to hire a landscaper:
Put together your thoughts and ideas on what you want from your landscaping project
Do you research to find the best local landscapers near you (our online search is quick and easy to use)
Ask for multiple quotes for you to compare landscaper costs
Follow up with the previous customers to help you decide which landscaper to hire
Once you’ve chosen the landscaper you want to work with, ask to see a copy of their contract and make sure you’re happy with all the details – including the costs with a detailed breakdown of what it covered (and what additional charges might be incurred)
Set the date and start the project!
Want to find the best landscapers in Reading?
Sometimes it helps to have a quick chat with local landscaping companies to understand what options are available in your area and how much they’ll cost.
If you’re ready to reach out to local garden landscapers, you’re in the right place. We can help you find the best tradespeople in your area with our quick and easy online search – or request a quote and we’ll get multiple local landscapers to contact you directly.
A landscaper, otherwise known as a landscape gardener or garden landscaper, is a skilled and creative professional who designs and creates gardens of all shapes and sizes for their clients. Landscapers can work for a wide range of clients, from individual private customers to local councils or large private organisations.
A landscaper combines their knowledge of plants and gardening with their creative skills to design, craft, regenerate and maintain gardens and other outdoor spaces.
Main duties and responsibilities of a landscaper
As part of their landscaping projects, a landscaper will typically cover the following duties and responsibilities:
Liaise with clients to understand their wants and needs
Interpret client comments to create an initial design for the garden / space
Produce a series of sketches, plans and designs to illustrate the ideas for the project
Present the design and explain the choices made
Once designs are finalised, take responsibility for executing the work, including:
Recruiting additional labourers, where necessary
Procuring all materials, such as wood, cement, soil, and stones
Monitoring the budget and keeping spending on track
Regularly checking in with the client(s) to make sure they’re happy
Physically carrying out the landscaping work, such as:
Clearing the garden site and excavating, where necessary
Planting trees, bushes, flowers, shrubs and other kinds of greenery
Treating lawns and soil with nourishing chemicals
Building fences and erecting structures, such as pergolas and gazebos
Positioning patio slabs
Adding finishing touches with garden lighting, furniture and other design details
What is a tree landscaper?
A tree landscaper is a garden landscaper who is particularly specialised in planning spaces using trees of all kinds. They will generally be able to carry out a wide range of landscaping projects, they simply have an extended knowledge of trees as part of their work.
Find the best local landscapers
If you’re keen to get started with your garden landscaping project and need a reliable landscaper, we can help you find the best local landscapers near you – including those who come highly recommended by your neighbours.
You can either use our quick and easy online search to find and contact local landscaping companies yourself. Or, alternatively, request a quote and we’ll do the legwork for you by reaching out to the best local landscapers near you and we’ll get them to contact you directly.
When looking to hire a landscaper, it’s always helpful to have a chat and ask them a few questions about their work and experience. Here are some example questions you might want to ask:
What landscaping services do you offer?
What gardening/landscaping qualifications do you have?
Can I see examples of your previous landscaping projects?
What’s included in your cost, and what is charged extra?
How do you dispose of garden waste?
How long do you estimate the job will take you?
Do you offer a customer satisfaction guarantee?
By asking these sorts of questions, you’ll be able to get a clearer understanding of the landscaper’s experience, their attitude and how well they interact with you. After all, you’re going to be working with the landscaper for a number of weeks (if not months), so you want to make sure that you hire a landscaper that you get along well with.
Want to find out more about local landscaping services?
When planning a project that requires garden landscaping work, it’s important to speak to local landscapers to understand what’s involved and how much it will cost. Experienced landscaping companies will be able to advise on the options available and what you’ll need for your project.
Keen to get started? Search for the best local landscapers in Reading and get in touch with them yourself. Alternatively, you can get multiple quotes from local garden landscapers by using our request a quote feature – simply post details of what you need and we’ll get reliable local tradespeople to contact you directly.