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Garden renovation and maintenance advice

Get the latest and greatest advice for your garden

Tips to look after and transform your garden

Let’s get your garden ready for chill time, play time with the kids, and hosting get-togethers for family and friends.

However big or small your garden improvement plans are, you can find what you need right here on the Checkatrade blog. From garden inspiration to gardener cost estimates to help you budget for the job, you’ll find everything you need below.

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Where can I get garden maintenance advice?

The Checkatrade blog is a great place to get all the maintenance advice you will need. Scroll up to see garden maintenance articles selected for you.

Where can I get garden makeover ideas?

We have a whole host of garden ideas on our blog.

Or, you can scroll up to see garden makeover ideas.

How can I maintain my garden?

There are lots of things you can do in your garden to keep it maintained such as trimming the lawn and jet washing the patio.

Take a look at our guide on how to maintain your garden for all the tips and tricks.

How much does garden maintenance cost by a professional?

The cost of garden maintenance from professional gardeners is generally charged by the hour, so the overall cost will often depend on how much work is needed.

The hourly rate of a gardener is on average £30 per hour.

How much is it to renovate my garden?

The cost to renovate your garden will depend on a range of factors such as how big your garden is, the design you’d like, the current condition of your garden and whereabouts in the UK you are.

Take a look at our garden makeover cost guide for more information.

Do I need a gardener or a landscaper?

This will depend on what it is you need doing.

For general maintenance such as pruning and lawn cutting, you will probably need a gardener.

For a full redesign of your garden, you will need to hire a landscaper.

Can you hire a weekly gardener?

Yes you can. Take a look at our information on gardener prices to help you budget.

How to find and hire the best gardeners?

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Take a look at our guide to hiring a tradesperson for more tips and advice and take a look at our guide on how to find a gardener.

How can I find gardeners near me?

It’s really simple – head over to our gardeners near me page and enter your postcode on our search. You’ll then see which of your local gardeners have been checked and approved by us, and come guaranteed by us too.

Or you can request a quote, which will save you time and let your local Checkatrade-approved gardeners reach out to you with a quote.