Gardening Services

Gardening professionals have the advice and expertise to keep your outdoor space looking immaculate all year round.

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  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane & Perth
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Lots of us dream of a perfect garden, but we don't all have the time to create one, let alone maintain it.

That's where a gardening service can step in, offering a range of services to keep your flower beds, hedges, patio and lawn looking smart all year long. Let's take a look.

What is a gardening service?

Gardening services can help you out with almost any gardening task, from the simple to the complicated. With years of experience behind them, a gardener can advise the best practice for your outdoor space as well as help to create and maintain your perfect garden.

What does a gardening service professional do?

A gardener will change their approach to each individual job, depending on the needs of your garden and the seasons. A few common services that most gardening service professionals provide include:

Mowing the lawn

Cutting the grass is number one when it comes to garden maintenance. Organising a bi-weekly gardening service to come and mow your lawn means you don't have to worry about doing it yourself. As well a cutting the grass to your desired length, a gardener will also neaten up any edges.

Weeding

Weeds are an inevitable fact of every garden, and keeping on top of them is key to maintaining a neat and tidy outdoor space. A regular garden service will keep the weeds as minimal as possible by spraying appropriate pesticides or weeding by hand.

Planting

Whether you fancy a change around in your garden, or you've got some space to spare, a gardening service can help you to choose which plants work best in your location. They'll also plant them in the right place in your garden to match their optimal conditions.

Tree and hedge trimming

Gardeners have the right tools and equipment to trim those hard to reach pieces, like awkward branches at the top of trees and hedges. They can also help to shape and trim decorative trees and hedges too.

Soil and lawn restoration

Achieving that picture-perfect lawn is harder than you might think. A gardener can help with lawn restoration by topping up its nutrients to encourage even growth and picking out any unwanted weeds. In the same way, a gardener can help to restore your soil with manure and other nutrients to better the growing conditions for your plants.

Pest control

If you're not careful, insects and bugs can quickly decimate those plants that you've been tending to over summer. With the help and advice of a gardening service, you may be able to keep pests away with insecticides and fungicides.

How do I hire a gardening service professional?

Getting referrals from friends and family is always the best place to start when it comes to choosing a gardening service. If you still can't find the right service for you, try searching on Google for companies in your local area or via online marketplaces such as Oneflare or Airtasker. You should be able to find reviews from previous customers online too, which will help you in the decision making process.

How much does a gardening service cost?

Gardeners typically charge by the hour, and you can expect to pay anywhere from around $30 to $90. How long it takes for them to complete the job depends on the complexity of the job at hand and the size of your garden.

How do I compare gardening services?

It's good practice to consider a range of things when it comes to garden services. Here are a few questions to ask your gardener before you hire them for the job:

  • Experience. How many years have you worked as a gardener?
  • Reputation. Do you have any customer testimonials that you can show me?
  • Skills. Can I have a list of the gardening services you provide?
  • Price. How do you charge and can I have a quote for the job?
  • Qualifications. Do you have any gardening qualifications?
  • Insurance. Are you insured to work on my property?

How should I prepare for a gardening service?

If you've organised a gardener to come to your house regularly, write down a list of all of the jobs that you want them to take care of. You'll also need to make sure your garden is free of any obstacles like children's toys.

What to consider when hiring a gardening service professional?

Before you invest the time into finding a gardening service professional, it's important to consider whether you can carry out the work yourself. While some of us may enjoy a spot of gardening every so often, others may prefer to pay someone else to do it.

Do I need to be at home during the work?

No, you don't need to be at home for a gardening service. Gardeners will usually bring all of their equipment with them, and they shouldn't need access to any power. If you do decide to hire a gardening service for regular maintenance of your outdoor spaces, remember to let them know in advance if you want any other odd-jobs doing in the garden.

Pros and cons of a gardening service

Pros

  • Saves you the time and hassle of doing it yourself.
  • Experience professionals can advise you as to what the best type of garden is for your location.
  • You won't need to buy any tools or equipment.

Cons

  • More expensive than a DIY job.

Frequently asked questions

Do gardening service experts bring their own equipment?

Gardeners will typically bring their own equipment with them, such as high-quality lawnmowers, leaf blowers, safety equipment and otherwise. If your gardener needs to buy specific items for your garden, perhaps pesticides and fertilizers, they will normally charge extra for these.

Are there any risks to consider when booking a gardening service?

There is always a risk that things can go wrong when you let someone else work on your property. To mitigate this risk, make sure you carry out thorough research before you hire a gardener and discuss the conditions of employment carefully.

Do gardeners need a specific license or any qualifications?

No, gardeners don't need a specific license or qualifications to do their job. If you're unsure about someone's experience, you can ask to see a portfolio of their work or request testimonials from previous clients.

More guides on Finder

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  • Hedging Services

    Read about how a hedging service works, and where to find one that'll meet your needs.

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