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How much will I pay for a Gardener?

Average Price
$40 - $80 per hour

How much does a Gardener cost?

Does your outside space need a new lease of life but not sure how much a gardener costs? Read on to find out how much you’ll pay based on your garden size, the type of job and your location.

Do I need a Gardener? 

Whether you’re a city dweller or a country bumpkin, everyone deserves a beautiful garden. But with life getting in the way, it’s not always easy to keep our green spaces up to scratch. That’s where a gardener comes in! 

A gardener has the tools, experience, and expertise to transform the most unsightly of green spaces into an oasis of tranquillity. Whether you’re looking to increase the potential of your current space or get to the bottom of some much-needed weeding, a gardener will be able to get the job done quickly and to a high standard. 

How much does a Gardener charge? 

Not all gardens are created equal! They come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s impossible to give an exact figure when it comes to pricing. To make things easier, we’ve done a bit of research on how much a gardener charges on average, which is detailed below:

Average cost (per hour) $40 - $80
Minimum cost (per hour)$30
Maximum cost (per hour) $115

What changes the cost of a Gardener? 

The main factors influencing the price of a gardener are: 

  • Garden size 

  • Type of work 

  • Location 

Garden size 

The size of your garden will always affect the price of hiring a gardener. A larger garden requires more labour time, as well as more materials, which will inevitably increase costs. But it’s not all doom and gloom if you have a big garden! Many gardeners will charge less per square metre for a bigger garden. 

Type of work 

The number of gardening jobs out there seems to be never-ending! From hedge trimming, patio or decking washing, landscaping, clearance, the list goes on. Depending on the level of complexity and the time it takes to complete each job, the price can vary considerably based on what it is you want to be done. Here’s a breakdown of common gardening services and their prices: 

Gardening serviceAverage cost (per hour)
Hedging $50 - $150
General maintenance $40 - $200
Weed removal $90 - $100
Mowing $60 - $120

Location 

Gardener prices will vary according to your location due to the different climates and work conditions. Here’s a rough overview of how much you can expect to pay for a gardener across different Australian regions: 

Location Average price (per hour)
Perth $40 - $210
Sydney $50 - $500
Brisbane and Gold Coast$50 - $400
Southeast Melbourne $40 - $300

How to save money on Gardening Services: 

Getting a gardener doesn’t have to be a luxury! There are ways to make it affordable if you’re on a budget. Read on to find out more: 

  • Use recycled materials - Some professionals source the materials for you, some don’t. If you want to save money, sourcing your own recycled materials could be a cheaper option than getting them from a garden centre or asking your professional to get them for you. Keep an eye out for garage sales, charity shops, and online ads to find garden materials including anything from plant pots to old tools. You never know what an old bit of material can be transformed into with a bit of creativity!

  • Be clear about hidden costs - Always have an upfront discussion with your gardener about cost breakdowns. A lot of gardeners charge an additional price for services that you may think are included in the general price. For example, waste disposal often isn’t included in the general fee. A cheaper option could be to remove the waste yourself using a local waste collection service. 

  • Think about long-term maintenance - If you want to avoid paying for a regular gardening service, ask your gardener to advise you on the best options for a low-maintenance garden. For example, artificial grass installation is far less work than having to regularly mow natural grass. Local flowers are also less maintenance as they will naturally grow with the climate.

Make the most out of your outside space with a trusted and local Gardener on Bark. 

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