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How much will I pay for Landscaping?

Average Price
$57.50 per hour

How much does Landscaping cost?

Need a garden makeover but unsure how much you’ll pay for a landscaper? Our handy guide is here to help! Read on to find out how much your expert will charge for different sized gardens, additional features and more.

What does a Landscaper do? 

Transforming your garden into a dream outdoor oasis is an exciting project, but it’s not always easy to know where to begin. A professional landscaper will be able to bring your garden vision to life. With their expertise and experience, they’ll be able to design and build a garden based on your budget and specific requirements. Not only will you want to show off your new outside space at every opportunity, but it’ll also add value to your property - win, win!

How much does Landscaping cost? 

You might be wondering just how much sprucing up your garden is going to cost. While there isn’t one fixed rate that landscapers charge, we’ve done a bit of digging (excuse the pun!) and put together the average price based on local Australian professionals: 

Average cost (per hour) $57.50
Minimum cost (per hour) $45
Maximum cost (per hour) $70

Factors influencing cost: 

Here’s a summary of some of the key factors influencing cost: 

  • Size of your garden 

  • Design complexity 

  • Location

Size of your garden 

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the larger garden you have the more you’ll pay, as labourers will charge based on the time it takes to complete the job. We’ve detailed the average total cost of a landscaping service depending on the garden size below: 

Garden size (feet) Average cost (in total)
21 x 14 $540
26 x 20$1,000
41 x 25 $1,900

Design complexity 

When it comes to transforming your garden the sky is the limit! There’s so much you can do to personalise it and suit it to your lifestyle. 

The services a professional provides can range anywhere from mowing the lawn to installing beautiful ponds and swinging chairs. The cost depends on the vision you have for your garden and your budget. Different services come at a cost - here’s a breakdown of common landscaping services and their average costs: 

FeatureCost of labour (in total)
Pond installation$1,244
Decking installation $3,400
Artificial grass installation (10 m2) $4,000


Expect to pay more if you live in a larger city like Sydney in comparison to a more rural area, as contractors will charge more to reflect the higher cost of living. 

Hiring a Landscaper on a budget 

Landscaping can be pricey, but don’t despair! Save money on your garden makeover with these handy tips: 

  • Get some of the work done yourself - If you’re willing to get your hands dirty and do some of the work yourself you could save money on landscaping services. Jobs like mowing the lawn and clearing rubbish aren’t too difficult, even if they are time-consuming. 

  • Pick inexpensive materials - Opting for inexpensive materials can save you big money. Crushed stones or rocks are far cheaper than artificial grass installation, for example. Your landscaping professional will be able to advise on the best material for your budget and requirements.

  • Choose your plants wisely - Plants make a real difference to the visual aesthetics of your garden, but certain types can be pricey and require regular maintenance, which can lead to hefty long-term costs. Ask your professional for low-cost, low-maintenance plant options. 

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