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How much does Garden Clearance cost?

Average Price
$60 - $90 per hour

What is the price of Garden Clearance?

Want to get your garden cleared up? Read our handy guide to find out how much your garden clearance team will charge for their services.

What can a Garden Clearance expert do for your garden?

The land outside of your home needs a lot of maintenance to keep it looking neat and tidy. Otherwise, it becomes overgrown and difficult to manage. Such gardens are unsightly for the neighbourhood too, and can even reduce the value of your property. Though if you lack the time, ability or know-how, you might not be able to tackle the problem yourself. Plus, unless the area gets cleared, you won’t be able to enjoy your outdoor space to its full potential. That’s why it’s time to call in professional help in the form of garden clearance.

 Garden clearance teams specialize in the removal of grass, weeds, shrubs, hedges, trees, and more. They’ll use a combination of heavy-duty tools and expert knowledge to remove all of the debris from the land. Your garden will be left tidy ready for use or garden landscaping, depending on your requirements. All of the waste they clear will also be removed and disposed of responsibly, saving you any extra work. 

How much does Garden clearance cost? 

The cost of garden clearance ranges between $60 and $90 per hour depending on the complexity of the job.

On a basic level, garden clearance involves scaling back overgrown grass, weeds, and shrubbery. They’ll also trim back any hedging, restoring a neat and tidy appearance to the land.

Average cost of Garden Clearance
Average cost (per hour)$75
Minimum cost (per hour)$60
Maximum cost (per hour)$90

More complex jobs may require waste removal which can be completed for an extra cost, depending on whether the debris is hazardous or not. If your items are unable to be cleared by a garden clearance team, then you may need to pay for specialist removal before the work can begin. 

What changes the price of Garden Clearance? 

The cost of garden clearance varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Garden condition

  • Debris type

  • Garden size

  • Waste removal

  • Time

  • Location

Garden condition

No two gardens are the same, which is why your contractor will provide a quote once they’ve seen what they are working with. There’s a huge difference between gardens that haven’t been maintained for a few months versus a few decades. So, you should expect to pay more if the condition is particularly bad. 

Average cost of Garden Clearance based on the condition of the garden
Type of garden clearanceHighest average price (per job)Lowest average price (per job)
Regular clearance$450$220
Complex clearance$1,000$600

On average, garden clearance will cost between $220 and $450 per job. But if the job is much more labour intensive and requires the removal of large or bulky items, it could cost $600 or more to get it cleared. That’s why it’s essential to get a quote based on the individual job. 

Debris type

Some types of debris are more difficult to clear than others. In particular, trees and hedges require a lot of physical labour to remove, including those pesky tree roots. Some people also want to clear old buildings or garden furniture. So, such jobs will take a bit more time and labour to get through. 

In Canada, many yard care specialists will have packages that may make the job cheaper in the long run. For example, lawn care, window cleaning or driveway cleaning. 

Garden size

The size of your outdoor area will affect the price, as larger gardens will take longer to clear than smaller ones. 

Waste removal

Once your land has been cleared, everything that has been removed will need to be disposed of. Depending on your contractor, they may include the price of waste removal as part of your quote, which will probably work out cheaper too. 

Another option is to hire a dumpster, which can cost in the region of $100 to $300 depending on the size. Unless you are also having a home clearout (or are clearing an extremely large plot of land), a dumpster may be more expensive. So be sure to compare both options before you book, if you are looking to save money. 


Garden clearance is normally priced at a fixed fee. The quote will factor in the time the professional estimates the job will take to complete. The longer the time, the more expensive the job will be.


More experienced contractors will typically charge more for their services. The company should have plenty of before and after shots on their website to prove their experience, and help you make an informed decision as a customer. 


As with any service you wish to hire, the price is always going to reflect the location due to the difference in living and operational costs. 

While each company is free to set their own rates based on the individual job, there are some fluctuations in the price of garden clearance depending on where you reside. 

Typically, contractors in Calgary will charge $350 for garden clearance, increasing to $480 in Toronto. The national average is around $370 in Canada.  

Keep in mind the true cost also depends on the number of contractors required for the job. 

Average cost of Garden Clearance based on the location
LocationAverage garden clearance cost (per job)
Quebec City$400

Is it worth getting Garden Clearance?

If you aren’t able to clear your own yard or simply don’t fancy the challenge, getting a professional team in is absolutely worth the money. Compared with leaving your garden as it is, getting it cleared will ensure you can enjoy the space as intended. It will also make landscaping much easier and cheaper too, if the ground has already been prepped with garden clearance. 

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