If you’ve never needed a landscaper before, you might not have much of an idea about the price you should expect. Each job is different, so asking a friend or neighbour how much they paid for their project might not always give you an accurate estimate.
Which? Local carried out a survey asking landscapers how much they would charge for standard landscape designing jobs and how long they would take. If you know how much to expect to pay and how long your landscaper will take to complete the job, you’ll know what questions to ask and be in a better position to choose a reputable landscape designer.
Some typical landscaping jobs include:
- Laying a patio, taking 1 to 2 days: £625-£1,050
- Removing a patio and replacing with lawn, taking 1 to 2 days: £350-£661
- Creating raised beds, taking 1 to 2 days: £215-£675
- Building a garden pond, taking 1-2 days: £260-£750
- Taking care of an overgrown garden, taking 1-3 days: £260-£750
To make sure you get the best quote for your landscaping job, you should make sure you ask the right questions and know what’s included in the price. There are a few jobs where you should ask your landscaper to show you the breakdown of the quote so you can compare prices efficiently:
Remove patio and lay to lawn
Removing a patio will create a lot of waste, so you should make sure that your landscaper includes skip hire in the price.
Laying a patio
Unless you want to use the excess soil in your garden, make sure your quote includes the removal of it. Also, beware of landscapers that say they can lay a patio quickly, as if they are laying the patio on hardcore, sand or cement, it shouldn’t be fast. They might be wanting to lay slabs straight onto soil, which will affect the positioning of your patio.
As long as you know the average price of landscaping jobs and know what to ask, you will get a great price for your landscaping work.