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What do people charge for gardening services?

I’m thinking of setting up my own gardening business. What’s the going rate for mowing, weeding, clearing, planting, pruning, laying paths and patios, installing sheds, decking, fencing, outdoor lights, ponds etc?

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21 Responses to “What do people charge for gardening services?”

  1. Albert H said :

    As much as they can get

  2. Avatar said :

    An arm and a leg. Now give it up, motherfu(ker.

  3. bigdownunderx said :

    Expect to pay minimum wage, of at least £5-35 per hour

  4. schmushe said :

    It depends on alot – how much experience you have, the amount you need to keep your buisness afloat

    why not find an online gardener – with website, and look at rates they are charging – go through and then a few might show up in your area – or be cheeky and phone and make out you are looking for work to be done at your property and see what they charge you

  5. Steve W said :

    Mine charge £20 a hour for general garden stuff.. seperate charge for building things

  6. NOEL R said :

    depends whether u want to hav regular clients or not

  7. Roxy said :

    Our gardener charges £16 per visit. He clears the (large) lawn of leaves and, at this time of year, beech nuts, mows it and disposes of the cuttings, hoes the flower beds and generally tidies up. I think that’s a fair price for what he does, as it always looks great when he’s been. We are in the North of England, if that helps.

  8. gromitski said :

    In my area, we have two gardening services that I know of…one retired chap who just enjoys it and one youngish lad who is trying to make a living from it.

    The retired chap charges about £10 an hour…the young bloke charges about £15 an hour.

    Pretty much every one I know goes with the retired chap….not just because of cost, its also because they trust him more. You have to really trust someone to be ready to let them into your garden…its something you might want to think about making a point of if you’re planning to do this as a business. Show lots and lots of references.

    Good luck with it!

  9. caroline1409f1 said :

    I live in the South East and most gardeners charge around £10 per hour – some are more and some are less. However, if you want to do one off jobs you should probably quote separately for those.

  10. Frankie P said :

    That’s going to depend on your particular demographics. Long Island, New York prices will differ dramatically from those in Tamworth, England. Call other local services and ask what they charge.

  11. Frostbite said :

    My gardener does about an hour once every 2 weeks and charges me £20 per visit.

    This is for mowing my lawn, tidying the edges and general weeding.

  12. Ivor H said :

    Don’t use a comany that ask for an hourly rate. Agree a price in writing frist for the job and a time sale. draw up a contract and deduct money every day they are late. If they dont like this then walk away from them they’re cowboys!!

  13. cin_ann_43 said :

    I am a gardener in new england . I charge $20.00 per hour

  14. mario said :

    I have had my own gardening business for the last 15 years and the answer to your question is as much as you can get. Just like any other tradesman. You will soon know if you are charging too much you will have no customers. The most important thing to remember is that the taxman will want his share and if you are really successful then so will the VAT man. Your rate should be the same no matter what you do whether it’s patio laying or painting a fence. I only hope that you have some qualifications or lots of experience with plants before you start your business. If not then look for some night school courses or a friendly garden centre that will help you. Very best of luck.

  15. mowerman said :

    we got made redundant 10yrs ago and did it you cannot relie on the mr smiths in the winter ie nov to march so spend this winter writting to firms ie housing associations all their work goes out to tender either 1yr or 3yr now is the perfect time to write as contracts start in march buy the best equipment you can of ford hope you have the use of some land or you are into tipping charges £15to £20 per hour depending on tip charge expect to pay £30 per load any more email me

  16. darknightmare01 said :


    and how many people working with you there wage and your wage

    you have to think of all the expenses you will be paying
    eg: wages,fuel/transport,mowers,products that you will need.

    if you were to just mow and whippersnip and tidy then gardens (weeding)
    my business charges $24 per square meters so if i were to a house that is 2.5 acers i would charge about $1000 dollars there is money to be made you just got to know your customers and suppliers and what you are doing………..

  17. dodgeum43 said :

    depending on where you live. where do you live?? Been looking for help on my business. I am a female that started my own service 11 years ago. went from cutting hair to cutting grass,grass don’t talk back!!! Love my job but my body doesn’t like it as much. So if you need help getting info e-mail me [email protected]

  18. Vinnie said :

    For everyone who has said anything about the money people charge for laying patios decking and fencing i think they should try the work first and then see what they would charge as its very hard work and alot harder than garden maintenance which is weeding mowing clearing. So your question should be two questions how much does a gardener charge? and how much does a hard landscaper charge as there very different jobs personally id say head down the hard landscaping route bigger scope for making money that way if your competent charge 100 a day at least and work out how many days the job would take etc

  19. fluffernut said :

    Wow! Hard to answer!

    What are your expenses? Cost to drive out of the driveway; gas, insurance, tool cost, repair cost, dump fees, etc. How much time will you spend doing the books? Paying city/county business fees, advertising, cards, invoices, insurance (lots of luck there)??? Then what is your hourly wage? Agriculture workers are often started sub-minimum wage….it’s legal. How long do you plan to remain in business? If you under price yourself to get started, you’d better have capital before you get started. Underfunding a business at start up is a sure fire way to go under in short order.

    You will be competing with other schmoos who have dropped their costs to get started and who will soon be out of business but will be replaced by others coming on line. You will have to have excellent references!!! Make those first clients your star clients as they will be the ones who get you future jobs. Make certain you know how to do your job correctly, take courses to improve, never slap a job off. Keep yourself and your equipment in excellent order!! Nobody hires a bum with old, crappy equipment.

    Remember, what you take in will not be in your pocket at the end of the day. I can’t give you an exact amount, but start at: if you want $10 in your pocket, you’d better be getting $30 minimum and more likely $50

  20. bobby said :

    we r about to clear a fence off that has debris and brush. and i was wondering how much to charge cause it looks like a lot of work.

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