How do you charge and how much?

For our regular clients who we provide general garden maintenance to, we charge an hourly rate of $88.00 including GST for each gardener.

We can provide extra services where required such as rubbish removal, mulch, pest spray, and products for plant health, etc. This is charged as an extra fee according to quantity needed or rubbish taken for each individual job.

For landscaping jobs and bigger garden tidy-ups we will meet with clients, assess the works required and provide a fixed price quote. See FAQ 3 for more information.

How does it work when you are responsible for the regular garden maintenance?

We have two extremes. We have clients that have absolutely no time to deal with their garden and ask us to do whatever we think needs to be done.

Then, on the other side we have people that love to do gardening themselves but can’t do the harder parts such as trimming tall hedges or carrying heavy pots and getting up ladders. For these clients we work alongside them and take their instructions on what to do next.

If you are in between any of these cases we would be more than happy to assist you too with your garden needs.

If I need a quote for a bigger job, how does this happen? Do you charge for the quote?

All of the quotes we provide are complimentary and with no obligation.

We will arrange a day to meet you on site, where we will conduct a property survey and discuss with you what needs to done. Sometimes when we meet with our clients, they don’t even know what can be done and will ask us for our opinion or to come up with ideas.

After consultation we go back home and create a sketch of all the proposed changes so you can get a visually understanding of what will be done. There are sometimes a few back-and-forth discussions and adjustments to the initial sketches until we reach a final design that the client is really happy with.

Once the project is defined, we will provide you with a fixed-price quote. When you have accepted your quote, we will arrange a day to start the works.

How frequently do you need to come to our place for regular maintenance?

For our regular clients requiring only garden maintenance, we provide a routine set of scheduled services. The frequency of visits will depend on the season and specific needs of the garden.

During the winter months from May to September nothing much is happening in the garden. Depending on how much sunlight your garden gets, one visit every month to 45 days will be enough to keep it in tip-top condition.

In the summer months of October to April, your lawns and plants will start to grow a lot quicker. During this season we will increase our visits to two services every month to 45 days. The first visit we normally do just the mowing, and on the second visit of the month we do the lawns again as well as all the garden maintenance required such as hedges, pruning of shrubs, weeding, etc.

Of course, there are no rules! We will do as much or as little as you need us to do, what is described above is only our recommendation to have a great looking garden.

What kind of jobs do you do?

Our bread and butter is the garden maintenance that everybody knows; the mowing, edging, weeding and hedging. However, when it comes to garden maintenance, we can also do the fertilizing, treatment of pests affecting the garden, tree work for trees up to 5 meters tall, aerating lawns, installing and managing irrigation systems, adding mulch or pebbles and removal or addition of plants to the garden.

Now when it comes to bigger landscaping jobs we can also do paving of paths and patios, stump grinding, creating new garden edges with stone or timber, install new or repair existing retaining walls, pressure washing, clean roof gutters and more! We can do basically anything that doesn’t involve concreting in your outdoor area.

What is the best time to plant new plants?
Because we have reasonably hot and often dry summers here on the Northern Beaches and in the North Shore areas of Sydney, you would ideally be adding plants to your garden at the end of Autumn in either April or May. This way the plants will have all the colder months to establish a stronger root system, and when the hot summer days come, they will be able to cope better with the heat.
How frequently should I water my plants?
All plants need water to stay alive and how often you need to water them will vary with the seasons.

During the winter months (May to September) plants go into hibernation and don’t need as much water. You can easily get away with watering them once a week if there is no rain.

When it begins to get warmer, plants start to grow and will need a lot more water to be able to create new shoots and sustain new growth, that means you will need to water them at least twice a week.

If you don’t have time to water your plants, we can set you up an irrigation system that can be controlled through your smartphone or be run by an automated timer.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the frequencies we mentioned above are for plants in the ground, if we are talking about plants in pots or planter boxes that frequency has to be doubled.