How do you charge and how much?
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.
What services does Urban Growth provide for regular garden maintenance?
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.
What process is there if I need a quote for a bigger job? Do you charge for the quote?
All of the quotes we provide are complimentary 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 be done. We cater to clients who know what they want, others who ask for ideas, and those who dream big. We will offer our opinions if asked, or come up with creative ideas if you would like to do the work yourself.
After consultation, Urban Growth will create a sketch of the proposed design or changes so you can get a visual understanding of what your project involves. We are keen to liaise and discuss any adjustments to the initial sketches until we reach a final design that the client is really happy with.
Once the plan has been finalised, we will provide you with a fixed-price quote. Upon acceptance of your quote, we take a 10% deposit and will initiate the beginnings of work on an agreed date.
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 cooler months from May to September, most plant growth slows. Depending on how much sunlight your garden receives, one visit every month to 45 days will be enough to keep it in tip-top condition. It is also an ideal time to attend to many maintenance chores in the garden. Ie: mulching, pruning, edging etc. This then provides a good start to the growing season for your garden.
The warmer months of October to April are most plants’ major growing season. During these months, an increase of our visits to two services every month to 45 days should be adequate. Initially, 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 hard and fast rules! We will do as much or as little as you need us to do. The options described above are only our recommendations to have a great looking garden.
What kind of jobs do you do?
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 almost anything, with the exception of concreting, in your outdoor area.
What is the best time to plant new plants?
How frequently should I water my plants?
During the cooler months (May to September) plants slow their growth habits and don’t need as much water. A weekly watering, if there is no rain, is usually sufficient depending on the type of plant, its placement in the garden, and your soil type.
As the weather warms, plants require watering more often to create new shoots and sustain new growth. A rule of thumb would be twice weekly, monitor the results, and adjust your schedule to suit.
If time is limited to undertake these tasks, our team can install an irrigation system which can be controlled through your smartphone, or run by an automated timer.
*IMPORTANT: Please note that the frequencies mentioned above are for in ground gardens. Plants in pots or planter boxes usually require more frequent applications of water, especially during the warmer months.