Well-kept gardens provide so much pleasure. They’re beautiful to look at, great places to entertain in and spaces to relax and watch the kids and pets play. Left unchecked, however, gardens can become overgrown and an eyesore.
Taking care of gardens takes time and effort. It can be challenging, especially in Canberra’s hot summers and cold winters. For many, landscaping, weeding, mulching and mowing are best left to professional gardeners. The best gardeners take the stress away and leave you to enjoy your garden all year round.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a gardening services, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great gardening service?
Choosing the right gardening service gives you confidence your home will look it’s best all the time.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a gardening service.
- Reliable, friendly and professional. As with any service, you’ll want a reliable company that shows up on time—no last-minute cancellations that interfere with your schedule. You’ll also want a gardener you enjoy dealing with, who treats you and your home with respect.
- Experience. The more experience a gardener has, the better their services will be. The best gardeners have the skills and equipment to overcome any challenge. They also work efficiently.
- Knowledge. If you need a gardener to resurrect your outdoor space with new plants and landscaping services, opt for someone with extensive knowledge. They’ll reassure you that you’re buying the right plants for Canberra’s climate.
- Price and insurance. Gardening and other outdoor services are hard work and take time, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. The best gardeners charge a fair price for services. They’re also fully insured in case anything happens while they’re on site.
- Range of services. You might want a gardener who provides more than one service. If this is the case, check online to see if the gardener offers comprehensive services, not just mowing and weeding.
The best gardening services in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
If your garden needs a complete redesign, Escape Gardens could be the choice for you. After working in garden centres in the Canberra region, owner Chris realised there was a serious need for expert horticultural and design services.
Escape Gardens can help you discover the most suitable plants and plant placement for your garden, ensuring your outdoor space looks fantastic, and is easy-to-maintain.
Commenter YoungAndVocal has heard good things about Escape Gardens. “Coming onto the bandwagon a little late, but I heard about escape gardens a little while ago,” they wrote. “From what I have heard they can offer advice and source suitable plants.”
The Canberra Garden Company strives to exceed your expectations by delivering exceptional garden services at competitive prices. Offering a full suite of gardening and landscaping services, company owner and solo-act Sam can do everything from mowing, hedging and mulching to tree removal, full garden clean-ups and high-pressure cleaning. Whether you’re looking for a one-off mow or regular garden maintenance The Canberra Garden Company can help!
As happy customer Rebekah Simmons writes in their Facebook review, “Professional and prompt service and a great price. The lawn looks better than ever! Thanks Sam.”
Westside Handyman & Gardening provides exceptional service no matter the job. With their diverse and dependable team boasting many years of experience and free consultations, Westside can offer you a wide range of gardening services, such as lawn mowing, mulching, high pressure cleaning and tree lopping.
Amrit Singh wrote the following Facebook review for Westside, saying, “A good reliable service with the best quote for the work. Love the work done completely satisfied with the service. Highly recommended.”
Jake’s Complete Garden Care is a family business that creates and maintains wonderful looking gardens. Locally owned and operated, Jake’s Complete Garden Care works with all styles of gardens, including simple, low-maintenance ones. Jake and his team are expert at pruning all types of plants, fruit trees and other trees. Other services include landscaping, lawn care, weeding, weed spraying, mulching, lawn mowing and edging. The team also installs irrigation systems and cares for veggie gardens.
Trendy Landscaping is one your one stop shop for all your gardening and landscaping services, from full makeovers to general maintenance. Trendy Landscaping offers services such as paving, concreting, retaining wall repair and installation, excavation work, mowing and pruning – the list goes on! If you’re looking to give your garden some intense TLC (if you’ll forgive the pun!) and transform it from a boring lawn into a real oasis, Trendy Landscaping Canberra has you covered.
One of our readers Mary Kingsford recommended Trendy Landscaping, saying “Trendy Landscaping does good work and is reliable.”
If you’re looking for more information on gardening-related services in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best nurseries, best landscaping suppliers, the best landscapers and the best turf and artificial grass suppliers Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with gardening services in Canberra
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