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Looking to transform your outdoor space? You’ll need a top-quality landscaper to take on the challenge.

Unfortunately, not all landscapers provide value for money. If you’re on the hunt for a landscaper in Canberra that you can trust, you’ve landed in the right place.

We’ve read through our readers’ comments, and put together a short list of the best landscapers in Canberra. These companies can do it all – from small-scale projects to total renovations.

So, without further delay, let’s get into it.

What Makes a Reliable Landscaper?

Landscaping is no easy task. It takes a true professional to create a functional outdoor space that not only thrives in Canberra’s climate, but also looks fantastic.

Here are the traits we think all the best landscapers have. If you have anything to add, leave a comment below.

  • Knowledge. The best landscapers in Canberra know the ins and outs of the business. They are equipped with the expertise necessary to recommend and plant particular species of grasses, trees and shrubs.
  • Prompt. Working with a landscaper will take time. That being said, the best landscapers in Canberra will always finish on schedule.
  • Passionate. In many ways, landscaping in an art form. The best landscapers are passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come.
  • Friendly and respectful. If you’re hiring a landscaper, chances are you’ll be inviting them into your home. You want them to have a friendly attitude, and treat your home and family with the upmost respect.
  • Committed to quality. Some landscapers will cut corners or take nasty shortcuts just to speed up the process. Unfortunately, this laziness can lead to issues further down the track. The best landscapers are committed to quality, and work thoroughly with exceptional attention to detail.

The Top 5 Canberra Landscapers According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Ramcat Landscape Construction

Headed up by Tom Ramsey and Mitchel Cater, this Gunghalin-based business have been around for over two decades and provide the full gamut of landscaping services—paving, irrigation systems, excavation, retaining walls, decking, water features, turf laying, stone work and concreting. They work on a combination of domestic, commercial, development and government projects. Christian Lindsay said “Tom is enthusiastic and dedicated” in his Google review of the business.

Foxy's Landscapes

A team of four based in Hawker, they can take care of everything from concept, design and planning, to construction and ongoing maintenance and care. Catering for private, commercial and government clients, they’re experienced in creating both classic and contemporary landscape designs earning them reviews like this Facebook review (Edward Sriker): “Foxy’s Landscapes designed and constructed our garden. They are amazing. Everything went smoothly and the attention to detail was great. We couldn’t have been happier.

Botanica Landscapes deal

A Deakin third-generation family business that’s been around for more than 40 years. Doing everything from paving, artificial turf, flagstone, planting, mulching, edging and garden beds, to ponds, water features, retaining walls, irrigation, paths and driveways, they can handle most requests.

Google reviewer Scott Shorter gave them a good rap, saying “We’re working with Elliot on a number of projects and have found Elliot to professional on all fronts. Don’t hesitate to call him for your Landscaping needs!

Easycare Landscapes

In the biz for over 20 years, they specialise in landscape design, construction and maintenance for both residential and commercial. They’ve received glowing online reviews, like this Google review from Judy Cunningham: “From the initial design to the completion, Easycare were a pleasure to work with. They developed a lovely design and then rebuilt the long-neglected garden into a beautiful but low maintenance garden that looks great…You might find a cheaper landscaper but I doubt you would find a better one.

Winter Landscapes

Canberra owned and operated, they can help with design and construction, paving, edging, retaining walls, turfing, irrigation, concreting, timber decking, planting, screens and gates, driveways, excavations and tree/stump removals.

Camile Tagaza had a great experience with them saying in her Facebook review “I can’t speak highly enough of Winter Landscapes! Ryan turned our front and back weed jungles into beautiful outdoor spaces we can now enjoy.. He was easy to deal with, professional, and we are very happy with the results..

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra landscapers.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based landscapers? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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fabforty 5:01 pm 13 Jul 15

I recommend Marco at Territory Landscapes. 0416525929

vintage123 1:32 pm 13 Jul 15

FB said :

We used Evan @ Lifestyle Landscaping. Reasonable Price, Great Work and was prompt & reliable. We will be getting him back for more work soon.

https://www.facebook.com/lifestylelandscapingcanberra

I had a quick look their ABN and Licence details and couldnt find anything.
Are they registered, licensed, insured and qualified?

FB 12:05 pm 13 Jul 15

We used Evan @ Lifestyle Landscaping. Reasonable Price, Great Work and was prompt & reliable. We will be getting him back for more work soon.

https://www.facebook.com/lifestylelandscapingcanberra

vintage123 1:40 pm 10 Jul 15

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Landscaping is crazy expensive in Canberra. Have a few days off work, put on a bbq and beers and get all your friends around for a backyard blitz. It will cost literally 1/10th the price and be a better job?

Its not just Landscaping thats crazy expensive in Canberra, in fact everything has the Canberra prremium built into its cost. Mind you it does take a bit of cash to keep a business flowing smoothly.

Furthermore i was facinated by the last series of House Rules, if you listened carefully you could pick up onthe tradesman rates – I was surprised when i heard the chippy break down that bathroom in the Tassie place. $150 bucks an hour plug GST for the apprentice. MMMM made me think, thats up there near canberra prices so maybe its just the way it is in Australia nowadays.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:44 am 10 Jul 15

Landscaping is crazy expensive in Canberra. Have a few days off work, put on a bbq and beers and get all your friends around for a backyard blitz. It will cost literally 1/10th the price and be a better job?

vintage123 10:35 am 10 Jul 15

Just be careful. For some reason there are tonnes of people running around Canberra pretending to be Landscapers, when in fact they are not.

I am thinking they started out mowing lawns and then stared doing landscaping jobs without realising they needed TAFE training and certification as well as Licensing.

Pick someone who is Registered, Licenced, Holds a relevant Trade Qualification (Statement of Attainment or Competancy from a Registered Training Organisation), who has an ABN, and hold personal and professional liability insurance.

There is alot of money in landscaping so make sure you get a quality job.

Heres a link to those licensed in Canberra.
http://www.licensedtrades.com.au/licensed/landscaper/canberra

mp2615 9:58 am 10 Jul 15
Genie 1:18 pm 08 Jul 15

Street Appeal Landscaping, give Rob a call. He recently did my backyard and extremely happy with the results !

http://streetappeallandscaping . com . au

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