The costs of a gardeners in Sydney

If you’re not a green thumb or don’t get the opportunity to get into your garden as often as you’d like, consider hiring a gardener to take some of the work off your hands. Having an eye-catching garden is a sure-fast and easy way to increase your property value. We’ll give you an idea on just how much you should be paying when considering hiring a Gardener.


How much does it cost to hire a Gardener in Sydney ?

Gardeners in Sydney Generally charge between $40-$120 per hour, depending on the location, type of experience needed, and the job at hand, these three factors play a major role in a jobs quote. 

Other factors that will affect the initial quote are.

  • Your location
  • Garden Size
  • The complexity of the job
  • Gardeners Skill and Experience
  • If you Hire a small business or a large company
  • Regular Service or one-off maintenance
  • Equipment and materials needed

Gardeners charge $40 per hour for Basic gardening maintenance such as weeding and mowing. While $120 per hour would be for more complex tasks such as pruning trees, trimming hedges or a seated lawn mower.



What services can gardeners provide?

Most gardeners have a variety of skills. Some include…
Lawn mowing, lawn aerating
Rubbish removal and dying plants
Trimming and pruning 
Planting, mulching
⦁       Watering Plants
⦁       Grafting

Specialist gardeners in Sydney can do even more, including Tree Removal, Paving and garden design. This would include everything from planning your garden to planting and hard landscaping, building retaining walls and laying pavers.

The average cost of common Gardening Services

The majority of people do not require any specialised gardening, here is an overview of the average hourly costs for the most common gardening services.

Gardening service

  • garden Landscaping
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Pruning and Hedging
  • Cleanup of Garden
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Weeding
  • Weed Spraying and Fertilising

Price per hour

$40 to $350, average $50

$50 to $110

$50 -to $180, average $70

$50 to $100, average $70

$40 to $120, average $50


$30 to $40

How much does lawn mowing in Sydney cost?

Gardeners usually charge $50-$60 per hour for lawn mowing. If they come on a regular basis such as fortnightly rather than monthly. The hourly price usually will be cheaper and you can be expected to pay $40 per hour to have your lawn mowed.

for an average lawn mow, you should be prepared the pay around …

⦁ $60 for a lawn up to 600m2

⦁ $70 for a lawn up to 950m2

⦁ $75+ for a lawn over 1000m2

How much does Weeding cost?

The rate a gardener would typically charge for weeding is $45 to $65 per hour depending on the type of weeding that needs to be done. For instance, weeding a small garden bed would cost $40 to $50 per hour. More complex weeding jobs, a neglected garden with weeds with deep roots. Will cost $50 to $60 per hour. If the service requires weed spraying, that ranges from $35 to $45 per hour not including chemicals. Depending on the type of weed, chemicals can range from $30 to $500 per litre. 

The average cost of hiring a gardener in Australian states

Most professional gardeners charge by the hourly rate. On average a Gardener can range from $40 to $60 per hour. Labour costs may increase depending on the location. Here’s what you’re expected to pay for a gardener in your state.


  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  •  Australian Capital territory
  • Western Australia
  •  South Australia
  • Tasmania

Average cost per hour

$55 to $120

$50 to $80

$48 to $55

$45 to $50

$43 to $49

$40 to $45

What are garden clean up and maintenance costs?

A garden clean up is usually just a general tidy of your garden this can include 

⦁ Mowing, weed spraying

⦁ Hedging, pruning

⦁ Weeding, rubbish removal

Depending on the size of the garden and what needs to be done, the average price ranges from $50 to $70 per hour. In the offseason (winter) that can range from as little as $40 to $55 per hour.

The more work and tools that are required the more your garden will increase in cost to maintain.

Cost of Maintaining a Hedge 

The price of hedge trimming can range from $40 to $120 per hour depending on the Height and length of the hedge. A two meter high hedge will cost between $40 to $50 per hour while a four-meter hedge will cost upwards of $70 per hour.

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Will my garden increase the value of my property?

Gardens absolutely do increase the value of your property. Experts and real estate agents all agree that a well-maintained garden can help your property’s value. If you invest in landscaping and gardening services it will significantly boost the value of your home.

Professor M. S Henry published a research paper that proved a well-maintained garden could increase the value of your property by 6-7%. 

In conclusion hiring a gardener is well worth the money and can do wonders for the aesthetics of your home. Most gardeners will provide landscape services, garden maintenance and some will be licensed horticulturalists. 

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