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Why book a local landscaper through Airtasker?

So, your garden and outside areas could do with a bit of TLC. Or perhaps you’ve got a project in mind to totally transform your space. Either way, you’re looking for a local landscaper in your area to help out, contribute their skills, handle the equipment, and save you time. You’re in the right place.

A skilled landscaper can add value to your home, make your outdoor area more enjoyable, and get it all done faster and safer than you could do on your own. But finding a local landscaper near you can be really challenging. There are plenty of people who will be happy to pick up a shovel and help you in the garden for your landscaping project… but that doesn’t mean they’re the best person for the job.

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Top Landscaping related questions

Hiring a landscaping contractor can cost anywhere from $80/hour up to $150/hour, depending on their skill level and how specialised they are. Compare how much landscapers in your area charge for their services to get an idea of the costs before posting a task. 

To get professional landscaping on the front and back yards of a 600m2 block, you might pay anywhere from $150 to $1500+. Basic landscaping tasks like levelling (ready for turf) and garden edging are quicker to do and will cost less. But if you need something more involved, like irrigation or retaining walls, the cost will be on the higher side.

Landscapers take care of one or more of the following aspects of yard work: installing structural elements, garden planning and design, moving earth and rocks, creating pathways, irrigation, or building physical features for your home like retaining walls and pergolas.

Most landscapers are skilled in operating machinery and equipment needed to move earth and rocks or cut down large trees in gardens. Some landscaping professionals are skilled in garden design, architecture and outdoor construction, and planning, and may use special software to create their designs.

Gardening is more focused on growing plants - from planting to pruning, watering, and maintenance. Whereas, landscaping is more about the design, shape, and structure of the land.

In New Zealand, landscaping professionals do not need any specific licences or qualifications. However, a landscaping project that involves structural work or construction will require a building licence. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant landscaping licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

What does landscaping include?

When you book your landscaper, it’s important to let them know in your task exactly what work you need to be done. That way, they’ll be able to make you a fair offer and bring along the right tools for the job. 

Not sure where to start? If you need a range of general landscaping services, grab a notepad and pen, then go for a wander outside. Make a note of anything that needs tidying up, trimming, or removing in your outdoor area or garden. Then make sure you include these tasks in your listing. 

Another way to think about your landscaping is to break it down by the type of specialised skill or service you need, such as landscape design for your swimming pool area or irrigation systems for your yard. Here are some of the jobs you might give to your landscaper and what you can expect to happen during the process.


When you’re undertaking a BIG change, it’s important to lay the groundwork with some planning, first. A garden designer will help come up with ideas and map everything out on paper before you get started. Or you might hire a landscape architect to plan a larger commercial landscaping project in your local community or public space.

Earth and rocks

Don’t break your back over your backyard landscaping - no matter how little or how much you need to do. You can hire earthmoving contractors to do your trench digging, levelling, and even your pool excavation or boring excavation. They’ll bring the all tools and equipment needed to dig and move the earth so you (literally) don’t have to get your hands dirty.


Planning a nice new garden bed to grow your own veggies, flowers, shady trees, or just want to reduce the amount of ground you have to mow? Get some help with your garden landscaping and garden edging to get the project off your to-do list and done sooner. That way, you can get on with the fun bit - planting!


Where there are plants, there’s water. Make sure your plants get water when they need it (without having to remember to hose) with a drip irrigation system or a sprinkler system installation. Or make your garden more beautiful with a garden pond or water features. Either way, getting your water systems sorted is so much quicker and easier with an extra pair of hands or a landscaper near you who knows what they’re doing.


Trees are wonderful things, but sometimes, a tree’s gotta go. If you’re not experienced, you should never do chainsawing, stump grinding, wood chipping and mulching, or land clearing yourself. That’s something you should leave up to an experienced landscaper with the right equipment and background to get the job done properly and safely. 

Building and installations

A big component of landscaping is installing things to make your space more functional and beautiful. Things like retaining walls, artificial turf, landscape lighting, or even garden benches to sit on. It’s always best to get a landscaper to help when it involves construction, heavy lifting, or specialist equipment. They’ll help you get your installations done safely and help you start enjoying your space much sooner.

Recent Landscaping tasks

Landscaping and design


Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

17th Jan 2023

Hello, Moving into a home that has a large-ish back garden. Wanting to work alongside a skilled and experienced landscape gardener where me and my young family can learn how to improve and care for the land. A few things on the list, are... 1. Move some dirt about so we have a flatter part of the garden 2. Create some wood stairs from an upper deck to a lower part of the garden 3. cut back all overgrown areas 4. Shape spaces to grow vegetables, flowers etc - Due date: Flexible

I need artificial grass installation


Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

6th Apr 2021

I need artificial grass installation on soil which includes level up my 20 sq m backyard.



Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand

24th Mar 2021

I need to lay artificial grass in my backyard and box garden.

Landscaping - Mt Eden.


Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

13th Jan 2021

Hey There, I’m looking for a landscaper that can complete a few jobs in my garden: Front * Hedging for noise control and to hide bins * Climbing vine (possibly potted to grow up the wall) * Bench seat (possibly housed under a structure which might also solve the vine thing) * Grass/lawn * Planting for large pot next to stairs- I imagine some kind of fern. Back * Pagola - very simple wooden structure with corrugated plastic roof and vines * built in seating (possibly) * Planting - veggie patch and garden along the fence. It would be best if you can come around to my property before hand so I can physically show you what I would like done. I am located in Mount Eden, Auckland I have also created an Pinterest board created for reference which I’m happy to show you! Please note that the price is an estimate & am happy to finalise a quote once we’ve discussed in person what needs to be completed. Thanks.

Select plants and help with landscaping driveway


Manawatu-Wanganui 4414, New Zealand

19th Oct 2020

Hi there Don't know much about plants etc and would like some advice with selecting flax type things to go along driveway garden. Have just had drainage and soil put in, and am having rocks delivered. But need help with choosing plants, sourcing them, how to plant them etc. Happy to negotiate if you would want to put rocks over the dirt and plant plants too.

Annual trim of buxus hedging


Templeton, Christchurch, New Zealand

15th Oct 2020

Hedging is up long drive and partway around house. It is top and both sides