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£5,000 - £15,000







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Nothing beats unwinding in your own garden, whether after a long day at work or on the weekend with your friends and family. But if it’s not looking good because it has become overgrown and unpleasant, it’s time to give it a revamp! Garden makeover costs in the UK depend on many factors, ranging from £5,000 to £15,000.

Garden renovation costs can pile up, whether you want to imitate a colour scheme from garden ideas online, invest in new planters, or revamp your landscape. But do you know that you can get what you want without spending too much money? This guide will help you have a garden makeover on a budget and get a landscape that suits your lifestyle.

Different garden makeover services and their costs 

The average cost of garden renovation mainly depends on what type of makeover service you want to have. Here are some of the most common ones:

Garden makeover service



£15 - £25 per m²


£40 - £70 per m²


£120 - £300 per m²


£80 to £160 per m²

Pruning a large tree

£450 - £850

Installing a water feature


Erecting a garden fence

£900 - £1,200

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Lawn turfing usually costs from £15 to £25 per square metre. If you lay the turf yourself, the price drops to under £5. To further save money on the turf, make sure to provide your lawn with the best care. Returfing can be less expensive in the long run than trying to revive an old lawn that hasn’t had proper maintenance.


Add lush greens and colourful flowers to your garden by planting small trees and flower beds! It usually costs £40 to £70 per square metre, but some services also charge per tree or flower. Small ornamental trees, like cherry, crab apple, or Snowy Mespilus, can make for stunning design features when in bloom. Planting perennial flowers, like geums, astrantia, and geraniums, can also create a fantastic display in your garden all year.


If you want to minimise root growth, erosion, and frost in your garden, consider paving it! Paving is ideal for pathways because they don't crack from movement. Expect to pay £120 to £300 per square metre for this garden redesign.


Do you want a cosier garden? Why not install a deck and give your outdoor area a homey feel! A garden deck helps create a welcoming and pleasant ambience in your yard and provides space for outdoor seats. This addition to your garden reconstruction can cost between £80 to £160 per square metre.

Pruning large trees

To have a beautiful garden, you must have strong and healthy trees! This is where pruning comes in. It helps your trees have robust growth, enhances flower and fruit output, improves plant health, and removes broken branches. 

Pruning at the correct time and in the right way is crucial because neglect or over-pruning can harm healthy trees. Asking a professional to prune your large trees can cost £450 to £850.

Installing water features

Do you enjoy hearing the gushing sound of water? Feel free to install water features for around £900. They can help improve the air quality in your garden, increase wildlife presence, and provide peaceful, tricking water.

Erecting garden fences

If you need to enhance the privacy and safety of your garden, consider installing a fence around its perimeter. It can act as a windbreak between your plants and the elements. It can also restrict the quantity of sunshine for fragile vegetables and flowers. 

Remember that the local animal population loves carrots, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables just as much as we do, so it’s best to protect your plants! You can have a garden fence for £900 to £1,200 per square metre.

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Factors affecting garden makeover costs 

Other things determine how much it costs to have a garden makeover. Here are some of them:


Costs depend on where you are in the UK. Prominent cities like Sydney and Melbourne might have higher prices than other areas, so finding a professional near you is wise.

Garden size

The bigger the area you want to renovate, the higher the renovation costs. You can save money by trimming overgrown hedges and cleaning up some fallen leaves before booking a garden makeover service. Just be sure you have the time and energy to accomplish these tasks.

Additional features and services

Garden makeovers involve different services, but you don’t have to book all of them, especially if your budget is tight. Some features are more expensive than others. So make sure to cover your needs first to save money! Prioritise long-term functionality over ephemeral beauty.

Garden refurbishment quotes from Taskers 

Now that you know how much it costs to have a garden makeover, you're ready to post a task! Once your task is up, Taskers in your area will contact you soon with offers. You can look at their profiles, ratings, and reviews to see which service is best for you. For more details on how to go about this process, see how it works. Here are some details you can add to your list:

  • Your budget
  • Your location
  • Your preferred garden makeover service
  • Your schedule

Remember that the more information you provide, the easier it will be for your Tasker to give you a quote. You can have a gorgeous garden with Airtasker!

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In general, a well-landscaped garden can increase the value of your home by 10%. When a buyer sees your property for the first time, curb appeal and landscaping upkeep are the first indicators of its quality.

Usually, a garden makeover comprises four weeks for the design process, two weeks for contractor tendering, six to eight weeks for waiting (depending on the time of year), and four weeks for construction. In terms of both time and expense, it's comparable to building a tiny house extension.

While you can build hard landscaping and garden structures at any time of year, autumn or winter is the optimum time to plant trees and shrubs. You won't have to worry about your garden drying up because of the heat.

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