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What do gardeners do?

Gardening services range from basic mowing and maintenance to full landscape gardening help. Here are some of the most common gardening services near you and what you can expect from each when you hire a gardener:

Garden maintenance & lawn mowing

Regular garden maintenance is important to keep your property neat, under control, and looking its best. Whether you need a one-off tidy-up, maintenance while you’re away on holiday, or regular upkeep, a gardener can help.

Lawn mowing will start by clearing the area with a general garden tidy-up. Then your gardener will mow all grass areas, including your front and back lawn and footpath. Then, they’ll use the brushcutter to whipper snip any edges. Gardeners can also help in pruning your trees, hedge trimming, raking up leaves, and doing garden clearance to remove debris.

Weeding & pest control

Gardens can struggle to flourish thanks to problems like weeds and pests that eat or crowd out your plants and lawn. As part of routine garden maintenance, your local gardeners can help by weeding your lawn by hand or spraying lawns with herbicides that kill the weeds without affecting the type of grass you’re growing.

Your gardener will also work to prevent weeds in the future by mulching around plants over a layer of newspaper or cardboard, so weeds can’t go through. Your gardener will treat unwanted pests using pesticides, tailoring the treatment to keep your home and garden free from spiders, caterpillars, cockroaches, and ants.

Garden planting

Need to fill out your garden bed or plant up a new section in your garden? Your gardener can help choose the right plants that will grow well in your garden. They’ll consider factors like optimum plant positioning, sunlight levels, moisture levels and rainfall, seasons, native vs. introduced species, maintenance needs, and more. They’ll choose plants for your garden that will look at home in their surroundings but also match the level of care and maintenance you (or your gardener) can provide.

Lawn restoration

If your lawn’s been overrun by weeds or it’s looking a bit dead or bare in patches, your gardener can help with lawn restoration and turfing, too. Part of lawn maintenance and gardening work is levelling out any holes, aerating the lawn to encourage healthy growth, adding nutrients, spreading the correct seed variety, and adjusting the pH of your soil. Whatever needs to be taken away following the lawn maintenance will be added to the garden clearance. 

They’ll choose the right variety of lawn to lay turf or seed your lawn. Finally, they’ll water it all in, ensuring you know proper lawn care measures between visits, or set up irrigation for daily automatic watering.

Additional gardening services on top of regular lawn care include pressure washing or jet washing driveways and patio cleaning to remove moss or garden residue that makes the surfaces slippery. Some even offer deliveries from local garden centres.

Recent Gardening tasks in Bedford

Outside electric sockets for the garden.

£150

Brickhill, Bedfordshire

4th Jun 2024

Would like 2 sockets in garden.

Really great job. Friendly, tidied up and done a great job. Would definitely recommend James

Cleaning garden

£50

Fenlake, Bedfordshire

29th May 2024

clean up garden Type of gardening: Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes

I want my garden to be fixed

£50

South End, Bedfordshire

11th May 2024

I need help in gardening

Gardening

£150

South End, Bedfordshire

10th May 2024

Back garden need mowing and little clean up Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Garden cleanup Green waste bin available Has green waste bin: Yes

Pressure washing and artificial grass fixing

£300

Fenlake, Bedfordshire

3rd May 2024

Clean garden slabs and fix artificial grass

Clean my garden slabs and fix an artificial grass

£300

Fenlake, Bedfordshire

3rd May 2024

Slabs cleaning and artificial grass Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: No

Front garden landscaping

£450

Putnoe, Bedfordshire

22nd Apr 2024

General labourer to help dig up and layout new pathway in front garden, clear garden and lay new turf.

Clean the garden and remove weeds

£50

Kempston, Bedfordshire

19th Aug 2023

Cut the plant branches, Remove weeds, clean the garden - Due date: Flexible

Gardener hire

£60

Bedford, Bedfordshire

21st Apr 2023

FlowerPlants 🪴 , Grass maintenance - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 23 April 2023

Garden rubbish ,old clothes and children toys

£30

Elms Farm, Bedfordshire

24th Sep 2022

Swing chair clothes nothing heavy really - Due date: Flexible

Garden waste

£200

Kempston, Bedfordshire

14th Jun 2022

Bags off mud from a patio - Due date: Before Thursday, 16 June 2022

Turf removal

£150

Elms Farm, Bedfordshire

22nd May 2022

We need turf removed from an area outside our home - it’s about 6m x 2m. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Soil disposed of from garden, its piled up.

£400

Salph End, Bedfordshire

17th May 2022

GArden soil which has been dug up need to be taken away. Think its about 8 yard skips worth. access is via side gate 1.2m wide. - Due date: Flexible

Grass cutting and help me cleanup garden

£25

Flitwick, Bedfordshire

6th May 2022

I need someone to cut my grass and help me for 1h to clean up my garden from weeds. I have the equipment.

Eirini is friendly and polite. She arrived on time, she knows her stuff and did a clean and tidy job. I will definitely hire her again for my next clean up.

Clear front and back garden

£60

Queen's Park, Bedfordshire

26th Apr 2022

Getting rid of weeds and tidying up - Due date: Flexible

Clean my garden

£150

Queen's Park, Bedfordshire

18th Apr 2022

I am putting my house for sell soon, I want to make the garden nice. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Garden tidy

£60

Kempston, Bedfordshire

10th Apr 2022

Small garden, bamboo cut back, weeding, tidying, plants cut back - Due date: Flexible

Litter (minimal) Removed from the Front Garden of Property

£20

South End, Bedfordshire

21st Feb 2022

Hello I have some litter that has gathered in the front garden of my property due to the wind, ie empty water bottles, chocolate wrappers and can. I would like to have these things removed and placed in the bin. It will probably take no more than 15 minutes (if that) - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 22nd Feb 2022

Tidy garden and mend a gate

£40

Bedford, Bedfordshire

1st Dec 2021

tidy front and rear garden (not heavy work) and mend wooden slat on back gate - Due date: Flexible

Weed killing/ cleaning the garden

£60

Bedford, Bedfordshire

18th Aug 2021

My garden is mostly made of concrete, but in the surrounding area - along the fences - a lot of weeds have grown because the house was left locked while I was away. My garden is not large, and it requires the eradication of this weed as well as the trimming of the edges of some of the trees, such as the roses.