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Landscaping and gardening
Gardening services

How much do gardening services cost?

  • R300R400 / visit
    Small garden maintenance (80–120 sqm)
  • R400R500 / visit
    Medium garden maintenance (150–200 sqm)
  • R600R700 / visit
    Large garden maintenance (more than 200 sqm)
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Planning to get gardening services but you are just not sure what to expect price-wise?

Procompare has been tracking trends in gardening services prices in years and here is the latest gardening services cost guide for year 2022.

What is cost data based on? Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by our Pros and on cost data retrieved from various specialized publications and websites, governmental reports, occupational associations or guilds, and related websites in South Africa.


Small garden maintenance (80–120 sqm)

  • R300R400 / visit

This is the cost of small garden maintenance per visit. Small gardens typically measure between 80 and 120 square metres. Services may include lawn mowing, pruning, tidying, weeding, planting, tree felling, waste removal, etc. The final cost depends on the scope of the work carried out, the site specifics, and location. For small garden maintenance, expect to pay between R300 / visit and R400 / visit.

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Medium garden maintenance (150–200 sqm)

  • R400R500 / visit

This is the cost of medium garden maintenance per visit. Medium gardens typically measure between 150 and 200 square metres. Services may include lawn mowing, pruning, tidying, weeding, planting, tree felling, waste removal, etc. The final cost depends on the scope of the work carried out, the site specifics, and location. The cost of medium garden maintenance typically runs from R400 / visit to R500 / visit, averaging at R450 / visit.

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Large garden maintenance (more than 200 sqm)

  • R600R700 / visit

This is the cost of large garden maintenance per visit. Large gardens typically measure more than 200 square metres. Services may include lawn mowing, pruning, tidying, weeding, planting, tree felling, waste removal, etc. The final cost depends on the scope of the work carried out, the site specifics, and location. The cost of large garden maintenance typically runs from R600 / visit to R700 / visit, averaging at R650 / visit.

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Recent jobs for gardening services

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Somerset West
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Trees, bushes, hedges, Flowers
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: 50–200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Monthly

Good day, We have a medium community size garden and would like to request quotation for servicing the Garden. We would appreciate a detailed quote for 1) Mowing of Lawn (once per month) 2) Trimming of edges (once per month) 3) Removing weeds & spraying weed killer (twice per month) 4) Pruning & Trimming all shrubs & tress (twice per annum) 5)cleaning out gullies ( twice weekly) 6)De weeding and hoeing of flower beds (once per month) 7) Clean paved areas and flowerbeds (twice weekly). Kind regards

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Little Brak River, Mossel Bay
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Trees, bushes, hedges, Flowers, Herb or vegetable garden
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: Larger than 200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Fortnightly

I need a small team of people or a retired person with one gradner, someone hands on who also LOVE gardening. I do not need someone who sits in their bakkie whilst a crowd of people rush through the job with weed eaters and leave a half finished job. I also need people I can contact for referrals. Thank you. Mrs

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: NIGEL
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Other
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: Larger than 200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Just once

A. Maintenance Specifications The maintenance required at all DD4 & DD5 WCW Sites are as follows: 1. Mowing of lawns and the removal of the cuttings 2. Cleaning (removal of weeds) and sweeping of all paved areas 3. Cleaning and sweeping of all roads inside all DD4 & DD5 WCW Sites 4. Cleaning (removal of weeds), making and cultivating all flowerbeds 5. Maintaining a one meter clear and clean area on either side of the perimeter fence 6. Removal of any vegetation growing on the site perimeter fence 7. Cleaning between and around the sludge drying beds 8. Cleaning between and around the maturation ponds and emergency dams

New landscaping project

  • City or suburb: Pietermaritzburg
  • What should the design incorporate?: Plants and lawn, Paving/pathways, Ponds, pools and other water features, Other (built in braai, lighting, ornaments)
  • Service scope: Design and installation
  • Approximate size of the landscaping area: 50–200 sqm

Hello! I have a 4K sqm land in Claridge, just started building on it, I was wondering if I can get a landscaper I have few use for the space which I need done neatly and cleverly. The site features, --+sqm main house -Round hut -isibaya -A Barn house for goat,Ducks,chickens and 4cows. -I will need to build a small pond for ducks namaHansi. -Also I would need to plant few tree, ur help will help with knowing where it suitable too. About ft we have a small dam.So with that in mind I need someone to design it all considered. Looking forward hearing from you. Thanks alots.

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Birch Acer's Ext 4 Kempton Park
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Trees, bushes, hedges, Other
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: Larger than 200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Fortnightly

I need a professional gardener who will be able to my garden and then paving. It will be just a one-time job. So it's basically trimming the trees and the lawn. Want the garden beds flower bed to be cleaned. The paving will discuss with the appointed professionals. Thank you feel free to give me a call as soon as you get my request.

Update/makeover

  • City or suburb: Somerset West
  • What needs to be updated?: Plants and lawn
  • Service scope: Design and installation
  • Approximate size of the landscaping area: 50–200 sqm
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

We rent our freestanding home with garden. It has not been watered and much in the garden has died. There are mature trees throwing lots of shade. The soil type is naturally clay, but the beds have been enriched previously. I only want hardy waterwise plants. The small lawn needs replacement (in shade a good deal of the day). The gravel parking areas alongside the drive need weed killing. An overgrown ornamental vine trellis needs a strong prune. And beyond that, some general flower bed neatening.

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Krugersdorp
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Trees, bushes, hedges, Herb or vegetable garden
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: Larger than 200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Weekly

I would like to get a quotation from a professional landscaping company as this is a very big project that is about + sqm. I need a team that can cut and trim trees and the lawn. The is another side of the project that is for vegetables I just need someone to maintain it. Please feel free to contact me for more info.

New landscaping project

  • City or suburb: Makotopong, Polokwane
  • What should the design incorporate?: Plants and lawn, Paving/pathways, Decking/patio, Ponds, pools and other water features, Irrigation, Other (built in braai, lighting, ornaments)
  • Service scope: Design and installation
  • Approximate size of the landscaping area: Larger than 200 sqm

The new building (size of 2 bedroom house, with combined dining and living room, and a kitchen). Need to pave around the house and then have a garden full of grass, (plants I have), need a water feature, with an irrigation system. A thatched decking separate from the house (like a Lapa) is needed. Please feel free to call me for more info

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Scottburgh
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Trees, bushes, hedges
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: 0–50 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Monthly

I live at Lakeview Village (Freeland Park Scottburgh) in a cottage and need 2 hedges to be trimmed on a regular basis as well as light pruning of a few shrubs. My Previous Garden service (Jock's) just disappeared after doing my garden for some time without telling me. Hope you will help me out! Regards, lie .

Garden maintenance

  • City or suburb: Pretoria East
  • Which types of plants will need maintenance?: Lawn, Trees, bushes, hedges, Flowers, Other
  • Approximate size of the gardening area: 50–200 sqm
  • Frequency of maintenance services: Weekly

Good Day, I would like to get a quote on maintenance service of my garden on a regular weekly basis. I would also like to know the amount of time will be spent in my garden and how many employees will be attending to my garden's maintenance. Further I also want to add a once a month poison service and watering of my garden upon your visit. Thank you for your time. Kind regards