From arborists to weeding: what are common gardening services?

Gardener trimming overhanging trees

Looking after your garden can be a big task even if it’s a small garden because there are many different aspects to pay attention to.

If you don’t have a green thumb, it can be worth hiring a gardener to save you time and restore your front or backyard. Gardeners will bring their own equipment to carry out the job you require. Plus they’ll often give you tips about ongoing solutions so you can keep your garden green and healthy.

Whether it’s a couple of metres of grass or plans for an extreme hedge maze, there are many forms of garden maintenance and types of gardener to go with them. Some common gardening services are:

  • Mowing

    Lawns can grow fast, especially when there’s been recent rain so you may consider a regular lawn mowing service. Make sure to mow when the grass is dry and at the proper height for your grass type, otherwise you risk stunting your lawn’s growth.

  • Weeding

    A weed is any plant growing where it’s not wanted and often in competition with other surrounding plants. Make sure to pull up weeds by the roots and prevent any seeds from falling onto your lawn in the process to prevent unwanted regrowth.

  • Pruning

    Pruning or cutting away overgrown or dead branches from trees, plants, and bushes is a great way to encourage growth in your garden and keep it looking tidy throughout all seasons. Protected plant life and larger tree removal may require the services of an arborist. 

  • Fertilising

    Fertilising your lawn and garden can keep your plants and grass looking green and lively all year round. It’s a great way to strengthen your plants against pests and drought and encourages the growth of flowers, herbs and vegetables. 

  • Mulching

    Covering soil with mulch helps conserve moisture below and improves the health of soil, leading to stronger plants, foliage, and flowers. Mulch is commonly made of organic materials such as leaves, wood chips, or compost.

  • Landscaping

    Consider thorough landscape design to make the most of your outdoor space, installing water features or outdoor artwork, and planting trees in a visually pleasing and functional way. 

Think like a landscaper and work with your local conditions. Try planting fruits and vegetables such as chilli, tomatoes or silverbeet this summer for great results.

Choosing the right gardening service for you

Your garden plans will dictate what kind of tradesperson you need. The following three trades are different options available to consider when choosing garden maintenance options for your yard:

If you're after ongoing services, your chosen tradie may offer you a discount so don't be afraid to ask. When it comes to choosing the right tradie, make sure you choose an experienced gardener, landscaper, or arborist who has the right certifications and insurance. 

Looking to spruce up your garden? RACV Home Trades & Services has the right tradie for the job.