At Ian Barker Gardens we understand that today’s busy lifestyle means that you have less and less time to spend on the maintenance of your home and garden. We also recognise that your garden represents a valuable monetary and personal investment that deserves expert attention and care.
At Ian Barker Gardens our aim is to:
- Ensure your garden looks its absolute best all year round
- Assist your garden to continue to thrive and grow healthily into the future
- Devise an individually tailored program specific to your gardens needs
- Free up your time so you can spend more of it enjoying your garden
From the smallest light well or courtyard through to the grandest property, we are passionate about gardens of all shapes, sizes, styles and maturity. In trusting Ian Barker Gardens with your maintenance, you can be assured that your investment is being nurtured, protected and cared for by the right people.
Our maintenance team mainly service the surrounding suburbs of Canterbury, including Glen Iris, Malvern, Camberwell, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Toorak and Surrey Hills. Some of our clients are outside of this zone so please contact our office to see if we service your area.
The majority of our clients are private residential properties with regular ongoing maintenance. If you are looking for seasonal or one-off maintenance please talk to our team about our current availability.
Our minimum service is a total of 8 hours in a four week cycle. This is scheduled as a 4 hour block with 2 team members. To find out the minimum hours required to maintain your garden please speak to a member of our team to organise a free garden appraisal.
The frequency of our visits will depend on the specific needs of your garden and your long term goals. The majority of our clients find that fortnightly visits produce the best results in being able to monitor irrigation, plant health and prevent pests and diseases.
The first step is to talk to a member of our team. They will discuss with you what you would like to achieve with your garden and the specific needs or requirements. We will then book a free garden appraisal with our maintenance manager to assess the amount of hours and services required to have your garden looking great year round. Click here to contact our team
We provide a range of services during your visit which include fertilising, pest and disease control, weeding and mulching, pruning, removal of green waste and lawn care. Our team can also monitor and set your existing irrigation throughout the seasons. A member of our team would be happy to discuss the range of other services we can provide.
Whilst some services are not offered by our team, your assigned supervisor can arrange and manage contractors to complete these works during your regular visits. These may include services like gutter cleaning or arborist works like cutting of established tree branches. Feel free to talk to a member of our maintenance team for the specific services required for your garden.
One of our experienced garden maintenance supervisors will be assigned to your project and will complete each visit along with another member of our garden team. They will be your direct point of contact and will liaise with your regarding any priorities, recommendations or issues with the garden. With the assistance of our maintenance manager a personalised program will be created to ensure your garden is being maintained to a high standard throughout the seasons. Click here to meet our team