Satisfied customers give us a:

Clearing out the garden: how to remove an old garden

Clearing an old garden can be a tough job, especially when it comes to removing soil, materials and waste. But clearing a garden can be the first step towards creating a new garden, so the hard work simply has to be done.

But how do you approach such a job? And what are the costs of clearing and disposing of a garden? In this article we discuss all aspects of clearing your garden and creating a new one.

What does clearing a garden entail?

Clearing your garden means removing all old plants, trees or perhaps even one tree and paving. This may also include the removal of soil and materials. The result is a cleared garden, ready for the construction of a new and beautiful garden. See for which one garden work you can use Home Clearance ASAP.

What is the best way to clear the garden?

Clearing your garden can be a difficult job, especially if you have no experience with removing excavations and debris. It may be helpful to seek the help of a gardener or evacuation company to be switched on, especially in a large garden or if there are several trees, for example.

There are a number of factors that determine the cost of clearing a garden, including the size of the garden, the amount of debris and the difficulty of the job. The average cost of clearing a simple garden ranges from €500 to €1000, including removal. For a larger or more complex garden, the costs may be higher.

Step-by-step plan for clearing the garden

Clearing a garden consists of several steps, depending on the current state of the garden and what you want to preserve for the garden. Here are some steps you can follow when clearing your garden:

Step 1: Remove the plants

Start by removing all plants and trees in the garden. This may be easiest using an excavator, especially if there are several trees or garden plants. Also remove all tree stumps and roots.

Step 2: Remove the paving

Remove all old paving bricks and concrete slabs. This may also include excavating the ground where the paving is located.

Step 3: Dig out the garden

Dig out the garden to the desired depth for the garden. The depth to be excavated may vary. This depends on the layout of the future garden. If a pond or a raised terrace is to be built, the garden must be dug deeper.

Step 4: Raising and leveling

If the future garden is at the same level as the current garden, then the garden does not need to be raised. In most cases, however, the garden must be filled with new soil to allow the new plants and shrubs to grow. It is important to level the ground well before you start your new garden.

Step 5: Is your garden empty? Cleaning up soil and waste

Removing, excavating and cleaning up soil and waste can be an important part of clearing a garden. You may need to rent a container or enlist the help of a waste management company. Make sure you discuss the costs of removal in advance with the gardener or clearance company.

Step 6: Finally create the new garden

Now that the old garden has been cleared and the ground has been raised and leveled, it is time to start building the new garden. This may include planting new flowers, shrubs and trees, as well as building a raised patio, pond or other landscaping features. It is important to have a plan before you start building the new garden, so that you know where everything should go.

What are the costs for clearing a garden?

The cost of clearing your garden can vary depending on the size of the garden, the difficulty of the job and the amount of rubble and waste that needs to be removed. The average cost of clearing a garden ranges from €500 to €1000, including removal. For a larger or more complex garden, the costs may be higher.

What are the differences in costs between clearing an easy garden and a difficult garden?

Clearing an average garden, for example a garden with only grass and a few plants, is generally less expensive than clearing a more difficult garden, for example a garden with several trees, shrubs and a pond. The costs of clearing a difficult garden can often add up.

How do you find a good clearing company to clear your garden?

Finding a good gardener or clearance company to clear your garden can be difficult. Luckily you're here ZSM House Clearance at the right place. For more information, please submit a no-obligation quote request to us.

Disposal costs

Removing old soil and materials can be an important part of clearing your garden. The costs for disposing of old soil and old materials can vary depending on the quantity and weight of the material. At ZSM Woningontruiming we always make agreements about this in advance. This way, no one will be faced with any surprises afterwards.

What to do with garden waste?

The waste that remains after clearing the garden can be disposed of in various ways. This can be done via a waste processing company, but also via the municipality or the landfill. Make sure you choose the right method to dispose of the waste and take the costs into account. By having it removed, you prevent all the debris from remaining in the garden for a long time. When ZSM Woningontruiming takes care of everything for you, we will of course also remove the garden waste.

Garden clearing costs

The costs of creating a garden can vary depending on the size of the garden, the desired design and the material used. The average cost of creating a garden varies from €50 to €150 per m².

What are the call-out charges for having a garden cleared?

Several gardeners and clearance companies in the Netherlands charge call-out fees when having your garden cleared. These are costs charged for the time and costs incurred by the gardener or evacuators to come to the location. The amount of the call-out costs may vary depending on the distance and travel time. You can find the exact prices for this in the free quotes that you will receive after your request.

Conclusion: disposal of old soil

Clearing a garden can be a tough job, especially when it comes to removing soil, materials and waste. However, having your garden cleared can be the first step towards creating a new garden.

It is important to think carefully in advance about the costs and the different steps that need to be taken to complete the job. By enlisting the help of an experienced gardener, you can ensure that the job is completed quickly and professionally. Having your current garden cleared by a professional such as ZSM Woningontruiming is the best way.

Request a free quote

Would you like to receive a quote for clearing your garden? Then request a free quote. This is completely without obligation and you are not committed to anything. By requesting a quote you will get a better idea of the costs and services we can offer you.

Do you have any questions or would you like advice before requesting a quote? Then you can always call us on 070-2116102. You can also send us an email at: info@zsm-woningontruiming.nl. We will then respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.


Help Center

What does clearing a garden mean?

Clearing a garden means removing all old plants, trees and paving in the garden, including removing soil and materials. The result is an empty garden, ready for the construction of a new one.

How can you clear the garden?

Clearing a garden can be a difficult job, especially if you have no experience with removing excavations and debris. It can be useful to enlist the help of a gardener or clearance company, especially with a large garden or if there are several trees.

What are the costs for clearing a garden?

The cost of clearing a garden varies depending on the size of the garden, the difficulty of the job and the amount of rubble and waste that needs to be removed. The average cost of clearing a garden ranges from €500 to €1000, including removal. For a larger or more complex garden, the costs may be higher.

What are the steps involved in clearing a garden?

The steps for clearing a garden can vary depending on the current condition of the garden and what you want to keep for the garden. The general steps are: removing plants and trees, removing paving, excavating the garden, raising and leveling the ground and removing soil and waste.

How do you find a good clearing company to clear your garden?

Finding a good gardener or clearance company to clear your garden can be difficult. For example, you can search online for reviews or ask for recommendations from friends and family. At ZSM Woningontruiming you can request a no-obligation quote for clearing your garden.