1. LABOUR CHARGES (excluding GST)


HOURLY RATE $65 for waged clients and $55 for pensioners/concession card holders

(You would need to show me a current pensioner/health care concession card and photo ID to get the discount.)


FOUR-HOUR HALF-DAY RATE (4 hours labour plus a 30-minute uncharged meal break): $240 ($200 concession)


EXTRA HOURS on top of the half-day rate will be charged at $65/$55 each or part thereof rounded up to the nearest dollar.


These charges include time taken to provide any horticultural work in your garden including: tending to garden beds, pot plants, irrigation, pruning, trimming, weeding, planting, transplanting, and recommendations for improvements.


Labour charges also include the use of any of Wholistic Solutions’ equipment such as: shovel, spade, secateurs, leaf blower/vacuum, wheel barrow, short and long handled loppers, rakes, axes, tiller, edging tool, trowels, saws, broom, dust pan and broom, cordless hedge trimmer, cordless line trimmer, and general hand tools as needed. In addition, any smaller disposable equipment such as gloves, respirator canisters, mask, goggles and other protective gear, such as rubber matting on paths, will be supplied by Wholistic Solutions. If the owners wish to help with any gardening tasks requiring safety gear, they are expected to supply their own.


Labour also includes, time taken to collect necessary materials or plants en-route, ie: trips to hardware stores and garden centres. NB I get a 5% trade discount at Bunnings; and any necessary time spent onsite researching and providing recommended solutions to various gardening problems, such as: pests and diseases, soil deficiencies, plant identification, and plant selection.



Instead of charging a call-out fee to travel to and from your residence/premises, I charge my time for one leg of the journey from my business location in Parramatta Park. This time would be included in my labour charges.



The owners will be expected to pay fees for trashpacks or mini skips for carting rubbish from their premises to green waste disposal facilities, or for transportation of soils and other organic materials required for their garden.



Weekly payments for services rendered for the improvement of the garden are to be paid into my ING bank account: Wholistic Solutions Business Account

BSB: 923100 Acct: 65024313 on the day or day after receipt of invoice.


When purchasing products for your garden I will render an ‘anticipated costs’ invoice. Any purchase is conditional on you making payment in advance of that purchase. I require proof of deposit in advance of said purchase before I can go ahead with procuring it for you. Any surplus moneys will be subtracted from my next invoice, and listed as such. Copies of receipts will be provided to you at the earliest convenience.


Scheduled visits may be affected by variations in weather conditions. I won’t be able to work outdoors in the full sun if the weather becomes extremely hot (above 35ºC) or if there’s torrential rain, nor during severe thunder and lightening storms or when high winds are present. Work health and safety decisions based on weather conditions will be at my discretion.


Changes to any agreements we set up in terms of service dates, start and end times, and durations of work periods, can be altered by either party with prior consultation. Please give a minimum of 3 days’ notice to avoid the 50% late rescheduling fee (based on the half-day rate of $240 this would be $120).


I’m happy to either come and do the necessary work for you, or visit your premises and provide you with a quote. 


Following this, if you decide to hire me to complete the work, the consultation and quote are free of charge. However, if you decide not to go ahead, I will invoice you to pay me for the time taken during consultation at your residence and preparation of the quote, which is usually 90 minutes, $100 ($90 concession).