How To Speed Up Your Landscaping Project With Plant Hire

a digger on plant hire

If you’re wondering how you can get your landscaping job done faster, you should consider plant hire. It’s an efficient and convenient way of streamlining tasks, that is surprisingly affordable. Whether it’s diggers, dumpers, forklifts or rollers, there’s a piece of plant hire out there to get the job done without breaking your back, or your bank.

By their nature, landscaping projects are labour-intensive and can take some time to complete. To help emphasise how useful plant hire truly is, we’ve outlined some points below.

What Is Plant Hire?

Plant hire can be a misleading title, because it has nothing to do with actual plants. It’s a general name for machinery in a construction or agricultural setting. It consists of all manner of machines, including:

  • Excavators
  • Dumpers
  • Rollers
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Cherry pickers
  • And more

There are many reasons why someone may need to hire plant machinery. Whether it’s to carry out work or clear up post-construction debris, these useful machines provide a helping hand exactly when you need it.

Mini Digger Hire For Small Landscaping Jobs

One of the best ways to save yourself time and speed up a landscaping project with plant hire, is a mini digger. They’re perfect for getting into tight spaces to clear an area or dig a footing. Furthermore, digging by hand can be a gruelling task, requiring intensive labour and a lot of time. If you hire a mini digger, one person can get the job done in a fraction of the time.

Because landscaping jobs tend to be small yet quite precise, a mini digger is ideal. It won’t take up too much space, but is powerful enough to dig and move a lot of material.

Excavators For Waste Clearance

As with any landscaping job, there is always waste to clean up. Even if there’s no demolition involved, you can guarantee you’ll find yourself with piles of soil, concrete, dust or general detritus in no time. Even offcuts of timber and excess material can snowball into a large amount of rubbish you need to clear. Doing this by hand, with a wheelbarrow shovel and additional bodies can be time-consuming and unpleasant. However, utilising plant hire is sure to make quick work of any waste.


It mustn’t be forgotten that lifting heavy waste materials by hand can cause a strain on the body. In many cases, it is far safer and more sensible to hire a machine to lift these loads than it is to do it by hand. Landscaping materials, particularly those used for hard landscaping, can be very heavy. As well as that, cut or shattered stones can be sharp, posing a risk of injury. Using a machine takes away all of the health-related stress that comes with moving landscaping waste.

Depending on the size of machine you choose, a few loads will clear the same amount as an individual could in minutes compared to hours.

Dumpers For Aggregates

If you’re choosing to add gravelled areas, you may want to hire a dumper. This is particularly true if you’re creating large areas, as you’ll need to move and deposit a lot of gravel. To save you from carrying bag after bag of aggregate from the street to your garden, hire a dumper. This will make the job much easier and significantly quicker.

Operated Plant Hire For Extra Efficiency

There is no law against operating plant machinery on your private premises. However, that does not mean that a lack of license means you’ll be able to efficiently operate a digger. You may be able to get to grips with the controls, but without much experience this takes time.

If you’re looking to speed up your landscaping project, then time is likely of the essence. Therefore, opting for plant hire with a licensed operator will solve all your issues. It may cost a little more, but the time saved will far outweigh the extra expense, and you can focus on more important aspects of the job.

Contact Whetstone Contractors For Quality Plant Hire

For operated plant hire contact the experts at Whetstone Contractors. We’re fully qualified and our machines are well maintained to ensure that any hire helps speed a project up. For more information, give us a call today.

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