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Garden Services, Maintenance & Lawn Mowing in the Ellenbrook area.

Hi, I'm Robert Craddock, your local Garden Services, Maintenance & Lawn Mowing franchisee in the Ellenbrook area.

I have been a V.I.P. franchisee since July 2014. The thing I enjoy about owning my own V.I.P. franchise is the independance of owning and running my own business and giving me the flexibility to spend more time with my 5 children & partner. Prior to owning my own V.I.P. franchise I worked in a wholesale plant nursery for 3 years and prior to that owned a Harvey Norman franchise for 6 years.

I service the following areas:

  • Aveley
  • Belhus
  • Boya
  • Brabham
  • Ellenbrook
  • Henley Brook
  • Hovea
  • Millendon
  • The Vines
  • Upper Swan
  • West Swan

Contact me for a quote now:

Happy Customers

My customers include homeowners, offices, strata companies, light factories, warehouses, child care centres, and real estate companies. All enjoy the high quality of my reliable work schedule.

I service Ellenbrook and surrounding areas in beautiful Perth.

I currently have capacity to service more customers so please call 13 26 13 for a free, no obligation quote.


You deserve a beautiful lawn without all the hard work involved. Let me do the work for you - it will be my pleasure!

A typical Lawn Maintenance plan includes mowing, edging, fertilising and weeding.

Ride On Mowing   

Got a large area of grass that needs mowing? I own my own ride on mower so no job is to big for me to handle. Whether it is your own premises or company please contact me for a free no obligation quote.


You deserve that your garden is the best it can be. I look after your garden like I look after my own.

A typical garden maintenance plan includes pruning, weeding, mulching and fertilising. I also consult with you on plant selection for the Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs climate and soil conditions.

Hedge Trimming and Pruning

A well pruned hedge is a source of pride for your home.

If you have a tall hedge along your boundary or individual trees, we have the tools and the skills required to make your hedge look fantastic.


I believe that it is so important to mulch regularly; not only does it give a great appearance but it’s good for your gardens, saving water and keeping them moist for a longer period of time. Ask me about it, you never know what a good mulch job can do for your gardens.



I have many high quality fertiliser products that I can talk to you about and get the results you want to achieve.

I have police clearance and current public liability insurance so for someone you can trust give V.I.P. a call today!

If you would like me to come by and give you a FREE, no obligation quote please don't hesitate to give V.I.P. a call on 13 26 13. Let me help you make your lawns and gardens look fantastic.

I service Ellenbrook 6069 ​and surrounding suburbs including:

  • Aveley 6069
  • Boya 6056 
  • Charlottes 6069
  • Coolamon & Coolamon North 6069
  • Hovea 6071
  • Millendon 6056
  • The Vale 6069

Please select the service you are interested in below:


Spring Lawn Care and Tips

If you haven’t begun preparing your lawn for the warmer months, now is the time to start. Prepping your lawn now will make sure, come spring and summer, your grass will always be greener.


1. Do a good scan of your yard and remove any sticks. Rake up any leftover autumn leaves so that your lawn is receiving maximum sunlight and oxygen.

2. Aerating your lawn will reduce soil compaction and increase air circulation. A well aerated lawn will become more efficient in catching rain and irrigation water instead of it just running off. Once aerated use a good quality soil wetter, granular or liquid based, to really take advantage of the rain and your sprinklers.

3. If your lawn is suffering from any dead patches or is a bit sparse in some areas, this is a good time to apply a 5-10mm top dress, this is full of nutrients that will help re-establish your lawn. As always make sure you water in well and dont let it dry out on the warmer days as this may burn the lawn.

4. You’ll probably find that coming into the warmer months that your lawn may be a bit patchy and growing better in some spots than others. Until spring really starts to kick in, keep your cutting height high and begin evening the length out. Make sure that you don’t cut your lawn more than one third of its height, as this may expose your lawn to disease and the lingering weather extremes of winter.

5. Grooming, if you have a buffalo lawn you may notice that some runners are starting to come to the surface or "porpoise" out of the lawn this can be fixed with a simple groom using a vertimower or groomer. See my photo's area for some before & after photo's.


Fertilising your lawn in Spring

Spring is an important time to fertilise, as your lawn breaks the winter dormancy. Your fertiliser application will assist the lawn to jump into growth as the weather warms up.

Everybody has different soil types and lawn fertilisers will work differently! In sandy soil fertilisers will leach very quickly, hence more applications to do the job. In a heavy clay soil your lawn fertiliser will last longer because of moister retention and slower water movement.

Just to point out – all lawn fertilisers work differently, some require heaps of water when applied and give surge growth to your lawn, others are controlled release and require minimal water and work evenly over a longer period


Before groom photo 2
Before groom photo 2
Before groom photo 3
Before groom photo 3
After groom closeup
After groom closeup
Fertilising - The Vines
Fertilising - The Vines
Before & after mowing. Ellenbrook
Before & after mowing. Ellenbrook
Before & after edging. Ellenbrook
Before & after edging. Ellenbrook
Lawn mowing & edging. The Vines
Lawn mowing & edging. The Vines
Beffore & after weed spraying & mowing. Ellenbrook
Beffore & after weed spraying & mowing. Ellenbrook
Kevin - lawn mowing & stripes
Kevin - lawn mowing & stripes
After groom photo 3
After groom photo 3
After groom photo 2
After groom photo 2
After groom photo 1
After groom photo 1
During groom photo
During groom photo
Before groom photo 1
Before groom photo 1


From: Kevin

Robert has provided  an excellent and extremely reliable service to us over many years at three locations and we highly recommend his services.

From: Yahava Koffee

Here at Yahava Koffee Works in Swan Valley we have been having our lawns cared for and maintained by Robert Craddock from V.I.P regularly for many years.  We are very happy with the professional job and service we receive. Robert is very reliable and our extensive lawns and grounds always look great.  His rates are also very competitive and reasonable.


We highly recommend his work.

Yahava KoffeeWorks Swan Valley

4752 West Swan Road

West Swan

From: Ken & Dilys

We became Robert's  clients  in September 2013.Since that time, he  has through his expertise and dedication transformed our lawns and gardens from a very mediocre status to excellent in everyway.

Robert's dedication to his work and customer service is exemplary. He consistently  goes above and beyond duty to provide a quality  result  which we truly appreciate.

It is our pleasure to speak on his behalf. 

Ken & Dilys, Ellenbrook

From: Hilton

Robert has been mowing our lawn since taking over the business in July 2014. We are extremely satisfied with his work and would highly recommend him.

Hilton. The Vines

From: Sharon

Hi Rob, you weeded our front garden a few months ago and I just wanted to say what an awesome job you did. I'm only having the odd tiny weed every now and then and so easy to keep on top of. Definately money well spent, thankyou so much. I'll definately call you if we need any other gardening.

Sharon. Aveley 

From: Adam & Carly

Thanks for your service VIP Lawns Ellenbrook, I thought our lawn needed to be completely re-done, it was a mess. One call to Rob and he explained to us exactly what he needed to do and exactly what it would cost and thats what we got. Now our lawn looks great. We couldn't be any happier.

Adam & Carly. Aveley

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