Summer time is filled with green lawns, lush fruit trees and healthy perennials showing off their colors. But let’s be honest, most homes with stellar landscaping definitely did not create the design or maintain it themselves. They hired professionals. How? Probably through a website built with one of the best gardening WordPress themes they could find.
Websites are key for any business, and with the increasing popularity of word-of-mouth recommendation sites like Yelp and Angie’s list you need a place to send potential customers. Lucky for you WordPress is easy to use and you can build your entire website with it in just a day. Today we’ll share the best gardening and landscaping WordPress themes as well as a quick 3-step guide to building your website.
There are thousands of WordPress themes available on the internet. But with so many options it can be a bit overwhelming when setting up your website for the first time. That’s why we’ve scoured the web and found the absolute best gardening WordPress themes for you.
Depending on your individual business needs you may want a way to add custom testimonials, include a gallery of your completed landscaping projects, or a way to display your current service offerings or specials. We did our best to include a wide variety of themes with different features. So make sure to scroll through the full list to see which seem right for you. So without waiting any longer here they are, in no particular order.
The Total WordPress theme landscaping demo is a beautiful example of what you can build with the Visual Composer Drag & Drop page builder when it’s combined with the powerful customization options of the Total WordPress theme. A bold full width layout, clever services page, a personal about section and of course easy to use contact form make this a great choice for any gardening or landscaping company.
Whether you offer weekly maintenance or landscape design, with the Ekko WordPress theme you’re sure to be able to build a stunning website. Simply install, use the one click demo imported to get started and use the drag and drop page builder to create your perfect site. All of the elements are customizable, plus the theme offers options for rich typography, portfolio, blog, header/footer styling, sticky header, photo-swipe lightbox, and more. Plus the theme is compatible with popular plugins such as WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, WPML and more.
3. Garden Care
GardenCar is a gardening and landscape style theme with great features like a responsive design, the lovely premium Revolution slider, page builder, contact form and WooCommerce support. It’s just the theme to help get your gardening business started with an online presence.
The Gardener WordPress theme was created with lawn service, groundskeeping, landscaping, florist, firewood, ecology and even lumberjack companies in mind. With plenty of layout options, retina image support, translation support and more it’s a great choice.
This gardening, landscaping and small business WordPress theme is an awesome choice for any business. The styled headers, page layout options, cusomtizable color options (with 12 predefined color schemes), page builder and stunning isotope galleries make GreensKeeper a standout option.
Economic was designed with an easy to use page builder, responsive sliders, retina image support, translation ready files and more. With this theme creating your lawn service, landscaping, groundskeeping, ecology or gardening business website should be a total piece of cake.
7. Yoland Design
For an elegant landscape design theme have a look at Yoland. This lovely theme is mobile optimized, includes 2 homepage layouts, shortcodes, beautiful sliders, a page builder, translation options and more.
Helpmate is a 6-in-1 Maintenance Services WordPress theme with pre-built templates for 6 different industries, one being gardening. With this theme you can create a beautiful website using the stunning animated slider, easy to use page builder, built-in header & footer styles and more.
9. The Landscaper
You can have your lawn and landscaping business site up and running fast with the Landscaper WordPress theme. You’re sure to love options for creating custom page layouts, custom color options via the Customizer, unlimited project galleries, multiple blog layouts and much more.
10. Local Business
The Local Business WordPRess theme is a simple and clean theme that is great for any business – gardening and landscaping included. The theme includes unlimited color options, the Master Posts plugin, responsive design and many theme options via the Redux theme panel.
Helmets was designed for every handyman, and once of their stunning demos is for a Garner a& Farmer business. This option makes use of the theme’s options for custom layouts, features, custom headers and even an included appointment form.
12. Landscape WordPress Theme
The Landscape Theme is a beautiful and professional option for creating a landscaping or garden maintenance website with WordPress. With the MP Stacks page builder, cusomtizable page section, contact form, services and more this theme is a stunning single page option.
Themotion is a stunning video blogging WordPress theme perfect for creating a gardening and landscaping how to website. If your business was looking for a way to showcase products or services via videos then this theme is for you. It’s also e-commerce ready, responsive and customizable.
14. Green Valley
Green Valley is a mobile friendly and responsive gardening and landscaping WordPress theme. This theme is SEO ready, retina ready and easy to use. Plus it includes tons of shortcodes, post types, icons, sidebar options and more.
Lawnmo is a cool and responsive garden maintenance and services WordPress theme. The beautiful parallax image backgrounds, unique image hovers, and the powerful MotoPress drag & drop page builder make this theme awesome (plus it even includes 7-15 stock photos for free).
16. Garden Design
The cheery Garden Design WordPress theme comes with custom post types and formats built in, so adding your events, services, portfolio of projects, videos and more is super easy. Other great features includes font, color and translation options.
Garden Design is an old-school style theme with a bright combination of green and orange accents. The theme includes options for adding your services, projects, testimonials and of course a blog to keep clients up to date on the latest garden tips and trends.
Exdesimo is a responsively designed landscapes and gardens WordPress theme perfect for any maintenance or design service company. Use the built-in feature boxes, portfolio, staff section, events support and custom contact form to build your perfect website.
19. Exterior Design
The Design Mastery WordPress theme makes it easy to build your gardening or landscaping website. The two step installation, color options, built-in sliders, custom widgets, custom typography and more make it a great option for anyone.
20. Exterior Design Bureau
The Design Bureau theme is a great way to display your work in landscape design. The theme includes options for featuring images of you work via parallax images, a beautiful homepage slider and more. Plus options for icons, fonts, SEO and more are sure to make you happy.
21. Exterior Design
The Exterior Design theme is perfect for showcase your work with landscaping, outdoor construction and more. Built-in styling, translation support and a fully responsive & editable design make this theme a solid choice for those in the gardening and lanscaping industry.
22. Art of Building
For those looking for an exterior design focused theme, the Art of Building WordPress theme is a great option. Unique sliders, clean lines, useful shortcodes and built-in styling options make this theme a great choice.
23. Landscape Design
This theme was built for gardening companies who want to offer products as well as services. With built-in e-commerce support it’s easy to sell your own inventory as well as provide services to your customers.
24. Landscaping & Design
This cleanly styled WordPress theme features lots of white space with bold fonts and imagery. It’s a great option for more modern landscaping websites that want to feature their services online.
Bonus Tips: Quick Guide To Building Your Gardening Website
Once you choose a theme there are just 3 simple steps to getting your landscaping, gardening or outdoor maintenance website setup. It’s so easy you can even have your brand new website setup and ready to go today!
Get Your Domain Name & Hosting
Your very first step should be to pick a domain name. Your URL should be easy to remember and a .com domain if at all possible. You can check your domain availability and purchase it at GoDaddy or another reputable domain registrar.
To go along with your domain name you’ll also need a hosting plan. There are tons of great hosting options and depending on your website (or budget) requirements. Here are a few of our top picks:
Once you’ve selected a host you’ll need to point your domain name to your server (you need to add your hosting company’s nameserver to your domain -please check with your host’s online documentation or support for help with this) and begin setting up WordPress on your server. If you chose a Managed WordPress host like WP Engine then your server should be all set and ready to go! If using a cloud or shared hosting option just use the built-in 1-click WordPress installation option when setting up your plan. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to get WordPress installed.
Install Your Theme
With your WordPress installation ready to go you can now download and install your WordPress theme. If you want to use a free theme from WordPress.org you can browse for and install a theme right from your dashboard.
But if you purchased a premium WordPress theme or downloaded a free WordPress theme from another source you’ll need to first download your theme file. Make sure you download the Installable WordPress file or locate it (depending on where you download your theme from, you may need to unzip your downloaded theme file and locate the theme only zip file).
To install your WordPress theme log into your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes > Add New and upload the .zip file. You should see an on-screen prompt to activate the theme after installing it.
Add Content & More
Now you can start creating your website! If your theme included sample data you can install it using the WordPress Importer (in the WordPress admin panel just go to Tools > Import > WordPress to upload the .xml sample data).
If not, spend some time learning about the features and options included with your theme. Checkout the theme Customizer (under Appearance > Customize) and check to see if there is a theme admin panel built into your theme (this is often included as an addition menu item at the bottom of your admin dashboard). Many premium themes include detailed online documentation as well as support in case you need a bit of help.
You might also want to consider adding WordPress plugins for appointments, galleries, Instagram or for anything else you want. There are thousands of great plugins available across the web, and we’ve recommended WordPress plugins in many of our blog posts if you even want help choosing.
After finishing up your website all that’s left is linking to it from all your social media profiles, adding it to any review sites your business has been featured on and of course including your new website on all of your business cards and promotional materials.
Hopefully we were able to help you get started and find a theme that was right for your gardening or landscaping website. We did our best to include our favorites from around the web. If you’ve tried any of the themes mentioned or if you think we missed any feel free to let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!