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Finding a Gardener in Aberdeen: You shouldn't be afraid to ask for some assistance if your garden in Aberdeen is in a bit of a mess and you don't really have the time to do it yourself. Though there are a number of people in Aberdeen offering gardening services, not all are necessarily suitable to be let loose on your prized garden. The chances are that "geezer down the road" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications.

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Having your garden treated with the respect it deserves is something your should be able to expect from any gardener. Therefore you should be careful that you choose a gardener in Aberdeen who can be relied upon. When you've got shrubs and trees requiring specialist care, this becomes even more vital. Don't allow a cowboy to ruin your garden, hire a decent one at the outset.

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Even if your garden is relatively small, there are a handful of jobs which need attending to on a routine basis. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. Typical jobs that Aberdeen people need doing in their gardens include: lawn mowing, trimming hedges, general tidying and weeding. Jobs like patio installation, repairing fences, driveway cleaning and waste clearance are also something most Aberdeen gardeners will tackle.

While that "fellow down the road" might quote you ten to fifteen pounds an hour to "do" your garden, an experienced gardener will come at a considerably higher price (£20 per hour maybe). You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three hours. Bear in mind the fact that they have travelling time to and from your home, and they may need to visit the local dump to dispose or your garden waste.

Payment in advance is not something that gardeners usually ask for, so be cautious if your gardener requires this. You might however expect to pay a deposit for materials with larger tasks such as patio laying. Payment in cash is not unusual for gardeners, though this will be requested after all work is completed and approved. Always insist on a receipt whether you pay by cheque, card or cash, proof of payment is important in case of any future arguments.

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Before work starts prepare a plan of expected tasks with the gardener, this will help them to live up to your expectations. Any decent Aberdeen gardener will be more than willing to share their knowledge of plants and shrubs, use their guidance to choose what is best for your garden. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. Try to have a regular dialogue with your gardener, during which you can swap ideas, gain some knowledge and forge a friendly rapport at the same time. Do not take this to the extreme however, and impede their work with constant babbling, they may become frustrated and not do a proper job.

Aberdeen Garden Design: Sometimes when searching for a gardener you will find people advertising as "garden designers" and for many this is a vocation in its own right. It is not unheard of for regular gardeners to do a bit of garden designing alongside their day to day tasks. Establish if your gardener is one of those who relish garden design. Otherwise you'll have to search for an expert in the field of garden design.

Some Aberdeen gardeners will also help with plant sourcing, garden pest control, tree planting, mulching, leaf collecting, artificial turf, garden management, nature gardens, garden planters, water features, hedge planting, watering, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, shed replacement, garden tidying, soil health checks, bush trimming, irrigation, disease identification, garden trellis, winter maintenance, bedding plants, garden electrics, raised beds and other garden related services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

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