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Finding a Gardener in Aldershot: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. Now, some Aldershot people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "fella down the road" who tinkers around with gardens. The thing is that the "geezer down the road" will know how to trim your hedge and mow your lawn, but probably not much else, whilst a professional will have more in depth knowledge.

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Gardeners who know their stuff will have respect for your garden and treat it much as they would their own. This means that finding a local Aldershot gardener who does a good job and can be trusted should be your aim. When you have a garden containing trees and shrubs needing expert care, this is even more important. Don't settle for second best, get a professional gardener.

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Even if you only have a small garden, there are lots of jobs that need doing on a regular basis. During spring and summer such gardening jobs need attending to more frequently. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Aldershot gardens are weeding, hedge pruning, mowing lawns and general tidying. It is unlikely that your gardener will refuse tasks such as patio installation, cleaning driveways, fence repairs and waste removal.

Decent gardeners do not come cheap, the "guy down the road" might do your gardening for £10 or £12 an hour, but a professional will probably charge nearer to £20 per hour. It would be unfair to expect any gardener to whip your garden into shape in just a single hour, so count on it taking longer than this. You might find that your gardener will not be interested in visits of less than two hours. This isn't surprising when you appreciate that they have to get to and from your house, load/unload, and resposibly dispose of your waste at the local recycling centre.

Be cautious of anyone who demands payment for gardening services in advance. Exceptions can be made when large jobs like decking installation are involved, some money up front might then be appropriate. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by card, cash or cheque.

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Be clear what your requirements are before the gardener begins work, have a list of jobs that need doing. Make the most of having a specialist on hand and follow their guidance with regards to your choice of plants and shrubs. Establish that all of the weeds, lawn trimmings and resulting waste will be removed, they don't all offer this service. It is generally better for them to take it rather than cluttering up your garden.

It is polite to offer your gardener a drink or two throughout the day, they can build up quite a thirst with all that hard graft. Keeping a gardener "sweet" with little acts of kindness like this may be repaid by increased efforts on their part. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Aldershot Garden Design: While a gardener may be a genius when it comes to looking after your garden, it might be a different "kettle of fish" when it comes to garden design. Quite a few gardeners have expertise in this area of gardening, while the rest stick to the more mundane tasks. Find out if this aspect of gardening is something that your gardener is comfortable with. You might end up having to find a specialist.

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