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Finding a Gardener in Ancroft: If you have a garden that is looking tired and overgrown, the time has come to get it back in shape. If you are too busy or too idle to do it yourself you are going to have to call in some help. That help should come in the shape of a professional Ancroft gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "guy down the road" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. The problem is that "bloke down the street" will probably know very little about gardening, whereas a professional will have a wide spectrum of knowledge. This article may help you to decide.

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Your beloved garden deserves to be treated with respect by someone who has pride in their work and the knowledge to do it properly. Therefore, your goal must be to locate a gardener in Ancroft who does a thorough job and can be depended upon. This is particularly crucial when your garden contains shrubs and trees which require special attention. You shouldn't take any chances, hire the best gardener you can afford.

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There is a seemingly endless list of jobs to be done in the garden, even if it is relatively small. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. The more commonly required jobs that need doing in Ancroft gardens are general tidying, hedge trimming, weeding and grass cutting. The majority of Ancroft gardeners will also be more than happy to deal with bigger tasks like repairing fences, decking installation, driveway cleaning and waste clearance.

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "bloke down the street" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. One hours work is not enough to make much impression on your garden, so you should reckon on them needing to spend more time than this. It's not uncommon for a gardener to request at least two hour minimum visit times. They have to allow for other things such as disposing of your garden waste at the local rubbish tip, unloading tools and equipment, and actually getting to and from your home.

Don't pay any Ancroft gardener in advance of the job being done, this is not the norm and they may disappear with your money. An exception might be when a large job is involved such as fencing or decking when some money up front may be asked for. Of course gardeners often ask for payment in cash after the work is completed. Always insist on a receipt whether you pay by cheque, cash or card, proof of payment is important in case of any future arguments.

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A list of required tasks will help your gardener to plan his/her day, clearly lay out you exact requirements at the start. In order for you to get the most out of your gardener, you should always be willing to ask for advice and help. Establish that all of the weeds, lawn trimmings and resulting waste will be removed, they don't all offer this service.

It pays to be thoughtful and supplying your gardener with a drink or two will help his/her day along. Keeping a gardener "sweet" with little acts of kindness like this may be repaid by increased efforts on their part. By having a quick chat with your gardener every once in a while, you can pick up some tips while also building a friendly rapport. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Ancroft 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. Generally the average gardener prefers to stick to routine gardening tasks, leaving garden design to the experts. Ask your gardener if he/she is comfortable with this aspect of gardening. It could be that in the end you need to contact an expert.

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