Gardener Basingstoke Hampshire

Finding a Gardener in Basingstoke: 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. It is tempting to call on the "geezer down the road" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Basingstoke gardener. The problem is that "geezer down the road" will probably know very little about gardening, whereas a professional will have a wide spectrum of knowledge.

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You need your cherished garden to be given a degree of respect by whoever is looking after it. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Basingstoke gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Don't settle for second best, get a professional gardener.

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The thing about gardening is that there are always jobs that need doing routinely, even on small gardens. During spring and summer such gardening jobs need attending to more frequently. Typical jobs that Basingstoke people need doing in their gardens include: weeding, hedge cutting, general cleaning and lawn mowing. The majority of Basingstoke gardeners will also be more than happy to deal with bigger tasks like patio installation, waste clearance, cleaning driveways and repairing fences.

Who you hire may be dependent on your budget and whilst that "geezer down the street" might only charge you £10 to £15 per hour, a seasoned professional is going to set you back nearer to £20 for an hours gardening. You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. Visits spanning 2 to 3 hours are about the average for Basingstoke gardeners. When you consider things like travel, tool unloading and re-loading, and taking your waste to the tip this is easy to understand.

It is not the norm for Basingstoke gardeners to demand money up front, be very suspicious of anyone who does this. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. To avoid any arguments later on, make sure you get a receipt no matter what kind of payment you agree on.

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Make certain the gardener knows what your expectations are for your garden, job lists can help make everything clearer. In order for you to get the most out of your gardener, you should always be willing to ask for advice and help. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not. Garden waste can be tricky to get rid of.

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. Your gardener will be grateful for such kindness. It is useful to always have a friendly relationship with your gardener, so try to have regular chats with him/her, sharing ideas and opinions. In doing this, don't prevent them from getting on with their work, because this will make the job take longer and cost you more money in the long run.

Basingstoke 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. Quite a few gardeners have expertise in this area of gardening, while the rest stick to the more mundane tasks. Ask your gardener if he/she is comfortable with this aspect of gardening. If not, there are plenty of garden design experts out there.

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