Gardener Birkenhead Merseyside

Finding a Gardener in Birkenhead: You shouldn't be afraid to ask for some assistance if your garden in Birkenhead is in a bit of a mess and you don't really have the time to do it yourself. Now, you should be looking for the "right" kind of help in the shape of a professional gardener rather than the "geezer down the road" who puts his hand to anything. Whilst formal qualifications are not a requirement for gardeners, a professional is likely to have a wider range of knowledge than that "chap down the road" and will have a reputation to uphold. If you don't know who to choose, keep reading.

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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. This means that finding a local Birkenhead gardener who does a good job and can be trusted should be your aim. If you've got trees, plants and shrubs needing special attention, this will become more important still. Don't get stuck with rogues and cowboys, hire a proper gardener.

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There are plenty of jobs that require regular attention even if you've only got a small garden. Spring is the busiest time with jobs needing to be done more frequently than during the rest of the year. Most people in Birkenhead who have gardens will typically need tasks done like hedge trimming, mowing lawns, general tidying and weeding. Most professional Birkenhead gardeners will also help with waste removal, driveway cleaning, garden fencing and patio installation.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "guy down the road" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. 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 Birkenhead gardeners. 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.

You should never expect to have to pay any gardener in advance. Big projects such as garden fencing may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. Ensure you have some cash to hand on gardening day because most gardeners prefer this kind of payment when they have finished. Having proof of payment is essential to avoid quarrels about unpaid bills, so make sure you get a receipt.

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Giving a clear understanding of just what needs doing before work begins, will better help your gardener meet your expectations. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. Removing and disposing of lawn and hedge clippings isn't always part of the service so make sure that your gardener will do this for you. You don't want to get left with a big pile of waste that you can't get rid of.

Gardening makes you thirsty so keep yours supplied with drinks if you're at home. You may be repaid for thoughtfulness like this by a better service and a happier gardener. It's important that you and your gardener have a friendly relationship with each other. Pop into the garden for regular chats to discuss gardening ideas and plans. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Birkenhead Garden Design: Where total garden re-designs are concerned it is a case of "suck it and see". Generally the average gardener prefers to stick to routine gardening tasks, leaving garden design to the experts. A quick discussion should soon reveal if your gardener is comfortable dealing with garden design. Alternatively, you may just have to search for an expert.

Some Birkenhead gardeners will also help with garden tidying, soil health checks, pond cleaning, water features, strimming, tree planting, winter maintenance, shrub planting, bush trimming, irrigation, garden trellis, pest control, holiday watering, snow clearance and other gardening tasks in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

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