Gardener Cardiff South Glamorgan

Finding a Gardener in Cardiff: If your garden is in a bit of a state and you don't have the time to sort it out yourself, there is no shame in calling in some help. Before you let someone loose on your prized garden you should consider the options. Should you call on a specialist Cardiff gardener or the "fellow down the road" who has a go at anything? Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "bloke down the road" does. This is a choice that you alone will have to make.

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You want your garden to be treated with respect by someone who knows exactly what they are doing. Always try to track down a gardener in the Cardiff area who will do a good job and who can be trusted. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Hire a professional gardener and never settle for second best.

Gardener Cardiff, South Glamorgan, UK

Even if you only have a small garden, there are lots of jobs that need doing on a regular basis. The warmth of spring and summer increases the frequency with which these jobs need to be done. Most people in Cardiff who have gardens will typically need tasks done like general tidying, lawn mowing, weeding and hedge pruning. Other jobs like waste removal, decking installation, driveway cleaning and fence repairs are also within most gardeners remit.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "fellow down the road" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. Usually gardeners will not be happy doing just one hours work. It would not be that unusual for a gardener to have a minimum visit time of 2 to 3 hours. It is not just a case of working on your garden, they need to allow for travelling time and visits to the local rubbish tip.

Give short shrift to any Cardiff gardener who expects to be paid up front before doing any work. However, you might expect to pay a deposit for large jobs such as fencing or decking. Many Cardiff gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

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Right from the start and before any work commences, ensure your gardener has a clear understanding of exactly what needs doing. Any decent Cardiff 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. 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.

Gardening is thirsty work, so don't forget to make a hot or cold drink for your gardener to keep his/her spirits up. This type of kindness is always welcome and your gardener may show his/her gratitude by doing a great job on your garden. Having a friendly rapport with your gardener is also important, so chat with them on a regular basis, discuss plans and bounce ideas off each other. Most gardeners will not however want you standing over them all day nattering.

Cardiff Garden Design: If you have bigger plans for your garden and are thinking about a total re-design, you might need more than a run of the mill gardener. Some gardeners have skills in this field while others prefer to get on with the routine gardening chores. Check with your gardener to see if they do or do not manage garden design. If not you'll have to look for a specialist.

Some Cardiff gardeners will also help with ponds, leaf blowing, pest control, plant sourcing, hedge planting, greenhouse assembly, strimming, garden tidying, soft landscaping, soil health checks, bedding plants, tree planting, water features, irrigation and other forms of gardening in Cardiff, South Glamorgan.

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