Gardener Castle Douglas Dumfries and Galloway

Finding a Gardener in Castle Douglas: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. It is generally advisable to opt for a professional Castle Douglas gardener, as opposed to the "fellow down the road" who does a bit of gardening. Generally speaking that "guy down the street" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting Castle Douglas gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise.

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It should certainly go without saying that any gardener you hire should be informed enough to care for your garden and the contents within it. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Castle Douglas gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Avoid settling for any old chancer, find yourself a decent gardener.

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The jobs that need doing on a routine basis are much the same with both large and small gardens in Castle Douglas. Spring is the busiest time with jobs needing to be done more frequently than during the rest of the year. Typically hedge cutting, grass cutting, weeding and general cleaning are the more common jobs that folk with gardens in Castle Douglas need done. Many quality gardeners in Castle Douglas will also be willing to assist with decking installation, fence repairs, cleaning driveways and waste clearance.

How much you pay depends on who you hire, the hourly rate for a professional gardener will be at least £20, while you might get away with £10 - £15 if you take a chance on that "geezer down the street". You may find that your gardener will not be prepared to put in just an hours work. To make it worthwhile and to make an impression, gardeners normally like to put in two to three hours at a time. This is not excessive if you consider that they have to drive to your house and back and might need to take your waste to the local rubbish tip, which could be miles away.

Be wary of "gardeners" who ask for payment in advance, no genuine Castle Douglas gardener would do this. Once your garden is finished you should expect to be asked for payment in cash, because most gardeners prefer this. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by cheque, cash or card.

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Before work starts prepare a plan of expected tasks with the gardener, this will help them to live up to your expectations. Planning out exactly what goes where in your garden is important, the help and guidance of your gardener will help you to get it right. Gardening tends to generate a lot of waste, so verify that your gardener is going to dispose of this when they are finished.

Gardening is hard work, so remember to ask if your gardener wants a drink at some point during the day. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. 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. You should not however take this to the extreme, and stand there chattering all day long, which will only hold up your gardener and make the job take longer.

Castle Douglas Garden Design: It should not be automatically assumed that a gardener who mows your lawn or trims your hedge will be good at garden design. For many Castle Douglas gardeners the routine tasks are their bread and butter and they prefer to stick to what they know best. Find out if this aspect of gardening is something that your gardener is comfortable with. It might just be a case of searching for somebody else who specialises in this field.

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