Gardener Charminster Dorset

Finding a Gardener in Charminster: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. Now, some Charminster people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "bloke down the road" who tinkers around with gardens. Whilst even professional Charminster gardeners don't always have formal qualifications, they can usually be relied upon to have more horticultural knowledge than any "chap down the road" is apt to have. This article may help you to decide.

Find a Decent Gardener in Charminster Dorset

If you cherish your garden you will want a gardener with some savvy, who appreciates what you have and looks after it correctly. Therefore you should take your time in finding a gardener in the Charminster area who can be trusted. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Don't make do with any old rubbish, track down a proper gardener.

Gardener Charminster Dorset

The jobs that need doing on a routine basis are much the same with both large and small gardens in Charminster. It is essential to get these jobs done even more frequently when spring and then summer arrives. Typically weeding, general tidying, lawn mowing and hedge trimming are the more common jobs that folk with gardens in Charminster need done. Most decent gardeners in Charminster will tackle other jobs such as fence repairs, driveway cleaning, waste removal and laying patios.

When hiring a professional gardener you are paying for his/her expertise, so expect to pay in the region of £20 for each hour worked. Usually gardeners will not be happy doing just one hours work. It's not uncommon for a gardener to request at least two hour minimum visit times. If you think that this is just to stretch the job out, think again. They have to travel to and from your home, they have to unload mowers and garden tools, and they will probably have to load your waste onto their trailer and take it to a nearby rubbish tip.

It should never be necessary to pay your gardener in advance of doing the work, give short shrift to anybody who asks for this. Once the work is completed, it's not unusual for the gardener to ask for payment in cash rather than a cheque. Having proof of payment is essential to avoid quarrels about unpaid bills, so make sure you get a receipt.

Gardeners in Charminster, Dorset, UK

Don't just leave them to get on with it, make sure your explain your exact requirements before they start. Any decent Charminster 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. Establish that all of the weeds, lawn trimmings and resulting waste will be removed, they don't all offer this service.

Spare a thought for your gardener toiling away on your property with no facilities at hand. Offer them the use of your toilet and perhaps provide a drink. Small things like this will help make the gardener happy in his/her work and a contented gardener may work harder on your behalf. It helps to keep things friendly, so popping out for a chat every now and again will help to do this and also give you the chance to get some tips from your gardener. Having said that, don't hold your gardener up by wittering on all day and preventing him/her from getting on with the job.

Some Charminster gardeners will also help with water features, soft landscaping, nature gardens, soil health checks, strimming, ponds, garden electrics, shed replacement, hedge planting, greenhouse maintenance, raised beds, jet washing, path cleaning, snow clearance and other gardening services in Charminster, Dorset.

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