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Finding a Gardener in Cheltenham: Don't get stressed out if your garden in Cheltenham is looking unkempt and you can never find the time to sort it out, there is always the option of calling in some outside help. You could ask the "guy down the road" who does a bit of gardening or you could call on a professional Cheltenham gardener. Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "fellow down the street" does. Ultimately, you will have to choose what is best for your garden.

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You do not want your precious garden to be spoilt by someone who doesn't have to knowledge to look after it properly. Always be certain to get hold of a local Cheltenham gardener who can be counted on. When you have a garden containing trees and shrubs needing expert care, this is even more important. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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Whether your garden is large or small, there will always be jobs that need attending to on a routine basis. Spring is the busiest time with jobs needing to be done more frequently than during the rest of the year. Typically people with gardens in Cheltenham need jobs done like grass cutting, general cleaning, weeding and hedge trimming. Other jobs like fence repairs, laying patios, driveway cleaning and waste removal are also within most gardeners remit.

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. It's possible that your gardener will not be prepared to work for periods of less than 2 hours or more. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as decking installation where considerable amounts of materials are needed. When the gardener has finished working you may be asked for payment in cash, this is not at all unusual. Make sure that you get a receipt, no matter what type of payment you agree on, this will avoid arguments down the line.

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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. Always ask your gardener for advice, he or she will know exactly what plants are best suited to your garden conditions. If there is going to be a lot of waste produced by your gardener, double check they he/she will take it away afterwards. You want to avoid being left with large quantities of garden waste that you cannot get shot of.

While most gardeners bring their own food and refreshments it doesn't hurt to ask if they would like a cup of tea or coffee while they are working. Acts of kindness such as this will make your gardener feel appreciated and he or she will work all the harder for it. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. But you should not hinder their work with endless talking, they may rush to catch up and not do the job properly.

Some Cheltenham gardeners will also help with ponds, garden tidying, garden composting, winter maintenance, leaf blowing, soft landscaping, nature gardens, irrigation, tree planting, digging, snow clearance, garden design, plant sourcing, garden planters, artificial turf, soil health checks, hard landscaping, garden trellis, bush trimming, bedding plants, strimming, disease identification, water features, holiday watering, garden pest control and other gardening projects in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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