Gardener Codicote Hertfordshire

Finding a Gardener in Codicote: When your beloved garden in Codicote is looking somewhat tatty and overgrown you will have to decide whether to put aside a few hours to do it yourself or take the lazy option and pay someone else to do it for you. So, you could contact the "fella down the street" who somebody told you about or alternatively get in touch with a professional Codicote gardener who will likely do a better job. Whilst formal qualifications are not a requirement for gardeners, a professional is likely to have a wider range of knowledge than that "guy down the street" and will have a reputation to uphold.

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You certainly don't want your cherished garden to be in any way mistreated by an ignorant or uninformed "gardener" who is just in it for a buck. So, try to find a local Codicote gardener who is trustworthy and reliable. This is even more important if you have plants or trees in your garden which need specialist care. Don't settle for less than the best.

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There are plenty of jobs that require regular attention even if you've only got a small garden. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. In general weeding, general cleaning, mowing lawns and hedge cutting are the common jobs that people in Codicote need doing in their gardens. Other jobs like repairing fences, waste clearance, driveway cleaning and patio installation are also within most gardeners remit.

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 "guy down the road". You may find that your gardener will not be prepared to put in just an hours work. Certain Codicote gardeners will want 2 or more hours work each time they visit your garden. Getting to and from your house, unloading and re-loading tools and equipment, and transporting your garden waste to the local tip are all factors that they have to consider before taking on a gardening job.

Respectable gardeners in Codicote would not dream of asking for payment up front for their services, therefore you should be very wary of anyone who makes this request. Many Codicote gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. You don't want any arguments about payment in the future, so be sure to get a receipt.

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A list of required tasks will help your gardener to plan his/her day, clearly lay out you exact requirements at the start. It isn't always easy for you to know which plants will grow best in your garden, the advice of your gardener will be invaluable. Verify that any garden waste resulting from the work will be taken away, not all gardeners will do this. You don't want your garden cluttered with garden waste that is difficult to get rid of.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. These acts of kindness can go a long way and may even result in a better quality of job. Go out and talk to your gardener now and again to keep a friendly rapport going and also to pick their brains. Occasionally is the key word with this approach however, don't hold them up by standing over them and nattering all day long.

Codicote 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. While some gardeners in Codicote will have a go at garden design they may not be the best people to help with this. Discuss this with your gardener and see how they feel about it. You might find that in the end you have to call in a specialist.

Some Codicote gardeners will also help with disease identification, jet washing, plant selection, pond cleaning, tree planting, garden design, bush trimming, artificial turf, bedding plants, garden management, raised beds, winter maintenance, leaf clearance, garden tidying and other gardening tasks in Codicote, Hertfordshire.

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