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Finding a Gardener in Cogenhoe: Don't get stressed out if your garden in Cogenhoe 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. Should you hire a professional Cogenhoe gardener or the "geezer down the street" who does gardens cheap? While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Cogenhoe area will have a lot more knowledge than that "geezer down the road" is likely to have.

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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 make sure you find a gardener in Cogenhoe who you can trust to do a good job. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Don't settle for second best, get a professional gardener.

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The routine jobs which need doing in the garden are likely to be much the same regardless whether your garden is small or big. Spring is the busiest time with jobs needing to be done more frequently than during the rest of the year. You'll not be surprised to learn that the most commonly requested gardening jobs are weeding, general tidying, hedge trimming and grass cutting. Jobs like waste removal, garden fencing, driveway cleaning and patio installation are also something most Cogenhoe gardeners will tackle.

While that "guy down the road" might quote you ten to fifteen pounds an hour to "do" your garden, an experienced gardener will come at a considerably higher price (£20 per hour maybe). It is unlikely that any gardener will be able to achieve very much in just one hour. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three 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 Cogenhoe gardener who expects to be paid up front before doing any work. Payment of some money up front could be appropriate when bigger jobs are being done like landscaping. After the completion of your garden it would not be at all uncommon for your gardener to ask to be paid in cash. 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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Be transparent about your requirements before any work begins, give the gardener a rota of tasks that you would like to be done. Always ask your gardener for advice, he or she will know exactly what plants are best suited to your garden conditions. It might be sensible to verify that your gardener disposes of any waste materials as part of the service, not all Cogenhoe gardeners do. This should really be part of the service.

Working in the garden can get cold in winter and hot in summer, so spare a thought for your gardener and keep him/her supplied with a drink. You can expect your gardener to very much appreciate gestures like this and to repay you with increased output. Try to have a regular dialogue with your gardener, during which you can swap ideas, gain some knowledge and forge a friendly rapport at the same time. Occasionally is the key word with this approach however, don't hold them up by standing over them and nattering all day long.

Cogenhoe Garden Design: Where total garden re-designs are concerned it is a case of "suck it and see". Most regular gardeners in Cogenhoe prefer to concentrate on the day to day garden maintenance, leaving design and such like to the better qualified. Speak to your gardener and determine if this branch of gardening is something they are comfortable with. Otherwise it will simply be a case of finding a specialist in this field.

Some Cogenhoe gardeners will also help with greenhouse maintenance, tree planting, jet washing, plant selection, power washing, irrigation, garden composting, potting out, digging, artificial turf, snow clearance, raised beds, hard landscaping, garden management and other gardening projects in Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire.

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