Gardener Dalkeith Midlothian

Finding a Gardener in Dalkeith: Sorting out a dreary and overgrown garden is not everyone's cup of tea, so if you find yourself in this situation you should not be afraid to ask for some outside assistance. Now you could call in a proper Dalkeith gardener or you could try the "guy down the road". It will depend on exactly what you need doing, if it is just mowing your lawn then that "fellow down the road" may be good enough, for more complex tasks, a professional will be more knowledgeable.

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You want your prized garden to be treated with a certain level of respect by somebody who knows precisely what they're up to. Therefore you should be careful that you choose a gardener in Dalkeith who can be relied upon. This is especially important if you have trees and shrubs, which need proper care and attention. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

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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. In general weeding, mowing lawns, hedge cutting and general tidying are the common jobs that people in Dalkeith need doing in their gardens. Most Dalkeith gardeners will also take on jobs like cleaning driveways, garden fencing, waste clearance and patio installation.

An hourly rate of around £20 is what you should expect to pay for a decent gardener. You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. In order for them to do all the neccessary work they may need to put in at least two or three hours. This is understandable when you factor in travelling time, loading/unloading, and waste disposal.

It would not be normal for a genuine Dalkeith gardener to ask for payment in advance, so be wary if this happens to you. Exceptions can be made when large jobs like decking installation are involved, some money up front might then be appropriate. After the completion of your garden it would not be at all uncommon for your gardener to ask to be paid in cash. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

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Be clear about your expectations from the very beginning, prepare a list of work you need doing. Your gardener will be there to give you advice and guidance on any aspect of your garden, so make the most of his/her knowledge. Removing and disposing of lawn and hedge clippings isn't always part of the service so make sure that your gardener will do this for you. It is unfair to leave you with piles of garden waste.

Gardeners are used to providing their own refreshments, but this shouldn't stop you from offering them a cup of tea or even a cold drink on a hot summer's day. You may be repaid for thoughtfulness like this by a better service and a happier gardener. In order to benefit from his/her knowledge and to keep a friendly rapport going, pop out for a chat now and again. Constant interruptions should however be avoided.

Some Dalkeith gardeners will also help with artificial turf, jet washing, water features, potting out, strimming, garden tidying, power washing, garden design, tree surgery, garden planters, garden management, soil health checks, shrub planting, shed removal and other kinds of gardening in Dalkeith, Midlothian.

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