Gardener Darlington County Durham

Finding a Gardener in Darlington: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. It is tempting to call on the "bloke down the street" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Darlington gardener. Generally speaking that "geezer down the street" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting Darlington gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise. At the end of the day you will have to choose.

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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. Always try to track down a gardener in the Darlington area who will do a good job and who can be trusted. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Get a dependable Darlington gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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The thing about gardening is that there are always jobs that need doing routinely, even on small gardens. Such routine jobs will need attention more frequently at certain times of the year, in particular spring and summer. The more commonplace place tasks that need doing in Darlington gardens are likely to be lawn mowing, trimming hedges, general cleaning and weeding. Additional tasks like laying patios, driveway cleaning, garden fencing and waste removal will also be within the capabilities of most experienced gardeners.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "guy down the road" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. In order for them to do all the neccessary work they may need to put in at least two or three hours. Bear in mind the fact that they have travelling time to and from your home, and they may need to visit the local dump to dispose or your garden waste.

Trustworthy Darlington gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. It isn't uncommon for a gardener to ask to be paid in cash, though only after the gardening work is completed to your satisfaction. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by card, cash or cheque, this negates later disputes.

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Make out a list of gardening jobs that require attention and be transparent about your expectations before the work starts. Any self-respecting gardener will be more than happy to help you get your garden in order, use this help and guidance wisely. If there is going to be a lot of waste produced by your gardener, double check they he/she will take it away afterwards. When they have done a good job of tidying your garden they should really take away the rubbish.

It pays to be thoughtful and supplying your gardener with a drink or two will help his/her day along. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. Go out and talk to your gardener now and again to keep a friendly rapport going and also to pick their brains. But you should not hinder their work with endless talking, they may rush to catch up and not do the job properly.

Some Darlington gardeners will also help with mulching, shrub planting, garden design, garden tidying, winter maintenance, disease identification, digging, strimming, shed assembly, greenhouse maintenance, pest control, tree surgery, tree planting, jet washing and other garden related services in Darlington, County Durham.

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