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Finding a Gardener in Downe: Nobody likes to see their garden looking a little the worse for wear, so fetching in some outside help is always a possibility if you can't find the time to spare. Now, some Downe people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "fella down the road" who tinkers around with gardens. Although there is no guarantee that a professional gardener will have any recognised horticultural qualifications, he/she will almost certainly have a great deal more gardening knowledge than that "bloke down the street" is going to have. This is a choice that you alone will have to make.

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Having your garden treated with the respect it deserves is something your should be able to expect from any gardener. So, finding a trustworthy and reliable Downe gardener is something you should take care in doing. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

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Even if you've got a small garden, there will be various tasks that require attention in a routine manner. In spring and summer you should organise more frequent gardener visits as the jobs that need doing increase. The list of the most common gardening jobs will come as no surprise and includes the likes of weeding, general tidying, mowing lawns and hedge trimming. Other jobs that professional gardeners will usually handle include: patio installation, garden fencing, driveway cleaning and waste removal.

Decent gardeners do not come cheap, the "guy down the road" might do your gardening for £10 or £12 an hour, but a professional will probably charge nearer to £20 per hour. It might be the case that your chosen gardener will need more than an hour to whip your garden into shape. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three hours. This is not greed or stretching the job out, but simply making allowances for travel, unloading and waste removal when necessary.

You should be suspicious of any gardener who demands payment in advance. It is quite normal for a gardener to request cash payment, rather than card or cheque, so make sure you have some to hand. Once you have paid your gardener get a receipt, so there are no disputes about unpaid bills.

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Be clear what your requirements are before the gardener begins work, have a list of jobs that need doing. 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. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not.

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. So that you can forge a friendly relationship with your gardener it is often a nice idea to pop out for a chat now and again. This also helps you to gain some additional gardening knowhow and useful tips. This doesn't mean you should stay there chattering all day though, you will be simply delaying their progress.

Some Downe gardeners will also help with watering, winter maintenance, snow clearance, garden management, power washing, strimming, pest control, path cleaning, hard landscaping, irrigation, potting out, hedge planting, tree planting, disease identification and other garden related stuff in Downe, Greater London.

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