Gardener Duns Scottish Borders

Finding a Gardener in Duns: If you have a garden that is looking tired and overgrown, the time has come to get it back in shape. If you are too busy or too idle to do it yourself you are going to have to call in some help. Think carefully before you hire someone because lots of people in Duns do gardening, some are professional gardeners and some just dabble. The chances are that "fella down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications.

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You do not want your precious garden to be spoilt by someone who doesn't have to knowledge to look after it properly. Always try to track down a gardener in the Duns area who will do a good job and who can be trusted. When you've got shrubs and trees requiring specialist care, this becomes even more vital. Hire a professional gardener and never settle for second best.

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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. More frequent visits will be necessary in the spring and summertime and maybe none at all during the wintertime. You'll not be surprised to learn that the most commonly requested gardening jobs are hedge pruning, weeding, general tidying and lawn mowing. Most professional Duns gardeners will also help with driveway cleaning, repairing fences, patio installation and waste clearance.

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. The average gardener in Duns will not be satisfied with doing your garden in one hour sessions. Visits spanning 2 to 3 hours are about the average for Duns gardeners. Travel to and away from your home, bringing in and taking away mowers and tools, and the responsible disposal of your waste all have to be factored in.

You should be suspicious of any gardener who demands payment in advance. An exception to this rule of thumb would be with more extensive tasks for example patio laying when being asked for a deposit for materials is quite normal. It is quite normal for a gardener to request cash payment, rather than card or cheque, so make sure you have some to hand. Agree on an acceptable form of payment before work starts and always get a receipt once the bill has been paid.

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Make sure your gardener is clear about your requirements, give him/her a list of jobs before they begin. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. It is always a good idea to check if your gardener includes the removal of waste in his/her service, this is not always the case.

It is customary to offer your gardener a hot or cold drink, though many bring their own refreshments. This is always appreciated by gardeners and they will repay you by doing an extra fine job. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. Constant interruptions should however be avoided.

Some Duns gardeners will also help with leaf blowing, shrub planting, tree surgery, plant sourcing, shed replacement, garden planters, soft landscaping, bedding plants, jet washing, irrigation, bush trimming, garden management, garden trellis, potting out and other kinds of gardening in Duns, Scottish Borders.

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