Gardener Elstow Bedfordshire

Finding a Gardener in Elstow: When your beloved garden in Elstow is looking somewhat tatty and overgrown you will have to decide whether to put aside a few hours to do it yourself or take the lazy option and pay someone else to do it for you. That help should come in the shape of a professional Elstow gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "fella down the road" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. It will depend on exactly what you need doing, if it is just mowing your lawn then that "bloke down the road" may be good enough, for more complex tasks, a professional will be more knowledgeable. That of course is a decision that you will have to make.

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Gardeners who know their stuff will have respect for your garden and treat it much as they would their own. This means that finding a local Elstow gardener who does a good job and can be trusted should be your aim. Even if your garden has only run of the mill plants you will want them looked after correctly. Retain the services of the best you can afford and don't take chances.

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Small gardens need routine attention just like larger ones and the jobs may be much the same but on a smaller scale. Of course such jobs will be more regular during the spring and summer months. The commonest gardening jobs that folk in Elstow need doing are weeding, general cleaning, hedge cutting and lawn mowing. Most professional Elstow gardeners will also help with driveway cleaning, waste removal, fence repairs and decking installation.

Experienced gardeners don't come cheap and if you are being charged around £20 per hour, that is about average. One hour in your garden is not very much and the average gardener will need to spend more time than that to get much done. It is often not worth their while to do much less than two hours gardening at a time. The reason for this is that they have to allow time for travel, waste disposal and getting tools on and off their truck.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. This rule may not apply with larger projects such as decking or fencing when payment of some money for materials is normal. Don't be surprised if your gardener asks for cash payment, this isn't unusual, but of course only when the work is finished. Having proof of payment is essential to avoid quarrels about unpaid bills, so make sure you get a receipt.

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Before work starts prepare a plan of expected tasks with the gardener, this will help them to live up to your expectations. Make the most of having a specialist on hand and follow their guidance with regards to your choice of plants and shrubs. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not.

Spare a thought for your gardener toiling away on your property with no facilities at hand. Offer them the use of your toilet and perhaps provide a drink. Your gardener will be grateful for such kindness. To keep a friendly rapport going with your gardener and to gain the maximum benefit from their knowledge, pop out for a chat whenever you get the chance. You should not however take this to the extreme, and stand there chattering all day long, which will only hold up your gardener and make the job take longer.

Elstow Garden Design: When you want a complete change, you might think about re-designing your garden altogether. This may require the expertise of a specialist Elstow garden designer. Quite a few gardeners have expertise in this area of gardening, while the rest stick to the more mundane tasks. Find out if this aspect of gardening is something that your gardener is comfortable with. If not you'll have to look for a specialist.

Some Elstow gardeners will also help with soft landscaping, garden electrics, potting out, digging, hard landscaping, bedding plants, tree surgery, jet washing, bush trimming, hedge planting, shed replacement, power washing, leaf collecting, artificial turf and other kinds of gardening in Elstow, Bedfordshire.

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