Gardener Fernhill South Lanarkshire

Finding a Gardener in Fernhill: 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. That help should come in the shape of a professional Fernhill gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "guy down the street" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. Whilst formal qualifications are not a requirement for gardeners, a professional is likely to have a wider range of knowledge than that "fella down the road" and will have a reputation to uphold.

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A gardener who knows precisely what they're doing will treat your garden with the respect that it deserves. So, finding a trustworthy and reliable Fernhill gardener is something you should take care in doing. This is especially important if you have trees and shrubs, which need proper care and attention. Don't settle for any old gardener, get a decent one.

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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. It is essential to get these jobs done even more frequently when spring and then summer arrives. The more commonplace place tasks that need doing in Fernhill gardens are likely to be general tidying, trimming hedges, weeding and lawn mowing. Many gardeners will also be happy to take care of jobs like cleaning driveways, waste clearance, fence repairs and laying patios

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "guy down the street" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. You shouldn't expect too much from your gardener on his/her first visit, because gardening takes time and dependant on the amount of work that needs doing, several hours may be required. Many gardeners might even insist on a minimum visit time of at least two hours or so. The reason for this is that they have to allow time for travel, waste disposal and getting tools on and off their truck.

Be cautious of anyone who demands payment for gardening services in advance. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as landscaping where considerable amounts of materials are needed. Once the work is completed, it's not unusual for the gardener to ask for payment in cash rather than a cheque. Make sure that you get a receipt, no matter what type of payment you agree on, this will avoid arguments down the line.

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Before the gardener gets to work on your garden make sure he or she is clear about your requirements, a list of expected tasks might help. Don't be afraid to ask for advice, your gardener is the best person to tell you which plants are best for your garden. If there is going to be a lot of waste produced by your gardener, double check they he/she will take it away afterwards.

It is customary to offer your gardener a hot or cold drink, though many bring their own refreshments. Considerations like this will always be appreciated and will often result in a better standard of work. 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. This doesn't mean you should stay there chattering all day though, you will be simply delaying their progress.

Fernhill Garden Design: Where total garden re-designs are concerned it is a case of "suck it and see". Generally the average gardener prefers to stick to routine gardening tasks, leaving garden design to the experts. Speak to your gardener and determine if this branch of gardening is something they are comfortable with. Otherwise you'll have to search for an expert in the field of garden design.

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