Gardener Folkestone Kent

Finding a Gardener in Folkestone: 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. When you take the plunge and do this, be careful who you choose. Do you call the "fella down the road" or an established local Folkestone gardener? While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Folkestone area will have a lot more knowledge than that "bloke down the road" is likely to have.

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You need your cherished garden to be given a degree of respect by whoever is looking after it. Always try to track down a gardener in the Folkestone area who will do a good job and who can be trusted. This is particularly crucial when your garden contains shrubs and trees which require special attention. Get yourself a good gardener, don't just settle for any old one.

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Even if you only have a small garden, there are lots of jobs that need doing on a regular basis. In spring and summer you should organise more frequent gardener visits as the jobs that need doing increase. Typical jobs that folk with gardens in Folkestone require are hedge pruning, weeding, lawn mowing and general tidying. Tasks such as waste clearance, cleaning driveways, patio installation and garden fencing are other things that your gardener will probably help you with.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "guy down the road" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. It might be the case that your chosen gardener will need more than an hour to whip your garden into shape. To make it worthwhile and to make an impression, gardeners normally like to put in two to three hours at a time. This is to allow for travel, unloading tools and waste disposal.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Large projects like patio laying would be an exception to this rule, when a deposit for materials will be requested. It is not unusual for gardeners to ask for payment in cash, but only after the work is done. Whatever kind of payment you and your gardener agree on, get a receipt to avoid later arguments.

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Be transparent about your requirements before any work begins, give the gardener a rota of tasks that you would like to be done. Any decent Folkestone gardener will be more than willing to share their knowledge of plants and shrubs, use their guidance to choose what is best for your garden. Not all gardeners like to take away the waste and lawn clippings, so check that yours does.

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. This sort of kindness is always very much appreciated. Go out and talk to your gardener now and again to keep a friendly rapport going and also to pick their brains. In doing this, don't prevent them from getting on with their work, because this will make the job take longer and cost you more money in the long run.

Folkestone Garden Design: If you are fed up with how your garden looks and would like it to be altogether re-designed, you should not automatically assume that your gardener will be able to manage this. Most regular gardeners in Folkestone prefer to concentrate on the day to day garden maintenance, leaving design and such like to the better qualified. Find out if your gardener has a history of garden design and can show you a portfolio. Otherwise you'll have to search for an expert in the field of garden design.

Some Folkestone gardeners will also help with shrub planting, soft landscaping, garden tidying, pond cleaning, mulching, garden trellis, garden electrics, plant sourcing, artificial grass, tree planting, winter maintenance, potting out, irrigation, bush trimming, garden pest control, garden planters, soil health checks, holiday watering, greenhouse assembly, plant selection, disease identification, raised beds, garden design, leaf blowing, tree surgery and other types of gardening in Folkestone, Kent.

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