Southampton Gardening Services

Get Gardening Services in Southampton: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. It's often easy to just bring in the "fellow down the road" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "geezer down the road" does.

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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. So, your aim should be to find a gardener in the Southampton area who can be trusted to do a good job on your garden. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Avoid settling for any old chancer, find yourself a decent gardener.

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There are plenty of jobs that require regular attention even if you've only got a small garden. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. The most common jobs that people with gardens need doing in Southampton are general tidying, trimming hedges, lawn mowing and weeding. More involved tasks might include: cleaning driveways, repairing fences, waste removal and patio installation.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "bloke down the street" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. Depending on the state of your garden it is likely that your gardener will need more than just one hour to make an impression. Visits spanning 2 to 3 hours are about the average for Southampton gardeners. You must take into account travelling time, loading and unloading equipment and visits to the tip with your waste.

Payment in advance is not something that gardeners usually ask for, so be cautious if your gardener requires this. Once your garden is finished you should expect to be asked for payment in cash, because most gardeners prefer this. To avoid the possibility of disputes in the future always ask your gardener for a receipt.

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Before any work commences make sure your gardener is clear about what needs to be done and has a plan of action to complete it. Getting the full benefit of your gardeners expertise is something you should always seek to do. Ensure that the gardener will take away lawn cuttings, weeds and twigs afterwards, not all do this. Being lumbered with a big pile of garden waste is not a good idea.

Gardening makes you thirsty so keep yours supplied with drinks if you're at home. Such kindnesses are much appreciated and will likely be repaid by extra efforts on your behalf. Building a friendly relationship with your gardener is always a good idea, it enables you to soak up a little of their knowledge and ideas. This doesn't mean you should stay there chattering all day though, you will be simply delaying their progress.

Some Southampton gardeners will also help with raised beds, pond cleaning, soft landscaping, irrigation, artificial grass, tree surgery, garden trellis, garden tidying, shrub planting, soil health checks, hedge planting, pest control, garden electrics, garden management, greenhouse assembly, bedding plants, disease identification, plant selection, hard landscaping, water features and other garden related stuff in Southampton, Hampshire.

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