Gardener Girvan South Ayrshire

Finding a Gardener in Girvan: 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. It's often easy to just bring in the "geezer down the road" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? The thing is that the "chap down the road" will know how to trim your hedge and mow your lawn, but probably not much else, whilst a professional will have more in depth knowledge. The choice is yours at the end of the day.

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It should certainly go without saying that any gardener you hire should be informed enough to care for your garden and the contents within it. So, be certain to locate a gardener in Girvan who you know you can trust. When you've got shrubs and trees requiring specialist care, this becomes even more vital. Don't get stuck with rogues and cowboys, hire a proper gardener.

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Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. These routine jobs have to be done more frequently throughout the spring and summertime. People with gardens in Girvan most often want jobs done like weeding, general cleaning, mowing lawns and hedge trimming. There are plenty more jobs that might need doing for example patio installation, waste clearance, repairing fences and cleaning driveways, most Girvan gardeners will also be willing to tackle these.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "geezer down the street" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. In order to make much difference to your garden, most gardeners will need to invest more than an hour of hard graft. The majority will generally prefer to spend 2 to 3 hours on each visit. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

It should never be necessary to pay your gardener in advance of doing the work, give short shrift to anybody who asks for this. Big projects such as decking installation may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. After the completion of your garden it would not be at all uncommon for your gardener to ask to be paid in cash. Irrespective of what kind of payment you agree with your gardener, always ask for a receipt as proof that he/she has been paid.

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Let the gardener know about your precise expectations before any work begins. Make the most of having a specialist on hand and follow their guidance with regards to your choice of plants and shrubs. Grass cuttings and hedge clippings can be a pain to get rid of, so make certain that your gardener includes the disposal of these as part of the service. It is generally better for them to take it rather than cluttering up your garden.

Remember to keep the gardener supplied with drinks if you are around while the gardening is being done. You can expect your gardener to very much appreciate gestures like this and to repay you with increased output. Engage in some conversation with your gardener whenever you get the chance so that you can build a friendly relationship and benefit from their knowledge and ideas. This doesn't mean you should stay there chattering all day though, you will be simply delaying their progress.

Girvan Garden Design: You might need to find a specialist Girvan garden designer if you are planning to totally re-design your garden. While some gardeners in Girvan will have a go at garden design they may not be the best people to help with this. It would pay you to ask your gardener if they have the confidence to do this. If not you will just have to find yourself an expert.

Some Girvan gardeners will also help with garden management, garden tidying, disease identification, power washing, raised beds, hard landscaping, bedding plants, plant sourcing, potting out, soil health checks, pest control, winter maintenance, plant selection, soft landscaping and other gardening jobs in Girvan, South Ayrshire.

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