Gardener Great Harwood Lancashire

Finding a Gardener in Great Harwood: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. It's often easy to just bring in the "fella down the street" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? Generally speaking that "fellow down the road" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting Great Harwood gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise. Ultimately, you will have to choose what is best for your garden.

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It is never a good idea to have somebody looking after your garden who doesn't know what they're doing. Therefore you must find a gardener in Great Harwood who can be depended upon to do a fine job. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. The warmth of spring and summer increases the frequency with which these jobs need to be done. As a rule trimming hedges, lawn mowing, general tidying and weeding are the typical gardening jobs that need doing on a regular basis. It is likely that your gardener will also help you with fence repairs, waste clearance, driveway cleaning and decking installation.

Decent gardeners will come at a premium, so don't expect them to work for peanuts. Charges generally start at approximately twenty pounds per hour. It is unlikely that any gardener will be able to achieve very much in just one hour. Certain Great Harwood gardeners will want 2 or more hours work each time they visit your garden. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

If a gardener asks for payment up front you should be very wary, as this is not normal practice. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by cheque, card or cash, this negates later disputes.

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A list of required tasks will help your gardener to plan his/her day, clearly lay out you exact requirements at the start. Always ask your gardener for advice, he or she will know exactly what plants are best suited to your garden conditions. Not every gardener is prepared to remove all the green waste, it would pay you to verify that yours is happy to do this. When they have done a good job of tidying your garden they should really take away the rubbish.

While most gardeners bring their own food and refreshments it doesn't hurt to ask if they would like a cup of tea or coffee while they are working. You can expect your gardener to very much appreciate gestures like this and to repay you with increased output. Having a friendly rapport with your gardener is also important, so chat with them on a regular basis, discuss plans and bounce ideas off each other. But you should not hinder their work with endless talking, they may rush to catch up and not do the job properly.

Great Harwood Garden Design: Sometimes when searching for a gardener you will find people advertising as "garden designers" and for many this is a vocation in its own right. Certain Great Harwood gardeners welcome the challenge of designing but many are happier just to do your routine garden maintenance. A brief discussion about this aspect of gardening should soon establish if your gardener is willing to take it on. If not it will be a case of finding an expert.

Some Great Harwood gardeners will also help with leaf collecting, greenhouse maintenance, composting, plant sourcing, shed replacement, jet washing, raised beds, nature gardens, hedge planting, soft landscaping, digging, artificial turf, garden watering, soil health checks and other gardening tasks in Great Harwood, Lancashire.

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