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Finding a Gardener in Guildford: If your garden in Guildford is getting messy and you really don't have the time to keep it up to scratch, you should not be embarrassed to ask for some help. Should you hire a professional Guildford gardener or the "fella down the street" who does gardens cheap? Whilst even professional Guildford gardeners don't always have formal qualifications, they can usually be relied upon to have more horticultural knowledge than any "fella down the road" is apt to have.

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You want your garden to be treated with respect by someone who knows exactly what they are doing. Always try to track down a gardener in the Guildford area who will do a good job and who can be trusted. This will be even more critical for those of you with trees and shrubs in your garden. Get a dependable Guildford gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. People with gardens in Guildford most often want jobs done like mowing lawns, hedge pruning, weeding and general cleaning. Additional tasks like decking installation, fence repairs, cleaning driveways and waste removal will also be within the capabilities of most experienced gardeners.

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. Depending on the state of your garden it is likely that your gardener will need more than just one hour to make an impression. Generally gardeners would prefer to spend a minimum of 2 - 3 hours to make it worthwhile. When you take into consideration travelling time, getting equipment on and off the van, and going to the local tip with your garden waste, this is understandable.

You should never expect to have to pay any gardener in advance. Many Guildford gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

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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. Don't be afraid to ask for advice, your gardener is the best person to tell you which plants are best for your garden. Removing and disposing of lawn and hedge clippings isn't always part of the service so make sure that your gardener will do this for you.

Gardening is thirsty work, so don't forget to make a hot or cold drink for your gardener to keep his/her spirits up. You may be repaid for thoughtfulness like this by a better service and a happier gardener. 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. Most gardeners will not however want you standing over them all day nattering.

Some Guildford gardeners will also help with tree planting, water features, strimming, garden tidying, nature gardens, digging, soft landscaping, soil health checks, shed removal, garden management, irrigation, garden trellis, potting out, artificial grass, garden design, plant sourcing, hedge planting, bedding plants, hard landscaping, disease identification, garden watering, plant selection, winter maintenance, raised beds, mulching and other gardening tasks in Guildford, Surrey.

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