Gardener Helensburgh Argyll and Bute

Finding a Gardener in Helensburgh: You shouldn't be afraid to ask for some assistance if your garden in Helensburgh is in a bit of a mess and you don't really have the time to do it yourself. It's often easy to just bring in the "fellow down the street" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? The chances are that "guy down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications. Ultimately, you will have to choose what is best for your garden.

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If you cherish your garden you will want a gardener with some savvy, who appreciates what you have and looks after it correctly. Always ensure that you locate a gardener in Helensburgh who you can rely on to do a nice job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Don't make do with any old rubbish, track down a proper gardener.

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The routine jobs which need doing in the garden are likely to be much the same regardless whether your garden is small or big. These repeat jobs will have to be done a lot more often in springtime and summer, dying off to nothing by winter. You'll not be surprised to learn that the most commonly requested gardening jobs are weeding, general cleaning, mowing lawns and hedge cutting. It is likely that your gardener will also help you with cleaning driveways, laying patios, waste clearance and garden fencing.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "fellow down the street" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. You may find that your gardener will not be prepared to put in just an hours work. To make it worthwhile and to make an impression, gardeners normally like to put in two to three hours at a time. This isn't surprising when you appreciate that they have to get to and from your house, load/unload, and resposibly dispose of your waste at the local recycling centre.

It would not be normal for a genuine Helensburgh gardener to ask for payment in advance, so be wary if this happens to you. An exception might be when a large job is involved such as hard landscaping when some money up front may be asked for. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. 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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Always explain exactly what your needs are, a list of projects will make things clearer for the gardener. Once your gardener starts you will have an expert at your fingertips, make the most of it and get plenty of advice and guidance. 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. Unless you want to keep it for your compost heap.

Gardening is hard work, so remember to ask if your gardener wants a drink at some point during the day. 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. Having said that, don't hold your gardener up by wittering on all day and preventing him/her from getting on with the job.

Helensburgh Garden Design: If you have bigger plans for your garden and are thinking about a total re-design, you might need more than a run of the mill gardener. Not all gardeners who do routine maintenance will be skilled in the design area of gardening. Have a chat with your gardener and see if they are happy to take this on. If not, there are plenty of garden design experts out there.

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