Gardener High Ongar Essex

Finding a Gardener in High Ongar: 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. So, you could contact the "chap down the road" who somebody told you about or alternatively get in touch with a professional High Ongar gardener who will likely do a better job. Generally speaking that "geezer down the street" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting High Ongar gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise. The decision is of course up to you.

Find a Gardener in High Ongar Essex

You definately need to get a gardener who knows how to treat your garden and its contents. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy High Ongar gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. Even if your garden has only run of the mill plants you will want them looked after correctly. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

Gardener High Ongar Essex

There are plenty of jobs that require regular attention even if you've only got a small garden. In spring and summer you should organise more frequent gardener visits as the jobs that need doing increase. People with gardens in High Ongar most often want jobs done like weeding, general cleaning, lawn mowing and trimming hedges. Many gardeners will also be happy to take care of jobs like decking installation, waste removal, fence repairs and cleaning driveways

Expect to shell out something like £20 per hour for hiring the expertise of a professional gardener, the "chap down the street" will be a bit cheaper. 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. It is not just a case of working on your garden, they need to allow for travelling time and visits to the local rubbish tip.

Avoid any "gardener" who demands money up front, no trustworthy High Ongar gardener will expect this. An exception can be made when a big project like fencing or decking is involved, and lots of materials have to be purchased. Once the work is completed, it's not unusual for the gardener to ask for payment in cash rather than a cheque. Whether you pay by cheque, card or cash, insist on a receipt, this will prevent later disputes over payment.

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Always explain exactly what your needs are, a list of projects will make things clearer for the gardener. Any decent High Ongar gardener will be more than willing to share their knowledge of plants and shrubs, use their guidance to choose what is best for your garden. Make sure that all twigs, weeds and lawn cuttings will be removed and disposed of afterwards, certain gardeners don't do this. Unless you need it for your compost heap in which case you might want to keep it.

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. Small things like this will help make the gardener happy in his/her work and a contented gardener may work harder on your behalf. In order to build a friendly rapport with your gardener and to pick their brains for gardening tips, go out for a natter from time to time. Having said that, don't hold your gardener up by wittering on all day and preventing him/her from getting on with the job.

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