Gardener Higham Derbyshire

Finding a Gardener in Higham: 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. Now, some people in Higham opt for the "fella down the street" who can put his hand to anything, while others choose a professional gardener with an established reputation. While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Higham area will have a lot more knowledge than that "fellow down the street" is likely to have. If you are still not sure, read the rest of this article.

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You certainly want a gardener who will treat your garden with respect and not cause it any harm or damage. Therefore you should be careful that you choose a gardener in Higham who can be relied upon. When your garden features certain shrubs, plants and trees needing particular care, this will be even more essential. Don't make do with any old rubbish, track down a proper gardener.

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There is a seemingly endless list of jobs to be done in the garden, even if it is relatively small. As you can imagine the need for this regular maintenance is more necessary in spring and summer. The most common jobs that people with gardens need doing in Higham are weeding, grass cutting, general tidying and hedge pruning. Other jobs like waste clearance, patio installation, driveway cleaning and repairing fences are also within most gardeners remit.

Who you hire may be dependent on your budget and whilst that "fella down the street" might only charge you £10 to £15 per hour, a seasoned professional is going to set you back nearer to £20 for an hours gardening. One hours work is not enough to make much impression on your garden, so you should reckon on them needing to spend more time than this. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. The reason for this is that they have to allow time for travel, waste disposal and getting tools on and off their truck.

Be extremely suspicious of any Higham gardener who requests money up front before doing the job. However, you might expect to pay a deposit for large jobs such as decking installation. "Cash is king" as they say, and most gardeners prefer this type of payment, but only once the work is complete of course. Make sure that you get a receipt, no matter what type of payment you agree on, this will avoid arguments down the line.

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Right from the start and before any work commences, ensure your gardener has a clear understanding of exactly what needs doing. It is nice to have an expert on hand to help whip your garden into shape, make sure you exploit their knowledge to the full. 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.

It doesn't hurt to offer your gardener a drink during their toils, after all gardening is thirsty work. Treating your gardener well could easily result in you getting some extra work done at no additional charge. It is useful to always have a friendly relationship with your gardener, so try to have regular chats with him/her, sharing ideas and opinions. This does not mean you should pester them with constant wittering which will simply hinter them and slow down the work rate.

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