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Finding a Gardener in Hook: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. Should you hire a professional Hook gardener or the "chap down the road" who does gardens cheap? While it isn't necessary to have qualifications to work as a gardener in Hook, professional usually beat that "fellow down the street" hands down when it comes to gardening knowledge.

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You want your prized garden to be treated with a certain level of respect by somebody who knows precisely what they're up to. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Hook gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Don't allow a cowboy to ruin your garden, hire a decent one at the outset.

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Those monthly, fortnightly or even weekly gardening jobs are often necessary even if your garden is small. These jobs will need doing more regularly in the spring and summer and perhaps not at all in the winter. Commonly general tidying, grass cutting, hedge cutting and weeding are the gardening tasks that people in Hook need done. Most professional Hook gardeners will also help with laying patios, waste clearance, driveway cleaning and repairing fences.

Experienced gardeners don't come cheap and if you are being charged around £20 per hour, that is about average. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. Sessions of 2 or 3 hours are standard for many gardeners in Hook. Getting to and from your house, unloading and re-loading tools and equipment, and transporting your garden waste to the local tip are all factors that they have to consider before taking on a gardening job.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. It isn't uncommon for a gardener to ask to be paid in cash, though only after the gardening work is completed to your satisfaction. Don't forget to ask for a receipt irrespective of if you pay by cheque, cash or card, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Before the gardener gets to work on your garden make sure he or she is clear about your requirements, a list of expected tasks might help. Your gardener is there to help you, so if you have any doubts about plants or their positioning, ask for advice. Verify that any garden waste resulting from the work will be taken away, not all gardeners will do this. This should really be part of the service.

Gardening is hard work, so remember to ask if your gardener wants a drink at some point during the day. These acts of kindness can go a long way and may even result in a better quality of job. So that you can forge a friendly relationship with your gardener it is often a nice idea to pop out for a chat now and again. This also helps you to gain some additional gardening knowhow and useful tips. You should not however take this to the extreme, and stand there chattering all day long, which will only hold up your gardener and make the job take longer.

Some Hook gardeners will also help with jet washing, garden planters, garden pest control, nature gardens, path cleaning, shrub planting, pond cleaning, digging, leaf collection, winter maintenance, irrigation, garden trellis, hard landscaping, garden electrics and other garden related stuff in Hook, East Yorkshire.

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