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Finding a Gardener in Hook: When your Hook garden starts looking rather droopy and under the weather, it is either time to get your gardening togs on or time to call in some expert help. Now, some Hook people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "fella down the street" who tinkers around with gardens. While a proper gardener may not have any qualifications he or she will know a bit more than that "guy down the road". This article may help you to decide.

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You certainly don't want your cherished garden to be in any way mistreated by an ignorant or uninformed "gardener" who is just in it for a buck. So, try to find a local Hook gardener who is trustworthy and reliable. This will be even more critical for those of you with trees and shrubs in your garden. Get yourself a good gardener, don't just settle for any old one.

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Whether your garden is large or small, there will always be jobs that need attending to on a routine basis. Such jobs require even more attention during spring and summer when rain and heat generates increased growth. Typical jobs that folk with gardens in Hook require are hedge cutting, grass cutting, general cleaning and weeding. More involved tasks might include: patio installation, fence repairs, waste clearance and cleaning driveways.

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "chap down the street" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. You shouldn't expect too much from your gardener on his/her first visit, because gardening takes time and dependant on the amount of work that needs doing, several hours may be required. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. Don't forget, they have to get to and from your location, they have to unload and load their van and they may have to dispose of your waste which could mean a trip to the local tip.

Any gardener who asks for payment in advance should raise your suspicions, you want to see results before forking out any money. Big projects such as garden fencing may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. Payment in cash is not unusual for gardeners, though this will be requested after all work is completed and approved. Irrespective of what kind of payment you agree with your gardener, always ask for a receipt as proof that he/she has been paid.

Gardeners in Hook, UK

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. Any decent Hook 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. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority. Garden waste can be tricky to get rid of.

Gardening is hard work, so remember to ask if your gardener wants a drink at some point during the day. Considerations like this will always be appreciated and will often result in a better standard of work. 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 is not to say you should stand there all day gabbing, this will merely hinder your gardener and stop him/her from doing their job.

Hook Garden Design: When it comes to a complete re-design of your garden in Hook, you might want to look for a specialist garden designer or landscaper. Not all gardeners who do routine maintenance will be skilled in the design area of gardening. It would pay you to ask your gardener if they have the confidence to do this. Otherwise it will simply be a case of finding a specialist in this field.

Some Hook gardeners will also help with disease identification, garden planters, garden pest control, plant selection, garden tidying, pond cleaning, digging, garden management, winter maintenance, garden electrics, water features, shrub planting, strimming, soft landscaping, garden composting, plant sourcing, watering, nature gardens, irrigation, greenhouse maintenance, tree planting, shed assembly, raised beds, snow clearance, hedge planting and other gardening projects in Hook, Hampshire.

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