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Finding a Gardener in Ilchester: If your garden in Ilchester is getting messy and you really don't have the time to keep it up to scratch, you should not be embarrassed to ask for some help. Think carefully before you hire someone because lots of people in Ilchester do gardening, some are professional gardeners and some just dabble. While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Ilchester area will have a lot more knowledge than that "fella down the road" is likely to have.

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Your beloved garden deserves to be treated with respect by someone who has pride in their work and the knowledge to do it properly. Always ensure that you locate a gardener in Ilchester who you can rely on to do a nice job. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

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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. Such routine jobs will need attention more frequently at certain times of the year, in particular spring and summer. Typical jobs that folk with gardens in Ilchester require are general cleaning, weeding, trimming hedges and mowing lawns. Other jobs like laying patios, repairing fences, waste removal and cleaning driveways are also within most gardeners remit.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "geezer down the road" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. It would not be that unusual for a gardener to have a minimum visit time of 2 to 3 hours. If you think that this is just to stretch the job out, think again. They have to travel to and from your home, they have to unload mowers and garden tools, and they will probably have to load your waste onto their trailer and take it to a nearby rubbish tip.

Be extremely suspicious of any Ilchester gardener who requests money up front before doing the job. Paying a deposit for materials might be appropriate for bigger jobs like hard landscaping. Once your garden is finished you should expect to be asked for payment in cash, because most gardeners prefer this. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by card, cash or cheque, this negates later disputes.

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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. In order for you to get the most out of your gardener, you should always be willing to ask for advice and help. Not all gardeners like to take away the waste and lawn clippings, so check that yours does.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. Acts of kindness such as this will make your gardener feel appreciated and he or she will work all the harder for it. 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. Don't overdo this though, because constant nattering will slow down the whole process and may put your gardener off returning.

Ilchester Garden Design: Sometimes when searching for a gardener you will find people advertising as "garden designers" and for many this is a vocation in its own right. For many Ilchester gardeners the routine tasks are their bread and butter and they prefer to stick to what they know best. Ask your gardener if he/she is comfortable with this aspect of gardening. Alternatively, you may just have to search for an expert.

Some Ilchester gardeners will also help with soil health checks, winter maintenance, tree planting, pond cleaning, garden planters, hard landscaping, jet washing, bedding plants, strimming, tree surgery, power washing, disease identification, digging, garden design and other kinds of gardening in Ilchester, Somerset.

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