Gardener Kilmarnock East Ayrshire

Finding a Gardener in Kilmarnock: If you have a garden that is looking tired and overgrown, the time has come to get it back in shape. If you are too busy or too idle to do it yourself you are going to have to call in some help. It is generally advisable to opt for a professional Kilmarnock gardener, as opposed to the "chap down the street" who does a bit of gardening. Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "bloke down the road" does.

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You do not want your precious garden to be spoilt by someone who doesn't have to knowledge to look after it properly. So make sure you find a gardener in Kilmarnock who you can trust to do a good job. With gardens containing bushes, plants and trees requiring expert attention, getting the right gardener is even more critical. Don't allow a cowboy to ruin your garden, hire a decent one at the outset.

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Even if you've got a small garden, there will be various tasks that require attention in a routine manner. More frequent visits will be necessary in the spring and summertime and maybe none at all during the wintertime. The list of the most common gardening jobs will come as no surprise and includes the likes of weeding, hedge cutting, general cleaning and mowing lawns. More involved tasks might include: patio installation, driveway cleaning, waste clearance and fence repairs.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "fellow down the road" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. It would be unfair to expect any gardener to whip your garden into shape in just a single hour, so count on it taking longer than this. Generally gardeners would prefer to spend a minimum of 2 - 3 hours to make it worthwhile. You must take into account travelling time, loading and unloading equipment and visits to the tip with your waste.

Trustworthy Kilmarnock gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. Payment of some money up front could be appropriate when bigger jobs are being done like hard landscaping. When the work has been completed to your satisfaction it would not be unusual for your gardener to ask for payment in cash. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by card, cheque or cash.

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Prior to work commencing give the gardener a clear picture of what you're expecting to be done. Always ask your gardener for advice, he or she will know exactly what plants are best suited to your garden conditions. It is always a good idea to check if your gardener includes the removal of waste in his/her service, this is not always the case. You want to avoid being left with large quantities of garden waste that you cannot get shot of.

Working in the garden can get cold in winter and hot in summer, so spare a thought for your gardener and keep him/her supplied with a drink. This type of kindness is always welcome and your gardener may show his/her gratitude by doing a great job on your garden. To keep a friendly rapport going with your gardener and to gain the maximum benefit from their knowledge, pop out for a chat whenever you get the chance. Having said that, don't hold your gardener up by wittering on all day and preventing him/her from getting on with the job.

Kilmarnock Garden Design: A gardener who clips your hedge or mows your grass may not necessarily be good at designing a garden. It is not always easy to find the right person for this type of project. It would pay you to ask your gardener if they have the confidence to do this. It could be that in the end you need to contact an expert.

Some Kilmarnock gardeners will also help with pest control, hard landscaping, garden trellis, raised beds, garden tidying, winter maintenance, garden electrics, potting out, tree planting, greenhouse assembly, ponds, tree surgery, soft landscaping, garden management, plant selection, hedge planting, bedding plants, plant sourcing, bush trimming, composting, shrub planting, garden watering, nature gardens, irrigation, artificial turf and other gardening projects in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

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