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Finding a Gardener in Little Oakley: Nobody likes to see their garden looking a little the worse for wear, so fetching in some outside help is always a possibility if you can't find the time to spare. It's often easy to just bring in the "geezer down the street" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? Though quite often you will find that a professional gardener in Little Oakley doesn't hold any horticultural qualifications, he or she will probably be considerably more knowledgeable than your average "fellow down the street".

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You want your garden to be treated with respect by someone who knows exactly what they are doing. Therefore you should take your time in finding a gardener in the Little Oakley area who can be trusted. If you've got trees, plants and shrubs needing special attention, this will become more important still. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. Such jobs require even more attention during spring and summer when rain and heat generates increased growth. As a rule trimming hedges, lawn mowing, general cleaning and weeding are the typical gardening jobs that need doing on a regular basis. It is unlikely that your gardener will refuse tasks such as fence repairs, cleaning driveways, waste removal and decking installation.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "fella down the road" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. Don't expect miracles, especially on the first session, and count on it taking more than a single hour for your gardener to make much difference to the look of your garden. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three hours. You must take into account travelling time, loading and unloading equipment and visits to the tip with your waste.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Exceptions can be made when large jobs like landscaping are involved, some money up front might then be appropriate. If your gardener asks to be paid in cash after the job is complete, this is not something to be worried about and is normal within the trade. Agree on an acceptable form of payment before work starts and always get a receipt once the bill has been paid.

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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 might be sensible to verify that your gardener disposes of any waste materials as part of the service, not all Little Oakley gardeners do.

It pays to be thoughtful and supplying your gardener with a drink or two will help his/her day along. Your gardener will be grateful for such kindness. Wander out and have a chat with your gardener whenever the situation allows, this helps to develop a friendly connection and gives you the chance to share ideas. However, avoid incessant prattling which will only annoy the gardener and impede his/her progress.

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