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Finding a Gardener in Livingston: If you wake up one day and realise just how untidy and overgrown your garden has become, it might be appropriate to call in somebody to help you out, unless you can find the time in your busy life to tackle it yourself. It is tempting to call on the "geezer down the road" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Livingston gardener. While a proper gardener may not have any qualifications he or she will know a bit more than that "guy down the road". The final decision is of course yours.

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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. So make sure you find a gardener in Livingston who you can trust to do a good job. You will come to realise that this is even more important when you've got trees and shrubs needing a higher level of care. Retain the services of the best you can afford and don't take chances.

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All gardens, whether large or small need regular upkeep and maintenance with lots of jobs to be done. As you can imagine the need for this regular maintenance is more necessary in spring and summer. The more commonplace place tasks that need doing in Livingston gardens are likely to be hedge cutting, general tidying, weeding and mowing lawns. Bigger tasks such as garden fencing, driveway cleaning, waste removal and patio installation can also be handled by the majority of gardeners.

On the subject of price, this can vary with areas and gardeners, but charges of about twenty pounds per hour are normal and may be even higher. It might be the case that your chosen gardener will need more than an hour to whip your garden into shape. The majority will generally prefer to spend 2 to 3 hours on each visit. This is to allow for travel, unloading tools and waste disposal.

Don't pay any Livingston gardener in advance of the job being done, this is not the norm and they may disappear with your money. It is not unusual for gardeners to ask for payment in cash, but only after the work is done. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

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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. Always ask your gardener for advice, he or she will know exactly what plants are best suited to your garden conditions. Gardening tends to generate a lot of waste, so verify that your gardener is going to dispose of this when they are finished.

Spare a thought for your gardener toiling away on your property with no facilities at hand. Offer them the use of your toilet and perhaps provide a drink. Keeping a gardener "sweet" with little acts of kindness like this may be repaid by increased efforts on their part. Building a friendly relationship with your gardener is always a good idea, it enables you to soak up a little of their knowledge and ideas. Occasionally is the key word with this approach however, don't hold them up by standing over them and nattering all day long.

Livingston Garden Design: If you are fed up with how your garden looks and would like it to be altogether re-designed, you should not automatically assume that your gardener will be able to manage this. Certain Livingston gardeners welcome the challenge of designing but many are happier just to do your routine garden maintenance. See if your gardener is happy doing this. If worse comes to worst you might have to call on an expert.

Some Livingston gardeners will also help with pond cleaning, garden planters, leaf collecting, watering, hard landscaping, artificial turf, plant sourcing, strimming, shed replacement, snow clearance, raised beds, disease identification, nature gardens, garden composting, tree planting, garden tidying, soil health checks, garden design, irrigation, water features, soft landscaping, potting out, garden pest control, digging, garden trellis and other professional gardening services in Livingston, West Lothian.

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