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Finding a Gardener in Northampton: If your garden is in a bit of a state and you don't have the time to sort it out yourself, there is no shame in calling in some help. You could ask the "guy down the road" who does a bit of gardening or you could call on a professional Northampton gardener. Although there is no guarantee that a professional gardener will have any recognised horticultural qualifications, he/she will almost certainly have a great deal more gardening knowledge than that "chap down the street" is going to have. At the end of the day you will have to choose.

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It should certainly go without saying that any gardener you hire should be informed enough to care for your garden and the contents within it. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Northampton gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Don't settle for second best, get a professional gardener.

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Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. With the arrival of spring the frequency with which such tasks need attending to increases. While the jobs that people in Northampton need doing in their gardens are many and varied the most common are grass cutting, hedge cutting, general cleaning and weeding. Most decent gardeners in Northampton will tackle other jobs such as driveway cleaning, fence repairs, patio installation and waste clearance.

Expect to shell out something like £20 per hour for hiring the expertise of a professional gardener, the "geezer down the road" will be a bit cheaper. One hours work is not enough to make much impression on your garden, so you should reckon on them needing to spend more time than this. Many gardeners might even insist on a minimum visit time of at least two hours or so. It is not just a case of working on your garden, they need to allow for travelling time and visits to the local rubbish tip.

Any gardener who asks for payment in advance should raise your suspicions, you want to see results before forking out any money. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as landscaping where considerable amounts of materials are needed. Of course gardeners often ask for payment in cash after the work is completed. No matter what form of payment you agree on, be sure to get a receipt so there are no arguments later on.

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Right from the start and before any work commences, ensure your gardener has a clear understanding of exactly what needs doing. Most gardeners will be happy to offer guidance and advice on various aspects of gardening, make use of this help whenever you can. Getting rid of your lawn trimmings and hedge clippings won't always be part of the service so ensure that in your case it is. Unless you want to keep it for your compost heap.

Working outdoors can be tough and thirsty work, so make sure that there is the offer of a cold or hot drink to help the day along. Considerations like this will always be appreciated and will often result in a better standard of work. 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. Constant interruptions should however be avoided.

Northampton Garden Design: When you want a complete change, you might think about re-designing your garden altogether. This may require the expertise of a specialist Northampton garden designer. Most regular gardeners in Northampton prefer to concentrate on the day to day garden maintenance, leaving design and such like to the better qualified. Establish if your gardener is one of those who relish garden design. If not it will be a case of finding an expert.

Some Northampton gardeners will also help with snow clearance, soil health checks, water features, plant sourcing, artificial turf, potting out, tree surgery, pest control, disease identification, soft landscaping, garden tidying, plant selection, mulching, hedge planting, garden design, bedding plants, bush trimming, winter maintenance, holiday watering, garden trellis, tree planting, shrub planting, garden management, irrigation, garden planters and other gardening tasks in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

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