Gardener Pathhead Midlothian

Finding a Gardener in Pathhead: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. It's often easy to just bring in the "fellow down the street" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? 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 "guy down the road" is going to have. The decision as they say is yours.

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Your garden is precious and you don't want it ruined by somebody who doesn't know how to appreciate it. Therefore, your goal must be to locate a gardener in Pathhead who does a thorough job and can be depended upon. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Avoid settling for any old chancer, find yourself a decent gardener.

Gardener Pathhead in Midlothian

Routine maintenance is the key with all gardens, whether small or large, with a seemingly endless list of jobs to do. These routine jobs have to be done more frequently throughout the spring and summertime. Typical jobs that folk with gardens in Pathhead require are hedge trimming, grass cutting, general cleaning and weeding. It is likely that your gardener will also help you with decking installation, fence repairs, cleaning driveways and waste clearance.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "bloke down the road" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. Generally a professional gardener will want to spend more than one hour on your garden. It's possible that your gardener will not be prepared to work for periods of less than 2 hours or more. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

If a gardener asks for payment up front you should be very wary, as this is not normal practice. 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. You don't want any arguments about payment in the future, so be sure to get a receipt.

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Be clear what your requirements are before the gardener begins work, have a list of jobs that need doing. Once your gardener starts you will have an expert at your fingertips, make the most of it and get plenty of advice and guidance. Establish that all of the weeds, lawn trimmings and resulting waste will be removed, they don't all offer this service.

If you are at home while the gardening is being done, keep your gardener supplied with drinks. Such kindnesses are much appreciated and will likely be repaid by extra efforts on your behalf. Having regular discussions with your gardener helps you to keep abreast of the latest ideas, and also develop a friendly relationship. Most gardeners will not however want you standing over them all day nattering.

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