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Finding a Gardener in Peebles: 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. Should you hire a professional Peebles gardener or the "bloke down the road" who does gardens cheap? While a proper gardener may not have any qualifications he or she will know a bit more than that "guy down the road".

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Gardeners who know their stuff will have respect for your garden and treat it much as they would their own. Make sure you locate a dependable Peebles gardener who'll do a real good job. Trees and shrubs may require expert management, meaning this is more important than ever. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

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Those monthly, fortnightly or even weekly gardening jobs are often necessary even if your garden is small. During spring and summer such gardening jobs need attending to more frequently. Typically weeding, general tidying, lawn mowing and trimming hedges are the more common jobs that folk with gardens in Peebles need done. Other jobs that professional gardeners will usually handle include: waste removal, patio installation, driveway cleaning and garden fencing.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "geezer down the road" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. Visits spanning 2 to 3 hours are about the average for Peebles gardeners. Travel to and away from your home, bringing in and taking away mowers and tools, and the responsible disposal of your waste all have to be factored in.

It would not be normal for a genuine Peebles gardener to ask for payment in advance, so be wary if this happens to you. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by cash, cheque or card, this negates later disputes.

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Let the gardener know about your precise expectations before any work begins. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority. This should really be part of the service.

Offer your gardener a hot or cold drink while they are at work and the use of a toilet is also helpful. This sort of kindness is always very much appreciated. By chatting with your gardener you can start to establish a friendly relationship, this should enable you to immerse yourself in their ideas and soak up some of their gardening knowledge. Most gardeners will not however want you standing over them all day nattering.

Peebles Garden Design: It might be better to locate a specialist Peebles garden designer if you are planning on a complete re-design of your garden. It is not unheard of for regular gardeners to do a bit of garden designing alongside their day to day tasks. A quick discussion should soon reveal if your gardener is comfortable dealing with garden design. At the end of the day it might be necessary to locate a specialist.

Some Peebles gardeners will also help with ponds, shed assembly, water features, soft landscaping, hedge planting, hard landscaping, irrigation, winter maintenance, potting out, strimming, tree planting, garden pest control, tree surgery, garden tidying, garden trellis, leaf clearance, garden planters, bush trimming, digging, garden management, garden design, nature gardens, greenhouse assembly, bedding plants, soil health checks and other garden related services in Peebles, Scottish Borders.

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