Gardener Peterborough Cambridgeshire

Finding a Gardener in Peterborough: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. Think carefully before you hire someone because lots of people in Peterborough do gardening, some are professional gardeners and some just dabble. Generally speaking that "fella down the street" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting Peterborough gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise. Picking who is best for your garden is important.

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You certainly don't want your cherished garden to be in any way mistreated by an ignorant or uninformed "gardener" who is just in it for a buck. Always ensure that you locate a gardener in Peterborough who you can rely on to do a nice job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Get a dependable Peterborough gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. With the arrival of spring the frequency with which such tasks need attending to increases. In general general tidying, hedge cutting, grass cutting and weeding are the common jobs that people in Peterborough need doing in their gardens. Many quality gardeners in Peterborough will also be willing to assist with waste removal, decking installation, driveway cleaning and fence repairs.

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 is unlikely that any gardener will be able to achieve very much in just one hour. Most will want to put in at least 2 to 3 hours at a time to make it worth their while. Getting to and from your house, unloading and re-loading tools and equipment, and transporting your garden waste to the local tip are all factors that they have to consider before taking on a gardening job.

Trustworthy Peterborough gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. More involved tasks like hard landscaping can be considered an exception, since expensive materials need to be obtained and quite rightly a deposit will be requested. It isn't uncommon for a gardener to ask to be paid in cash, though only after the gardening work is completed to your satisfaction. Don't forget to ask for a receipt irrespective of if you pay by card, cheque or cash, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Make out a list of gardening jobs that require attention and be transparent about your expectations before the work starts. Your gardener will be there to give you advice and guidance on any aspect of your garden, so make the most of his/her knowledge. Verify that any garden waste resulting from the work will be taken away, not all gardeners will do this. You don't want your garden cluttered with garden waste that is difficult to get rid of.

Offer your gardener a hot or cold drink while they are at work and the use of a toilet is also helpful. Such thoughfulness will be appreciated and should ensure that your gardener does the best job possible. It is useful to always have a friendly relationship with your gardener, so try to have regular chats with him/her, sharing ideas and opinions. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Some Peterborough gardeners will also help with potting out, tree surgery, soft landscaping, winter maintenance, shed removal, pest control, leaf clearance, plant sourcing, bush trimming, disease identification, pond cleaning, bedding plants, garden planters, garden composting and other garden related services in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

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