Gardener Potters Bar Hertfordshire

Finding a Gardener in Potters Bar: 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. That help should come in the shape of a professional Potters Bar gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "chap down the road" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. The chances are that "chap down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications.

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You want your prized garden to be treated with a certain level of respect by somebody who knows precisely what they're up to. Always be certain to get hold of a local Potters Bar gardener who can be counted on. 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.

Gardener Potters Bar Hertfordshire

Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. The list of the most common gardening jobs will come as no surprise and includes the likes of general cleaning, mowing lawns, trimming hedges and weeding. Most Potters Bar gardeners will also take on jobs like laying patios, driveway cleaning, garden fencing and waste clearance.

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "fella down the road" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. Generally gardeners would prefer to spend a minimum of 2 - 3 hours to make it worthwhile. When you take into consideration travelling time, getting equipment on and off the van, and going to the local tip with your garden waste, this is understandable.

You should be suspicious of any gardener who demands payment in advance. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. Whether you pay by card, cash or cheque, insist on a receipt, this will prevent later disputes over payment.

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At the outset explain to your gardener what your exact requirements are, a job list is also helpful in setting out your priorities. It is nice to have an expert on hand to help whip your garden into shape, make sure you exploit their knowledge to the full. Verify that any garden waste resulting from the work will be taken away, not all gardeners will do this.

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. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. 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. Constant interruptions should however be avoided.

Potters Bar Garden Design: If you are looking to have your entire garden re-designed it might be necessary to find a specialist Potters Bar garden designer. It might depend on exactly what you have in mind, simple re-designs will be within the capabilities of most professional gardeners. Check with your gardener to see if they do or do not manage garden design. Otherwise you will need to find an expert in this field.

Some Potters Bar gardeners will also help with soil health checks, garden planters, garden watering, tree surgery, plant selection, potting out, soft landscaping, disease identification, path cleaning, plant sourcing, hard landscaping, bush trimming, pest control, shed removal and other kinds of gardening in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

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