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Finding a Gardener in Preston: 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. When you take the plunge and do this, be careful who you choose. Do you call the "fellow down the street" or an established local Preston gardener? While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Preston area will have a lot more knowledge than that "geezer down the road" is likely to have. Hopefully, reading this article will help you in your decision.

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A gardener who knows precisely what they're doing will treat your garden with the respect that it deserves. This means that finding a local Preston gardener who does a good job and can be trusted should be your aim. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

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No matter what size your garden is there will always be jobs that require attention as part of a routine. Gardener visits will generally need to be more regular in spring and summer, with jobs being done more frequently. Most people in Preston who have gardens will typically need tasks done like hedge pruning, mowing lawns, general tidying and weeding. There are plenty more jobs that might need doing for example patio installation, garden fencing, cleaning driveways and waste removal, most Preston gardeners will also be willing to tackle these.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "chap down the street" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. Depending on the state of your garden it is likely that your gardener will need more than just one hour to make an impression. Generally gardeners would prefer to spend a minimum of 2 - 3 hours to make it worthwhile. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

Be extremely suspicious of any Preston gardener who requests money up front before doing the job. Once your garden is finished you should expect to be asked for payment in cash, because most gardeners prefer this. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by card, cash or cheque.

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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. Most gardeners will be happy to offer guidance and advice on various aspects of gardening, make use of this help whenever you can. Ensure that the gardener will take away lawn cuttings, weeds and twigs afterwards, not all do this. Garden waste can be tricky to get rid of.

Working in the garden can get cold in winter and hot in summer, so spare a thought for your gardener and keep him/her supplied with a drink. Keeping a gardener "sweet" with little acts of kindness like this may be repaid by increased efforts on their part. It helps to keep things friendly, so popping out for a chat every now and again will help to do this and also give you the chance to get some tips from your gardener. Do not take this to the extreme however, and impede their work with constant babbling, they may become frustrated and not do a proper job.

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When your plans extend to a total re-design of your garden, you might have to search a bit harder to find someone suitable for this task. Generally the average gardener prefers to stick to routine gardening tasks, leaving garden design to the experts. Find out if your gardener has a history of garden design and can show you a portfolio. Otherwise it will simply be a case of finding a specialist in this field.

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Garden Clearance Preston

You will find that some Preston gardeners will be willing to do a certain amount of garden clearance, so long as there's only green waste and there is not too much involved. Some gardeners in Preston might even have a "Waste Carriers Licence", which will enable them to take different types and larger amounts of waste. If only small quantities of waste are involved it may be feasible to get rid of most of it by making use of your council garden waste bin (if you have one), otherwise you'll need additional help.

You'll most likely need to get in touch with a certified garden clearance specialist, if like many other householders in Preston, you have a garden which is heaped up with all manner of trash, and not just green waste. You could always consider renting a mini-skip if you have a significant amount of waste in your garden. Taking this course will permit you to maybe have a clear out in your garage, your shed and perhaps even your loft, in addition to your garden waste.

Typically "green" garden waste can be things like: dead flowers, wood shavings, logs, turf, twigs, pruned branches, bushes, dirt, hedge clippings and lawn trimmings.

Some Preston gardeners will also help with mulching, nature gardens, driveway cleaning Preston, snow clearance, soil health checks, plant sourcing in Preston, shed assembly, power washing, garden tidying Preston, watering, pond cleaning in Preston, hedge planting Preston, irrigation, garden electrics Preston, raised beds, disease identification Preston, garden management Preston, garden design Preston, shrub planting, plant selection and other professional gardening services in Preston, Lancashire.

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