Gardener Rattlesden Suffolk

Finding a Gardener in Rattlesden: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. 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 Rattlesden gardener? The chances are that "chap down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications. If you don't know who to choose, keep reading.

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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. So, try to find a local Rattlesden gardener who is trustworthy and reliable. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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Even if you only have a small garden, there are lots of jobs that need doing on a regular basis. These repeat jobs will have to be done a lot more often in springtime and summer, dying off to nothing by winter. The more commonly required jobs that need doing in Rattlesden gardens are weeding, mowing lawns, general tidying and trimming hedges. Most professional Rattlesden gardeners will also help with laying patios, cleaning driveways, fence repairs and waste removal.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "geezer down the street" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. You shouldn't expect too much from your gardener on his/her first visit, because gardening takes time and dependant on the amount of work that needs doing, several hours may be required. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. 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.

It is not the norm for Rattlesden gardeners to demand money up front, be very suspicious of anyone who does this. However this could legitimately happen with bigger jobs like decking installation where money for materials is required. "Cash is king" as they say, and most gardeners prefer this type of payment, but only once the work is complete of course. Make sure that you get a receipt, no matter what type of payment you agree on, this will avoid arguments down the line.

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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. Any self-respecting gardener will be more than happy to help you get your garden in order, use this help and guidance wisely. Gardening tends to generate a lot of waste, so verify that your gardener is going to dispose of this when they are finished.

While most gardeners bring their own food and refreshments it doesn't hurt to ask if they would like a cup of tea or coffee while they are working. Small things like this will help make the gardener happy in his/her work and a contented gardener may work harder on your behalf. Having a friendly rapport with your gardener is also important, so chat with them on a regular basis, discuss plans and bounce ideas off each other. Constant interruptions should however be avoided.

Some Rattlesden gardeners will also help with digging, soft landscaping, hard landscaping, garden watering, leaf collection, strimming, irrigation, garden electrics, winter maintenance, power washing, snow clearance, raised beds, garden tidying, soil health checks and other garden related services in Rattlesden, Suffolk.

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