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Finding a Gardener in Reading: If you have a garden that is looking tired and overgrown, the time has come to get it back in shape. If you are too busy or too idle to do it yourself you are going to have to call in some help. Think carefully before you hire someone because lots of people in Reading do gardening, some are professional gardeners and some just dabble. Whilst a professional gardener might not necessarily have qualifications he/she will likely know considerably more than that "fellow down the street".

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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 Reading gardener who'll do a real good job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Get yourself a good gardener, don't just settle for any old one.

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The thing with gardens is that the jobs that need doing are routine, the same things need doing perhaps weekly, fortnightly or monthly. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. Typically lawn mowing, hedge trimming, general cleaning and weeding are the more common jobs that folk with gardens in Reading need done. More involved tasks might include: cleaning driveways, fence repairs, waste clearance and laying patios.

Expect to shell out something like £20 per hour for hiring the expertise of a professional gardener, the "fellow down the road" will be a bit cheaper. One hour in your garden is not very much and the average gardener will need to spend more time than that to get much done. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. This isn't surprising when you appreciate that they have to get to and from your house, load/unload, and resposibly dispose of your waste at the local recycling centre.

Any gardener who asks for payment in advance should raise your suspicions, you want to see results before forking out any money. Payment of some money up front could be appropriate when bigger jobs are being done like hard landscaping. When the gardener has finished working you may be asked for payment in cash, this is not at all unusual. Don't forget to ask for a receipt irrespective of if you pay by cash, cheque or card, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

Gardeners in Reading, Berkshire, UK

Make sure your gardener is clear about your requirements, give him/her a list of jobs before they begin. Your gardener is there to help you, so if you have any doubts about plants or their positioning, ask for advice. Taking away all the garden waste such as hedge clippings and lawn trimmings may not be included in the service, therefore you should establish whether your gardener will do this or not. Being left with large quantities of garden waste is something that you need to avoid.

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. Such thoughfulness will be appreciated and should ensure that your gardener does the best job possible. Pop out for a chat with your gardener from time to time so you can benefit from their ideas and keep a friendly rapport. 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.

Reading Garden Design: If you are fed up with how your garden looks and would like it to be altogether re-designed, you should not automatically assume that your gardener will be able to manage this. Some gardeners in Reading branch out into this area of gardening whilst other concentrate on the more routine jobs. Talk to your gardener about it to see what their feelings are about doing this. The alternative to this is to track down a specialist in garden design.

Some Reading gardeners will also help with greenhouse maintenance, garden management, soil health checks, raised beds, plant selection, leaf blowing, irrigation, water features, hedge planting, garden trellis, strimming, shrub planting, shed replacement, tree planting, garden tidying, hard landscaping, winter maintenance, garden watering, bedding plants, garden design, tree surgery, bush trimming, garden composting, disease identification, potting out and other professional gardening services in Reading, Berkshire.

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