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Finding a Gardener in Reading: Even though you may enjoy doing the gardening you can sometimes get so behind that it becomes overgrown and a bit of a mess. This might be the right time to bring in someone else to help you. It is tempting to call on the "guy down the street" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Reading gardener. While a proper gardener may not have any qualifications he or she will know a bit more than that "guy down the road".

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If you cherish your garden you will want a gardener with some savvy, who appreciates what you have and looks after it correctly. So make sure you find a gardener in Reading who you can trust to do a good job. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Don't settle for any old gardener, get a decent one.

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The jobs that need doing on a routine basis are much the same with both large and small gardens in Reading. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Reading gardens are general tidying, hedge cutting, weeding and grass cutting. Other jobs like fence repairs, decking installation, driveway cleaning and waste removal are also within most gardeners remit.

Getting your garden done by a professional isn't cheap and you are likely to be paying close to £20 per hour for the priviledge. 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. Visits spanning 2 to 3 hours are about the average for Reading gardeners. The reason for this is that they have to allow time for travel, waste disposal and getting tools on and off their truck.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by cheque, cash or card, this negates later disputes.

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Be clear what your requirements are before the gardener begins work, have a list of jobs that need doing. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. It is always a good idea to check if your gardener includes the removal of waste in his/her service, this is not always the case. Give preference to gardeners who agree to take away all the garden waste.

It pays to be thoughtful and supplying your gardener with a drink or two will help his/her day along. This type of kindness is always welcome and your gardener may show his/her gratitude by doing a great job on your garden. 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. However, don't follow them around all day, generally getting in their way and bombarding them with constant questions.

Reading Garden Design

It might be better to locate a specialist Reading garden designer if you are planning on a complete re-design of your garden. Most regular gardeners in Reading prefer to concentrate on the day to day garden maintenance, leaving design and such like to the better qualified. A quick discussion should soon reveal if your gardener is comfortable dealing with garden design. It might just be a case of searching for somebody else who specialises in this field.

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If required, some gardeners in Reading will be prepared to do some basic tree surgery tasks, as the majority of them will have at least a reasonable knowledge of shrubs and trees. For minor pruning and clipping, your neighbourhood Reading gardener ought to have all the appropriate skills, but it is preferable to use the expert services of a certified tree surgeon for any major work.

Tree damages to property and outbuildings is not at all out of the ordinary, and this can easily happen if trees are allowed to get overgrown. Also, patio areas, footings, drives and sewerage lines can be damaged by tree roots, therefore keeping an eye on any trees on your land is vitally important. If you suspect that these or other issues are being caused by trees in your garden in Reading, talk to your gardener first for advice. (Tags: Tree Surgery Reading, Tree Issues Reading, Tree Surgeons Reading).

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Although many gardeners will be prepared to do a certain amount of garden clearance in Reading, many of them won't have a "Waste Carriers Licence", and will subsequently be restricted in the amount of waste they're able to carry. If you've got access to a local council garden waste bin (you generally have to pay extra for this), you might be able to get rid of the majority of it gradually, if the volumes of waste are only modest.

Obviously, a lot of gardens in Reading are piled up with all kinds of rubbish, and not just green waste, so for this form of clearance you'll possibly need to contact a licenced Reading garden clearance specialist. If you've got a considerable amount of junk in your garden you might consider hiring a mini-skip. This would make it possible for you to get rid of not just garden waste, but perhaps also clear out your shed, your garage and possibly even you loft space.

Generally speaking "green" garden waste could be things like: turf, shrubs, pruned branches, hedge clippings, logs, weeds, lawn trimmings, topsoil, wood shavings and twigs. (Tags: Garden Clearance Reading, Rubbish Removal Reading, Garden Clearances Reading).

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