Gardener Ryde Isle of Wight

Finding a Gardener in Ryde: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. Should you hire a professional Ryde gardener or the "guy down the road" who does gardens cheap? Although there is no guarantee that a professional gardener will have any recognised horticultural qualifications, he/she will almost certainly have a great deal more gardening knowledge than that "chap down the street" is going to have.

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You need your cherished garden to be given a degree of respect by whoever is looking after it. Thus, your primary goal ought to be to find a gardener in the Ryde district who is known for doing a good job and is regarded as being dependable. It is important that your plants and trees are looked after correctly, even if they are mostly run of the mill. Retain the services of the best you can afford and don't take chances.

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The routine jobs which need doing in the garden are likely to be much the same regardless whether your garden is small or big. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. The commonest gardening jobs that folk in Ryde need doing are lawn mowing, general tidying, weeding and hedge cutting. Other jobs like driveway cleaning, repairing fences, waste removal and patio installation are also within most gardeners remit.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "guy down the street" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. 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. It is often not worth their while to do much less than two hours gardening at a time. You must take into account travelling time, loading and unloading equipment and visits to the tip with your waste.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as decking installation where considerable amounts of materials are needed. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by cheque, card or cash.

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Don't just leave them to get on with it, make sure your explain your exact requirements before they start. Most gardeners will be happy to offer guidance and advice on various aspects of gardening, make use of this help whenever you can. Removing and disposing of lawn and hedge clippings isn't always part of the service so make sure that your gardener will do this for you. Except when you have a use for it, such as building a compost heap with your lawn trimmings.

Gardeners are used to providing their own refreshments, but this shouldn't stop you from offering them a cup of tea or even a cold drink on a hot summer's day. A gardener will always be appreciative of such kindness and will work even harder to show this gratitude. Having regular discussions with your gardener helps you to keep abreast of the latest ideas, and also develop a friendly relationship. You should not however take this to the extreme, and stand there chattering all day long, which will only hold up your gardener and make the job take longer.

Ryde Garden Design: 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. You might find that your gardener is not necessarily the best person for this job, though they will probably know somebody who can help. Establish if your gardener is one of those who relish garden design. It could be that in the end you need to contact an expert.

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