Gardener Shaftesbury Dorset

Finding a Gardener in Shaftesbury: When your beloved garden in Shaftesbury is looking somewhat tatty and overgrown you will have to decide whether to put aside a few hours to do it yourself or take the lazy option and pay someone else to do it for you. You could ask the "guy down the road" who does a bit of gardening or you could call on a professional Shaftesbury gardener. While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Shaftesbury area will have a lot more knowledge than that "fella down the street" is likely to have. This article may help you to decide.

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It is never a good idea to have somebody looking after your garden who doesn't know what they're doing. So make sure you find a gardener in Shaftesbury who you can trust to do a good job. Even if your garden has only run of the mill plants you will want them looked after correctly. Get yourself a good gardener, don't just settle for any old one.

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Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. It is essential to get these jobs done even more frequently when spring and then summer arrives. While the jobs that people in Shaftesbury need doing in their gardens are many and varied the most common are grass cutting, hedge cutting, general tidying and weeding. Jobs like cleaning driveways, patio installation, fence repairs and waste removal are also something most Shaftesbury gardeners will tackle.

When hiring a professional gardener you are paying for his/her expertise, so expect to pay in the region of £20 for each hour worked. Certainly for the first visit you should reckon on your gardener needing more than an hour to get the job done. It's possible that your gardener will not be prepared to work for periods of less than 2 hours or more. Travel to and away from your home, bringing in and taking away mowers and tools, and the responsible disposal of your waste all have to be factored in.

It is not the norm for Shaftesbury gardeners to demand money up front, be very suspicious of anyone who does this. More involved tasks like decking or fencing can be considered an exception, since expensive materials need to be obtained and quite rightly a deposit will be requested. Quite often a gardener will ask to be paid in cash once the work is complete and that is of course fine. To avoid the possibility of disputes in the future always ask your gardener for a receipt.

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Make certain the gardener knows what your expectations are for your garden, job lists can help make everything clearer. Most gardeners will be happy to offer guidance and advice on various aspects of gardening, make use of this help whenever you can. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority.

If you are at home while the gardening is being done, keep your gardener supplied with drinks. You may be repaid for thoughtfulness like this by a better service and a happier gardener. 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. In doing this, don't prevent them from getting on with their work, because this will make the job take longer and cost you more money in the long run.

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