Gardener Shefford Bedfordshire

Finding a Gardener in Shefford: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. That help should come in the shape of a professional Shefford gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "guy down the road" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. Whilst formal qualifications are not a requirement for gardeners, a professional is likely to have a wider range of knowledge than that "fellow down the street" and will have a reputation to uphold.

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You want your prized garden to be treated with a certain level of respect by somebody who knows precisely what they're up to. So, try to find a local Shefford gardener who is trustworthy and reliable. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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There are plenty of jobs that require regular attention even if you've only got a small garden. These jobs will need doing more regularly in the spring and summer and perhaps not at all in the winter. While the jobs that people in Shefford need doing in their gardens are many and varied the most common are mowing lawns, general tidying, trimming hedges and weeding. Many gardeners will also be happy to take care of jobs like patio installation, garden fencing, driveway cleaning and waste removal

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. Gardening takes time and one hour will not be enough for most gardeners to make much progress on your garden. The majority will generally prefer to spend 2 to 3 hours on each visit. 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.

Trustworthy Shefford gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. However, you might expect to pay a deposit for large jobs such as landscaping. After the completion of your garden it would not be at all uncommon for your gardener to ask to be paid in cash. You don't want any arguments about payment in the future, so be sure to get a receipt.

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Be transparent about your requirements before any work begins, give the gardener a rota of tasks that you would like to be done. Most gardeners will be happy to offer guidance and advice on various aspects of gardening, make use of this help whenever you can. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. Considerations like this will always be appreciated and will often result in a better standard of work. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. Keep chats short and to the point so that they can get on with what they are there for.

Shefford Garden Design: Sometimes when searching for a gardener you will find people advertising as "garden designers" and for many this is a vocation in its own right. Some gardeners have skills in this field while others prefer to get on with the routine gardening chores. Ask your gardener if he/she is comfortable with this aspect of gardening. In many instances it becomes necessary to bring in an expert.

Some Shefford gardeners will also help with bush trimming, leaf collection, nature gardens, pest control, artificial turf, plant sourcing, potting out, garden trellis, soil health checks, garden composting, garden electrics, tree surgery, greenhouse assembly, path cleaning and other gardening tasks in Shefford, Bedfordshire.

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