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Finding a Gardener in Sherborne: 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. Before you let someone loose on your prized garden you should consider the options. Should you call on a specialist Sherborne gardener or the "fellow down the road" who has a go at anything? Whilst a professional gardener might not necessarily have qualifications he/she will likely know considerably more than that "chap down the road".

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Your garden is precious and you don't want it ruined by somebody who doesn't know how to appreciate it. So make sure you find a gardener in Sherborne who you can trust to do a good job. When you've got shrubs and trees requiring specialist care, this becomes even more vital. Don't get stuck with rogues and cowboys, hire a proper gardener.

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The thing about gardening is that there are always jobs that need doing routinely, even on small gardens. In spring and summer you should organise more frequent gardener visits as the jobs that need doing increase. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Sherborne gardens are weeding, mowing lawns, general cleaning and hedge cutting. Tasks such as laying patios, fence repairs, waste clearance and driveway cleaning are other things that your gardener will probably help you with.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "fella down the street" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. Most Sherborne gardeners will not want to do just one hours work. Most gardeners will have a minimum visit time of 2 hours. Bear in mind the fact that they have travelling time to and from your home, and they may need to visit the local dump to dispose or your garden waste.

If a gardener asks for payment up front you should be very wary, as this is not normal practice. 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 cheque, card or cash, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Before any work commences make sure your gardener is clear about what needs to be done and has a plan of action to complete it. It is nice to have an expert on hand to help whip your garden into shape, make sure you exploit their knowledge to the full. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not.

Working outdoors can be tough and thirsty work, so make sure that there is the offer of a cold or hot drink to help the day along. Such kindnesses are much appreciated and will likely be repaid by extra efforts on your behalf. In order to build a friendly rapport with your gardener and to pick their brains for gardening tips, go out for a natter from time to time. Don't stand there all day twittering on however, which only results in a frustrated gardener and an incomplete garden.

Some Sherborne gardeners will also help with soft landscaping, potting out, shed replacement, garden design, raised beds, watering, leaf collection, garden tidying, pest control, nature gardens, digging, path cleaning, garden trellis, bedding plants and other professional gardening services in Sherborne, Dorset.

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