Gardener Shildon County Durham

Finding a Gardener in Shildon: If you have a garden that is looking tired and overgrown, the time has come to get it back in shape. If you are too busy or too idle to do it yourself you are going to have to call in some help. You could ask the "guy down the road" who does a bit of gardening or you could call on a professional Shildon 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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You certainly don't want your cherished garden to be in any way mistreated by an ignorant or uninformed "gardener" who is just in it for a buck. Therefore you should take your time in finding a gardener in the Shildon area who can be trusted. When your garden features certain shrubs, plants and trees needing particular care, this will be even more essential. Don't allow a cowboy to ruin your garden, hire a decent one at the outset.

Gardener Shildon County Durham

Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. More frequent visits will be necessary in the spring and summertime and maybe none at all during the wintertime. People with gardens in Shildon most often want jobs done like hedge cutting, general tidying, grass cutting and weeding. Most Shildon gardeners will also take on jobs like waste clearance, cleaning driveways, patio installation and fence repairs.

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. You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. Certain Shildon gardeners will want 2 or more hours work each time they visit your garden. If you think that this is just to stretch the job out, think again. They have to travel to and from your home, they have to unload mowers and garden tools, and they will probably have to load your waste onto their trailer and take it to a nearby rubbish tip.

Trustworthy Shildon gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as decking or fencing where considerable amounts of materials are needed. Don't be surprised if your gardener asks for cash payment, this isn't unusual, but of course only when the work is finished. Remember to get a receipt whether you pay the gardener by cash, cheque or card, this negates later disputes.

Gardeners in Shildon, County Durham, UK

A list of required tasks will help your gardener to plan his/her day, clearly lay out you exact requirements at the start. Any self-respecting gardener will be more than happy to help you get your garden in order, use this help and guidance wisely. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority. You don't want to get left with a big pile of waste that you can't get rid of.

It is customary to offer your gardener a hot or cold drink, though many bring their own refreshments. This is always appreciated by gardeners and they will repay you by doing an extra fine job. 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. But don't hold them up with incessant chatter, this will only hinder them and may result in inferior or incomplete work.

Shildon Garden Design: Garden design is considered by some to be a profession in its own right, and not everybody is good at it. Quite a few gardeners have expertise in this area of gardening, while the rest stick to the more mundane tasks. A brief discussion about this aspect of gardening should soon establish if your gardener is willing to take it on. You might end up having to find a specialist.

Some Shildon gardeners will also help with disease identification, garden electrics, plant selection, path cleaning, tree surgery, garden watering, greenhouse maintenance, hard landscaping, raised beds, garden management, ponds, water features, soil health checks, jet washing and other gardening jobs in Shildon, County Durham.

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