Gardener Shiplake Oxfordshire

Finding a Gardener in Shiplake: If your garden is looking overgrown and untidy you should think about calling in some help if you don't have the inclination or time to tackle it on your own. It is generally advisable to opt for a professional Shiplake gardener, as opposed to the "bloke down the road" who does a bit of gardening. Though now and again you will find that "chap down the road" has some reasonable gardening knowledge, a professional gardener in Shiplake will generally be more qualified in horticultural matters.

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You do not want your precious garden to be spoilt by someone who doesn't have to knowledge to look after it properly. Therefore you must find a gardener in Shiplake who can be depended upon to do a fine job. This will be even more critical for those of you with trees and shrubs in your garden. Hire a professional gardener and never settle for second best.

Gardener Shiplake, Oxfordshire, UK

The thing with gardens is that the jobs that need doing are routine, the same things need doing perhaps weekly, fortnightly or monthly. It is essential to get these jobs done even more frequently when spring and then summer arrives. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Shiplake gardens are weeding, general tidying, mowing lawns and hedge cutting. Other jobs like waste removal, decking installation, fence repairs and cleaning driveways are also within most gardeners remit.

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. You may find that your gardener will not be prepared to put in just an hours work. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three hours. You must take into account travelling time, loading and unloading equipment and visits to the tip with your waste.

Be cautious of anyone who demands payment for gardening services in advance. However, you might expect to pay a deposit for large jobs such as decking installation. When the work has been completed to your satisfaction it would not be unusual for your gardener to ask for payment in cash. To avoid any arguments later on, make sure you get a receipt no matter what kind of payment you agree on.

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Giving a clear understanding of just what needs doing before work begins, will better help your gardener meet your expectations. Knowing which plants are most suitable for your garden's condition isn't always easy, so ask your gardener for advice on this. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority.

Gardening is thirsty work, so don't forget to make a hot or cold drink for your gardener to keep his/her spirits up. Such kindnesses are much appreciated and will likely be repaid by extra efforts on your behalf. 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. Occasionally is the key word with this approach however, don't hold them up by standing over them and nattering all day long.

Shiplake Garden Design: While a gardener may be a genius when it comes to looking after your garden, it might be a different "kettle of fish" when it comes to garden design. Certain gardeners in Shiplake will put their hand to anything related to horticulture, whilst others stick to the routine stuff. Discuss this with your gardener and see how they feel about it. When push comes to shove you might just have to find an expert.

Some Shiplake gardeners will also help with bedding plants, soft landscaping, garden tidying, snow clearance, plant sourcing, winter maintenance, digging, bush trimming, plant selection, pond cleaning, garden electrics, raised beds, leaf blowing, garden design and other garden related services in Shiplake, Oxfordshire.

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