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Finding a Gardener in Shotton Colliery: Nobody likes to see their garden looking a little the worse for wear, so fetching in some outside help is always a possibility if you can't find the time to spare. Though there are a number of people in Shotton Colliery offering gardening services, not all are necessarily suitable to be let loose on your prized garden. Whilst a professional gardener might not necessarily have qualifications he/she will likely know considerably more than that "chap down the street". This is a choice that you alone will have to make.

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It is not too much to ask that any gardener treats your garden, plants and contents with a degree of respect. Always be certain to get hold of a local Shotton Colliery gardener who can be counted on. When you've got shrubs and trees requiring specialist care, this becomes even more vital. Hire a professional gardener and never settle for second best.

Gardener Shotton Colliery County Durham

All gardens, whether large or small need regular upkeep and maintenance with lots of jobs to be done. The warmth of spring and summer increases the frequency with which these jobs need to be done. Most people in Shotton Colliery who have gardens will typically need tasks done like weeding, hedge trimming, general cleaning and lawn mowing. Many gardeners will also be happy to take care of jobs like driveway cleaning, repairing fences, decking installation and waste removal

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "geezer down the street" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. In order to make much difference to your garden, most gardeners will need to invest more than an hour of hard graft. It's not uncommon for a gardener to request at least two hour minimum visit times. When you consider things like travel, tool unloading and re-loading, and taking your waste to the tip this is easy to understand.

You should be suspicious of any gardener who demands payment in advance. Large projects like hard landscaping would be an exception to this rule, when a deposit for materials will be requested. When the work has been completed to your satisfaction it would not be unusual for your gardener to ask for payment in cash. Be certain to get a receipt from your gardener whether you pay him/her by card, cash or cheque.

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Be clear what your requirements are before the gardener begins work, have a list of jobs that need doing. It isn't always easy for you to know which plants will grow best in your garden, the advice of your gardener will be invaluable. Make sure that all twigs, weeds and lawn cuttings will be removed and disposed of afterwards, certain gardeners don't do this. Unless you need it for your compost heap in which case you might want to keep it.

Gardening is hard work, so remember to ask if your gardener wants a drink at some point during the day. This sort of kindness is always very much appreciated. Engage in some conversation with your gardener whenever you get the chance so that you can build a friendly relationship and benefit from their knowledge and ideas. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Shotton Colliery Garden Design: Garden design is considered by some to be a profession in its own right, and not everybody is good at it. You might find that your gardener is not necessarily the best person for this job, though they will probably know somebody who can help. The easiest way to find out is to have a discussion with your gardener. You might find that in the end you have to call in a specialist.

Some Shotton Colliery gardeners will also help with jet washing, plant sourcing, mulching, garden management, digging, garden pest control, power washing, strimming, tree planting, leaf clearance, plant selection, garden planters, soil health checks, path cleaning and other forms of gardening in Shotton Colliery, County Durham.

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