Gardener Shrewsbury Shropshire

Finding a Gardener in Shrewsbury: 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. Now you could call in a proper Shrewsbury gardener or you could try the "fella down the street". The problem is that "chap down the street" will probably know very little about gardening, whereas a professional will have a wide spectrum of knowledge.

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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. So, try to find a local Shrewsbury gardener who is trustworthy and reliable. When your garden features certain shrubs, plants and trees needing particular care, this will be even more essential. Don't settle for any old gardener, get a decent one.

Gardener Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

Small gardens need routine attention just like larger ones and the jobs may be much the same but on a smaller scale. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. While the jobs that people in Shrewsbury need doing in their gardens are many and varied the most common are lawn mowing, general tidying, hedge cutting and weeding. Other jobs like decking installation, cleaning driveways, waste clearance and repairing fences are also within most gardeners remit.

How much you pay depends on who you hire, the hourly rate for a professional gardener will be at least £20, while you might get away with £10 - £15 if you take a chance on that "fellow down the street". You may find that your gardener will not be prepared to put in just an hours work. You might find that your gardener will not be interested in visits of less than two hours. When you take into consideration travelling time, getting equipment on and off the van, and going to the local tip with your garden waste, this is understandable.

Trustworthy Shrewsbury gardeners will never ask for money in advance, so be distrustful of anybody who does. Paying a deposit for materials might be appropriate for bigger jobs like hard landscaping. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. To avoid any arguments later on, make sure you get a receipt no matter what kind of payment you agree on.

Gardeners in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

Before the gardener gets to work on your garden make sure he or she is clear about your requirements, a list of expected tasks might help. Once your gardener starts you will have an expert at your fingertips, make the most of it and get plenty of advice and guidance. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority.

Though usually a gardener will bring along a flask or bottle of water, it is nice to offer him/her a cup of tea while working hard on your garden. Acts of kindness such as this will make your gardener feel appreciated and he or she will work all the harder for it. It helps to keep things friendly, so popping out for a chat every now and again will help to do this and also give you the chance to get some tips from your gardener. This does not mean you should pester them with constant wittering which will simply hinter them and slow down the work rate.

Some Shrewsbury gardeners will also help with garden electrics, pest control, leaf collecting, hard landscaping, garden management, soil health checks, soft landscaping, path cleaning, water features, digging, raised beds, snow clearance, ponds, bedding plants and other gardening projects in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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