Gardener Skelmorlie North Ayrshire

Finding a Gardener in Skelmorlie: Even though you may enjoy doing the gardening you can sometimes get so behind that it becomes overgrown and a bit of a mess. This might be the right time to bring in someone else to help you. It is generally advisable to opt for a professional Skelmorlie gardener, as opposed to the "fella down the street" who does a bit of gardening. Though now and again you will find that "bloke down the street" has some reasonable gardening knowledge, a professional gardener in Skelmorlie will generally be more qualified in horticultural matters.

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It is never a good idea to have somebody looking after your garden who doesn't know what they're doing. Make sure you locate a dependable Skelmorlie gardener who'll do a real good job. Trees and shrubs may require expert management, meaning this is more important than ever. Don't settle for less than the best.

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Even if you've got a small garden, there will be various tasks that require attention in a routine manner. You will need to book in more regular visits by your gardener in the spring and summer as these jobs pile up. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Skelmorlie gardens are weeding, general cleaning, grass cutting and hedge trimming. Bigger tasks such as waste clearance, cleaning driveways, repairing fences and laying patios can also be handled by the majority of gardeners.

Professional gardeners do not of course come cheap and while the "fellow down the road" may be happy to charge £10 to £15 an hour, a figure of £20 per hour is more usual for professionals. One hours work is not enough to make much impression on your garden, so you should reckon on them needing to spend more time than this. Generally gardeners would prefer to spend a minimum of 2 - 3 hours to make it worthwhile. They have to allow for other things such as disposing of your garden waste at the local rubbish tip, unloading tools and equipment, and actually getting to and from your home.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Many Skelmorlie gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. No matter if you pay your gardener with cheque, cash or card, ask for a receipt, you don't want any disputes or arguments about payments down the road.

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Make certain the gardener knows what your expectations are for your garden, job lists can help make everything clearer. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. It might be sensible to verify that your gardener disposes of any waste materials as part of the service, not all Skelmorlie gardeners do. This garden waste can build up and at some point you are going to need to get rid of it.

Working in the garden can get cold in winter and hot in summer, so spare a thought for your gardener and keep him/her supplied with a drink. This type of kindness is always welcome and your gardener may show his/her gratitude by doing a great job on your garden. Wander out and have a chat with your gardener whenever the situation allows, this helps to develop a friendly connection and gives you the chance to share ideas. In doing this, don't prevent them from getting on with their work, because this will make the job take longer and cost you more money in the long run.

Skelmorlie Garden Design: When your plans extend to a total re-design of your garden, you might have to search a bit harder to find someone suitable for this task. Your existing gardener may be able to help you with this or they might know somebody who can. Find out if your gardener has a history of garden design and can show you a portfolio. It could be that in the end you need to contact an expert.

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