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Finding a Gardener in Southwark: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. It is tempting to call on the "fellow down the street" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Southwark gardener. The thing is that the "fella down the road" will know how to trim your hedge and mow your lawn, but probably not much else, whilst a professional will have more in depth knowledge. The decision is of course up to you.

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If you cherish your garden you will want a gardener with some savvy, who appreciates what you have and looks after it correctly. So take care to track down a local Southwark gardener who can be trusted to do a decent job. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Don't make do with any Tom, Dick or Harry, get yourself a decent gardener.

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The thing about gardening is that there are always jobs that need doing routinely, even on small gardens. With the arrival of spring the frequency with which such tasks need attending to increases. The commonest gardening jobs that folk in Southwark need doing are hedge cutting, grass cutting, general tidying and weeding. Bigger tasks such as laying patios, repairing fences, cleaning driveways and waste removal can also be handled by the majority of gardeners.

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "fella down the road" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. It would be unfair to expect any gardener to whip your garden into shape in just a single hour, so count on it taking longer than this. You might find that your gardener will not be interested in visits of less than two hours. Bear in mind the fact that they have travelling time to and from your home, and they may need to visit the local dump to dispose or your garden waste.

Avoid any "gardener" who demands money up front, no trustworthy Southwark gardener will expect this. Big projects such as hard landscaping may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. It is quite normal for a gardener to request cash payment, rather than card or cheque, so make sure you have some to hand. No matter if you pay your gardener with cash, card or cheque, ask for a receipt, you don't want any disputes or arguments about payments down the road.

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Make out a list of gardening jobs that require attention and be transparent about your expectations before the work starts. It is nice to have an expert on hand to help whip your garden into shape, make sure you exploit their knowledge to the full. Grass cuttings and hedge clippings can be a pain to get rid of, so make certain that your gardener includes the disposal of these as part of the service.

Offer your gardener a hot or cold drink while they are at work and the use of a toilet is also helpful. This type of kindness is always welcome and your gardener may show his/her gratitude by doing a great job on your garden. 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. Most gardeners will not however want you standing over them all day nattering.

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