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Finding a Gardener in Strathblane: 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. Now you could call in a proper Strathblane gardener or you could try the "chap down the road". It will depend on exactly what you need doing, if it is just mowing your lawn then that "bloke down the street" may be good enough, for more complex tasks, a professional will be more knowledgeable.

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Your beloved garden deserves to be treated with respect by someone who has pride in their work and the knowledge to do it properly. So take care to track down a local Strathblane gardener who can be trusted to do a decent job. This is particularly crucial when your garden contains shrubs and trees which require special attention. Don't make do with any old rubbish, track down a proper gardener.

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Even if your garden is relatively small, there are a handful of jobs which need attending to on a routine basis. Such routine jobs will need attention more frequently at certain times of the year, in particular spring and summer. As a rule weeding, grass cutting, general tidying and trimming hedges are the typical gardening jobs that need doing on a regular basis. There are plenty more jobs that might need doing for example decking installation, garden fencing, cleaning driveways and waste clearance, most Strathblane gardeners will also be willing to tackle these.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "chap down the road" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. Don't expect miracles, especially on the first session, and count on it taking more than a single hour for your gardener to make much difference to the look of your garden. Most will want to put in at least 2 to 3 hours at a time to make it worth their while. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

If a gardener asks for payment up front you should be very wary, as this is not normal practice. An exception might be when a large job is involved such as hard landscaping when some money up front may be asked for. It isn't uncommon for a gardener to ask to be paid in cash, though only after the gardening work is completed to your satisfaction. Once you have paid your gardener get a receipt, so there are no disputes about unpaid bills.

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Prior to work commencing give the gardener a clear picture of what you're expecting to be done. Knowing which plants are most suitable for your garden's condition isn't always easy, so ask your gardener for advice on this. It is always a good idea to check if your gardener includes the removal of waste in his/her service, this is not always the case. Except when you have a use for it, such as building a compost heap with your lawn trimmings.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. Such thoughfulness will be appreciated and should ensure that your gardener does the best job possible. 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. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

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