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Finding a Gardener in Taunton: If your Taunton garden is in need of some attention and nobody in your household is willing to tackle it, don't be afraid to ask for a little help and assistance. It's often easy to just bring in the "guy down the street" who does odd jobs and gardening on the side, but think carefully, would a proper gardener be a better choice? Whilst a professional gardener might not necessarily have qualifications he/she will likely know considerably more than that "chap down the road". This article may help you to decide.

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You certainly want a gardener who will treat your garden with respect and not cause it any harm or damage. Thus, your primary goal ought to be to find a gardener in the Taunton district who is known for doing a good job and is regarded as being dependable. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Don't get stuck with rogues and cowboys, hire a proper gardener.

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The thing with gardens is that the jobs that need doing are routine, the same things need doing perhaps weekly, fortnightly or monthly. As you can imagine the need for this regular maintenance is more necessary in spring and summer. The more commonly required jobs that need doing in Taunton gardens are weeding, general cleaning, hedge trimming and lawn mowing. Most decent gardeners in Taunton will tackle other jobs such as waste clearance, garden fencing, patio installation and driveway cleaning.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "fellow down the street" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. Most Taunton gardeners will not want to do just one hours work. In order for them to do all the neccessary work they may need to put in at least two or three hours. This is not greed or stretching the job out, but simply making allowances for travel, unloading and waste removal when necessary.

Be cautious of anyone who demands payment for gardening services in advance. More involved tasks like patio laying can be considered an exception, since expensive materials need to be obtained and quite rightly a deposit will be requested. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. Don't forget to ask for a receipt irrespective of if you pay by cheque, card or cash, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Make sure your gardener is clear about your requirements, give him/her a list of jobs before they begin. Getting the full benefit of your gardeners expertise is something you should always seek to do. Make sure that all twigs, weeds and lawn cuttings will be removed and disposed of afterwards, certain gardeners don't do this.

It never hurts to be polite to those working on your property, therefore you should always offer them a drink. Such kindnesses are much appreciated and will likely be repaid by extra efforts on your behalf. By having a quick chat with your gardener every once in a while, you can pick up some tips while also building a friendly rapport. Do not take this to the extreme however, and impede their work with constant babbling, they may become frustrated and not do a proper job.

Taunton Garden Design: If you have bigger plans for your garden and are thinking about a total re-design, you might need more than a run of the mill gardener. For many Taunton gardeners the routine tasks are their bread and butter and they prefer to stick to what they know best. Have a chat with your gardener and see if they are happy to take this on. Otherwise you'll have to search for an expert in the field of garden design.

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