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Finding a Gardener in Thornton: If your garden is in a bit of a state and you don't have the time to sort it out yourself, there is no shame in calling in some help. When you take the plunge and do this, be careful who you choose. Do you call the "chap down the road" or an established local Thornton gardener? Whilst even professional Thornton gardeners don't always have formal qualifications, they can usually be relied upon to have more horticultural knowledge than any "geezer down the street" is apt to have. The final decision is of course yours.

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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. Always be certain to get hold of a local Thornton gardener who can be counted on. Even if in your trees and plants are pretty ordinary they still need to be handled with care and dedication. Find yourself a decent Thornton gardener, not just any guy who knocks on your door.

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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. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. The list of the most common gardening jobs will come as no surprise and includes the likes of hedge cutting, lawn mowing, general cleaning and weeding. Most Thornton gardeners will also take on jobs like fence repairs, cleaning driveways, decking installation and waste removal.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "fella down the road" might do it for £10 to £12 per 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. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. 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.

Avoid any "gardener" who demands money up front, no trustworthy Thornton gardener will expect this. You might however expect to pay a deposit for materials with larger tasks such as hard landscaping. Gardeners will often prefer to be paid in cash, although only once the work is finished. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

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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 isn't always easy for you to know which plants will grow best in your garden, the advice of your gardener will be invaluable. Some gardeners are not willing to dispose of all your garden waste, ensuring that yours will do this should be a priority. Except when you have a use for it, such as building a compost heap with your lawn trimmings.

It is polite to offer your gardener a drink or two throughout the day, they can build up quite a thirst with all that hard graft. A gardener will always be appreciative of such kindness and will work even harder to show this gratitude. Try to have a regular dialogue with your gardener, during which you can swap ideas, gain some knowledge and forge a friendly rapport at the same time. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. Keep chats short and to the point so that they can get on with what they are there for.

Some Thornton gardeners will also help with garden planters, garden pest control, strimming, leaf collection, water features, shrub planting, jet washing, path cleaning, artificial grass, nature gardens, disease identification, hedge planting, garden composting, garden electrics and other garden related services in Thornton, Fife.

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