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Finding a Gardener in Upminster: Don't get stressed out if your garden in Upminster is looking unkempt and you can never find the time to sort it out, there is always the option of calling in some outside help. It is generally advisable to opt for a professional Upminster gardener, as opposed to the "geezer down the road" who does a bit of gardening. Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "fella down the road" does.

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Everyone likes their garden to be looked after properly and by a gardener who knows his/her stuff. Therefore, your goal must be to locate a gardener in Upminster who does a thorough job and can be depended upon. This is especially important if you have trees and shrubs, which need proper care and attention. Get a dependable Upminster gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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The jobs that need doing on a routine basis are much the same with both large and small gardens in Upminster. With the arrival of spring the frequency with which such tasks need attending to increases. You'll not be surprised to learn that the most commonly requested gardening jobs are hedge pruning, weeding, general cleaning and mowing lawns. Other jobs like garden fencing, waste clearance, driveway cleaning and patio installation are also within most gardeners remit.

While that "chap down the street" might quote you ten to fifteen pounds an hour to "do" your garden, an experienced gardener will come at a considerably higher price (£20 per hour maybe). Usually gardeners will not be happy doing just one hours work. Most will want to put in at least 2 to 3 hours at a time to make it worth their while. The reason for this is that they have to allow time for travel, waste disposal and getting tools on and off their truck.

Be extremely suspicious of any Upminster gardener who requests money up front before doing the job. However, you might expect to pay a deposit for large jobs such as hard landscaping. After the completion of your garden it would not be at all uncommon for your gardener to ask to be paid in cash. Don't forget to ask for a receipt irrespective of if you pay by card, cash or cheque, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Before any work commences make sure your gardener is clear about what needs to be done and has a plan of action to complete it. Make the most of having a specialist on hand and follow their guidance with regards to your choice of plants and shrubs. Not all gardeners like to take away the waste and lawn clippings, so check that yours does. A big pile of waste that you can't get rid of is not something that you want left in your garden.

If you are at home while the gardening is being done, keep your gardener supplied with drinks. Considerations like this will always be appreciated and will often result in a better standard of work. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. This does not mean you should pester them with constant wittering which will simply hinter them and slow down the work rate.

Upminster Garden Design: If you are looking to have your entire garden re-designed it might be necessary to find a specialist Upminster garden designer. Many gardeners prefer to stick to the regular tasks such as grass cutting and hedge trimming, leaving design and landscaping to others. It would pay you to ask your gardener if they have the confidence to do this. You might end up having to find a specialist.

Some Upminster gardeners will also help with path cleaning, nature gardens, shrub planting, bedding plants, snow clearance, garden management, jet washing, disease identification, water features, garden watering, greenhouse maintenance, raised beds, plant sourcing, soil health checks and other types of gardening in Upminster, Essex.

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