Gardener Upper Basildon Berkshire

Finding a Gardener in Upper Basildon: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. Now, you should be looking for the "right" kind of help in the shape of a professional gardener rather than the "geezer down the street" who puts his hand to anything. The problem is that "fellow down the road" will probably know very little about gardening, whereas a professional will have a wide spectrum of knowledge.

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Your garden is precious and you don't want it ruined by somebody who doesn't know how to appreciate it. Thus, your primary goal ought to be to find a gardener in the Upper Basildon district who is known for doing a good job and is regarded as being dependable. This will be even more critical for those of you with trees and shrubs in your garden. Find yourself a decent Upper Basildon gardener, not just any chap who knocks on your door.

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Routine maintenance is the key with all gardens, whether small or large, with a seemingly endless list of jobs to do. More frequent visits will be necessary in the spring and summertime and maybe none at all during the wintertime. Among the most common jobs needing to be done in Upper Basildon gardens are weeding, hedge trimming, general cleaning and mowing lawns. There are plenty more jobs that might need doing for example repairing fences, laying patios, driveway cleaning and waste removal, most Upper Basildon gardeners will also be willing to tackle these.

While that "fellow down the road" 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). In order to make much difference to your garden, most gardeners will need to invest more than an hour of hard graft. Many gardeners might even insist on a minimum visit time of at least two hours or so. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. It is quite normal for a gardener to request cash payment, rather than card or cheque, so make sure you have some to hand. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

Gardeners in Upper Basildon, Berkshire

Giving a clear understanding of just what needs doing before work begins, will better help your gardener meet your expectations. Any self-respecting gardener will be more than happy to help you get your garden in order, use this help and guidance wisely. Removing and disposing of lawn and hedge clippings isn't always part of the service so make sure that your gardener will do this for you. A big pile of waste that you can't get rid of is not something that you want left in your garden.

While most gardeners bring their own food and refreshments it doesn't hurt to ask if they would like a cup of tea or coffee while they are working. Your gardener will be grateful for such kindness. 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. In doing this, don't prevent them from getting on with their work, because this will make the job take longer and cost you more money in the long run.

Upper Basildon Garden Design: Where total garden re-designs are concerned it is a case of "suck it and see". Quite a few gardeners have expertise in this area of gardening, while the rest stick to the more mundane tasks. The easiest way to find out is to have a discussion with your gardener. If not you'll have to look for a specialist.

Some Upper Basildon gardeners will also help with strimming, potting out, digging, garden electrics, garden management, tree planting, garden trellis, water features, disease identification, raised beds, shrub planting, nature gardens, soil health checks, jet washing and other gardening tasks in Upper Basildon, Berkshire.

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