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Finding a Gardener in Wantage: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. That help should come in the shape of a professional Wantage gardener with a bit of experience, and not the "fellow down the street" who knocks on your door and offers to jet wash your patio. The chances are that "guy down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications. Ultimately, you will have to choose what is best for your garden.

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It is never a good idea to have somebody looking after your garden who doesn't know what they're doing. Therefore you must find a gardener in Wantage who can be depended upon to do a fine job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Get yourself a good gardener, don't just settle for any old one.

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Even if you've got a small garden, there will be various tasks that require attention in a routine manner. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. Typically people with gardens in Wantage need jobs done like hedge trimming, general cleaning, grass cutting and weeding. Many gardeners will also be happy to take care of jobs like waste clearance, fence repairs, cleaning driveways and laying patios

Gardeners rates vary, but professionals will probably set you back around £20 per hour, with that "fellow down the street" accepting perhaps £10 or £12 for the same time period. Generally a professional gardener will want to spend more than one hour on your garden. It's not uncommon for a gardener to request at least two hour minimum visit times. This isn't surprising when you appreciate that they have to get to and from your house, load/unload, and resposibly dispose of your waste at the local recycling centre.

It should never be necessary to pay your gardener in advance of doing the work, give short shrift to anybody who asks for this. Once your garden is finished you should expect to be asked for payment in cash, because most gardeners prefer this. No matter what form of payment you agree on, be sure to get a receipt so there are no arguments later on.

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Make sure your gardener is clear about your requirements, give him/her a list of jobs before they begin. 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. Make sure that all twigs, weeds and lawn cuttings will be removed and disposed of afterwards, certain gardeners don't do this. 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. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. 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. Occasionally is the key word with this approach however, don't hold them up by standing over them and nattering all day long.

Wantage Garden Design: It may be the case that you do not just want your garden to be tidied, but would like a complete re-design. Not all gardeners who do routine maintenance will be skilled in the design area of gardening. A quick discussion should soon reveal if your gardener is comfortable dealing with garden design. If not you'll have to look for a specialist.

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