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Finding a Gardener in Watford: 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. Now you could call in a proper Watford gardener or you could try the "bloke down the street". The chances are that "chap down the street" will not have much gardening knowledge, while the professional garder will probably have horticultural qualifications. You will need to decide which gardener is most suitable for your requirements.

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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. Thus, your primary goal ought to be to find a gardener in the Watford district who is known for doing a good job and is regarded as being dependable. Trees and shrubs may require expert management, meaning this is more important than ever. Hire a professional gardener and never settle for second best.

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Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. It is essential to get these jobs done even more frequently when spring and then summer arrives. In general general cleaning, weeding, hedge trimming and mowing lawns are the common jobs that people in Watford need doing in their gardens. Jobs like patio installation, waste clearance, cleaning driveways and repairing fences are also something most Watford gardeners will tackle.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "bloke down the street" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. One hours work is not enough to make much impression on your garden, so you should reckon on them needing to spend more time than this. Most will want to put in at least 2 to 3 hours at a time to make it worth their while. They have to allow for other things such as disposing of your garden waste at the local rubbish tip, unloading tools and equipment, and actually getting to and from your home.

If a gardener asks for payment up front you should be very wary, as this is not normal practice. Ensure you have some cash to hand on gardening day because most gardeners prefer this kind of payment when they have finished. Always insist on a receipt whether you pay by cheque, cash or card, proof of payment is important in case of any future arguments.

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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. Don't be afraid to ask for advice, your gardener is the best person to tell you which plants are best for your garden. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not. Being left with large quantities of garden waste is something that you need to avoid.

Gardening makes you thirsty so keep yours supplied with drinks if you're at home. Keeping a gardener "sweet" with little acts of kindness like this may be repaid by increased efforts on their part. To keep a friendly rapport going with your gardener and to gain the maximum benefit from their knowledge, pop out for a chat whenever you get the chance. This is not to say you should stand there all day gabbing, this will merely hinder your gardener and stop him/her from doing their job.

Watford Garden Design: A gardener who clips your hedge or mows your grass may not necessarily be good at designing a garden. Many gardeners prefer to stick to the regular tasks such as grass cutting and hedge trimming, leaving design and landscaping to others. Your gardener will soon let you know if he/she is confident about this branch of gardening. In many instances it becomes necessary to bring in an expert.

Some Watford gardeners will also help with garden planters, soft landscaping, hedge planting, garden design, digging, garden electrics, potting out, ponds, hard landscaping, plant sourcing, leaf collecting, tree planting, disease identification, strimming, shrub planting, irrigation, garden tidying, soil health checks, bush trimming, raised beds, pest control, bedding plants, garden trellis, shed replacement, winter maintenance and other garden related services in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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