Landscaping Thame

Landscaping in Thame: 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. Before you let someone loose on your prized garden you should consider the options. Should you call on a specialist Thame gardener or the "guy down the street" who has a go at anything? Generally speaking that "bloke down the street" will have very little gardening knowledge, while any self-respecting Thame gardener be bursting with horticultural expertise.

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You certainly want a gardener who will treat your garden with respect and not cause it any harm or damage. So, finding a trustworthy and reliable Thame gardener is something you should take care in doing. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, when certain shrubs and trees are involved. Don't get stuck with rogues and cowboys, hire a proper gardener.

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The jobs that need doing on a routine basis are much the same with both large and small gardens in Thame. Gardener visits will generally need to be more regular in spring and summer, with jobs being done more frequently. The more commonly required jobs that need doing in Thame gardens are weeding, grass cutting, hedge trimming and general cleaning. Additional tasks like driveway cleaning, patio installation, garden fencing and waste removal will also be within the capabilities of most experienced gardeners.

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. One hour in your garden is not very much and the average gardener will need to spend more time than that to get much done. Some gardeners may even insist on a minimum slot of two or three hours. This is not greed or stretching the job out, but simply making allowances for travel, unloading and waste removal when necessary.

Give short shrift to any Thame gardener who expects to be paid up front before doing any work. Big projects such as garden fencing may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. 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 plastic, cash or cheque, having proof of payment prevents later quarrels.

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Don't just leave them to get on with it, make sure your explain your exact requirements before they start. Don't be afraid to ask for advice, your gardener is the best person to tell you which plants are best for your garden. Establish that all of the weeds, lawn trimmings and resulting waste will be removed, they don't all offer this service.

Gardening is thirsty work, so don't forget to make a hot or cold drink for your gardener to keep his/her spirits up. Small things like this will help make the gardener happy in his/her work and a contented gardener may work harder on your behalf. Having regular discussions with your gardener helps you to keep abreast of the latest ideas, and also develop a friendly relationship. This doesn't mean you should stay there chattering all day though, you will be simply delaying their progress.

Certain Thame gardeners will also assist you with leaf clearance, watering, potting out, bush trimming, shrub planting, shed assembly, digging, artificial turf, winter maintenance, garden design, plant selection, soil health checks, greenhouse assembly, bedding plants, soft landscaping, water features, garden trellis, irrigation, plant sourcing, hedge planting, garden pest control, pond cleaning, garden management, garden tidying, nature gardens, raised beds and other forms of gardening in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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