Lawn Maintenance Thame

Lawn Maintenance in Thame: Nobody likes to see their garden looking a little the worse for wear, so fetching in some outside help is always a possibility if you can't find the time to spare. Before you let someone loose on your prized garden you should consider the options. Should you call on a specialist Thame gardener or the "fella down the street" who has a go at anything? Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "guy down the road" does. Hopefully, reading this article will help you in your decision.

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Gardeners who know their stuff will have respect for your garden and treat it much as they would their own. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Thame gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. Some plants and trees need special care, in which case this is even more important. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

Lawn Maintenance Thame

Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. These jobs will need doing more regularly in the spring and summer and perhaps not at all in the winter. Typically people with gardens in Thame need jobs done like lawn mowing, general cleaning, weeding and hedge pruning. More involved tasks might include: driveway cleaning, repairing fences, laying patios and waste clearance.

Good gardeners don't come cheap, a professional gardener is likely to charge you £20 per hour or more, while that "bloke down the street" might do it for £10 to £12 per hour. You should anticipate your gardener needing more time than one hour is he/she is to get your garden looking good again. You might find that your gardener will not be interested in visits of less than two hours. Travel to and away from your home, bringing in and taking away mowers and tools, and the responsible disposal of your waste all have to be factored in.

Be extremely suspicious of any Thame gardener who requests money up front before doing the job. Don't be surprised if your gardener asks for cash payment, this isn't unusual, but of course only when the work is finished. Having proof of payment is essential to avoid quarrels about unpaid bills, so make sure you get a receipt.

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Giving a clear understanding of just what needs doing before work begins, will better help your gardener meet your expectations. Ask your gardener about your specific garden conditions and get advice about the best plants to grow to get the perfect results. Check that your gardener will remove any waste such as lawn trimmings and branches, some do not. You really do not want to be stuck with a huge mound of garden waste that is difficult to dispose of.

It is customary to offer your gardener a hot or cold drink, though many bring their own refreshments. Such thoughfulness will be appreciated and should ensure that your gardener does the best job possible. 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. However, don't follow them around all day, generally getting in their way and bombarding them with constant questions.

Certain Thame gardeners will also assist you with hedge planting, soil health checks, garden planters, irrigation, plant sourcing, strimming, snow clearance, garden pest control, garden composting, bedding plants, tree planting, hard landscaping, greenhouse assembly, garden design, garden management, shed replacement, bush trimming, disease identification, shrub planting, water features, garden electrics, digging, winter maintenance, tree surgery, garden tidying, potting out and other forms of gardening in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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