Leaf Raking Thame

Leaf Raking in Thame: You shouldn't be afraid to ask for some assistance if your garden in Thame is in a bit of a mess and you don't really have the time to do it yourself. Should you hire a professional Thame gardener or the "fellow down the street" who does gardens cheap? While you don't need horticultural qualifications to be a gardener, most professional gardeners in the Thame area will have a lot more knowledge than that "fella down the road" is likely to have. The decision as they say is yours.

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A gardener who knows precisely what they're doing will treat your garden with the respect that it deserves. So, be certain to locate a gardener in Thame who you know you can trust. If you've got trees, plants and shrubs needing special attention, this will become more important still. Get a dependable Thame gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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Gardens are all about routine maintenance, with jobs to be done fortnightly or monthly, even with smaller gardens. Such jobs require even more attention during spring and summer when rain and heat generates increased growth. The more commonplace place tasks that need doing in Thame gardens are likely to be trimming hedges, lawn mowing, general tidying and weeding. It isn't unusual for professional Thame gardeners to help you out with waste clearance, cleaning driveways, garden fencing 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. In order to make much difference to your garden, most gardeners will need to invest more than an hour of hard graft. Most gardeners will have a minimum visit time of 2 hours. It is not just a case of working on your garden, they need to allow for travelling time and visits to the local rubbish tip.

Payment in advance is not something that gardeners usually ask for, so be cautious if your gardener requires this. Many Thame gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. To avoid the possibility of disputes in the future always ask your gardener for a receipt.

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Before the gardener gets to work on your garden make sure he or she is clear about your requirements, a list of expected tasks might help. Knowing which plants are most suitable for your garden's condition isn't always easy, so ask your gardener for advice on this. It is always a good idea to check if your gardener includes the removal of waste in his/her service, this is not always the case. When they have done a good job of tidying your garden they should really take away the rubbish.

Working outdoors can be tough and thirsty work, so make sure that there is the offer of a cold or hot drink to help the day along. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. 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. Do not take this to the extreme however, and impede their work with constant babbling, they may become frustrated and not do a proper job.

Certain Thame gardeners will also assist you with potting out, garden composting, bedding plants, tree surgery, garden trellis, raised beds, garden watering, irrigation, strimming, soft landscaping, plant selection, artificial grass, shed replacement, digging, snow clearance, hedge planting, shrub planting, bush trimming, garden management, plant sourcing, nature gardens, water features, tree planting, winter maintenance, garden electrics, garden pest control and other kinds of gardening in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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