Gardener Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks Gardeners: Bringing in some outside assistance to knock a tired and bedraggled garden back into shape is something many busy people have to do these days, especially after a long and blustery winter. It is tempting to call on the "fellow down the street" who helps out your neighbour, or you could actually bring in a proper Sevenoaks gardener. The thing is that the "fellow down the road" will know how to trim your hedge and mow your lawn, but probably not much else, whilst a professional will have more in depth knowledge.

Sevenoaks Gardener

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 Sevenoaks who can be depended upon to do a fine job. If you've got trees, plants and shrubs needing special attention, this will become more important still. Don't put up with "rogue trader" gardeners, choose a dependable one.

Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. The frequency of visits by your gardener will increase throughout the spring and summer and may not be necessary at all in winter. Typically and are the more common jobs that folk with gardens in Sevenoaks need done. Most Sevenoaks gardeners will also take on jobs like and .

Gardeners in Sevenoaks

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. It would be unfair to expect any gardener to whip your garden into shape in just a single hour, so count on it taking longer than this. It would not be that unusual for a gardener to have a minimum visit time of 2 to 3 hours. When you take into consideration travelling time, getting equipment on and off the van, and going to the local tip with your garden waste, this is understandable.

Asking for money up front is not normal for gardeners (unlike builders), so be extra careful if they do. Exceptions to this rule could be in respect of large projects such as hard landscaping where considerable amounts of materials are needed. Many Sevenoaks gardeners favour payment in cash, very few will take cards, they will only ask after you have approved their work. Insist on getting a receipt especially where cash is involved, this will avoid any disputes about unpaid work later on.

Be transparent about your requirements before any work begins, give the gardener a rota of tasks that you would like to be done. 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. Ensure that the gardener will take away lawn cuttings, weeds and twigs afterwards, not all do this.

Sevenoaks gardeners can generally help you with tree surgery, garden design, snow clearance, bedding plants, artificial turf, commercial gardening, raised beds and walling, shrub planting, soft landscaping, tree planting, garden management, power washing, water features, plant selection and other gardening services in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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