Garden Planning Braintree

Garden Planning in Braintree: 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. Now, some Braintree people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "chap down the street" who tinkers around with gardens. Although many professional gardeners don't have any formal qualifications, they generally have more relevant knowledge than that "fellow down the road" does.

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Everyone likes their garden to be looked after properly and by a gardener who knows his/her stuff. Therefore, your goal must be to locate a gardener in Braintree who does a thorough job and can be depended upon. 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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Even if you've got a small garden, there will be various tasks that require attention in a routine manner. It goes without saying that regular garden maintenance is needed more frequently during the spring and summer months with a decline in the winter. The commonest gardening jobs that folk in Braintree need doing are general cleaning, grass cutting, hedge cutting and weeding. It is likely that your gardener will also help you with patio installation, driveway cleaning, fence repairs and waste clearance.

How much you pay depends on who you hire, the hourly rate for a professional gardener will be at least £20, while you might get away with £10 - £15 if you take a chance on that "bloke down the road". Don't expect miracles, especially on the first session, and count on it taking more than a single hour for your gardener to make much difference to the look of your garden. Sessions of 2 or 3 hours are standard for many gardeners in Braintree. Remember, they have to travel to and from your house, and maybe also get to the tip with your rubbish.

Don't pay any Braintree gardener in advance of the job being done, this is not the norm and they may disappear with your money. Big projects such as fencing or decking may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. If your gardener asks to be paid in cash after the job is complete, this is not something to be worried about and is normal within the trade. To avoid the possibility of disputes in the future always ask your gardener for a receipt.

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At the outset explain to your gardener what your exact requirements are, a job list is also helpful in setting out your priorities. Make the most of having a specialist on hand and follow their guidance with regards to your choice of plants and shrubs. The removal of the waste that has been generated isn't something that all gardeners are prepared to do, make sure that yours does.

Spare a thought for your gardener toiling away on your property with no facilities at hand. Offer them the use of your toilet and perhaps provide a drink. Acts of kindness such as this will make your gardener feel appreciated and he or she will work all the harder for it. Don't be afraid to wander out and have a chat with your gardener when circumstances permit, this will help build a friendly connection with the gardener and encourage a sharing of ideas. It is not however a good idea to pester them constantly which will have the effect of annoying them and slowing the work down.

Certain Braintree gardeners will also assist you with hard landscaping, ponds, bedding plants, shrub planting, winter maintenance, nature gardens, pest control, strimming, raised beds, garden trellis, plant selection, greenhouse assembly, leaf collecting, soil health checks, soft landscaping, garden planters, garden design, irrigation, water features, shed replacement, garden electrics, bush trimming, tree surgery, digging, garden watering, plant sourcing and other types of gardening in Braintree, Essex.

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