Should I employ a gardener to maintain my garden?

Posted on August 23, 2021 at 2:27 pm

A skilled gardener offers far more than just watering and weeding but what, exactly, should you look for when employing a gardener?

Gardeners, and the services they offer, are many and varied, and if you’re thinking of employing one your first step should be to decide what kind of work you need doing. A hard-working and reliable gardener can do the jobs you do not have time to do, freeing you up to enjoy your garden more. It is cheaper to employ an unskilled or novice gardener who should be able to do jobs such as mowing the lawn, raking up leaves or digging over beds. Gardeners with experience should be sought however if you are considering redesigning the garden and want an expert opinion on which plants to buy and where they should be planted. Keep in mind that you should not expect a gardener to do the jobs that a landscaper would do, such as lay a patio, build a wall or put up a garden building.

Whether you choose a novice gardener or a more experienced person they should be able to provide you with references. If you decide to take on someone who has not been in business long, try them out on a small job first, so that you can see the quality of their work.

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