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    Garden Maintainers

    Gardens are fantastic places to enjoy the outdoors, let children play safely and to socialise in the summer months with barbecues, unfortunately, they also require maintenance! grass needs to be cut regularly, plants require daily attention, hedges require clipping and bushes need pruning. Plus lawns also need regular watering in dry hot weather. All this maintenance really pays off in the long run with healthier plants, fewer weeds, a luscious lawn and neat hedges, but it can be hard to find the time. local gardening contractors offer a wide range of planned maintenance services including weeding, watering, grass cutting, pruning and planting. using a gardening company means you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful garden, without having to spend lots of your valuable free time maintaining it!

    Garden Maintenance Jobs

    Maintenance comes with the job of gardening, and to keep gardening a joy, the business of maintenance must be kept to a minimum and cleverly managed. Weeding is one of the most tedious gardening jobs, that's a fact of nature. Given the chance, weeds will take over your garden, crowding out your plants. New gardening products such as weed paper can make life easier, it not only discourages weeds from taking up residence, it also provides a pseudo-compost effect. Weed paper is an important tool at your disposal for weed prevention, but is not foolproof, although most weeds will succumb, some of those more stubborn types will need some good old fashioned manual weeding.

    But if you line your walkways, borders and any unused beds with paper, you will need to do much less manual weeding. Other common maintenance tasks to consider are water and food, pinching, pruning, and plucking. Watering is so important on so many levels that you should incorporate it into your garden design at the outset if possible. If your garden is too is small to bother with the expense of installing an irrigation system, then you will probably have to resort to the tried and tested use of a watering can.

    If you use a sprinkler system of any kind, be sure to water in the early morning hours or the evening to reduce the water lost to evaporation. Finally regular pinching and pruning can encourage bigger fruits, flowers and berries. By eliminating tiny suckers and limbs, you can direct your plant's full energy into the main stems, by cutting back you can see an increase in yield.

    Garden Maintenance Costs

    If you only need someone for weeding and pruning, lawn mowing, hedge trimming and upkeep, garden/shrub clearance, strimming and re-planting or watering on a weekly or monthly basis, then you’ll probably be best employing a gardener who charges at an hourly rate. These gardeners will have expert knowledge and will be willing to work only when required, typically charging around £8 to £10 per hour for basic gardening services. Some gardening companies will offer fixed price plans, particularly after a major landscaping job has been completed, this service will include regularly inspecting the work and making sure all additional maintenance work is completed before things get out of hand.

    These garden maintenance contracts are typically around £75 to £100 per month. To find a reliable and professional gardener for either one off or ongoing maintenance tasks, simply enter your details into the free quote system on this site to have 3 local gardeners get in touch with you to discuss your needs and provide free, no obligation quotations.

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