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Hiring a tradesman for garden maintenance

A well maintained garden is both a beautiful sight to behold and a big boon for your property: a great garden can add 5-15% to your property’s value! Still, gardening can be slow, hard and tedious. Tasks like trimming the hedges or mowing the lawn do not require a professional, but an experienced Pro will be able to work quickly, and to a better standard. If you want to ensure a beautiful, well-cared-for garden that will be sure to impress, the best thing you can do is to hire a professional.

Finding a reliable gardener can be tough, but Plentific can save you a great deal of time and stress in your search. The Plentific website can quickly generate a bespoke list of tradesmen in your local area that offer the skills you need, and each one will have a Plentific profile where you can view their qualifications, experience and customer reviews. From the Plentific Dashboard you can easily message and manage your Pros, while the Plentific Wallet allows you to make online payments with complete security. By choosing a ‘verified’ Pro, you will also gain the Plentific Guarantee, which can cover your project from start to finish. Whatever your project might be, Plentific is here to help you find your ideal hire.

What do I need to know about garden maintenance?

‘Garden maintenance’ covers a number of jobs, such as hedge trimming, lawn mowing patio cleaning or gutter un-clogging. A gardener will also be able to recommend maintenance tasks that you might not usually consider. For example, you could keep your lawn much healthier by having a gardener handle scarification, aeration, feeding, and so on. The best thing you can do is to start thinking about what specific jobs you need doing, and how often’ you may want to set up a regular programme of garden maintenance, to ensure happy and healthy greenery.

There are certain tasks which may be out of the realm of expertise of your average gardener. One of the biggest is tree surgery, which should be handled by an experienced arboriculturalist (tree surgeon). Jobs better suited for a tree surgeon include chopping down larger trees, crown thinning, tree health assessments, and so on. They may also lack the expertise to tackle certain dangerous roots. Types like Japanese Knotweed require specific expertise to permanently remove; they are resilient and will find it easy to return, even after being sprayed with weedkiller. When looking for potential hires, make sure their experience covers the jobs that you specifically need doing.

Garden maintenance does not require any qualifications, so you will need to look out for experience and customer reviews. Most established tradesmen will have customer reviews that they can show you - if they are hesitant, they are a hire to avoid. Look carefully at the reviews: they should let you know about a choice’s work ethic, expertise and reliability. The latter trait is especially important if you would like to set up a regular care plan! Gardeners may also belong to a national organisation, such as the Horticultural Trades Association. These groups have high standards for professionalism and quality, which members are constantly required to meet. Your final hire will need to have active public liability insurance, as well as a guarantee for their work.

There is no average ‘price’ for garden maintenance, because your quote will depend on exactly what jobs you want done and how often. Other influencing factors include the size of your garden, which is important when it comes to charging for jobs like lawn care. Talk to several potential hires to ensure that you get a fair quote, and ask for a price breakdown; you may find that you can save money by doing certain jobs, such as waste disposal, yourself.

Latest Reviews

by Ren A.
What a fantastic pair of guys! Very rare to find tradesmen with such professional in their conduct as well as doing everything with the greatest of care, absolute attention to detail and the total satisfaction of their client being paramount to them. They would not do anything without my agreement and always came up with options. I've read the other reviews on here which said they'd gone the extra mile and have to say they really do go all out to do what it takes to do the job right, ensure all works perfectly as it should and achieve the best finish. They do not cut corners or use low grade cheap materials. I'm a difficult person to please, but they found the way to make everything work in my tiny 1.7m x 1.8m bathroom and it looks absolutely gorgeous, far exceeding my greatest expectations with a beautiful finish to boot. Their workmanship is of the highest standard and they are total gems who'll i'll come back to over and over and over again in the future.
by Becky S.
Fresh came to my home to do a number of jobs including fitting a new shower and lights. My old house needed a bit of help coming into the modern era but they managed to make everything fit and work perfectly. It's so nice to have a decent shower and lights again! Very fast and professional service. Friendly guys who were clean and neat too! Would highly recommend :)
by Mrs J.
Metin was punctual, polite and professional. We are very pleased with the work he has done today.
by Stacey H.
Back in January we had Fresh Electrical doing a lighting design to the downstairs of our house. We are very very pleased of the outcome and would highly recommend. Lee and Shaun were considerably accommodating to our needs and requirements.