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So, you have a beautiful lawn but don’t have enough time to keep it maintained. Well, there is no need to worry because you can hire a professional gardener who can come over and keep your lawn looking beautiful.
But hiring a gardener is not an easy task. You can Google ‘gardening services near me’ and get a list of providers, but then you have to decide who’s suitable for the job.
Here are some simple tips that you should follow to get the right gardener.
The most important thing that you should check for in a gardener is their knowledge about gardening. Make sure that they have at least a diploma or certificate in horticulture.
You would never want to risk the life of your plants, so make sure you hire the most qualified gardener.
A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
– Miranda Kerr
Check Online Reviews
If the gardener you are interested in has an online platform, look at their reviews. Online reviews will help you judge the quality of service this gardener can provide.
Ask For References
A great way to satisfy yourself and to know about the work quality of the gardener is to ask for references. Every experienced gardener would have a list of their previous customers.
Just ask for the contact information of a few so you can call and ask about their experience with that particular gardener. Also, specifically, ask if they would recommend that gardener or not.
Tell Them What Services You Want
Before you hire a gardener, make sure that you tell them your requirements and what services you would like to have. Some people only hire a gardener to look after their plants. Others hire them for lawn mowing services to cut overgrown grass and shrubs, whereas, or to look after and maintain their entire yard.
It is essential to tell the gardener about the type of service you want so that they can make a schedule accordingly, and most importantly, they can quote the price depending on the services.
Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.
– Edwin Curran
Interview Several Gardeners
Don’t just interview one gardener and hire them. Do proper research by interviewing multiple gardeners and know their skills, experience, and qualifications.
Also, ask them about the services that they will provide and note down their quotes. Once you interview several gardeners, compare each from the other and pick the best one with reasonable charges.
Once you have chosen the gardener to hire, don’t hesitate to negotiate garden quotes because you never know if your negotiation can convince the gardener to reduce their price.
Don’t doubt your negotiating skills, and never step back from doing so as it can save you money.
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
– Luther Burbank
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.